A Contemporary & Ultra Stylish Bon Bride 2-Piece Dress, For A Thoroughly Modern London Party Wedding

Bride and groom exiting the ceremony to a shower of confetti. Bride wears a birdcage veil and Bon Bride dress.

Scarlet and Joe exchanged vows on November 11, 2022, at Stoke Newington Town Hall, followed by a lively reception at TT Liquor in Shoreditch.

Their wedding was a true reflection of their vibrant personalities and unique style—filled with colour, exuberance, and an abundance of party vibes. Scarlet looked effortlessly chic, sophisticated and ultra stylish in a modern two-piece design by British designer Pippa Cooke of Bon Bride.

My love and thanks to lovely bride Scarlet for allowing us to share her ridiculously gorgeous wedding day photographs with you. The beautiful photography by Marta Ilardo captures the essence of this joyous occasion, and we’re thrilled to share these memorable moments with you. Be inspired my loves, and enjoy!

Bride in modern and ultrastylish Bon Bride wedding dress. Groom in Paul Smith green suit.

Bridal Beauty & Accessories

I wore a pair of diamante platforms heels from Office. I handmade my birdcage veil with fabric from MacCulloch & Wallis haberdashery.

My hair and makeup was by Facebar in Shoreditch.

Bride in a modern and ultrastylish Bon Bide wedding dress with long billowed sleeves, carryinga. colourful modern bouquet and wearing a birdcage veil.

The Dress

Bon Bride

I wore a Bon Bride dress. I found it difficult to find contemporary dresses, every website and store was lacy, long, corseted and just didn’t fit with the city wedding we had planned.

I had no idea want I wanted, endless late nights searching for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram and then I came across Bon Bride, known for their contemporary modern looks. I’d found my dress. The satin two-part gown had the drama I required. It was a match.

Bride with red lipstick attaching a birdcage veil

Pippa was such a delight to work with. I found Bon Bride after searching for so long. Her style is just impeccable, and each dress has a unique look. In a market with so much lace and frills on wedding dresses, it can be hard to find something that is different and contemporary whilst still retaining the bridal ethos.

Pippa at Bon Bride does something that no other bridal designer does, and I felt so lucky to have found her.

My two-piece dress was exactly what I was looking for without knowing it. I didn’t see it before visiting the showroom, it was a wild card!

Pippa made me feel special and the whole experience was such fun. My dress was made in about five months and fitted perfectly. I am hoping to wear it again as separates or dye it black which Pippa has done with her own version! And looks fabulous!

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Our ceremony took place at Stoke Newington Town Hall. It was an easy decision to hold the wedding in East London, as we are both from London. I grew up in Angel, Islington and I’d always wanted to get married close to the area.

My father walked me down the aisle, to the sound of Angels, by The XX.

Joe wore Paul Smith suit and Prada shoes. His vibrant dress style had to show in his suit! It needed something extra, something more than the regular grey or blue. The green suit was exuberant and felt right.

How They Met

We met eleven years ago on Christmas day on Phi Phi island in Thailand.

We were both backpacking at the time and Joe was living in Australia. It was a whirlwind; Joe met up with me in Sri Lanka and we travelled together for a month.

The Proposal

When Joe left to return to Australia, I knew it wouldn’t be the last time I saw him. We spoke every day for four months, until I met him at Heathrow airport after he’d been away from home for three years. We never looked back.

We have since embarked on many travels around the world, backpacking across south and central America, before settling down in South East London.

Joe proposed in Cornwall in July 2021. We decided to plan the wedding in March 2022 and set a date for November of the same year, with nine months to plan.

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We had the idea to find a reception venue that was different and not your typical wedding venue. After just a few viewings we found TT liquor. The room was perfect!

Flowers were by Rebel Rebel and Vida Bakery provided a vegan pink and red iced two tier cake.

Evening, Dancing & Words of Wedded Wisdom

Our first dance was to David Bowie’s, Let’s Dance.

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Advice; Don’t get wrapped up in the minor details. Everything will come together on the day and photo booths are a MUST!

Additional Credits

The below suppliers and venues are featured in this article, but are not part of the Love My Dress Wedding Directory.

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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.