This ‘Lagos to London’ styled shoot was inspired by the vibrant, rich, and opulent Lagos lifestyle featuring a bold and color palette. Luxury Event Planner & Designer, Cynthia of CyEhis Events collaborated with Vero J photography and Affinity Q photography to create this beautiful vision and worked alongside some incredible London-based wedding suppliers to bring this Lagos to London shoot vision to life.
She says, “My vision was to create something contemporary featuring Ankara print fashion in celebration of that “Lagos Vibes” we all know and love.”
The Lagos to London shoot was captured on location at one of London’s historical venues, Gunnersbury Park London. The setting at Gunnersbury Park London gave the most beautiful backdrop.
Shoot location: Gunnersbury Park , London, UK
Shoot theme/motif/inspiration: Luxe Afro-chic, intimate romantic wedding
Color combinations: Bold color palette
Favorite detail: The iconic ‘DANFO’ was one of our main focal points of the shoot, designed with colorful balloons and floral arrangements to make a bold statement. Tope of Balloon Inspirations created the most breath-taking balloon display on the yellow bus using custom color balloons.
The design for the tablescape was mirroring the overall vibrant color palette of the shoot. Funsho adorned the table with low level and tall floral arrangements perfectly encapsulated the concept, being able to highlight the beauty of the color palette.
The opulent gold candlesticks, gold reef glass charger plates, white/gold Goa flatware with gold rim dinnerware, and glassware sets along with the luxury furniture took the tablescape design to a higher level of luxury with a romantic feel and a nod to the interior of the Gunnersbury Park Museum.
For the wedding invitation, I wanted the Lagos to London theme to be very evident, and the beautiful green coloured passport invitation suite by Cartila was the perfect fit.
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Funsho of Foreps Decor worked her magic in executing the design brief transforming the orangery creating softly structured, romantic and abundant floral displays on an acrylic mirror floor stage using silk foliage and flowers in white and greenery to complement the greenery plants in the orangery.
The aisle was aligned with rose petals, floating candles and floral arrangements with draping crystals, creating a dreamy enchanted nook for our couple to say their I DOs.
We chose a green and white color palette for the ceremony design to pay homage to the colors of the Nigerian flag.
There were so many intricate elements to the shoot – I gave PrettyYummy Cakes the brief of using suitcases for inspiration when creating the cake, I wanted it to boldly reflect the Lagos to London concept. And she ran with it and designed this gorgeous 4 tiered and 1 individual suitcase fondant cake. The simplicity of the cream cakes paired perfectly with the floral sheet design cakes, adding the gold detailing on each individual tier cake design brought the simple and elegant design together.
We are so in love with this gorgeous styled shoot! Let us know your favorite detail in the comments!
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