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There is so much chic and sophistication oozing from today’s shoot that it actually made my jaw drop a little when I was putting the feature together (and I promise that’s not just because of the beautiful models showcasing the look). What’s even better is that it proves that chic and sophisticated doesn’t understated muted tones. Or bold deep shades of plum, grey and black. It shows that chic can mean colourful, beautiful vibrant colours.  Oh, and it’s the perfect choice to celebrate our Editor Louise’s birthday today – Happy Birthday lovely!

It presents a style that is totally achievable in your own big day, whether you chose to pick up some of the sassy city style or the colour pops! Luckily for you Elisabetta from Linen & Silk, who styled the divine look, is here to tell us how she achieved it (and you can hear more from here in the video by Wedding Films London above) Here’s some chic & colourful city  wedding inspiration that you won’t be forgetting in a hurry…


This vibrant shoot was held at Il Bottaccio, a venue in London perfect for a modern couple with an appreciation for elegance. We worked with a white colour base with accents of black, pink and metallic copper, and brought together feminine and masculine touches by mixing the soft lines of flowers like roses, peonies and foliage created by Bluesky Flowers, with more linear lines of sans serif fonts, stripes and geometric installations by designer, Molu Designs

The photographer for this shoot is Nora Photography, a Swiss-based destination wedding photographer with a very clean, modern and romantic approach. 

We had dresses by Vera Wang (via Zoro Boutique, Switzerland) and non-bridal gold jewellery with semi-precious stones by up and coming jeweller Carrie Elizabeth. For this shoot we went for two very different, yet modern and vibrant bridal looks.  The first was a very sassy look with a chiffon dress and bright, youthful make up by Ana Ospina balanced by a soft up-do by Natanja Fleckenstein.  The second was a city chic look – a mermaid dress, with a deep make up and a sleek hair up-do.  Both looks were complemented by gorgeous shoes by Lele Pyp.

Cake designer Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium interpreted the spirit of the shoot by creating two stunning cakes, both with a copper base, and yet, both very different. The first, very colourful, embraces the sassy and youthful side of our couple; while the second, much more linear and classic, brings out their more elegant side.

To complete the reception styling, we enlisted the help of Amara that provided the most exquisite plates, cutlery (black steel… stunning and perfect for this minimal look!) and candles, and Great Hire – their white table and white Victoria Ghost chairs were spot on and injected a touch modernity to the 200 years old Grand Gallery of Il Bottaccio


Emma K

I’m Emma, co-founder and editor of where I dedicate much of my time to encouraging people to live life to the full and say ‘yes’ a little more. But with a background in weddings (waitressing since I was 12 years old for my Mum’s catering business, and dabbling in wedding blogging), I am delighted to find a second home here at BLOVED

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