Intimate London wedding: Anika + Matt

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Seeking a little Jenny Packham, pink and apricot wedding inspiration from London to go with your morning cup of tea? Always. Here’s why we love this one so much: Anika + Matt’s wedding was the perfect combination of classic and modern. The soft peony floral arrangements speak to Anika’s romantic side. Snuggled next to those were table numbers in various fonts that represent her love of typography. While their venue, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, speaks to her adoration of the modern. It all works. And who better to capture it all than Jodie Chapman!

LK Bennett Ivory Wedding Shoes

Haymarket Hotel in London

Jenny Packham 20s Wedding Dress

I was all set on having a knee-length dress…but then paid a visit to Jenny Packham and fell in love with a beaded, slightly 1920s style dress. It felt comfortable and had the casual elegance which I had been looking for, plus the seamstress at Jenny Packham was amazing and adjusted the dress to how I wanted to wear it, slightly nipped at the waist.

Loose Wedding Bun with Barrette

She told Patrick Ludde that she didn’t want her hair to look too done up so he created a full, relaxed, low bun.

ICA London Wedding Venue

London destination weddings take note. The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London is very central in its location and sits in a Regency-style building on The Mall, between Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. If guests want take a stroll through the venue while you’re off taking photos, they can catch a glimpse of Big Ben and the London Eye from ICA’s balconies.

Bridesmaids in Dusty Rose Dresses

Classic Wedding Rings + The Guardian

Floral Arrangements of Pinks, Peaches, and Violets

Anika wanted arrangements that were elegant, full and not at all stiff. Scarlet & Violet started with the sunset coral peony and a loose colour palette of pinks and apricots. From there, full arrangements of roses, peonies and sweet peas in pink, apricot and parchment tones, along with shades of cream and grey-lilac filled every corner.

Intimate London Wedding

And the music went a little something like this: For the ceremony, we had Elvis “Can’t Help Falling in Love” , The Beach Boys version of “And Then I Kissed Her” and Stevie Wonder’s “Signed Sealed Delivered”. The first dance song took the longest time, as we knew we wanted something romantic and also with a fast tempo. We chose Jackie Wilson’s “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher”, which was perfect for us. During the ceremony we had a sing-along with a couple of musicians on ukuleles, to The Beatles, “I wanna hold your hand” – everyone joined in!

Intimate London Wedding

Intimate London Wedding

Jenny Packham 20s Wedding Dress

Vintage White Sportscar with Baby's Breath and Ribbon

Sweet getaway car!

Mantel Floral Arrangements

Elegant London Wedding Reception

20s-inspired Wedding Paper Goods

Anika scoured charity shops and flea markets to find a mix of antique photo frames in which to display the table numbers. Working in publishing, Anika has an interest in typography so each table had a different style to achieve an individual but cohesive look.

ICA London Wedding Reception

Look at that flooring!

Elegant London Wedding Reception

Pink, Peach, and Violet Flower Wedding Cake Topper

Classic White Wedding Cake with Pink, Peach, and Violet Flower Topper

The less you do with the icing or fondant on your cake, the more you can decorate with fresh flowers. Win, win!

Classic White Wedding Cake with Fresh Flower Accents

Jenny Packham 20s Wedding Dress

Intimate London Wedding

What a timeless wedding!

Congratulations Anika + Matt!

Photographer: Jodie Chapman / Venue and catering: ICA, London / Getting ready hotel: Haymarket Hotel / Flowers: Scarlet & Violet / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Hairpiece: Vintage Headdress / Hair: Patrick Ludde / Make-up: Rachel Jones / Groom’s suit and tie: Reiss / Groom’s shoes: Russell & Bromley / Silk pocket square: Mr Porter / Cake: Konditor and Cook (flowers on cake by Scarlet & Violet) / Car: Andy Morgan (vintage 1950s Citroen DS) Citroen Ds Car Hire

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Susan Hazel on Apr 25, 2012

Gorgeous wedding. I'm especially loving the bride's shoes! So hip for a wedding shoe.

Josie on Apr 25, 2012

Where are the bride's lovely shoes from?! I'm looking for something just like that!

JULIE on Apr 25, 2012

Can you source the two natural-colored bridesmaid dresses please? I have a bride friend looking for bridesmaid dresses to cover a maternity belly and some tatted arms. Thx. P.S. I LOVE the bride's hair. It's so perfectly unfussy!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Apr 25, 2012

Stunning! I love the Bride's incredible wedding gown. & the antique car with the poof of baby's breath is perfection :-)

dekalb wedding photography on Apr 25, 2012

Love it! What an intimate wedding : D

july on Apr 25, 2012

This dress!!!!*speechlessly*

Emily on Apr 25, 2012

Beautiful and simple.

Charley | London Bride on Apr 26, 2012

I love the ICA as a venue and this wedding is just gorgeous! The subtle pastel palette is so pretty, and the couple are so radiant. The car shot is amazing, well done Jodie! One of my favourite bridal hairstyles I've seen, simple and chic.

Rebecca on Apr 26, 2012

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

Chloé on Apr 26, 2012

THE loveliest of photos. Well done Jodie & congratulations Anika & Matt!

Tim Duncan on Apr 26, 2012

Oh la la, those shoes are stylish!

grey bridesmaid dresses on Apr 27, 2012

Mens always stay away with such high grade brides dresses

Samantha on Apr 27, 2012

I am totally swooning over the brides dress!

The Eden Dress on May 20, 2012

This bride looks stunning. (Another Jenny Packham Eden dress is available here:

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Maggie on Sep 19, 2013

Opened this page by chance & love what I saw. The bride is so lovely in her simple but elegant dress. Everything has the right touch, nothing excessive. Best wishes to this beautiful couple!

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