Inspiration

The colours, fashion and floristry at this stylish London wedding are simply delicious. Forest green, mixed with crisp white and subtle blue thistle and blush accents look truly spectacular. Especially against the exposed brick and wooden trestle tables of Brixton East's industrial, warehouse venue. But Anna, oh my Bride Anna. What a real beauty and contemporary bride in her Rime Arodaky separates. I love the lace 'Caplan' crop top and 'Arizona' skirt combo. It is perfect for this fun celebration metres away from the couples home and suits her down to the ground. Plus her braided up do. All the heart eyes. Hermione McCosh Photography has captured this couples personalities wonderfully, wait until you see the epic pic of them being lifted up by the crowd.

The Venue

Anna the Bride: Having moved together to Brixton straight after uni, we absolutely wanted to get married at home - our home, not our parents’. The venue is across the road from our flat, perhaps 40 metres from our front door, so we certainly managed to stay local!

Help

We have lots of talented friends, so luckily everything involved them. Clare from uni made our wonderful and delicious cake, two different friends DJ’d, two incredible friends did all the flowers (accept the gorgeous bouquets and button holes made by JamJar Flowers). Susan Early (one of my bridesmaid’s mum) weaved willow hoops for us to hang flowers from. We made rhubarb vodka. Ben’s mum made the favours... a real tribute to how incredible they all are.

Wedding

We wanted everything to be very relaxed. We got married at the beautiful Peckham registry office on the Wednesday just with our parents, then jumped in a cab to go to our favourite place in South London, The Dairy in Clapham. We then spent Thursday getting Brixton East ready with lots of friends and family, then had everyone back at ours for a huge curry before shipping them off to get some beauty sleep. Food was all served in big sharing plates which worked given the little space between the tables, but also we liked it, again, being a more relaxed affair. Our caterer had a great idea to serve all the sides in tiffin boxes - I love that.

Advice

A tip I’d give any bride - go and buy your own booze! We made a holiday of it with all the family and inlaws, staying for a week in a gorgeous villa with a pool, tennis court, gorgeous weather, and only a 20 minute drive away from hundreds of Vinyards. We got our champagne from a tiny little producer called Vollereux - hugely regarded but small and family own, so much better value. All the wine came from majestic at a great rate, and they pay for you to come over and get it. We stayed here: beautiful - https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1274843a? cid=E_inquiryconfirmation_DB_T_20150130_propphoto_image_LOTH

Written by Lorna Shaw

Dress Designer: Rime Arodaky - ‘Caplan’ top, ‘Arizona’ skirt | Bridal Boutique: The Mews | Earrings: Jenny Packham - 'Tesoro Earrings, Rhodium’ | Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Berganza | Bridal Shoes: L.K Bennett | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS | Grooms Suit: Paul Smith | Hair: Myra Davis | Venue: Brixton East 1871 | Caterers : Hill Food COmpnay | Flowers: Jam Jar Flowers | Lighting: London Lighting Company | Willow Hoops: Susan Early | Entertainment: Nick Garcia | Cake: Pop Bakery

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