Hannah and Yianni’s microwedding was a dreamy display of just how perfect a setting for an intimate wedding London can be. Though of course, we’d expect nothing less considering Hannah is the founder of Studio Porter, an incredible wedding stylist who specialises in just that.
Hannah describes the day as “Intimate, Relaxed, Romantic, Modern, Textural – A stylish city micro wedding.
“Our main wedding was due to take place in France on the 02nd October, however with that occasion due to be a much larger day with not much reference to Yianni’s Greek Cypriot heritage, we felt it was important to have an intimate ceremony/blessing with the priest at his local Greek church (a place that has a lot of meaning and importance to his side of the family), in London with our nearest and dearest. The rest of the day was then a celebration of love with friends and family.
“Sadly, not all of my elderly Grandparents could make it down to London, so it was decided last minute that they would join us on a long video call. They managed to watch the whole of the ceremony. Even though they weren’t physically present, they still decided to dress up in their best attire, hats and all.
“The National Theatre, near Southbank, was chosen as a backdrop for our couple portraits. It’s an area of London that means a lot to me. When I was young, my mum would take me to see the ballet and watch live performances at both the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall.”
When we asked Hannah for her favourite part of planning, she said:
“Aside from being the bride (so generally the whole experience from start to finish was amazing for me on a personal level), I always love creating beautiful tablescapes. I had a lot of fun coming up with something that was unique and completely tailored to our day. I worked very closely with our florist, Rosie, who suggested a beautiful selection of seasonal florals which were a real talking point amongst our guests. They were incredibly romantic and full of texture. We then worked with local ceramist, Alice Passingham, who supplied us with some delicate hand-made ceramic gingham vases.
“I also enjoyed coming up with a way of presenting our guest favours, so that they looked a lot more aesthetically beautiful. We chose a traditional Greek wedding biscuit that is typically handed out at weddings to guests, but usually in horrible, cheap plastic with not much thought behind it. I came up with a way of individually wrapping each biscuit in muslin and tying it with a piece of hand-dyed silk ribbon, which I purchased from from Heirloom Silk.
“From Yianni’s perspective, his favourite part of the planning process was choosing the wedding cake flavour. It was something he was really excited about, so I let him run with it. We decided to go for coffee flavour, not your typical wedding cake flavour, but we both really like coffee and thought it would be something different that our guests would enjoy!”
Check out the images below for more of what might just be the chicest intimate wedding London has ever seen, and also for the suppliers who made it happen.
- Planning, Design & Styling: Studio Porter
- Photography: Taylor Hughes Photography
- Flowers: Tube Rose
- Accessories: BOTIAS ACCESSORIES
- Stationery: Papier
- Venue: The Hoxton Hotel, Southwark
- Silk Ribbons: Heirloom Silk
- Hair & Make-Up: Botias
- Dress 1: Eva Lendel
- Veil: Harriette Gordon
- Shoes: Dune
- Accessories: NET-A-PORTER
- Accessories: Lily & Roo
- Accessories: Cult Gaia
- Dress 2: Self-Portrait
- Blazer: Ghost London
- Suit: Reiss
- Cake: Little Mallow
- Ceramic Vases: Alice Passingham
- Rings: Kensington Parker