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A rainbow bright wedding in Camden

A rainbow bright wedding in Camden

Written by Katie Byrne

Zita and James tied the knot in a colourful London celebration - you've got to see their wedding cake!


Zita He, 31, an accountant, and James Chow, 38, a software developer, married at Camden Town Hall, followed by a reception at the Prince Albert, London.

Budget: £15,000-20,000

James popped the question during our Christmas trip to Easter Island last year. It was summer out there and we were walking along the beach, with the smell of the South Pacific sea air and the magical Moai statues around us. There was no one else around and it was so personal. 

Our wedding took place in early spring, so we let the season set the scene for our day. We chose a palette of yellows, pinks, blues and oranges, and hung colourful bunting and fairy lights. 

Although we had visited quite a few venues, nothing stood out like The Prince Albert. It had plenty of character with its beautiful period features, and perfectly fitted how we had envisioned our day: a laid back occasion, with Pimms in a pub garden with our loved ones. 

We kept our décor simple but added in a few quirky touches: we had a world map for our table plan based on where we had holidayed together, and named every table after a different location, each including a guidebook and some photos. 

We gave our guests handmade fortune cookies which served as place names and favours – each had their name sewn on the front and our name and date inside, while our younger guests received colouring books. 

We wanted our wedding cake to be pretty and floral, so we chose a 7-inch top tier with lots of cupcakes underneath – beautiful and delicious! 

My tip for brides-to-be: There is nothing you must or must not do – just do it your way. It’s your day, so although you should take on board other people’s opinions, remember not to stress too much over the small things – because on the day you won’t even notice, let alone care!

Steal their style!

Photography: Irene Yap 

Venue: The Prince Albert 

Florist: That Flower Shop 

Dress: Vera Wang, David’s Bridal 

Groomswear: Gieves & Hawkes 

Cake: Katja’s Cakes 

Bunting: Beautiful Bunting 

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