Octavia & Steve’s West London Bohemian Wedding by the River, with Ben Pipe Photography

Today’s beautiful, modern and romantic wedding is from London. Octavia and Steve make a stunning couple, and the elegant decor and styling and the most wonderful atmosphere make this day truly special. We’ve loved scrolling through London wedding photographer Ben Pipe‘s images of the day – and we’re thrilled to share Octavia’s story of such an amazing wedding.

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

We got married at St Nicolas’ Church in Chiswick before punting down the Thames to my parent’s home in Hammersmith where I grew up with my five siblings. The house was decorated with wild flowers and ivy for a beautiful natural, undone aesthetic.

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

We got lots of flowers from the very funny and wise Brad of New Covent Garden Market, topped up with loads of wild flowers foraged by my mum, aunties and lots of her friends. My mum and I (mostly my mum) made the bouquets at 6am on the morning of the wedding and it was one of the most memorable and special parts of the day. It was a moment of calm, just the two of us, and I think she did the most incredible job!

The food was provided by Grace and Skye (https://www.graceandskye.com/catering) an amazing catering duo. The food they made was delicious and beautiful. It was a seasonal, Italian, vegetarian feast and Grace and Skye let us feel like we were designing the menu and by extension the whole day with them, which is exactly what we wanted. We didn’t want a traditional wedding and our venue was a private house which must have made catering it that much more difficult. They answered all our questions as well as thinking about and solving problems we hadn’t even thought of.

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Our puddings were crowd-sourced by friends and family, we made the wedding cake ourselves – a five tiered carrot cake, and we sourced a five tier cheese stack from Harvey & Brockless to go with it.

We couldn’t have done it without our family and friends. Our friend Milli taught us a silly first dance to Together by the Turtles. Then her band the Golightly’s played the most amazing set, and friends played bagpipes and steel drums too! Not all at the same time luckily…

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

My wedding dress was by OWN Studio, I felt amazing, confident, elegant and modern! I made a speech in front of all my guests, I wondered around barefoot, I danced down the aisle and then right until the music was unplugged. I honestly felt a million dollars. For the ceremony, I wore it with a vintage veil that my great granny, granny, mum and aunties have all worn on their wedding days!

The bridesmaid dresses were made by Mipa Atelier, a lovely lady who has a small studio in Richmond and managed to make the ‘bond style dresses’ that my sisters wanted look elegant and wedding appropriate.

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Ben Pipe (wedding photographer) and Jake Bufton (videographer) captured the day perfectly, taking photos and making a video that will help us remember the day forever!

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022

Octavia and Steve’s Wedding at St Nicholas Church, London by Ben Pipe Photography on 7th May 2022


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