Nicole and Roshan’s civil ceremony and reception at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, London is the perfect example of a Way Out Wedding: no theme other than ‘everything we love in one go’.
Their main priority? Plenty of fun. The bride tells me,
“We wanted our family and friends to be relaxed and happy, and not feel like they had to be on their best behaviour. We had lyrics from the Baywatch theme tune as one of the readings – I’m a huge David Hasselhoff fan! It was funny to see our friends start laughing as they realised.”
The couple chose their venue after enjoying some great nights out there.
“Each time, we would discover an ornament or painting we hadn’t seen before.”
Definitely keep your mind open to venues because today almost anything goes. And what better place to marry, or have the reception in at least, than somewhere that is special to you both? It will be familiar, personal, and will take on an extra special meaning for ever…
The Story of the Wedding
The styling, was ruled by gorgeously bright and quirky DIY touches that made sure the day was a true reflection of them as a couple. Nicole says,
“Neither of us were keen on having a rigid theme or colour scheme – we wanted our décor to be personal and to represent us. I made our wedding invitations using a printable design I found on Pinterest, and decorated vases for the flowers with turquoise, purple, dusky pink and blue velvet ribbons.”
The table plan was made using a vintage mirror from their own home, and instead of place names, Nicole made a button badge for each guest.
The music was just as quirky, with the couple having the first dance to R. Kelly’s Bump ’N’ Grind, following on into Omi’s Cheerleader.
“We don’t have a ‘special’ song and both wanted something our guests would sing along and dance along to. It worked – people danced until the very end!”
Roshan’s a big fan of Lego, and incorporated this brilliantly into the day. Nicole explains,
“We used a Lego head to hold the confetti, put a Lego ‘love’ sign below the table plan, and Roshan made mini Lego bride and groom figures for the cake topper. If you can, make decorations yourself. I enjoyed this part and on the day I felt proud of what we’d achieved.”
Photographer | My Beautiful Bride
Venue | Paradise By Way of Kensal Green
Bride’s dress | White Rose at Fairy Gothmother
Bride’s shoes | Vivienne Westwood + Melissa
Bridesmaids’ dresses | Coast
Groom’s suit | Ted Baker
Florist | Wheelers Flowers
Cake stand, ribbons & décor | Flying Tiger