This editorial bridal shoot at Belmeis, London is a great way to showcase what you can do with some Autumn/Winter inspiration. It’s almost the end of 2018 & I have been wanting to share this stunning shoot with you all. It was such a pleasure working with such creative ladies (details below).

Words by our fabulous stylist Bilen:

Location 
The location for this shoot was Belmeis, Jazz bar and lounge located in the beautiful area of Muswell Hill North London. The surrounding area is graced with woods and hills, with Edwardian terraces for architecture.
Colour palette/inspiration 
The interior of this location really was the starting point for choosing the colour palette for this styled shoot. With its warm orange, brown and mustard tones, it was important to get the correct balance of colour in the floral arrangements and styling. To complement the existing settings I included the use of forest and olive greens, which also worked perfectly with the House of Hackney wallpaper set on one of the walls. The theme for this shoot was wild and whimsical. I stayed away from clean lines and symmetry, and preferred a organic natural look.
The venue also has some wonderful distressed chesterfield sofas and armchairs, accompanied with a collection brass tables, and gorgeous silk and velvet cushions. With such a sumptuous atmosphere it really was a pleasure to create something that would further enhance the finished look.
Flowers
For the bridal bouquet I decided on a wild and wispy autumnal arrangement, unsymmetrical in its form. The amazing bridal gowns designed by Yinka Ali, matched perfectly with the muted tones of this bouquet. The idea was for the arrangement to not overpower the gown so I stayed away from bold colours and preferred to
create drama using height and texture instead.
The table arrangement included the use of real fruit such as lemons, limes and pears. On the contrary to the bouquet, I wanted to create something vibrant to match the mustard colour sofa and orange/yellow cushions. I kept the arrangement low in height so that the bridal gowns could be seen in their full glory.
Keeping with the theme of fruit and flowers, I also created another arrangement using black grapes. This time using deep purple florals and and foliage. I styled this arrangement to work alongside a metal seated arbour which I placed in the mini outdoor area of Belmeis. I wanted to achieve a romantic feel with natural elements such as greenery behind the seat, and stayed away from a more polished look.
My advice to any bride wanting to create a similar look would be, don’t be afraid to request colours that are different from the normal whites, creams and pinks. Explore your inner wild side brighter colours can also be just as elegant. If you don’t want to go bright stick with pastels they are a great way to include colour without being too loud. Adding foliage to any colour is also a great way to be unique, as the hint of colour will pop and be just as stylish.
Suppliers
Venue: Belmeis – @belmeismuswellhill
Bridal Designer: Yinka Alli – @Yinkaalli
Stylist: Bilen Zeremariam – @queenofheartsdesignservices
Stylist: Kelly Richardson – @_kellyrichardson_
Model: Mica B – @allaboutmica
MUA – Brina – @Brinafaye88
Photographer: Jessy Papasavva – @jessypapasavvaphoto
Sit back & enjoy some images: