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Swanky London Wedding Inspiration Filled With Pretty Dessert Ideas

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I consider myself fortunate with a pretty strong willpower. I can say no to just about anything in life, anything except desserts. Dare I say it, but desserts may truly be one of my favorite things in life, and in weddings! Thankfully, this swanky London wedding inspiration features a table of desserts that makes my addiction seem a little more “high class”.

Amanda Karen Photography, and her team of talented vendors, put together an opulent styled shoot in Hackney’s Clissold House. Making the most of their stunning surroundings, the team filled the space with tall candles, lush florals, gold flatware, and more high-end crockery.  The bride’s dress intricately beaded dress is both luxe and fashion-forward.

But of course, it’s the desserts we’re here for right? With dessert tables ever-so-popular, Cocoa & Silk capitalized on the trend with a sophisticated array of sweets. The spread included divine looking profiteroles, golf leaf meringues, mini cheesecakes, cookies, even the cake pops look posh! Of course, they delivered on the cake as well – a two-tier, totally chic, buttercream cake with sugared peonies.

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From Amanda Karen Photography

Inspired by London elegance and natural elements, this shoot combines timeless London backdrops with an abundance of fine art but creative florals and a more ‘chic’ rustic look.

We used a central palette of ivory, grey and green with highlights of gold and soft blush. Bolder plum tones used within the florals help to give depth to the palette and make a statement. Clisshold House in vibrant Hackney, London provided the elegant backdrop for this editorial shoot, the autumnal weather and wooden interiors of Clisshold House inspired this transitional colour palette of forest green contrasted with soft blush and deep berry tones and delicate touches of gold. The design by Fleur & Fig was based around timeless elegance with a slight nod to rustic chic.

To reflect light and airy feel to the venue and aesthetic, it was important that photography and videography also held this style. Amanda Karen Photography (photographer) and Nkima Photography (videography) worked seamlessly together to capture the romance of this shoot.

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Our lovely bride Joanne wore a stunning dress provided by London bridal boutique, Luella’s Bridal. We choose a dress that had a city chic feel to suit our venue but also one that would appeal to the modern and fashion inspired bride. The Charlotte design by Vicky Rowe was covered in beautiful beading with an on-trend high neck design.

We featured footwear by the super luxurious Jimmy Choo, the gorgeous Lance design which is a favourite with brides at the moment. The London Victorian Ring Co provided a striking halo cluster emerald cut diamond ring.

The wonderful hair and makeup artist Alison Jenner created a classical yet modern look with a light dewy complexion and a gorgeous dusty pink lip. Joanne’s hair was swept into a tousled low bun, creating an effortlessly chic look whilst still allowing for the dress details to be on show.

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For the cake, Cocoa & Silk created an elegant and simple two-tiered buttercream cake decorated with exquisitely detailed and romantic sugar peonies and lace.

However, a cake was not the only delicious treat to grace this wedding, dessert tables are an ever-popular addition to luxurious London weddings and this was no exception; cake pops, profiteroles, white chocolate chip cookies, gold leaf meringue kisses and individual mini cheesecakes.

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The tablescape reflected the elegant feel of Clisshold House. Fleur & Fig used bare wooden tables draped in a soft Ivory table runner by Pom Pom Blossom, who also made the gorgeous grey and blush napkins that were delicately folded and placed at each place setting. For the dinnerware, they chose natural white plates accompanied with wood and gold cutlery, with mixed crystal and vintage pink glassware from Classic Crockery.

A combination of gold and glass candlesticks with ivory, plum and heather coloured tapered candles decorated the table along with a large cascading floral centrepiece and two smaller arrangements. The table was positioned inside the main Dining Room within Clisshold House, in front of large Georgian townhouse windows that filled the room with an abundance of natural light.

 

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We love Emma Soulsby’s signature floristry style that is creative and romantically wild. Every petal is grown with love by their fabulous British flower growers and every element was carefully chosen by the team.

The flowers for this shoot featured muted tones alongside deeper hues for depth and interest. Emma Soulsby created a stunning statement spiral arrangement in the centre of the drinks reception entrance to mirror the floral adorned spiral staircase leading into the wedding.

The wild romantic florals were also present on the table décor with a large arrangement central to the table, high above the diners on an intricate, almost invisible metal plinth.

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Bureau Design created an absolutely gorgeous invitation suite and menus to tie in with our fine art, elegant theme. Delicate cocktail bar menus in gold frames added a sophisticated touch to our cocktail bar. Name cards tied with delicate silk ribbon were used as an interactive table plan come treat table.

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