Urban Wedding

East London Circus Festival Drag Queen Foodie Wedding

There's nothing I love more than a wedding with a twist. Make it personal and fun I say! Ruth & Nico came to me at the end of last year - they had big visions for their day and needed help putting it all together. For starters, they didn't have a venue. After several days of venue viewings, we settled on Core Clapton. Lovely new versatile space in East London. 

Lots of fun planning with these two and the end result was totally personal to them as a couple. A mix of circus, rustic, East London, French & Irish. We had colourful, tasty travel inspired sharing food, drag queen performer (such a hit!), surreal croquembouche wedding cake, adult size ball pond and I kick ass brass band and DJ to finish. 

We would like to give you a massive thank you for all your efforts and everything you have been doing before and during the day. The result was beyond our expectation and you definitely helped us to achieve how we wanted it to happen, it was perfect!!

Ruth & Nico, London 2018 

Venue - Core Clapton | Planning, Staffing, Bar Operation & Management - Dita Rosted Events | Drag Queen - Topsie Redfern | Catering - Crumble Foods | Cake - Popsicles Bakes | Event Photography - Eva Photography 

Foodie Stylish Relaxed Colourful Winter South London Wedding

Wow, it's taken me a while to get around to blog about this wedding. Back from Feb and my last event at Brixton East - my spiritual event home. Such great memories from this gem of a venue. Sad to see it go, but pleased to finish on such a high! 

What a joy it was to work with Rachel & Jack! They trusted me to deliver their vision in full and helped them put their dream day together. Read their testimonial below which says it much better than me. Thanks to my brilliant team and suppliers working hard on the day xxx                                                                                                 

Hi Dita, just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for helping us transform our ideas into reality, and for your (not insignificant) part in creating the wedding we envisaged.
From the day we met you after falling in love with Brixton East, we both knew you were exactly who we needed on our team!! 
You understood implicitly what we meant when we said we didn‚Äôt want our day to be too ‚Äėweddingy‚Äô, and guided us through the potentially daunting world of a dry hire wedding with such expertise, that all notions of stress were taken away!                                                  
Whilst we maintained total creative control (something incredibly important to us as we wanted our wedding to reflect us) your partial planning service saved us from hours of googling and hassle, and resulted in you finding us the most incredible chef, who couldn‚Äôt have met our brief any better (literally the best food I‚Äôve ever eaten and a view echoed by all our guests).                                                                                                                                
It also took away the need for us to organise the bar or staff (jobs we didn‚Äôt really want!!), and again resulted in the most professional, brilliant team looking after us on the day, with fab service from beginning to end.                                                                                                
You were always available, but never pushy (no mad wedding planner vibes here!!!), and having you around to co-ordinate deliveries and suppliers on both the prep day and the wedding day meant that everything flowed seamlessly and we honestly didn‚Äôt have to worry about a single thing except for getting married and enjoying ourselves (which we did immensely!!!) We literally couldn‚Äôt have created such a smooth running, relaxed, perfect wedding without you, so thanks a million!! Keep doing what you‚Äôre doing! 

Lots of love,
Rachel and Jack xxxxxx

Venue - Brixton East 1871 | Partial Planning, Styling, Bar Operation, Staffing & Management - Dita Rosted Events | Catering - Moo Jeavons | Event Photography - Luis Calow 

Beer-tastic Winter East London Pub Destination Wedding

Claire & Phil came to me in a bit of a pickle. Their first venue of choice had cancelled on them and they were about to leave the country to start up life in Vancouver, Canada. Eek!

The wedding was to be in 6 months! Help! Sure thing. Found them a brilliant new venue within a couple of days and a fun beer-tastic winter wedding was had. 

Less involvement from me as it not being a dry hire venue but with Claire & Phil all the way in Vancouver they really valued that they had a trusted professional on the ground in London. X

Venue & catering - Clapton Country Club | Photography - Kate Jackson Photography | Evening Food - Voodoo Ray Pizza | Ceremony Venue - Hackney Town Hall | Venue Finding & Coordination - Dita Rosted Events 

Thank you so much Dita- it was amaaaaaazing!!!!

