Time flies when you're having fun

Natasha and Jack chose a navy, coral and gold colour scheme for their fun-filled big day.

Sometimes a queue isn't just a queue, as Natasha and Jack discovered one day while both waiting to be served at Camden's Proud. “We struck up a conversation and went on our first date about a month after we met and everything just went from there,” explains Natasha.

Some four years later, while on holiday in Vietnam, Jack asked Natasha to be his wife. “We were on a kayak trip in Ha Long Bay (which was the name of the top table at our wedding) and stopped at a beach. It wasn't all smooth sailing though as the beach was really crowded. Jack finally found a secluded spot and as I was looking out at the view, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was completely surprised and blown away,” Natasha remembers.

Indeed, the couple hadn't discussed getting married so, when it came to planning their wedding, they were starting from the very beginning. “We started talking about the style of day we wanted and, in particular, the location and luckily we both wanted to get married in London and specifically East London, if we could,” explains Natasha. “I really wanted a warehouse, dry hire venue so we could really make the day our own,” she adds. And make it their own they did – here, Natasha tells us more about their big day…

Time flies when you're having fun: Image 1 I hate tails as they're too fussy, so Jack and his groomsmen were always going to wear simple, navy suits. I trawled the shops for ties to match the colour scheme, and bought everyone cufflinks and tie pins from Etsy.

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We viewed two venues and Trinity Buoy Wharf won hands down we loved the huge open space, quirky lighthouse and epic view of the O2.

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Initially, I didn't know whether I wanted a relatively plain dress or full-on sparkle my gown was definitely the latter.

Time flies when you're having fun: Image 3 For our table centrepieces, we chose blue and pink gin bottles filled with flowers and fairylights.

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We wanted our flowers to be bright and colourful. We had lots of peach and coral dahlias to match our colour scheme and large overlapping foliage hoops in the main alcove behind the top table.

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My bridesmaids wore navy, floor-length fishtail dresses, teamed with statement earrings and a bracelet to suit their individual style.

Time flies when you're having fun: Image 5 My dad didn't want to drive to the venue in an Uber so we hired a beautiful soft-top vintage mini for the day. One of our groomsmen stepped in as chauffeur.

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Jack and his dad made four holes of mini golf with London-themed obstacles. It was epic and the guests loved it!

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I'm a massive control freak so handing over the reins to Jack, the groomsmen and our on-the-day coordinator was difficult but they did an incredible job!

Time flies when you're having fun: Image 7 We had a Latin American band play an acoustic set during the drinks reception and a lively set after dinner. Our DJ was great, he read the room really well and everyone was on the dancefloor all night.

Time flies when you're having fun: Image 8 My sister designed a wedding logo for us, which we used on the invites, order of service, timeline, and bar menu.

Natasha and Jack's contact book

Band

Los Amigos
www.stormont.com

Bride's alterations

Chambers Bespoke Tailoring
www.chambersbespoketailors.co.uk

Bride's dress and accessories

Bride's hair and make-up

Bridesmaids' dresses

Catering

Co-ordination

Devine Bride
www.devinebride.co.uk

DJ

BeatsAhead
www.beatsahead.com

Flowers

Furniture hire

Photographer

Sasha Weddings
www.sashaweddings.co.uk

Puddings

The Perfect Pudding Company
www.perfectpuddingcompany.com

Room partition hire

Lacey's Events Services
www.laceyseventservices.com

Transport

SmallCarBigCity
www.smallcarbigcity.com

Ushers' suits

Venue

Trinity Buoy Wharf
www.trinitybuoywharf.com

Video

You Do the Shoot
www.youdotheshoot.com