In the Press | An Elegant City Chic Wedding Shoot


[All Images: ©NoraPhotography]

This isn’t quite Christmassy, I know but I’ve been looking forward to sharing this styled shoot on here – one, we worked on back in April this year which got featured on both Wedding Magazine (October edition) and B.Loved Blog this autumn! I’ve obviously had to wait till after we secured those features to reveal any of it to you ;)

Styled and directed by my dear friend and wedding planner Elisabetta of Linen & Silk Weddings, this shoot encapsulates all the chicness you find in a über glamorous city wedding. It infuses a lot of monochrome vibes, clean lines with bright colours and rich copper hues to bring you a harmonised combination of both masculine and feminine elements…..reflecting both your modern-day bride and groom.

My role in this shoot was to design and create all the stationery elements and key installation pieces that involved a lot of hand-lettering…which y’all know by now, is what I LOOOOOOVE especially when they involve big backdrop pieces.





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[All Images: ©NoraPhotography]

So what do you think? Don’t you just fancy a bit of monochrome love and all that copper jazz now!? I love how it oozes luxury but without it being all OTT! I think it would be perfect for New Year coming to think of it! :)

As always, it’s been freaking amazing working alongside some of the most super talented folk in the wedding industry so I do urge you guys to check them out if you’ve got a wedding on the horizon that needs planning. Oh and before I forget, here’s a beautiful little video of us working hard behind the scenes of this shoot, thanks to Edgar of Wedding Films London. Happy Monday!



Planning and styling: Elisabetta White, Linen and Silk Weddings:
Videographer: Edgar Vs, Wedding Films London:
Photography: Nora Photography:
Stationery & installation design: Made By Molu:
Flowers: Bluesky Flowers:
Cake designer: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium:
Makeup: Ana Ospina Makeup:
Hair stylist: Natanja Fleckenstein:
Jewellery: Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery
Venue: Il Bottaccio:
Crockery: Amara:
Bridal gowns: Vera Wang – Zoro, Switzerland:
Shoes: Lele Pyp:
Furniture: Great Hire:
Model (bride): Rosie Meckiff Mengel
Model (groom): Ryan John Clarke

[Sneak Peek] An east london wedding full of DIY goodness!


Oh don’t you love weddings at summertime when everything feels so colourful and bright? :)

Last Saturday, I got to assist the lovely Elisabetta (wedding planner extraordinaire and blogger of Linen & Silk Weddings) on my first ever ‘real wedding’ in London. Having only designed and styled our wedding, and assisted a couple of friends with theirs, this was an exciting chance to go behind the scenes and actually help set up on the very day of the wedding, of people I had no personal connection with! And, by working alongside Elisabetta again was not only fun but this time, it meant that I got to see the ‘big day’ through the eyes of a planner and coordinator; which for me, was incredibly invaluable having only ‘seen it’ as a bride or a wedding guest :) I got a great insight on how efficiently things need to run on the day….what is in essence, a military-style operation to ensure that the day ran as seamlessly as possible for the Bride and Groom and their families. It’s not an easy task (especially when you’re on the go for 10-12hours) and the reason why I appreciate wedding planners even more, because in all honesty….however much you plan and DIY, they are the glue that hold everything together on your special day! :)

Anyway, what I loved most about this funky East London summer wedding were all the unique and personal touches the couple added to their big day; from pinwheels to pom poms, alternative ‘records’ guestbooks to photo-backdrops, outdoor barbecues to ‘pick n mix’ sweet table…and much more. While it may not be to everyone’s style, it’s the going against all traditions and norms to turn a budget wedding into something truly special that I find most admirable. And as a DIY-er myself, I totally applaud the lengths they went to for that and was only too glad to have helped bring all those elements together on the day.

So on that note, here’s a few behind-the-scene photos I took that give you a teeny glimpse of the pinwheel backdrop I worked on (seriously – give me paper pinwheels ANY day and I’ll be one happy woman!!!) and a few other DIY elements I mentioned about.Pretty funky right?