Natural elegance, creative florals and a timeless London backdrop inspired today’s magnificent styled shoot. Beautiful flowers, a soft colour palette and a chic rustic vibe – all of my favourite things rolled into one. Add fabulous creative design and an 18th century mansion venue and I’m sold!
To create this serene wedding inspiration, Fleur and Fig added such alluring elements and attention to detail. The table design is simply splendid. Laid upon the fabulous wooden table, each place setting is simple yet elegant with white china, rustic yet modern menu cards, a soft grey napkin and rustic wooden handled cutlery. An abundance of taper candles in a mix of pink, purple and white help to create a romantic look.
I am a huge flower lover, and when I saw the amazing florals created for this shoot I did swoon rather a lot, and you’ll see why!
Everything about this shoot is charmingly beautiful, including the simple yet elegant white, two tier wedding cake with pretty lace detail. Oh and wait until you see the sweet treats… they are some of the cutest delights I have seen!
I am in awe of the bridal styling too. The bride’s wedding dress, ‘Charlotte’ by Vicky Rowe, is one of my favourite dresses of the season. The high neck, teardrop open back and full skirt with lace like beading detail and smoky Swarovski crystals create such a head-turning wedding dress. It complements a city wedding perfectly, yet stays in keeping with the magnificent backdrop of Clissold House.
This styled wedding shoot is romance personified – I could go on all day about the details! So, without further ado, enjoy these incredible pictures, captured by Amanda Karen Photography…
“Clissold House in vibrant Hackney, London provided the elegant backdrop for this editorial shoot. The autumnal weather and wooden interiors inspired the transitional colour palette of forest green contrasted with soft blush and deep berry tones and delicate touches of gold. Fleur and Fig based their design around timeless elegance with a slight nod to rustic chic.
“Inside the main Dining Room, the large Georgian townhouse windows filled the room with an abundance of natural light. The tablescape reflected the elegant feel of Clissold House, with the bare wooden table draped in a soft Ivory table runner, with delicately folded grey and blush napkins at each place setting. Wood and gold cutlery accompanied natural white plates, along with mixed crystal and vintage pink glassware. A combination of gold and glass candlesticks with ivory, plum and heather coloured tapered candles sat amongst a large cascading floral centrepiece and two smaller arrangements, and gorgeous wood cross back chairs completed the table setup.
“The absolutely gorgeous invitation suite and menus tied in with our fine art, elegant theme. Delicate menus in gold frames added a sophisticated touch to our cocktail bar, and name cards tied with delicate silk ribbon were used as an interactive table plan come treat table.
“An Elegant and simple two tiered buttercream cake, decorated in exquisitely detailed and romantic sugar peonies with lace, was one of several delicious treats to grace this wedding. Dessert tables are an ever popular addition to luxurious London weddings, and this was no exception, with ours featuring cake pops, profiteroles, white chocolate chip cookies, gold leaf meringue kisses and individual mini cheesecakes.”
“Our lovely bride Joanne wore a stunning dress covered in beautiful beading with an on-trend high neck design. We choose a dress that had a city chic feel to suit our venue, but would also appeal to modern and fashion inspired brides. The gorgeous Jimmy Choo Lance design footwear featured is a favourite with brides at the moment.
“A light dewy complexion and a gorgeous dusty pink lip gave our bride a classic yet modern look. Her hair, swept into a tousled low bun, was effortlessly chic but still left the dress details on show.”
Wild, Romantic Florals
“The flowers for this shoot featured muted tones alongside deeper hues for depth and interest. A stunning statement spiral arrangement in the centre of the drinks reception entrance mirrored the floral adorned spiral staircase leading into the wedding. Wild, romantic florals were also present on the table décor, with a large central arrangement, high above the diners, on an intricate, almost invisible metal plinth.
“To reflect light and airy feel to the venue and aesthetic, it was important the photography and videography also held this style, and I worked with Nkima Photography (videography) to capture the romance of this shoot.”
Photography: Amanda Karen Photography
Videography: Nkima Photography
Styling and Creative Direction: Fleur and Fig
Shoot Location: Clissold House, Hackney, London
Flowers: Emma Soulsby Flowers
Cakes and Sweet Treats: Cocoa and Silk
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Suit: Alexandra Wood Bespoke
Hair and Make-Up: Alison Jenner Hair
Stationery: Bureau Design
Furniture, Crockery and Cutlery: Classic Crockery Event Hire
Silk Runners and Ribbon: Pompom Blossom
Ring: London Victorian Ring Co
Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Venue Search: Coco Wedding Venues