Vintage Style In The City at The National Theatre + 06 St Chads Place

WEDDINGS, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Photography by Lisa Jane Photography

Vanessa and Anthony had a memorable ceremony near to where they got engaged at The National Theatre and a relaxed reception at 06 St Chad’s.

Lisa Jane Photography

This is a gorgeous wedding, which has such a beautiful relaxed feel to it. Vanessa’s bridal style is vintage inspired with her stunning antique lace dress and modern vintage shoes. As a Spring wedding it’s so fun to see bright colours used in the floral details in the flowers.

Lovely how they incorporated their story of meeting each other into the day by choosing venues that were near to where their story met, and now they have added more wonderful new memories there too.

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How To Print Fabric – DIY Printing Workshop


We attended a beautiful Autumnul workshop, learning how to print fabric with textile designer Zeena Shah and Papermash at The Town Hall Hotel

Town Hall Hotel Corner Room - How To Print Fabric Workshop with Zeena Shah and PapermashThe workshop was held by the lovely and talented textile designer Zeena Shah and the concept was from her new beautiful book How To Print Fabric. Alongside Zeena, Lynne from the online stationery boutique Papermash was there to help us style our end products at The Town Hall Hotel in East London’s very instagrammable Corner Room location.

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Halfpenny London – Flora Romance Collection

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography & Dresses Halfpenny London

The stunning 2016 collection from British and London based bridal designer, Halfpenny London evokes floral romance with vintage inspired designs for the modern bride. Flattering and luxurious fabrics, intricate detailing and interchangeable elements work for every bride’s personal style. 

Halfpenny London Isobel Skirt & Isobel Corset

I’m sure there are boundless new London Brides out there who are hot on the dress search, so it’s a pleasure to introduce you to Halfpenny London. For those who aren’t yet familiar, designer Kate who is behind the brand, oozes British style with her bridal collections that are vintage inspired for the modern bride.

This is a look at the 2016 Flora Romance Collection and as with all Halfpenny London designs, you can expect utter romance, elegance and sophistication with stunning fabrics, intricate details and modern, feminine styles.

As reported in my Brides The Show fashion roundup, all things floral inspired were seen influencing all aspects of the wedding world, and I for one am a big lover of it.

Inspired by the works of painter John William Waterhouse the collection evokes a floral romantic vibe typical of this impressionist artist. Stunning silk crepe dresses with subtle, intricate embellishment complement the elegant form fitting looks. 

The unique diverse collection weaves modern with vintage, still in keeping with Kate’s signature ‘Brit Cool’ style.

I’ll leave you to pour over the dresses, but do let me know if you have a favourite (tough decision) I’m a little in love with them all.

The collection starts from £2,000 and they also offer made to measure (from £3750) and couture gowns from £5000. For more details or to book an appointment at their beautiful Bloomsbury boutique, visit Halfpenny London.


Stylish Riverside Trinity Buoy Wharf Wedding + Suzanne Neville Dress


Photography by Joanna Brown

Katie and Russell chose riverside warehouse Trinity Buoy Wharf for their venue with it’s maginficent backdrop of the O2 for their celebrations in September last year. With a stunning Suzanne Neville dress and a simple colour palette with fresh florals by Violets & Velvet this is one stylish London wedding. 

Trinity Buoy Wharf Warehouse Wedding London by Joanna Brown Photography
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Otaduy Bridal Comes to London – For the Modern Boho Bride

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography by London Bride / Otaduy

Spanish bridal label Otaduy opened their new showroom in London this month. With white leather jackets, open back dresses and crop tops with skirts, they offer a refreshing and new take on bridal for the modern and boho bride.

London Showroom Otaduy Bridal by London BrideHaving worked in the wedding industry for over 6 years now, it’s such a pleasure to hear about fresh and exciting launches, especially those in London (obvs!). A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the beautiful new showroom of Otaduy, a Spanish bridal design label who have just launched in London.

Having chatted to the very lovely sisters behind the label (at quite some length, they really are lovely), it’s clear Otaduy which started back in 2011, is no ordinary bridal label, and definitely re-inventing the term ‘bridal’. It’s core values are creativity – heavily inspired by music, cinema and art – and as such this is an indie brand for brides with personality who want to feel like themselves on their wedding day.

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