Jewish & Jamaican Fusion Wedding

Karla-Jayne and Joel met in Rio just over three years ago and had a mere three weeks to get to know each other, before Joel headed back to NYC and Karla-Jayne had to return to London.  They knew immediately though that they had something special, so spent the next two years trying to make sure they were somehow and in some way in the same country together for as long as possible to make it happen.   And it has happened.

"The Biggest Jew-Maican Wedding of the century" is how they described their day to us when we chatted over Skype in the lead up to their big day, and what a party combination that was!

Here's a glimpse of what we saw.

Oh 2017, what a start you have been...

I can't believe it's the middle of May already and I know the rest of the year is only going to fly by equally fast so, before it's all a fleeting memory, I wanted to capture a glimpse of what the last 5 months of weddings have looked like.

I always say that the first wedding of the year sets the tone of what's to come, and we honestly could not have asked for a better couple, or better wedding, to kickstart our year (there's a sneaky glimpse below, but rest will follow once Rock n Roll Bride has featured the wedding)  Thank you, Michaela and David.

The start of April saw Chloe and Ed's wedding which also meant we had a chance to see the gorgeous Jess and Mike again (Chloe is one of Jess's gorgeous sisters) and another fabulous London wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall followed by the reception next door at the Old Church (two favourite venues!)  Whilst the end of April took us to Midhurst for Sophie and Adam's gorgeous day where even the persistent rain could not dampen the party spirits. We also got to catch up with the lovely Rhi and Ollie (I do love it when new weddings gives us the opportunity to catch up with old couples!)

May started with Clare and Frank's stylish London wedding and my new favourite venue, Brunswick House.  Oh my, what a venue, and just the perfect setting for this couple!

Lastly (for now) and by no means least, was Adrienne and Joe's perfect day in France.  Not only was the ceremony in a 12th century monolithic church, but it also meant working with the amazing Lou from Handmade Events again, one of the best planners EVER!  

So that's a summary, and I hope to blog every single one of these wonderful weddings in the coming weeks and months.  In the meantime though, here's a taster of how incredibly lucky we are.  

Relaxed Countryside, Somerset Wedding

Oh my, where do I even start with this amazing wedding?  We were lucky enough to meet the beautiful Jo when she was bridesmaid for the gorgeous Laura back in October 2015, and I was immediately drawn to her genuinely warm and effervescent manner.  So when she enquired with us about her forthcoming wedding later that year, with "dusty, cider, cuddles" as her three words, I was totally smitten.  And thankfully they booked us :)

As it turns out, Jo and Ash's day was even better than we could have imagined, as Annabel rightly sums up in the Love My Dress feature of the day, "this wedding beautifully captures the essence of a South West country wedding in the summer."  Or as Jo herself say, “We wanted our wedding to be very relaxed. We wanted it to feel like a community event – with our friends involved in creating it with us. I love the warm colours of the end of summer, the dusty air from the harvest, the cider and the flowers."

Be sure to read more from Jo on Love My Dress, but in the meantime, here's a glimpse of what we saw...