If you’ve always been someone who pushes society’s norms, then this is the blog for you. Not every bride wants a white dress and floral wedding reception so, the River Rooms has come up with some alternative suggestions that challenge the ordinary. Read on to discover how to make your wedding as individual as you are…

 Defy The Dress

Be you on your wedding day. If you never wear a dress, why start now? We’re seeing a real rise in alternative outfits including this year’s biggest trend, the wedding jumpsuit. We love this outfit posted by greenweddingshoes; what a stunning bride…

Ditch The Flowers

A fun alternative to flowers is to replace your bouquets with balloons or line the aisle with brightly coloured pom poms, like in this post from Confetti Magazine. Let’s be honest, they make a grand statement and create a fabulous photo opportunity –

Be A Colourful Queen

Who said you had to wear white? Take things to another level with bright playful colours or muted metallics. Most importantly, rock the colour that suits you best or go for a full rainbow like this beauty in Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. The day is all about you, after all!  –

Spice Up Your Veil

If you can’t bear to let go of your white dress but still want to wear colour on your big day, why not add it to your veil? We love this article from, which features 25 unique veils from pretty floral designs to custom slogan numbers and impressive statement designs. Get ready to get those creative juices flowing…

Bring Your Best Friend

Weddings are about having everyone there to celebrate your big day. So, whether your best friend has two legs or four, we think they deserve an invite. Take a look at this post from wedding ideas which features a cute four-legged furry bridesmaid!

If you need a venue that can bring to life your unconventional wedding, why not get in touch with River Rooms. Located in the heart of the City of London, the River Rooms frames impressive scenes of London’s iconic landmarks including The Shard, Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. Each room is fully customisable to create your dream wedding and what’s more, the expert team are on hand to help you through every stage of wedding planning allowing you to challenge the norm.

You can contact us on 020 7236 1919 or e-mail us on