London Wedding Inspiration – Something Blue
From across the Atlantic, this styled shoot brings all the majesty of London along with a creative dose of tradition. With its “Something Blue” theme, a bride is transported to a breathtaking blue affair that is regal, sophisticated, and a little bit playful.
The blue is subtle in the invitation suite, which features pieces in both light blue and light pink. It’s a seamless preview for the styled event at London’s Paradise by Way of Kensal Green.
The bride is striking with her voluminous updo and bold red lip. She clutches heaping stems of delphinium for a colorful floral statement.
She balances the bold flowers and style choices with a strapless gown. It features understated floral touches at the waist for a feminine design.
She sports a second look that amps up the fashion-forward vibe. With her hair knotted in an intricate updo, she wears a long-sleeve lace gown and throws on a sleeveless white zippered vest.
A wreath of greenery is a versatile design piece that could be used anywhere throughout the wedding.
The bride also grabs an oversized crown and creatively poses with it both atop her head and on her knee.
She also shows off the unique lace skirt of her gown.
A more avant-garde look features the same voluminous updo but the bride wears a boat neck gown with lace sleeves. She introduces glamour to the look with smoky eyes and bangles.
Because of the vibrant paint on the walls, the tablescape features a runner made from greenery, white plates, and dark blue napkins. Romantic candlelight also adds to the whimsical ambiance.
The cake is a show-stopping element to the inspired design. The three-tier creation features a base painted with strokes of dark blue and gold leaf, a second tier with a handwritten passage on white fondant, and a top tier brushed with blue and touched with a nugget of gold leaf.
With greenery, thistle, and assorted petite blue flowers, the bouquet is a lovely mix of blue and green blooms that tie in the theme of the shoot impeccably.
One last look shows an imperial bride, wearing an open back gown. Her unique braided hairstyle is the perfect look for this gown, and a small headpiece made of flowers adds finesse to this final style.
This London wedding inspiration explores the appeal of matching sophisticated styles with an imaginative design in one of the world’s most historic cities. To make your own unique wedding style, fuse a few of your favorite qualities together for an unmatched, unrivaled event.
Photographer: Lucy Davenport
Venue: Paradise by way of Kensal Green
Stylist: Lucy Purbrick
Hair stylist: Jo Irving at Lovehair
Make up: Ana Ospina
Dresses: The Mews Notting Hill
Shoes: Emmy London
Hair accessories: Kelly Spence
Jewellery: Cotton & Gems
Cake: Cakes by Krishanthi
Calligraphy and stationery: Lamplighter London
Florist: Sarah Harper Flowers
Ribbon/lace: Lancaster & Cornish
Crockery: Helene Millot
Napkins: John Lewis
Table cloth: Cloth House
Crown, cake stand and metal tray: Classic Crockery
Model: Lilia @ BMA
Lab: Carmencita Film Lab
London wedding inspiration at Paradise by way of Kensal Green.