You may know Juno Dawson; British transgender activist, author of ‘This Book Is Gay’, screenwriter, journalist, bestselling novelist… so, if you’re looking for Juno Dawson’s wedding day… well, you can find that right here. Being the first couple to marry at the historic Charleston House, Juno & Max spent their day dancing to the Spice Girls surrounded by their closest family and friends. We love the rustic venue, which was once home to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. It works perfectly alongside Juno’s dress, which was inspired by the gown from the movie the Labyrinth (gothic fairytale perfection). A day filled with plenty of love and laughter. Oh, and Troll cake toppers (is it really a wedding without?) If this article needed a soundtrack, we’d recommend a little David Bowie and a whole lotta Spice Girls. Also, an FYI, do not miss Juno & Max’s advice below…
Author Juno Dawson’s wedding at the Charleston House
We were the first couple to marry at the historic Charleston Trust, the home of artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. It’s a magical space, steeped in queerness. I like to think they’d have approved of a trans bride who is also an artist.
Covid somewhat forced our hand; we lost our original caterer and florist although it feels like destiny now as it was perfect. We wanted to work with the rustic aesthetic of the venue, but my gown was inspired by the gown from the movie Labyrinth. As we hadn’t danced for 18 months, dancing to the Spice Girls, Eurovision hits and All I Want for Christmas was beyond euphoric. The troll cake toppers honestly pulled focus but I wouldn’t have changed that for anything.
We just love the pastel perfect styling throughout, enhanced by the dark and rustic backdrop of the venue.
Avoid a global pandemic wherever possible. And put your enjoyment first. Literally fuck that fussy eater in your family, they can bring a sandwich.
Juno Dawson’s wedding day is truly transporting us into a world of pastel perfection deliciousness, mixed with a little gothic fairytale. Take a look at this black wedding dress complete with red florals . We remain as committed as ever to our pledge in featuring members of the LGBTQ+ community throughout Rock My Wedding. Please head on over to our Pride On Rock My Wedding article to find out more.