Real Wedding: A Fun-Filled Day in London with a Marble and Copper Theme
Their ceremony was a traditional church affair, followed by a reception in a super-cool London venue, complete with eucalyptus table decorations and hanging floral arrangements.
Photographer | David Wickham
The London wedding venue
Hollie and Rob held their wedding ceremony at St John of Jerusalem in Hackney. <br /><br />"It's a stunning church," says Hollie. "We kept the ceremony and vows traditional. The vows are iconic, and we wanted to keep them that way."<br /><br />"The church didn't need much decoration added, it was breathtaking just as it was, so we only added tiny candles at each pew and two flower arrangements at the front of the altar."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/the-yandyw-guide-to-church-of-england-weddings/18628.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The Y&YW guide to Church of England weddings</a>
The wedding reception
They held their reception at <a href="https://jjmedia.com/studios/perseverance" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JJ Studios in Perseverance Works</a> in Hackney.<br /><br />"We had a very specific idea of what we wanted, and our wedding planner Alex Merri of <a href="http://thebijoubride.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bijou Bride</a> pulled together lots of options," explains Hollie.<br /><br />"After a number of visits it was easy to see that JJ Studios would work perfectly for what we wanted."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/24-of-the-best-london-wedding-venues-for-city-couples/19904.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 24 of the Best London Wedding Venues for City Couples</a>
The marble and copper wedding theme
Hollie and Rob wanted a fresh and clean feel for their day, opting for a marble and copper theme. They added luscious greenery for an extra touch. <br /><br />We adore their suspended table plan - check out <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/diy-and-craft/real-couples-table-plans/19542.html" target="_self">other couples' real table plans for big day inspiration</a>.
The wedding stationery
The marble theme ran through to the stationery, including the simplistic table names.
The marble wedding cake
Even the cake, by Asma of <a href="http://www.sugaredsaffron.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sugared Saffron</a>, was given the marble treatment; the two layers were different flavours (red velvet and lemon), and was topped with a marble topper. <br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/cakes/24-marble-wedding-cakes-that-are-works-of-art/21875.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 24 marble wedding cakes that are works of art</a><br /><br />
The table decorations
The tables were decorated with eucalyptus running along the middle, for a gorgeous botanical style. <br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/mood-boards/gorgeous-wedding-table-garlands-wedding-decor-inspiration/22809.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Gorgeous Wedding Table Garlands: Wedding Decor Inspiration</a>
Suspended wedding flowers
The couple also ticked one of the biggest wedding trend boxes of 2018 with a <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/flowers/17-of-the-loveliest-hanging-floral-arrangements-for-your-wedding/22868.html" target="_self">hanging floral arrangement</a>,
Prior to the cake cutting, the guests were greeted with a Wendy Woo cocktail, in honour of Hollie's mum, who sadly passed away.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/guests/best-ways-to-remember-lost-loved-ones-at-your-wedding/21020.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The best ways to remember lost loved ones at your wedding</a>
The wedding dress
Hollie's long-sleeved <a href="http://cymbeline.com/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cymbeline</a> wedding dress was purchased from <a href="https://morgandaviesbridal.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Morgan Davies in Hitchin</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/delightful-wedding-dresses-with-sleeves/18718.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Delightful Wedding Dresses with Sleeves</a>
The wedding veil
Hollie accessorised her wedding dress with a breath-taking veil, with scattered appliqué detailing to match her dress.<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/19-wedding-hairstyles-that-look-amazing-with-veils/22643.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 19 Wedding Hairstyles that Look Amazing with Veils</a><br /><br />
The Jimmy Choo wedding shoes
The bride opted for a chic pair of <a href="http://www.jimmychoo.com/en/home" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jimmy Choo</a> wedding shoes with a flattering ankle strap, which she has worn countless times since. <br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/100-beautiful-wedding-shoes-for-the-bride/18598.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 100 beautiful pairs of wedding shoes for the bride</a>
The green bridesmaid dresses
"All of my bridesmaids were different shapes, so it was key that we got a style that suited them all, that they were all comfortable in," says Hollie.<br /><br />"A friend of my aunt made the dresses. I wanted colour but something quite soft, and I think the green looked great and complemented all of their skin tones."<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/bridesmaids-flowergirls/gorgeous-green-bridesmaid-dresses/19624.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Gorgeous Green Bridesmaid Dresses</a>
The wedding flowers
Hollie went for an untamed look for her wedding flowers; her and her nanny went to Vauxhall flower market in London at 7am to see which flowers she liked, and ended up choosing a colourful selection, which wasn't the original plan.<br /><br />"The bouquet was epic, and the pops of colour worked so well with the greenery," says Hollie.<br /><br />Choosing a florist? <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/flowers/choosing-a-florist-heres-what-you-need-to-know/21807.html" target="_self">Here's what you need to know.</a>
The most memorable moment
"We held a party at a local pub the evening before the wedding, and it was a great way for people to mingle and get to know anyone they hadn't previously met," says Hollie. <br /><br />"Everyone was so happy and we could just feel the love from everyone throughout the whole weekend."