This St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Wedding Was Described as “Romeo and Juliet Meets London Spice Girl”

As true Londoners, Tania and Tom loved soaking up the city’s vibes. So, they decided on a fun and exciting London-themed wedding that ditched tradition. Their venue? It wasn’t just any place but an iconic spot with a rich history in London’s transport scene. Plus, it was where the Spice Girls danced to their ’90s hit “Wannabe.” Tom adored trains (he’s a bit of a geek in a charming way), and Tania was all about girl power. So, it made perfect sense. Picture Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet” mixed with a dash of Spice Girls fanaticism. From start to finish, their St Pancras Renaissance Hotel wedding was a vibrant ode to their love, proving that when two worlds collide, magic happens.

In awe of the beautiful gothic revival setting, the couple exchanged their vows by the warm glow of the fireplace. Junebug florists The Way to Bloom added some flair and adorned the altar with vibrant floral pillars and playful disco balls, infusing the ceremony with bursts of color. And the party was just getting started! At the reception, the tables were filled with colorful centerpieces. To add a final touch, a neon sign behind their sweetheart table perfectly captured the vibe of the party. 

The pair’s big day was a delightful mix of fun and elegance, brimming with vibrant colors and impeccable style. If you want to dive into every little detail, Amy Faith’s snapshots tell the complete story. 

The Couple:

Tania and Tom

The Wedding:

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, United Kingdom

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The Inspiration Behind Their Unconventional St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Wedding

We didn’t want anything too traditional. Meeting, working, and living in London (the best city in the world), we wanted something that reflected our relationship and summed us up as a couple. Being Londoners, we always take advantage of everything the city offers. It was super important to us to have a statement London wedding that avoided the boring clichés of a typical wedding. So, we went for a fun, vibrant, and non-traditional design. Think Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet” meets London Spice Girl fangirl.

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Having Friends and Family Speak was the Highlight of Their St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Wedding Ceremony

Nothing comes as much of a surprise on the wedding day, especially after a year of meticulous planning and involvement in every detail. However, inviting family and friends to speak during the ceremony was truly exceptional. We deliberately chose not to know what the readings would be, so hearing their words, which they believed reflected us as a couple, and listening to their advice was profoundly meaningful and emotional.

Blending Tradition with London’s Energy

We thought about having some of our wedding pictures taken on the underground. As Londoners, public transport is a massive part of our daily routine. Tom’s passion for transportation, or as I call it, his “train nerd” side, adds to the connection. Plus, the underground holds a special significance for me: during WWII, my great-grandmother took shelter in the underground during a raid and came back to the house being bombed whilst pregnant with my nan. It’s a part of my family history that makes me grateful daily. When planning our wedding, we wanted something representing us as a couple. We loved the idea of blending glamor with London’s everyday hustle and bustle. So, capturing moments in our wedding attire amidst the city’s energy was the perfect fit.

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Balancing Wedding Preparations and Quality Time

Wedding planning can indeed feel overwhelming, with a never-ending to-do list. But before you know it, the big day will be here and gone in the blink of an eye. Our advice? Try to enjoy the process as much as possible. Make the most of every vendor meeting, and don’t hesitate to enjoy that drink offered by the wedding venue. And amidst the chaos, don’t forget to make time for each other—schedule date nights to discuss wedding preparations together. It’s these moments that will make the journey memorable and enjoyable. Lastly, I can’t stress enough how crucial it is to record all wedding expenses. Expenses can add up quickly, even for the smallest, most intimate weddings. A clear overview in black and white will help you stay on track and organized throughout the planning process.

Bringing Their Vision to Life Starting with an Iconic and Meaningful Venue

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is special in London’s architecture and boasts a rich transport history. Fun fact: it was even the setting for the iconic 90s Spice Girls “Wannabe” music video. With Tom’s passion for trains and the bride’s love for girl power, it felt like the perfect fit. As for the overall aesthetic, we aimed for something beautiful, untraditional, and memorable. Thanks to our fantastic suppliers, we were able to bring this vision to life. After all, the little details truly make all the difference.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Amy Faith
Venue – St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Floral Design – The Way to Bloom
Live Music – The Vagabonds
Invitation Design – Lydia Dixon Designs
Makeup Artist – Verity Samson
Hair Styling – Luana Babbi


Congratulations to Tania and Tom on their St Pancras Renaissance Hotel wedding, reminiscent of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet meets London Spice Girl affair. A big thank you to Amy Faith for capturing every moment and detail of this celebration. And a special thank you to Junebug florists The Way to Bloom for transforming their day with breathtaking floral arrangements. To see more of their stunning work, be sure to visit their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding florists.

Unforgettable weddings are brimming with creativity, personal touches, and genuine elements that tell a beautiful story, from the venue to the decor and flowers. If you’re starting your wedding planning journey, browse through our guide of unique ideas that will spark inspiration to make your special day truly extraordinary.

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