Gas Street Church holds a special place in Anna and Nick's heart as it was the place they met and started dating. When it came to planning their intimate wedding there was never any doubt this was where they would get married. The fact the interior is also aesthetically pleasing with an industrial brick was also an added bonus. Providing a great backdrop for photos captured by, Recommended supplier, YTZ Wedding Photography. 

Sophisticated and intimate Gas Street Church wedding with the bride in a slip wedding dress and the groom in a tuxedo.

Covid-19 definitely made our wedding unique! We started planning intensely in July 2020 after the first national lockdown. We had hoped for 150 guests, so we could celebrate with all our friends and family, but the pandemic forced us to choose between a small wedding right away, or a big one in the distant future. The whole wedding was planned in eight weeks (including a made-to-order wedding dress from Australia). Anna is a costume maker at Birmingham Royal Ballet but was furloughed, allowing her to make face masks for guests, design/arrange flowers, and alter her wedding dress.

Anna & Nick


We wanted something classic and timeless and to utilise the beauty of Birmingham's canals and historic City Centre. Given the small guest list and unique industrial Victorian setting of Gas Street Church, the vibe was a 'simple, elegant, romantic, city.'


Our clothing was the main 'statement'. Nick chose a classic black wool tuxedo, with Dr Martens for a subtle modern twist. And Anna wore a silk ivory bias-cut gown, baroque pearl drop earrings and a cathedral length unembellished veil.

We love the forest green bridesmaids dresses and complementing face masks made by the bride. Kudos.

Quietly work out what kind of wedding you both want together, as too many outside opinions will just get you confused! Compromise is important, as you will both be bringing a long-held perception of hopes for your wedding. Taking the best elements from both will honestly make it better. Try to make decisions on small things relatively quickly and get any prep you can do early, as these things will sneak up on you and the week before your wedding will suddenly feel like a mountain of to-dos. The day will fly by, so consciously enjoy every moment!

Anna & Nick

We love that Anna and Nick brought sophistication to their Gas Street Church wedding with a black-tie theme. Both looking killer in a satin slip wedding dress and tuxedo. The portraits of them roaming around Birmingham are killer. Give us those Hollywood vibes every day. Take a look at Jess and Alex's wedding for more inspiration.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Photographer: YTZ Wedding Photography | Ceremony: Gas Street Church | Reception: Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham | Musician: Echappee Trio | Hair: Danielle McGarry | Makeup: Bryony Dalton | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace - Dove | Bridal Shoes: Dune | Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie | Wedding Rings: Neweys Jewellers | Pearl Earrings: Lishah and Work | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros. - DKNY | Slaters Menswear: Bow Tie | Grooms Shoes: Dr Martens

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