Jo & Miki’s RIBA Wedding

Written by Emma Hla
Images by Sam Photos.
As a venue-focused directory, I love beautiful photography of venues. Photography that shows the character, the life, the meaning and ultimately the kind of celebration you guys can have there. So when Sam of Sam Photos sent me the wedding of Jo and Miki, not only did I love the way their love was captured, I also loved the way the venue was captured.

RIBA is an iconic central London wedding venue. This award-winning grade II listed art deco building is perfectly located between the buzz of Oxford Circus and the tranquillity of Regents Park.

Keep scrolling to take a peek inside…

Notes from the Photographer

Sam says…

Jo and Miki got married at the amazing Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). It couldn’t have been a more poignant venue. Miki, having studied and graduated at RIBA as an architect, treated his guests to a venue of grandeur and design, and they loved every minute of it.

The wedding, planned to perfection by Batsheeva Dominitz from Simply Events BB, had touches of elegance and magic throughout, from the pre-wedding brownies, Miki’s final cigarette on the roof of RIBA, to the summer sun closing in on the evening guests in beautiful Marylebone.

Jo and Miki bought their beautiful rings from Laura Jee Jewellery and Anabela Chan. A large photo montage of Jo and Miki’s time together greeted guests as they entered the building, with beautiful floral arrangements dotted around the various seating areas.

The evening was filled with Jewish traditions, Miki and Jo turning to staff to hand out the bread to guests. Jo and Miki were then then lifted metres in the air, as part of the traditional Hora dance. They then cut their extravagant cake, a homage to Miki’s architectural roots. RIBA was the perfect venue for their wedding, with the fantastic first floor terrace, and floor-to-ceiling windows, carved stone of the Florence Hall providing the backdrop as everyone danced the night away.

The great thing about this wedding was that Jo and Miki chose a venue that meant something to them. It became not just a space to get married in, but an extension of their personalities and what they hold dear.

The wedding of Jo and Miki was a day packed with sophistication, happiness, small moments and tradition.


Venue RIBA

Photography Sam Photos

Wedding Planner Batsheeva Dominitz at Simply Events BB

Rings Laura Lee Jewellery and Anabela Chan

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