Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding | South East London | Grace & Jiten

Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding | South East London | Grace & Jiten

Greenwich Yacht Club is a true hidden gem of a London wedding venue. It’s nestled on the Greenwich peninsula, just downstream from the O2 and literally built ON the Thames. The clubhouse venue is an architecture lovers dream, standing up high on stilts over the river and built from glass. So when Grace and Jiten got in touch and asked me to photograph their Greenwich Yacht Club wedding I was chomping at the bit to take up their offer! They filled their day with bright colours, mountains of delicious food, two heartfelt ceremonies and a lot of laughter. Scroll down to read all about it and see the snaps.

Bride and Groom stand in Hindu wedding outfits outside Greenwich Yacht Club. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What’s your love story? How did you meet?

We met on a night out in South London. I overheard Jiten talking about someone I went to school with and butted into his conversation. He then proceeded to call me Georgina for an evening and persistently asked if he could pass for Mexican … the rest is history!

Bride waits to see her husband to be during hindu wedding at Greenwich Yacht Club. Image by Parrot and Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What was the proposal like?

We didn’t really have a traditional proposal as such. We had lots of conversations about whether or not marriage was for us and eventually mutually agreed it was. I was then browsing vintage engagement rings online and found the perfect one in a shop near where we live. Jiten just said ‘lets go and get it!’ but we had agreed it was too soon to be planning a wedding so he hid it from me for 6 months! When the time was right we took it to our local park with a bottle of wine (and a packet of chips from the chippie) and sat under a tree and Jiten gave it to me then.

Bride and groom kiss after delivering wedding speeches at Greenwich Yacht Club. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

How did you find planning your wedding?

Mostly it was fun and we enjoyed doing some of the tasks but there were definite moments of stress and we had to remind ourselves that we were consciously trying to make this a low-key and fun wedding and not to get wrapped up in things that did not feel like us or were just doing to meet others expectations.

Bride and colourfully dressed wedding guests look at butter cream wedding cake. Greenwich Yacht Club. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

Why did you chose Greenwich Yacht Club?

We wanted somewhere where we could have all elements of our wedding in one place to minimise travelling about and having to pay extra for transport – so we were looking for somewhere suitable for civil ceremony, Hindu ceremony (let us have a fire!) and a party. We wanted it to be local to us so only looked in South East London and wanted it to be relaxed, a bit different, low key and informal. We found the perfect place in Greenwich Yacht Club which ticked all the boxes and immediately just felt fun and relaxing!

Brightly coloured flowers in jam jar vases at Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What did you both wear?

I wore a 50s style tea-dress because I have always loved vintage clothing and wanted something less formal than a more traditional wedding dress but still to feel special in it. I had a pair of gold heals for the ceremony but abandoned them for the Hindu ceremony and went bare foot, and then just wore sandals in the evening. I wore my grandma’s earrings for a personal touch and they were 60s esque so went well with my dress. I was given a gold mangalsutra (wedding necklace) during the Hindu ceremony so wore that for the rest of the day. I had a dried flower crown first for the civil ceremony and replaced that with a 60s headband in the evening. Jiten wore a blue suit with a peacock lining and bright yellow tie as he wanted something colourful and fun.

Bride wears 50s style tea length wedding dress at Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

We both wore traditional Indian wedding outfits (red, white and gold) for the Hindu ceremony, though I went for an Anarkali rather than sari as it was more comfortable and I could dress myself. Though in reality it took three bridesmaids and my sister in law to get me in and out! Jiten abandoned the turban as he felt it was too much.

Bride and groom at hindu wedding ceremony taking place at Greenwich Yacht Club. Image by Parrot and Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What sort of theme did you go for with your decor and styling?

We wanted the wedding to be as colourful as possible and that was our only theme really. We just went for brightly coloured bunting etc… and let the beautiful flowers do the talking. We had some traditional hindu elements (like a religious mandap) but made these ourselves so just made them as colourful and bright as possible. I really wanted natural, meadow type flowers and our florist made bouquets more amazing then I had ever imagined and really were the centrepiece. We also had a giant poster of Sly Stallone in Cobra as Jiten has always loved him and all things 80s and its a film we both love – that was definitely a talking point- we did actually tweet Sly a photo of this but alas he didn’t reply.

Brightly coloured wedding flowers in jam jars at a Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What were your ceremonies like?

We decided to have our ceremonies (civil and Hindu) with only immediate family and a very small handful of close friends as we felt it would be more intimate and less intimidating! this was great as it felt like all of our guests were in the wedding and afterwards they all said they felt very included in such an intimate wedding. Civil ceremony: we had both been milling around with our guests before the ceremony so we didn’t have a grand reveal and then walked down the aisle together. I did not want to be given away and we felt like it was a good symbol of how we want our marriage to start – we were also nervous so it was nice to be there together.

