We have a lot of submissions to RMW HQ as you can imagine. And not just real weddings either, there are more and more inspiration shoots that fall into our inbox with the aim of giving our readers (that’ll be you gorgeous lot) plenty of unique ideas for W-day.
Of course we don’t have the capacity to feature them all and so when we do we look for something that little bit special, that little bit different, that little bit beautiful.
And that’s what we found when photographer Anushe Low submitted this architecture and origami inspired affair sourced and co-ordinated by Always Andri. Clean lines, vibrant hues and catwalk worthy fashion make this Fresh with a capital F. I swear, when I shared it with Lolly she actually danced with joy.
We are often regarded as the purveyors of pretty in the truest sense, we love that feminine outdoorsy, rustic hand-made vibe and we know you lovelies do too however, with more and more of you opting for chic city celebrations and simple decor we’re on a mission for modern….with a hint of quirky cool thrown in for good measure.
Anushe Low: We wanted to create a styled wedding shoot with a contemporary and fresh feel for the urban bride. The main inspiration was Architecture and Origami and wanted this to run through all the elements of the styling. For the the venue, we choose the award winning building ‘Laban‘ in South East London.
The main double-height hall, various studios and landscaped outdoor area at this contemporary dance centre are used for a limited number of weddings per year. We loved the vibrant colours, clean lines and contemporary mural backdrop by artist Michael Craig-Martin.
The dresses were from a selection of designers at Morgan Davies Bridal. They ranged from a dramatic piece by Jasper Garvida with textured embellishments to the softer tulle layered pieces evoking folding and origami. The dresses provided the inspiration for the cakes which mimicked the layering and folds and were crafted by the talented Ceri at Olofson Design.
The bold facetted and angular gold and silver jewellery pieces were provided by Melaine Eddy.
Liz of Blue Sky flowers created stunning bouquets using soft pinks and greens to match with the colours of the venue. She also created a theatrical centrepiece inspired by the Japanese art of Ikebana, and used succulents throughout to give the flowers a contemporary look.
The paper goods including the chic stationery, pretty paper nests, kite menus and ‘hanging’ table plan decorated with paper cone flowers were created by brand new vendor Eagle Eyed Bride (website coming soon).
The fabulous giant props including the ceremony arch, hearts and hanging paper cranes displayed in the main hall at Laban were created by another new talented supplier called Scene Setters (website coming soon).
The ‘behind-the-scenes’ was cleverly captured on video by talented wedding videographer Adrian of the Dream Catchers. The whole shoot was beautifully sourced and co-ordinated by wedding planner Andri of Always Andri Design.
Makeup artist to the stars Mariam Jensen airbrushed the models with Temptu S/B to give them a flawless, radiant finish. Those at home can try a product like Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation to give a similar glowing finish. The focus of the makeup was defined eyes, using kohl pencils to smudge and define the gorgeous eye shapes of both the models.
Mariam really likes the Jemma Kidd Define Stay-Put Eye Liner which defines the eyes easily and is also waterproof. The look is vey fresh, yet also sexy – perfect for a wedding day look!
Hair-stylist Davide Barbieri of Corvino Hair prepped the models hair with Bumble and Bumble Prep to give moisture to the hair and L’oreal tecni art mousse force 3 to give fullness and body to the hair. To do the top knot up do he used a hairpiece from Hairaisers wrapped around the pony tail.
Davide finished the styles with L’oreal crystal gloss to create shine and Bumble and Bumble Classic hairspray to fix the style in place.
Photography – Anushe Low
Sourcing, Styling and Co-ordination –Always Andri
Blooms –Blue Sky flowers
Make-Up –Mariam Jensen
Hair –Corvino Hair
Gowns – Morgan Davies Bridal
Cakes – Olofson Design
Stationery (including table plan) – Eagle Eyed Bride
Paper Props (cranes and giant hearts) – Scene Setters
Jewellery – Melaine Eddy
Videography – Dream Catchers
I am in love with the statement jewellery and the huge mass-of-tulle gown, not to mention the ballerina bun up-do and soft sexy make-up palette.
And I’ve got to say it, this might be hands down the most delicious table plan I have ever seen in my life. I want to hang it up on my wall like some immense piece of art.
Please do leave us a comment (or two) in the section below if you are inspired by any of these ideas and if you are going down the modern/clean route for your W-day styling.
Big Contemporary Love