If the idea of industrial styling has you thinking of something a little harsh, think again: this wedding is prettiness personified. String lights soften the exposed brick walls, and foliage, pampas grass and ferns combine with burgundy and blush flowers to bring a sense of the outside in. Bride Jo is a beauty in Lenora by Wtoo Watters, and looks every inch a goddess as she floats down the foliage-lined, candle-lit aisle. Captured gorgeously by one of RMW's handpicked suppliers, Frankee Victoria Photography, this truly is a selection of shots to savour. Do not miss the sunset!

Readings And Music

Our ceremony was in the Electrician's Shop, a beautiful Georgian building with exposed bricks and wooden beams at Trinity Buoy Wharf. We kept our vows traditional, and liked saying the same words as millions of people before us. My brother read ‘Captain Corelli's Mandolin’ by Louis de Bernieres, and two of our close friends read 'That Still and Settled Place' by Edward Monkton. RMW recommended Music by Kate and Dave performed Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ as I walked down the aisle, and Paul Weller's ‘English Rose’ and Coldplay's ‘Shiver’ for the signing of the register. We walked out to them playing Florence + The Machine’s ‘You've Got the Love’. Dave returned with the best DJ set in the evening, including our first dance to 'Stand by Me' by Ben E King.

Jo & Rob

String Lights

Isn’t the styling at this wedding sensational? Jo & Rob have the best taste, and have used the industrial space to stunning effect. The string lights dripping from the ceiling create the most magical atmosphere: intimate and romantic for the ceremony, whilst being glitzy and glamorous for the reception. Guests must have felt like they were entering wonderland when arriving at this wedding. And then there are the 1000 paper cranes, made by the couple – with the help of some generous friends – which are hung from hoops and used as place name cards. Sometimes it is the simplest things which have the biggest impact (have you spotted the gold-sprayed tin cans on the tables?), so never be afraid to find household items and have a go. It may only take some colourful paper – and a bit of your time – to turn your wedding dreams into reality.

Advice For Brides-to-be

My biggest advice would be to spend your money where it’s important. If you’re not a DIY person, don't feel like you have to become one – it isn't always cheaper and can be so time-consuming – but don't be scared of having a go either! I've come away with some new skills and got so much satisfaction from seeing my vision come to reality. If you have a dry hire venue, consider hiring an on-the-day coordinator and stylist. I loved being able to enjoy the wedding morning and not worry if everything was going to be ready. Book suppliers that you gel with because they will help in so many ways, and never lose sight of the reason behind the day. You’re marrying the love of your life, which is all that matters – yes, even above making everything Instagram perfect!

Jo & Rob
{Watch the Film}
Jo & Rob were in two minds about having a videographer, but as a RMW bride through and through - Jo admits that she read the blog daily, bought the book and took inspiration from all our real weddings - they decided to ask Dan Dolan Films, one of our recommended suppliers, along to film their big day. And what a great decision. Do not leave this page until you have watched the wonderful video, keeping a special eye out for their son sliding onto the dancefloor (super cute) and a hanky to hand for the Father of the Bride's voiceover. If a videographer is a must-have vendor for you, we have handpicked the best of the bunch (Dan included) and collated them here. Handy, eh?
Victoria Honan

Written by Victoria Honan

Venue: Trinity Buoy Wharf | Dress Designer: Wtoo by Watters | Bridal Boutique: Heritage Brides | Shoes: Valentino Rockstuds | Headpiece: Prudence by Kelly Spence | Bridesmaids: ASOS | Flower Girls: Next | Groom/Groomsmen: Jack Bunneys | Page Boy: H&M | Florist: Kelly Nelson | Cake: Little Bear Cakery | Caterer: Tasting Plates | Stationery: Paper Grace | Entertainment: Music by Kate and Dave | Videographer: Dan Dolan Films | Styling: Heart Shaped Weddings | Decor: Anthology Vintage Hire

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