This wedding is just brimming with fabulous fashion – firstly Bride Ella looks gorgeous in a tassle wedding dress by Charlie Brear, which she accessorised with a headpiece from Emmy London and a hand chain by Pamela Love – the whole look is kind of 20s flapper meets Bollywood Bride – just perfect. Then there’s the Bridesmaids wearing bespoke palm print dresses – I know!! We wish we’d thought of that too…
Groom Magnus deserves a mention as well, looking very dapper in Paul Smith. Even the couple’s dog Peggy dressed for the occasion. All in all, it’s just a very cool wedding, with laid back, quirky styling that really makes the most of that spectacular venue – The Barbican Conservatory.
Ella The Bride: We were really pleased to find the Barbican conservatory as we really wanted a London wedding, and love the way that the Barbican Conservatory combines such amazing plants and greenery with the industrial concrete structure and glass roof. We knew that we wouldn’t need to worry about the weather too!
Midnight Blue played during the ceremony and reception.
They learnt ‘Club Tropicana’ to play as I walked down the aisle! We attempted to sing Madness – ‘It Must Be Love’ – during the ceremony, which was funny.
Mariachi El Mexicano played for the first part of our reception, which was a great way to get everyone into the party mood. Our first dance was the Conga so that everyone could get involved, and then Disco Wed provided great music for the rest of the night.
The dress was from Charlie Brear – the first place that I went to look. I loved the fact that it was a wedding dress, but still felt me and not too traditional. The fringing had the best movement for dancing!
As the dress had a subtle 20’s vibe I went for the headpiece which I thought went perfectly with this. The shoes were Prada – not something that I would usually spend this much money on, but I though I’d rather invest and then wear them again, which I have many times since!
I’ve always wanted a Pamela Love hand-chain so this was the perfect excuse! The necklace was antique and a gift for my 30th birthday which I thought was the perfect finishing touch.
For the bridesmaid dresses we thought that the House of Hackney Palemeral print would compliment the venue perfectly.
We also made a collar and lead for Peggy (our dog), a bow tie for our ring bearer, and a pocket square for Magnus out of the same fabric.
Peggy also had a flower collar especially made for her by Petalon.
The Barbican was such a beautiful venue and didn’t need much doing to it in terms of decorations, but we did want to add a bit of personality. Down the aisle we laid vintage moroccan rugs – part of my collection for a small brand that I run – The Rug Trade. We then had flowers installed by Petalon at the end of the aisle to frame the table.
Our table decorations were made up of mismatched plants, cacti and succulents that my Mum spent hours potting up for us, which were sitting on vintage Moroccan mats which we bought on a trip out there a few months previously. As Magnus designs products (Magnus Pettersen) we decided to have concrete coasters made as our favours, and for the wine glasses to sit on during the meal.
We wanted to jazz up the room where we had the evening party, so with the help of our friends we hand-made hundreds of paper tassels and also painted huge canvases.