Now this was a very stylish black-tie winter wedding…
Rachel and Alex got married on a winter’s evening in East London. The ceremony didn’t start til 5pm at which point the sun had just set over Shoreditch. The ceremony took place at the beautiful Wesley’s Chapel – a breathtaking church just around the corner from Old Street, which is steeped in history.
Rachel looked amazing in a long sparkling dress that oozed elegance and Hollywood glamour. The dresscode was black-tie with a 1920s vibe and the whole wedding party looked very stylish and sophisticated.
The ceremony was heart-felt and personal as the Minister has known Rachel’s family for some time. The atmosphere was relaxed and there were light-hearted moments with lots of laughter. One of my personal highlights was the amazing reading of “The Owl and The Pussycat” by Rachel’s nephew.
After the ceremony, everyone moved on to the The Hoxton, a very funky place for a wedding reception. The space has the feel of a cosy yet hip apartment with lots of exposed brick-work, filled book-shelves, and vintage film posters. Rachel and Alex had hired wedding stylist The Fabulous Vintage Bride to decorate the venue with wonderfully kitsch and colourful details. There was a seating plan made from a printer tray filled with marvellous vintage trinkets, Elvis & Priscilla dolls complete with 1960s kitchen cabinets inviting you to sign the guestbook as well as Batman and Mad Men Barbie dolls. Fantastic!
Dinner was served in the “Living Room” and speeches took place in between courses. There was great atmosphere and everyone was having a wonderful evening. The band, who were awesome, started to play just after 11pm and everyone hit the dancefloor throwing some moves to some very funky music.