Get Fresh.

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

Laban Photo Shoot from The Dreamcatchers on Vimeo.

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

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

24 thoughts on “Get Fresh.

  1. I love this. I lvoe the colours. I love teh simplicity. I love the innovate ‘different’ thing sthat I havent seen before.

    I’m going to steal the table ‘planters’, really think those are nice, might mean I can stop collecting bloody jars! And that I wont have to sit and decorate loads of jars.

    Our venue is an old country pub, it has wooden floors, and pannelled walls, wall lights, small windows, built in book cases, and just a feeling of old and cosy. With knick knacks dotted around.

    I don’t want to ‘over decorate’ but feel that Im being swept along in a vintage courty theme when I dont think thats actually what we need or want.

    Our house is modern and simple, so maybe our weding should be too!

    Thanks for the pretty fodder, defiantely, ‘decor’ for thought!!

  2. This shoot is incredible. There are so many vintage/garden inspiration shoots out there which, although beautiful, have been done to death. This is so clean, so light, so fresh and so inspirational! That table plan is is simple but brilliant!

    I love the origami ‘theme’ as well. Really original. I’m super impressed!

    Such a shame Eagle Eyed Bride and Scene Setters don’t have websites ready yet- I want to click on today! xxx

  3. I *heart* this so much! It looks so fresh and pretty. And that is some serious immense eyeliner going on too!
    @Charlotte – I got some sandals in the Topshop sale with giant pink studded hearts on the front, now every time I wear them they’ll remind me of this!x

  4. Stunning. I have never seen anything like this before. I love all the rustic styling too but this really is something else. X

  5. I love the Laban, it’s sort of down the road from me and it is the perfect choice for such a future forward shoot. What can I say other than mind blown, amazing work from everyone! Love, Love, Love!

  6. Gorgeous shoot!
    Am particularly taken by the cone flowers on the table plan – am definitely going to have a go at making them I think! 🙂 x

  7. I have no idea how you would go about making such a beautiful table plan but I love it! this shoot makes me want to change my whole wedding!

  8. Wow, I had no idea you could get married at Laban! What a fab venue for lovers of contemporary dance. An unusual wedding venue can give a real edge to a wedding.

  9. Fantastic to see this shoot featured here on RMW, thankyou for sharing the gorgeous images with your readers! This was a fantastic project to work on, I thoroughly enjoyed designing to such an exciting and fresh brief. It was wonderful to see all the design elements carried through with the stationery and dresses that I had picked up on in the cakes .

    A fantastic creative team to work with, I was blown away by everyone’s passion on the day. I think this really shows in the final images. Delighted to be here on RMW!

  10. Thank you SOO mouch for the feature Team RMW! You’ve made it look even more splendid on your beautiful blue polka-dot pages than I could have imagined 😀 We’re very proud. Have an AMAZING time tonight at what will be THE partay of the year, I’m sure! Sending lots of love xxx

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