Bride and groom stand listening to ceremony reading at Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

We chose a ‘This is the place’ by the talking heads to walk down the aisle to as it is a fun, romantic (and most importantly 80s) song that we both already loved and has a light hearted feel to it. We contemplated the Rocky Theme tune but decided it was too out there! we kept the ceremony short and sweet and avoided the very traditional parts and public vows. My two sisters did readings, one read an extract from ‘The Amber Spyglass’ which was one of my childhood favourite books and the other wrote a poem which made everyone cry! The ceremony felt really special and remains a definite highlight because it felt really personal.

Female pandit Chanda Vas leading hindu wedding ceremony at Greenwich Yacht Club. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

We then had a Hindu ceremony which was a complete contrast. We found the UK’s first female Hindu priest, Chanda, which was great as it felt really feminist and she was amazing. she is really kind and funny and put us all at ease whilst keeping the service spiritual and meaningful. The ceremony was really colourful and fun to do. Jiten had to present me a mangal sutra (wedding necklace) which he couldn’t do up and was busy strangling me with it until his sister in law rescued us!

Female Pandit Chanda Vyas - Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What was your plan for the reception? 

In contrast to our tiny ceremonies we wanted a massive party with all of our friends and family. We had 150 guests for an informal buffet meal of Indian food and drinks, speeches, cake and dancing. The speeches were a definite highlight, we had Jiten, the bestman, bridesmaids and me doing speeches. Everyone was quite merry by then and they were a really funny part of the day. Jiten even got his entire family doing a Leeds football chant!

Bridesmaids deliver a wedding speech. Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

Did you have a first dance?

We avoided this like the plague as we felt it was too traditional for us (and too intimidating as neither of us can dance!) – our friends more than made up for this on the dance floor.

Guests dance at a fun wedding. Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What entertainment did you have?

We had a vintage style juke box as we don’t always agree on music and thought it would be fun to let people choose their own music – which turned out to be a very eclectic mix! this was great as it was a great talking point. It also looked really good and was a fun edition to our décor.

Bridesmaid and bride dance around wedding jukebox. Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What is your advice to other couples getting married?

Go for it and enjoy it as much as possible. We had a bit of stress in the run up but not too bad, and the day itself more than made up for it – we had the best day ever (far better than we imagined) and it all felt worth it! My only real advice would be not to get swept up in other peoples expectations and stick with what feels right for you as a couple and make sure it reflects your personalities.

Bride and groom clink glasses at Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

What was it like to work with me?

AMAZING from start to finish. We were both really worried about having our pictures taken as we are both a bit self conscious but you made us both feel so at ease and it ended up being a really fun experience. The pictures are great and so many friends and family have commented that they are the best wedding photos they have seen. More than that though it was like having another friend at the wedding and we had loads of fun with you. THANK YOU.

Bridesmaids raise glasses to toast bride and groom at Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. Image by Parrot & Pineapple. Click through to see more brightly coloured wedding photos.

Such nice words from Grace!!! I’m feeling all flustered and bashful now. Keep scrolling to see all the fun photos from Grace and Jiten’s Greenwich Yacht Club wedding. 

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Scroll down to the bottom to see the list of suppliers to this mega fun, brightly coloured Greenwich Yacht Club wedding.

Greenwich Yacht Club Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Greenwich Yacht Club

Bride’s white dress by Cutting Edge Brides

60s Style Headband from Anthropology

Groom’s blue suit from Ted Baker

Groom’s Hindu suit from Bollywood Borrowed

Flowers by Katie at The Flower Hut

Make up by Ivona 

Hair by Anna at Box Hair in Deptford

Catering by Satkeer Catering

Hindu ceremony led by Pandit Chanda Vyas

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Thorner Victory Village Hall | Leeds | Jodie & Lee

Thorner Victory Village Hall | Leeds | Jodie & Lee

Jodie and Lee’s Kawaii themed wedding is absolute testament to what you can do with a blank canvas and a moderate budget. I loved this wedding – the incredible creativity, the fun, the love, the VIBES. Jodie and Lee had a cearly defined vision for their wedding right from the outset and I believe that’s what bought it to life in a crazy riot of colour and kitsch. This is one wedding where you HAVE to scroll right to the bottom to see all the snaps.

What’s your love story?

I had spotted Lee out running near my house back in 2009 and thought he looked like a proper handsome chap…following on from this I then started noticing him around more often in the town we lived in. I saw him one day in a supermarket, recognised him sans running gear and accidentally on purpose bumped in to him and started conversation from there…we went on a date to Manchester and it blossomed from there.

What was the proposal like?

Lee and I visit London quite a lot, we love it! We were visiting London to watch 6 Day Cycling back in October 2016. We arrived on day one and Lee suggested we go to Camden followed by a walk up Primrose Hill. It was around dusk and the sun was starting to set, we could see all of the lights of London Town as we were sat looking out from the benches. We were having a conversation and Lee said he had something for me, next thing he was down on one knee ( I remember thinking there are an awful lot of people around what is going on here ) and he asked me to marry him, using his Mum’s engagement ring ( who has sadly passed ) I was lost for words, paused for a long time then started asking if Lee was joking ( several times ) He started to look quite worried due to a lack of yay or nay from me – I eventually said YES! Next thing I know Frank Skinner walked right past us!

