A relaxed autumn wedding in London

Autumn Wedding In London

On a crisp autumn day in London Nic and Rich celebrated their wedding with friends and family who joined them from all over the world.  With Nic’s family now living in Australia and having grown up in Zimbabwe, their wedding day was always was going to be one filled with international touches.

When Nic and Rich asked me to help with their wedding planning Nic was living in Liverpool and only had limited time in London with Rich at the weekends so knew they would need help with full wedding planning. When we discussed what they wanted for their wedding day it was important to them that guests could mingle without the restrictions of being at dining tables and not have to worry about getting around different venues especially as a number of guests were coming from overseas.

The Royal Geographical Society was the perfect location for their autumn wedding; not only because of its obvious travel and map connection but because the layout of the venue allowed us to utilise the spaces in different ways for the various parts of the day.

Nic got ready at the fabulous Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington and had her hair and makeup done by Amanda Roberts. Her maids joined her to get ready and Nic gifted them all with beautiful floral dressing gowns Nic had purchased from Etsy.

bride getting ready at Ampersand Hotel

The boys all met at a local pub and then walked up to the Royal Geographical Society where both the ceremony and wedding reception were going to be held.

bride and groom first kiss at alter with ribbon backdrop

After the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on the terrace and then returned to the main hall and education room for dinner but rather than a formal sit-down meal they had food stations where guests could help themselves to a choice of curry, fajitas or burgers with fish and chips and risotto were passed around by the catering staff.

groom gives speech at laid back weddinghomemade Africa inspired wedding cake

After the enjoyable speeches and cutting of the cake, which was lovingly made by a family friend, guests continued to dance the night away to fab band Party Down.

Supplier Credits

Photographer – Lillian and Leonard
Wedding Planner & Designer – Andri Benson of Always Andri Wedding Design
Venue – Royal Geographical Society in Kensington London
Brides Dress – Claire Pettibone via Blackburn Bridal
Cloak – borrowed
Shoes – self-designed via Shoes of Prey
Grooms Suit – Debenhams + shirt from Thomas Pink + tie from Austin Reed
Bridesmaids – their own dresses
Flowergirls – BHS
Florist – Boutique Blooms
Cake – a friend
Entertainment – Party Down via Melisima Music
Rings – Hatton Garden
Catering – Lodge Catering
Wedding website – Appy Couple
Hair and make-up Artist – Amanda Roberts
Dessert Bar – Sweet and Eventful

Get in touch to discuss your Autumn Wedding In London

At Always Andri we are passionate about making your wedding day truly memorable. With 15 years of experience wedding planning in London, we specialise in creating a distinctive celebration of your love story while saving you a whole lot of time and stress.

If you’re ready to transform your wedding day vision into a reality, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today to discuss your ideas and let us bring it to life. Visit our wedding planning services to explore how we can help you and view our portfolio of past weddings in London and the southeast.

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