Inspiration

Today's stylish London wedding is proof that, sometimes, less is more. With a small guestlist of friends and family who flew in from all over the world, Australian-couple Gemma and Daniel were able to ensure that everyone was seriously well looked after, opting for a private room at Somerset House and gifting Evermore candles as favours (not to mention a pitstop for espresso martinis between the ceremony and reception; one way to make sure all your guests get where they need to be on time!). The monochrome styling – with white bridesmaids dresses, black tuxedos and white roses – is seriously sophisticated and a timely reminder that often the colours which shine brightest are the classics.

The Vibe Of Our Day

We had a small wedding of 35 guests and really wanted to treat everyone, especially as most were travelling to London from Australia for the big day. Good food and wine were a priority, and when we found the private room at Spring we just knew it was us; the second we visited we fell in love and the vibe was exactly what we were after. The venue didn't need much styling as it was stunning on its own, so I simply briefed JamJar that I wanted white roses with greenery and left them to it. We live in Islington so having our ceremony at Islington Town Hall was a no brainer; it was really special being able to get married in our area, the registrars were super helpful and the venue was incredible. It was so London!

Gemma & Daniel

White Bridesmaids Dresses

Well, isn't this wedding the height of sophistication. The bridesmaids look stunning in their strappy white Shona Joy dresses, which flatter all three girls fabulously; can you even tell that Gemma's best friend has a seven-month baby bump? Complemented by the groom and his groomsmen in black tuxedos - which Daniel requested be slightly more fitted than standard (perfectly reflecting our mantra of your day, your way) - this group are definitely bridal party goals.

How We Chose Our Suppliers

After finding a venue, our photographer was one of the most important suppliers for us, and we knew we wanted bright and natural photos. We did most of our research on Instagram and saw a photo that Photography by Krishanthi had put up outside Islington Town Hall, which we loved. We then looked at the rest of her portfolio and knew her style was exactly what we were after. Initially we weren't going to have a video, however we quickly changed our minds when we realised that Krish offered both. We opted for a highlights video, which is 3 minutes long, and it is perfect.

Gemma & Daniel
Here at RMW, we love a city wedding, and the Big Smoke offers so many options depending on your style. Whether you want your celebration to be contemporary or classic, busy and brash or off the beaten track, our couples have done it all and we have loads of inspiration for London weddings, so bookmark this page and get browsing!

Written by Victoria Honan

Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall | Reception Venue: Spring at Somerset House | Wedding Dress: One Day Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy | Groom and Groomsmen's Suits: Edit Suits Co. | Hair: Vannata Sutherland | Make Up: Courtney Slevison Makeup Artist | Flowers: JamJar Flowers | Catering and Cake: Spring at Somerset House | Favours: Evermore London

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