Where was your ceremony and reception held?

We knew that we needed some space that we could style out, a bit like a blank canvas, so we knew to achieve this it would need to be a Village Hall. Lee also wanted to use small businesses as much as possible so a venue with a community benefit was ideal. We love Yorkshire so the Party was to be there – somewhere. We did a tour of Village Halls one Saturday to try and find something we liked but we could not find a place that met all of our requirements. Lee took to the internet and managed to find Thorner Victory Hall, we arranged a viewing and fell in love with the very well maintained Hall and the village. What sold it for me was the Disco Ball!

What about your outfits?

I wore a dress crafted by The Couture Co. The reason I chose to have a bespoke dress designed was because if I am being honest I felt quite uninspired by traditional wedding dressed and wanted something created that was more me, something I knew I would feel comfortable in. When I spotted The Couture Co I knew immediately they would be the ones to create something for me. Lee wore a suit by Herbie Frogg, having lost a considerable amount of weight over the last couple of years he wanted something that was nicely fitted to show off his new bod.

Talk us through your wedding decor:

We opted for a full on RAINBOW theme ( because if I was a thing I would be an actual rainbow ) with a hint of Kawaii. My pinterest board was absolute mayhem, full of bright and amazing ideas but I was struggling to reign it in. We enlisted the help of AppleTree Events who helped to suggest a more focussed approach by designing some boards of what it would look like. We opted for no flowers, but have succulents with bright coloured heads that flower, planted in mini disco balls. An array of animals from the Painted Parade all wearing party hats. As we were doing street food we did not have set places for guests, we wanted people to mix and get to know each other so we left it quite open for that to happen. We used foils to decorate the walls and had a mix of Pom Pom Chandeliers, Pom Pom garlands, tissue tassel garlands created by Sharelle from AppleTree and huge colourful balloons dotted all around. In the bar area we opted to hire some metallic effect Chesterfield sofas whilst crafting some Ikea tables with wicked stickers from Mrs Grossmans Sticker Factory and holographic sticky back plastic. We had a small side room we were able to use as a Kids room, we put a Big Top style tent in there with some cushions, inflatables, colouring supplies etc so that they were kept entertained. We also had a temporary tattoo station which was a real hit along with the Glitter Station from Wish Upon a Sparkle! Glitter beards everywhere!

What was your plan for the reception?

Our plan was to Party! We did structure the day slightly to let guests know when they could start to get their food and when the disco started. We tried to ensure that the day didn’t have any “dead time” where people were just stood around waiting for things to happen. The favourite part of Lees day was when the kids had eaten too many sweets and got their second wind on the dance floor, being dragged around on inflatable Unicorns and Flamingos. Jodie’s favourite part was seeing everyone have such a good time and eat lots of food ( I am a full on Feeder ).

How did you find working with me?

From the offset working with you was really easy and fun, you set our expectations from day one. You made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera when the day came any anxieties we had went out of the window. Lee and I have hardly
any photographs of us together over the last 9 years because we are both quite camera shy and you have created some absolutely amazing images of the pair of us that make us feel a million dollars. We actually feel like celebrities at the moment and that is all down to you. Thank-you.

What entertainment did you have?

We chose to have a Magician who would be more like a guest at the party, subtly inserting himself in to conversations being had by the guests and then astounding them with his magic. Wish Upon A Sparkle were hired, as it was a Rainbow, glitter based theme we thought it would be a hit and it was! For music in the evening we chose a DJ that played non cheesy party music but was open to playing some classics from the decades.

What’s your planning advice for other couples getting married?

Dare to be different, make sure it reflects you as a couple and don’t feel like you are being pushed down a particular route. If you are not using an hotel or a venue with a co-ordinator, hire one ours was amazing(and like a ninja). She ensured that suppliers were managed, the hall was tided up and items like the cake was cut up for the guest, whilst we were busy having fun. One thing we would do differently was to get the cake delivered rather than collect and transport ourselves. We lost the bottom tier!

Thorner Village Hall – Rainbow Themed Wedding Photos

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Kawaii Themed Wedding Suppliers

Bride’s Dress: The Couture Co

Brides’s Make Up: Kimberley Brook

Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice & Converse

Groom’s Suit: Herbie Frogg from Bridgewater Menswear

Reception: Thorner Village Hall

Styling: Apple Tree Weddings and Events

Glitter: Wish Upon a Sparkle

Cake: The Bakery Barn

Catering: Baked in Brick and Sugar Spun Sister

DJ: The Deckheads

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The Gipsy Queen Pub Wedding | North London | Jade & Nick

The Gipsy Queen Pub Wedding | North London | Jade & Nick

Pub weddings are by far my favourite! So when Jade and Nick asked me to shoot their Gypsy Queen North London Pub wedding in Kentish Town I was GAME ON. There day was all kinds of sweet, elegant, thoughtful, relaxed and just generally really fucking nice! Like many of the weddings I’ve photographed this summer it was absolutely sweltering, scroll down to check out their hot photos!

What’s your love story?

We met working at a call centre at Reading University – a less romantic setting you would struggle to find!

