Inspiration

Smouldering looks, moody dark wedding flowers and lots of leather make up this incredibly stylish wedding inspiration by, Recommended supplierOff Duty Wedding Makeup. Not only is the male model giving us serious Duke of Hastings vibes, but we've also got serious hair envy. Check out that ponytail!


Moody dark wedding flowers, bridal crowns, leather dresses and romantic candlelight make up this intimate wedding inspiration.

The Urban Desires shoot was inspired by the latest micro wedding trend. I wanted to give these intimate weddings a masculine edge to inspire couples with rich colour tones, geo shapes and rugged textures of wood, metals and leather. Lots of leather!

Keri - Off Duty Wedding Makeup

URBAN DESIRES

I wanted to do something that hasn’t been seen before at weddings and incorporate on-trend leather into the styling. When I brainstormed the idea of leather bridesmaids dresses and leather jeans for the groom it was met with some puzzled faces. But, I knew I could make it classy and hopefully inspire couples to have the confidence to make those unusual choices.

MOODY DARK WEDDING FLOWERS

The venue with its industrial feel and copper tones inspired me to bring masculine-styled structures and midnight tones with added softness for elegance. Broadleaf monstera, palms and foliage offer a wild yet contemporary design. Whilst classic roses and bunny tails gave it a modern edge. I loved playing with shapes & textures for this shoot, geometric designs from thistles, copper sharpness from dried palms, with the orchids adding a romantic finish.

BEAUTY

I stayed true to my signature makeup style with flawless skin and shimmering earthy tones, which was complemented by Hannah Monk’s flawless hairstyling. Laura’s stunning dresses are both from the Before by Sarah Seven collection from London Boutique Heart Aflutter Bridal. I loved the midi length and leopard print detailing on the second dress which paired perfectly with a statement Tilly Thomas headpiece and Studio By Charlotte mules.

Be a Queen for a day. Wear the crown!

I worked on emphasising the industrial touches with props from Locate To Create to style the venue. Including custom made wooden podiums which were topped with stunning florals by Cacti and Wildflower. Natasha from A Touch of Vintage added feminine accents to the table decor whilst still tying in masculine leather and earthy tones.

Kerri - Off Duty Wedding MUA

The moody dark wedding flowers couldn't be more appropriate for this sultry inspiration. Deep reds and rich purples mixed with foliage and candlelight really set off the intimate tablescape. For similar inspiration check out this Dark Opulence shoot. And if you quite fancy wearing a bridal crown on your wedding day (let's face it, who wouldn't) here are 26 styles as worn by real brides.

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Concept, planning and MUA: Off Duty Wedding MUA | Photographer: Voyteck | Venue: Edenwood Place | Bridal Boutique : Heart Aflutter | Bridal Wear: Before by Sarah Seven | Floral Design: Cacti & Wildflower | Furniture & Props: Locate To Create | Hair Stylist: Hannah Makeup | Table & Glassware: A Touch Of Vintage | Wedding Stationery : Luna & Sol | Cake: Chelsea Buns | Bride: Laura Harwood | Groom: Naim Kamili | Bridesmaids: Sian, Kiera Haynes | Hair Accessories: Tilly Thomas Lux | Shoes: Studio by Charlotte | Jewellery: The Va Mouse | Grooms Accessories: Coco Grey Jewellery | Bouquet Ribbons : Silk & Purl | Bridesmaids and groom’s outfits: ASOS

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