Ian and Sophie were married in October of last year at the swanky East London venue, Shoreditch House. Complete with secret rooftop garden and bowling alley, I’m not sure I can imagine a cooler place to tie the knot. Add in all the awesome street art and graffiti to take photos against and you have yourself a pretty awesome wedding. Who else is jealous? I absolutely ADORE this wedding for loads and loads of reasons, 1 of which is the fact that I work right around the corner from all these great outdoor shots and love how now every time I pass them, I think of love and weddings. Thanks so so much to both Sophie & Ian as well as Caro Hutchings for sharing these photos!
The bride and groom hired out the private two lane bowling alley, Biscuit Pin, for the small family ceremony and ‘first bowl’ then upstairs onto the roof to the Secret Garden for a Pizza and Prosecco party with all their friends. Ping Pong tables and a fabulous photo booth gave guests a chance to mingle and dance into the wee hours of the morning.
With an East London elegance theme, Ian and Sophie created a real destination wedding feel for guests by sharing some of their favourite local details like treacle cupcakes from Columbia Road and Rebel Rebel flower arrangements. (Can we please talk about the flowers in the handbags! OMG!!) Lots of personalised touches were added throughout the party including the fabulous Shellac Sisters with their vintage gramaphones and group dances set the tone of the vintage-themed garden party with the Broken Hearts DJs closing the night.
Ian wore a dashing Paul Smith suit and Sophie wore an RM by Roland Mouret dress accented perfectly with a pair pf Jimmy Choos, a vintage diamante bracelet and brooch adapted as a hair accessory. Last but not least, Hello Lucky (Iain Bartlett who runs the UK-arm is amazing!) produced the uber cool wedding stationery, and the envelopes were addressed by LA based Plurabelle Calligraphy.
Advice from the Bride:
Personalise the event so you both get the wedding you want rather than following convention if that’s not your thing – one of the nicest comments we had from a guest was “if we hadn’t been told who’s wedding party we were at we would have instantly known it was Sophie & Ian’s”
Not filming more of our wedding – my husband shot a little bit of me during the photoshoot on one of his vintage cine cameras but with the excitement of the day I forgot to film him too. Would be nice to have that to watch back together with our beautiful photos.
Best decision made:
Shooting our key photos before the ceremony so we could relax and enjoy the party!