Sheila and George held their stylish September wedding at London restaurant
Hixter, basing their decision on the desire for a wedding filled with fabulous food.
They had a helping hand in creating the day of their dreams, complete with champagne wall and industrial chic decor, with wedding planner Susie from
Knot & Pop working her magic to plan a day that perfectly suited the couple.
Not fans of traditional wedding photography, Sheila and George hired
Miss Gen to document their day. “We knew it was all the little moments we wanted to remember, and Miss Gen is great with colour and composition and has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.”
Sheila and George held their wedding ceremony at St John’s Waterloo Church. “The church is massive and we were worried about filling it, but once the flowers were in and we’d removed some of the chairs it looked amazing,” says Sheila.
“Because the church is a large space, focus was drawn into the room with flowers flanking the aisle, bringing the eyes to the main action,” explains Sheila. The flowers were then taken to the main reception venue.
Sheila and George held their reception at London restaurant Hixter. “Food was a guiding star for our event,” says Sheila. “We started by thinking about chefs we love, and when we saw that Mark Hix had a restaurant near our church it was an easy choice.” They went for a feasting format for the food, with big help yourself plates of food all sources from the UK.
The day was created around an effortlessly stylish theme, with an inviting and relaxed feel.
We love this cool wedding sign, ideal for setting the tone for the day.
The order of services were displayed in chic copper baskets.
Have you ever seen a cooler stationery suite?! It was created by Melanie Johnson and tied in with the feel of the day.
To create an inviting feel a lounge area was styled with breeze blocks, mixed with flowers for an industrial luxe touch.
Flowers in autumnal hues made for a cosy cool wedding feel at the September wedding.
For a unique wedding idea, George and Sheila opted for a champagne table plan. Guest names were hand lettered onto champagne flutes which they could then take home as a favour from the day.
“We wanted something a bit different for our wedding cake so went with Lily Vanilli,” says Sheila. “They created a semi-naked cake dripping in caramel and finished with fruits, berries and gold dusted balls.”
Sheila wore a gorgeous strappy wedding dress by Riki Dalal.
The dress was hand-beaded and fitted with lace straps.
The wedding flowers were created by Aesme, and Sheila’s beautiful bouquet held host to garden roses, dahlias, abelia, clematis vine and wild grasses
The table flowers included dahlias, scabiosa, Californian poppies, rosehips and fennel, among others.
The bridal party wore high street bridesmaid dresses, purchased from ASOS.
George looked dapper in burgundy Paul Smith suit, purchased just two weeks before the wedding. “As usual, I’d left it right to the last minute, so we went to Selfridges, explained what we wanted and got lucky in the first 30 minutes,” explains George.
When asked what the most memorable moment of the day was, Sheila said: “Nothing beats seeing all of your friends and family in one room celebrating together.”