An urban and edgy bridal shoot in Herefordshire

05 Jul 2016

Wood, metallic colours and vibrant graffiti united to create an urban backdrop for this grungy bridal shoot from Couture Events

Creating something out of nothing, this urban bridal shoot showcased how an empty space can become something unique and personal. Shot in an industrial warehouse, the team of suppliers from Herefordshire harnessed the beauty of a blank canvas to capture the concept in its entirety.

Jo and Ellis of Couture Events tell us more about their debut shoot, entitled 'A Wicked & Wonderful Industrial Wedding Shoot'.

How did you set up the overall theme of the shoot?

We definitely wanted to use some graffiti in our set-up and being in a warehouse, with structured white concrete blocks, this was our first mission. So we found a local street artist to come down to the industrial unit and graffiti ‘Forever Together’ on the wall. It's not your traditional centrepiece at a wedding venue by any means, but the colours added some vibrant edge and the bride and groom looked amazing in front of it in all the photos.

Using old wooden pallets stacked to create a wall bedecked with greenery and lighting, we created an organic and charming backdrop. Old copper piping was turned into ornate candelabras, discarded metal grids were used to hang guests’ names at the entrance, while bottles and tin cans were up-cycled to hold flowers and candles - adding delicate detail to the cable wire reels and wooden tables.

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Along with mis-matched vintage chairs, we made copper hula hoops hanging from the walls, and plenty of gold and greenery, the final result is a beautifully refreshing take on a classic wedding set-up. 

With the cake, we wanted to pull together all the elements of the shoot and that is exactly what Mrs Mos Delicios did by creating a wooden tier and a copper top tier with some gentle graffiti in the middle.

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What did you choose for the flower arrangements?
 

Our florist did an amazing bouquet which simply spoke for itself without fighting against any of the other elements, keeping with the greenery and using ivory flowers. We used foliage throughout - including the lampshades which hung from above and over the table - and not to forget the groom's contemporary buttonhole.

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What kind of look did you want to achieve with the hair and make-up?

Hair and make-up was completed by sister duo Rebecca Carwardine and Keri Oldaker who work together really well to complement each other's work. They created a strong look on the bride's make-up, with purple lips, and even adding a subtle pink tone to the bridesmaid's hair.

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How did you tie it all together?
 

Colin, our photographer, captured everything and more in this shoot and we loved working with him.The beauty of this photo shoot is that it all the aspects are not supposed to work for a wedding (tattoos, graffiti, pink hair, purple lips, leather jackets over wedding dresses, old unused up-cycled items). But, like the very best relationships, it comes together to create something distinctly original that shines with authenticity and character - which certainly shows in the photography.

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Get the look:

Art Design & Styling: Couture Events, www.coutureevents15.co.uk
Hair: Rebecca Carwardine, www.rebeccahair.co.uk
Make-Up: Keri Oldaker, www.kerioldaker.co.uk
Photography:  Colin Nicholls, www.colinnichollsphotography.com
Dresses: Ashton Rose, www.ashtonrosebridalcentre.com
Suit: Bill Child Formal Wear, www.billchildformalwear.co.uk
Flowers: Issy & Bella, www.issyandbella.co.uk
Cake: Mrs Mo delicios, www.facebook.com/Mrs-Mos-Delicios-235899759801967
Wooden Tables: Burgoynes Marquees, www.facebook.com/BurgoynesMarquees
Graffiti Artist: Mateusz
Models: Liam Herbert and Sophia Raptis 

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Caroline 05 August 2016
Beautiful, modern photographs. Really inspiring for a new look for weddings!

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