Ace Hotel London Wedding
Mei & Andy:
We thought venue hunting would be the hardest part, but turned out to be the easiest decision! We searched for a venue that felt informal and fun, where we’d feel we could still be ourselves on the day. Ace Hotel
was only the second venue we saw, and as soon as we stepped inside we knew that was the venue. The style and layout of the venue ticked all the boxes and it had the added bonus of a beautiful terrace overlooking the city. Our first date was in Shoreditch, practically across the road from Ace, so it was meant to be!
Catherine Deane Bride
I had no idea what kind of dress I would like. I just knew I had to feel comfortable and still staying true to my style. I tried on a few dresses before stumbling across Catherine Deane
on Instagram. Their boutique in East London was in the coolest warehouse and the first dress I tried on, I knew it was the one! In terms of jewellery, I am obsessed with gold so it was no brainer - gold shoes, earring and wedding bands!
The Flowers & Decor
We didn’t really have a theme. We loved the industrial chic décor of Ace Hotel and with that skyline, we really didn’t need to add too much. At the same time, we wanted to add our personal touches to the venue and put our own stamp on things.
Our florist, Grace Mary
complimented the venue with more greenery/foliage around fittings, chairs and on the tables. We also created a hanging flower wall from the bar. We brought flowers from Covent Garden Flower Market the day before and on the morning of the wedding, we used individual stems, hung from underneath the bar with fishing wire to create the display. One other thing we thought would fit with the look and feel of the venue was writing our table plans on big palm leaves! Something in the end worked really well, was different and a bit of a conversation starter.
Our wedding favours were small succulents, which doubled up as table décor. We also had a selfie wall, where we left an Instax camera, a sharpie (for a personalised message) and pegs for guests to take and hang their photo.
We also made our own doughnut wall. It was really easy to make and something fun for us to do together. All we needed was a pegboard, paint, dowels, doilies and of course the doughnuts, which we ordered from Krispy Kreme and Crosstown. It was a great centerpiece for the day and everyone seemed to love it, taking loads of pictures (and doughnuts)!