MODERN SHOREDITCH ELOPEMENT INSPIRATION FOR FREE SPIRITS
So we’re pretty into street art around these parts… both myself and Jess love to seek out wall murals whenever and wherever get chance. When Mr T and I were talking about our engagement video with our videographer we both agreed we wanted to be somewhere with a ton of street art and we were stoked to discover Croydon had a pretty rad graffiti scene. If we hadn’t have opted for Croydon (purely because it was a little bit closer), my second choice would obviously have been Shoreditch which is exactly where this urban elopement inspo takes place.
“As our shoot was focusing on the couple and capturing relaxed, natural portraits it was the outdoor location we were most interested in, we wanted somewhere cool and creative and Shoreditch ticked all the boxes,” she explained.
“There are plenty of side streets to explore with incredible art that scales the building so you can get beautiful wide angle photos that give you the feel of being in another world – it’s awesome! With so much art and colour around there is something to suit every couples personalities and you can get amazing shots simply walking around trying to find it.”
“For couples that are planning an intimate low key wedding or an elopement, Shoreditch is perfect. It has plenty of cool cafes and restaurants to celebrate in. We used a great cafe called Rotate as the base for our shoot, the decor inside matched the location perfectly with colourful shapes covering the walls and a DJ booth set up for the evening events. Rotate also has a small space downstairs for private hire that would be prefect for a small celebration.” Katrina told us.
“The shoot was based around ‘fun couples’ or ‘alternative couples’, we wanted to show how couples can have fun during the photos and really be themselves. We wanted to explore some bold detail choices and wedding ideas so we picked bright colours and alternative bridal wear. Its all about being brave and breaking with tradition. The colour palette was bold and bright, we wanted the details to stand out against the colourful backdrops of Shoreditch so it had to be powerful,” she added.
“We wanted to inspire couples to be a little bolder and have confidence in their own choices. The bright florals and artwork in this shoot show how successful colour can be, you don’t have to pick one colour or even two for your wedding you can have them all. If you choose the right suppliers then you should trust them with your vision and let them use their skills to create something wonderful.”
Photographer: Katrina Matthews photography I Bridal dress/ Jumpsuit Designer: Lisa Lyons Bridal I Hair & Makeup: Nicola Beddoes I Flowers: Herbert & isles I Stationary: Letters From Emily I Location: Rotate Coffee I Model: Sian I