Wedding Photography

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

North Devon Destination Wedding

Photo Credit - Christine Weirmeier 

Street Food Market Wedding

Street food market bonanza-sparklers-tastic wedding in Maltby St/Ropewalk/Lassco. Dan (Canada) & Katy (UK) just love Maltby St market, and what's not to love, so when planning their UK wedding.. yes, they had a Canadian too... it was clear to them that they wanted their guests to experience something of London that's a big part of their lives. Roll on German sausages, French tartiflette, Mediterranean wraps, South Coast seafood & lots of cheese! One big great party in the unique setting of Lassco, Ropewalk. 

Wedding planning & Management for Disappearing Dining Club

Photo credit - Devin Lee Ainslie

Cool 'Pub' Wedding Brixton East

"We would not have had the wedding we'd hoped for had it not been for Dita. Every step of the way she was there to help us and advise us with every aspect of the day.She went above and beyond to ensure it was the best day of our lives. I cannot recommend her and her services highly enough!"

Ash & John -  Wedding, Brixton East, May 2016 

Featured on Love My Dress

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‚ÄúWhen we first started planning the wedding, we were very much ‚Äėwe can do this ourselves‚Äô ‚Äď we were so wrong.  Dita Rosted, our planner, is actually friends with the Brixton venue and contacted us directly and as soon as we met her we knew she would be brilliant.  I am somewhat of a control freak and I was able to let go completely and let her do her thing.‚ÄĚ

Lizzie & Rich - Stylish May Brixton, London Wedding

Lizzie & Richard approached me for some help with their Sunday wedding. They had a clear vision for the day and just needed that bit of extra help to bring it all together. The table design was put together based on inspiration from a mix of images - from a favourite designer and colour schemes. I loved working with L&R to create their perfect look. The outcome is both stylish and classic and really suited the venue and also importantly the food. Stunning wedding all around. 

Featured on Rock My Wedding - see it here. 

Venue - Brixton East | Photography -  http://www.deborahgrace.net | Flowers - http://www.petalon.co.uk/ | Table Design & Event Management - Dita Rosted Events | Catering - Salon Brixton | Wedding Film - Simonandjason.com  click here to view

Summer Loving Kiwi Wedding

Hilary & Aidan...A true Brixtonian couple, multi cultured and wanted to keep things local. Wedding was set at cool Brixton East with all it's industrial charm, food from Dirty Apron (Peckham/Deptford) & Mamma Dough (Brixton). Bar was run by the ever great Travelling Gin Company. H&A have settled in London from New Zealand. Great to see so many family members making the journey over to truly experience their new life here. Everyone had small tasks that made everyone feel involved without it being stressful. 

"Thank you for all your help in the weeks leading up to, and on the wedding day itself. Everything came together well and ran really smoothly on the day. We've had a lot of comments about the bus, and in particular the pimms, so that was definitely worth the brainstorming/ effort! A big thanks to your staff, who were all really nice and very professional."

Hilary & Aidan - Wedding, Brixton East, July 2016

Event Styling, Staffing & Production by Dita Rosted Events

Photo credit - Joseph Hall Photography - http://joseph-hall.com/hilaryandaidanpreviews/

Winter Warming Brixton Wedding

From the start it was all steam ahead with these two! Both their time together and now fully manifested in their wedding. Party pink from the beginning! - And yes, you did see right... They provided Cards Against Humanity as one of the late night games. Sure, why not! It's just about having fun :)

Event Planning & Management - Dita Rosted Events 

"Just a quick note to thank you and your team for all your hardwork before and during our wedding yesterday. We both had an amazing day - in large part due to your tireless efforts behind the scenes to ensure everything went well. You were unfailingly helpful and good-natured and allowed us fully to relax and enjoy our day. Also conscious that you were working long after we left in a cab.
We are hugely grateful for your hard work and experience. We truly wouldn't have had such a fantastic day without you and your staff. Thank you so much. We would certainly recommend you to anyone else."
Ruth & James - Wedding, Brixton East, Dec 2015

Summer South London Wedding

Love, laughter, friends, family, music, flowers & your favourite Indian takeaway. Great day we had at amazing Brixton East. 

"Thank you so so very much for Sunday. We can't tell you how amazing you and the staff were all day. You really kept it running smoothly and the staff were wonderful. What a day. Thank you. Really you were great!"  - Arthur & Ines

London Lighthouse Wedding

It was such a joy working with Rox & Greg for their wedding in amazing Trinity Buoy Wharf, Aug 2015! 

"Dita, Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding. We can honestly say that we couldn't have done it without you! You have been a massive support to us & a complete god send! Big Thank You to all of the team as well. Lot of Love Rox & Greg x"

Photo credit - www.eclection-photography.com

Here's one of the features of the day - Rock My Wedding

Classy Tequila Wedding in Hoxton

Subtle Tequila themed classy wedding in uber cool venue in Hoxton. 

Photo credit - Kate Beard