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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Gemma Milly Calligraphy Workshop {Millbridge Court – Sunday 26th April 2015}

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Images by Maxeen Kim Photography.

A few weeks back, on a rather romantic weekend in February, I was invited to join a gorgeous group of ladies at the ever-so-charming ‘Chapel’, also known as Miss Bush in Ripley, Surrey. This quirky, cute and really rather divine setting was to be the grand stage for Gemma Milly’s Calligraphy Workshop and gosh was is pretty…

Beautiful gowns surrounding us aside, a table was laid with shimmering chevron sequins courtesy of Gilded Linens, personalised pink place settings and the prettiest of tulips and anemones – all thanks to The Wedding Stylist. I must also mention the perfectly placed corner of sweet treats by Honeywell Bakes & A Cup of Vintage, I had my eye on the cupcakes!

Calligraphy is a love, you may have noticed we use the odd touch here and there! So when the opportunity came up to put it all into practice, well I jumped at the chance. Gemma is offering these workshops to everyone – from Brides-to-be wanting to add a bit of DIY into their wedding planning, to Brides & Maids looking for a pretty yet practical activity for an alternative hen party, through to wedding industry pros wanting to perfect the art.

It’s with great excitement that I can announce one of the next workshops will be held on Sunday 26th April at our very own Millbridge Court – a beautifully contemporary barn in the village of Frensham, Surrey.

The Need to Know…

  • Each three-hour workshop is designed for beginners and will introduce everyone to copperplate calligraphy.
  • Refreshments, of a rather glamorous nature, are included.
  • Everyone will take home a goody bag containing all the class materials plus private contact details for follow up questions or queries.
  • Numbers are limited and tickets are available at £120 each.

Tempted…? Take a little look through the fab gallery by Maxeen Kim Photography of our day at Miss Bush and click below to book your own place at Millbridge Court! For London workshops and dates click here!

Gemma Milly Calligraphy Workshops

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