Can you believe this stylish Core Clapton wedding was planned in just three weeks? Impressive eh?! The former Edwardian parish hall is full of natural light and was the perfect blank canvas for all the terracotta decor and Filipino bamboo influences. Abi and JM looked pretty hot too in a minimalist dress and red blazer. Sitting pretty at their sweetheart table for two, and strolling the London streets with, Recommended supplierElena Popa Photography. Pure micro wedding goals.

Stylish Core Clapton wedding with deep red flowers, bridesmaid dresses and groom's jacket.

After Croatia was added to the air corridor list, we had only 3 weeks to replan a Micro wedding in the UK.

"Today our expectations of what would’ve been a grand wedding in Croatia, come face to face with the reality of what we have today. May this day help set the tone for our marriage - that I can love you without the dream venue, without the flights, without the activities. I can confidently say that on this day, ‘you' are all I have ever wanted. I just want you. Not a wedding abroad. Only you.

Abi & JM


We wanted a warm & intimate Core Clapton wedding. With a beige/terracotta/rust/burnt orange and eucalyptus green palette. We went with terracotta as our base colour, inspired by the roofs in Croatia Dubrovnik. We went with a boho theme, mixed in with Filipino influences e.g. bamboo/woven materials.


Some of our favourite moments included laying back on the peacock chairs at our sweetheart table, belly's full, laughing with our family and friends during the wedding speeches. We also loved the Father & Daughter and Mother & Son dance, followed by a traditional Filipino dance where our families pin banknotes on our clothes.

Terracotta tones and bamboo influences decorated this Core Clapton wedding, beautifully paying homage to the brides Filipino heritage.

Eat. Laugh. Dance. Stare. Soak up every moment you can. Take time to be thankful and to recognise the love you have for others in the room and the love they have for you.

Abi & JM

Before Abi and JM's minimalist Core Clapton wedding they had an intimate first look on East London's Stratford Hotel roof terrace. This is just one of the many wedding day moments to consider capturing on your day. We've put together a wedding photography timeline so you and your photographer can document it all.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Photographer: Elena Popa Photography | Venue: Core Clapton | Videographer: Alvin Mendoza | Food: BunBunBun | Cake: Mmmolten, Made by Mabs Inc | Hair & Makeup: Alina Petrovic | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Bridal Boutique : Heart AFlutter | Planners/Stylists: Mika Acantilado, Leanne Mcdonagh | Decor & Hire: My Oh Ora, Leanne McDonagh

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