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September 10th 2017

Tommy loves Naz

Jesus marries a unicorn in a massive greenhouse. A Horniman Museum and gardens wedding


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“Thank you so much for the amazing photos and teleporting us back to our magical day. You encapsulated all of the joyous energy and fabulous love of our guests as well as all the pretty sparkles. You’ve made us look like the ‘unicorn’ and the ‘Jesus’ that we are at heart.” Much Love Naz & Tommy

We love a unique wedding!

When these two wonderful people approached us and asked us to photography their Jesus marries a unicorn alternative wedding we were hooked straight away. Then we found out it was taking place at the taxidermy displaying Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill London. A grade 11 listed building with a grand victorian conservatory and lavish gardens! How could we as no?

Everything about Naz and Tommy’s wedding was exciting and magical, from the little creatures on the bouquet all the way through to the ice sculpted unicorn. It was just like being in a wedding fairytale.




We love an alternative bride in Irregular Choice wedding shoes. Check out these flamboyant flamingo designs! Its time to walk in style.


Where did that amazing wedding dress come from? Pauline Cheney Parker. I fell in love with a Japanese designer dress which was way out of my budget and I’m a lucky enough to have a costume designer uncle who helped me realize my dream as well as a very generous mummy.


Not your typical Barbie wedding 😉

Getting to the Horniman Museum and Gardens
This amazing bride booked a stretched limousine to arrive in style with all her bridesmaids. But if you are traveling a different way its good to know that The Horniman Museum and Gardens is only a 10 minute walk from Forest Hill station which is on the London Overground. This station is well serviced from Central London, Croydon and Surrey with direct trains from London bridge. Please be aware the walk to the Horniman Museum and Gardens is uphill though. There are bus services that can be taken that stop at both the station and Museum which is a good thing. 
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Check out this alternative bride and all her bridesmaids dressed in their rainbow colours!


We all know the groom and their groomsmen love a good buttonholes for their wedding day, but why go a traditional way when you have have a brightly coloured dinosaur clinging to a fabric flowered! Creativity definitely rules at this alternative wedding.


What made you choose your venue for your wedding? We love the Horniman Museum and Gardens and I am a bit in love with beautiful Victorian conservatories, so this was a perfect choice. It allowed us to be inside and out at the same time which was really important to us at this time of year. It’s such a pretty building and having everything in one place was great.  Plus being allowed to have a dog ring bearer made it big win!!!!!


What were your favourite part of your wedding day? It was all so magical but the wedding ceremony was what it was all about, getting married in a grand victorian conservatory with all our family and friends about was magical. Getting married is the best thing from the day.


After the wedding ceremony is a lovely time to take the couple for a little walk away from the excitable guests so the bride and groom can have a quiet moment with each other to reflect on the joy of what has just taken place…


… or in this case, try out a bit of amateur optometry! 😉 ha. We love that wedding bouquet so much!!!


The Horseman Museum and Gardens has an amazing exhibition of taxidermied animals. Can you spot this alternative bride and groom tying to blend in! 😉


This beautiful Victoria conservatory is part of a grade ii listed building that sits in the middle of a grand garden.


What made you choose your details and styling for your wedding? We wanted something that represented both of us. The invitations were born out of our tag line, Jesus marries a unicorn. We’re both pretty creative and enjoyed having a creative collaboration in the nation. We built the wedding arch together from internet purchases and various aquarium shops as we wanted a sci-fiesque feel. We made our own bouquets and buttonholes as we wanted everything to be unique and personal to us.


Who made that magical unicorn rainbow cake? Vanessa at Munchpops created an awesome mood board after listening to our rambles which was spectacular so we went with her and we’re glad we did as the cake was scrumptious!!!


Do you have any tips and advice for other couples planning their wedding? Enjoy it and relish the moments. As the old cliche goes, it rushes past in a blink of an eye. Keep sight of what is important which is the union of love.


Well, this deftly adds to making a drinking reception more memorable! All unicorn themed weddings definitely need an ice sculpture alcahole dribbling unicorn head! 😉 

The Horniman Museum and Gardens – 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
This beautiful grade ii listed Victorian building opened in 1901 and was designed by the famed architect Charles Harrison Townsend. Just a short journey for London Bridge train station to Forest Hill, you can have your wedding ceremony in the classic Victorian conservatory or on the bandstand with beautiful green views overlooking South London (a lovely location for a drinks reception as well). Tours of the exhibitions, including anthropology, natural history, musical instruments and intriguing taxidermied animals are a must see and will definitely add to your wedding experience.

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