Urban charm steals the show today, thanks to this stunning industrial-inspired shoot in Sheffield, which takes place at The Chimney House, an award-winning venue on the city’s historic waterway.
The lovely Lauren from bridal boutique Lulu Mae Bridalwear led the shoot and provided the totally gorgeous attire for the ‘bride’! What we love is that each and every supplier was able to put their own stamp on the collaboration and showcase a variety of styling ideas – and we’re sure you’ll agree, there are plenty of gorgeous details to absorb.
The bride showcases two beautiful gowns – one with a dreamy champagne undertone and another with a bejewelled vintage bridal look. This is combined with sophisticated makeup and hairstyling for a wholly elegant look that we just can’t get enough of.
The flowers and decorations, meanwhile, are more understated in tone, but this works flawlessly with the industrial backdrop and dark earthy tones of the venue. Needless to say, if you’re after something that little alternative – then this one’s for you!
With images by Folega Photography
Models: Andrew Selkirk and Katie Ross.
Lauren says: As the owner of a bridal shop I hear so many brides who are worried about how all their styling ideas will come together. We have so many quirky industrial wedding venues in Sheffield, so it only felt right to show brides how to mix these unusual venues with an effortless wedding look.
We chose The Chimney House as it’s something a little bit special and different. It has the urban charm of the steel city mixed with fabulous rich colours and artwork and has so much character it’s hard to not get excited over such an amazing space. The venue provided the perfect backdrop to pair with our elegant couple thanks to its warm industrial interior.
Our aim was to show off all the little details of every aspect of a wedding without one thing overpowering the another.
The suit was sharp and the dresses luxurious, and the hair and makeup reflected this by being effortlessly polished. The flowers and cake were neutral to contrast with the luxe fashion and deep tones around the venue, meaning nothing was competing in the photographs; only complementing.
Our colour palette would probably be best described as rich and adventurous. We wanted an array of colours to show that they can all work together all year round, whether you get married in spring/summer or autumn/winter.
We just had to have cake, so Kelham Cakery, which is based just around the corner to the shoot location, came up with a clean and chic cake with a hint of green and gold.
The inventive Sam at Fantail Designer Florist designed flower displays and bouquets that were neutral with lots of greenery.
The bride had two looks, the first was a lace Lusan Mandongus gown with a champagne undertone. The MUA Sarah Hetherington used a more neutral palette for this look and Emily at Pretty Hair by Emily kept things soft and effortless.
The second look was a highly embellished Eliza Jane Howell number which Sarah paired with a more dramatic and darker makeup and Emily produced a chic but loose up do.
I wanted to show that the groom can still wear his favourite three-piece suit in his favourite colour and look smart and special on his wedding day too. Andrew wore a two-piece navy suit and a contrasting grey waistcoat, teamed with a tan shoe and matching belt.
The shoot came together so effortlessly on the day and Sarah at Folega Photography, with her creative but casual style, was an absolute pleasure to work with.
My favourite shot has got to be the portrait of the bride and groom looking out of the window and the light beaming in. It just happened all of a sudden, it was so magical – Sarah captured this just at the right time.
The moral of the shoot is…if you want to incorporate the things in your wedding that you love, then just go for it! All the suppliers involved put their own twist on their part of the shoot, and guess what? It worked!