Copper and succulents for a Refinery wedding with Amanda Karen Photography Essex (18)

Our pages are so often filled with soft, feminine styling ideas and fabulous floral-filled stately home weddings. My heart is equally drawn to urban celebrations with a quirky or chic aesthetic, and today’s shoot from lovely Amanda Karen Photography combines the best of both worlds with a fabulous floral curtain and sleek, copper styling touches.

The Refinery by Drake and Morgan is such a brilliant venue: in Regent’s Place, central London, and with a cool and urban interior, it works perfectly for this industrial luxe wedding style, brought together by Carmela weddings.

Copper and succulents for a Refinery wedding with Amanda Karen Photography Essex (7)

I like to think the role of wedding blogs is to mix things up a little. While there are always key themes for any wedding season, it’s nice to throw something wonderfully, excitingly different into the mix from time to time. So when lovely Helen from Pudding Bridge showed me this glorious shoot with dusky blues and peach blooms I simply had to share it with you! Images are by James Green Photographer – a full supplier list is at the end of the feature.

Summer wedding styling ideas with a twist by Pudding Bridge. Image credit James Green Photography (10)

On the 19th of July we’re planning something pretty special up here in the English Lakes, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

You know all the styled shoots we feature on the blog?

Would you like to be in one of our shoots?

We will need you – and we mean BOTH of you (gotta have your guy to hold onto, right?) on the 19th of July, from 9am until possibly 10pm.

You will be made even more beautiful than you already are, dressed in something fabulous, and taken to the most romantic and beautiful locations we can find for a photoshoot or two.