rSA House, London

Editorial

effortless glamour

inspiration…

for two brides marrying in the heart of Mayfair at the stylish home for the Royal Society of Arts.
Glamour with grace…

Effortless Glamour, a bouquet of white roses sits on a chair at RSA House

editorial

EFFORTLESS GLAMOUR
Wedding inspiration at RSA House

With so many postponements over recent years, this editorial was designed to showcase trans-seasonal style, creating effortless glamour wedding inspiration at RSA House.

RSA House, home of the Royal Society of Arts is an elegant Georgian building in the heart of Mayfair, with large windows and a blend of traditional architecture and clean, chic neutral spaces. Although Fine Art wedding photography is often assoicated with Summer locations and outdoor sunny locations, this style of photography can still be suited to London city locations and the transitional seasons. There is always natural light, you just need to know where to look.

The long staircase was the ideal spot to showcase the beautiful Suzanne Neville gowns. The Operetta dress, with it’s full skirt, and sculpted bodice looked spectacular against the backdrop of architecture and in contrast, our second bride wore a sleek, sexy Sentiment dress. When I guide couples for their portraits, I am always mindful of locations that will complement their outfits, steps are wonderful ways to display trains, and vertical lines in panelling can complement figure shaping silhouettes.

Sculptural urns at the base of the staircase were filled with Cherry blossom and Jasmin by Mary Jane Vaughan, adding texture and a carefully selected colour palette. Lucy Meehan chose the colour palette carefully, as one which could be used across different spaces and also seasons, she included traditional bridal tones of blush and ivory but also caramel and berry.

The florals for the beautiful dining table in the Benjamin Franklin Room at RSA House included roses quicksand, majolica and cappuccino and these were lifted with burgindy scabiosa black knight as well as ranunculus, Astrantia and fritillaria. I especially loved the inclusion of hellebores, one of my favourites. Delicately ridged glassware and crockery added to the understated luxury of this tablescape that managed to be light, airy and rich all at the same time. Melissa from Thirty One cakes created mini individual cakes for guests, so beautiful and luxurious and also created an elegant two-tier cake decorated with more florals, seamlessly matching the effortless glamour of Lucy’s styling.

Stationery from Millie Stone included hand torn textured paper, luxurious gold foiling and stylish calligraphy in white ink. She also created feather resin discs as table names, combining neutral details and delicate textures. I used caramel velvet ribbon and cherry blossom pieces to style these flat lays, and captured detailed shots of bouquets, and accessories with the wonderful natural light in the first floor feature window, also a perfect spot for achieving light, airy and elegant portraits, regardless of the season.

If you are planning a wedding outside of the traditional ‘wedding season’ or in a venue that may be more indoors, than out, please do enquire about how I might make the most of the lighting opportunities to capture your wedding in my Fine Art style, which you can read more about here.

Design & Planning: lucy meehan events
Venue: rsa house
Bridalwear Designer: suzanne neville⁠
Bridalwear Supplier: the bespoke wardrobe
Rings & Shoes: emmy london⁠
Floristry: mary jane vaughan
Stationery: millie stone uk
Cake: thirty one cakes
Tableware and Furniture: options great hire⁠
Lighting: radiance production⁠
Make Up Artist: sylwia kunysz mua⁠
Hair Stylist: agata julia mua
Models: the blonde explorer
On the day Assistance: susie williamson
As featured on love my dress

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