A lovely bit of alternative styling for you this afternoon, from quirky photographer, and Love Lust List member Paola de Paola Photography. In fact, pretty much every aspect of this shoot has been created by Love Lust List members – the cakes and styling are by Lauren who runs French Made, (check out her gallery page – it will make you drool) and Carrie Southall Design, who has worked on some seriously gorgeous events, including lots of pretty weddings.
Geometric prints are just so much fun and perfect for the event space at the South Bank centre. And if you don’t want to go all out with clean lines, why not just reserve the look to your stationery suite? We love this one from Sincerely May – it’s just so fresh and clean looking.
Lauren at French Made: The Southbank centre has such a strong design heritage that we were keen to embrace the Mid-century vibe and give it our own twist. We found a print from that era that had a palette of mustard, peach and grey that we loved and thought would be a fantastic scheme to work from. Elegant, and a little bit unexpected, the whole thing brilliantly captured by both Paola De Paola Photography and Wagtail Productions.
We wanted the look to be urban, design-conscious with just a bit of rock and roll! The geometric trend definitely fits within this era and Sincerely May created a collection that was perfect with its clean lines and utilitarian font.
The models are a real couple and are young creatives just starting their own careers within the wedding industry and we loved their young, cool look. Young brides aren’t often featured in shoots so we thought it was an original twist. Solomon Dent is a singer songwriter who creates original pieces for couples for their big day so we insisted he brought his guitar.
The Pavilion rooms have amazing views of London so we wanted the look to be unfussy and let the venue speak for itself. It also has a fantastic terrace that we used to showcase the cake table, where a centerpiece cake by French Made were displayed as well as geometric shaped painted macarons from Mon Dessert and fluffy marshmallows sent by The Marshmallowists.
We added a touch of glamour her with a peach sequin table runner from The Sweet Hostess. Geometry was also reflected in the wedding table set up, creating a linear tablescape with clean lines. Tall candlesticks and a cube of bold flowers.
Rock the Frock have such a fabulous collection of dresses and we decided to take the model on a journey from more classic pretty through to really edgy with mustard tights, denim jacket and cute shoes from Love Art Wear Art.
Clare from Love Blooms created arrangements that encapsulated the period and matched the scheme so well with coral peonies, anemones and hints of mustard and dark leaves. A different take on the flower crown shows how a look can be totally transformed with fresh flower adornments. Traditional jewellery was replaced by non-permanent modernism inspired tattoos by Deborah Ballinger Illustrations.
Photography by Paola de Paola Photography
- Cakes French Made
- Styling Carrie Southall Design
- Videography Wagtail Productions
- Stationery Sincerely May
- Make Up Dyan Copeman
- Shoes Love Art Wear Art
- Flowers Love Blooms
- Dresses Rock The Frock Bridal
- Marshmallows The Marshmallowist
- Tattoo Illustration Deborah Ballinger
- Macarons Mon Dessert
- Prop Hire The Sweet Hostess
- Catering Company of Cooks
- Cutlery Hire Allens Hire
- Linen Hire Caterers Linen
- Venue The Southbank Centre
- Singer/Songwriter Solomon Dent