Good wedding editorial can be either aspirational or inspirational – the latter, usually delivering relatable and achievable styling ideas and suggestions that can be replicated on your own wedding day.
It’s with this in mind that we share this particular set of images with you today. Captured at Fulham Palace, a grand, historic building and wedding venue located on the banks of the River Thames, the editorial team, which involved two Love My Dress recommended suppliers; Blue Sky Flowers and Morgan Davies Bridal, set out to create an intimate wedding setting with effortless, pretty and elegant detail focussed around flowers and fashion.
Words from Caroline of Caroline Siân Weddings & Events, who styled these images, follow. Enjoy!
Location & Vision
The aim of this editorial shoot was to create the story of a couple who wanted an intimate London wedding, styled with natural florals balanced with a contemporary feel.
Fulham Palace in London was chosen as the venue. Better known for hosting larger weddings in their marquee the venue also offers beautiful intimate spaces which suited our couple’s day perfectly.
It presents a distinct blend of beautiful grounds with a central London location whilst also being convenient for international guests.
Statement Floral Arch
Working with Liz, of Blue Sky Flowers, I started with a desire to create a statement arch in the Palace’s stunning courtyard.
This would be an impressive first impression for guests and also served as a beautiful backdrop for our couples’ portraits and displaying the cake by Anna Lewis Cakes .
A Secret Ceremony Space
One of Fulham Palace’s best kept secrets is their intimate chapel which was utilised for the ceremony. Dating from 1867, few know of this beautiful chapel with its stunning features including gold-leaf mosaics and stained-glass windows.
The chapel was simply dressed with a floral pedestal display and a meadow runner to adorn the aisle.
The wedding breakfast was set up in The Bishop Sherlock’s Room, an elegant room designed in 1764 with a classical, ornate ceiling, beautiful gold chandelier and plenty of natural light from the large windows overlooking the Palace lawns. To balance the natural and flowing florals with the contemporary feel the team kept the table décor to a theme of blue and gold.
A little extra pop of colour was provided through the candles and the embroidered ribbon place cards by The Embroidered Napkin Company which adorned the menu cards by Millie Stone UK who also provided the table numbers, favour boxes and the welcome sign.
Photography & Videography
Photography was by Rebecca Goddard who captured the day in a relaxed and unobtrusive way, documenting the day as it unfolded naturally. Rebecca got the honest reactions and tender moments between our couple beautifully.
Rebecca’s unobtrusive approach was echoed by our videographer, David James, of We are the James’s.
The bride and groom, a real couple, only recently married themselves. Contemporary looks were chosen in terms of their fashion, the groom looking particularly suave in black tie and the bride in a beautiful sleek and sophisticated Modeca halterneck wedding dress, provided by Morgan-Davies Bridal.
The bride’s hair and makeup by Team Glam was designed to echo the sophisticated and contemporary look.
A Note From The Editor
It’s always such a pleasure to share images created with the input of our recommended suppliers, and on that note, I really want to shout out a little about the two Love My Dress recommended suppliers involved in this editorial project. Both are brilliant, British businesses whose exceptional products and services truly contribute to making our wedding industry very special indeed.
Blue Sky Flowers – Blue Sky Flowers is a team of professional florists based in London specialising in weddings and events. Lead by Liz Inigo Jones, the team provide everything from the simplest buttonhole, to seasonal wedding bouquets and floral decor for the grandest marquee or hotel ballroom.
Having worked at some of the best venues in and around London, her team is well versed in how to quickly, efficiently and most importantly, to a brief, transform any space. We have experience of Hedsor House, Hengrave Hall, Eltham Palace, Fetcham Park, Cowdray Park, Syon Park, Dartmouth House, London Zoo, One Whitehall, One Marylebone and One Horseguards, The Bingham, Hampton Court House, Braxted Park, Addington Palace, Buxted Park and many more and are always happy to find somewhere new.
Wedding bookings over £1000 will receive a complimentary Bridal Bouquet. Mention Love My Dress when enquiring.
Morgan Davies Bridal – Morgan Davies Bridal is a leading British bridal boutique with locations in London and Hertfordshire, who offer a luxury collection of bridal gowns from renowned designers all over the world.
Morgan Davies offer world-renowned bridal designers who have become famous for their iconic designs. Both their boutiques are full of light with a private suite for each bride. The team work very closely with designer brands, each of whom are hand-picked by talented stylists, who prioritise high quality and work only with brands who align with their vision to make every woman, from every background, size, shape, age and ethnicity, to look and feel their most incredible on their wedding day.
Morgan Davies will waive all appointment fees for brides referred by Love My Dress.
Credits & Thanks
- Wedding Planner/Stylist - Caroline Siân Weddings & Events
- Florist - Blue Sky Flowers
- Venue - Fulham Palace
- Photographer - Rebecca Goddard
- Videographer – We are the James’s
- Brides Dress - Morgan Davies Bridal
- Embroidered Ribbons - The Embroidered Napkin Company
- Cake - Anna Lewis Cakes
- Stationery - Millie Stone UK
- Hair & Makeup - Team Glam
- Furniture & Table Décor - Options Great Hire
- Linen - Just 4 Linen