My favourite weddings are the ones where couples decide to do what’s best for them. That shows off their personalities and their relationship. Not having to stick to “traditions” of weddings and to make it personal. Hearing about Sam and Quintin’s fun alternative wedding, I knew it would be right down my street.
Sam got ready at her parents’ house with her bridesmaids and a few family members. Originally Sam had wanted a 50s style wedding dress for her big day, and that’s what everyone expected from her as well. She opted for a beautiful dress instead from About a Bride. Stunning! She did however rock a pair of leopard print Converse with it. My kind of bride! Sam’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous dresses from Collectif Clothing. Loved loved loved these dresses with their blue and white stripes and flamingos decorating the skirt. Even Sam’s sister’s partner wore a suit to match that was similar blue to the bridesmaids’ dresses but with tulips decorating it instead from Opposuits.
Sam had Clare from NV Hair and Beauty do her hair and makeup (but also took the time to help Sam into her dress too). Whilst the bridesmaids had Pretty Me Vintage work on their hair and makeup. A Timebus routemaster picked everyone up and stopped off at the Holiday Inn in Borehamwood to pick up a few more relatives. Along the route, Sam and her sister had a singalong for their family to join in and they waved as passersby honked their horns. I loved Sam’s grandparents’ faces when they first saw her as a bride. Sam had a colourful bouquet of flowers and all the men were given a flower buttonhole to wear from Fleurette.
The next stop was Enfield Register Office where Sam and Quintin were married in such a happy and joyous occasion. Honestly, one of the best registrars I have come across. She made the couple and their guests all laugh throughout the service. Despite the rain, we headed outside for a confetti shot before heading back to the bus. The wedding reception was held at Walker Cricket Ground in Southgate. Food was provided by Pink Food and Soul Disco were on hand to play some background tunes before the party kicked in later that evening. Before the cake that a relative made was cut, the family held a Persian wedding ritual. A cloth was held over the newlyweds’ heads and sugar was grated above this to offer the couple well wishes for their marriage.
Despite the rain, everyone had an amazing time and it really showed at this fun alternative wedding.
Fun Alternative Wedding Highlights