A Stylish City Wedding…
Today we share with you a cracking London Wedding captured by Parrot + Pineapple Wedding Photography.
Shan + Rob tied the knot at in Camden and afterwards took a boat ride down to their reception venue Shoreditch Platform. It was all about simplicity, family, friends and music… partying till the early hours!
This wedding oozes chic style and I love the use of Gold in the little details- just check out those Zara bridesmaid dresses! Big love for them!
Parrot + Pineapple Wedding Photography…
Why you love this wedding…
Shan and Rob wanted to have a really fun wedding that was all about having a great time with the people they loved the most. They weren’t afraid to just go with whatever they wanted as a couple for their wedding day. Equality is important to both of them and they broke a lot of traditions and got creative with what felt right for them. Shan walked down the aisle by herself, gave a speech and invited her Maid of Honour and mum to give a speech at the reception.
Favourite details of the day…
The personalised cocktails served at the party – Pussyriot (named after the couple’s cat, gin and elderflower based) and School Night (a nod to Shan being a teacher, non alcoholic and very refreshing).
Shan + Rob…
Tell us how you met and got engaged…
I met Rob through friends of friends at a small festival in Wales called Free Rotation. We’ve been together a few years and then just decided to get engaged after a chat together. We were on holiday in Amsterdam at The Vondel Park, there was no ring but it was still magical!
How would you describe your wedding theme?
Urban, city wedding with low fuss and maximum vibes!
What were your favourite details?
All the details that our friends and family did for us. My very talented friend Natalie made gorgeous invitations and wrote each invite by hand using her calligraphy pen. I loved the wedding cake as my Mum made it, and being big but rival foootball fans had a little fun by having Thierry Henry & Dimitar Berbatovas cake toppers. My maid of honours mum decorated the venue with her beautiful simple flowers and vases. Last but not list the DJ sets. My husband being a DJ certainly made the music.
Was your favourite part of the day?
Being on a canal boat sailing through central London, champagne in hand, eating the empanadas my bridesmaid had made whilst surrounded by close family and friends. My father also painted four canvases of places that were special to myself and Rob, which were displayed behind the bar.
How was your day unique?
Equality played a big part in our day – we wanted a variety of people to speak so I asked my mum, dad and Maid of Honour to deliver a speech as well as my husband and his brother (best man).
What made you chose your wedding venue?
The fact that there was no corkage charge, we could have our own caterer, it has a super sound system and it was open until 3am. We wanted somewhere that wasn’t “weddingy” and we found it!
Tell us about your wedding outfits and why you picked them…
I knew I wanted plain, plain, plain! Originally I was desperate to have long sleeves but luckily I chose against the idea seeing as it was 28c on the day. Rob has dark hair and blue eyes so a navy suit was the way to go. I love gold so we went for a few gold touches – my shoes and Robs tie.
What was your budget?
What was your biggest expense?
There was no big expense really. Considering we have free booze and food and 110 people we think we did pretty well ok our budget.
How did you save money?
We worked backwards from the total and simple set an amount to save each month. We knew we wanted to get married within a year so we decided to reduce our extravagances for a year. Our parents were very kind and each gave us the same amount to avoid any money awkwardness.
What was it like working with your photographer Rowan?
We were super lucky as a good friend of ours is a wedding photographer (however I have heard horror stories about people having friends do their photography). Rowan was absolutely incredible, both commanding and relaxed all at the same time. She organised the day excellently and the end result was stunning! We loved our photos.
Advice to any couples about to get married?
Put your hands out in front of you count your fingers – that is how many people who you are probably going to piss off! So just accept that people will get upset and annoyed and stick to the plan that you and your partner want!
Ensuring people don’t have to spend a lot of money to be with you on your special day makes the whole thing more relaxing! So go for free food and drinks rather than overpriced details that no one notices.
Photographer: Parrot + Pineapple
Wedding Venue: Camden
Wedding Reception: Shoreditch Platform
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang
Make up: Jules Daniels MUA
Grooms Attire: Paul Smith
Bridesmaid Outfits: Zara
Transport: Canal cruise
Food: Paella Inc.
Personlised paintings: Brides Father
Cake: Brides Mother
Flowers: Sheila Painting