Jack + Emma by The Unbridled

Jack wanted to get a picture recreating our first date which was, hilariously, a few cans of beer in Primrose Hill Park! Looking back, this part of the day was probably the most special.

Emma —— I’m a menswear buyer at Zalando and Jack is a product manager, also at Zalando, and we live in Berlin. We love travelling and trying new things. We met through work at a previous company in London. We both realised a few weeks into dating that we wanted to get married, but it took Jack another five years to propose. He planned a weekend away camping in Norfolk and wanted to propose on the pier, but the weather wasn’t playing ball. Eventually, there was a break in the rain and Jack dragged me away from my half-finished pint, to “go for a walk”. 

He planned a weekend camping in Norfolk andwanted to propose on the pier, but the weather wasn’t playing ball. Eventually there was a breakin the rain and Jack dragged me away from my half-finished pint to “go for a walk”.

Jack —— Our original wedding plan was to have a festival-style party in West Cork, where Emma’s family arefrom, but we had to rework our plans because of Covid. We decided on a city wedding in London.With restrictions still in place, it was important for us to make things as easy as possible forour guests. We had a civil ceremony in Hackney Town Hall and the reception in a Georgian pub.

Emma —— We knew we wanted to spend some time alone after the ceremony, so we walkedthrough Victoria Park together to the reception venue. Jack wanted to get a picture recreatingour first date which was, hilariously, a few cans of beer in Primrose Hill Park! Looking back, thispart of the day was probably the most special. We’d recommend sharing a few private momentstogether.

Jack —— The music at our wedding was important to us. This would be the first time all of our friends and family had been together after two years of Covid, so we really wanted toput on a great party. Our friends’ band got everyone jumping around with their Cockney knees-upcovers. Emma, a former professional Irish dancer, took a turn to one of their covers. The next daywe danced some more at a ‘day after’ celebration in the garden of a local pub where I DJed withmy friends.

Emma —— A friend recommended a bridal shop in Hamburg she’d seen on Instagram,so I planned a day trip shopping there. I had tried on quite a few dresses at this point so decidedto pick out some separates. As soon as I tried on the top and skirt combination, I knew that was “the dress”. I also loved that it had pockets and was easy to wear. I had already seen AM Faulkneron Instagram and knew I wanted her polka dot veil, so I made an appointment at her studio in London.

Jack —— My outfit was built around a silk shirt we saw in the Soulland catwalk show.I decided a linen suit would work well with it and since it was a summer wedding, I chose alight sand colour.

PHOTOGRAPHER The Unbridled theunbridled.co.uk, @the_unbridled__ VIDEOGRAPHER Soby Films sobyfilms.co.uk, @sobyfilms BRIDE’S DRESS Salon Hamburg salon-hamburg.de, @salon_hamburg GROOM’S SUIT Marks & Spencer marksandspencer.com, @marksandspencer GROOM’S SHIRT Soulland soulland.com, @soulland GROOM’S SHOES Clarks Originals clarks.co.uk, @clarksoriginals GROOM’S RING Tom Wood Project tomwoodproject.com, @tomwood_project VEIL AM Faulkner Studio annmariefaulkner.co.uk, @am_faulkner BRIDE’S SHOES Topshop asos.com/topshop, @topshop BRIDE’S RING Sansoeurs sansoeurs.com, @sansoeurs EARRINGS Missoma missoma.com, @missomalondon HAIR & MAKEUP Quelle Bester quellebester.com, @quelle_uk CEREMONY Hackney Town Hall at Hackney Venues hackneyvenues.com, @hackneyvenues FLORA Minoux Flowers minouxflowers.co.uk, @minouxflowers BRIDE’S SUNGLASSES Ace & Tate aceandtate.com, @aceandtate BRIDE’S BAG Staud staud.clothing, @staud.clothing BRIDE’S FRAGRANCE Another 13 by Le Labo Fragrances lelabofragrances.com, @lelabofragrances GROOM’S SUNGLASSES Sun Buddies sunbuddieseyewear.com, @sunbuddies GROOM’S FRAGRANCE The Noir by Le Labo Fragrances lelabofragrances. com, @lelabofragrances MOTHER OF THE BRIDE’S DRESS Emilia Wickstead emiliawickstead.com, @emiliawickstead MAID OF HONOR’S DRESS Isabel Marant isabelmarant.com, @isabelmarant BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESS & Other Stories stories.com, @andotherstories; Selected Femme selected.com, @selectedfemme FATHER OF THE BRIDE’S & GROOMSMEN SUITS Marks & Spencer marksandspencer.com, @marksandspencer RECEPTION The Royal Inn on the Park royalinnonthepark.com, @royalinnonthepark ENTERTAINMENT The Elasticated Waste Band elasticatedwasteband.com, @elasticatedwasteband CAKE Neal’s Yard Dairy nealsyarddairy.co.uk, @nealsyarddairy

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