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Playful, glamorous industrial chic at Islington Metal Works
The inspiration for our collaborative styled shoot came from the contrast of natural glamour against an industrial backdrop – showing you don’t have to be minimalist to go with Urban. Islington Metal Works is a vibrant eclectic space in north London. With a beautiful glass atrium streaming an abundance of natural light with suspended plants to soften the harsh surroundings, the re-purposed London tube carriage bar below stands out with a -techni-colour bang. Using deep reds, blush pink, gold and navy as a colour scheme, the richness of the palette reflecting the graffiti, lighting and inherent decor of the space.
All of this was shot by the talented Ami Robertson of Ami Robertson Wedding Photography, who has an eye for rich colours and beautiful light.
Bev of Makeupology kicked off the day – effortlessly creating a gorgeous look of glamour on our bridal model, Jinny, adding a bold lip colour and smoky eye detail to a relaxed but still glamorous, hairstyle which worked well with the informal vibe of the day.Gaynor from bailey & blossom created a stunning floating foliage halo that seemingly hovered above the tablescape, linking the existing planted ceiling detail perfectly with our concept.
The unstructured foliage rich bouquet featuring roses, ranunculus, and Leucadendron was echoed by the table centrepiece which sat within a golden urn. In turn the flower detail followed through to the fabulous moon gate created with a stunning biodegradable balloon installation by Aurelija at Balloonista Co.
The collaboration highlighted both the natural and structural aspects of the arch which further added to the colour palette and the playful feel of the venue.
With such a hard-edged open space, Celestine from Angels and Gypsies was inspired to use an array of candles and holders in differing heights to create a luxurious but relaxed and intimate look. Teaming gold cutlery with the feminine blush pink napkins and plates, the soft tablescape offered the perfect contrast to the cobbled floor beneath.
The look was completed with a hand painted floral motif stationery suite by Holly from Mellie Moo, who offers the best first impression for any wedding. Geometric golden shapes juxtaposed with the decadent flower images, shown through the medium of invites, menu’s and a beautiful full-size table plan.
Gillian Roberts Bridal chose a simple satin gown by Martin Thornburg paired with a metallic leaf tiara to give understated but formal glamour to the shoot. Later, by switching to a lace and chiffon dress by Sophia Tolli with a daring thigh split, the fun danced into theshoot.
The metallic theme continued with a gorgeous gold and pearl comb hand made by HoneyVTiaras of London. A modern slimline tailored suit in blue, from Moss Bros, complimented the bridal gowns perfectly, but still allowed our energetic ‘groom’ Ellot to show off his aerial talent. Blackwell Jewellers of Bexleyheath provided a simple but stylish diamond solitaire along with gold bands which sat elegantly nestled within a bespoke leather ring cushion from Icastica.
Linking every aspect of the concept, the striking (and delicious) cake by Danielle at Bespoke Bakes cleverly brought together all elements and colours, whilst offering an array of unusual textures and decorative finishes – the hand-crafted sugar flowers cascaded down the five differently styled tiers forming a truly stunning centrepiece.