Jake and Claire were married at Islington Town Hall with a stylish, relaxed reception at Smiths of Smithfield in Farringdon, London. They had a laid back, family focussed wedding full of laughter, kids, friends, stylish details and glorious views over London. The day started with bridal preparations at the South Place Hotel in Moorgate, a gorgeous hotel with quirky details & styling and a sunny roof terrace. Claire’s family were so welcoming and I loved capturing the nerves & excitement before we headed off in black cabs to Islington Town Hall. Claire walked down the aisle with her dad, sister & 2 of the cutest bridesmaids I’ve ever seen. We headed to the reception in Farringdon in a traditional red London bus, then I whisked Claire & Jake off for a little wander to capture some natural couples portraits around Smithfield (with a gorgeous giant balloon). Claire looked absolutely stunning in a slinky Ritva Westinius dress with a headpiece by Richard Designs. Claire’s sister, Kate made the amazing naked wedding cake adorned with strawberries & kiwi fruit. Claire & Jake couldn’t decide on a song for their first dance, so they invited their guests to vote for their favourites by placing pennies in jars. Smiths of Smithfield is a fantastic venue with a wraparound roof terrace so we could enjoy the glorious warm weather all evening while looking out on the stunning London rooftops. Special thank you to the staff at Smiths who were so lovely & helpful after I got stung by a bee! (apparently you put vodka on it… who knew!).
Scroll down for highlights from Claire & Jake’s stunning London wedding. Link to full gallery along with credits at the bottom of the page.
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Flowers: Helen Bloom
Cake: Whisk & Roll (Kate Lloyd)
Bride’s Dress: Ritva Westinius
Bride’s Shoes: Reiss
Hairpiece: Richard Designs
Bride’s Hair: Percy & Reed East
Bride’s Makeup: Silvija from Beauty Call
Groom’s Suit: Reiss
Groom’s Shoes: Grenson
Groom’s Accessories: Pocket Square & Tie – Reiss
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Monsoon
Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons
Ceremony Venue: Islington Town Hall
Reception Venue: Smiths of Smithfield
Photography: Genevieve of Miss Gen Photography