Bride and groom pretending to eat wedding cake

We adore the pictures of this whimsical modern day Romeo and Juliet wedding shoot. The team behind the styling created such a fun atmosphere and we love everything about this shoot, from the abundance of cake to the bride’s beautiful flower crown, all captured perfectly by Paola De Paola Photography…

“Last October I met Lauren from French Made, at the Miss Vintage Wedding Affair. We clicked immediately and talked about a possible future collaboration, which is where the idea for this shoot probably came from.

“We originally considered The Old Vinyl Factory in North London as the location for the shoot, but after complications we this was dropped. We then found Brixton East 1871, a former Victorian warehouse and an amazing find, with many of the original features of the building retained by Andrew Luckett.

“Andy’s big smile greeted me as I arrived at the venue on the day of the shoot. I lost count of how many suppliers were involved – cakes, flowers, dresses, suits and of course, our models, a real couple, Scott and Adelina.

“We wanted to create a modern Romeo and Juliet story full of colour and excitement, but with a modern, fresh approach. The palette was romantic pink and pastel colours, interspersed with sequins and glitter, giving an art deco vibe. Geometric shapes were also added in the styling of the table, and we gave the couple many fun props to play with to enliven the atmosphere.

Wedding cake on old suitcase Figs on wedding cake

Wedding table layout

Wedding place setting Triangle wedding place name card

Wedding place setting

Glasses and plates on wedding table

Small plant pot on wedding table

Flowers Flower on wedding table

Wedding table

Bride and groom looking into each others eyes Back of bride's dress

Bride and groom sitting at table

Groom kissing bride on cheek

Bride looking up at groom

Table of wedding cakes and biscuits

Biscuits Biscuits


Wedding cake with spots and ruffles Pink sugar in glass

Ruffles on wedding cake

Tiered wedding cake Rose on top of wedding cake


Cakes Maple syrup

Hanging flowers


Plate and forks Jolly good crepes tag

Drinks station

Soda syphon Pink drink

Bride about to take sip of drink

Bride drinking

Bride drinking through straw

Pink drink in large glass container

Bride and groom

Bride eating cakes Bride feeding groom cake

Bride with pink hair

Bride and groom cutting cake Groom kissing bride on cheek

Bride and groom pretending to eat wedding cake

Bride holding bouquet

Bride with feather headpiece Pot of confetti

Bride with feather headpiece

“It was a very enjoyable and rewarding day. Thanks to the whole team, and a special thank you to Lauren of French Made for her perseverance.”

Photography: Paola De Paola Photography

Venue: Brixton East

Designer/Stylist and Headpieces: Curious Fair

Shoot Coordinators: Chosen Wedding Fair

Cake Designer: French Made

China / Props: Mrs Terrence

Hair & Make-Up: Cristina Pala Hair Make-Up

Decor: The Sweet Hostess

Flowers: Emma Soulsby Flowers

Veil: Kelly Spence Bridal Design

Suit: Tweed Addict

Dresses: Days of Grace Vintage

Videographer: Love Storage

Models: Adeline & Scott

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