a beautifully rainy Camden wedding | uk wedding blog

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Morning all! The weather in this wedding is reflecting the current state of affairs in Leeds, I however do not look nearly as gorgeous Laura. They planned their wedding in nine months, Laura wore a preloved dress, and their venue was beautiful typical London pub. Laura Babb has such a great eye, not only are her photos wonderful, she makes the most simple, day to day items or locations look fascinating. She is also super lovely. Charlie is a self confessed geek and created a lot of the stationery and signage for the wedding, they also have their own site if you would like a look!

Laura and Charlie-2 Laura and Charlie-5The PhotographerLaura Babb took the photos for us. She represented the day wonderfully. We’re very lucky to have such special moments captured forever so beautifully.

We were in Berlin for a surprise weekend for Laura’s birthday – Laura had some wedding ‘sites’ noted and we checked out their photographer recommendations. We were instantly impressed by Laura Babb’s work – We love her style, both quirky and at the same time capturing a “story” in each shot.

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Reception – We were blown away with how helpful The Prince Albert staff were, they wanted to do as much as they could to take the load off on the day, and their pro-activeness and attention to detail was superb – all the while remaining very relaxed. They also source their food locally and seasonally, which was really important to us.

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The bouquets were made by Laura and Charlie’s mum! They got the flowers and worked out how to do it together – the results were great.

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Tomato and mozzarella tart with watercress salad and balsamic dressing

 Shredded duck, carrot, spring onion with ginger, coriander and sweet soy         dressing

Salmon tartare with pickled cucumber and coriander dressing


Spinach and ricotta tagliatelle

Braised short ribs of beef, horseradish mash and curly kale

Fillet of hake, samphire rosti, cockles, poached duck egg, hollandaise sauce and pea shoots

And the wedding cake? 

The wedding cake was made by Laura’s cousin, Asher. He’s one of the head chefs for Gail’s Bakeries and he created an insanely beautiful gluten free carrot cake (so Laura could enjoy it too!)

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  • So beautiful. The work of Laura Babb never ceases to amaze us, how brilliant and lovely. Love the cake, the venue, the dress, the bus. *gets emotional and pins everything*. Wow.just.wow. Congrats Laura and Charlie