A Glittering Mystery.


That’s what Bride Maya is – glittering. And if anyone knows where you can buy such a flawless honey-hued epidermis I’d be VERY interested to know.

She and Adam were married in Shoreditch Town Hall followed by a reception at The Boundary restaurant.

There was fabulous fashion.

There were beautiful DIY-By-The-Bride florals.

There was some of the coolest W-day transport I have ever seen…….

And the way all the fun the guests were having was captured? PERFECTION.


Like A Princess

Maya The Bride: My wedding dress was by Jenny Packham, it was her ‘Bonnie dress’ and I loved the vintage feel of the dress. I knew I wanted it instantly, it was only the second dress I’d tried on. I hadn’t known before picking it but the Duchess Kate had worn it in colour blush to a gala.


Simple Sparkle

I had no accessories only a pair of diamond stud earings from Adams mum as my something borrowed. The dress was head to toe sheen with crystals I didn’t need any more sparkle!

My shoes were from Faith, sparkly sandals with a kitten heel 1920’s style.


I Fancied Him A LOT

We bought all the groomsmen and bridesmaid outfits. Groomsmen matched the groom wearing the same colour scheme of navy blue. The bridesmaids dresses matched the flowers – drawn out romantic colours. They were from Coast and my little nieces dress was from Monsoon.

Adam wore a navy suit , waistcoat and brogues from the Kooples and his tie was from Armarni. He looked very dapper with a gold pocket watch chain. He wears a suit for work everyday but I have to say this suit was made for him and I fancied him a lot in it!



Sylvia my mother in law did my hair, she’s a hairdresser. I had a makeup artist called Becky from Laura Mercier who was great. I’d had a makeover by her to get tips to do my make-up myself but she was so good I asked her to do it for me on the day. Which I am so glad about because on the day with nerves it was so nice to sit back and relax!


DIY Blooms

I did all the flowers myself. I bought all the flowers from the Covent Garden flower market, the day before at 6am!! I had help from my mum and bridesmaids, Emma and Natalie and we arranged them all in my kitchen! I had collected jars, bottles for months and these were my vases for the flowers on the tables.

The flowers I picked were: hydrangeas, roses, daisies, Scabiosa’s, Wax flower, lavender, just to name a few. I chose drawn out romantic colours.



I found Tarah Coonan through a recommendation online. After visiting her website and seeing her portfolio of pictures I knew she was the one for me! I loved her candid shots, with a relaxed feel and beautiful moments captured. Once meeting her we thought she was one of the most loveliest people we have ever met and loves weddings, which made me feel calm and relaxed on the day.


M & A

My cakes were made by Victoria Smith, one of my very close friends and soon to turn professional baker. She made a centre piece cake for us to cut which was a chocolate cake with a Grenache coating. And she made cupcakes to surround it. There were three different flavours, vanilla and jam, red velvet and chocolate. They were arranged on a collection of vintage cupcake stands. They were stunning she had adorned them all with either handmade edible flowers or our initials M and A’s.


I chose Tori to make them as she is extremely talented at what she does. Her cakes are not only stunning but taste sensational, having anyone else would have felt wrong and would not have lived up to the occasion. Its just an added bonus she’s one of my best friends so her making our cakes felt very special.


Soulful Sounds

We had live music after dinner, by an artist called ShezAr (Labyrinths sister), she sang just with her guitarist. My brother is friends with her and recommended her. The first time I’d heard ShezAr’s voice I wanted her straight away, she sang songs like wonderwall in a soulful voice – she was amazing!

We then had Wedding Smashers as our DJ’s who I cannot recommend enough. I wanted them as they offered something totally different from all other Dj’s. I love their style. They’re not your cheesy wedding DJ’s at all.


Crying With Laughter

Our wedding was so special to us for reasons such as it was near home in an area which means a lot to us and with only really close people. Every single person there we are both so close to and I think this is what made such an overwhelming atmosphere on the day. We both come from very close families too and at the reception my sister had surprised us with a music video she had made of all our family my side and Adams and I cannot describe how funny it was, everybody was crying with laughter. This made our day, it was so special, thoughtful, and hilarious!


