Real Weddings

Real Wedding – Jenny Postle and Hannah Cope’s Vibrant London Wedding At Asylum, Peckham

29 years old Jenny Postle and 33 years old Hannah Cope got married at  Asylum in Peckham,

London followed by a reception at The Chainstore in Trinity Buoy
Wharf on 8th July 2016. She says:


The first thing we decided on was the venue. It gave us
structure to start to plan around. We wanted quite a blank space to
put our own stamp on it; Asylum really packs a punch from the
second you walk through the door and the views at Trinity Buoy
Wharf were perfect.

We achieved our aim to throw a colourful, fun wedding with lots
of balloons, vibrant flowers, painted tablecloths and garlands. We
purposely didn’t have a colour palette to avoid anything too

Ashish created my veil for me from a
sequin-embroidered fabric design from their Spring/Summer 2014
show. As soon as I thought about the veil I’d like, this design
popped into my head. It was custom-made in India, and absolutely

To look for my dress, I went to some bridal shops but found it
hard to find anything that worked with my hourglass figure, so
Belinda at Beyond Burlesque make a bespoke dress that fitted
perfectly. Hannah’s suit was a men’s Missoni suit, which was cut to
her shape by the in-house tailors. She had to fly out for the
fittings but it was totally worth it.

We got married in London but we are
both originally from the Midlands, which inspired our
favours. We gave our guests Thornton’s chocolates (which are made
in Hannah’s Derbyshire village, Swanwick) and Gray’s Herbal Tablets
from my native Black Country.

For our first dance, we ran a lottery. Everyone paid a pound to
suggest a song in of their choice on the promise we would dance to
whatever was pulled out, and all the money was donated to LGBT
charities in Wolverhampton and Derbyshire. Spice Up Your
 was the winner!

My top tip: Use your friends and family! And I
know everyone says it but enjoy yourself. It’s over before you know