We really could not have done it without you and we certainly wouldn’t have had anywhere near as much fun!

Can’t quite believe it’s over!

All the best C&P xxx

Airstream Pub-tastic Drag Queen Fun Brixton Wedding

What I love about weddings is the sense of FUN my couples have and bring to the day. And no one have more fun together and with their friends and family than Gem & Mike. These two are a not stop laughing duo ... and boy was their wedding back in Feb (before snowmageddon!) one of the best. It had it all! Beautiful venue, great tasting food and drink and a full on drag queen DJ. They are still talking about this one xx

"From day 1, Dita was amazing in helping us to plan and co-ordinate our wedding day. From our first meeting (when we suddenly realised we actually didn't know where to start with a dry hire venue!) and in the build up to the big day- she was a font of knowledge and  inspired ideas- helping us navigate all the intricacies required with a sense of calm, yet the perfect amount of excitement that comes with planning a wedding! The day itself was INCREDIBLE, and we still have people saying it's the best wedding they've ever been to. There is no way we could have pulled off the day we had without Dita's skill, planning and direction, and it really was the Best Day Ever........"

Gem & Mike, London, Feb 2018

Venue - Brixton East 1871 | Decor, styling, staffing, supplier booking & Management - Dita Rosted Events | Wedding Photographer - Kristian Leven | Event Photographer - Luis Calow | Catering - Friend of the couple

Stylish & Rustic Winter Warming Streetfood London Wedding

Winter Weddings are lovely! I'm SO excited to share this stunning winter warming wedding with you all. One of the last weddings for me in 2017 in my favourite London venue Brixton East 1871. Ash & Paul came to me at the end of the previous year and it's been such a joy to plan their dream wedding with them. 

The aim was to create a warm winter wonderful space with lots of nice tones. We added in dropdown antique filament bulbs on the ground floor and Worm London created the most beautiful green foliage for the tables and backdrop. For the tables, we came up with a rustic design of enamel plates, modern cutlery and glasses, together with mismatch vintage champagne saucers. Beautiful, rustic & informal. 

All the way through it was packed with fabulous design features from the table plan through to video installation of vintage/pop culture weddings.. ended in the best wedding hashtag ever! #TFFTI - can you guess it? Thank F*** For The Internet. A nod to A&P's meeting through online dating. It can happen! :)

The whole day was packed with personal touches too, lots of details like Ash's handmade pop art name cards, personalised quiz, whiskey & cigar den, polaroid guest book station & special attention to absent relatives.

Besides from event management, I designed and sourced the tablescape, looked after all light & sound production, organised part of the catering, provided all drinks throughout, ran the bar and provided the event team. 

Huge thanks to everyone involved in this epic last wedding of the year! Xx

"Hi Dita! It all feels like a bit of a dream, but the best dream ever! Thank you again so SO much for everything you did for us. It was such an incredible day - the best day of our lives - and a huge part of that was because of all your hard work. Thankyouthankyouthankyou. Really, thank you so much for everything, Dita. We couldn't have done it without you (seriously)! Lots of love, Ashley & Paul x"

Venue - Brixton East 1871 | Florist - Worm London | Canapés - Crumble Foods | Streetfood - Soul & Pepper | Event Photographer - Luis Calow Photography

Non-traditional DIY Wedding Tips

Planning a DIY wedding? Fantastic, just don’t do it all.

Making the decision to plan your own DIY wedding is a massive commitment (although much less significant than the one on the big day) and one not to be undertaken lightly. Embellishing your wedding with personal touches like crafty little decorations or perhaps your own home-baked cake is absolutely wonderful, but what about when it comes down to the logistics?

What about when things get frantic?

Being behind the scenes at any event, especially a wedding, can get hectic and if you‚Äôre the person in charge of running your special day, you definitely don‚Äôt want to be dealing with the caterer being late or solving issues with a supplier. Even at the best-planned events problems can happen and you shouldn‚Äôt be stressing about figuring them out in the midst of your ‚ÄúI dos.‚ÄĚ

Even if you have friends or family experienced in the world of event planning, it can be quite unfair to lump them with responsibility, especially if you want them to enjoy your nuptials just as much as you. Probably the best kind of DIY wedding is the partial DIY wedding. Hiring an experienced planner can save you from making costly mistakes, while still letting you retain that hands-on approach you desire.

