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WEDDING BLOG

Downtown London Wedding at Brixton East 1871

February 23, 2017 | gabby

Juliet and Laimonas’ trendy wedding at Brixton East 1871 is the ultimate wedding inspiration for foodies and interior design fanatics alike! The couple’s reception décor included DIY projects featuring reclaimed bike wheels, hand-poured concrete blocks, and dinosaur figurines to reflect their quirky, vintage style. In addition to super cool design and a multicultural food menu, the couple curated the perfect music playlist to punctuate every important moment of their wedding. Juliet and Laimonas also happen to be wedding photographers, so it’s only natural that they asked the talented photographers of The Hendrys to capture their day!

The Couple:

Juliet and Laimonas

The Wedding:

Carlton House Terrace & Brixton East 1871, London, England

From the groom: Waiting for Juliet at the altar was the most memorable moment. We didn’t know what each other was going to wear so the anticipation was crazy. We picked the song a year before our wedding and planned it second for second, at exactly one minute she would walk in and I would see her reflection in the huge ornate mirror in front of me. A moment I’ll never forget.

Processional: Jamie xx – Loud Places
Register Signing: Blur – The Universal
Recessional: Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
Last Dance: Boney M – Sunny

Our advice: Get help. As much help as you can get. We did a LOT of DIY. We were incredibly specific and our venue was dry hire so right down the forks were decisions meticulously made by us both. Luckily we have the same taste in pretty much everything so there wasn’t any disagreements. We both worked really hard, it was really a 50/50 input but it would have been nice to have family closer by to join in. We were in our venue until 9pm trying to sort out as much as we could the night before!

Our florists brought our ideas to life, but the night before the wedding we suspended a bike wheel from the beams in the ceiling and intertwined some foliage the suspended a copper mobile from that to hang our table plan from. We printed our own table plans using recycled paper and picking a font we loved. We chose our favourite films as table names and each card had a quote from the film above.

We spray painted a ton of animals and dinosaurs gold. This probably took the longest as it wasn’t as simple as we assumed, but all turned out well in the end. We sourced and spray painted old bike wheels.

We met with so many caterers and decided to pick someone a little different as we were bored with many of the options available for wedding menus. We found Salt & Dry who I cannot praise enough. Picking our menu was really tough, we’re such foodies and between us we’re a mix of Anglo Indian, Italian and Lithuanian so we wanted to incorporate a little of everything, this is quite difficult, hence why we didn’t.

Starter: Tiradito of salmon with coconut & green chilli sambal & mustard
Mains: Whole tandoori spatchcocked poussin or Keralan egg curry, Green Banana Khadi, Chana Masala, Tara Dhal, Kachumber
Dessert: Pistachio & Cardamom Doughnuts with Honey Syrup, Curry Leaf Ice Cream

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Hendrys
Event Planning – Revelry Events
Ceremony Venue – Carlton House Terrace
Reception Venue – Brixton East 1871
Floral Design – JamJar Flowers
Catering – Salt & Dry
Cake – The Cake Parlour
Officiant – Westminster Registry Office
DJ – B-Trix Kiddo
Invitations – Rachel Marvin Creative
Makeup Artist – Maddie Austin
Hair Styling – Jodie Austen
Wedding Dress – Stella York via Love Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Vintage Styler
Groom’s Apparel – Paul Smith
Rings – Firewhite
Rentals – Classic Crockery Event Hire
Transportation – Routemaster Bus Company

 

Congratulations to Juliet and Laimonas, and a huge thanks to The Hendrys for sharing their day with us. Love this wedding’s quirky DIY projects? Then you’ve got to see this epic and eclectic backyard DIY wedding in Texas!

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3 Comments

  1. Beautiful wedding in a fantastic photogenic location. I love the urban feel of it.

  2. We shot a wedding at Brixton East last weekend and it’s such an amazing space! Love the urban shots around London!

  3. One of my favourite weddings by The Hendrys. Such gorgeous gritty tones that fit the venue + couple perfectly!

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