The Soho Sexy……..part 1

One Two Three and breathe Charlotte ……..

That’s what I said to myself when Dan and Elisa’s uber cool London wedding dropped into my inbox, so impressed was I by the vibrant colour palette, fabulous fashion and unique styling. And you’ve got to hand it to a bride that can quickly transform her gown from day to night by the simple addition of pretty pearl belt detail and a second pair of amazing shoes.

Oh and the theme?


I know. Delicious.

With thanks to the lovely Samantha Capitano for submitting the images.


Elbie Van Eeden did my hair and make up. I wanted to wear my hair up in a simple but stylish up-do. At the end we went for a bow at the back on my head made with my own hair! It looked fantastic.


I am a shoe maniac so I wanted to wear at least 2 different pair of shoes – one for the ceremony and the other for the reception.

The first pair was a simple ivory one I bought from All Saints, which I personalized with some shoe clips I had made done especially for me on Etsy. The lollipop shoe clips matched my groom’s and the groom men’s buttonholes and fit perfectly with the whole lollipop theme.

The Finishing Touches

I wore a multi layered tulle veil during the church ceremony and some pearl and diamonds earrings I got from my mother-in-law to complete my look.

Retro Pretty

My dress was from Morgan Davies London, from their own collection. It was a 50s style tea length ivory dress that we combined with a lace bolero and a bow belt from Novia D’Art.

I tried only a few dresses before finding ‘the one’. After the first fitting I immediately realized that big dresses with trails were not my thing. I wanted something I could move comfortably in, dance and party all day and night.

I love the feminine, elegant look of my full skirt dress. And the vintage touch matched perfectly with the theme I was about to create.

All Change

The shoes I wore for the reception were from Kurt Geiger. A beautiful pair of black and white striped heels completed by a big satin black bow on the top. To complement the shoes I also changed belt for the reception going for a black flowers and pearls little piece I got from Blue Sugar Bridal on Etsy.

Last Minute Maids

I didn’t have bridesmaids but my friends turned up all dressed in 50’s style to match my dress. Seeing them all dressed up in their petticoats was one of the best part of the day!!

A Taste Of Italy

Dan wore a royal blue suit from Richard James at Savile Row. He coupled that with a white Dolce & Gabbana fitted shirt, a bleu skinny tie and shoes from Canali, in perfect Italian tradition!

Oh My Goodness. I am in love with that hair do…..

And just wait ’till you see the reception details, one of the sexiest venue’s we’ve seen on Rock My Wedding folks.

Big Bow-Tied Love

Charlotte xxx

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

23 thoughts on “The Soho Sexy……..part 1

  1. Oh my good Lord. Things I am loving today:

    – a groom in royal blue. I want to say a word like “dashing!” without sounding ridiculous
    – a bold bouquet – no offence to the dusky pinks and vintage greens out there but bols, for me, are what a bouquet is about
    -A Bow. Made of Hair. ladies, let’s all do it…1, 2, 3… er…anyone fancy telling me where to start? I ended up with a sorry-looking knot
    – best friends doing their 50s thing
    – THAT lace bolero. Seriously. So elegant.
    – the bride’s shoulders – I have shoulder envy
    – THAT shot with the veil in the wind

    Such a pick-me-up after my Siberian commute…Congratulations Elisa and Dan!

  2. oh and the coloured balloons too….
    oh and another gorgeous short dress…
    So lovely to see elegance and colour on a cold cold day when all I want is to be at home, not work.

  3. Holy crapballs – this is A.MAZING! I wouldnt know whether to carry that bouquet or eat it! And I am a sucker for shorter dresses, plus coupling that with my other love of lace and holy crapballs again! This baby is making my RMW Top 5! xoxo

  4. This photography is stunning.

    Love everything! The bride looks incredible. LOVE the hair!
    And that dress certainly has the wow factor!
    The groom looks oh so handsome in his bright suit. Love it!

    When do we get Part 2?!?!

  5. Beautiful!
    She totally works that dress with her lovely slim ankles. I could never pull off a dress that length.
    She looks stunning and so elegant.
    And I love his suit!
    Gorgeous 🙂

  6. this wedding is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!

    seriously – how awesome does everything and everyone look?

    I am loving the neon (and wondering if I could get away with one where mr’s granny wouldn’t see it?)

    part two immediately please… x x x

    PS Elisa – where did you get your gloves please, I need (note: ‘need’ not ‘want’)

    PPS Anna, Rebecca – I’m up for bringing ‘dashing’ back to the streets if you are…?

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