Veronica & Alejandro Urban Real Wedding

Written by    Last updated: August 8, 2014

We can sum up Veronica & Alejandro’s real wedding in one word… Cool. We love the images of our super chic couple in the streets of London, the urban street graffiti captured in the background is a stroke of genius from Douglas Fry.  For brides looking for a wedding that has a touch of elegance with street cred then this week’s real wedding is for you. We also can’t get enough of Veronicas beautiful detailed short wedding dress, it’s just so adorable. Enjoy!

Veronica & Alejandro Real Wedding |

Bride and Groom… Veronica and Alejandro

Wedding date… Friday 13th June 2014

We met… At a friend’s party. He thought I was engaged to my ex-boyfriend!

Length of engagement… 1 month. We’d been together for 3 years by then.

Our wedding photographer was… Douglas Fry. We chose him based on his previous work and we loved the fact that he didn’t use flash. Since we were having a small wedding, we didn’t want to ‘feel’ there was a photographer and his ‘discretion’ promise on the website made it appealing for us. Also, his wife Samantha, who manages him, is an amazing account manager. She’s super quick answering emails and following up with all the details. They’re a great team and we are glad we chose them.

Bride on her way to the ceremony | Bride on her way to the ceremony with her mum | Bride’s father waiting for her at the ceremony in a blue suit  | Bride keeping cool with a lace hand fan |

Our wedding ceremony was… At Chelsea Old Town Hall. We had a very small wedding. Only family and close friends, we had 13 people total. The parents of the groom and other close friends who couldn’t make it watched the ceremony from a live stream.

The groom waiting for the bride at the ceremony in a grey suit and red tie |

Bride in a short detailed wedding dress with white fascinator walking down the aisle with her father |
Bride and groom together at the ceremony |
The wedding rings on a blue and gold ring cushion |
The groom placing the ring on the brides finger |
The groom placing the ring on the brides finger |
The happy couple  |
The first kiss as husband and wife  |
Guests celebrating the marriage| The newlyweds|
Guests throwing confetti to celebrate |
Guests throwing confetti to celebrate |

The dress… I bought 3 dresses, 2 online and 1 from House of Fraser without trying it on. I couldn’t decide which one to wear, and I literally decided to go with the one I wore 5 minutes before leaving my house.

For my hair and make up… I wanted it to be very natural and summery. I hired a makeup artist from the MAC store at Westfield.

The newlyweds outside Chelsea Old Town Hall |
The newlyweds with their parents| The newlyweds with their wedding guests|
The newlyweds with their wedding guests|
The bride with her wedding guests|

Our wedding reception was… At the Boundary Rooftop Restaurant, Shoreditch. We wanted a venue with an open space-rooftop, garden, etc. We did some research online, and after a couple of visits and tastings, we chose The Boundary Rooftop.

Wedding reception at the Boundary Rooftop Restaurant|
Champagne wedding reception at the Boundary Rooftop Restaurant|
Bride with blue nail polish |
Guests toasting the marriage |
The newlyweds toasting their marriage|
Gold and nude bridal shoes |
Urban city wedding shoot by Douglas Fry |
Urban city wedding shoot by Douglas Fry |
Wedding shoot by Douglas Fry |
Douglas Fry urban wedding photoshoot |
Douglas Fry urban wedding photoshoot |
Douglas Fry urban wedding photoshoot |

Our wedding theme was… Summertime soiree, headpieces were encouraged.

Personalised wedding chocolate | Summer themed wedding reception | Wedding breakfast menu |
Wedding foliage |
Wedding reception at the Boundary Rooftop Restaurant|

Did anything funny or unusual happen at your wedding? We got married on Friday the 13th because it was the only available date. I guess other brides dread the date. We’re clearly not superstitious and we had the best weather London has seen in months!

Bride and groom enjoying the wedding breakfast |
Bride with her parents |

Our favourite part of the wedding was…  Everything! The ceremony was spectacular and the venue, the food, the ambience were incredible too. A very memorable part was the ‘urban’ photo-shoot with Douglas with the street graffiti at Shoreditch.

Wedding breakfast |
Guest shading herself with a fan |

Our wedding was unique and special because… Of all the people accompanying us and the ones watching the live stream.

Summer themed wedding reception | The newlyweds at their reception |

The first dance… We didn’t do a dance because it was a very small wedding, but we chose very cool songs for the ceremony. Somewhere over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole for my entrance, and Happy by Pharell Williams for the end. Everybody was dancing and super hyped up.

What is your advice for other brides? Buy as many dresses and shoes as you want. You don’t have to make up your mind right at a store. Take everything home, and then decide! Don’t worry about flowers. Let your mum or the lady at the shop tell you what to choose, it drove me crazy until I finally let go and they were perfect. Best choices: Douglas Fry as a Photographer and Verity as a Makeup Artist.

This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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