Jenny Postle, 29, married Hannah Cope, 33, at Asylum in Peckham, London followed by a reception at The Chainstore in Trinity Buoy Wharf on 8th July 2016. She says:
The first thing we decided on was the venue. It gave us structure to start to plan around. We wanted quite a blank space to put our own stamp on it; Asylum really packs a punch from the second you walk through the door and the views at Trinity Buoy Wharf were perfect.
We achieved our aim to throw a colourful, fun wedding with lots of balloons, vibrant flowers, painted tablecloths and garlands. We purposely didn’t have a colour palette to avoid anything too formal.
Ashish created my veil for me from a sequin-embroidered fabric design from their Spring/Summer 2014 show. As soon as I thought about the veil I’d like, this design popped into my head. It was custom-made in India, and absolutely beautiful.
To look for my dress, I went to some bridal shops but found it hard to find anything that worked with my hourglass figure, so Belinda at Beyond Burlesque make a bespoke dress that fitted perfectly. Hannah’s suit was a men’s Missoni suit, which was cut to her shape by the in-house tailors. She had to fly out for the fittings but it was totally worth it.
We got married in London but we are both originally from the Midlands, which inspired our favours. We gave our guests Thornton’s chocolates (which are made in Hannah’s Derbyshire village, Swanwick) and Gray’s Herbal Tablets from my native Black Country.
For our first dance, we ran a lottery. Everyone paid a pound to suggest a song in of their choice on the promise we would dance to whatever was pulled out, and all the money was donated to LGBT charities in Wolverhampton and Derbyshire. Spice Up Your Life was the winner!