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Alternative wedding ideas for the London bride

03 Dec 2018

If you're a London bride looking for something a little bit different, take a look at these businesses who can offer you alternative wedding ideas aplenty

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The Roost, Dalston

The Roost is a four-floor Victorian pub packed with beautiful original features. It is decorated with an eclectic mix of wall finishes and statement wallpapers and filled with vintage furniture, eccentric props and bold art work. There is plenty of space to be creative and use the rooms and floors to suit. The Roost has a marriage license so welcomes both ceremonies wedding receptions. It has a cosy open fire for winter weddings and large french doors onto a planted patio garden for summer. Large windows provide superb natural light throughout the ground and upper floors and there is a large funky basement with graffiti artwork that can be used for evening entertainment. It is popular for people looking for an alternative wedding space because the overall design is quirky and full of character, but as a dry hire venue it can be used in many different ways to create a unique event.


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Hemingway Tailors, Kennington

Hemingway Tailors specialises in sophisticated, made-to-measure and handcrafted bespoke garments which express each client’s unique individuality. Our master tailors in Leeds and London really enjoy catering for both male and female same-sex civil partnerships and gay weddings, providing wedding suits that expertly match your personal style. Enjoy the feel and style of a beautifully tailored wedding suit for your big day. The cut and detailing of each suit is entirely decided by you – for garments that celebrate your identity in emphatic style.

With more than 100 years of tailoring heritage, Hemingway's tailors will ensure your suit fits impeccably to complement your figure with the utmost care and attention to detail. 


Spun Candy

Ensure your wedding is a sweet experience for all with Spun Candy, a London-based premium confectionery company which strives to ensure your wedding has the wow factor. How do they do that? All their candy is handmade to order, creating bespoke masterpieces using only natural colours and flavours.

If you’re looking for something a little different, then why not have Spun come to your wedding and make candy live at your reception? The Candy Masters will delight your guests by making handmade candy roses and lollies right in front of them. Or do you want to sweeten things up before the big day? Then you might want to find out more about Spun Candy Hen Parties.

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Focus Down Photography

"My name is Edit and I am a wedding photographer and I have the best job you can ever dream of - creating your memories. Your wedding is not just one day it is about a lifetime of memories. If I was to describe my photographs, two words spring to my mind: fun and intimate. My objective is to capture all the warmth of the feelings and emotions and make them into timeless memories. As the chronicle of your family is created, I am there constantly and unobtrusively searching for those unique moments. I want you to smile every time you look at your photos and your children to feel the same joy by seeing their happy parents so madly in love with each other." Edit Surpickaja

'Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.' – Henri Cartier-Bresson


'Pre-owned is ethical and sustainable'

What could be better than starting newly married life with an alternative approach that’s brand conscious, sustainable, cost-effective – and is a truly ethical investment for future generations? Bloomsbury Manor is a specialist in authentic pre-loved engagement rings by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari and more. The team provide your dream engagement ring in absolutely ‘proposal-ready’ condition, and offer free re-sizing and 30-day returns. Established in 2011, Bloomsbury Manor has a beautiful selection of rings and many hundreds of happy customers.

Maybe the team can fulfil your fantasy of owning a Tiffany engagement ring. Or maybe saving up to 50% off new RRP is an attractive alternative?


Liquid Mobile Bar

Liquid Mobile Bar creates the most luxurious drinks for your special day from a wonderfully unique converted horse box. There are no restrictions with Liquid Mobile Bar's services; they serve any style of drink, from milkshakes through to purely prosecco. Quantities can be unlimited along with the team's service time, not to forget their high quality customer service which is guaranteed. Each drink is created before the guest's eyes using only the best produce. Completed with elaborate decorative treats to mesmerise your guests, they will be captivated by the appearance and the explosive flavours which follow.

Liquid Mobile Bar's exclusive services suit the 'alternative bride' as the team can create funky rainbow cotton candy cocktails, not just the standard selection. They can decorate their bar to match any theme, from festival to classically simple, and their services are always fun. 

Liquid Mobile Bar will add a magical touch to your special day whichever location you decide, from a field to a church, they will be able to slot in. 


In Water Flowers, Battersea

The team at In Water Flowers have a true passion for floral innovation. Their flowers are exquisitely creative. With nearly 20 years’ experience, they know that each couple has a unique vision of their day. and they delight in taking that vision and creating something magical and tailored just for you.

The award-winning international team of florists can deliver wherever in the world. Whether you are looking for classic elegance or perhaps something more contemporary, the team are proven experts in exceeding every expectation.


For more London wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of London Bride magazine

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