Bride holding colourful bouquet under hanging floral arrangement

Bright and Bold Urban Tribal Wedding Styling

Today’s magnificent urban tribal wedding inspiration will brighten your day. We’ve featured a lot of autumn and winter wedding ideas recently so I wanted to break it up a little with a burst of colour.

The team behind this shoot, lead by the very talented Carmela Weddings, chose a warehouse in Brixton as the perfect setting for these urban tribal styling ideas. A warehouse is the perfect blank canvas if you are looking to create something totally awesome and unique.

Against the stark white walls of the warehouse, the team created the most incredible, eye-catching floral displays, particularly the amazing suspended arrangement that floats above the table adorned with beautiful foliage and vibrant, bright flowers. The flowers carried through to the stunning bridal bouquet and the small table arrangements in pretty glass vases.

Bride holding colourful bouquet under hanging floral arrangement

The vibrant flowers complement the styling concept perfectly. For the urban tribal wedding vibe, the team included lots of modern geometric details. I love the chevron table runner which creates a focal-point of the tablescape. The geometric patterns continue through the table names and cute glitter-dipped feather name places (I love a bit of glitter).

To carry on the concept are super-cute dreamcatchers hanging gracefully from the back of the chairs. Along with the chair details, the incredible wedding cake also features dreamcatchers as little gold threaded designs. When I say ‘incredible’ wedding cake, it really is, featuring the shoot’s geometric pattern and colours.

Also, if you are looking for inspiration for a bridal arch then look no further. The one featured in this shoot is very cool, and I may be using this a lunchtime treat on Facebook very soon!

Everything about this shoot is bold and modern with such attention to detail, and the bridal style is  stunning too. The team chose two different looks for the bride, each amazing – I’m not going to say any more as I want you to see it for yourself…

I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures of this incredible urban tribal wedding styling, taken by the fabulous Amanda Karen Photography. Enjoy!

Tribal Influences

“The inspiration for this shoot stemmed from the notion that we all have our own tribe, and in London that is our urban tribe! Taking inspiration from the bold colours and geometric patterns steeped through tribal influences, we celebrated the fun of colour against the urban warehouse style of Brixton East.”

Urban tribal wedding table styling under hanging floral display

Colourful wedding flowers

Geometric wedding table number Blue octahedron geometric shape on wedding table

Bold and bright styled wedding table for urban tribal styled wedding shoot

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Bride with big smile looking at groom

A Relaxed Urban Warehouse Wedding in Melbourne

Oh I do love a wedding with a relaxed, party vibe; throw in a warehouse venue and I am very happy! The urban warehouse space, Gather and Tailor in Melbourne, provided the perfect backdrop for Brent and Georgia’s wedding, and gave them a fabulous blank canvas to style as they wished… and style it they did!

The couple had an incredible neon pink ‘Til Death’ sign made, which they framed with an amazing floral installation, to create a great backdrop for the ceremony. During the after-wedding party, guests enjoyed espresso Martinis, doughnuts, delicious sharing platters of food, and lots of booze!

I really love Georgia’s style. She didn’t want a traditional wedding dress so chose a beautiful dress by Ellery, finishing her bridal look with “killer heels and some big, kick-ass earrings”!

Photographer Sayher Heffernan was behind the lens to capture this very cool urban warehouse wedding, and I am delighted to share Brent and Georgia’s big day…

Bride with big smile looking at groom

Hilarious, Surreal and Perfect

“We met very late in the night, or should I say, early hours of the morning, at Pony, a bar in the city. It sounds cliché I know, but we just kind of ‘worked’ straight away and wanted to see each other all the time. Nine years later we decided to get married, so I guess we were both pretty sure we had found the right one by then!

“Even after nine years together and lots of chats about maybe getting married, I was completely surprised and had no idea it was happening! Brent had the proposal all planned to happen by the ocean (my favourite place to be), on the Mornington Peninsula where my parents live.

“However, in true ‘Georgia style’ I kept getting side-tracked while Brent seemed desperate to get me down to the beach! Little did I know, I was completely ruining his plan. In the end, he gave up and the nerves took over. While I set the table in the backyard for a big family lunch, he secretly placed my ring on an old tree stump in Mum and Dad’s backyard and proposed right there. It was hilarious, surreal and perfect all at the same time.”

