A Secluded Urban Sanctuary

Photography by Olivia & Dan Photography

Set between the exposed red brick of a secluded urban sanctuary, The Story Of. has united with Miller White and SIXFOUR events to present a balanced amalgamation of natural texture, tone and silhouette.

A Secluded Urban Sanctuary is a visual extension of the sustainable ethos of the UK-based bridalwear label, taking aesthetic direction from the organic artistry of the natural world. A harmonic assembly of metallic textures, natural tones and the ethereal fluidity of textiles, the editorial is captured by Olivia & Dan Photography.

“Displaying a melodic rhythm of tone and contrast, earthy shades of aged copper, rustic taupe, and terracotta are punctuated by a pure white tablescape which hosts a plethora of textural elements. Styled by SIXFOUR Events, the table becomes a tactile canvas of light gauze, raw linen, crystal-cut glass, rounded clay pots, and aged stone – all which can be observed from beneath the warm illumination of candlelight.”


A perfectly undone botanical arrangement by Still Life Flowers supplies natural elegance to the industrial space. This graceful softness is sharpened by a bolt of cool, chrome silver, as the open-wired cage chairs from Options Great Hire take a minimalistic nod to the curvaceous interiors of the 70’s.

Bringing refined polish to the raw interior, the spirited proportions of Miller White’s Gossy dress provides material synchronicity to the layered textiles surrounding. As though sculptured by soft marble, the six tier puff sleeve cuts a statuesque silhouette which is reminiscent of antique Renaissance gowns. Designed for fashion-forward and eco-conscious brides, the piece is realised in natural cotton denim and falls to a contemporary mini-length, providing a host of opportunities to wear again.

Tying into the timeworn components of the editorial, The Nines Vintage provides treasures from decades gone. Sourced from the timespan of the 60’s to the 90’s, the jewellery adds a narrative of mystery with thick gold curb link chains, nostalgic gold hoops, and the solitaire sparkle of precious stones – all of which have their own stories to tell.

Married by the many threads of natural and industrial materials, A Secluded Urban Sanctuary demonstrates the sensory power of bringing ourselves back down to Earth. Reflective of the power to be found in an organic approach to wedding design, Miller White’s sustainability certainly does not compromise on style – instead manifesting an entire multifaceted moodboard.