This post-lockdown African wedding at the Core Clapton will have you falling in love immediately! Marie & Abbas finally said their I-do’s after COVID thwarted their plans twice before. But, as always, love wins! And they eventually made it down the aisle during this intimate 30 person wedding. Going for a clean & crisp vibe, this gorgeous day consisted of neutral colours and a reception straight out of an editorial - how incredible are those floral table decorations? Wow. Of course, we do have Recommended Supplier, Events With Akilah, to thank for the beautiful planning of this day, and Prezola for their Gift List! Marie looks simply stunning in her full princess gown, complete with a sweetheart neckline and statement drop earrings. A day so full of light and love - we can’t get enough! 

Core Clapton wedding complete with elegant and classic styling 

Usually our weddings are a large affair, but we managed to inject the same flavour into a smaller event - including three outfit changes!

Marie & Abbas


Go with your gut when picking vendors. I was extremely lucky because my vendors are amazing people. You must remember that often at times you will interact with them daily - so pick wisely!


The ultimate aim for us was for everyone to feel how much love was in the room. We are never too serious, stuffy, or traditional, just always about having a good time. Styling was simple but beautiful. I am very much a neutrals girl, so I wanted the same vibes for my wedding; clean and crisp.


Our traditional wedding clothes were made in Senegal. My wedding dress was purchased at the shop I used to live close to as a child and would stare through. So the wedding was a full 180 moment for me. Special shoutouts to all my vendors who had to endure three wedding dates and an elopement meltdown!

We absolutely love the luxe feel an all white wedding can bring to the table. So simple, yet so chic & elegant.

My favourite moment… can I just say all of it?! One of my favourite moments was my Husband performing a Boyz II Men style speech.

Marie & Abbas

The beautifully simple styling at this Core Clapton wedding is giving us all those luxurious vibes! Check out this incredible day at the same location, complete with an injection of terracotta tones that we just love. 

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: Core Clapton | Videographer: Bevon Burke | MC: Mr Habs | Drink: The Cocktail House | Wedding Cake: Jens Cakery | Wedding Planner: Events With Akilah | Decor & Hire: London Decor Hire

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