We often feature weddings from really cool London pubs, with a relaxed feel to the day and where the emphasis is just on having a good meal with friends and family followed by lots and lots of drinks. So it’s great to share this bright and beautiful inspiration shoot from London wedding venue The Anthologist with you. You can hire the whole space exclusively, and your guests can sip on cocktails and nibble delicious food while relaxing in a space that is stylish, modern and contemporary, but also warm and welcoming.
Olivia the Stylist: As a wedding stylist and blogger, I love to create new, modern moodboards to inspire couples for their special day! This time though I wanted to bring the moodboard to life and create a look for the modern couple, so I sourced the best people to craft this super colourful city wedding.
This photoshoot was inspired by the modern, big city couple who wants a bit of fun during their special day. We chose hot pink, pastel yellow, aubergine and burnt orange to create a very bold look that can work in Spring, Summer and Autumn. We chose The Anthologist bar as our venue as it is in a beautiful city location and is eclectically designed with mismatched furniture and quirky lighting. It is the ideal wedding location for the couple who want something a bit different and unique. The picture frames in the lounge area were a fantastic background for some light-hearted shots. Our couple had a toast on the high purple tables. The venue is full of surprises so it was perfect for the trendy look we wanted.
The Flowers & Decor
Okishima & Simmonds were a clear choice for the vibrant flower arrangements, providing a neat bouquet, coordinating buttonhole and varied sized jars full of peonies, bleeding hearts, craspedia, sweet peas and ranunculus. We arranged these with hot pink church candles in the centre of the low wooden table, all interwoven with eucalyptus sprigs to give that wow factor.
The venue has padded benches with quirky cushions we used to add a cosy element to the styling. For place cards Ganache Macarons gave us some macaron lollipops with names printed on edible rice paper for each guest. As a nod to all involved we made sure everyone’s first names were printed on a macaronpop! We stood these in mini milk bottles full of lemon sherbet for an extra pop of colour. For the crockery we used The Anthologist’s stone coloured plates putting orange napkins from Complete Event Hire between the side and starter plates. Menus designed by Lucy Says I Do sat beautifully on top. The stationery designed by Lucy Says I Do was clean and crisp as well as colourful and floral tying into the shoot nicely.
The cake designer, Jen’s Cakery, used the stationery print for one of the layers on the cake. The layers were different heights and each a different pattern from yellow polka dots to block orange to the stationery design!
The Fashion & Beauty
Salne Kvietinskaite, our model bride, was styled head to toe with the trendy fun-loving bride in mind. Emma Beecham from Tori Harris Pro Team gave her some loose curls for that carefree look and put in the flower crown made by the florists. We chose graphic eyeliner, fresh skin and bold, hot pink lip for makeup which was done by Debbie Purkiss. The team at Sassi Holford helped greatly with choosing the right dress so our theme as we went with sleek, stylish, Octavia from the Signature collection.
Michael Stark, our model groom and menswear blogger created his own look in line with the theme. For him, we had a pinstripe navy blue suit from next and a burnt orange, knitted tie from M&S to match the sleekness and fun of the bride’s outfit. Together they were the most bubbly pair and we had alot of fun with their couple shots.
Alline Beatrici from Beatrici Photography is a London Wedding Photographer and was in her element capturing the essence of the city couple just wanting to let loose on their big day!
From dancing in the sunshine to raising a glass, this wedding shoot was such fun from beginning to end and we hope you enjoy it too!