My advice would be just to make your wedding day tailored to all your likes, don’t do anything because you think you have to. Don’t compromise on your own tastes and style. It’s your day! Also don’t overcomplicate the day either, it goes so quickly so just enjoy it!


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Reception Venue – The Boundary
Brides Gown – Jenny Packham “Bonnie”
Bridesmaids Dresses – Coast
Grooms Suit – The Kooples
Entertainment – The Wedding Smashers
Photography – Tarah Coonan

See? see what I mean about Maya’s peachy complexion?!

And that dress well…..

I die.

Big Glittering Love

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

37 thoughts on “A Glittering Mystery.

  1. For my next wedding I would like this dress and to travel by tuk-tuk. Many thanks.

    Also, what a gorgeous wedding and I am VERY impressed with the flowers! What a stunning job and amazing choice of complimenting blooms.

    Massive congratulations!

    p.s. I also LOVE the confetti shot with the dude holding the flowers for the cake table. He looks like he is having the time of his life!

  2. What an amazing dress! I love it! The photos are amazing -relaxed but stylish- they really convey what a special day it was for everyone.

  3. The dress is just beautiful and beautifully worn too…the Coast bridesmaids’ dresses were perfect for the wedding. And the flowers – how talented is Maya that she did them all herself?! They look completely professionally done. The reception venue looks amazing and yes the transport brought a big smile! Lovely!

  4. Oh my gosh, that dress!!! Amazing!! The flowers! Also amazing!! Those cakes look delish too!

    All in all it’s just gorgeous! x

  5. Wow I don’t even know where to start with this wedding. I love an inner city wedding, especially in that there London, and this one does not disappoint!!

    That dress is stunning, looks like it was made especially for Maya and what a very dapper groom. Loving the Kooples suit!

    Those flowers are also incredible and the seating plan is just beautiful!

    Congratulations guys xxx

  6. WOW! I see what you mean about the dress……stunning!! 🙂

    I do love a city wedding & this certainly didn’t disappoint!!
    The flowers, the bridesmaid dresses, the table plan, the cake table – just gorgeous!!

    Congrats guys on a fabulous day xxx

    Oooo I nearly forgot – awesome photography too!! 🙂

  7. Beautiful! I love the graffiti backdrops and the rickshaw photos, and the dress is incredible. This is a tough act for any of us to follow!

  8. When I saw a picture of the bride’s dress on Facebook I clicked through quicker than you could say ‘my name is Emma and I am a glitter addict’ because I just knew that this wedding would be oozing pretty. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Not only does the bride look a-mazing – but those bridesmaid dresses are also to die for!! I love the two-tone shades!! xx

  9. Ah, I loves me some City Chic too! This is gorgeous. Flowers are beautiful (i love wax flower, so dainty but tough)

    Fave pic of the day is the one of the granny clapping, she looks like my Nan, it made me have a happy!


  10. What a beautiful wedding! The dress is absolutely gorgeous and the picture capture their happiness incredibly well!
    A very, very cool London wedding.

  11. Yay <3 a city wedding too! It's so nice to see someone do their own flowers too 🙂 I've always planned on doing this so it's encouraging to see it done so well! Also please can I have that lovely skin tone for my wedding??

  12. What a beautiful wedding! I absolutely love that Maya is laughing in most of the Pictures, it truly looks like their happiest day ever!

  13. Thank you so much everyone! It was a beautiful wedding to photograph, but most importantly, Maya and Adam and their families made me feel so welcome. The ceremony was emotional and the rest of the day was full of laughter and love. It was such a pleasure to be a part of it 🙂

  14. I love love love that dress! Been trying to find it for a while know – if anyone knows where it’s still in stock please do tell! This is such a beautiful wedding, and looks like so much fun. Amazing photos too! xx

  15. wonderful wedding and fantastic dress! I love it! do you sell the dress? I would be really interested in buying it.

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