An elegant black-tie wedding in East London with black bridesmaid dresses, a gorgeous pair of velvet slingback heels and the most breathtaking floral bouquets. Every detail of this autumnal wedding has been carefully thought through and looks so effortless and timeless, from the monochrome peg board wedding signs to the simply decorated buttercream wedding cake. A relaxed city wedding at the Town Hall Hotel styled to suit the city location and the season, all in all, a relaxed and elegant day.


"We kept everything really simple and tried to keep it as relaxed but as elegant as possible. The venue had some many wonderful quirks of its own we didn’t feel we needed to add much more. Grace & Thorn were recommended by our venue and we’d seen lots of their flowers on Instagram. Samantha sent a photo of her shoes over as inspiration for colour and style. We wanted something that felt relaxed, wild and romantic in a palette of dusky pinks with punches of white, apricot and burgundy. We were absolutely blown away by the flowers it was so lovely the next day to be able to break the statement display down for our guests to take some bouquets away with them. Our wedding was feeling quite masculine and the flowers were a great way of introducing some romantic touches." - Samantha & Nick


Black Bridesmaid Dresses

This couple used black and white as their base theme for this wedding with the groom in a black-tie suit and the bridesmaid wearing a simplistic and elegant black dress from Norma Kamali, black bridesmaid dresses are always so stunning at autumn/winter weddings. To add colour the bride wore a pair of pom-pom velvet slingbacks from Aquazzura which were love at first sight, she tucked these perfectly under a timeless Charlie Brear dress and teamed with a HM Martin classic veil with a lace trim detail.



"Just organise it for you both. I know that sounds obvious, but we feel like some people feel it needs to be ‘perfect’ looking like in the magazines or if certain family members are going, they feel like it should cater for them. It's your day and everyone will love the day if they see you enjoying it and all of your favourite things coming together. There are so many parts of the day that stick out for us as favourites but one of our most memorable moments was seeing each other for the first time. There was so much excitement and anticipation beforehand that we just had beaming smiles as we saw each other. " - Samantha & Nick

Keeping every part of this wedding personal this couple opted for a remix disco classic for their first dance as they both didn’t want a slow song and wanted something to suit the party vibe. If you would like music to play an important part in your celebration, we highly recommend listening to our Wedding Entertainment Podcast, where Charlotte and Becky discuss the different types available to their top dance floor fillers.

Olivia Smith

Written by Olivia Smith

Brides Dress: Charlie Brear | Veil: HM Martin | Brides Shoes: Aquazzura | Brides Earrings: Carat London | Grooms Suit: Next | Grooms Shoes: Hugo Boss | Brooms Bow Tie: TM Lewin | Bridesmaid Dresses: Norma Kamali | Flower Girls Dresses: H&M | Flowers: Grace and Thorn | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Portraits Bridal | Cake: Blossom and Crumb | Entertainment: Charlie Mappin | The Hot Waves | Videographer: Moon & Back | Stationery: Nick Paul Designs | Favours: The Meringue Girls
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