WEDDINGS

City Chic meets Urban Style

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Calling all city brides! If you’re looking to create a stylish wedding in the city with an urban vibe, today’s inspiration shoot from Essex Wedding Beauty and Photography by Tarik has the perfect balance of city chic and raw urban style.  Set in the slick interiors of The Andaz Hotel, and the raw, gritty surrounding streets of Spitalfields, this shoot shows how the contrasts of the city can add character and atmosphere to your wedding photography.

Formally the iconic Great Eastern Hotel, The Andaz occupies a historic building dating back to 1884, providing a stunning London wedding venue of both modern and classic Victorian interiors. Located adjacent to Liverpool Street station, and on the fringes of Shoreditch and Islington, the central London hotel and its surroundings are brimming with creative inspiration.

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A city bride needs a dress she can easily move in to explore her surroundings, take a taxi from ceremony to venue or even navigate public transport!  Gone is the big white dress, and in it’s place a slinky soft gold evening-style dress by Wilden Bride.  In keeping with the city look, her hair is styled in a sophisticated up-do, complimented with a touch of sparkle, the neat low bun in keeping with the modern theme. For a dramatic evening look, her makeup is kept soft and dewy with beautiful big eyes emphasised with a contemporary smokey eye, and oh-so-on-trend nude lips.

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The flowers summed up the urban vibe – the industrial among the elegant.  The Flower Mill created a bouquet that contrasted dense, masculine plants like succulents, scabiosa pods, ferns and kangaroo paw, alongside elegant blooms like orchids and roses using soft, muted colours in warm shades of dark pink and orange, with a soft grey.

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For more inspiration and the story behind the shoot, watch the behind the scenes video by Big Little Productions

Urban Bride from Hakan Ahmet on Vimeo.

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Suppliers:
Hair, Makeup and Styling: Essex Wedding Beauty // Photography: Photography by Tarik // Videography: Big Little Productions // Photography Assistant: Laugh Click Love // Florist: The Flower Mill // Dress: Wilden Bride // Stationery: Elle is for Love // Accessories: Sense of Wonderment // Venue: Andaz Hotel // Models – Rianna Macrae & Mark Amies

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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