These two gorgeous people know how to get married in style. I was over the moon to feature their joyful elopement photos last year; roll on a few months and I’m even happier to see and share their fabulous wedding blessing and party with you all. I’m 100% of the opinion that a wedding doesn’t have to be formal, or follow traditions or rules, or include even the slightest little nod to etiquette… all that matters is that you LOVE getting married and you celebrate in the way that means most to you, as a couple.
It’s a total bonus that Nick and Kristina’s celebrations look so amazing! I hope you love their story as well: they’re brilliant people who both work for non-profit organisations and it fits so perfectly that they chose to celebrate at The Cinema Museum – a venue I’d love to see saved for future generations as well! It’s where Charlie Chaplin grew up, and the museum is in desperate danger of being evicted and the building left to an uncertain fate. You can find out more here: http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk
After eloping to Gretna Green without telling anyone in May (which was the most magical day of our lives – the ceremony being just the 2 of us and so incredibly special…) – we wanted to have a celebration with all our family and friends that we would remember forever too!
We chose a venue that we just fell in love with instantly, along with some touches that maybe aren’t the most traditional to have at a wedding, but were just so US! Not many people are lucky enough to be able to say they married the same person twice but we can, and sharing that with those we love was unforgettable!
Don’t ever be afraid to do what you really want to do around your wedding – we can fully vouch that a humanist blessing, fried chicken burgers, a brass band (that plays Shakira, Hips Don’t Lie as your first dance!) fancy dress & props, lots of kids and a rave in a pub too until the early hours is amazing, and just so much fun!
Our whole day was filled with love and laughter because it was just how we wanted it to be, which everyone could feel… Spellbinding! We didn’t want it to end… So now we’ll start planning our 5-year blessing in Vegas!”
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Like the elopement, gone were most of the traditions in the second wedding, these two definitely know how to really put their own stamp on a wedding! They held their blessing at The Cinema Museum in Kennington, and had a light Hollywood theme flowing through the whole day. They both arrived together in a NYC yellow taxi cab that looked like it had just been plucked out of a 1990s film! Kristina’s mum’s reaction when she first saw her is heart melting – I’ll let the photographs tell that story! As wedding favours they had small bags of popcorn on everyone’s chairs during the blessing – great little nod to the venue! Downstairs in a small very old fashioned cinema room they were screening Tom & Jerry for the children, (and some of the adults!) And to top everything off Kristina had TWO outfits, one classic bridal gown with a fur stole and VERA WANG shoes – they are to die for! – and the second was a gold sequin jumpsuit for the first dance and continuous party after. ~ Camilla Lucinda
The Cinema Museum
Wedding Dress: Loulou Bridal from O Zone Bridal in Brighton
Carrot Wedding Cake: Cakes by Robin
Catering: Burgers from street vendor/catering van The Other Side
NYC Taxi Cab: TV Car Hire