Love, love, love todays intimate wedding inspiration which took place at Bobby Fitzpatrick; a cool pizza and cocktail venue in London Town.
With plenty of glitz, a sprinkle of glam, confetti, gorgeous florals and retro details.. it’s a great way to start your wedding planning week…
Over to Christina from Rock The Dancefloor to tell us more about the inspiration behind the shoot, the incredible team and how you can create your own house-party style intimate wedding…
Rock The Dancefloor…
Where did you get your inspiration from?
I love bringing retro items back to life and adding a modern twist to it. It what I’ve based my company @rock_the_dancefloor on. Then I thought let’s bring this to life in a shoot adding glitz, glam, fun, champagne towers and sofa dancing! Feeding my inner magpie with an abundance of disco balls, shimmer foil, shiny stars and confetti. It was like a cool intimate house party. Every time I look back at the photos I laugh and smile loads.
How did you find the suppliers who made this concept come to life?
I originally wanted an industrial venue and contacted urban leisure group about a different venue of theirs. Once they had seen the moodboard they suggested Bobby Fitzpatrick’s. After the site visit I was in love! In that moment the whole concept came to life and more. They were also amazing to work with, couldn’t have been more helpful from start to finish. We had the kitchen to start with a cuppa and brekkie then after the ceremony the streets of West Hampstead to wander and get the best outdoor shots and then the finale: an intimate dinner and an epic party.
All along I wanted to use a real couple and every time I thought of the concept, Elicia and Olly came to mind. I could picture them in the make up and outfits, I also wanted to use them as they got engaged a year ago and knew it would be special to them. They were just perfect!
Sidey the photographer, and fellow magpie was a dreamy match. From the moment we were introduced by Ashleigh @pinkpalms and we exchanged sequin outfit ideas and a love for Kylie, I knew he was the guy. His skill set on the day to capture that moment was effortless and so fresh.
Between us we gathered the rest of team tinsel, all joining forces either through working together before or mutual interests in disco, sequins and retro items over social media. Belle and Bunty London are two beautiful ladies with a stunning showroom who were ideal for the bridal outfits on the day.
Hattie from Your Plates Or Mine (what a name btw) had the perfect pieces for our intimate wedding dinner and we combined our disco balls for the day.
Gemma from @irisandcoflowers turned the florals around so quick and had the ideal retro florals for the day, she’s also a great lighting director. Carly from @with_bells_on_invites was my gal pal from our first phone call and delivered epic stationery.
Michelle and Bethany from @muateamlondon got the brief instantly and managed to create so many different looks for Elicia in such a short space of time they were the ultimate dream team!
Georgia from @discomademedoit makes immense tinsel jackets which set the party off! They were all an absolute dream to work with and I felt we’d left an epic party by the end of the day.
What details are your favourite, and why?
Elicia and olly – the energy they brought to the whole day was second to none and everyone vibed off it. I’m so glad we were all able to create that special day and memories for them.
Along with the intimate dinner, Hattie and I moved some furniture around added more disco glitz and with Sidey’s keen eye for light the photos for that area are my favourite. I’d love to cosy up there now for dinner.
Do you have any styling tips for readers looking to emulate this shoot?
Find suppliers that are genuinely excited by your concept and that match it as it makes it so much easier when they get it. Do what you love, you will enjoy the day so much more and it will come naturally to you if it represents you as a couple.
What is it that makes your shoot unique?
It feels like a wedding house party with those intimate vibes but we used a retro bar. It gave us the opportunity to create different elements of the day all under one roof.
What’s the most important tip you have for couples planning their wedding?
Don’t feel obliged to do certain things to please other people, take the traditional elements you want and that mean something to you and add what represents you both as a couple.