Mary & James loved the idea that years ago organising a wedding was much more straight forward affair; that weddings took place in a town hall or church local to the couple. The simplicity of this tradition really appealed to them so when they came across the Town Hall Hotel – which happened to be on their doorstep and in fact is the old Bethnal Green town hall they booked it right away.
Their elegant London wedding took place on a sunny day last September. Mary’s Marchesa gown fitted her so beautifully and seemed to echo the Art Deco / Edwardian style of the old town hall so much so that I became convinced it was made for her alone. James wore a dark navy Ralph Lauren tux which also seemed so fitting for the venue, I don’t think they could have looked more perfect together.
They wanted the day to be a fusion of their two cultures, Greek and English, so Olive and Rose became an important theme. This was woven through the florals by lovely Benjamina of Indeco Flowers. Being quite intimate and thoughtful individuals it was important to Mary and James that they should feel comfortable in expressing emotions and spend quality time with their friends and family so they opted for an small wedding of around 50/60 guests. The day felt just that, intimate and full of emotion. Mary & James, thank you for having me along on this beautiful ride, I loved working with you!
Special thanks as always to my assistant Ella Brown.
Ceremony venue – Town Hall Hotel | Hair – Rita Ferraro at Pimps & Pinups Salon | Makeup – Inga at Kristina Gasperas | Bride’s dress – Marchcesa, Brown’s Bride | Bride’s shoes – Serena Whitehead | Accessories Earrings and Bracelet – Anoushka Fine Jewellery Head Pin – Jennifer Behr | Groom’s suit – Ralph Lauren | Groom’s shoes – Paul Smith | Groom’s bow tie – Burberry | Bridesmaids dresses – Reiss | Groomsmen suits – their own | Groomsmen ties – Burberry | Stationery – Antonis Karides | Flowers – Indeco Flowers | Cake – Little Bear Cakery | Music, painist – Sarah Kershaw