Anna and Jon’s inspired Jewish wedding at London’s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is super special, but before I tell you all about it I quickly want to remind you that you only have until Thursday night to enter STG’s amazing competition to win a luxurious overnight stay for two at this ravishing venue.
The prize includes champagne and strawberries, dinner for two, butler service, an in-room bath ritual, a history tour of this magnificent building, as well as breakfast the following morning, so don’t delay… enter the competition right here!
Now, back to Anna and Jon.
Nineteen years after the Spice Girls belted out Wannabe on the iconic staircase of the St Pancras hotel, Anna and Jon put their own quirky stamp on this treasured central London landmark.
Theirs really was a STG type of wedding — creative, brimming with personality and totally idiosyncratic.
Not many weddings include a running theme of monkeys and robots — yes, really — or have a 10.30pm fried chicken break to fuel their guests. And most couples would have to end the night when they reach the music curfew set by the venue, but not Anna and Jon, who simply, but brilliantly just switched to a silent disco. Inspired.
Their big day was infused with the bride and groom’s personality and charm and this was most evident with the Jewish ceremony itself which they personalised in such a thoughtful way through their choice of song and readings. And I think this is the first time I’ve seen both the bride and groom smash the glass simultaneously. So good they did it twice! (take a look at James & Lianne Photography‘s fab shot)
They also managed another individual twist when it came to the budget — they saved money on the bride and bridesmaid’s outfits, of all people.
As Anna’s dress was so exquisite, she bought a very uncomplicated head veil online, for a third of the price it would have normally cost in a wedding boutique and she saved on simple high street accessories. Meanwhile the bridesmaids’ dresses were bought in the January sales.
And every single one of them looked impeccable.
I’ll let Anna fill you in on the rest and please do read to the end for her “how we met” story!