OMGGGGG!!! We woke up and was like, he’s been!!! Popped up in bed, wedding playlist on, coffee in hand and we just went through them all…. TWICE. We cried and laughed and cried and smiled and it was just the BEST THING. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! You were so great on the day to, a real guest rather than our photographer.
Ginger Beard, what can we say?! Best wedding photographer ever. Invisible at the most intimate and important moments then part of the gang at ALL the fun parts.
Paul captured us looking so cool and amazing, all in love and happy, made our venues shine and our guests delighted at how fab they all look when they’re laughing and dancing.
You know you have a picture in your head of how you want your wedding photos to turn out, Ginger Beard is WAY BETTER than that. We have been staring at them ever since he dropped them to us. The sneak peak a couple of days after the wedding was the best thing to happen since saying ‘I do’, and the full set will keep is going forever.
Ceremony: The Asylum & Maverick Projects
Event Organiser: The Wedding Arrangers
Hair: Victoria Ralph Hair
Flowers: SAGE Flowers
Cake: Paxton & Whitfield
Tell me briefly about the build up to your wedding day?
It was awesome. We prioritised food and music, followed by photographer and flowers. Everything else we tried to keep as simple and cheap as possible. We chipped away at the planning, doing a little bit each week so it never felt overwhelming. We knew we wanted to have a big party and everything else fitted in around that. We made all the big decisions together and then did lots of our own little jobs. Loved it!
How did you meet?
In a meeting! Silas walked into a meeting Georgina was having with his business partner and POW it was love at first sight. For Georgina anyway! We hung out together at parties and festivals and then got it on!
How did you propose?
Silas proposed at midnight at a house party on New Year’s Eve in front of all of Georgina’s friends. It was so much fun, romantic, over the top and brilliant. We got smashed afterwards!
Why did you choose your venue?
Georgina knew someone who had just got married at The Asylum and then someone else suggested One Friendly Place.
We knew we wanted to get married close to home in Brixton. We saw them, booked them, didn’t bother looking at anywhere else. They were PERFECT. Especially for a winter wedding as we didn’t rely on having outdoor space.
What did you love about your dress, suit and accessory choices?
They were very US. The dress (lace top and skirt) was from Monsoon bridal and Silas’ trousers were from Topman. But we added to those pieces with special accessories and Silas had a custom Tux jacket made with Liberty print lining, which we also used for the pocket squares and to tie the bouquet and flowers.
The brides shoes were bought many moons ago before we even met. Georgina had always wanted Terry de Havilland shoes and these were a collaboration with Anya Hindmarch and BEAUTIFUL.
All the jewellery was borrowed or cheap! Oh except some diamond earrings. The hair piece was from Eden B, handmade and utterly gorgeous. The veil was Georgina’s sister’s from her wedding. Ultimately we looked like a rocking bride and groom in really special but cool outfits not dissimilar to stuff we might normally wear.
Where did your ideas for your theme come from?
We didn’t have one! We just included things we love like Liberty print and bright colours. We ditched traditional wedding things like the cake or canapes and had pizza delivery in the chapel and loads of bags of crisps at the reception. There was an Italian theme to the meal and wine, because that’s what we love to eat.
Why did you choose your first dance song?
Silas played Georgina Anderson Paak ‘Am I Wrong’ the first time he came to her flat. We love the artist and have seen him at many gigs and festivals. It was a no brainer. We asked Georgina’s friend Rebecca to help with the routine. We loved doing it so much.
What was your favourite part of the day?
Seeing each other for the first time in the chapel. The ceremony itself. The speeches. The first dance. ALL OF IT.
What made you choose Ginger Beard Weddings to capture your day?
We saw some shots from a friend’s wedding in the same venue. We really wanted Ginger Beard straight away. He also loves similar things to us, so we knew we’d get on well. His portfolio really sold him in but as soon as we met, we were like, YES HE IS THE ONE.
We had such a laugh on the day, so relaxed, so fun and the pictures are incredible.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
Be yourselves. Don’t spend money on things like stationary. Be realistic. Remember it’s just one day, it’s your love for each other and friends and family that will be with you together. Saying that, it is the best day of your life so breathe and enjoy every month. It is the best feeling in the world.