Sophie & Simon 17.02.18 / by Ben Winnington

TRINITY BUOY WHARF WEDDING

I've been excited about this wedding ever since receiving Sophie's email all the way back in October. A London wedding, in the coolest venue ever, with the loveliest people! 

The day did not disappoint.

Sophie got ready with her Mom, five bridesmaids, and their children, in a beautiful flat in East London. The girls were all relaxed and having fun on the morning, being pampered and drinking bubbles. 

The venue, Trinity Buoy Wharf, is a unique riverside creative space, used by artists and designers; as well as housing a range of quirky cafes and brightly coloured shipping containers. The character of the old docking building is still very much intact. The venue boasts elements of both rustic, historic shipping industry artefacts, and also vibrant new, creative sculptures and working spaces. The venue also has a beautifully romantic underground ceremony room; lit by fairy lights and with exposed brick and large wooden beams, its the perfect setting for a city wedding. 

Sophie and Simon's ceremony was personal and upbeat, where the couple said their vows in front of a room full of their friends and family. Sophie walked down the isle to the Disney Pixar song "Lava" from the short film of the same name. If you haven't seen this, I recommend it highly; be sure to keep a tissue to hand though! It was a genius song choice for a bride to walk down the isle to. 

The rest of the day was energetic and filled with laughter, as the couples 180 guests enjoyed pizza and antipasti dinner, and home made 'Limoncello' shots (I believe curtsy of Simon). In keeping with the non-traditional vibe of the day; only the bride and groom made heartfelt speeches, as well as a toast from the father of the bride, and the wedding cake was replaced with a table of sharing cakes provided by the guests. We loved this homemade touch as it felt like a huge family get together; creating such a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

The bride and groom kicked off the evening party with their first dance to David Bowie 'Lets Dance', joined by all their guests. We particularly liked the reference to "red shoes" in the song, which was apt, as Sophie's wedding shoes were red, suede Manolo Blahnik‚Äôs (swoon). 

The setting, the couple, the food and the atmosphere all mixed together to create an insanely cool and beautiful wedding day we won't forget. Sophie and Simon; thank you so much for having us along for the day, you were both awesome. And a huge shout out to all the event co-ordinators at Urban Space Events and staff, everyone was so welcoming and joyous, it was a pleasure to be part of such an incredible event, in a truly unique venue.