Elegant London Wedding: Tamara + Jonno

london wedding

Tamara + Jonno were married down in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral with their reception held at the Trafalgar Tavern looking out onto the Thames in central London. Tamara wore one of my favorite Jenny Packham dresses along with her mother’s vintage fur coat. They had two gorgeous Red Routemaster buses take them from the church to the reception…followed by amazing food, beautiful speeches and then a set from their ‘super band’ (a mix of all their friends from different bands playing together).

I just love what their photographer Emma Case had to say about the two of them…

Tamara and Jonno were made for each other. Jonno cried pretty much most of the day and Tamara never stopped smiling. They both just kept looking at each other in total disbelief at how amazing their wedding day was and how amazing it was to be married and how amazing their friends and family were. It was an absolute joy from start to finish to be a part of their day and we love them to pieces.

navy blue bridesmaids

Processional: Air (Water Music) – Handel

Recessional: Windmill – Eric Gilder

First Dance: Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

ceremony

bride and groom

bride and groom

It’s an obvious one – but I loved the service. You spend so long planning everything around it that you can lose sight that it’s all about the vows. It was so emotional. We got married in the crypt under St Paul’s Catherdal because Jonno’s dad has an MBE, and it is the Crypt of the British Empire. So it was special because it was something his dad could provide for us – but also St Paul’s is a symbol of London, the city we live in and the city we love. It’s brilliant every time we see it to think that it’s now part of our history.

wedding party

wedding party

double decker bus ride

double decker bus ride

double decker bus ride


We spent a really long time questioning the decisions we made, as we didn’t want just to have wedding by numbers. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype and do everything by the book – but what’s important is how the day reflects you as a couple. When we got engaged we sat down and talked about what we wanted from the day, and what was important to us. I said speeches. Jonno wanted an hour of old-school music and a green lazer. Both were amazing.

fur bridal wrap

fur bridal wrap

bride and groom

anemone bouquet

20s inspired dress

bride and groom

giant marquee letters

ballroom

simple place setting

red seated chairs

naked cake with fruit


We had a band playing for an hour who were a ‘supergroup’ made up of my friends and Jonno’s friends who played instruments – some of whom had never met before the four rehearsals they had!

painting wall

cutting the cake

On the day don’t stress about a thing – plan it well, write a thorough list... and then you can hand it all over! Everyone will help out on the day, people like little jobs to do – it makes them feel important. However, don’t let everyone take over before then – you don’t need an organizing committee, otherwise you run the risk of it not being ‘your day’.

I promise you are all going to freaking love getting married! I promise you will! I’m jealous of you all that you have this amazing day to come...

photography: Emma Case Photography // venue + catering: The Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich, England // floral design: Fresh Flower // wedding dress + hairpiece: Jenny Packham // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Ghost // hair + makeup: Victoria Drama. If you are in Soho pop in and see her in the vintage Lucy in Disguise // groom suit: Paul Smith // paper goods: Artcadia. My bridesmaid Emily created our logo and helped me decide on how to make the table names // cake: made by a friend’s mum, Annie Genower // music + big letters: our super group friends band started us off, and then Max from Wedding Smashers

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Comments

  1. This is such a lovely elegant and chic wedding – very London! :) I love the bridesmaid dresses!!!

  2. Awwww I LOVE this… what a beautiful bride – she looks like Kirsten Dunst…so pretty and Emma Case is a fab photographer xx

  3. Wow… this is absolutely awesome!! Beautiful gorgeous images!! Thank you!!

  4. Very retro-chic! I like that bird-cage idea for the seating chart.

  5. Opulent yet refined. They hit it spot on!

  6. Very, classy and elegant. Love the wedding dress, its got a very 20s, glam sophistication! Would have love to see the wedding invitations, but the stationery itself gives off a lovely eco-friendly look, which I love! The navy for the bridal party is spot-on , and a lovely contrast to the soothing tones of the rest of the wedding elements. Congrats to Tamara & Jonno! :)

  7. Wonderful! Love the giant marquee letters!

  8. Pretty awesome wedding and styling from top to bottom.!

  9. What a cute people and the photos captured as so natural and cheerful –everything that makes you feel good about attending weddings. Her gown is absolutely stunning and the navy dresses are gorgeous.

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