What was the proposal like?

We got engaged on the morning of Christmas day after biking in the rain down to a deserted beach in Tulum, Mexico.

Where was your ceremony and reception held?

Burgh House – beautiful venue close to home and the Heath / Gipsy Queen – our local pub with a beautiful outdoor space and they were very helpful when we were thinking about picking them unlike other pubs who didn’t really seem to want the hassle of a wedding!

Burgh House Wedding Venue

What about your outfits?

Nick wore a petrol blue paul smith suit with matching paul smith ties for the ushers and best man (Paul Smith is a Nottingham man!)
I wore a bridal dress by designer Maggie Sottero and Midgley. A surprise to chose an actual wedding dress, but tried it on and loved it. Didn’t want to take it off in the shop!

Bridal Party outfits - marks and Spencer and Paul smith

Tell us about what your squad wore:

Our groomsmen – blue suits (non-matching), white shirt and a paul smith floral tie (matching) and our bridesmaids wore Light Grey Multi Way Maxi Dress from Marks & Spencer.

Talk us through your wedding decor:

Wedding theme was really keeping it simple and picking what matters to us. With Burgh House and Gipsy Queen both venues had the style we really liked and both within walking distance from where we live! Convenient! We wanted to keep it local to the area.
Flowers: Short brief but to include wildflowers, grasses and fresh herbs. Also love Daisy’s and Sweet Peas so to in clude those. After seeing King-Weys work we also wanted a flower hedgerow for the windows. It exceeded our expectations!
Table Names: We picked parks in London, since adopting a rescue dog we have spent most weekends/evenings trying to find green spaces in London to exercise him! So we picked parks we have taken the dog for walks!
Table Plans: Jade’s mum Sarah and husband Daren made all the gin favours (months in advance) from sloe berries in the Garden. Really wanted those to take centre stage on the tables alongside the wildflowers.
Cake: Victoria Sponge lovingly made by Kerrie (Jade’s sister) and Shelly. There was lots of debate about if it should be semi naked or a naked cake. In the end naked won!

floral and mini gins on the wedding tables

Tell us about the ceremony?

We were hot in that small room but a nice and simple registry service from a Camden registrar with Jade’s sister Kerrie reading out a poem she had written.

Nick:Favourite bit was the struggle with the ring as the heat had expanded the size of our fingers but also in contrast the claminess meant they were eventually able to slip on!

Jade: Favourite bit was hearing Cinematic Orchestra to build a home played on the piano just before I was about to walk in!

Bridesmaid doing a reading at the reception

What was your plan for the reception?

After going round the houses and looking at so many different wedding options – we finally decided the best thing for us was to try and keep it as simple and stress-free as possible; hence the venue being at our local. With the weather being nice we wanted to utilise the garden space and have the pub kitted out so you could tell it was a wedding but in a kind of rustic-London-pub kind of way!

Personally my favorite bits were arriving with the confetti and being handed an ice cold Beavertown neckoil beer (my favorite beer) and then in the evening getting all our friends and fam on the dancefloor for a boogie.

heart confetti on the dance floor at Pub Gipsy Queen in London

How did you find working with me?

AMAZING. You are very relaxing and calming but with a crazy party vibe as well! And we’ve got a bond through our rescue dogs!

What entertainment did you have?

Our friend from uni Marshal was the DJ and absolutely nailed it (especially considering he is not your ‘traditional’ wedding DJ)

What’s your planning advice for other couples getting married?

Nick: Try to keep the planning as stress free as possible and have it at a pub; this means when you go for planning meetings you get served free drinks!
Jade: Keep it simple and don’t get stressed if plans change last minute. We had a wet weather plan all year only for the sun to beam down so you just need to go with the flow!
Only thing I think we would do differently is go with our gut in the first place, we planned a Wedding in North London then other variations of weddings only to come back to the original plan!

Burgh House and Gipsy Queen Wedding Photos

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Jade getting a wedding morning gift

Earrings to wear on her wedding day

Jade's Wedding Dress hanging up in her bedroom

Wedding Shoes by Carvela

Jade getting her blue Carvela shoes on

bride putting her earrings in ready to go

Bridemaids getting ready in their Marks and Spencers gowns

Bridal party make up being done

Bridal Make up by Laura Anne Make Up

Helping the bride getting ready with the finishing touches

Jade's Bridal Hair with flowers

Jade showing her family her dress before the ceremony at Burgh House

Mother of the Bride getting ready for the wedding in her floral dress and hat

Jade coming down the stairs in her wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero and Midgley

