Wedding Inspiration: Urban Mermaid

Last month we were so lucky to be able to work once again with the uber-talent that is the Mary Jane Vaughan team, paper-magic-makers BerinMade, calligrapher extraordinaire Oh Wonder Calligraphy and baker of dreams Wildflower Cakes. We came together to create a new wedding design - from our brains to the trestle table.

This design was inspired by the many 'seaside glam' shoot we'd seen over the past few years. Sequinned brides, seashells and the beach. We love those kind of shoots, they can be really stunning. But what about the brides who don't want to get married on the coast? It's all very pretty in a picture but you just know you're going to have sand in your cleavage and your well-coiffed hairdo will be blown to smithereens before the I Dos.

So what if you like the look but also really want to stay safely in a city or town to get hitched? You can have it all!

Our Urban Mermaid design was for that exact couple. Bringing in natural elements like shells and stone, with more urban ones like concrete and glass. All against a more formal backdrop of a typical London wedding venue.

berinmade paper design wedding

Using pastel colours as a base with iridescent paper details for glam, it brings both a modern and organic texture to a blank canvas wedding venue. 

cake wildflower revelry white succulents shimmer

The Wildflower cake was a clean, chic design with organic succulents and an iridescent shimmer.

BerinMade's shimmering gemstones showed off the iridescent/holographic trend we think is going to make the transition from runway to wedding world in the next year. 

Beautiful images by Xander and Thea