Style and substance: Ella and Daniel’s intimate relaxed wedding

Content Team
Updated on: March 17, 2022


Congrats to Ella and Daniel who’ve been crowned our April Wedding of the Month winners!
They are in the running for a second honeymoon to Italy’s ‘green heart’, Umbria.

Wannabe stylist Ella Hurman was in her element when it came to planning her intimate relaxed wedding to Daniel Hoffmann-Gill.

Theatrical pair Ella, 28, and Daniel, 40, met almost five years ago at the Nottingham playhouse, where both were working at the time.

The pair planned their intimate relaxed wedding themselves, held at the Asylum in south-west London on October 22, 2016 in front of 45 close family and friends. The reception was held at Shoreditch Townhouse with a larger crowd of 160.

“The ceremony was small and intimate and the reception was bigger, we just wanted to have a massive party,” Ella says.

“Our wedding day was organized completely by us and we both really enjoyed the process. The day itself was a blur I wish I could do it all again I never felt like I landed!”

Photos courtesy of Rose Images Wedding Photography.

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Ella chose a gorgeous off-the-shoulder wedding gown and overskirt, paired with a vintage 1930s veil that Daniel’s mum found.



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Daniel proposed at the couple’s flat in London. “He had got a friend to come round with a massive keyboard and Daniel sang Frank Sinatra’s iv got a crush on you, To which I replied f*** Off! After I had got over the shock and he got down on one knee I obviously said yes!” Ella recalls.





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“We enjoyed planning our wedding ourselves. This gave us the added bonus that it could never run away from us and become something other than what we had in our mind’s eye,” Ella says.


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“We chose venues that spoke for themselves, less isn’t always more but in  the case of our ceremony venue that was true and our reception venue we curated where objects and furniture went with the venue. It was like a cabinet of curiosities in there! Flowers was all that was needed,” Ella says of their venues.

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Bomboniere Bomboniere: Ensign

Brides Accessories Brides Accessories: Family heirloom

Brides Gown Brides Gown: Liz Martinez , Ersa Atelier

Brides Shoes Brides Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent

Caterer Caterer: Canababes , Homeboys UK

Ceremony Music Ceremony Music: Playlist

Ceremony Venue Ceremony Venue: Asylum

Entertainment Entertainment: Alex Richards Pianist

Flowers Flowers: Palais

Gift Registry Gift Registry: Honeyfund

Grooms Attire Grooms Attire: Beggars Run

Grooms Shoes Grooms Shoes: Grenson

Hair Hair: Luke Pimps and Pinups

Honeymoon Honeymoon: The Maldives

Invitations Invitations: Paperless Post

Lolly Buffet Lolly Buffet: Lily Vanilli

Makeup Makeup: Eve Coles

Photographer Photographer: Rose Images Wedding Photography

Reception Venue Reception Venue: Shoreditch Townhouse

Rings Rings: The Great Frog , Webley Jewellery

Transport Transport: Ensign

Wedding Night Venue Wedding Night Venue: The Boundary Hotel