editorial shoot –  London city wedding inspiration from CESCA

9 September 2021

Thanks to its one-of-a-kind combination of history and modernity, you can have pretty much whatever wedding your heart desires in London. It was exactly this that inspired CESCA and the team behind today’s London city wedding editorial, showcasing different ways to use that creative energy as inspiration for your wedding style.

Carla, the owner of CESCA, described her inspiration as ‘the timeless style of Bianca Jagger’s quick wedding to Mike Jagger in May 1971, fusing female empowerment with elegantly unconventional bridal wear. We explored the idea of city elopements, and the trend of driving yourself to your own wedding.’ They knew a London city wedding was the perfect choice, and opted for a gritty street style feel.

The hair and makeup was polished and elegant, with Carla blow-drying Kerri’s hair straight and sleek, keeping her makeup base and eyes natural, and applying a daring berry/brown tone lipstick for some depth.

This focus on unfussy, pared-back but impactful styling continued in their outfit choices, which focused on ‘clean, elegant lines for an understated yet fashion forward look’. They styled Kate Edmondson’s “The Blazer” dress with Ashley Wild Bridal‘s Kiss Kiss earrings for an effortless city bridal look; and by contrast, Stephanie Allin’s “Garbo” jumpsuit, paired with a platform shoe and Ashley Wild fedora hat, evoked ‘a touch of late 70s glam, exploring the development of women establishing their authority through clothing.’

They also opted for looks including a monochrome polkadot veil, a padded statement hairband, scattered gemstones, and a blush pink feather headpiece that provided the perfect party look.

Flowers by Lucy created the contemporary bouquets, using a neutral palette so that the angular shapes that reflected the city scape could do all the talking. This was all captured by creative reportage photographer James Hill, and inimitable fashion-forward videography duo Zach&Grace, who perfectly struck the tone between gritty and luxe.