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Fontaine Gown at Fitzrovia Chapel

This editorial shoot is centred around the incredible gown. We actually had only seen a photo of the particular gown and instantly fell in love - we immediately set about sourcing the exact one that we had seen, Fontaine by Australian designer, Chosen by Kyha.

We quickly discovered that there was just one bridal retailer in London which stocked it and got in touch with The Wedding Club. To our delight, they agreed to collaborate with us and provide the super sparkly gown from their South Kensington Showroom.

Set at Fitzrovia Chapel in central London, you could walk by and easily miss this tucked away, jewel of a building. The brick exterior gives little clues as to what is waiting inside. The gold arched ceilings, stained glass windows and detailed patterned walls were a perfect match for the intimate, candlelight and sparkle we had planned.

The shoot concept was imagined and co-planned by incredible photographer Doriane Descamps who has been photographing weddings since the unbelievable age of 11. Doriane captured the emotion between the couple and caught every look, smile and laugh to create the gallery of romantic images. Kent-based videographer Charli tells the editorial story through her natural, warm cinematic film.

We were thrilled when Lucy from Raven and Ryegrass joined the team, her high-impact floral style is powerfully beautiful. For the ceremony, Lucy created a frame of foliage and flowers using two overflowing urns on top of pillars. Throughout the installation and bouquet, Lucy included cappuccino roses, Bordeaux Anenomes, Astrantia star of love, Amaranthus rosary, Faith roses, pale pink hellebores and pink Astilbe. To create a natural look, Lucy used trailing ivy, seasonal blossom and asparagus fern amongst the florals. The bouquet was tied with a long mauve, flowing ribbon.

For the makeup look, Chloe kept it matte and simple in order to let the dress be the focus. With all the sparkles in the gown, it was important not to detract any attention or be too overpowering in the makeup. Alyssa is wearing a gown from The Lakeside Shed for bridal prep.

We chose to put the hair up in a classic bun style to allow the deep V of the back of the dress to be shown in all its glory. Soft tendrils framed the face to soften the look and add an extra level of romance. For a serious statement look, we added the Lillia Halo, a floral masterpiece created by Garter and Veil.

As a modern wedding planner, I wanted to bring contemporary elements together within this historic venue to create a unique style and show that the two can work together in harmony.

For the table, we layered white and gold plates with diamond cut glassware from Table Parties on top of ruby linen from Northfields Linen to complement the gold elements of the venue. Gold candlesticks with a mix of red and black taper candles brought a touch of luxury to the tablescape while keeping it simple without overcrowding the micro-setting.

Stationery artists Rock Paper Cloud used a mix of calligraphy and script fonts with white lettering on contrasting black and burgundy stock along with an acrylic welcome sign in the same style.

Amalina Bakes wanted to create something minimal that wouldn’t distract from the stunning interior of Fitzrovia Chapel so decided to play around with texture and form. This modern cake is a piece of art, inspired by the sculpture artist Malou Palmqvist.

Talented harpist Soraya performed the perfect accompaniment for this intimate candlelit venue, playing the beautiful 'River Flows In You' for the couple to dance to. Abi Taylor made sure Soraya was camera-ready by creating a flawless look for hair and makeup.

Photographer, Planner & Concept: Doriane Descamps

Videography: Charli May Video

Hair accessory: Garter and Veil

Bridal Makeup & Hair: Chloe GH Bridal

Harpist Makeup & Hair: Abi Taylor Bride

Stationery & Assistant Stylist: Rock Paper Cloud

Tableware: Table Parties

Bridal prep gown: The Lake Side Shed


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