A Modern London Wedding in Hampstead Village | Bistrotheque Hackney | Nadia & Oliver
Nadia & Oliver got married in the Music Room at Burgh House & Hampstead Museum in the picturesque Hampstead Village, London, just a short stroll from Hampstead Heath. Burgh House is a Grade I listed building and the wood paneled Music room made for an elegant ceremony backdrop.
Oliver is German and Nadia is half German, they both met in the UK, where they live now. Nadia & Oliver had originally planned a garden wedding in Germany, but later decided to hold it on home soil so their friends & family could all be there, for Nadia & Oliver this was most important of all!
I met Nadia at their London home, where it was clear to see the couple's love of Scandinavian & modern design, which also influenced their wedding. Nadia designed her own dress, which was created in just two weeks by a talented local pattern cutter; I loved the detail at the back and that her dress had pockets! Scott met Oliver and his friends at the local pub in Hampstead village, just around the corner from Burgh House.
Nadia & Oliver's reception was a complete contrast to Burgh House and took place at the Bistrotheque well known for its tasty food & utilitarian chic. It is in the most unexpected location in Hackney, down a back street & from the outside looks more like a warehouse than a restaurant, but it was the beautiful industrial, no fuss interiors that Nadia & Oliver loved about it. It was the perfect blank canvas for their evening party; a hidden gem!
A London Route master bus arrived to take Nadia, Oliver and their guests to Hackney; it took the perfect route through Camden and along the river before arriving at the Bistrotheque. Guests were baffled as the venue approached as it really is hidden, but once through the door they entered the bar, where cocktails awaited & delicious canapés including traditional Scotch eggs.
The tables were beautifully decorated by Hattie from That Flower Shop with grasses and greenery in various glass bottles, as were the windowsills. The floral arrangements complimented the contemporary setting so well and I loved Hattie's work, she also created Nadia's delicate floral crown.
Guests enjoyed their sit down meal on long trestle tables and following the speeches Nadia & Oliver danced as Nadia's best friend played a collection of disco classics into the night.