Contemporary Wedding Inspiration with an Architectural Twist

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Anushe Low photography

Who is ready for something extraordinarily unique? That shows a few out of the box wedding ideas and, put together at  Trinity Laban in London, England.
Using architecture and origami for inspiration, Always Andri Wedding Design put together a one-of-a-kind photo shoot perfect for the modern bride. Beautiful florals, dramatic gowns and origami decor compliment the architectural building and vibrant murals of the location beautifully. Don't miss a single detail from this contemporary wedding inspiration with an architectural twist by visiting the full gallery here, all breathtakingly photographed by the talented Anushé Low.

necklace by Melanie Eddy

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pink and white wedding stationary by Eagle Eyed Bride

From Anushé Low:We wanted to create a styled wedding shoot with a contemporary and fresh feel for the urban bride. The main inspiration was Architecture and Origami and wanted this to run through all the elements of the styling.

For the the venue, we choose the award winning building ‘Laban' in South East London. The main double-height hall, various studios and landscaped outdoor area at this contemporary dance centre are used for a limited number of weddings per year. We loved the vibrant colours, clean lines and contemporary mural backdrop by artist Michael Craig-Martin.

rose and succulent bouquet by Blue Sky Flowers

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white rose wedding bouquet by

textured wedding gown from Morgan Davies Bridal

The dresses were from a selection of designers at Morgan Davies Bridal. They ranged from a dramatic piece by Jasper Garvida with textured embellishments to the softer tulle layered pieces evoking folding and origami. The bold facetted and angular gold and silver jewellery pieces were provided by Melanie Eddy.

Liz of Blue Sky Flowers created stunning bouquets using soft pinks and greens to match with the colours of the venue. 

Makeup artist to the stars Mariam Jensen airbrushed the models with Temptu S/B to give them a flawless, radiant finish. Those at home can try a product like Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation to give a similar glowing finish. The focus of the makeup was defined eyes, using kohl pencils to smudge and define the gorgeous eye shapes of both the models. Mariam really likes the Jemma Kidd Define Stay-Put Eye Liner which defines the eyes easily and is also waterproof. The look is very fresh, yet also sexy – perfect for a wedding day look!

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origami escort card ideas

Liz of Blue Sky Flowers also created a theatrical centrepiece inspired by the Japanese art of Ikebana, and used succulents throughout to give the flowers a contemporary look. The paper goods including the chic stationery, pretty paper nests, kite menus and ‘hanging’ table plan decorated with paper cone flowers were created by brand new vendor Eagle Eyed Bride. The dresses provided the inspiration for the cakes which mimicked the layering and folds and were crafted by the talented Ceri at Olofson Design.

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Hair-stylist Davide Barbieri of Corvino Hair prepped the models hair with Bumble and Bumble Prep to give moisture to the hair and L’oreal tecni art mousse force 3 to give fullness and body to the hair. To do the top knot up do he used a hairpiece from Hairaisers wrapped around the pony tail. Davide finished the styles with L’oreal crystal gloss to create shine and Bumble and Bumble Classic hairspray to fix the style in place.

The whole shoot was beautifully sourced and coordinated by wedding planner Andri of Always Andri Wedding Design. The fabulous giant props including the ceremony arch, hearts and hanging paper cranes displayed in the main hall at Laban were created by another new talented supplier called Scene-Setter.

floral centerpiece by Blue Sky Flowers

origami wedding menu and favor ideas

modern tablescape ideas

table decor ideas

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We are absolutely head over heels for the subtle yet stunning details of these wedding cakes by Olofson Design! With each displaying a different texture and decoration these cakes make a statement on their own, but all together they are, quite simply, show-stopping.

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textured white and succulent wedding cake by Olofson Design

white and pink wedding cake by Olofson Design

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white origami wedding cake by Olofson Design

Check out the video from the talented Adrian of The Dream Catchers below for behind-the-scenes footage of this contemporary wedding inspiration with an architectural twist.

https://vimeo.com/41083280

ServiceVendor
PhotographerAnushé Low
Event DesignerAlways Andri Wedding Design
VenueTrinity Laban
MakeupMariam Jensen
HairCorvino Hair
CakeOlofson Design
CinematographyThe Dream Catchers
Dress DesignerJasper Garvida
Dress ShopMorgan Davies Bridal
FlowersBlue Sky Flowers
JewelryMelanie Eddy
StationeryEagle Eyed Bride
Prop or Furniture RentalsScene-Setter