I have a soft spot for blogging about London weddings, especially those held in my current manor, South London. So I was pretty chuffed to see this laidback and stylish Peckham-to-Brixton wedding drop into my inbox today, especially when I laid eyes on bride Daisy’s effortlessly stunning silk gown.
Photography by SD Photography
James, an architect, and Daisy, a business director at an ad agency, were wed on 14th March this year at The Asylum Chapel, with their reception held at hip industrial-style venue Brixton East, a nineteenth-century converted warehouse. Their ethos was simple…
“We wanted an unfussy day with a style that reflected what we liked.”
Daisy commissioned a friend, Davina Ebikeme, to design and make her beautiful gown. I adore the long sleeves, the champagne colour and the beaded belt. It suits Daisy to a tee. Daisy tells us that Davina is setting up her own label called ‘July Rollings’ – that will certainly be one to look out for!
“It was a one off design which we worked on together.”
“My shoes were from Carvela – after preparing myself for a mega spend, these were the ones that I could tolerate wearing all day!”
The couple had the cutest flower girl and page boy, Daisy’s nephew and niece. Daisy’s niece looks absolutely adorable. She wore a gorgeous pale, sea-green dress from I Love Gorgeous and shoes by Rainbow Katz. Their handsome little page boy wore John Lewis.
“I Love Gorgeous sells divine clothes!”
These exquisite, atmospheric photos are by SD Photography.
“SD Photography were a brilliant Scottish couple to work with who were awesome with two families that absolutely hate being photographed. I applaud them!”
There could only be one perfume for Daisy’s wedding day…
“Daisy by Marc Jacobs (my father got it for me years ago – how cheesy!). I also wore a diamond necklace that my mother got for her 21st. It’s seriously bling! Love it.”
I’m so pleased that The Asylum Chapel is getting the attention it deserves and making regular appearances on Love My Dress. Not only that, but this unique Peckham venue seems to attract the most stylish London brides – did you see this wedding featured by Annabel recently?
“Kasia Fortuna did my hair and make up. I was nervous about having too much make up on but she did a great job of it and was so lovely with my nephew and niece.”
Daisy’s father walked her down the aisle to ‘Carnival of the animals: swan’ by Camille Saint-Saëns. This is *such* a lovely piece of music – listen here! They opted for traditional vows.
“Our readings were Jonny Cash’s love letter and He’s not perfect by Bob Marley. Caught the oldies out with something a bit unusual!”
The flowers – including Daisy’s gorgeous cream, berry and green wildflower bouquet – were arranged by Daisy’s mother.
Guests were transported to Brixton East for the reception. This characterful venue looks absolutely beautiful – exposed brick, huge wooden beams, and cobbled floors…wow. The guests were lucky enough to enjoy catering by Ottolenghi.
“Ottolenghi – absolutely nailed it. His cook book sales went up significantly after the party.”
London Brass All Stars were responsible for guests dancing the night away.
“Our first dance was Take me on – Ah Ha, played by the brass band….. It is great to dance to!”
Daisy reflects on her favourite moments of the day…
“The chapel was amazing. Listening to the celloist play John Tavener’s Threnos was immense. Such a powerful and emotional piece of music. The speeches, the rap, dancing with friends and family.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Don’t bother with the diet, it all drops off a few days before the wedding! Oh and make sure your hubby gives a thorough briefing to the ushers.”
What a stylish day, and a write-up that was down-to-earth and witty – thank you so much to Daisy and James for sharing your wonderful nuptials with us. My thanks also to SD Photography – I’ve really enjoyed perusing your stunning images today. Are there any brides out there planning a bespoke dress like Daisy? I would love to more about it in the comments section below.
Love Louisa x
Photographer – SD Photography
Venue – The Asylum Chapel and Brixton East
Wedding dress – Davina Ebikeme of July Rollings (no website)
Bride’s shoes – Carvela
Bride’s perfume – Daisy by Marc Jacobs
Groom’s suit – Mr Start
Groom’s shoes – Swear London
Flowergirl – I Love Gorgeous and shoes from Rainbow Katz
Page boy – John Lewis
Florist – bride’s mother
Rings – Gray’s Antiques (bride) and CRED London (groom)
Catering – Ottolenghi
Hair and make-up – Kasia Fortuna
Entertainment – London Brass All Stars (no website)
Stationery – Nikki Osborne, Graphic Designer (no website)