This inclusive Dulwich College wedding inspiration planned and styled by, Recommended suppliers, Events With Akilah and AVE Creations has us thinking of period dramas and romance. With jewel-tone stationery including braille elements, flowers set at different heights, and decor to complement the venue's interior. Plus, considerate fashion for the bride as a wheelchair user. Add a sculptured wedding cake by shoot concept creator B Bakes London, acrylic signs and a saxophonist and you can pretend you're at the next Bridgerton ball.
Inclusive Dulwich College wedding inspiration with jewel tones, braille stationery and floral arrangements set at different heights.
A modern romantic wedding, with bold florals and unique statement features, aimed at increasing representation of disability within wedding inspiration.
My aim in doing this shoot was to increase the representation of disability within the wedding industry. I wanted to celebrate our bride as a wheelchair user, whilst providing some beautiful and inclusive inspiration for couples planning a wedding. Stacy Oakley Calligraphy created some beautiful stationery that not only showcased her gorgeous handwritten Calligraphy but also demonstrated how stationery can be designed with accessibility in mind - in this case, including custom braille on the bespoke menus. When Thistle & Folly created her stunning floral designs, the height and size of the arrangements were carefully considered to ensure they perfectly complemented the seated bride, with flowers set at different heights to add impact without appearing overpowering.
Dulwich College Wedding
The location for this wedding inspiration was Dulwich College in South East London. The ceremony is shot in the Old Library Building, with the reception and first dance taking place in the Great Hall. Outdoor shots were captured on the grounds of Dulwich College with a floral installation in the Master's Library.
Fashion And Beauty
A modern romantic look, with soft natural glam hair and makeup. The bride wears a two-piece for her daytime look, featuring a lace bodice and skirt. For the evening and first dance, her skirt, makeup and jewellery feature the addition of deep reds, inspired by the jewel tones of the venue.
This is decadent wedding inspiration at its best!
The first dance was an important feature of this shoot. The Great Hall provided the perfect backdrop to this special moment, with live music provided by saxophonist KYRIsax.
I wanted to showcase some unique show-stopping statement features in this shoot, so we drew inspiration from the natural world to contrast with the classical setting of the beautiful Dulwich College. The towering natural-form sculptural wedding cake by B Bakes London, set against the backdrop of a stunning floral installation in the Master Library, transforms the otherwise traditional setting into one bursting with wild, natural beauty. The colour palette of rich jewel tones perfectly complements the classic surroundings.
There are wonderfully talented suppliers out there who will work closely with couples planning their wedding, to ensure their individual needs are met, and help them achieve the wedding of their dreams. Examples in our shoot included florals that are set at different heights for a seated bride, braille on the bespoke stationery, and beautiful live music to set the perfect romantic tone. Amongst the many incredible organisations working to improve inclusiveness for the disabled community, are Unhidden Clothing, who helped me get this project off the ground, and LGBTQ+ Equality Weddings, with their 'Guide To Inclusivity', aimed at helping wedding suppliers achieve true inclusivity in their services.
Dulwich College was founded in 1619 with the original purpose of educating scholars. It is still an active school today, but as we've seen it is also the perfect location for your wedding or event. If you've been inspired by this Dulwich College wedding inspiration, in particular the library, you'll also love Ali and Andy and Abi and Gavin's weddings at Bodleian Library in Oxford.