Inspiration

An epic dry hire wedding venue with amazing views over London. It’s colourful, it’s stylish, and features the fabulous couple, Janine & Ben and their guests letting the good times roll in the city. Janine looked simply stunning in her classic dress with laced side panels and a polka dot Watteau train, clutching her gorgeous bouquet of vibrant florals. Ben kept things very stylish in a dark purple three-piece suit with a bow tie and a rose buttonhole. They both looked amazing and their looks complimented the industrial venue styling perfectly.

What Made Our Day Unique

We're not traditional people so an off the shelf wedding was never going to be for us, which is why Trinity Buoy Wharf was the perfect location. Each detail was personal and hand-selected by us. It was incredibly time-consuming and probably more expensive but, with the help of our amazing wedding planners at Occasion Queens and the incredible Sachin at Veer, it resulted in something that was truly ours. On the fourth trip to Hobbycraft in a week, you wonder if you should’ve handed it all off to someone else, but when it all came together, it was worth it. Our favourite moments of the day were just after the first dance, from that point on I could truly relax and let my hair down. Everything had gone to plan so it was time for dancing and drinks with all my favourite people in the world. For Ben, it was Stealing a glimpse as I came down the aisle. It was all real then. We were actually gonna do this.

Dry Hire Wedding Venue

Opting for a dry hire wedding venue allows you to style the event pretty much exactly as you both wish, for this couple that meant creating a celebration that wasn't too formal with plenty of personal touches including an epic personalised neon sign. One of the key benefits of this is also being able to choose your own caterer, this couple made full use of this as having amazing food at their wedding was a must. Every detail was personal and selected by the couple, which is vital in creating a wedding that was truly theirs, filled with Japanese blossom trees from Wow Rentals and wonderful vibrant florals by Lizzie Thorne, opting for a blank canvas this couple really added their own stamp which in turn made for their dream day.

Inspiration & Styling

Nothing too formal, keep the ceremony short, let the good times roll. A friend's advice was that guests only care about three things - food, booze and entertainment - so we made sure we nailed those. People still rave about Flo Collective, who kept the dance floor going all night long, and say the curry from Veer was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. Our ace photographer Kirsty MacKenzie loves a pop of colour so she inspired us to incorporate as much as possible with a personalised neon sign(which is now mounted in our hallway), pink blossom trees and vibrant flowers. Night after night sat on the sofa with the laptop, scrolling through Rock My Wedding on Instagram, mainly stalking other people's weddings.

Janine & Ben

Advice & Planning

Try not to agonise too much over every little detail - it’s unlikely your guests will actually notice most of them! Don't stress about not being able to chat at length with everyone on the day - it just won't happen. Don't try and do it all yourself, especially when it comes to hiring a blank canvas venue. Hire a wedding planner - I promise you it's worth the expense. Try and extend celebrations by having a brunch/lunch in a pub the next day. It’s perfect for a debrief and hair of the dog.

Janine & Ben

Are you liking the idea of a dry hire wedding? Check out our post talking all about the benefits and how it allows you to style and dress the venue pretty much how you wish and with no restrictions, the limits are endless. Also, if you can't get enough of Trinity Buoy Wharf and its amazing London views, check out this wedding with neon signs, it’s urban and it’s stylish. Or you can pore over this same-sex industrial wedding with a twinkly fairy light backdrop.

Written by Olivia Smith

Venue: Trinity Buoy Wharf | Bridal Dress: Luna Willow Bridal | Bridal Boutique: Love In Lace | Flower Girl Dresses: Lilly & Bo | Grooms Suit: Slaters | Food: Veer Events | Evening Food: Mobile Pizzeria | Drinks: Majestic Wine | Cake: Waitrose | Florsit: Lizzie Thorne | Hair Stylist: Zara @ Portraits Bridal Hair and Makeup | Makeup Artist: Rachel Shepherd | Table Numbers: Confetti Sweet Hearts from Etsy | Entertainment: Flo Collective | Planner/Stylist: Occasion Queens | Decor & Hire: Anthology Vintage Hire | Neon Sign: Neon Poodle | Japanese Blossom Trees: Wow Rentals | Confetti: AdamApple | Place Names: Instajunction, via NOTHS

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