80s pop gay wedding Camden Lock, London
Ah the 80s *looks into the distance and starts channeling Material Girl*…
Growing up in the 80s, during a time of step-touch at the discotheque and fantabulous everything, I remember that your hair was high (or in a scrunchy), gloves were fingerless, shoulders were padded to the max and clothes were a combination of off-one-shoulder, fluro, leather/pleather, lacy… or all of the above. Although I was just a young kid you never forget the 80s. But enough about that, let’s talk fantabulous weddings (no more 80s terms, promise), let’s talk about Phil and Tyrone’s 80’s pop-o-rama wedding!
Imagine “Rubik cubes, Smurfs, Ghostbusters, pictures of Falco, David Bowie and Whitney Houston”. Phil and Tyrone’s wedding styling is an explosion of 80s icons and fantabulous colours, but neatly placed and styled about the place. “For the reception there were 6 key colours: luminous blue, pink, yellow, red, purple and orange.
Phil and Tyrone met in 2007, on a little Facebook app called ‘Are You Interested’ and have been together ever since.
How did their proposal go down? “We were on a plane flying back from NZ when Phil proposed. Tyrone said yes, but we both agreed we wouldn’t tell anyone till we could actually afford to get married as that might be some time off. At this point the stewardess came up to us and asked us if she could help us with anything. To which Tyrone announced ‘WE’RE GETTING MARRIED’ (Jazz hands and all!)” baaaaaaaahahahaha.
On their budget: “We didn’t have one exactly, but it quickly added up, as we discovered we couldn’t really do everything ourselves to the quality we wanted.”
The ceremony was conducted at the Islington Town Hall in London. “The order of ceremony was a CD inlay that fitted in the original invitation which was a CD case. The readings were lyrics to 80s songs ‘All Time High’ and ‘There’s More To Love Than Boy Meets Girl’ “
“We hired a London Routemaster bus to carry us all from the wedding to the reception.”
“Each table was decorated with a giant Rubik’s cube light that matched the chair and table decorations and colours. Each guest got a wedding favour bag which also matched the colour of the table they were sitting on. Each guests name place card was designed like a Trivial Pursuit card. They could ask each other questions to break the ice. The wedding cake was designed to look like a high-fi system. Each layer was a part of the stack system.”
“We wanted candid pictures of the guests and family members.” What was the best thing about Manu? ”The fact that you didn’t know he was there and he could be left to take amazing photos without interrupting the day.”
1. “The further ahead you plan, the easier it is.”
2. “It will always be more expensive than you plan for.”
3. “Enjoy the day it will go faster than you can possibly imagine.”
4. “Allow for mistakes to be made. The more people you involve the more likely it is to happen.”
Yes, yes, yes… and SO true about the last one!
Phil and Tyrone your step-touching 80s wedding gave us all the feels that could best be described as the heart-eye emoji. Sending you both major congrats and know that your lives together will be as colourful and as fun as your 80s pop-o-rama wedding xxxxoooo!