The vibe Bethan & John tried to create for their wedding day at Recommended Venue, 100 Barrington, was retro city chic, fun, and casual! The inspiration for the wedding styling came from Bethan & John’s engagement. The couple got engaged in Italy so they wanted to bring a bit of that retro Italian glamour to the day! The groom and groomsmen wore timeless black tuxedos and, at the cocktail hour, they served Aperol spritz and limoncello shots with Mediterranean food. Bethan & John brought a piece of Italy to Brixton and we’re here for it! We’re obsessed with those pops of sage green in the stationery and signage by Recommended Supplier, Papier! This beautiful day was captured by the incredible Recommended Supplier, Caitlin & Jones!

Vintage glam black tie wedding at 100 Barrington in London with a short wedding reception dress

Bethan: The most meaningful moments were the ceremony, speeches and our personal vows. We had speeches from my best friend, my dad, John and the best man, which all made us laugh and cry. I raised a toast for my brother who passed away 5 years ago and I’m so glad we got to bring his memory into the day.

John: If I had to choose a favourite moment, it would be seeing Bethan walk down the aisle - I've never seen her pulling that face before! So excited and nervous.

Bethan & John

Vintage Glam Wedding at 100 Barrington

For Bethan & John’s wedding at 100 Barrington, the vibe was retro, fun, city chic, or as we like to say, vintage glam! The black tie wedding fashion and neutral colour palette give the wedding a classic and timeless feel. Whereas the pop of colour in the wedding stationery and flowers and the stunning short wedding reception dress add to the fun and retro vibe. It was the best of both worlds! Bethan recommends making a Pinterest board to help stick with your vision. Sharing this with your wedding suppliers can also help them understand what you’re expecting.

Humanist Wedding Ceremony

Bethan & John legally married the week before at Marylebone Town Hall in London, so this meant they could make the ceremony at 100 Barrington super personal. Bethan & John’s brother-in-law conducted the ceremony. He interviewed the couple separately and told the story of how they met from each of their perspectives. So cute! He had also arranged for some of their closest friends to give little quotes where everyone laughed and cried. John's great auntie Marie read, I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman' and Bethan’s sister read, Maybe by Anon.

We are obsessed with the party vibes! Everyone looks like they’re having the best time at this stylish city wedding

If you're in doubt about a band - go for it! The Nomad Roaming Band brought such amazing vibes and got everyone on the dance floor. Have all the bridesmaids! There’s something so special about seeing your best friends from different walks of life come together.

Bethan & John

A city wedding (especially one at 100 Barrington) wouldn’t be complete without cocktails and one hell of a party! Bethan & John had an epic wedding band that they couldn’t recommend more. They got everyone on the dance floor, and more importantly, kept them there all night long! Looking for your own wedding band? Here’s our advice on choosing a wedding band. What about the drink inspiration? We’ve got you. Take a look at the best wedding cocktail ideas with fun ideas for naming your signature drinks too!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: 100 Barrington | Photography: Caitlin & Jones | Florist: Rust Bloom | Food: Sabel | Stationery: Papier | Band: NoMad Roaming Band | Cakes: Bakes by Olivia | Wedding Dress Designer: Aesling | Bridal Boutique: Heart Aflutter Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Meshki | Shoes: ASOS | Hair: Ashleigh Hornell | Make Up: Grace Keen | Groom's Suit: Reiss

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