I love the Asylum so much! It’s a hauntingly beautiful old building in London that was partially destroyed by a WWII bomb, and it’s been left with pockmarks, broken windows and crumbly walls.
Kate and Tom had their wedding ceremony there, and filled the room with flowers and trees (Kate is a landscape architect) and a TFL logo made of flowers (Tom is a Tube driver). Most exciting of all, Kate’s mum made her dress!! The party took place at The Happenstance in the City, a funky bar/restaurant that has amazing food and loads of space to boogie!
How awesome is Kate’s yellow birdcage veil with black dots?! I love the love in Tom’s eyes in this photo.
Kate drew an A-Z style map of the bus route the wedding bus would be taking us, with landmarks of meaningful places for her and Tom!
So an amusing thing happened on the wedding bus. Ten minutes into the journey I noticed the conductor on our bus (there were two buses) leaning out and shouting to the driver behind “have you got the bride?” The driver looked panic stricken, so the conductor got on her radio to let everyone know they’d left the bride behind. I enjoyed her agony for a moment before telling her that if she was looking for the bride, she was right there (I pointed to her on our bus) and the conductor said “oh my god I was looking for a white dress, I thought we’d left her behind!” She told the driver behind who gave a massive exaggerated forehead wipe! Excellent.
The wedding reception was at Happenstance in the City, right opposite St Paul’s Cathedral. So we went over for some pics – I especially love the one of them walking through all the people sitting and eating their lunch on the steps!
Planning a London wedding?
Here are a few more awesome London weddings:
The Peasant wedding – Zoe and Paul
Star Wars themed wedding at The Peasant – Simon and Hannah
The Peasant winter wedding
Neon rave wedding at The Peasant
The Proud Archivist, a funky riverside venue
The Swan at the Globe, a restaurant overlooking the Thames
The Alma, a cosy pub