Contemporary Green & White Styled Shoot
Today’s fresh and contemporary styled shoot from Kate Nielen Photography and Jemma- Jade Events provides a little light relief from the warm and cosy autumnal inspiration we’ve been sharing lately. Inspired by the light, white interiors of One Horseguards, the newest addition to One Event’s stunning wedding venue portfolio, this talented team of London-based wedding suppliers used a bright canvas of white with a neutral palette of greens, taupe and grey to create this modern, yet still romantic, inspiration. I love the balance of detail with minimalism, providing beautiful inspiration for all you modern brides looking for a touch of pretty.
One Horse Guards, a Grade II listed building situated near Whitehall, is the ideal setting for a wedding, with its high ceilings, natural light and freshly painted white walls. Our concept was neutrals, as we really wanted to show off the light, bright and airy space within the venue using a colour palette of green, white and cream, providing a refreshingly relaxed look.
The centre piece to the whole shoot was the top table, set in front of the gorgeous high windows providing a backdrop of-natural light. We used the delicate, white taffeta linen from Over the Top Rentals, as a base upon which we were able to paint our designs. The tableware was provided by Amara, and really added to the style we were creating. Christian Lacroix porcelain charger plates helped to create a fabulous and opulent table setting.
The flowers were created by the talented Okishima & Simmonds. The concept has a simple, elegant and natural feel, in keeping with surroundings. They used hops, olive branches, white roses, dahlias, amaranthus, dill, astrantia, brachyglottis ‘otari cloud’, hydrangea, berried eucalyptus and astilbe. All of these delicate flowers allowed us to create a real dreamy effect for this shoot. We decided to add a bit of fun with the balloons with real floral strings.
The dessert table was created by, Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. With the bright and white table came the bright and white cakes, with white floral patterns and white ribbon to make it extra feminine. The beautiful stationery was designed by the wonderful Anna Mallie Design, whose bespoke and customisable stationery designs are sold in her Etsy shop. We customised an existing design and printed ourselves using the ready-to-print files sent to us by Anna.
We had two exquisite bridal dresses, the first was designed by the gifted Italian designer, Federica Bruno, a flowing floral dress that went perfectly with Elizabeth’s cake design. With this we combined the delicate jewellery of Olivier Laudus. The hair was styled by Katy Richards. We decided to have an up-do of a low bun with a plait at the side. This look was elegant but fun with a modern twist using the plait and beautiful floral hairpiece by Olivier Laudus. Amanda White, one of my personal- favourite make-up artists, worked on our model’s face. We wanted a fresh natural looking face with light tones of blusher accentuating her strong cheekbones, and a nude colour lipstick.
The second dress was by the artistic Alfred Angelo, so feminine and striking in satin chiffon with a draped sweetheart neckline and an asymmetrically draped low waist. It had an A-line skirt, straps and a full sheer back, beaded & crystallized throughout making fantastic shots. This was finished of with a Chapel length train. Katy Richards fashioned a sweeping to the side hairstyle teamed with a floral headband by Olivier Laudus. I was particularly fond of this hairstyle due to its girly and soft look.