Stylish London Elopement

A styled shoot to inspire those of you who are after an alternative wedding: an intimate stylish London elopement.

Jo & Jenny of ‘The Alternatives’ did it again bringing together unique suppliers to style a London elopement wedding. Back to my home town to shoot an urban elopement? Yes please!  I am all about intimate elopements – that’s exactly what I did for my very own wedding. Planning a traditional wedding was leading me to pull my hair out so I (sorry, ‘we’) sacked it all off for a hot country and got wed on the beach. It was personal and romantic and the only thing I really researched for, was a good wedding photographer. If I had a little more patience, I know I could have achieved the same intimacy and romance in a London elopement. We still had a party in London to celebrate with friends when we returned, after all, London means a lot to the hubby and I. We were born there, raised there, met there and had our kids there!

Doing a styled shoot via ‘The Alternatives’ meant I got to see how exactly I, and especially you, could achieve an intimate stylish London elopement.

Preparing for your elopement in London

First off, why not get ready in an apartment that you have hired for the day? Forget hotels with their manky carpets and dark curtains. This is about being stylish and start as you mean to go on. Look up an apartment with Airbnb and go for the place you’ve got on your home décor ‘Pinterest’ board (we all have one…). It’s only one night, live it up baby! You’ve saved yourself from the expense of chair covers and the wedding venue corkage, so why not?
This shoot started in contemporary pad with bags of window light in the heart of Camden Town. Get your hair and make up did and…..get cosy….

red hair bride getting make up done

lady applying make up bride

man wearing wooly hat looking out

man and woman having tea at home

couple kissing on kitchen counter

arms legs of couple hugging on kitchen counter

close up of couple kissing

woman hugging man from behind in kitchen

woman sitting on man arms around neck

London elopement details with style

Do a photo announcement with a funky letter board sign – keeping it in line with the urban vibe.

wedding announcement board with shoes

Aim for different and dapper with your London wedding fashion. Painted leather jackets, pink painted boots, a red suit with funky prints, ombre skirt with a one of a kind printed top and a colourful bouquet to bring it all together.

wedding dress groom suit hanging on a shop front London

Pink tie Mark Darcy Suit

colourful floral buttonhole

red suit groom hands in pocket

bridal outfit hanging birds eye view

t shirt and necklace flat lay

pink boots next to bicycle outside shop

floral bouquet in shelf outside with graffiti

Alternative wedding photography in London

And then paint London town red by getting photos which ooze ‘sex and the city’. Show off how you only have eyes for each other amongst the hustle and bustle in the streets of London.

bride groom standing in middle of market

bride groom standing brick wall looking out

bride groom standing brick wall Camden

bride groom hugging London graffiti wall

bride groom standing Camden Town Station

couple kissing outside Camden Town Station

couple holding hands see legs and hands only

couple kissing Camden Town station slow shutter photo

couple hugging pink graffiti wall lady on phone next to them

man looking at bride smiling

man kissing woman by Camden Lock Bridge

couple head to head Camden Lock Bridge

bride groom walking colourful wall Camden

bride groom crossing road

groom holding bride in arms Camden

groom hugging bride under Camden lock bridge

bride groom leaning into each other

bride groom looking at each other at Turkish lamp shop Camden

bride groom kiss Turkish lamp shop

bride standing showing outfit

groom eating

And when you’ve done that, get a chocolate ice cream waffle and enjoy each other some more.

bride wiping cream on grooms nose

bride licking cream off finger

bride groom looking at camera through leaves

bride feeding groom

Simple, stylish, stress free and totally sexy. A stylish elopement in London, is always a good idea.

Suppliers for the stylish elopement shoot in London

Here are the suppliers who were involved in this uber stylish London elopement shoot:

Styling: The Alternatives (made up of Jo & Jenny).
HMUA: Natalie Danielle
Suit: Dandy Threads
Leather jackets: Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium
Shoes: Inanna Bespoke Shoes
Jewellery: Sam Ryde
Dress: Bex brides
Couple: Kennedy & Dathan
Flowers: All bunched Up

punk in Camden

Did you know that I offer bespoke wedding photography packages? As someone who really struggled to find suppliers for intimate weddings, I ensured that I would be able offer bespoke packages to my couples. No ‘full day only’ photography here! I also do post-wedding photography, which is something that would totally work for a couple after an intimate elopement. Want to find out more? Head over here to find out more about my affordable wedding photography and here to find out more about my post wedding photo sessions.

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