real wedding –  Jack and Imane’s relaxed, fun Hampstead wedding, with Kate Beaumont dress

3 February 2022

Jack and Imane’s choice of Hampstead wedding venues couldn’t have been more perfect for the fun, relaxed, style-led day they had envisaged.

It’s an area of North London famous for its bohemian feels, and Imane and Jack certainly lived up to these expectations with their incredible modern boho styling. For their ceremony and breakfast venue Imane and Jack chose Burgh House, a Grade I listed building in the heart of Hampstead village. With baroque Queen Anne architecture and wood-panelled walls inside, it’s impressive without being imposing, and leant itself well to the laidback luxury they were going for.

The bohemian wedding vibe extended to their flowers, which were artfully arranged by Bohotanical. In front of the piano, a tall frame decorated with clouds of fluffy pampas, proud anthuriums and blooms in warm, light shades acted as their backdrop. This textural floral look echoed Imane’s bouquet, again including fluffy grasses and dried palm spears, as well as soft roses and baby’s breath, and carried through the rest of the wedding decor too: on the tables, and on the back seat of the bus!

After they’d said I do, they headed out to the patio to share a drink with their loved ones before they set off to take some portraits nearby. There are many beautiful reasons to have a Hampstead wedding, but the scenery you get on your portraits session is definitely high up there – the lush gardens, luxurious houses, and iconic angled streets all make stunning backdrops.

Then, it was back to Burgh House for the meal. The room had been turned around to fit 3 long tables in a U shape, ready for speeches and, of course, eating! (Imane and Jack got married at 3pm, so their meal was a dinner, perfectly timed for the balmy late July afternoon/early evening.)

The festivities continued on the classic red London bus they chartered as transport and at their evening reception at The Pilgrm Hotel, in Paddington, where they enjoyed a Maracatu performance by Baque de Axé. Name us a better way of kicking off the dancefloor than with the carnival music of Brazil…we’ll wait!

And can we just take a moment for Imane’s boho bridal style, please? Despite the logistical headache of organising a French-Moroccan-English wedding whilst living in Berlin in the middle of a pandemic, Imane fell in love with the Viola dress by Kate Beaumont. As with all of Kate’s stunning designs, it perfectly blends old school glamour – in this case, a 1930s bias cut  – with modern elegance. Imane customised the silk satin with a scallop-laced sleeves and belt feature originally found in another of Kate’s designs (Astilbe). Heart earrings and a silk hair bow placed in her shoulder-length hair (with beauty by Knot Your Average Bride) were the perfect finishing touches.

Check out more of this idyllic bohemian Hampstead wedding below, and scroll to the bottom of the gallery, shot by Chloe at The Curries, to see all of the suppliers who made it possible.