This talented duo both work in the design industry. Hopefully it’s apparent from the photos of their relaxed, vintage, summer wedding just how beautifully co-ordinated the whole design of the day was. Some of it accidentally but a lot of it very thoughtfully only as designers know how! It was an honour to be a Town Hall Hotel wedding photographer at an incredibly cool East London wedding venue.
This thoughtfulness didn’t just go into the wedding planning. Cian had concocted one of the coolest proposals a London girl could wish for. After attending a Christmas production at the Barbican, Sally and Cian found themselves making a surprise foray into the Barbican conservatory. On a moonlit night they found it completely decked out in fairy lights with champagne awaiting them and not another soul in sight. They had it all to themselves so that Cian could ask that all-important question. Romantic or what? Ironically, the couple had a bit of a panic as they were told 12 weeks before their wedding date that their original wedding venue, a country manor in Kent, had double-booked them! In a last-minute scurry, they decided to celebrate in East London where they live. A much better reflection of the couple.
Sally and Cian held their wedding ceremony at the art-deco style Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. They loved the semi-circular layout of the room used for the ceremony ensuring a perfect view for every guest. It was a pleasure to be a Town Hall Hotel wedding photographer and work with this space. They had their wedding reception in the lecture hall at the The Tab Centre in Shoreditch. This has fantastic light, high ceilings and a wrought-iron, balustraded gallery. This space served as a blank canvas that the couple decorated in pastel hues with pink and yellow pom poms, fairy lights and bunting galore. Their table plan echoed the art-deco-style of the Town Hall Hotel. The place settings used a typeface Cian created himself. Instead of table numbers, the couple used lots of different hats. The Tab Centre is a unique venue nestled in a very urban part of Shoreditch with it’s own small, outdoor terrace. The food catered by Easy Gourmet Catering was very relaxed. Guests enjoyed the warm sunshine whilst being indulged in delicious antipasti and champagne. Sally and Cian wanted their guests to experience a taste of their local neighbourhood and being just two minutes from Brick Lane famous for its Bangladeshi food, inspired the couple to serve vegetarian and chicken curries. It was an easy decision as this is also the bride’s favourite food! A naked caked and the jewel-like mini puddings arranged beautifully in tiers was the finale to the informal meal.
I love the clean, flowing lines of Sally’s beautifully simple Amanda Wakely wedding dress from the evening collection. Her accessories included a bespoke net and feather vintage-style birdcage veil made by a friend, jewellery that was gifted to her and earings that she made herself. Sally’s bridesmaids, including her sister, wore lemon-yellow chiffon dresses from Zara. The groom wore a suit by Newman Pearce Tailoring. The flowers including summer fresias and peonies matched the reception décor in bright and cheerful pinks, yellows and greens.
The night-time entertainment kicked off in a summer swing frenzy to the lively jazz/swing music by wedding band Jivin’ Miss Daisy. Sally changed in to a gorgeous red dress for the evening party as a nod to Cian’s Hungarian heritage and couple opened the dancefloor to Buenos Sera by Louis Prima and danced into the small hours.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post “Town Hall Hotel Wedding Photographer”. Sally & Cian’s super stylish, East London wedding is adored by many – not only has it been featured on several wedding blogs and magazines, it made it into ‘ELLE Mariage’ all the way over in Japan! Perfectly fitting as Sally is half English and half-Japanese…I’m sure her Japanese family were rather delighted to see the couple’s wedding on their local newstands. This wedding has also been featured on London Bride: Swinging summer East London Wedding at The Tab Venue, Love Scarlett: Vintage Summer Swing & Brides magazine: Urban Pastels