Sun shining in the trees at Burgh House

Piano Yard at Burgh House Hampstead

Welcome sign for Nick and Jade's wedding

Arriving in a London Cab for the wedding ceremony

Jade arrives in her London cab for the wedding ceremony at Burgh House

Bride's arrival at Burgh House, Hampstead

Nick and Groomsmen talking to registrar at Burgh house

Bridesmaids walking down the aisle at Burgh House

Bridesmaids at Burgh House wearing Marks and Spencers dresses

Bride and Father of the Bride walking down the aisle at Burgh House

Nick watching Jade arrive at Burgh House

Nick and Jade at Burgh House wedding ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at Burgh House, close up on piano and bride and groom as they sit

bridesmaid reading during the ceremony at Burgh House

wedding guests listening to the ceremony at Burgh House

Jade and Nick during the ceremony at Burgh House

the rings being given at the wedding ceremony at burgh house

ring exchange at burgh house wedding

Parents of the Groom watching the wedding ceremony at Burgh House

the rings - wedding ceremony at burgh house

bride and groom share their first kiss

signing the register at Burgh house

family photo after the ceremony at burgh house

nick and jade at their wedding ceremony at Burgh House

Nick and Jade Burgh House Wedding Ceremony

Nick and Jade with the Piano at Burgh House - North London wedding

Piano Music at the Burgh House hotel for guests

Bride and Bridesmaid outside of Burgh house

Nick and Jade heading to Gipsy Queen in London cab

Bridal part outside Gipsy Queen in North London

Bridal Party having a hug outside the pub Gipsy Queen London

Groomsmen outside the Gipsy Queen Pub London

Nick and his Groomsmen at the Gipsy Queen Pub London

 

Nick and Jade walking on London Streets near the Gipsy Queen pub

Nick and Jade outside coloured wall near Gipsy Queen Pub, London

Guests on the way to Gipsy Queen reception in a coach

Gipsy Queen Pub London

Welcome Drinks at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Baby enjoying the pub garden at the wedding reception Gipsy Queen London

Nick and Jade arriving at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Bride toasting drinks with guest in the pub garden at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Jade greeting guest at the Gipsy Queen pub

Wedding Guests enjoying the pub garden at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Dog wedding guest at the Gipsy Queen Pub London

Dog wedding guest at the gipsy Queen Pub

Nick greeting guests at their Gipsy Queen Pub wedding reception

Woo Yeah Cake Topper on the Naked Wedding Cake

Naked Victoria sponge Wedding Cake

Fruits and Floral Naked Victoria sponge wedding cake

Nick and Jade cutting the wedding cake at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Jade eating her wedding cake slice

The Naked Victoria sponge Fruit and Floral wedding cake

Jade and guest in the pub garden listening to a friend

Guest enjoying the pub garden at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Table decor at the Gipsy Queen Pub

Table names for wedding decor at the Gipsy Queen pub

Mini Gin bottle favours

florals in the windows at Gipsy Queen pub

Regents Park table names at the Gipsy Queen pub wedding

Mini Gin Bottle Wedding Favours

Guests going inside the Gipsy Queen pub to take their places

Food is served at the Gipsy Queen pub

reception food at the gipsy queen pub

guests enjoying the food

Male guess raising his finger while sitting down at the wedding reception

Dog wedding guest having a rest at the reception gipsy queen pub

wedding guest enjoying the speeches

father of the bride clapping

bridesmaid laughing at the speeches gipsy queen pub

wedding guests enjoying the speeches at the pub

wedding guest listening the speeches at the gipsy queen pub

mother of the bride clapping the speeches

dog guest enjoying the speeches at the pub

Bride and bridesmaids dancing at the reception

Bride with her mum and dad at the evening reception - gipsy queen pub

Jade having a great time on the dance floor at the Gipsy Queen pub

red confetti hearts on the dance floor

guests covered with the heart confetti

guests dancing with the confetti hearts

Guests cooling off with a fan at the wedding reception - gipsy queen pub

two wedding guests having a cuddle on the dance floor

family dancing during the reception

female guest in yellow dress dancing at the reception

groomsmen embrace on the dance floor

female guest having fun with the lobster claws

female wedding guest having fun with the lobster claws

groom Nick enjoying the lobster claws

Nick in full lobster dress up at the gipsy queen pub wedding reception

male guest dressed up as the lobster

lobster selfies on the dance floor

two men dancing on the dancefloor

female bridesmaid wearing leopard mask

mother of the bride dressed up as a lobster

Jade posing with her pineapple cut out

couple dancing ay the evening reception

female kissing her partner at the wedding reception

rowan the wedding photographer getting in on the snaps

wedding guests taking a selfie

Nick and friend smiling at the camera

father of the bride kissing bride on the head

bride jade posing for photo with friends

bride dancing with wedding guest

rowan the wedding photographer having a photo with guests

mother of the bride and bridesmaid smiling for the camera

wedding guests smiling at the camera

North London Pub Wedding Suppliers

Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero and Midgley from Rookery Bridal in Somerset

Brides’s Make Up: Laura Anne Make Up 

Bride’s Shoes: Carvela from Kurt Geiger

Bridesmaids Dresses: Marks and Spencer

Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith from Kilver Court

Groomsmen’s Suits: Paul Smith from Kilver Court

Ceremony & Reception: Burgh House and Gipsy Queen

Flowers (bouquets, button holes and venue flowers): Alright Petal 

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Pembroke Lodge Wedding | South West London | Georgie & Gary

Pembroke Lodge Wedding | South West London | Georgie & Gary

Georgie and Gary created a natural, classic and elegant style for their Pembroke Lodge wedding. Their day was inspired by and filled with brilliant music, right through from the ceremony to the absolutely banging party. Scroll down to hear about their inspirations and see more snaps from their green and natural wedding.

