Chic City Wedding Ideas with a Studio 54 and Solange Knowles White Wedding Vibes

Solange and Alan did it, Olivia Palermo and Johannes did it… they all married in white.

If you’re having a winter wedding where almost all of your celebrating will take place inside and you don’t want a Christmas or a typically wintry theme, or if you just want fresh and modern wedding day styling ideas, then this is for you.

beautiful african wedding couple looking very in loveThink of the tres chic fashion of the rockstar in the 70s… think Halston, David Bowie in suits, Diana Ross and Bianca partying at Studio 54, with low-cut jumpsuits, simple long dresses, shaggy jackets, and some film star bling, and all the fun they had. Myself and my magnificent creative partner, Heidi, who makes modern day hair accessories ( visit gloriousbyheidi.com ) had the creative urge to make that part of the 70s come alive as a 2019 wedding using Solange Knowles and her fabulous wedding day style as our muse.

african bride wearing the charlie brear wedding jumpsuit Carson with groom wearing a velvet suit from River Island

Chic City Wedding ideas for winter weddings and for couples marrying in the city.

contemporary photograph of a wedding couple dressed in chic white

We bring you –

Cool and effortlessly chic city wedding inspiration for the playful modern couple with a fondness for a pared back, fluid look and a relaxed fun feel on their wedding day with a touch of quirkiness.

Imagine artichokes in your bouquet… white disco balls as mini vases… shaggy rugs on your table and chairs… a wedding jumpsuit… cocktails and profiteroles… wearing a modern day disco hair halo… funky neon, champers and velvet…

an African couple both dressed in white for their chic city wedding in Manchester The shoot is about a stylish couple who love to dress up in different outfits for their day and evening. They want to have fun and wear light, easy clothes that they can dance and move around in. The bride wears a wedding jumpsuit (Carson by Charlie Brear) with gold accessories and a cape a la Solange, then changes into the flowing Charlie Brear Pallas gown with a plunging neckline and sexy thigh split for her evening look while her groom goes from clean white to a lush subtle gold velvet suit with black accessories.

contemporary photograph of a chic cake wedding table

For this kind of wedding, the setting and feel of the wedding venue and its surroundings had to be right. Heidi chose The Castlefield Rooms, a sophisticated urban wedding venue near Manchester city centre. The Brindley Room with its warm wooden floor, full windows to one side and pale walls provided us with the ideal space to create the whole look. Wedding venue stylist, Emily, loves big empty

chic city wedding ideas at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester by photographer Catherine Kerr

Castlefield boasts a Roman fort, networks of canals and sophisticated bars and restaurants.

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chic city wedding ideas at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester by photographer Catherine Kerr

Stylist Emily alongside ground breaking florist Sam Williams (can we just take a moment to admire artichokes in a bridal bouquet) put together the coolest wedding day setting this side of the Atlantic.

wedding bouquet ferns and artichokes

beautiful african bride modelling a modern day hair accessory

The Charlie Brear Carson jumpsuit hit our brief head on, and it’s simplicity allowed Heidi to design something decadently modern-day-disco for the hair accessory.

ceremony dressing at the castle field rooms in manchester

Oh yes – of course our celebrant, Sarah Jayne wore white too.

chic city wedding ideas at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester by photographer Catherine Kerrafrican groom dressed all in whiteceremony dressing at the castle field rooms in manchesterceremony dressing at the castle field rooms in manchestercontemporary wedding bandswedding menu printed onto table napkinFans of all kinds of sweet delights, we researched favourite desserts of the 70s, and found profiteroles. Rachel of Marie Antoinette Cake Design not only made and decorated subtle profiterole towers, she handcrafted the sugar fern on the main cake, and iced round biscuits in white and gold. As you will see, the dessert table is a design feast in its own right.

white wedding cake decorated with fern and profiterolesphotograph of a very chic african couple dressed in white with disco balls

Ferns, glitter balls, a touch of neon lighting from Stacy of Love Lights The Way, smoked Martini glasses, Monstera leaves and a palette of whites, natural greens and golds, with gold votives and candles from Savon Claire adding luxe and warmth, we kept the styling for the day a long way from 70’s kitsch, and all the way to 70’s chic.

photograph of a very chic african couple dressed in contemporary white

With signature clean lines, and a fresh modern style, we knew to go straight to Charlie Brear bridal who were wonderfully helpful.

wedding menu printed onto table napkin

photograph of a very chic african groom dressed in a white suit with disco balls at his feet

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wedding photography at The Castlefield Rooms Manchesterafrican bride wearing the charlie brear Pallas wedding gowngold jimmy choo wedding shoesafrican bride wearing the charlie brear Pallas wedding dresscharlie bread dress detailgroom wearing a gold velvet suit from River Islandgroom wearing a gold velvet suit from River Islandafrican bride wearing the charlie brear wedding jumpsuit Carson with groom wearing a velvet suit from River Islandafrican bride wearing the charlie brear wedding jumpsuit Carsonbeautiful african wedding couple looking very in loveAlso FEATURED on wedding blog, Bridal Musings – Studio 54 Themed Wedding Inspiration

Styled Shoot Suppliers & Creatives

Concept & Planning – Heidi Reid @gloriousbyheidi & Catherine Kerr @bohochicweddings

Hair Accessory Designer – Heidi at www.gloriousbyheidi.com

Chic City Wedding Venue – Helen Foster at The Castlefield Rooms www.thecastlefieldrooms.com

Fabulous Florist  @samwilliamsflowers
Samantha at www.samwilliamsflowers.co.uk

Swish Styling @emilykweddings
Emily at www.emilykweddings.com

Cool Celebrant @celebrant_sj
Sarah Jayne at  www.celebrantsj.co.uk

Amazing Model Bride, Carole Kikeba @simplybycarole

Gorgeous Model Groom, Nathan Mackenzie @nathan_cryo

Stylish Stationery by Samantha Cutting @papercutt.design

Fantastic Film @lovetwofilm
Bruce at www.lovetwofilm.co.uk

Stunning Hair & Make-Up @jeneachus_bridal
Jen at www.jeneachus.com

Handcrafted Wedding Cake, Biscuits & Profiteroles @marieantoinettecakes_uk
Rachel Hanna at www.macakecompany.co.uk

Charlie Brear ‘Pallas’ wedding dress @charliebrear
and loaned from Charlie Brear www.charliebrear.com

Charlie Brear bridal jumpsuit, wedding cape, all bridal fittings for the shoot and Jimmy Choos @thewhitecloset
Millie at www.thewhitecloset.co.uk

Cool Neon Sign @lovelightsTW
Stacey at www.lovelightstheway.co.uk

Unique Bespoke Embroidered Napkins and Handkerchief @extraspecialtouch
Heidi at www.extraspecialtouch.co.uk

Luxury Gold Candles @savonclaire
Claire at  www.savonclaire.co.uk

Superb Shoot Assistant – Jessica @riverwillow_hair

Invaluable 2nd Photographer & Retoucher @tonymayimages
Tony at  www.tonymayimages.com

Contemporary Wedding Bands @london_victorian_ring_co
Deborah at www.london-victorian-ring.com

Groom’s Velvet Outfit @riverisland
River Island www.riverisland.com

If you’re planning a Chic City Wedding or fancy any of the ideas from this shoot, get in touch.

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