Pete and I have had the pleasure of working with Jaime and Jason twice in the last six months. Their Hoxton Hotel wedding was just part one of their celebrations. They had one UK wedding at The Hoxton, with a ceremony at Asia House, and their second celebration took place in Tobago (and I’ll be sharing those pictures very soon).
Jaime is from London and Jason is from Tobago, so it was fitting that they got to celebrate twice, in their respective home countries. Both weddings were very different and really celebrated their locations.
Their Hoxton Hotel wedding couldn’t have been more London-y if it tried. A drizzly, winter evening, a red route-master bus ride through the streets of London and a party in the middle of Shoreditch.
Over to Jaime and Jason to tell you all about it.
We met when a mutual friend had a spare ticket to see a play- ironically about a divorce! We sat together and I thought Jason was annoying! he also insisted on offering me chocolate ( which I am allergic to!) he somehow managed to convince me to go out with him and then I realised that while definitely annoying he is the best man in the world. We got engaged in Portugal on a very windy beach after I had knocked the ring out of his hand accidentally. Good start!
Scroll down for more about Jaime and Jason’s Hoxton Hotel Wedding, including the credits!
Since we were having two weddings, one in London and one in Jason’s home country of Trinidad we wanted this one to be as London focussed as possible. So the Hoxton Hotel was right in the heart of London and Asia House, our ceremony venue, was in Marylebone the nicer part of town and very traditional! The London bus between the two was about as London as we could get!
I have to admit to not enjoying the dress search. It was overwhelming! but in the end I bought the first one I tried on from a tiny shop in Notting Hill. I relented to my mum on the veil and bought from Etsty. Jason’s suit was a navy which he doesn’t normally wear but it was a special day.
We had the ceremony in Asia House in Marylebone. We were both relatively nervous in the final few minutes! A really close friend chose a lovely reading and the vows were Westminster chosen!
That Flower Shop in Hoxton really got our relaxed vision of flowers which was essentially “you tell us what works for winter” I really loved their relaxed style.
Laura was incredible. She really got to know us and the day upfront so we had nothing to worry about. She even helped with my dress fixing on the day!
She made us very relaxed and managed to coax us away from the champagne for photos but was never intrusive at all. I trusted her completely hence why we asked her to come to Tobago too!
The First Dance
Bob Marley-One Love. Jason was born in Jamaica and it brought a little Caribbean to rainy London.
The Words of Wisdom
Everyone has a view. You have to wear a veil, you can’t wear red shoes ( I DID so there!) you can’t have a carrot cake ( we did and it went like it was the last thing people were going to eat in their lives!) so do what you like. Jaime was also told you have to plan a speech and didn’t but winged it. It went really well. Definitely take 5 minutes to yourself quietly if you can. Everyone wants a piece of you and it’s great to just take a moment with your new husband/wife.
http://www.themewsnottinghill.co.uk/ // http://www.thatflowershop.co.uk/- // https://thehoxton.com/london/shoreditch // http://www.beasofbloomsbury.com/cafes/bloomsbury/ // http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/home // http://asiahouse.org/ // http://www.routemasterhire.com/