WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM FRIENDS – A HACKNEY BREWERY WEDDING
More and more bride and grooms to be are tailor making their own weddings. They are choosing less conventional venues and creating the visual spectacle that awaits their guests, by coordinating, designing and even making all the details, decor and accessories that fill these spaces. As any one who has planned a wedding knows, there is a lot to think about, aside from actual purpose of the wedding, from the way the wedding looks to the way guests are fed and then entertained.
Never before has there been such easy access to visual inspiration. Pinterest for one gives immediate access to lots of beautiful imagery, ideas and solutions to styling your wedding, helping couples, to clarify their dreams for a perfect scenario.
Ananda and Darren, with a little help from their friends created a beautiful wedding that was personal to them in every way.
They were married in Asia house, a central London registry office just around the corner from where Ananda works and after a lovely ceremony walked to a private garden in Regents Park to share a glass of bubbly with their friends and family. Ananda and Darren stayed behind for some photographs, while the party moved onto the Hackney Brewery, where Darren is the head brewer. The Hackney Brewery is one a growing number of micro breweries in London and Darren, along with his colleagues had spent the weeks in the run up to the celebration designing and making four special craft beers, which flowed freely for the whole event.
Of course getting married is not all about the visual effect, but I certainly appreciated the work that went into creating a beautiful wedding venue from what the day before had been a dusty brewery, under a railway arch. An army of Ananda and Darren’s friends and family had helped to move beer kegs, sacks of malt, barley and large brewing vats to completely transform the railway arch into a beautiful wedding venue. Between them they had painted the chalk boards, created bar signs, arranged the flowers, adorned the tables, and created a large star cloth backdrop against which giant paper flowers were displayed.
The guests were fed with a succulent hog roast provided by friends, Sean and Andrew of Jamie Oliver’s Italian Kitchen, who provided mouth watering food and a beautiful wedding cake. After heartfelt speeches were given by Darren, family and friends, the evening gave way to some live music. The best men got together to impressively form an ad hoc band, followed by house mate Tom’s band Guitars have ghosts, which got the party started.
This was a really lovely day, made even more memorable by all the personal efforts, love and good will of Ananda and Darren’s friends & Family.
Hair and make up by Katy Jane
Dress by David’s Bridal Boutique
Regents Park Square permission of Crown Estates Paving Commission
Lights courtesy of Lights 4 Fun
Black Boards courtesy of Leah
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