Traditional wedding inspiration with a modern twist
Stunning peachy and autumnal tones for a rich and earthy colour palette. This wedding photoshoot from Dulwich College has exquisite wedding dresses and stunning stationery with opulent florals – it’s everything, and we LOVE it!
Dulwich College wedding suppliers
Dress designer https://tatianaporembova.co.uk
Hair accessories www.elsaroseboutique.com
Hair stylist @haircreatedbysophie
Models @_sant.12 @crystalkhanmodel @super_girls_just_fly @elliotrr
End-of-summer weddings are probably the best. Colours are turning rustic, temperatures are pleasingly mild and one of the most iconic wedding venues, Dulwich College is a still oasis of calm in south east London.
‘When old meets new’ was a perfect theme for our autumnal wedding romance photoshoot set in the college grounds, a beautiful and traditional venue with old wooden décor, grand ambiance and unique features. We couldn’t help but be seduced by its charm, which we combined with modern ideas, that would honour wedding couples’ individuality as well as talents of British wedding vendors.
So, we wanted to create just that; traditional with modern twist. Most importantly, we paid tribute to locally sourced wedding suppliers and inspirational handmade products.
It’s often smaller, independent wedding businesses, with talent and passion, who give their best throughout the wedding planning experience to ensure couples feel listened to and involved. The outcome was a wonderful and quintessentially English wedding, far from the cookie cutter formula.
Venues steeped in history and traditions will always have an undeniable appeal to wedding couples as it provides a unique and striking backdrop to mark their special occasion.
Whilst located in London, Dulwich College still has the feel of the countryside with its leafy grounds and just as impressive interior. It offers a selection of spaces, pleasing even the most decerning couples searching for a unique and modern experience.
We were spoilt for choices from Great Hall’s with its grand windows, the Pavilion with views over the grounds, and probably our favourite the Old Library.
There are some other elements that couples have full control over, including the personal choice of employing small, independent vendors. From a bespoke wedding dresses, local florist, handmade beautiful stationery, personalised accessories and so on.
We dressed our venue in the most colourful, breathtaking seasonal flowers and greenery supplied by a local company Urban Flower Farmer. They are truly dedicated to a greener way of working, championing the use of sustainable flowers for weddings by growing their own and using British growers.
Our brides wore beautiful bespoke wedding dresses designed and made in south west London by Tatiana Porembova from Couture Bridal Studio, home to exquisite wedding gowns. Tatiana’s personal approach and passion for craftsmanship has been perfected over 15 years, creating the best there is in bridal wear.
With a bride gorgeously dressed, accessories are important to complete the perfect look. Elsa Rose Boutique handmade hair accessories are true work of art, delicately detailed and fully bespoke to suit your hair type, dress and personal style.
The invite is often the first wedding article your guests will receive and the ‘thank you’ note might be the last, so stationery must not be underestimated. 33 Pixels suppled our beautiful bespoke stationery and digital designs, items that will really ‘wow’ your guests and making those important final touches.
Keeping the ceremony personal and less structured has become a strong trend for many couples who are looking to give the wedding their own unique flavour. Amanda’s Beautiful Ceremonies offers just this. She is a modern, quirky celebrant who will create unforgettable ceremonies without limits, saying everything about you as a couple.
Over the years, weddings have changed, reflecting new trends and new circumstances but one thing remains untouched by time. Weddings are a celebration of love. Love for another human being and now perhaps more than ever it can be extended to include love for sustainable, locally made and sourced.