The weekend before last we attended our friend's wedding. The first inkling that this would be a wedding with a difference, is that the ceremony was held in Victoria Park, East London. Despite the forecast not being very good all week, the weather report made a dramatic turnaround that morning and the sun showed it's much welcomed face all day. We waited by the pagoda for the bride and groom to finish their official ceremony with a handful of their closest friends and family. And we were surprised to see the bride arrive in a very simple, but extremely beautiful cream jumpsuit, flat pumps, and no make up (or very little). I think that makes a huge statement on your wedding day, and I absolutely loved that she stayed true to who she was, and didn't change that just for her big day. I love dressing up glam, but it's not for everyone and it was a refreshing change to see a naturally beautiful and clearly very happy bride walk towards us, with her husband who was/is a little more flamboyant, in his checked suit and yellow tie.
Despite being a successful couple, they defied expectations and didn't go for an extravagant wedding. It was more about good food, good friends, good vibes and lots of laughs.
There were a lot of thank yous' in the grooms speech, it was clear that many wedding guests had a personal part to play in the organisation of the day - be it the flowers, the cake, the music, and the styling.
Children were invited to the day, however we opted to not bring our kids as there were a lot of good friends who we haven't seen in a long time, and we wanted to really enjoy ourselves with them for a change. Although seeing the all cuteness around did make me regret my decision for a few minutes. Then I had another glass of wine and that feeling quickly dissipated.
The main colour theme was yellow, but there was also orange and blue, which complimented the yellow perfectly.
An eclectic mix of guests and sets from various dj mates after a fabulous brass band which played old house classics made sure the party got going from dusk until they kicked us all out.
Guest's mouths were watering even before we sat down with this delicious hog roast and crispy crackling in the pub garden just by Victoria Park - The Royal Inn On the Park.
The husband and me.
Simple and stunning table decorations.
Here's my outfit in full before I left (and before I had too much wine!).
Gold top: Borrowed from a friend (thanks Kim)
Belt: Charity shop
To conclude the wedding was so fun, because they concentrated on the important things in life, and did it exactly how they wanted to. Everyone afterwards was broken (from too much partying) but very happy.
Thanks guys we had an amazing time, we wish you a very happy life together.
Have you attended a wedding with a difference recently?
What you are your thoughts on the outfits?