How to Style a Loft Space Wedding Venue

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Images by Maxeen Kim Photography.

I have a major crush on loft style spaces so when I came across the JJ Studios portfolio back in 2015 I knew I had to have them in our collection. More than that, I knew I had to shoot in one of their spaces.

Tropics in the City was born and we chose Wimbourne House as our base. It’s still one of my favourite shoots we’ve worked on – bold, bright and sexy it shows you how to add the current trend of brights and greenery to a wedding. But today isn’t about this shoot or this look, it’s about showing you how versatile a blank canvas space can be – in particular Wimbourne House.

Wimbourne House is home to one of London’s premiere photographic studios, located in Shoreditch. When I first visited, I knew this space was something very special indeed – a blank canvas London wedding venue like no other.

Back in November I attended The Hub held at Wimbourne House, a fabulous day for wedding entrepreneurs to gather, learn and meet. It’s always such an honour to be invited to this event and the lady behind it, Kiki-Sunshine Boonwaat, is just an all-round beautiful person.

Kiki had curated an incredible team of suppliers to style the space for the day – rather similar to a wedding set up there was an area for the speakers to address the audience (ceremony!), a gorgeous gathering of trestle tables for our delicious lunch (wedding breakfast!) and even a little spot for photos and chilling (party!).

The colours, florals and overall vibe were completely different to how we used the space and I was utterly smitten with it all. Delicate, pretty and soft, the palettes worked perfectly with the rawness of the venue.

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The Aussie Bridal Salon #THHBRIDALSALON

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Image courtesy of Cathleen Jia.

Bo & Luca, Cathleen Jia and Nevenka – all bridal designers, all coming to London for an exclusive event with Knot & Pop and Town Hall Hotel. Got your attention…? I thought so.

These directional and much coveted Australian bridal designers will be welcomed to London this March 2017, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th.

To spotlight the Australian connection and wealth of talented designers not readily available in the UK (yet), the London-based Wedding Planners Knot & Pop have devised a pop-up salon at the Town Hall Hotel to allow UK brides the chance to shop never-before-stocked Australian labels.

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The designers

Bo & Luca

Bo & Luca brings together intricate artisanal skill and a boho sensibility for a collection that has amassed a global following. Based in Sydney, the brand conjures a mood of glamorous yesteryears, instinctual style and timeless appeal.

Cathleen Jia

Cathleen Jia is based in Melbourne and is famed for her signature vintage-inspired gowns and head pieces. Her designs unify classic with contemporary to create an ever-lasting style.

Nevenka

Nevenka is a luxury Melbourne based fashion house, specialising in both custom made and ready-to-wear collections that take inspiration from the designer’s Eastern European heritage. Perfect for the alternative and style-savvy bride, Nevenka designs speak of effortlessly bohemian appeal with a contemporary twist.

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Nothing Compares: A Unique & Individual Venue

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Images by Adam Wilkinson Photography.

The Arches @ Dean Clough is a unique and individual wedding venue, nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire. Part of the historic Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, The Arches @ Dean Clough was launched as a wedding venue in 2016 and has fast become renowned for its flexibility and professional but relaxed approach to creating unique, bespoke and exclusive weddings with fabulous food.

The Arches is co-owned by Tony Watkins, owner of the fantastic Eat Me – Drink Me caterers and events expert Jamie Horsley and weddings are exclusively promoted and coordinated by Mode for…Events, directed by Tabby Kerwin.

Tabby commented: “I truly believe that every couple should have an individual and bespoke wedding and The Arches @ Dean Clough is a dream as it offers an incomparable venue. Totally unique in the region, not only does it offer natural beauty with stone floors, vaulted brick ceilings, beautiful windows and cast iron pillars, it offers a completely blank canvas which allows us to help brides and grooms create their own special day. It brings city chic and urban into the heart of Yorkshire.”

Tabby continued: “Individuality and uniqueness is my whole ethos with weddings and events and since we launched last year, everything we have done at The Arches has reflected this. Even our recent wedding fair.”

Mode for…Events has organised wedding fairs at The Arches @ Dean Clough since its launch and even they come with a unique twist. No sterile, formal rows of exhibitors, but a real-life experience with a relaxed atmosphere and a recreation of a real wedding are what visiting couples can expect.

At the end of 2016, Tabby took this concept one step further and hosted a live photoshoot on the same day as the Autumn wedding fair.

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Whistles Launch First Wedding Collection

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Images by Julie Michaelsen Photography.

If you follow any of my lifestyle posts over on B.LOVED then you’ll know I spend far too much time and money in Whistles.

When I heard that this particular brand were launching their first wedding collection, I may have been just a bit too excited. I sadly couldn’t attend the recent Press Day (I was gallivanting in a wood taking photos for a new venue!) but the gorgeous Julie Michaelsen Photography popped by to capture the pretty.

Whistles:

“Designed for the modern bride, Whistles Wedding will comprise of seven limited pieces in a range of versatile silhouettes including stepped hems, strapless, contemporary one shoulder and a refined high neck dress alongside a timeless jumpsuit.

Adorned in beautiful fabrics; delicate lace, organza jacquard, embroidered tulle and luxurious silk, and featuring internally boned bodices, each style is elegantly designed with subtle detailing including; scalloped edges, detachable trains, modem ruffles and finished with beautifully tied feminine back details…”

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Royal Horticultural Halls Wedding Showcase

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Images courtesy of Royal Horticultural Halls.

Are you newly engaged…? Is getting married in London your dream, but you don’t know where to start planning…? If the answer to both these questions is unquestionably yes, then we’ve got some good news! To illustrate the full potential of Lindley Hall as a wedding venue, Royal Horticultural Halls will be hosting a showcase event this autumn designed to help you get ready for your big day!

The Royal Horticultural Halls Wedding Showcase Event

The Royal Horticultural Halls’ sparkling wedding showcase event is taking place on Saturday 1st October, from 11am to 5pm, and entry is absolutely free. Visitors will get the chance to experience demonstrations of lighting, draping, furniture and floral designs that are designed to provide inspiration for brides and grooms to be.

In addition to being able to explore the venue and its facilities, guests will have the chance to talk to their events team and suppliers. As such, you will get the opportunity to ask them questions and conduct thorough research into all the options that they can make available for your special day.

The North Annexe of the Hall will also be dressed as a night garden, plus a cocktail bar and various dining table arrangements will be set up to present an impression of what the venue looks like once wedding celebrations get into full swing!

A Beautiful, Versatile Wedding Venue in Central London

Located in the heart of London, within walking distance of Victoria Station and just a short drive from many of the capital’s most prestigious hotels, The Lindley Hall at Royal Horticultural Halls is perfect for hosting spectacular, grand-scale weddings.

Offering 875 square meters of customisable space, capacity for up to 450 guests, state-of-the-art light and sound systems, and a wide-range of on-site facilities, the Hall can be fully customised to meet whatever your heart desires. Meanwhile, the venue’s Edwardian features and stunning glass-vaulted ceiling offer the ideal backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

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