Tis' the season to sparkle, and real couple Dale and Josh are most definitely killing it in silk, leather and a mens sequin suit. They also add highlighter wedding makeup to their look, billowing capes from Recommended supplier, Ashley Wild Bridal, and beaming smiles. But, we'd be smiling too if this was our city elopement. Hello, disco balls, a geometric cake and acrylic stationery. I mean, what's not to love?!

Two grooms in silk, leather and a mens sequin suit for a stylish city elopement.

A design-driven city elopement inspired by Camille Walala bold geometric shapes, bringing life into hard city textures, filling it with energetic colours and complementing the strong harsh architecture.

Ian Clark - Sidey Clark Photo

City Elopement

Coin Laundry, Exmouth Market was ideal due to its industrial interiors and two levels to separate dinner and party. A great central location adding the city backdrops walking through Exmouth market.


As the inspiration was vibrant colours and shapes encapsulating grey industrial streets. We wanted to recreate the same inside, using very cold neutral colours for the basis of the crockery and cutlery but then completing with colour. For instance, the florals were bright pops and interesting shapes stemming from a concrete base. The plates were grey but brought to life with striped lilac napkins.

Mens Sequin Suit

We wanted to keep the day very personal to the couple and as they are stylists themselves, they choose their own outfits, again setting with the textural theme they opted for silk, leather. Adding a mens sequin suit to their evening look and complementing makeup to highlight the sparkle. Grooming was kept minimal for the day with fresh dewy skin and a little glitter on the eyes for the evening.

Acrylic stationery and an architectural modern wedding cake added to the edgy industrial vibe of this wedding inspiration.

Real couple Dale and Josh of ten years, first met in Birmingham, then both moved to a performing Arts School in Windsor and Cambridge where they had a long distanced relationship for three years. They now work as professional dancers living in London. It was lovely to use a real couple with whom this style of wedding reflects their love of design and art.

Ian Clark - Sidey Clark Photo

Gone are the days when the only choice for grooms was to hire a suit from their local boutique. Grooms are making sure their outfits reflect their own personal style too. So if you want to wear a mens sequin suit, tuxedo or patterned blazer we're here for it. And if you are stuck for inspiration, check out some of our articles full of real groom's suits and styles.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Concept and Styling: Rock The Dancefloor | Assistant Stylists: Blown Away Events, Table Objects | Photographer: Sidey Clark Photo | Videographer: Cal MacBeth Weddings | Florist: Urban Flower Co | Real Couple & Stylists: Dale & Josh | Outfits: ASOS | Cape: Ashley Wild Bridal | Makeup Artist: Powder Blue Artistry | Venue: Coin Laundry | Stationer: Rock + Paper + Cloud | Cake Designer: Malarkey Cakes | Napkins: Olive & Betty | Concrete Table Props: Table Objects | Arcylic Plinths: Blown away Events

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