Today on the blog we’re introducing our 7th beautiful bride from our crop of 2017 and 2018 Real Jewish Brides! Please give a warm welcome to Charlotte who will be marrying James on 26th August 2018 at The Brewery, in London, UK.
THREE FACTS: (1) James proposed to Charlotte in Florence…. on her parent’s 36th wedding anniversary (aaaah – we love that!) (2) They are planning a Jewish urban-rustic wedding in East London (3) They have already decided on their wedding hashtags — it’s #dropitlikeitshart !
How We Met
I met James through a mutual friend nearly four years ago, before going on a night out to none other than Ministry of Sound, we really hit it off and have been inseparable ever since.
Marrying my best friend
We can both admit that we aren’t the most conventional of couples, and didn’t really go on dates. We saw each other socially as we share a lot of mutual friends, we drew closer and the rest is history! I can really say that I am marrying my best friend.
James proposed over the May bank holiday in Florence last year, and it just so happened to be my parent’s 36th wedding anniversary on the same day. He did it in the evening as we arrived at the hotel, I think he was down on one knee for a few minutes without me even noticing (typical!) and I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
We decided to get married on the August bank holiday in 2018, which means we had to move fairly quickly to get the venue we wanted as we know this is a popular date even with two years to go. We chose to have a long engagement as James is currently doing accountancy exams, which will be completed next year – which means a double celebration!
Wedding Plans so far…
After looking at countless venues on wedding websites, we realised pretty quickly that The Brewery was the only venue for us, we just aren’t a hotel wedding kind of couple! This venue allows us to bring the rustic outdoor but indoor theme to life. We are both totally in sync with what we want for our big day, which makes it easy when deciding on everything.
Choosing the photographer was easy, as they happen to be the brother and sister-in-law of one of my close friends, we love Adam and Hannah‘s way of capturing the moments that we feel other photographers don’t and won’t make us pose too much!
Creation Showband was always going to be the sure winner for our band, music is a big part of our lives, as we are festival goers — who else can say they saw Adele and Kanye West performing at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury! We just know that Creation will make sure that everyone is up on their feet and that we are all partying until late!
Our caterer is Tony Page, my family friend (who I’ve known since I was three years old!) is an event planner there, so it only seemed natural that we would choose them for our big day. We both can’t wait to try the menu next year!
We have already selected a lot of the big details for our wedding, hopefully we should be smooth sailing from here on in. We even have our wedding hashtag sorted which is so catchy! Who else can say they can #dropitlikeitshart.
Style of Jewish Wedding
I am constantly on Pinterest, looking at all wedding details and current trends (I try and blame my job, but Pinterest is now a big hobby of mine!). So finding what we want our wedding to look like came together fairly easily, combined with our love for Italy, this is hopefully what we can bring to our wedding.
Long banquet tables, lots of white flowers and candles scattered everywhere. And alongside my four amazingly supportive bridesmaids, we should hopefully be creating signage and favours using our calligraphy skills to tie everything together!
Marriage and What It Means To Me
Marriage and what it means to me is our total union and commitment to each other.
After a mammoth two year engagement, which everyone has questioned! We never felt the need to rush this, as we know that we have the rest of our lives together and that is all that matters at the end of the day!
Click here to read all Charlotte’s planning posts to date.