Recommended venue 100 Barrington provided the perfect location for Ally and Nick's London wedding complete with Caribbean food, black cabs and street art. Capturing this incredible multicultural wedding was, Recommended photographer, Carrie Lavers whose style and ability to capture candid moments won Ally and Nick over. But, making all Ally's bridal dreams come true was Recommended designer, Story Of My Dress. We love Ally's look with a layered skirt and pearl-encrusted top. Wait until you see the burnt orange bridesmaid dresses, fabric sign and pampas grass decor too. Nailed it!
100 Barrington wedding with bridal separates, pampas grass decor and hanging fabric sign
Although we missed a lot of overseas family and friends, we were so excited to finally say I do and have our wedding. Every part of our day was carefully considered and included so many of our friends and family. It was all our friends and family and all our suppliers who made it happen sedulously. It was truly unforgettable.
Our wedding at 100 Barrington in London was very chilled with Caribbean roots. The catering was a bespoke menu created for us to reflect our heritage, upbringing and worldly travels together. It included lots of rum punch and fans as wedding favours, giving a nod to Barbados. We also had his (Espresso Martini) and her (Eastern Standard) cocktails to create excitement. Although we are South Londoners we were originally supposed to get married in Hampshire. But were dawn to the bright street art around urban Brixton. Our day was a fusion from beginning to end.
We wanted to stay local and support our local suppliers. Carrie naturally captures various skin tones so well (so essential to us) and those raw, tender moments that are often missed. Hayley and Fiona were chosen because they could work well with all our bridesmaids and me, who all have different hair types and skin tones. Natalie, Vivid London, and Sabel were, 100 Barrington's, recommended suppliers. Sabel was fantastic at creating a bespoke menu with a blend of Caribbean and Britishness. Close friends recommended our ring maker, Simon, who had made Ally's bespoke engagement ring and our wedding bands too.
Good food, good music and Black Cabs perfectly encapsulated Ally and Nick's heritage and love of London.
Stick to what you want. Look into alternative champagne. We got ours from Aldi and received so many compliments! Get wedding insurance, (if you still can!) Ours was vital over the pandemic and for other reasons too. Book one nice meal together the week before your big day, just the two of you to absorb the fact that you're about to have the most epic day ever! Finish all wedding prep at least 3-4 days in advance so you can enjoy the lead-up and take time to get your nails done. Enjoy every moment of wedding planning, it goes by so quickly.
If there's one thing we're certain of it's that Ally has THE MOST infectious smile. After several postponements, we're so pleased her 100 Barrington wedding to Nick turned out beautifully in the end. But, Ally's wedding journey as a Black bride wasn't as straightforward as it should have been. It's an illuminating, passionate and honest read, and we can't thank her enough for sharing it and her wedding day with us.