Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your London Wedding Real Weddings features.

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Our love rocks

Our love rocks

Stephanie and Toby met at work in Houston, Texas, where their friendship soon turned into a relationship – despite the fact that they knew it would soon become long-distance. "He was an offshore geophysicist, whereas I was onshore in Texas," Stephanie explains. "He would be at sea for five to eight weeks at a time, during which we would talk on the phone every night. The distance strengthened our relationship."... read more

A London love story

A London love story

Fabienne and Tony both work in the classical music business – Fabienne as a marketing professional and Tony as a percussionist. It was while they were both working for the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra that they met. And yes, it was at the work Christmas party! Fabienne tells us, "I remember looking across the room and thinking, 'Who is that?' I was so drawn to his good looks and magnetism. Tony says he was taken by my big smile, flirtatious nature and intelligence."... read more

A love for all time

A love for all time

Dr Naeem Meghjee and Dr Rahima Meghjee first started chatting at the tender age of 13 on MSN Messenger (remember that?), but they grew apart during their teenage years. It was when they both went to university in London that they reconnected. "I was initially reluctant about him," Rahima laughs. "But his charm, wit and good looks were hard to resist!" Naeem was attracted to her beauty and innate "goodness", eventually winning her over with a first date to the Natural History Museum.... read more

Understated elegance

Understated elegance

Despite going to school together and growing up in the same town, it wasn't until Lucia and Kilian finished university that they became friends. "I was on a gap year and Kilian was on a placement year," Lucia explains. "We spent a lot of time together and we ended up going out. I don't think anyone would have put us together in our school days!"... read more

Party on

Party on

Musicians Lauren and Tim met in the most romantic setting – a wedding – where a mutual friend did some skilful matchmaking. "We ended up talking late into the night," Lauren says. And the rest is history. "I went on a four-week U.S. tour with Rick Astley," Lauren says. "While I was away, Tim worked on fixing up our house." His plan was to propose to Lauren in their wonderful new home when she got back, but it didn't quite pan out that way. Tim got booked for a gig in Egypt, with the flight departing an hour after Lauren arrived back in London. Not wanting to wait any longer, Tim met Lauren in Costa Coffee at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5.... read more

London in summer

London in summer

Jhuliana and Jonathan celebrated their intimate nuptials in a London restaurant resplendent in pastel tones. Jhuliana describes her relationship with Jonathan as a 'true modern-day romance': "We met online through a dating app. I'm Ecuadorian and my husband is from Bradford but we both live in London; in what world could these two people get together if not through the power of the internet?"... read more

All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful

Kyriaki and Arran chose an Art Nouveau psychedelia theme for their non-traditional Greek big day. Having met through OKCupid, Kyriaki and Arran chose a gig in Camden Town for their first date. "After the gig, we worked our way down the other pubs and music venues on the high street," remembers Kyriaki. "The conversation flowed really easily; we had Vietnamese food. Suddenly it was gone midnight and we were the last ones left in the Lock Tavern. It was a Tuesday – so a school night and we had to run to catch the last tube. Arran was determined not to be 'friend-zoned' and kissed me in the underground."... read more

We did it our way

We did it our way

Carl and Jack surprised their guests with a nontraditional wedding that broke all convention. We have to confess to stifling a giggle as Carl tells us how he and Jack met for the first time. "It was a night like no other… actually it was just like every other," he laughs. "We met in the student union during Jack's first week of university; I was a second year and helping to run an LGBTQ+ evening with my best friend. Needless to say, I didn't take the stewarding role very seriously. Tom introduced me to an old school friend and her new quiet flatmate. I think I fell in love instantly… but to tell the truth, I can't remember."... read more

A midsummer's dream

A midsummer's dream

Jake and Frida wove Swedish tradition throughout their June big day... read more

In the pink.

In the pink.

In the pink: Hannah and Alex chose shades of rose and blush for their pretty-as-a-picture big day.... read more

Beauty and barbecue

Beauty and barbecue

Kay and George planned a chilled day with Greek flavour... read more

Let's dance

Let's dance

Let's dance: Nadine and Greg planned an Art Deco-themed day choc full of entertainment.... read more

Time flies when you're having fun

Time flies when you're having fun

Time flies when you're having fun: Natasha and Jack chose a navy, coral and gold colour scheme for their fun-filled big day.... read more

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