Melanie Jane Barham, 29, married David John Carter, 41, at Old Marylebone Town Hall followed by a reception at Swan at the Globe and a party on the Thames on 23rd August, 2018.
Dave used to live near Old Marylebone Town Hall. There were loads of reasons why it didn't tick boxes: it's nowhere near our home in East London or any of the reception venues we were considering. However, it had just been through a massive refurbishment, the staff seemed so knowledgeable and I saw the twinkle in Dave's eye when we viewed it and I knew it had to be there. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut, and I'm so glad we did.
Our invites featured black and white taxis as well as a stylised map of the city featuring our three venues.
We enjoyed a three-course wedding breakfast at Swan at the Globe followed by an evening do on a river boat.
My bridesmaids wore long lavender chiffon dresses by David’s Bridal – they’re both completely wonderful, beautiful ladies but opposite body types. Luckily it looked stunning on them both.
We travelled to the venue in traditional Hackney carriages – one in white and one in black.
I'm Aussie and Dave is British so our cake featured a London skyline around the bottom tier and Sydney landmarks around the middle layer.
For us, the photography was the most important element of the day. I met Siobhan at a wedding fair and she seemed perfect for the job. We adore our wedding pictures.
I tried on three dresses before I found 'the one'. However, I stupidly bought the dress thinking I would lose weight before the wedding. Never do that. I had a second dress for the evening do so I could dance comfortably.
I chose a hand-tied bouquet composed mainly of foliage for a loose and natural feel. It was a mix of eucalyptus, asparagus fern, French ruscus with dried lavender, three memory lane lilac roses and gypsophila.
We performed a choreographed routine for our first dance, which was an absolute hit – and we had so much fun learning it.
Bride's hair and make-up
Beauty and Curls
Old Marylebone Town Hall
Capital Pleasure Boats
Groom and ushers' suits
Siobhan H Photography
Swan at the Globe
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