Your wedding can have luxe styling, romantic florals and pretty details even with a more industrial, city backdrop. There’s something I really love about contrasting an urban setting with feminine decor, and today’s styled shoot is simply fabulous.

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This styled shoot was inspired by the growing trend in urban feel weddings in London but with brides wanting to maintain that luxurious and stylish feel. Watercolour touches added softness to the industrial surroundings of Drake and Morgan at Kings Cross through the use of silk linens, stunning stationery and a beautifully water colour painted cake.


It’s hugely important to me that the English Wedding Blog isn’t bossy; I’ll never try to dictate how a wedding ‘should’ look. Every shoot I feature is a suggestion, an inspiration and a collection of ideas to help you style your wedding. Today’s is a perfect example: photographer Aksela curated this lovely styled shoot with minimalism in mind.

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“There’s no need to go overboard on wedding styling if you can choose a few beautiful statement pieces instead.”


A beautiful bride waits at a ruined church for her groom in a deliciously dark and romantic photoshoot from the fashion industry in today’s blog feature. With images by Francesca Granger Photography, this bridal shoot is the creation of make up artist Aria who styled our bride Monika with a romantic and striking bridal look.

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Dresses are from The Hadley Bridal Collection in London. Designer Rebecca creates beautifully designed wedding dresses using the finest materials. Rebecca’s Hertfordshire showroom is an exquisite space showcasing her stunning collection of dresses and bridesmaid outfits together with fabulous accessories including veils and boleros. Today’s hair accessories are by the wonderful Samantha Walden.