Heather loves Fraser
Heather loves Fraser
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“On seeing our wedding album our guests felt it was like reliving the whole day again. We feel sorry for the couples who don’t have ‘Al Loves Aida’ as their wedding photographers.”
Heather and Fraser xx
How did this unique wedding unfold?
What made you choose your details and styling for your wedding?
We went with an animal head theme because then we would be the normal ones for the change. It was a DIY wedding and we wanted a celebration of our joined creativity. Everything was homemade or made by friends.
Your wedding dress was amazing, where did it come from?
It was a second hand Dolly Parton costume from a fancy dress shop. A friend transform it based on a design by Alexander McQueen. I chose it because it was glittery, a 1950s figure hugging style, and it made my cleavage look AMAZING. We added a cape, which I recommend for all brides.
What made you choose The Asylum Chapel in Peckham for your ceremony?
It’s an abandoned church with lovely staff and is surprisingly affordable as well as absolutely beautiful.
Asylum Chapel is a Grade II listed building built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens. The Chapel is 2 minutes away from Queens Road Peckham Station which has a train 10 minutes away from London Bridge Station. Asylum’s Chapel is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies.
What were your favourite parts of your wedding day?
Fraser – When Heather arrived at the ceremony and I didn’t turn round and then she was there. Heather – Everything, but mainly when we ran down the aisle to Born to Run.
This is what a Asylum Chapel wedding looks like, check out that amazing backdrop of this authentic grade ii listed building! This is a perfect wedding venue for an alternative wedding couple looking for an original ceremony space.
Asylum Chapel has a beautiful exterior of group shots thats makes it such perfect wedding venues for all your wedding guest. Posing on the steps of this grade ii listed building surrounded by the grand pillars really adds to the elegance of your wedding day.
How did you two meet?
We met at Mexican wrestling training where Jonathan Ross picked us to be Channel 4’s dream couple (footage still somewhere) and we’re still waiting for him to tell us it’s not real.
How did your proposal take place?
Heather proposed to Fraser using a plate of doughnuts with messages hidden inside. Fraser accidentally ate the messages but luckily not the important one.
What made you choose The Ivy House for you reception venue?
As a community run pub they gave us a discount because we lived so close and were regulars at the pub. The pub is a listed building, with nooks and crannies for quiet chats – as well as the crowning feature – a stage with a gold lame curtain. The staff were great and the food was exceptional. The fact our money was going back into the community made it even more special.
The Ivy House, Londons first co-operatively owned pub. A venue for live music, comedy and theatre. The finest beer in London: 8 real ales and ciders, and a wide range of craft beer in keg, key keg, and bottle.
Do you have any tips and advice for other couples planning their wedding day?
Listen to Al and Aida about the logistics of the day because daaammnnn they know what they’re doing.
Who provided your entertainment and why did you choose them?
We are very lucky to have some incredible friends. Heather’s brother did a medley of Country songs; followed by performances from Ru Maclean and Sh!t Theatre. We then had cabaret from the Fabulous Bakewell Boys and sword swallowing by the ineffable Snake Fervour.
The amazing suppliers
Wedding venue – The Asylum Chapel / Reception venue – The Ivy House / Wedding dress – Modified Dolly Parton costume / Cake – Munch Betty Crocker mis and The Cheese Shed / Music – Friends / Food – Amy at The Ivy House / Flowers – Bloomingayles
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