Bride smiling with groom

Today we are featuring beautiful pictures, taken by Claire Basiuk Photography, from the wedding of Annie and Simon. Following a civil ceremony at Islington Town Hall, the couple and their wedding party travelled by London bus to their reception at Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel. Wedding details included knitted ties, cupcakes… and Simon’s proposal…

“There wasn’t really a theme as such; it was important to us to have a lovely day involving our family and friends. We wanted a meaningful, non-religious ceremony, good food and fun dancing.

“As Simon had proposed by screen printing a poem onto two big sheets of A2 paper we wanted them on display (our friends conspired with Simon to sneak the wedding proposal screen prints into our flat to surprise me when we got back from holiday), and we made a point of using the same bold font throughout all our wedding literature, table plans, order of service and place names etc; we felt it gave it an identity, and plenty of our guests commented on how much they liked it.

“We wanted our wedding to modern, equal and not too wedding-y, and to reflect us as a couple. While we didn’t do everything 100% ourselves, we wanted to be hands-on, and have as much of it DIY as possible. My mum knitted Simon and his best man’s ties, and had some beautiful pearl earrings made for me, and our friend Charlie (with Ali and Helen) made huge batches of delicious cupcakes.”

Wedding earrings

Purple bridal bouquet

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes

Pattered wedding dress

Bridesmaids helping bride with wedding dress

Bride looking in mirror

Bride holding bridesmaids hands

Bride looking out of window

Bride's reflection in mirror

Bride and bridesmaids on steps outside house

Dog with bow tie

Bridesmaids and bride's shoes

Order of service


Groom waiting for bride

Islington Town Hall wedding ceremony

Groom giving thumbs up

Bride and father walking up steps

Father leading bride into wedding ceremony


Bride and father entering wedding ceremony

Bride seeing groom at altar

Crying bride taking tissue

Bride wiping tear from eye

Bride laughing in wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony in Islington Town Hall

Bride placing ring on groom's finger

Bride and groom kiss

Bride wiping grooms face

Bride and groom signing register

Bride and groom leave wedding ceremony

Bride smiling as groom rests head on her head

Bride and groom in front of large window

Groom resting head on bride

Bride and groom smiling

Bride in lace wedding dress

Detail on bride's lace wedding dress

Groom in blue suit with knitted tie

Knitted tie

Bride and groom walk down steps

Guests throw confetti over bride and groom

Bride and groom walking through confetti

Bride and bridesmaids outside Islington Town Hall

Groom and groomsmen outside Islington Town Hall

Bride and groom in front of gate

Bride and groom kiss in front of gate

Bride and bridesmaid in front of window

Bride and bridesmaid hide behind bouquets

Bride and groom walking under umbrella

Red London bus for wedding

Bride getting on bus

Pouring Champagne

Wedding guest drinking Champagne on bus

London seen though bus window

Driver reflection in bus mirror

Bride and groom in aisle of bus

Bride and groom sitting on bus

Groom stroking bride's hair

Proposal sign vows

Proposal sign

Map wedding table plan

Wedding table

Wedding cupcakes

Wedding cupcakes

Man with microphone making wedding announcement

Bride and groom sitting down for dinner

Wedding guests at reception

Father of bride speech

Bride watching wedding speech

Picture on wall

Newspaper hooks

Bride and groom sitting on chairs

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom with false moustaches

Bride and groom walking down street

Bride and groom under umbrella

Bride and groom hiding behind umbrella

Bride and groom

Groom kissing bride on head

Bride and groom next to red telephone box

Bride in phone box

Images © Claire Basiuk Photography