Gemma and Jon chose St Pancras Station as their unusual wedding location and were married at the exact spot where they first met for their first date! They were married on the concourse with the trains behind them, and had their reception at Searcys Champagne Bar. They were inspired by the art deco vibes of the location, but also their love of Bowie through their choice of music and the bride’s accessories (Bowie is also their son’s name!).
They spend around £20k, but made lots of money saving choices to keep within their budget. The bride’s dress was, unbelievably, made for her by a friend and cost them just £80. In fact, dry cleaning it afterwards was more expensive! It was a two-piece wedding dress with an open back and a high low skirt with a train, she added a black leather jacket and statement earrings. The bridesmaids were in ASOS dresses, the stationery and signage were all DIY and the art deco mirror which they painted the seating plan on was a car boot find. All the frames for the photos and menus all came from charity shops and Gemma collected champagne corks to use as place card holders.
As their entertainment they singing waiters, something they’d definitely recommend! They totally helped bridge the gap between dinner and dancing and got every single person in the room dancing. The central London venue and food were their biggest cost, and of everything they loved their photos the most.