Tasha and Niall opted for relaxed celebrations at their local, with vintage touches
Tasha and Niall married at Stoke Newington Town Hall, followed by a reception at The Londesborough pub in London.
We’ve lived in Stoke Newington for the past few years and love the area, so it made sense for us to get married here. We’ve also been regulars in the Londesborough for a while, too – it’s a gorgeous pub with friendly staff and the food is amazing!
We wanted our day to be as relaxed as possible, and we were keen to make sure nothing looked too coordinated, so we went for a pared-down look and even arranged the reception flowers ourselves.
I always knew I wanted a 70s dress – I still have my mum’s dress which I adore, but sadly it doesn’t fit me, so I wanted to find something similar. That’s when I stumbled across my 70s dress one afternoon on Etsy. It was exactly how I imagined it – and for £80, it really was a bargain!
I teamed it with a pair of simple wedges and forget-me-nots in my hair. I asked my florist to create a bouquet that looked as if it had been freshly picked from a meadow, and I was so happy with the end result.
Niall looked handsome in his T.M. Lewin suit, while my bridesmaids wore maxi dresses from The White Company.
We had our invitations designed by our good friend and budding designer, Ellie Weehuizen – she did an amazing job. The design was very Art Nouveau and so complemented my engagement ring perfectly.
We kept the day very simple, yet eclectic. I bought 50 jam jars and bottles online and my friend and I filled them the night before with a mix of colourful blooms.
For the reception, we had a simple Victoria sponge cake which we displayed on a vintage cake stand that I had found on Ebay, and this tied in perfectly with our relaxed, vintage theme.
My favourite moment...
Our first dance: we chose The Fourteenth of February by Billy Bragg; it’s an unusual choice, but we’ve been dancing to it since we first got together – it means a lot to both of us and the words are beautiful.
My tip for brides-to-be...
Don’t focus on making everything perfect! Think instead about what will enable you and your husband-to-be to have fun on the day. We planned the day that was right for us, not by what we’re ‘supposed’ to do, and the result was wonderful, a day that everyone enjoyed.
Steal their style!
Photographer: My Beautiful Bride
Venue: The Londesborough, London
Florist: Flowers by Kirsty
Groomswear: T.M. Lewin
Bridesmaids’ dresses: The White Company