The Ladies From 2017’s Romantic Brixton Proposal Finally Got Married, And Here’s What Happened

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 Yeah, love! Yeah, Brixton!

Back in April 2017, Hannah Shanks captured the hearts of the nation (or, south London, at least) with her romantic proposal to girlfriend Katy LeLion on the marquee of Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema.

Brixton Ritzy Proposal
Photo: dee_babylon, Instagram

After an anxious night of waiting, Katy discovered the message the following morning on their daily shared bus commute, and – who wouldn’t? – said a big fat YES. Awwwwwwww.

Brixton Proposal
Photo: Brixton Ritzy

Sixteen months later, the happy couple have finally gotten hitched – basically just around the corner! And by all accounts, it was QUITE A DAY.

But the first order of business was the Actual Legal Wedding bit at Chelsea Town Hall, joined by their immediate family to witness the occasion…

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Photo: Katy LeLion

…a momentous milestone celebrated, naturally, with the traditional south London banquet: a tub of fried chicken.

Fried Chicken Wedding

A week later, the brides got together at street food mecca Pop Brixton for a full celebration. (No, we didn’t know you could do that, either!)

Weddings in Brixton London
Photo: Libby Christensen

Vows were exchanged, with Katy’s uncle leading the service:

Wedding Vows In London
Photo: charlotteehamblin, Instagram

EXTREME LOVE FACES were pulled:

Pop Brixton Wedding Hire
Photo: Libby Christensen

Aisles walked:

Pop Brixton Weddings

And first dances danced:

First dance wedding London
Photo: Libby Christensen

The brides even had an ‘incredible’ gospel choir on hand to soundtrack some karaoke…

Gospel Karaoke Weddings
Photo: Libby Christensen

…as festivities continued into the night.

Pop Box Brixton Weddings
Photo: Libby Christensen

Hannah and Katy even found the time to carouse around Brixton on a wedding shoot!

Brixton Wedding Photography
Photo: Libby Christensen

‘The best things in life are food, music, drink and general all-round good vibes,’ Katy tells us, ‘and you can guarantee all the above everywhere you go in Brixton.’

South London Wedding Photography
Photo: Libby Christensen

‘We have a lot of memories there so always seemed such an obvious choice for wedding number two. Especially after that crazy Ritzy engagement!’

Wedding Photographers in London
Photo: Libby Christensen

Katy, left, wore a ‘simple, light, no frills, low cut dress from Reformation’, picked out by her best woman, while Hannah wore an ‘excellent flared jumpsuit from Les Heroines.’

‘Other than occasionally thinking we looked like an ABBA tribute band,’ said Katy, ‘overall we matched pretty well!’

Wedding Dress Inspiration
Photo: Libby Christensen

We have a lot of love for the ushers’ sequin jackets, too.

Bridesmaid Jackets London
Photo: Libby Christensen

‘It’s difficult to fully express how fantastically happy, loving, generous and enthusiastic everyone has been! They were the best days EVER!’

South London Wedding Venues
Photo: saorlamagee

EMOTIONS! And, indeed, goals. Congratulations, Hannah and Katy, may you have a lifetime of KFC and sequins together.

Ritzy cinema sign hire, price on request, 50% of fee donated to Brixton Soup Kitchen. Contact the cinema for details. Pop Brixton’s Pop Box space is available for weddings, enquire here for detailsWedding photography from Libby ChristensenKaty’s dress from The Reformation, Hannah’s jumpsuit from Les Heroines. Karaoke from Gospeloke.

Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Guy is the editor-in-chief of Secret London. He likes running, cover versions and scotch.