Today is a day all about the real weddings. And I have
two super lovely ones for you starting with one that has really stolen
my heart just a little bit. This is Steyn and Daniele, and
they tied the knot on 2 November 2012 at The
White Building in London and the mighty Emma Case
was there to capture it all on camera.
Now the first two
things that I fell for on viewing these images were the dress, and that
smile. Dare you to not feel just a twinge of happy when looking at these photographs of Daniele and her fabulous smile. But ooohhhh the dress…
"My Dress was
from a shop called Joyce Young Outlet in Maryhill Glasgow and I made my
own dress for the party at night!"
Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Emma Case
"I wore a few flowers in my hair to the side and my hair in a plait around my head too. I also
wore my Mothers bracelet and my Grandmother's pearl and diamond
earrings, and a lovebird necklace by Alex Monroe."
wanted a 1930's style dress (long sleeves and a tight body adn a long
lace veil) and I looked everywhere! Every vintage dress shop in London
and online! And then eventually, when visiting my Mum, she suggested se
just stop by a traditional dress shop in Glasgow as they have an
outlet. Convinced I would not find anything but wanting to just please
my Mum, I went – and found the perfect dress!
I fell in love with it
and it was exactly what I had in mind. I also loved that it was velvet.
It was so warm! I also found a veil that cost the same price as buying
an original vintage one. It was really too good to be true and all
found in one morning. In the end, I loved that my dress was found in my
used Melissa at Jam Jar Flowers. I was keen to have very wild looking
flowers and use Jam Jars and crates to fit wit the venue. I had great
plans to do this all by myself, but began to realise that would not be
easy and luckily a friend of mine recommended Melissa. We had a great
first meeting and she completely understood the look I wanted.
excited as I knew she would make the place amazing and she did! I really
did love my flowers and I was quite emotional as I couldn't believe how
beautiful they looked – more than I could have hoped for. I LOVE Jam
"I wore a
long lace edged veil also found via Joyce Young Outlet . I was so thrilled as
the one in London that I had wanted prior to this cost a fortune!
"We got married at The
White Building in
Hackney Wick. We both really wanted to get married in London and have
all our friends and family join. We found this place by the canal in the
middle of Hackney Wick called the White building in the summer. We
loved it as it was everything we wanted..simple with space where we
could have our ceremony and space for food and a party.
loved that the venue is in Fish Island on Hackney Wick where we have both
spent a lot of time and love that we can describe it to people as being
in fish island which makes it sound a bit like a special island in
London. We spent a lot of time by the canal together and
even got engaged there so when we found this place it instantly felt
right. We really wanted a place with character that was very simple and
we could decorate ourselves and get all our friends involved and make it
It was actually a blessing that we found a
venue we loved in Hackney to get married as we are both not from London
it is at least lovely to get married in a place that we have lived and
we know well and has meaning for us in London."
bought his suit in Reiss. He wanted a blue suit and found this one and
loved it as he was quite particular about the shade of blue!"
"My Father walked me down
the sidle. My favourite movie was The Land Before Time when I was
little, so my friends played the theme tune on piano and violin as I
arrived. The song is 'If we hold on together' by Diana Ross – which
always used to make me cry and dream when I was little."
are Christians and are both part of a big church in London. We are
both part of the band and that is why we also wanted a venue where our
band could play on the day!"
White Building was perfect as there was an upstairs art space that we
used for the ceremony, where we had our Church band. My friends made me
a cross and heart wight lights to decorate and we used bunting and
lights and tissue balls and bells to style the area too..."
really wanted a place with character that was simple and we could
decorate ourselves and get our friends involved. For decor I have
managed to gather some different paper decorations from different
styling jobs I have done, we had bunting and festoon lighting and had
all the lights and bunting inside and out and to light up the canal.
white building was very simple so with decorations and the flowers it
added to the character of the venue. The
White Building has a rustic
feel so we had a lot of flowers in jam jars and in crates! The wedding
was the 2nd November so as it is guy fawkes weekend we will had lots
of sparklers and lanterns also , this was also a bit special to us as
we met at a fireworks night."
photographers Emma and Pete of Emma Case Photography were just amazing – from the moment I sent
the initial email asking them to be our photographers, we received the
warmest reply and they were a delight to deal with before the time and
on the day itself. Emma was brilliant, she really felt like a long lost
friend and was so much fun! Emma and her Husband Pete felt like friends
taking our pictures, as they were so lovely and friendly.
perfect and I knew she would take beautiful photographs and capture the
day wonderfully – which, they did. They really are a marvellous pair,
and extremely talented. I wouldn't want anyone else to have taken our
Words of Wedded Wisdom…
"Have fun, enjoy planning it and make use of people wanting to help! Also, try to make it personal.
take it all too seriously (only the commitment bit, of course!), and
enjoy the day. Enjoy your friends and family and new Husband all
together on the day – it only happens once!
I wanted a
really simple look and wanted to make the venue look rustic and pretty
with white lights. I just wanted the place to look soft and easy – a
Just utterly and absolutely beautiful in every way, I felt quite
moved pulling this piece together – seeing the couple's commitment to
their faith, loving Daniele's smile and just feeling the love – you
I love this wedding – how about you?
And long sleeves on a wedding dress! There should be more brides with long sleeved wedding dresses. I demand it!
Photographer – Emma Case
Venue – The
Wedding Dress + Veil – Joyce Young Outlet
Brides Shoes – Platinum Metallic shoes by Proenza Schloer
Bride's accessories – borrowed and necklace via Alex Monroe
Groom – Reiss
Bridesmaids – Warehouse + Cos
Florist – Melissa at Jam Jar Flowers
Cake – Marks & Spencer
Entertainment – Friends! + Spotify Playlist
Cars/Transport – Vintage white Hackney + Black cabs
Hair and make-up Artist – Eri, via Salon 496 on Kingsland Road
Catering Company – Crate