Taryn in Carly Cushnie For Her Classic, Contemporary, Soho House Inspired Wedding at White City House

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Taryn and Steve tied the knot on 27th July 2023 at Old Marylebone Town Hall, followed by a reception at White City House,

The couple’s day was inspired by their early relationship in London and love of the Soho House aesthetic. Nestled in the heart of West London’s iconic former BBC Television Centre, White City House served as the perfect setting for their celebrations and desired ‘classic meets contemporary’ vibe.

The bride wore a contemporary bridal design by designer Carly Cushnie, which she discovered at London’s The Wedding Club – which we highly recommend all brides pay a visit to if you love fashion. She carried a contemporary bouquet of red roses and her bridesmaids looked the epitome of chic in all black.

Love and thanks to photographer Irene Yap for sharing these insanely gorgeous images. Enjoy!

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Venue & Location

We wanted our venues to reflect our relationship and our style. We knew it had to be London as that’s where we met and so many of our best memories together are there, particularly at Soho House. Old Marylebone Town Hall is such a classic beautiful, London building whilst White City House has the moody, artistic aesthetic.

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The Dress

My dress was by Cushnie Bridal. Trying and buying the dress at a Trunk Show at The Wedding Club in South Kensington was a memorable morning.

I took my Sister in Law and best friend, and my Sister in Australia was on Zoom. Sam guided us through the process over champagne; by the end it felt like she was a close friend.

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Timeless was always the brief. The dress is the ‘Clara’ from the spring 2020 collection.

I had seen it online and fallen in love. It was the first and only dress I tried at a trunk show.

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This was in February 2020 and we didn’t get married until July 2023. It truly stood the test of time and I couldn’t have loved it more.

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Carly Cushnie is African American and no longer designs, so I feel really honoured to have worn something from her collection.

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Bridal Beauty & Accessories

I wore a two-tiered cathedral length Veil. It was my Sister’s, and felt truly special to share something of hers.

My scent was Louis Vuitton’s ‘Les Sables Roses’. This was a very sumptuous gift from my Sister and reminds me of her. wore a pair of white pointed toe pumps with diamante ankle straps and bows from Betts.

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I didn’t wear much jewelry in keeping with the minimal look. Just diamante bow earrings to match my shoes; and a diamond tennis bracelet Steve gifted me on the morning. Plus, a gold ring of my Nanna Phyllis’s so she was with me on the day.

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The bridesmaids each chose their own dresses. The one shoulder dress was from One Fell Swoop, the feather side shift from Rachel Gilbert, the feather back gown from 16 Arlington, the cut out gown from Delavali and the bridesmaids suit from Zara.

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The Ceremony

Dad accompanied me in the bridal ‘white cab’ and walked me down the aisle to the sound so Extraordinary Life by Gordi.

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We were going to use standard vows… but changed our mind last minute and are so glad we did. They blew us both away!

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Steve doesn’t normally wear jewellery, so went for a simple masculine Zirconium design from Perth jeweller Linneys. My ring is the classic yellow gold Cartier Love Band.

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Our photographer was Irene Yap. We wanted someone who shared our style; classic meets contemporary, nothing too posed and an editorial edge. Irene was beyond our wildest dreams. She was so organised, brilliant to spend the day with, and we couldn’t love the photos more.


Steve’s Mum was out florist. We were so lucky to have our Mum take on the flower duties. At first, we were reluctant as we wanted her to enjoy the day but she insisted and we’re so pleased as she’s just the best.

She ordered all the fresh flowers from her suppliers in Kent, brought them up to London and arranged them the night before.

It was a special touch to have florals created by our Mum.

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How They Met

It was our shared advertising passion and careers that brought us together. Taryn is from Perth Western Australia and Steve is from Kent UK. We met in 2016 when Taryn moved from Australia to London for a career opportunity. She walked into Steven’s office and he was immediately captivated.

We were engaged on Christmas Day 2019, after four years together. Both our families were on holiday together in Perth and Steve dropped to one knee and proposed over one of the most striking sunsets ever at the beach across the road from Taryn’s parents home.

We planned to get married in 2021, but COVID struck and we postponed. We moved to Australia in late 2021 and welcomed our daughter in 2022. We finally married in 2023 – 3.5 years after our engagement.

Steve wore a custom made suit by In Stitchu and a pair of Hermes cufflinks which I gifted him on the day. They featured two H’s for Mr and Mrs Hare.

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The Reception

We kept our decor simple; 1 metre tall black candles were the feature.

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These was complemented by Black Baccarat Roses and Black Gypsophila. Candles were from Hall of Flame.

The whole day was magical. We enjoyed every second. The most special part for us was having so many friends and family in one place – from Australia, Canada, America, Kent, London.

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The vows and speeches were incredibly meaningful.

We didn’t have a cake. We had banquet-style desserts from White City House.

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Evening & Dancing

Our first dance was to ‘Time After Time’, by Sam Smith. It was in line with our theme – a classic song with a contemporary twist.

We had a Saxophonist and DJ during dinner, then added in a vocalist when the fancefloor cranked up! Entertainment was booked MOJO Club Live.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

We planned our London wedding from Australia, so blogs with recommended suppliers and reviews were absolutely critical. We couldn’t have done it without sites like Love My Dress.

If you have children, consider a nanny service for the entire day and night. We used Wedding Tots and it was the best investment we made!

Use the internet to read reviews and choose your suppliers carefully. They will make or break the day.

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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.