There are a lot of doubting Thomases out there that central London is not a location for a wedding. Thankfully, London is not just any city and you will find that in fact there is no better place to celebrate your love for each other than in our magical capital.
Take a butcher’s hook at a few reasons below as to why a wedding in The Big Smoke is fabulous and in no time you’ll Adam and Eve it for yourself :
1. FLOWER MARKETS
Abundant with daily flower markets you’ll find inspiration, suppliers and flowers from all over the world to make your wedding more flowery than Russel Brand’s vocabulary.
2. ALL THE VENUES
London is full of buildings old and new and so many of them suitable to use as venues. You’ll be able to find a hidden Victorian chapel around the corner from a chic industrial rooftop. There are spaces to suit all tastes.
3. ENDLESS THINGS TO DO EITHER SIDE OF THE WEDDING DAY
You won’t get bored on the day before the wedding with so many events happening, parks to relax in and other activities to keep your excited mind calm.
Post-wedding day; home to the full-English fry-up, bottomless brunch (good old hair o’ the dog) and afternoon tea, your lethargy and/or hangovers will be sure to subside in no time leaving you to enjoy the evening in the beautiful city with those guests who are still-standing.
4. SUPERB PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND WALKABILITY
They say no other city is quite as pleasant to walk around than London. This combined with an excellent tube system, the friendliest cab drivers north of Bangkok and a Mayor with a hankering for public transport improvements, you and your guests won’t have a problem navigating to and from wedding venues.
Say goodbye to depressing and expensive group coaches or set-timings and deadlines for shuttle services.
5. SO MANY LOCAL GREAT MUSICIANS
London’s music scene has been rife with passion since Soho’s coffee bars filled with pop in the 50s and seminal rock’n’roll concerts took place in Camden’s Roundhouse in the 60s.
These days there are hundreds of local bands and musicians playing gigs each night and all these fabulous acts are ready to inspire and be there for you down your aisle or on your dancefloor. That first dance is going to be phenomenal despite your levels of composure and swagger on the tiles.
6. STAG DO SUITABILITY
Having the stag do a few days before the weddng rather than months before is usually a brave and good idea.
With the wedding in London, you’d hopefully be in the city a few days before so what better time and place to gather your friends for one last single night on the town.
You’re never more than 7 metres from a pub in London and the city can cater for all types of groom - being full of excellent restaurants, bars, activities and all other stag desires.
7. A CENTRE FOR FASHION AND WEDDING SHOPPING
From the big names like Vera Wang and Jenny Packham to the chic classics like Alberta Ferretti and Sarah Burton and to the East-London based new-comers like Australian Grace Loves Lace, you’ll be in wedding couture heaven here. You likely (hopefully) won’t be buying the dress the day before the ceremony but having the designers in London means you can pick it up or pop in for last-minute changes and extra something blue purchases.
For the gents also: from Saville Row classics to quirky one of a kind suits by London School of Fashion graduate talent, you’ll be sure to be looking dapper when buying in London - keep the suit and the venue London town for pure style.
Must also mention here the infamous Hatton Garden area - an International centre for jewellery, wedding and engagement rings.
8. WHIZZ OFF ON YOUR HONEYMOON STRAIGHT AWAY
With over 100,000 flights to all destinations taking off from London each day and train links to the most romantic parts of Europe there is no need to hang around after the reception - get out and get on the tube to Heathrow; you could be on the beach in time for tomorrow’s sunrise!
9. A RICH MULTI-CULTURAL CITY
In need of a Mexican rabbi? A Persian Sofreh supplier? An Egyptian wedding band? A Russian ceremony translator? London will have one for you and, being the capital, they will likely be the best in the UK.
A hub for all cultures the city hosts people from 14 faiths and 270 nations who collectively speak over 300 languages.
10. PRETTY IN ALL SEASONS
No explanation really needed here! Few other wedding locations look so good in both December and July - London can look lovely and entertain successful weddings all year round.
11. A CENTRE FOR EXQUISITE AND UNIQUE CUISINES
They say in London clever ideas are created, brought together and take root.
For foodies, this has meant a influx of diverse new culinary ideas - you’ll never bore of the menu choices.
The passion and expertise of the chefs here also makes sure that the ingredients are always fresh and local to give your wedding inspiring food from any culture you desire.
12. AN AREA SATURATED IN PROFESSIONAL CREATIVES
Not only is the capital full of important bankers and lawyers - London has over 400,000 professional creatives - from bakers, musicians and florists to photographers, jewellers and venue stylists - you’ll find a creative soul to turn your ideas into reality and to stick within your budget and to suit your tastes.
To finish on that all too well-known Samuel Jackson quote: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to start planning that inspired day with Love Made Me Weddings. Come and live your life and enjoy your love in London. Let us use our invaluable knowledge, best deals and close working relationships with suppliers to give you the finest of what city has to offer.
We will assist you from start to finish to create a day where you can celebrate the love you have with your partner, family and friends, the way you would like to celebrate it!