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

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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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

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