London’s irresistible mix of rich heritage, charming scenery and vibrant, cool city vibe is the perfect backdrop for a chic city wedding. Today, we are excited to present style tips dished out by the people who have been in the London wedding business for over a century – Ellis Bridals.
About Ellis Bridals
Since its establishment in London in 1912, Ellis Bridals has grown from a family business to a household name in Britain, with retailers across Europe, Asia and the US. The 2015 Ellis Bridals “Rose” collection has a quintessential “London” flavor — a confluence of modern and classic ideals. The collection has an emphasis on timeless designs, rooted in styles of the past decades, yet also beautifully updated with modern detailing to suit contemporary tastes.
With its long history in the industry, Ellis Bridals is primed to give advice on how to achieve a chic London wedding look: “As a brand that has been based in the city for over 100 years we have built up a wealth of knowledge on how to get that ‘London Wedding’ look, which we wanted to share with you!”
From incredible architecture filled with history to lavish indoor settings, the city is full of inspiration, waiting to set the stage for a memorable affair: “A London wedding venue is all about opulence in a city full of beautiful buildings from the classic Dorchester hotel and Claridges to the more unusual surroundings of the National History Museum.”
"Wedding cakes in the city are very chic, going for minimal decadence with colors and styles influenced by the trends around London."
Cupcake tiers and macaron towers in delicate pastel colors make the prettiest alternatives to the traditional wedding cake.
Fans of the modern vintage look will love the London aesthetic.
"A London wedding dress is all about vintage inspiration, looking back at some of the classical styles through the ages, something that we have always delved into ourselves looking back at some of our designs from over the last 100 years. The 1920’s is one of our favourite times in style and we have a range of dresses directly inspired by this time.
The London look is also ultra-modern, with styles taking very clean lines using modern fabrics and bold shapes."
Roses are traditionally associated with England, but what's hot in the British capital right now?
"Wedding flowers in London at the moment are using a very vintage color scheme with a range of muted colors typically using a classic rose, as seen in the Ellis Bridals Rose Collection campaign 2015."
We hope you've enjoyed the expert tips by Ellis Bridals as much as we do. For more gorgeous gowns, do visit Ellis Bridals. There's plenty of exquisite bridal inspiration there, whether or not you are planning a London wedding!