A 1950s-Inspired Shoot with a Brightly Coloured Modern Twist

1950s wedding inspiration isn’t going anywhere, but these days I’m loving seeing shoots that have taken from this era but added a modern twist to it. Whether that be with bright pops of colour, modern accessories or quirky details (aren’t the bouquets in the shoot the coolest?!) This shoot organised by The Sugared Saffron Cake Company and certainly landed smack bang in the middle of this new-wave of modern vintage styling. I’m thrilled to share it with you today.

“I wanted to organise a 50s themed shoot but with the current wedding debate about whether vintage is dead, I wanted to avoid a very retro look, whilst keeping the elements we’ve grown to love about 50s weddings” Asma of The Sugared Saffron Cake Company told me. “I wanted it to be bright and playful and I think that was captured really well by photographer Caro Hutchings. I wanted to find a venue that came with its own history, and a modern edge and The Royal Society of Arts was perfect.”

“After contacting some great suppliers I started work on mood boards and planning the treats for the dessert table. I finally decided on floral inspired double barrel wedding cake with sugar flowers, victoria sponge, triple chocolate cake, trifle shots, apple pie cupcakes, milk chocolate, cake pops, sugar cookies and bakewell slices.”

“I took a lot of inspiration from the stationery designed by Delectable Ink and the beautiful bouquet ideas of The Vintage Floral Design Co.” she continued. Andri coordinated the styling on the day, and thought up the ingenious ribbon dessert table. Carla dolled up our model Kris, with 2 gorgeous dresses from Luella’s Boudoir, including an exclusive new 50s-inspired design and some picture perfect peep toes from Emmy. In the end I think we all managed to showcase what we think a 50s London wedding should have, something accessible for brides but also a bit more exciting than they might have thought up themselves.”

Gorgeous! Thank you to Asma and the whole team for sharing this inspiring shoot with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Caro Hutchings Photography
Venue: The RSA, London
Styling:The Sugared Saffron Cake Company and Always Andri
Cake table: The Sugared Saffron Cake Company
Paper goods: Delectable Ink
Flowers: The Vintage Floral Design Co.
Dresses: Luella’s Boudoir
Hair & Make Up: Carla Ramsey
Shoes: Emmy Shoes
Accessories: Field and Fallow
Button bouquet: Beau Buttons

15 comments

  1. I’ve been so excited about seeing these and they haven’t disappointed! Asma, Andri and Caro have done such a fantastic job!!!

    Also, I’m totally stealing that ribbon dessert table idea for my wedding!

  2. Thank you for your lovely compliments on my flowers (*blushing*) – you’ve absolutely made my day! I couldn’t have hoped for a better team to work with on this shoot – such talented professionals, each and every one of them. Here’s to the future of colour! x

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