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“Jonny had photographed our friends wedding with spectacular results & we loved the style so much, we asked if they’d mind us booking Jonny too. He’s such a lovely person, great fun & he made everyone feel at ease. We’re so happy with the results!”



They met with a handshake at work. Tom proposed at home on the Sunday before they both were due to travel to their families for Christmas. Linda had a belting hangover, so reluctantly agreed to go to a local restaurant. Back at home she took off her coat, turned around, and thought Tom had fallen on the floor! They celebrated with a couple of pints at the local pub, followed by a bottle of fizz at home. No more hangover!


We didn’t hire a planner, but the Union Club has an amazing events manager Gordon Clark. He is super chilled and has everything in hand. We had absolutely zero stress with the planning. Gordon also helped us out with timings, ideas for food and drinks, a brilliant DJ. He even sorted out arrangements with the registrars and florists. We are so grateful to Gordon and the team at the Union. They absolutely made our day!


There was no theme for the wedding. We always wanted to have a very informal day, and wanted the guests to feel they were at a big party. The Union is a beautiful club with so many pictures and paintings to look at. there was no need for any plans for extra decoration. The tables were decorated very simply with some bunches of white flowers, candles, white linens classy table cards.


Linda’s Mum added some lovely details to the day. Tiny bottles of sloe gin with hand embossed cards were the highlight. these were months in the making from berry picking to re-filtering. They made for some pretty punchy favours! She also arranged some lovely bespoke place cards from Smythson with our initials. There was matching table cards with a pheasant logo, Diptyque candles in Ambre and Vanille for each table.


It was the third venue we looked. We decided immediately that the Union Club in Soho was perfect for what we wanted. Everything could be held at the venue, and the whole building is yours for the day. We loved everything about the club. The look, the location, the open fires and the fact that Gordon sat us down for a chat and offered us a drink rather than rushing us around and kicking us out! One of the most important things to us was the day felt totally relaxed.


The dress by Inbal Dror, bought from Morgan Davies Bridal in London. After seeing some Inbal Dror designs online, I booked an appointment with Morgan Davies. This was the only bridal appointment that I had. I ordered the dress the same day. The sleeves and the beading are quite unusual, a bit ‘Lord of the Rings’ (as I said to Tom loudly during the ceremony.. oops). The detailing is beautiful. The Morgan Davies team were brilliant, particularly Katie who helped me choose the dress. Also Katie Burch is an absolute genius and altered the dress perfectly. Shoes were Christian Louboutin. If you’re going to dress up as a Christmas fairy, you might as well really go for it! Jewellery was an antique turquoise and pearl pendant given to my parents.


Tom had a suit made for him by Graham and Jamie at Norton & Townsend near Spitalfields. After having no clue what to choose, Graham and Jamie helped Tom choose some beautiful fabrics and made him an absolutely awesome, perfectly fitting suit. It even had ‘L&T’ embroidered on an inside pocket! As Tom wears a suit and tie to work, it was quite important to look a bit different for the day – hence no tie and oxblood shoes. Tom’s shoes were Hugo Boss. Coat, shirt and pocket square all Hackett. Bridesmaid’s dresses & shoes:: Bridesmaids all wore Ghost, with their own choice of shoes. Hair was styled by Vessy and Hasan at Inanch, and all did their own makeup.


Don’t worry about details. Absolutely no one will care (or probably even notice) if something isn’t perfect. Everyone is there because they are happy for you and want to celebrate the day with you. Also, don’t have your hen party the week before the wedding. It’s so tiring! If you do, fit in some emergency facials before the wedding day! Tom’s advice is have a quick read of the ceremony text! Have a great time planning. It is so exciting when it all comes together. Particularly a week or so before the day.


