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City Chic Wedding at Asylum Chapel in London | Jessica & Dempsie

Images by Sasha Weddings.

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen a HUGE increase in couples searching for a bar or restaurant to host their wedding reception. So if you’re currently exploring this option then perhaps the wedding of Jessica & Dempsie will show you just how beautiful, fun and love-filled this relaxed style of wedding can be.

They married at Asylum Chapel (we love this space!) and then held their reception at Fiume in Battersea Power Station.

Notes from the Bride

Jessica says…

We chose our venue, Asylum Chapel, after seeing it on Don’t Tell the Bride! We loved it’s distressed and enchanting look.

My wedding dress was an ivory fishtail design from Mori Lee. I found the dress at London Bride UK – they were so great. I had a veil and kept jewellery and accessories to a minimum. My shoes were from Aldo and so comfortable I managed to dance in them all day and night – I love those shoes! All makeup was done by Amy Hetty Lee and hair was by Hollie Noelle.

We went for pinks and white for the flowers. I had always wanted peonies, so I had a large bouquet of those which looked absolutely beautiful – so nice I didn’t actually throw the bouquet because I wanted to keep them! Because of the Asylum’s style, less is definitely more, so we didn’t need to go too crazy in order to make an already beautiful venue look lovely.

Floral Evolution was our florist and Catherine is AMAZING. Catherine chose garden roses, delphinium, snapdragon, peonies, spray roses, eustoma, Ammi, Larkspur, Astibile and other seasonal flowers and seasonal foliage. In the Chapel we chose meadow style pew ends for the floor and two large overflowing urns.

Our delicious cake was by Cake Diaries London and our catering was by Fiume Restaurant, Battersea. This is where we had our reception and they served beautiful Italian food!

Sasha, our photographer, was so lovely and professional and having done some research we felt her style most suited what we wanted. We preferred more natural, in the moment photos, rather than a posed/staged look. I felt totally at ease after meeting her to discuss our requirements. She was also very discreet, so we never felt like she was intruding or taking over whatsoever – sometimes I forgot she was there, in the nicest way possible!

Best part of the day

Best part of the day was getting dance the night away with our family and friends!

From one couple to another…

Spreadsheets are your friend!


Ceremony Venue Asylum Chapel

Reception Venue Fiume Restaurant

Photography Sasha Weddings

Flowers Floral Evolution

Cake Cake Diaries London

Make Up Amy Hetty Lee

Hair Hollie Noelle

Dress London Bride UK

Asylum Chapel



Asylum Chapel is a Grade II listed building built in 1826, bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible project space.

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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