But what can I do on my own?

There are, of course, a lot of options to explore before you hire a planner, and that’s only logical. Invites, cakes (or cheese!), décor, or your own non-traditional ideas, are all realistic jobs you can take on - it’s a rule-free world when it comes to DIY, especially if you think outside the box; floristry may not be your forté, but you may be able to come up with something far more unique and cost-effective than the traditional flower arrangement.

So where do I need help?

The partial planner comes in where your personal touches leave off - fielding their own, personally picked teams including caterers, bar and serving staff, and with the expertise to run them all smoothly, you can’t afford not to hire one. Oftentimes the best dry-hire venues will be far more on-board if they know that you’ve got a professional team behind you, and this is where their contacts in the events industry come in handy.

I love nothing more than helping creative, non-traditional couples realise their dream wedding. Not being your typical wedding planner, on top of everything else, I’m a fully-licensed bar operator, and my background is in bespoke food, drink and production. I bring all of my knowledge to the table at every event; think of it like hiring a best-friend professional working just for you.

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If you’ve read this far then it’s likely you are in the middle of or looking to plan a quirky DIY wedding. Also, it’s likely you’re feeling the stress. I operate as both a full and partial event organiser where you can rely on me to guide you through all the important, overwhelming decisions you make, making it a stress-free process.

Need my help? Get in touch here for a non-obligation chat.

Stylish Street Food Brassband Brixton East Wedding

Met with Abi exactly a year before her and Warrens big day. They weren't planning an elaborate big fancy day, quite the opposite in fact, however, Abi & Warren are all about having a great time so they knew they wanted a personal day filled with LOTS of fun stuff and also knew someone had to manage all of this on the day. And it wasn't going to be them or family and friends. That's where I came in.

My involvement is so different from couple to couple. Most often I do partial planning and coordination. Here I organised the event team on the day to serve the food and run the bar, put the additional A/V package together, booked in their DJ's and took care of all the hire items - and added a few extras from the event kit like brown paper and plenty of church candles! 

A&W's first date was at The Joint in Brixton Village so they wanted to recreate that special moment at their wedding. Everyone loved the informal setting and the tasty buns and sides. 

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Abi lived in New Orleans for 5 years (love that place so much!) - when booking a band, it only came naturally to pick a Brass Band - Brasstermind were brilliant and following by top East London party DJ's. 

Brixton East 1871 is such an incredible venue. Unusual and packed with interesting features. We had such a fun day looking after these two lovebirds and all their guests.  

Partial Planning & Coordination - Dita Rosted Events 

Venue - BrixtonEast1871 | Flowers - The Flower Hut - Greenwich | Street Food - The Joint Brixton | Dress - Cutting Edge Bride | Band - Brasstermind

Photos below from amazing wedding photographer Joshua Gooding 

Vintage Style Autumnal Stoke Newington London Wedding

I love weddings all year around, but there's something really special about Autumn and winter weddings where you can really play with cosy autumnal colours for the design of the tablescape. A throwback to one of last year's lovely winter weddings.

Bec & Matt got me involved to work with them to create their autumnal vintage inspired Nov wedding in one of London's many unusual locations. This Hackney Venue is dry hire venue so everything is brought in, we hanged festoons to create a cosy vintage fairground feel, beautiful flowers and installation from Herbert & Isles and together with my bar team we designed last minute tasty winter his & hers cocktails. 

Photo Credit - Devin Lee Ainslie

Fun-tastic Graffiti Backdrop Brixton Summer Wedding

I loved nothing more than working with couples where the brief is just a lot of FUN. These guys knew what they wanted... a real memorable day with their closest friends and family in an urban setting. Something very different from the traditional weddings setup. They found exactly what they were after in amazing Brixton East 1871. Saturday in Brixton means market and buzzing street life. Love that they brought this local flavour into their wedding pictures. 

Management & Event team - Dita Rosted Events

Venue - Brixton East 1871 | Photos by www.patrickstraubphotography.com                            Meal - www.woodboxpizza.com