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A Vibrant Hackney Wedding with Orange Florals and Home Baked Treats

Dreaming of a contemporary cool wedding in the city? Allow Lucy and Josh to give you a major dose of wedspiration

The bride and groom pose in front of a London bus

The bride and groom pose in front of a London bus

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While country barns and stately homes certainly hold a place in our hearts, there’s something undeniably chic about a city centre wedding. Especially when that wedding takes place at two of our favourite London wedding venues: Hackney Town Hall and The

Lucy and Josh’s wedding had a thoroughly contemporary feel, pretty fitting for a couple who met through modern day matchmaker Tinder in 2013. The couple were together for seven years before Josh got down on one knee, with a pear-shaped diamond ring, in Sicily in September 2020.

On the 9th April 2022, the couple tied the knot.

The Wedding Fashion

The bride has her lipstick applied by the makeup artist

The bridesmaids stand smiling while holding orange and yellow bouquets

After trying on countless gowns in four boutiques, Lucy finally found her dream dress at Chislehurst Bridal.

“I wore a tulle dress with leaf lace embroidery and a veil which my mum made. The dress was from the British brand Love Story Bride and I loved the appliqué on the tulle.”

The bride paired the gown with some subtle jewellery from the same brand.

“I had a necklace and bracelet by Love Story Bride. Both had a gold chain with a keshi freshwater pearl.”

To finish the look, bridal hair and makeup artist, Nicola Beddoes, created a natural yet glowing beauty look with relaxed waves.

Lucy’s bridesmaids wore olive green satin bridesmaids dresses from Pretty Lavish.

Josh chose a bespoke navy suit from Suit supply, paired with an orange bow tie and white shirt. The groom’s look was complemented by the groomsmen’s hired Moss Bros suits.

The bride sits between her mum and dad in a taxi

The bride steps out of a taxi as her veil blows behind her

The Ceremony

The groom and his groomsmen stand in front of the venue

Guests await the bride at Hackney Town Hall

Lucy made her way to Hackney Town Hall in a black cab with her parents. The ceremony took place in the Atrium and the bride was accompanied by her father as she walked down the aisle to One Day Like This by Elbow. Lucy’s dad also played a piece on the clarinet during the ceremony and Josh’s dad gave a reading.

After a spectacular confetti exit, the couple and their guests boarded an old London bus to The for the reception.

The bride walks up the aisle with her dad

The bride and groom kiss at the altar

The Reception

The bride and groom walk down the aisle

The bride and groom walk through two lines of guests as they throw confetti

Lucy fell in love with the industrial style The immediately.

“I loved that it was rustic and filled with plants and foliage. The size was perfect for the number of guests and we could bring our own drinks and pay corkage. It was also local to us so made it easier.”

Once settled under the canopy of foliage, festoon lights and dried flowers, guests indulged in a delicious feast.

“We had burrata with caponata to start and a middle eastern main – sharing style platters of harissa lamb and tabbouleh, spiced chicken and butternut squash with pistachio pesto, slaw and flat breads. Dessert was barbecued pineapple with coconut ice cream,” said Lucy.

The bride and groom kiss outside of Hackney Town Hall

The bride and her four bridesmaids laugh together

The Flowers, Wedding Cake and Special Details

A welcome sign in front of florals and dried pampas grass

A wedding cake at the top of a dessert table with cookies and cupcakes

Each table was accented with bud vases containing foliage and stems of orange and yellow florals. Larger floral displays were placed at the entrance for impact.

Plants framed the packed dessert tables along with lanterns housing pillar candles. Cookies, cupcakes and larger bakes prepared by the bride’s mum and sister sat beneath the rustic two-tier wedding cake.

The couple embraced the botanical wedding theme, with dried florals and hanging foliage giving a natural feel to the inner-city space. Tealights and candlesticks added ambience.

The wedding reception room set up with laid tables, candles and flowers

Flowers in bud vases and candlesticks sit on top of a mantlepiece

The Honeymoon

The father of the bride makes a speech

Following their special day, Lucy and Josh headed to Sri Lanka on their honeymoon after hearing about the diverse and fascinating country from others.

“We had heard good things. There’s lots of variation – amazing beaches, food, wildlife and scenery.” Sounds pretty amazing to us! 

The bride and groom dance as their guests look on

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