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

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Air (Water Music) – Handel

Recessional: Windmill – Eric Gilder

First Dance: Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder


bride and groom

bride and groom

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

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


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

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

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 name: The Trafalgar Tavern // wedding dress: Jenny Packham // hairpiece: Jenny Packham // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Ghost // groom attire: Paul Smith // paper goods: Artcadia // catering: The Trafalgar Tavern // cake: made by a friend's mum, Annie Genower // music: our super group friends band started us off, and then Max from Wedding Smashers // floral design: Fresh Flower // hair stylist: Victoria Drama. If you are in Soho pop in and see her in the vintage Lucy in Disguise // makeup artist: Victoria Drama. If you are in Soho pop in and see her in the vintage Lucy in Disguise // big letters: our super group friends band started us off, and then Max from Wedding Smashers