A Glamorous, Blue Sequin Dress for a Celestial, 1930’s Inspired Wedding at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Blue sequin wedding dress

It is my utmost pleasure today, to share the wedding of Sally and Rudy, a couple who have been together for twenty years.

Trainer Rudy wed carer Sally on 27 November 2021 at the magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. Their 1930’s inspired wedding was a beautifully intimate and glamorous celebration, filled with a moody winter colour palette of blue, gold, burgundy and light pink, with touches of celestial inspiration, inspired by a moon picture in the hotel itself.

The bride wore the most fabulous blue sequin dress (and we have plenty more non-white / coloured wedding dress inspiration if you’re seeking it).

Blue sequin wedding dress

A 1930’s Inspired Wedding

Rudy’s Hawes & Curtis suit was inspired by the 1930’s, as was my evening dress. We had a celestial theme, inspired by artwork in our first choice of function room.

Ultimately, our first choice room was replaced by a far grander room, but our original vision remained. Our wedding planner and stylist was Laura Hillman.

We have used the Renaissance St Pancras Hotel before for various work functions and family celebrations. We love its gothic style and grandeur.

A Blue Sequin Dress

My dress was from Bombshell who were fantastic at picking out an outfit for an older bride who wanted the untraditional option. I wanted a non-white evening gown which was both stylish and comfortable.

My shoes were from SilkFred and I wore a diamanté, crescent moon hair accessory from Etsy.

Blue sequin wedding dress

Bridal Beauty

Jessica Hawkins did my hair and make-up.

My perfume was Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana, bought by my husband for the wedding day.

Our daughter wore a mini-dress from Silhouette London with Dolls Kill shoes.

The Ceremony

Our ceremony was led by Camden Registry office, and we exchanged hand-made rings.

We met each other at work in 2002 and have lived together for twenty years. We had been engaged since May 2021.

An Intimate Wedding Reception

Our celebration meal in the Smoking Room was unforgettable, and the fact it was a micro-wedding made the day feel intimate and highly exclusive.

The tiered, marbled cake had a subtle hint to the celestial theme, and was by Christina May Cake Design.

I met Sally at the hotel to view the room and got to know her style and preferences. Sally mentioned she liked moody, almost gothic-like styles and the room had a large moon picture inside, so I came up with the idea of including a celestial feel to their day to tie into the space. Sally had also selected the most gorgeous blue, sequinned dress, which fitted perfectly with this overall vision.

As the wedding was in November (and Sally also loves Christmas), we selected a winter colour palette, incorporating blue, gold, burgundy and light pink. The idea was to build the colour throughout their day, starting off with a lighter feel and ending with a wintery, candle-lit dinner with all the moody vibes.

Words by wedding planner Laura Hilllman
Duchess & Butler winter wedding table decor.

Sally and Rudy wanted their guests to feel extra special and for the onus to be on celebrating their marriage and love, with their nearest and dearest. As there were only seventeen guests, I worked on a table design that would have maximum impact when guests entered the room, whilst still feeling intimate and special once they were seated.

Hurricane lanterns and flowers of varying heights from Moyses Flowers took centre-stage on the table, creating a wow factor as guests entered the room yet ambience and a sense of closeness at the table.

Carefully-selected tableware from Duchess & Butler with a touch of gold elevated the table and complemented the room. Each guest had a personalised, celestial-themed menu which doubled up as their place-card and reminded them of their menu selection. A scented candle from Inessence Candle Gifts also awaited them at their place setting.

Words by wedding planner Laura Hilllman


We chose Jez Dickson Photography for his extensive experience and natural wedding shoots.

We didn’t want traditional photos and we felt in very safe hands. We enjoyed our photos being taken in St Pancras station – just the two of us.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

If possible, engage a wedding planner to take any planning stress away.

Enjoy the whole process as the actual day passes so quickly.

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Credits & Thanks


Annabel View all Annabel's articles

Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.