1 Blomma London: A quick word on...the wedding

A quick word on...the wedding

Hello! Firstly a huge apology for my absence over the past few weeks... as you know it has been all go with my house move and wedding being conveniently within a week of each other. Not to mention shooting off on our honeymoon the morning after the wedding and having to organise all the things that going away entails ... to say things have been a little chaotic is an understatement.

But despite the craziness, it has been an amazing few weeks and I am now back up and running. So to kick off today, I thought I would share with you a little about our wedding venue and how we styled it up ... it's also time to reveal the 1000 paper cranes Peter made for the big day. More about that here if you missed it.

Courtesy  of our wonderful photographer Laura McCluskey

The venue we chose was 6 St Chad's Place in King's Cross. I had a very non-wedding vibe which we loved, but was also quite grand and airy with high, beamed ceilings and gorgeous leaded windows. It is where the used to store trains once upon a time and the train mural on the back wall is a nod to that heritage. The bathrooms (which I sadly didn't get a shot of) are actually reclaimed railway carriage toilets with lovely, highly polished wood panelling.

With the beams, we wanted to create something dramatic for a focal point which is where Peter's cranes came in. The looked amazing on the day and were a real talking point. I have to say though, if you are planning on trying this, folding the cranes is only the start and many many hours were taken up stringing them, and finally hanging them on the day.

One of my favourite details on the day, were the mini succulents in little terracotta pots which we used as favours/place holders. They went down so well and were really quite inexpensive. I love how they added to the look of the room when guests arrived too.

I bought all of our flowers from a wholesaler, which ended up saving us about £800 vs the price we were quoted by a local florist. I could not recommend doing this enough! It meant picking exactly the flowers you wanted, and creating the displays was so much fun. They looked lovely on the day and you would never know they weren't done professionally. The wholesaler I used was Dutch Flower Auction and I couldn't recommend them enough.

Finally a shot of me and my new husband for you... this was during the walk from the ceremony to the venue for which we hired a marching band to lead. It was a definite highlight and was so much fun walking through the streets of London with the band blaring out some amazing jazz classics...

My dress was from Sanyukta Shreshtha who specialises in ethically sourced wedding dresses and Peter's suit was from Hardy Amies on Saville Row.

The following day we headed off for 10 days split between Santorini and Mykonos which were two of the most beautiful places I have been bombarded with new interiors inspiration. More to come on that very soon...

H x

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