Bridal preparations

Bride smiling before wedding

Heart tattoo on woman's arm

Taking picture of bridal prep on phone

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Happily Ever After sign at The Refinery at Regents Place

Copper and Botanical Wedding Styling

Botanical wedding styling is one of our favourite trends. Swapping traditional floral arrangements for beautiful succulents and lush foliage helps achieve a fresh, modern take on rustic décor.

Another big wedding styling trend is metal – lots of metal. Rose gold, copper, pewter… it’s all on trend right now. Mix these two together and you get the most incredible, beautiful, modern wedding styling.

Happily Ever After sign at The Refinery at Regents Place

Amanda Karen Photography’s pictures of this copper and botanical wedding shoot are fabulous. The creative team has created such a visual delight with these ideas, and the colour palette of green and copper is so modern and has a real sense of luxury…

Urban Luxury

“With this styled shoot we wanted to show modern brides how they can have a luxurious wedding in a more urban/industrial setting. Brides are so used to seeing huge manor houses or wistful garden locations for this look, but we wanted to show how it can also work in a really urban location such as a Central London bar. The Refinery by Drake and Morgan was the perfect fit.

The Refinery at Regents Place sign

Shelves behind bar at The Refinery at Regents Place

Hanging copper lights Hanging lighting in The Refinery at Regents Place

Copper lights

Shelves at The Refinery at Regents Place

“We wanted copper as the main metal because couples frequently ask how how to incorporate the copper trend. The succulents were important too, to soften the masculine edge that copper can bring to a tablescape.”

Wedding table with foliage hanging above

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Groom holding bride's arm up as she twirls

Urban Watercolour Wedding Styling

Watercolour is a big trend right now, not just in wedding styling but everywhere we look… and we love it.

The wedding styling ideas in this sensational urban watercolour shoot evoke a feeling of calm and tranquillity amongst the hustle and bustle of the city setting. The beautiful pastel colour palette works so well with the herbs that bring the outside in.

Groom holding bride's arm up as she twirls

So fresh and modern, this styling would work for weddings in almost any type of venue, not just urban venues, and in any season… that’s the great thing about herbs!

Huge thanks to Amanda Karen Photography and the team for sharing such fabulous wedding inspiration.

Luxurious and Stylish

“This styled shoot was inspired by the growing trend for urban weddings in London while maintaining a luxurious and stylish feel. Watercolour touches added softness to the industrial surroundings of Drake and Morgan at Kings Cross, through the use of silk linens, stunning stationery and a beautifully watercolour painted cake.”

Watercolour wedding stationery

Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

Wedding dress hanging

Groom's drink

Groom in bar at Drake and Morgan at King's Cross Groom's buttonhole

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Bride and groom standing up against shop shutter

An On the 7th Wedding

We have recently featured a few weddings that have been planned in a short space of time, but today’s wedding holds our record for being planned in the shortest time. Sophie and Kyle planned their fabulous wedding in under three months!

We love that they married on the 7th (of January) in a place called ‘On the 7th’ – perfect or what? It was the ideal setting for this stylish wedding.

Bride and groom standing up against shop shutter

Sophie wore an ankle length crochet lace dress, with a shorter dress underneath allowing the light to accentuate the beautiful detailing of the dress; really beautiful and unique. And wait until you see Sophie’s gorgeous shoes…

With Manchester as the backdrop, and thanks to the talents of Rebecca Parsons Photography, Sophie and Kyle have some very special pictures to treasure forever.

On the 7th

“The proposal was all very romantic… Kyle popped the question over an Indian takeaway in our new home. He is in the Royal Navy so is often away, but mainly comes back home at weekends. Shortly after moving into our new home Kyle broke the news he has received his new drafting and would be going away to America for three years in January 2017. So, casually while eating our takeaway he asked ‘Sooo, will you marry me?’

“We were engaged in November and getting married in two months’ time, on Saturday 7th January 2017. I would like to say it was all carefully thought out – getting married at On the 7th in Salford Quays. Actually that was the date which was available and we committed to right from word go.

Wedding dress with crochet style pattern

Blue floral bridal shoes

Wedding flowers

Small vases and perfume on dresser

Woman putting accessory in bride's hair

Bride putting perfume on

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