Goodness what a super stylish couple. It just goes to show that there’s a whole lot of chic in keeping things simple, Tammy and Tom’s wedding decor was primarily pretty florals and a selection of silver helium balloons which worked beautifully in the light-filled Tab Centre in Shoreditch.
Tammy mentioned that the reception venue was set up the evening before the big day before by family and friends – and that it was almost as enjoyable as the day itself. DIY at its very best – budget friendly and heaps of fun.
I absolutely adore Tammy’s choice of Lanvin gown paired with a gold statement necklace from Jenny Sweetnam, timeless, elegant and oh so modern.
Tammy The Bride: We wanted the whole day and the lead up to the day to feel personal, fun and low key. We chose to have a London wedding as it’s where we met, where we live, and somewhere we felt it would make the organisation of the day easier (which it definitely did!)
We chose Shoreditch Town Hall to have the ceremony and then the nearby Tab Centre for the reception, as they are only a few minutes walk from each other. It was a great feeling walking down the street from the ceremony with all our family and friends following close behind. We also chose to stay at the Boundary Hotel, just round the corner, and I was able to walk to Shoreditch Town Hall with my Parents and Bridesmaids, stopping for a few photos on the way. Tom and I only had a short stroll back to the hotel at the end of the night – this was one of our favourite moments.
Shoreditch Town Hall was a beautiful setting and we just added a few bunches of flowers on the end of the rows of seats as decoration and we printed the order of service at home. The Tab Centre was perfect as it is completely dry hire so we were able to decorate everything as we wanted, and unlike many London venues, we were able to go in the day before to decorate. We made an afternoon and evening of it, roping in family and a few close friends. That evening felt (almost) as special as our actual wedding day. Both venues benefit from a having lots of natural light, which, on the lovely sunny day we had, provided bright and airy feel to the day.
We decorated the whole place ourselves, collecting all the jars for the flowers and candles and drying lavender in bunches. We wanted fairly simple decorations as the room itself is beautiful and we also wanted to make it quick and easy to clear up. The silver balloons were perfect for this and looked great in the space. My Mum made all the white bunting, along with little parcels of home made fudge for each place setting which we added the name tags to.
To help make our day all that more personal, we are lucky to have many talented friends who made our choices for where to source the rings, flowers, cake, band, photo booth, cannapies, and photography that much easier.
The food was served as sharing platters on each table for everyone to help themselves. This worked really well as we didn’t need to worry about individual vegetarian dishes and it helped with the informal feel of the day. Elaine from A A Little of What You Fancy, put together a great team who made the whole day run really smoothly meaning we didn’t have to worry about anything.
The band were fantastic! We had an eight piece band accompanied by a DJ who kept playing right until the end of the night and had eveyone up dancing.
Our photograher, Sara, understood what we were looking for, photos wise, and did a superb job getting the right shots without any disruption to flow of the day. She made us and all our guests feel really comfortable which meant we got the natural looking shots that we wanted and are such a special reminder of the day.