One Events is one of London's leading events companies and we are delighted to have two of their venues on the site. I wanted to write a little bit about them, and the company, as they are certainly extremely special.
One Marlybone, formally Holy Trinity Church, (see main image) was built in 1826-28 to the designs of famous Sir John Soane to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon. Soane is thought of to be Englan's finest architect in the Neo Classical Style. (His best work is the Bank of England). His Neo Classical influence is evident in the portico of the Church and his constant desire to work with light is never more evident than it is in the first floor galleries. This remarkable venue is used for some illustrious events throughout the year, but it is hard to think of a better venue in which to hold your wedding
This celebrity couple thought so as was recently featured in Hello magazine, who were covering the wedding of Emmerdale's Kevin Fletcher and his singer wife Elizabeth Marsland.
And this is it dressed for a another recent wedding at Christmas - isn't just absolutely beautiful.
We were so sad to miss the Festival’s Opening Weekend (Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June} which was an in-depth look at the seven types of love with talks, debates, workshops, readings and performances. Highlights included writer and founding faculty member of The School of Life, Roman Krznaric, talking about the Different Varieties of Love; Dr Bettany Hughes and Professor Angie Hobbs discussing the nature and power of erotic love; and a Flirtology workshop with social social anthropologist Jean Smith.
Dr Bettany Hughes, said: “I’m fascinated by the millennia-long history of the power of love from the Bronze Age to the present day. We can learn a huge amount from the Ancient Greeks and in particular, Socrates. For him, Love has a purpose. It is the life force, the desire to do, to be, to think. It is the thing that makes us feel great about the world, and therefore makes us be great in it.”
The whole site has been transformed with love-themed exhibitions and installations including Sliding Gate, a series of play slides by Sean Griffiths of Modern Architect (previously of architecture firm FAT), which symbolise the ups and downs of family life and the strong bonds between families; Love Flags by Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner using the seven colours of the rainbow, signifying the peace and gay pride movements, which fly from the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall roofs, and the Jubilee Gardens flagpole; the Tunnel of Love by disability arts organisation Heart n Soul, a multi-media and sensory installation with vibrating floors, mirrors, love-songs soundtrack, which pays homage to the cheeky, flirty Tunnels of Love of yesteryear; Siege Weapons Of Love by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich, giant bright pink inflatable cannons and a tank inviting visitors to make love not war, which is part of their Friendly Frontier Peace Campaign; and Pragma Tree: Growing Together, a playful installation by The Edible Bus Stop including a large tree, symbolising Pragma, a love that is enduring, patient and strong, and seating.
For those of you on the lookout for a new wedding fair, get yourselves over to Dulwich, South East London, this coming Sunday 16 March, where the beautiful Belair House is hosting its first full wedding fair. Belair House is, in their own words, South East London's most exciting new bar, dining and social space. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Belair park this eighteenth century Georgian mansion has recently been revived, reflecting its heritage, charm and legacy. The most exciting thing for us, cos we live in Dulwich, is that Ukairo3 are playing there between 12 and 2pm. They are our absolute favourite wedding band and sing a whole range of jazz greats,