What Made Your Day Unique
The guests had 45 mins of pre-wedding drinks at The Asylum chapel before the bridal party arrived. My bridesmaids, my mum and I all travelled to The Asylum in a vintage bus where we had our own pre-drinks which meant everyone was really relaxed before the ceremony. The only wedding I've been to where the guests cheered a bride down the aisle. We wrote our own vows and only shared them at the ceremony so that was incredibly moving, and Mark our celebrant had vow's for the guests also. They promised to support us in our marriage which was a great way to involve everyone. The day was all about being relaxed and informal. We wanted the party to start from the moment our friends and family arrived. We had burgers for lunch and hilarious polaroid place sittings, plus, an epic group karaoke instead of a first dance.
Asylum Chapel WeddingThe Asylum has been the location for many a London ceremony and Rock My Wedding feature, with vows and promises made in front of magical fairy light and candle covered altars, plus, the added bonus of lots of dappled light flooding in those beautiful stain glass windows. Siobhan and Joshua made their Asylum chapel wedding their own by enjoying pre-wedding drinks and canapes there, walking down the aisle with both their parents and saying their own written vows to one another. The captures by The Wild Bride literally tell it all, with tears, laughter, cheers and tender moments. It's just lovely.
Inspiration & Styling
Relaxed and fun. we wanted it to feel more like a party than a wedding so everything was built around that premise. Pinterest was a big go-to in regards to styling but The Asylum venue pretty much speaks for itself. I had seen a wedding at The Asylum where I had loved the way they had finished it with candles & eucalyptus so I used that as our inspiration. I found Treea (London Flower Farmer) on Instagram also because I loved her wild approach. We then used old liquor bottles as candle holders on the reception tables which I'd seen online and as mentioned created place settings using polaroids of funny pictures of our guests. Josh and I collected those together building up to the wedding which was hilarious. I also made Josh, my parents and bridesmaids individual photobooks.