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Old Finsbury Town Hall | Clerkenwell | London | UK
Emma & Isaac met in the spring of 2014 swing dancing in New York. They got engaged two years later in Cinque Terre, Italy. Having decided to do a last minute trip to Milan over Thanksgiving to see Porgy and Bess at La Scala, they then took a train to Cinque Terre where they spent a few days. It was there that Isaac proposed and he completely took Emma by surprise! He had picked out a beautiful Edwardian emerald ring which she absolutely adored. Here’s the rest of their story told by the fine couple themselves:
What was your Old Finsbury Town Hall wedding inspiration?
We both love jazz and all old things so wanted to get married in an historical building. Having spent a lot of time in Islington during trips to London we both love the area. It was important we captured the feeling of an old music hall as music is very important to us hence we had a jazz band playing at the evening reception. During the day The Old Finsbury Town Hall is a dance school, and all contributions from weddings go towards bursaries for the students. It was also convenient for Isaac’s family and friends who flew into Heathrow from Canada, and various other places, and my family and friends who arrived by train into King’s Cross. We were able to walk from the hotel to the venue, and had reception drinks in Wilmington Square which is just around the corner from The Old Finsbury Town Hall. The day after the wedding we walked to the docks where we hired a boat and treated our guests to afternoon tea on the Thames.
Tell me about the unique vintage wedding dress.
It was from Joanne Fleming. I wear a lot of vintage dresses from the 30s and 40s for dancing and wanted something from that era. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything quite right and then stumbled upon Joanne who made a dress for another friend. I loved her work and the historical references she used. I chose green silk for the underpart of my dress as I wanted something that would look striking when I danced. I wore a hat by Julia Knox at http://eastvillagehats.nyc/ and the most comfortable 30s inspired gold shoes from https://remixvintageshoes.com/
Isaac’s suit was from 1912 and was sourced and fitted by Samir Hecham @harold_hat. The bridemaids wore their own dresses. I didn’t want everyone to be uniform and asked them to be my best women and wear whatever they wanted.
Any advice for those planning their wedding now?
Enjoy it, don’t get caught up in the details. Seeing our friends and family from all over the world gathered in Wilmington Square put everything into perspective. As a married couple we just want to continue our adventure together, and enjoy everyday.
Shout outs to the Old Finsbury Town Hall wedding suppliers:
Make up artists: https://kyliemcmichael.co.uk/
Florists: Amanda Willgrave at Flirty Flowers
Rings: http://www.grayanddavis.com/ I wanted something old to complement by edwardian engagement ring and Isaac had a new ring that was designed and made by the shop
Cake: Nicky Tesler http://www.nickysbuttercupbakery.co.uk/
Catering Company: Sara and Martin Saxon http://www.tastingplates.com/
Entertainment:: Mark Kavuma http://www.markkavuma.com/
Invitations by Annie Moor http://www.anniemoorillustration.com/about
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