Early morning on a beautiful April weekend we found ourselves heading to the “big smoke” to be part of Jess and Stuart’s special day. As we manoeuvred the horse box through the streets we had the first glimpse of the stunning venue and the immediate views over the Thames and O2. Situated in the East side of the city minutes away from Canary Wharf is this unique venue, Trinity Buoy Wharf, a wonderful riverside location that houses London’s only lighthouse.
The inside space was every bit as impressive, both urban and contemporary with the very colourful and wow factor Container City buildings and the 1940s diner oozing style and retro coolness.
Jess & Stuart were married at the beautiful St Stephen Walbrook in the city, one of Christopher Wren’s most famous churches and admired for its stunning Italian architecture. After such a perfect classically British start to the day the only mode of transport for Jess and Stuart and their guests was an iconic red vintage London double decker bus, they arrived in style!
Waiting at the venue and continuing the true iconic British theme was the Vintage Bar Box. In the glorious sunshine, we greeted the wedding party guests with trays of summer cup Pimms, cold Prosecco and bottles of London Meantime lager in ice troughs. London meantime lager is a true reflection of the great home grown produce we now have. This London theme was cleverly tied in by our hosts who’d named each table after a London borough, a very british wedding cake by Andi Freeman and gorgeous flowers from Flower Sanctuary. The wedding meal was accompanied with bottles of smooth Pinot noir and zesty crisp Pinot Grigio. The all important toast was conducted with a delicious glass of Prosecco.
As the sun began to set, the evenings celebrations began and Liam Price took the stage, he brought the house down with brilliant cover after cover. Now as wedding singers go this guy would put Adam Sandler to shame! The atmosphere hotted up and we were on hand to quench the thirst that throwing those shapes creates! What a fantastic night we had and we were delighted to be part of such an amazing celebration.
Jess and Stuart said “We were delighted to come across the Vintage Bar Box for our wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf – an event space that allowed us to dress and style the venue exactly how we want it. Straight away we wanted to create a summer garden party / rustic vibe and the bar box’s style and size complimented it perfectly. We had many guests asking about it and it created a real buzz all night. Kerry and her staff were very efficient beforehand and throughout the day and night itself – we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for something a bit fun and quirky for their big day! Thanks Guys!”
Photos: VBB / Nick Andrews