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London urban wedding shoot inspired by modern tribal design

The inspiration for this shoot stemmed from the notion that we all have our own tribe, and in London that is our own urban tribe, which thrives on a urban wedding beauty!  Taking inspiration from the bold colours and geometric patterns steeped through tribal influences really came to life with shoot as we celebrated the fun of colour against the urban warehouse style of Brixton East.

 

Bright wedding flowers, geometric tribal urban wedding tablescape. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

Be Bright and Bold 

The colour palette was driven by bold and bright with blues and greens being the main theme throughout the shoot.  Ananya Cards created vibrant stationery utilising geometric patterns to bring the tribal feel which was then carried through with subtle embossing on the napkins and the chevron table runner.   The backs of the chairs were completed with dream catchers created by Soiree Stylists.

 

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It’s All About The Flowers

Who said an urban wedding had to be industrial and cold?!  The flowers carried on the bold and beautiful theme with Emma Soulsby Flowers creating a stunning hanging floral arrangement suspended above the table, the greenery was dotted with bright blooms which filled the room with an amazing scent.  Smaller arrangements were placed down the centre of the table to offset the bright tableware and were mimicked on the gold and glass cake trolley.  Our bride’s bouquet was elegantly wild with a delicate mix of greenery and blooms, all beautifully tied up with silk ribbon by Kate Cullen

 

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A Stunning Geometric Wedding Cake

The cake crafted by GC Couture had hand crafted dream-catcher designs with gold threading and was finished off with a blue and green geometric icing band around each layer.  The move away from the traditional round wedding cake and creating something with more angular features but still elegant is just what our urban wedding loving couple is looking for!

 

Geometric wedding cake with tribal designs. London urban wedding. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyGeometric wedding cake with tribal designs. London urban wedding. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

The Bridal Details

Bridal details are key to our style conscious bride so handmade hair accessories and jewellery were created by Beverly Edmondson and were the perfect accompaniment to the gorgeous and modern bridal separated created by Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture.  The first look was a flowing tulle skirt with a high necked halter style top with gold neck lace detail.  The second look was a more refined sleek look with a sculpted bodice and a puddle train.

 

Boho wedding dress and geometric ceremony backdrop in a London urban wedding. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyBoho wedding dress and geometric ceremony backdrop in a London urban wedding. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

Boho wedding dress and geometric ceremony backdrop in a London urban wedding. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyBoho wedding dress and geometric ceremony backdrop in a London urban wedding. Images by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

This shoot has been featured not only in Perfect Wedding Magazine but on the gorgeous B.Loved too and has been much loved so hopefully this isn’t the last we’ll see of it!

And of course a shoot like this can’t be pulled together without an epic team:

Photography: yours truly AKP // Stylists + Planners: Carmela Weddings // Venue: Brixton East 1871 // Hair: Glam by Mali // Makeup: Makeupology // Florist:Emma Soulsby Flowers // Wedding Dresses: Kate Edmonsdon Bridal // Shoes, Hair pieces and jewellery: Beverley Edmondson Millinery // Stationery: Ananya Cards // Crockery + Cultlery: Classic Crockery // Model: Lara // Decor: Things By Laura // Cake: GC Couture // Dream Catchers: Soiree Stylists // Tables + Charis: Wedhead // Ribbon on Bouquet: Kate Cullen Styling

Until next time,

Amanda x

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