Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

Our place settings were handwritten for a rustic relaxed look. For our reception, we had long tables that were decorated with runners of flowers and foliage. Sam loves mountain biking, so I bought one and we went biking in the Aberdeenshire countryside when I visited him. We named our tables after our favourite mountain bike trails. Sam chose the table plan design. We’re going to hang it in our kitchen as a lovely memento. We decorated the venue with wild flowers in a variety of bottles. The Depot’s big window was perfect for them and you could see them from inside and outside – it looked amazing. I love an Aperol Spritz in the sun, so we had that for our arrival drinks. I love the bagpipes. We got piped into our seats in the reception, which was great fun. Everyone chanted away to the tune so it made a great addition to the day. Usually, the bride and groom disappear after th e ceremony, so it was nice to travel on the bus with our guests – the booze and sing along created a grea t vibe. The second bus even gave our guests a littl e tour of London. My sister realised during the evening that our gu est book had got hidden, so she went around taking photos – it wouldn’t have been as good as it is if it wasn’t for her. My sister made our cakes and as a surprise adde d bikes as a topper. The flavours were earl grey an d lemon with rum icing, chocolate and Guinness with Baileys icing and banana bread cake. They were all vegan and tasted amazing. 35 REAL WEDDINGS