Heritage Meets Modern Wedding Photoshoot

February, 2020

Bride and groom surrounded by flowers at the Trafalgar St James Hotel. The bridal gown is decorated with beaded flowers around the neckline.
Bride and groom surrounded by flowers at the Trafalgar St James Hotel. The bridal gown is decorated with beaded flowers around the neckline.

The Trafalgar St James was the venue for a ‘heritage meets modern’ wedding theme photoshoot featured in Your and Your Wedding magazine in October 2019.

A team of talented wedding suppliers contributed to the shoot that was styled by Sophie Griffiths at Idyllic Days and photographed by Courage and Dash.

The rooftop terrace has a minimalistic feel with views of the iconic London skyline while the interior design is subtlety inspired by the Art Deco period.

Iconic London skyline as seen from the rooftop terrace
Iconic London skyline as seen from the rooftop terrace
Foliage cascades over the wedding table.
Foliage cascades over the wedding table.

A vintage twist was created with classic objects such as antique candle holders, brass drinks trolley and gold rimmed wine glasses and plates.

Wedding place setting in gold, black and white
Wedding place setting in gold, black and white
Vintage drinks trolly decorated with foliage
Vintage drinks trolly decorated with leaves and flowers

Iris and Co. created the wonderful flower and foliage arrangements including a beautiful bouquet for the bride and draping across the 19th century French style, double seated sofa.

Bridal bouquet with brightly coloured flowers
Bridal bouquet with brightly coloured flowers

The flowers were a mixture of brightly coloured roses, subtlety coloured lilies and green plants of eucalyptus, ivy and asparagus fern. The flowers supply pops of bold colours to the otherwise mellow palette.

Wedding vows on the terrace with Trafalgar Square in the background.
Wedding vows on the terrace with Trafalgar Square in the background.

The bride is styled in a white dress decorated with beaded flowers around the neckline by Jenny Packham with shoes by Emmy London.

Purple Sapphire Engagement Ring

London Victorian Ring Co’s Natural Purple Sapphire Engagement Ring in the Art Deco Style was the perfect ring to adorn her. The lively purple sapphire weighs 1.75 carat and is set in an octagonal cluster of sixteen round diamonds. A further six diamonds are set into the shoulders of the platinum band.

The purple sapphire engagement ring is worn by the bride.
The purple sapphire engagement ring is worn by the bride.
The bride applies the finishing touches before the wedding
The bride applies the finishing touches before the wedding.

Overall the concept of combining the design of the venue with vintage components and floral arrangements worked out effortlessly.

Credits:
Design & styling idyllicdays.com
Photography courageanddash.com
Venue trafalgarstjames.com
Flowers irisandco.com
Jewellery & ring box london-victorian-ring.com
Hair jennybaldinghairstylist.com
Make-up makeupbybobbieforbes.com
Bride’s dress jennypackham.com
Bride’s shoes emmylondon.com
Hair accessories clarelloyd.co.uk
Veil ashleywildbridal.co.uk
Cape bespokeveils.co.uk
Cake ellarosecakes.com
Calligraphy & stationery thelovelylittledetails.co.uk
Silk ribbons @silkandpurl
Candles ester-erik.dk
Tableware couvert.co.uk
Linens just4linen.co.uk