Union Jack flag on display outside exclusive Soho Hotel in London UK

Interior of room at Soho Hotel, wedding flowers and designer bags

Beautiful wedding dress detail by Inbal Dror, bought from Morgan Davies Bridal in London

Bridesmaids drinking champagne inside Soho Hotel getting ready for wedding

Bridesmaids taking photos on phone inside Soho Hotel getting ready for wedding

Bridesmaid laughing holding champagne flute inside Soho Hotel getting ready for wedding

A group of groomsmen wearing colourful ties drinking and laughing before wedding ceremony

Groom with groomsmen wearing fashionable suits laughing outside Union Club wedding venue

Groom with groomsmen and a Big Issue seller outside Union Club London wedding venue

Smiling groom with bestman outside Union Club London wedding venue

Fashionable groom stood by red wall outside Union Club Soho London wedding venue

Groomsmen speaking intimately inside dimly lit Soho wedding venue Union Club

A 1954 Bentley R Type arrives in Soho outside the Union Club wedding venue

Bride stepping out of old fashioned wedding car wearing Christian Louboutin shoes

Bride and groom meet at wedding ceremony at Greek Street Union Club Soho

A loving look from the groom reflected in a wall mirror during wedding ceremony

Mother of the groom wiping tears away during Union Club wedding ceremony London

Mother of the bride looks on proudly during Union Club wedding ceremony photo

bride and groom embrace for their first kiss at Union Club wedding ceremony photo

Wedding guest jokingly wipes tears at Union Club wedding ceremony photo

Bride looks delighted inside Union Club wedding venue stood by a wall full of framed art works

Bride and groom embrace in the bar area of Union Club Soho London

Wedding fashion details Christian Louboutin shoes and Inbal Dror dress

Timeless portrait of bride and groom walking London streets with black cab

Documentary photo of bride and groom walking holding hands in London streets

Portrait of bride and groom in London streets with pigeons

Portrait of bride and groom in London streets with Greek Street sign on building

Documentary photo of bride and groom in London streets with litter picker

Fun group photo of bridal party down London alley

Fun group photo of bridesmaids down London alley in front of brick wall

Documentary photo of bridesmaids walking down London alley strewn with litter

Documentary photo of groomsmen walking down narrow London alley in Soho

London wedding couple kiss amongst green foliage on Union Club roof terrace

London wedding couple standing on stairs inside Union Club industrial interior

London wedding guests in disbelief and shock during speeches

Wedding toast with glasses of red wine during speeches at Union Club London venue

Wedding guests joking with hair as a wig during reception at Union Club London venue

Bridesmaid laughing during speech at Union Club London venue

Bride and groom laughing during speech at Union Club London venue

Groom addressing the room during speech at Union Club London Soho venue

Guests during speeches at Union Club London Soho venue documentary photo

London wedding party Union Club Greek Street

Drunk guest hugging two women pulling silly face at London wedding party

Model and DJ Sally K at turntables and vaping during wedding party

Wedding guest in red dress holding Polaroid camera to friends' eye

Bestman holding a microphone and pulling funny face at wedding

A packed room in the Union Club full of wedding guests, bouquet bring caught

Union Club wedding party cheering with colourful artwork on wall

Party time on the dance floor at Union Club wedding photo

Drink spilled down wedding guests trousers at the Union Club Soho

Documentary photo party dance at the Union Club Soho

London wedding Union Club documentary party photo

Mini burgers being served to wedding guests at Union Club London

Bride and groom celebrating on dance floor with wedding guests

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Make up artists: Own bridal makeup after having tutorials at Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury | Florists: Barbara Neofitou at Lillies of Wanstead | Rings: Alan Gard – Alan was recommended to Tom when he was looking for an engagement ring. He did such a fantastic job and was so lovely, there was no question as to where to buy the wedding bands | Catering Company: The Union provided all catering | Entertainment: DJ Sally K | Cars/Transport: A 1954 Bentley R Type with matching Daimler for the bridesmaids, from Lord Cars | Other: Hair colouring was by the fabulous Amy Nitso at Taylor Taylor, with extensions and styling by Vessy Genova at Inanch


If you are thinking of having The Union Club, 50 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4EQ as your wedding venue I’d love to hear from you.

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