Follow the Call of the Neon, Sequins and Disco Balls


In a world of weddingy weddings, be a disco ball. Be a neon sign. Be sequins, glitter and a mardi gras of brights. Deliver us from the everyday, PLEASE! The team that pulled this incredible shoot together has responded to that plea from so many couples and shown that there are suppliers out there who will produce such magic.

Ellie from Inner City Weddings, who conceptualised and styled the shoot, is here to tell the tale of how it all came about…

The Story of the Shoot

“The inspiration behind the shoot was the space itself, and the versatility of an urban wedding setting. I personally find warehouses really interesting spaces for weddings (I seem to live in them these days!) as you can work with the environment to create something personal and unique every time. 92 Burton Road is edgy, yet homely, without an ounce of pretentiousness; it’s a relaxed and fun place to be, and it lends itself very well to those creative couples who want a wedding that doesn’t sit within the confines of tradition. It has a gritty industrial soul made modern, and some pretty sweet artwork and great folk at its core.”

“Most of the squad involved met at the Indie Wedding Fair in April this year, held at the venue, with the exception of Mollie, whom our photographer Agnes had met before working with Sonara Parker and Rach at Kelham Cakery, who I’d befriended post-fair and worked with on a previous shoot. Fast forward a couple of months, the arrival of a small human (mine!), and here we were. I’m amazed we pulled it off, to be honest – probably not the most sensible idea with a one-month old in tow, but you have to power through the sleep deprivation somehow, I guess. Autopilot is a marvellous thing.”

“We wanted to show an evolution of different looks and shots, from a more traditional bridal look initially, to a slightly sassier leather-jacket-donning bride, to a sequinned disco queen wearing an Isolated Heroes piece on loan from one of our real Inner City brides from earlier in the season. There was a focus on sparkle, disco balls, minimal fuss, and good fun, with not too much in the way of flowing silks and ‘wedding fluff’. I see a lot of that in styled shoots and whilst it’s great on one table, the reality of replicating that en masse for a party of 120+ people is a bit of a jeff, not particularly befitting to a space such as this, and an expensive business to boot.”

“It’s a cool urban minimalist party. With glitter. And shiny disco balls.”

“‘Twas a bit of thrown-together fun in the midst of wedding season in an era of meticulously planned shoots. Good job Agnes can make anything look fucking wizard! When you’re working with people like this though, anything is possible.”


Photography | Agnes Black

Styling/concept | Ellie of Inner City Weddings

Model | Emily Jillian

MUA & hair | Mollie the MUA, of Sonara Parker

Venue | 92 Burton Road

Cake and doughnuts | Kelham Cakery

Blooms | Sweetpea and Thyme

Dresses | Frock and Soul

Shoes | ASOS

Statement Necklace | Jane Bowler

Illuminations | Doris Loves

Stationery and balloons | Ellie Softley

Sequin jacket | Isolated Heroes


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