Wedding Photographer Le Gothique London
When I first spoke to Melissa about her wedding plans at the start of last year I knew that her wedding was going to be out of this world amazing and I wasn’t disappointed. Both Melissa and Rob wanted a super relaxed non-traditional wedding. Their day, their way.
Melissa got ready in her apartment with her closest friends, it was a morning full of laughs and a fun atmosphere.
Melissa chose a beautiful floral dress full of colour from Etsy, with an equally as colourful bouquet that she made herself. She complemented this with some kick-ass Vivienne Westwood skull shoes and a crystal tiara.
The ceremony and reception was held at Le Gothique, which is situated in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building 1857. It’s a stunning venue in Battersea.
Melissa and Rob arrived separately, but decided to have a ‘first look’ before their ceremony on the front lawns of the grounds. This is one of my favourite things that couples do. I love that they get to spend some intimate time together on their own before the craziness of the wedding starts. I also thinks it’s special that they can see each other together for the first time without all the anxiousness of everyone watching.
After their first look they walked into the ceremony courtyard together so that they could spend some time together with their friends and family before the ceremony started. I loved this relaxed approach to the wedding.
The whole day was a splash of colour using multi-coloured paper fans and old Glastonbury posters to decorate the courtyard, but they chose a gin theme for their table plan and table centre pieces. Using empty gin bottles to put flowers in that matched Melissa’s bouquet.
The ceremony was outside in a private courtyard, which was where the outdoor reception was also held, making the most of the warm weather and beautiful surroundings
After the ceremony fizz and cronuts were served, if you haven’t tried cronuts I suggest you go out and buy some immediately. They are a croissant-doughnut hybrid and are just to die for.
Their idea for a guest book was just genius, they had a big slice of tree trunk and used letter punch sets for their guests to write messages with. The idea was to make it into a table for their house, something to remind them of their great day for years to come.
Running with their nom-traditional theme they decided to scrap the first dance but opted for a Céilidh, which went down a storm. Everyone wanted to get involved in the high energy dance and it was a great way to get the party started.
Le Gothique London Wedding Photographer