Todays city wedding blog brings you CAMDEN LONDON WEDDING COUPLE Laura & Andy. They are a very relaxed fun couple who absolutely thought outside the box and created a wedding day they wanted, we are super delighted to be showing you their day on our blog, filled with sunshine, canals, boats and dinosaurs!
All captured by London Photograher Nicki Shea
Laura and Ryan were married on the 1st September 2018, the wedding was in Camden and Kings cross london. They wanted something personal with a ‘fun’ theme. But this morphed into a mixture of Canals and dinosaurs as the planning progressed. Ryan is a huge dinosaur fan, so they themed the invitations, table names and centre decorations around that. The Canals came from the wonderful museum along with the narrow boat ride between the ceremony and reception.
The ceremony took place in Arlington Centre Camden, which is a listed building as well as a homeless shelter. Laura told us “We said our vows in their beautiful conference room”. The ceremony was led by James who is a close friend of theirs and acted as a celebrant. This was a very personal ceremony for them and as it was so personal, it was important to Laura for both her parents to walk her down the aisle.
We chose the venue for it’s location close to Camden lock. It made it easier so we didn’t have to walk far to the narrow boats. We also liked the idea that our fee would do some good. The Arlington centre re-invests it’s profits into vital work supporting homeless people in the community. This enables them to regain their independence and move on to stable futures.”
The Wedding reception walk
After the Ceremony it was a short walk through Camden to board the boats. Laura & Ryan created some “tour guide props” for the ushers to carry so no one got lost. Of course they fit the theme being inflatable dinosaurs on garden canes. We love this idea and it must have been great walking a wedding party through Camden.
Ryan tells us- “We paused for photo’s around Camden and on Camden lock bridge for confetti. There’s a large pub garden just on the lock. One of the most unexpected parts of the day was when the entire garden of drinking strangers cheered and applauded us as we walked by!”
“The boat ride was really relaxing, and we saw some new bits of London along the way! We love finding hidden corners in our city, so it was fab to unexpectedly do that on our wedding day. We disembarked at the Canal Museum’s own dock and went into the reception. This is where we did some group shots with family, friends and the wedding party”
The Wedding reception venue
THe reception was IN THE LONDON CANAL MUSEUM IN KINGS CROSS. This BUILDING IS A VICTORIAN ICE WAREHOUSE ON REGENT’S CANAL. LAURA AND RYAN LOVE QUIRKY MUSEUMS, SO THIS PLACE FELT PERFECT. ONCE LAURA FOUND OUT THEY COULD ARRIVE BY CANAL BOAT, THAT SEALED THE DEAL FOR THEM AND IT JUST ALL FELL INTO PLACE.
Ryan & Laura didn’t want speeches to loom over dinner, so they did them during the drinks reception. We love this idea, such a relaxed way to do them. The wedding breakfast followed on and guests were treated to a 2 course buffet style meal with lots of dishes and desserts!
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