Neon Love

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Written by Erin Balfour

Photography by Fiona Kelly Photography

You know we love our contemporary styling here at Way Out Wedding, but we also know that you can achieve this even if some elements of your day are firmly standing in the traditional. Today we’re bringing you a styled shoot from The WOW Edit Directory member Holly of Revelry Events that shows just how much magic and drama you can create by bringing together both the classic and the modern.


For our inspiration shoot at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace, a famously fashionable historical building close to Buckingham Palace, we wanted to produce a composition of contrasts. A grand stately building ideal for conferences and traditional wedding styles, reimagined for a millennial couple. The character of the venue's Music Room brought the classic, and our styling of it brought the contemporary. We used dark greys, black, neon whites, and millennial blush pinks to bring modern layers to a neo-classical building.

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Ali from Bloomologie adorned our dark tables with the most gorgeous pink roses, peach peonies and stark white orchids, with just the right amount of greenery to really pop off of the dark background. Her creation out of the historic fireplace - planted grass florals bookending the neon signage - brought with it an organic element to contrast the neon's modern feel. The ghost chairs were another must-have for our design, in that you wanted a chair that would simultaneously disappear into the room without looking overwhelming, and at the same time bring in the modern touch.

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The bride's Charlie Brear pieces were eye-popping against the classical backdrop. Outfit one was modern polkadot separates, and two was a sultry satin dress with a low-cut neckline. Our groom had two looks from Keye London, both bringing in the velvet trend to his ensemble, which we felt joined together the old and new vibe.

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Our stationery was built around the idea of monochrome and modern transparents - using lucite signage and neon-white calligraphy on powerful blocks of black.

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Photography | Fiona Kelly Photography

*Concept, design & styling | Revelry Events

Venue | {10-11} Carlton House Terrace

Bride’s outfits | Charlie Brear

Shoes | Faber Novella

Flowers | Bloomologie

Stationery | Betty Lou Design

Suit | Keye London

Cake | Blossom & Crumb

Dessert | MonAnnie

Neon | Love Inc.

Hair & make-up | Rachel Mannix, Make-up in Orangeries

Tableware & furniture | Options Hire

*Member of The WOW Edit Directory

Contact us here if you would like information on how to join us!

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