Today I am excited to share some striking 70s style wedding inspiration where Pre – Raphaelite Meets Studio 54.
Mwai says of the shoot…
Camm & Hooper’s Victorian Bath House is a rare gem tucked away amongst glass city towers.
In close proximity to Liverpool Street Station, it dazzles in the very same place it did beginning in 1817.
Designed by Harold J Delpick, it’s original use was as a Turkish Bath House for the discerning Victorian city gent.
The Bath House’s footprint above ground is small yet eye-catching with sky blue and rust- coloured tiling and arched windows topped with a domed turret. It wows upon arrival.
As you descend the spiral staircase, the venue’s possibility really opens up.
Once underground, you are greeted with a unique subterranean setting that lends itself to a candlelit and decadent affair.
At first glance of the Victorian Bath House, our breath was taken away.
Ideas flooded our mind as our eyes darted from sumptuous red velvet booths to soft lamp-lit corners to Victorian tiled arches that frame the space.
The Bath House feels tucked away, like a hidden jewel, so the theme for this editorial shoot had to be lavish, embellished and enchanting.
Because of the history of the Bath House, we wanted to be inspired by that but add a little friction too.
Our historical mash-up was “Pre-Raphaelites Meets studio 54.”
Our muse for the shoot was the seventies style Maven and Supermodel Jerry Hall against echoes of the red-haired Jane Morris (the wife of William Morris who was the artist and philosopher that was working at the time of the Bath House hey day).
Siobhan from Model Students was the perfect fit.
The bridal fashion for this shoot needed to be contemporary and ASOS’s bridal pieces set the tone.
The pieces we used were all so different and each look gave a different mood to suit the different styles of a Victorian Bath House bride.
The tables were decorated with the most incredible floral arrangements that brought a wild beauty to play amongst the structured details of the Bath House.
Your London Florist fashioned the dramatic installations and used a rich colour pallet of velvety reds, deep purples and soft pinks.
The tables were finished with crockery and glassware with gilt detailing, patterned charger plates and brushed copper cutlery from White House Crockery.
We wanted to have a maximal finish to the table as if it were the setting for a decadent feast.
Fenola from MonAnnie Cakes created a stunning display using the traditional bundt as the inspiration for something a little different.
She mixed bundts in all shapes and sizes and decorated them with gold leaf and draped them in fruit.
She also added shiny chocolate patisseries to make sure the display made mouths water.
Everything about this 70s style wedding inspiration shoot was mouth watering.
Venue – Victorian Bath House
Creative Director / Styling and Planning – Love From Mwai
Art Director / Photographer – Mandorla London
Photography Assistant – Ollie Jarman
Hair – Gemma Holiday
Makeup – Megan Louise Makeup Artist
Gowns – ASOS Bridal
Shoes – Freya Rose
Accessories / Veils – Eden B
Flowers – Your London Florist
Cake – MonAnnie Cakes
Glass Wear – White House Crockery
Stationery – Isis Print
Ribbons – Silk and Purl
Model – Siobhan – Model Students
Band – The Travelling Hands
Videography – Made to Reminisce