Where was your ceremony and reception held?

It was at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond, and this was special because Richmond was where we had our first date and we had some lovely times there.

Tell us about your Love Story:

We both love music so for our first date we went somewhere that played supposedly people aged good music, which turned out to be total pants, so we just walked and talked for hours. The only thing I didn’t like was Gary’s shoes that he wore – not a deal breaker!

What about your outfits?

I wore a Enid Wtoo gown by Watters. I chose this gown because it was classic and elegant, which is not what I though I would go for as I like the whole boho look, however it worked. Gary wore a Hugo Boss suit, which was a huge step away from the Rock Tees and converse, he always looks handsome in a suit.

Tell us about what your squad wore:

Our bridesmaid wore dresses from ASOS with shoes from Marks and Spencers.

Talk us through your wedding decor:

We wanted a midsummers night dream look, very green and natural. We also wanted to have arrangements that had multiple use to cut down on waste. The bridal bouquet was used on the ceremony table, which was green foliage and some small white flowers. Fresh White and Greens with gold accents. Mix of wild and natural interesting and textured foliages, twisted willow, Green bell, Thistle, Euchalyptus, White Veronica, Herbs, Scabious, Ammi Majus, Amarathus. The aisle candles were filled with moss and the used as centrepieces. We used succulents as name places and favours. We chose these because we wanted guest to go home with something they would have to continue to care for and each time they did they would have memories of the part they played in making our day. The button holes were white thistle. We mixed all of our family and friends up, as it’s easy to sit within your comfort zone and wanted people to mix, which worked so well. Our wedding cake was made by our friend which meant so much on the day.

What was your plan for the ceremony?

I used to be a DJ, We love music and regularly go to gigs. We decided that as our tastes are so eclectic we would have a bit of everything. Whilst guest were arriving we had quartet music playing of covers like Pink floyd, Blacksabath, Fleetwood Mac, The Game of thrones theme tune etc, etc. I walked down the isle to Jimi Hendrik, Foxy Lady and we signed the register to a cover by Jasmine Thompson of sweet child of mine, as Gary is a huge fan of Guns N Roses. We played no where to run to by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The reading we chose was the lyrics to Led Zeppelins Thank you. We wanted a relaxed vibe and we felt the music reflected that. Our favourite part of the ceremony was walking in with Harry and Megan masks. My not so favourite bit was Gary emphasising my middle name Cordelia. I loved that my brother walked me down the isle, he made me laugh so much!

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What was your plan for the reception?

The plan for the reception was again relaxed. But huge emphasis again on music. I loved the fact that my great nephew was teaching Gary’s uncle Warren how to floss. We loved the music, the Dj was fabulous. We purposely mixed every table so people got to know each other as Our families hadn’t met. We wanted everyone, including people we hired for the day to be a part of it and feel comfortable.

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How did you find working with me?

We can’t thank you enough Rowan. We didn’t want stuffy, formal, uncomfortable pictures. It was so natural and organic and happy and colourful. You captured us, all of our friends and family to perfection. You captured the happiness and the vibe of the day. Have to say meeting you was one of our favourite parts. You made the whole process easy, so glad you were there to enjoy it with us.

What entertainment did you have?

We hired a magic mirror and encouraged EVERYONE to take snaps. It did kind of get messy at the end, we loved it!

What’s your planning advice for other couples getting married?

Accept the things you can’t change, embrace the day and the planning. The wedding car, with the groom and best man were involved in an accident on the way to the venue. No one was hurt but it really puts it into prospective. Don’t stress about the little things, be greatfull for everything and everyone. Do it how you want it. Choose florists, photographers etc because you like their work and allow them to do what they do best. Have fun, take time enjoy the day, don’t worry about people enjoying themselves, they make their own fun.

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Some sage advice their from Georgie and Gary on planning their wedding day. Keep scrolling to see more photos and check out the credits at the end of the brilliant suppliers that contributed towards this lovely day.

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Bride’s Dress: Enid Wtoo Wedding Dress from Emma Elizabeth Bridal in Twickenham

Bride’s Make Up: Charmaine Thompson Hair & Beauty

Bride’s Shoes: Marks and Spencers

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pembroke Lodge, Richmond

DJ: DJ2K Danny Costello

Flowers: Stems and Bows

Furniture and styling: Host with Style

London Cab: London Wedding Cab

Photo booth: My Fun Photo Booth

Second Shooter: Hana Laurie Photography

Wedding Invites: Beija Flor Studio

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The Bird Pub Wedding | East London | Kat & Aaron

The Bird Pub Wedding | East London | Kat & Aaron

It’s no secret that I flippin love a pub wedding. So when Kat and Aaron told me about their wedding plans I was well keen to be their wedding photographer. Kat and Aaron wanted their day to be about spending time with their friends, family and two ADORABLE children, Georgie and Roahn (pronounced the same as my name, which caused me a bit of confusion!). Kat and Aaron chose The Birds in Leytonstone for their relaxed, simple and pretty East London pub wedding.

