A relaxed London wedding with two art galleries, a sunshine aisle, colourful paper cranes and a gin garden party…

A stylish London Wedding set at two galleries…

When planning their wedding day, Anna and Sam threw away the rule book and removed the worries of standard wedding traditions; keeping their day relaxed and stressfree. For them it was important to celebrate and share things that were important to them as a couple – good food, drink, and ceilidh – a nod to their uni days together in Edinburgh.

With a sunshine deckchair fabric aisle, two gallery venues, colourful paper crane wedding decor and a gin garden party reception – their day was stylish, modern, and fun!

Over to the couple to tell us more…

Anna + Sam…

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How did you meet and get engaged? 

We met in our first year at Edinburgh University – we lived on the same floor in student halls. We didn’t actually start dating until I moved down to London to do my Masters though, and met Sam for an exceptionally boozy night in a largely empty cocktail bar.  

Ten years later, Sam popped the question on a Sunday morning whilst we were on the sofa absent-mindedly watching ‘Steve Bagshaw’s deadly 60’. As I said yes, Steve was chasing an Aardvark. It was exactly the kind of unfussy proposal I’d wanted – left to his own devices, Sam would have come up with something a lot more elaborate. 


Just got engaged? Where to start with wedding planning…

Where to start with Wedding Planning?

So you’re engaged? Well, congratubloodylations are in order we think! I hope you celebrated accordingly, whether that was a romantic takeaway as just the two of you or a big boozer with all your bests. But after round 1 of the celebrations are over (I say round 1 because they’re just the beginning, really) where do you start with planning a wedding? Excitement can quickly turn to panic, but don’t worry – we’ve got it covered. Here are our top tips on starting wedding planning!

Work out your priorities

It may seem like quite a heavy task to start with, but working out your priorities as a couple and individuals is crucial in wedding planning. Believe me, doing it early can solve you a whole host of problems down the line. Sit down and candidly and honestly discuss things such as: What’s the most important part of the wedding for you? What couldn’t you go without at your wedding? What have you disliked about other weddings you’ve been to in the past? How crucial is x to you? If they’re truly how you feel, there are no stupid answers in this. Not even when your partner says the most important thing to them is a meaningful, personalised ceremony, and you say yours is a hot air balloon-shaped bar.