A Refined City Elopement

Photography By Nina Wernicke

As we take our first steps down the aisle again, a ripple of small-scale plans have swayed the notion of a traditional, big white wedding into lesser-chartered territory. Carrying both bespoke touches and personalised details, orchestrating an intimate ceremony can be a powerful alternative to extended invites and large gatherings.

Harriette Gordon satin organza mini dress for a city elopement
A stylish wedding table for a city elopement

"Escaping the pandemonium of the city, Studio Porter has created a secret sanctuary of style and grace."

Studio Porter‘s carefully considered concept carries both bespoke touches and personalised details, demonstrating that an intimate ceremony can be a powerful alternative to extended invites and large gatherings.

Harbouring an assembly of heartfelt elements, Sister Press provides guests with a selection of paper treasures and monogrammed stationery – accompanied by the commissioned artwork of Studio of Ma and tailor-made vows, penned by Love Stories by Lydia.

“With a curtailed guest list, the bridal focus is one of contemporary simplicity. During sunshine hours, The Fall Bride’s Harriette Gordon forms a nostalgic vision with a ‘60s-inspired organza shift dress – complete with a soft bow tie to the nape and romantic bishop sleeves.”

With muted tones and accents of ornate gold throughout, guests are invited to sit on rattan thatched chairs – forming an organic colour palette which echoes the undisturbed nature of its environment.



A stylish wedding table for a city elopement

"Juxtaposing the industrial urban confines of concrete and steel, the flourishing blooms of Flower & Fern in shades of antique pink provide botanical softness to a minimalist tablescape - led by Alice Passingham’s ceramic wares."

Melting away to night-time, Amare’s A La Robe streamlines the volume down to a column slip dress, complete with a carved backline and statuesque pooling at the hemline.

“Silently modern, Amare and A.B. Ellie provide both looks with natural baroque pearls and scintillating crystal waterfall earrings.”


A Refined City Elopement



Concept, Planning & Styling: Studio Porter

Photography & Planning: Nina Wernicke

Venue & Location: The Hoxton Hotel, Southwark – Private Apartment

Videography & Film: Zach & Grace

Florist: Flower & Fern

Makeup Artist: Quelle Bester

Hair Stylist: Nicola Beddoes

Bridalwear Evening Look: Amare (Designer: A La Robe)

Bridalwear Day Look: The Fall Bride (Designer: Harriette Gordon)

Bridal Sleepwear: Provided by The Fall Bride // Daily Sleeper

Bridal Accessories: Provided by Amare // A.B Ellie

Wedding Bands & Rings: Clarice Price Thomas

Illustration Artist: Studio of Ma

Stationery: Sister Press

Ceramist (Vases + Candlestick Holders): Alice Passingham

Guest Favours: Provided by IOTA, by artist Paul Molloy

Wine Provider: Amie

Vows: Love Stories by Lydia