Let’s hear from Kat and Aaron as they take us through their big day!

Beautiful Valentines Mansion Wedding with Bridal Party outside taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding PhotographyWhere was your ceremony and reception held?

“Valentines Mansion, Gants Hill: I went to the park a lot when I was little, and my dad used to go with his friends when he was a child too. We had a small and very quick ceremony, as it was the bit that we were both least looking forward to! When it was happening it didn’t feel so bad but we were definitely happier when It was over.

[We had our reception at] The Birds pub in Leytonstone: We really loved the community vibe of the pub, we wanted somewhere all our family and friends could come together to celebrate and have a great time!” – Kat

Tell us about your Love Story:

“We met through friends and were friends for a few years first, with other partners.
We got engaged after we had been together for 4 years, at the top of the Empire State building in New York. We decided to put the wedding on hold while we bought our little flat then had our two children! I started planning the wedding at the end of September 2017 so our wedding day matches up with us being together for 10 years.”

Kat & Aaron with their two children outside The Birds Pub - photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography

What about your outfits?

“We knew we wanted it to be really casual so the men wore matching trousers and braces from next and pink ties from Asos, they then wore their own choice of shoes and white shirts. They all wore matching monogramed cufflinks as gifts too.
I wore an Oleg Cassini tea length dress. Knowing we would have a small ceremony and then a big party I wanted something I could party in! I wore the most amazing pink glitter irregular choice shoes.”

Tell us about what your squad wore:


“Groomsmen wore the same as the Groom, they wore their own choice of shirts and shoes.
Bridesmaids dresses where from V by Very. Wraps from Primark and necklaces from Tiffany. Shoes were all girls own choices.”

Wedding decorations at The Birds pub wedding in Leytonstone - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography

Talk us through your East London pub wedding decor:

“The reason that we wanted a pub wedding is because the vibe of the venue brings its own sort of style. I wanted a really chilled out and friendly vibe, where everyone felt happy to just let their hair down. I chose a pretty simple colour scheme of white with bits of green, pink and metallics and used loads of fairy lights to make the pub feel cosy and look magical!
I used empty spirit bottles to put flowers in and decorated metal tin cans too. I love photos and wanted to incorporate lots into the party. We had a photo booth which was great and on the tables we had little easels with photos on too.
As we were going for a relaxed feel we decided on asking guests to bring cakes instead of having a huge wedding cake!”Table decorations at The Bird pub wedding with a photo of Kat and Aaron - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Photography

How did you find working with me?

“We booked you on the recommendation from someone else! It was great to work with you! You were really friendly and easy to speak to, and seemed to really just ‘slot in’ to our family 😀 Everyone has loved the photos.”

What entertainment did you have?

“Spotify!”

What’s your planning advice for other couples getting married?


“Do what you like! Try hard not to listen to other peoples criticisms and just do what you love…chances are it’ll all come together.
I’d like to say to my past self to not stress, but she’d just laugh as her eye twitched and would then carry on regardless :D”

