BUDGET £5 – 10K
This classic black tie wedding with pink bridesmaid dresses is definitely not to be missed. Everything is so elegant, from the beautiful bride’s strapless Pronovias wedding dress to the romantic floral centrepieces and candlesticks. We also can’t get over the amazing golden hour portraits captured by Maryanne weddings. Pure magic.
Naomi: As part of our Black Love Matters pledge, we wanted to share the voices of our Black planning brides. We wanted to understand how the wedding planning experience can be different for them and to hold ourselves and the wider wedding industry accountable for where we need to step up. To kick-off, we hopped on a Zoom call with one of the first women to call us out back in September 2019. Our call with Ally was a wonderful, vibrant discussion of all that it means to be a Black bride. We asked Ally if she would write a piece to share her experiences, and that is what we have for you today. What follows is an illuminating, passionate, honest read. Over to Ally…
Racism, like in life, is not new to the wedding industry. There has been a severe lack of representation of Black people, be it couples or businesses, across the glossy pages of magazines, the screens of your iPads and smartphones, and at industry level; be it at award ceremonies or diversity within the many supplier directories. We have not done enough to change this. And today we pledge to you that we will do more.
St Dunstan in the East church gardens is a little slice of heaven in the concrete jungle of London. Perfect for offering couples a secluded picturesque area infused with nature. The images captured of real couple Claudia and Will by The Chamberlains Wedding Photography are nothing short of breathtaking. Not only does the location provide the perfect backdrop for the portraits. but the couple and their connection light up the images. We also LOVE their style. Hello, satin wedding dress, faux fur coverup and hat.
The capture of real groom Eliot collapsing to his knees as he sees his bride Purity walking down the aisle at their Devonshire Terrace wedding is priceless. Nataly J Photography you are a genius behind the lens. We love all their couples portraits at St Dunstans in the East too. Not only are they incredibly beautiful, but they are seriously stylish too. Trust us, you won’t be able to stop yourself from being filled with joy as you pore over their incredible city wedding. Just wait until you see the rooftop reception with drapes, foliage and ghost chairs. Wow.
A relaxed, industrial style city wedding with a beautiful fairy light backdrop for this bride and her groom. Located in London this summer ceremony was held at Alfege church, with the couple and their guests then walking together to Greenwich pier for a boat ride over to the reception. Trinity Buoy Wharf played host to this beautiful celebration which was filled with fairy lights and flowers all put together by the bride with jam jar centrepieces on the tables and two gorgeous flower arrangements to sit on top of the wine barrels. The wine was extra special at this reception with the bride’s sister living in South Africa the couple opted for a wine-themed table plan and named each table after a different South African vineyard. This allowed the guests to sample different wines across the tables that each complemented their meal and added to this personalised day. This summer city wedding is all captured perfectly by Helen Jane Smiddy.