Kat's cat having a stretch in their home - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography A fireplace showing old wedding photographs and Kat's wedding shoes - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's wedding dress hanging in the hallway ready to be worn - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron's daughter holding her wedding shoes - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography A close up of the wedding dress hanging against vintage inspired wallpaper - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's bridesmaid dresses hanging in the hallway - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup ready in the living room - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's bridesmaid helps her get her hair ready looking in the mirror - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's bridesmaids opening their gifts from the bride - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's daughter trying on her necklace for the wedding - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography A pair of glittery pumps and trainers for Kat and Aaron's children's wedding shoes - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's daughter getting ready in her wedding attire - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat's happy face smiling at seeing her daughter dressed for the wedding - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat standing by the window in her wedding dress - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The bridesmaids in the wedding car smiling at the camera - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The wedding rings in their box next to the button holes - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Groomsman helping the groom put his cufflinks on - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Groomsmen putting their ties on - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Groomsmen having champagne in the garden - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Groomsmen chatting in the garden before the wedding - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography A Groomsman having his buttonhole put on by his friend - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Vintage wedding car for the Groomsmen to arrive in - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Shot of the bride's wedding car from the bridesmaid car as they drive down the road - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding Guests arriving at the venue for the ceremony - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Groom, Aaron and his mum sharing an embrace before the ceremony - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat walks down the aisle to Aaron. Shot of her arrival - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron kiss as she meet him at the end of the aisle - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Shot of the bridesmaid watching the wedding ceremony - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron look at each other to say their vows - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Close up of Kat and Aaron's faces during the ceremony - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron's daughter sitting on a bridesmaid lap smiling at her mummy and daddy - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron sign the wedding register - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron walk down the aisle together after the ceremony smiling and cheering - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The bridesmaid enter the room after the ceremony cheering - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat and Aaron standing with their bridesmaid and their daughter smiling - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The vintage wedding cars parked outside the venue - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat cheering at the camera with her bouquet, veil blowing in the wind- Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat having a cuddle and kiss with her daughter outside the wedding venue - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Confetti thrown over the bride and groom - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The wedding party are cheering and clapping - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Kat cuddling her daughter outside the wedding venue - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Close up of Kat's wedding bouquet - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Close up of Kat's sparkly wedding vintage inspired peep toe shoes - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The bride and groom in their vintage wedding car smiling - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Bridal party outside the wedding venue striking a pose - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The bridal party having a laugh outside the wedding venue smiling to each other - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Bride and Groom share a kiss in the garden at the wedding venue - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Family member pops his face threw the garden gate making wedding couple laugh - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Bride and Groom taking a stroll in the garden - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Bride in the Garden smiling - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Groom Aaron helping Bride Kat get out of their vintage wedding car - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The Bride and Groom outside The Birds Pub in Leytonstone with their children - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography The bride with her son having a cuddle outside The Birds pub - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding Guests cheer as couple enter the pub, The Birds - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Baby guest pulling funny face at the camera - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding guest and bride and grooms daughter on the dance floor - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding Guest chatting at reception, The Birds Pub Leytonstone - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Child wedding guest blowing bubbles at the wedding reception - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding Bouquets on the table - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding guest tucking into the wedding buffet at The Birds pub - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Bridesmaid and guest looking at the buffet at the wedding reception - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Bridesmaid chatting to the bride on the dance floor at the wedding reception - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding Guests laughing on the dance floor - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding guest pulling some shapes on the dance floor - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Glittery peep toes wedding shoes on the bar with champagne and a pint - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding guests dancing at the wedding reception - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Man and women wedding guest dancing together on the dance floor at The Birds pub - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Two male wedding guests dancing - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Female wedding guest dancing at the wedding reception - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Bridesmaid twirling on the dance floor - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Wedding guest embrace on the dance floor - Photo taken by Parrot and Pineapple Wedding Photography Glittery peep toe wedding shoes on the bar - 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Credits

Brides Dress: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal

Brides shoes: Irregular Choice

Bridesmaids Dresses: V by Very

Ceremony Venue: Valentines Mansion, Gants Hill

Flowers: Flowers by Karen, Gants Hill

Reception Venue: The Birds Pub, Leytonstone

Second shooter: Paola de Paola

If you’re planning your own pub wedding then be sure to check out my urban wedding venue blog series featuring loads of really nice urban pubs that host weddings (amongst other cool industrial chic wedding venues):

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London Pub Wedding | The Royal Inn on the Park | Madeline & Javi

London Pub Wedding | The Royal Inn on the Park | Madeline & Javi

I love a London pub wedding. What could be more romantic than promising your loved one to spending the rest of your lives together and then heading off to the pub a jolly good knees up with all your friends and family?! There is always a lovely ambiance at a pub wedding. I think there is something about the relaxed setting that lends itself to intimacy, laughter and all round nice times.

Summer, winter, rain or shine, a London pub wedding delivers high jinks all year round. The buildings are usually years old, bursting character features, cosy in the winter with a roaring fire and spacious in the summer with a blooming pub garden. Plus there is probably nothing more quintessentially British than drinking a pint in a London pub. All these reasons make a London pub an excellent choice for a wedding.

Madeline and Javi wanted a London pub wedding for their big day back in October last year. They booked Camera Hannah to capture their nuptials, and knowing that I love a pub wedding, Hannah asked me to come along and second shoot for her. Having a second shooter is a great way to increase the volume of images that you get from your day for just a little bit more money. You get both aspects of the day as each photographer follows the journey of each partner. I’m in a big network of full time, professional photographers and we often call on each other to assist one another at weddings. I love second shooting for other photographers; it’s a nice way to see how other people work, learn techniques, share your own experiences and work as a part of a team. Being self-employed means spending a lot of admin and editing time alone, so working with someone else on occasion does great things for your creativity and well-being!

Working as a team with Hannah it was great to be involved in such a lovely wedding. Madeline and Javi filled their day with personal touches, the wedding party arrived at The Royal Inn on the Park on red London buses and were greeted with plates of Spanish tapas from Javi’s home country of Spain. The family speeches were in both English and Spanish and were followed by traditional pub fish and chips. The function room at the pub was decorated like a very cool 50s school prom with strings of paper tassels and coloured balloons. Guests were invited to decorate themselves with a temporary tattoo bar, and Madeline and Javi’s friends sneakily surprised them with a shower of gold glitter burst from a glitter canon on the dance floor. It was a beautiful, sentimental day that ended with a brilliantly fun party.

If you are planning a London pub wedding be sure to check out my portfolio of images from Sam & Laura’s wedding at The Camberwell Arms. You can find my prices here, and enquire about my availability by contacting me here. 

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Credits:

First Photographer – Camera Hannah | Ceremony Venue – Stoke Newington Town Hall | Reception Venue – The Royal Inn on The Park

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