Buttercream Cake for a Super Chic Micro Wedding in Chelsea, London

11 May 2021

This stunning little workshop shoot that started at Chelsea Old Town Hall, was packed full to the brim with fun and gorgeous details to show that a micro wedding can be super chic. For the bride, a dress with the wow factor, the most beautiful flowers in the bridal bouquet, gorgeous hair styling and makeup – it can all have you feeling a million dollars on your wedding day. And this inspirational shoot has lots of ideas for an elopement or micro wedding that doesn’t compromise on aesthetics. The surrounding streets of Chelsea, in Springtime, are the perfect backdrop for some memorable bridal couple portraits too with the iconic Albert Bridge and the blossom-lined trees.

My buttercream wedding cakes are never small in style, so even for a small wedding I wanted to show that you can have maximum impact. So I created a showstopper design for the cake (and yes, it’s a buttercream cake!) with that striking diagonal and the contrasting colours to complemented the wedding colour palette. And with just the right arrangement of fresh flowers on the top – the cake had a modern, contemporary vibe perfect for this inspirational shoot.

Modern buttercream wedding cake for a chic Chelsea London wedding | Colour palette of pinks, yellows, creams and ivory | Kirsty Mackenzie

All through this editorial, those pops of colour and the thoughtful details like the cool accessories, the fashion, the gorgeous veils, the super fun stationery, the beautiful flowers, the cake – it all comes together for an epic look. If you’re a relaxed, easygoing couple who are all about the fun and want to celebrate your individuality – this editorial shoot might give you ideas for how you can incorporate your personalities into your own wedding, be it a big or small wedding – bespoke, customised details are going be the way to make your wedding day feel very unique to you. 

Fun wedding stationery from Sundown Paper for a cool, chic Chelsea London wedding | Kirsty Mackenzie
Beautiful bridal bouquet for a chic Chelsea London wedding | Kirsty Mackenzie
Stunning Millia London short bridal dress for a chic Chelsea London wedding | Kirsty Mackenzie
Personalised wedding details from Sundown Paper for a cool, chic Chelsea London wedding | Kirsty Mackenzie

Concept & Host & Photographer: Kirsty Mackenzie Photography

Make-up & Hair Artist: Lucy Meyer

Florist: Bud Flora

Stationery: Sundown Paper

Cake: Sugar Plum Bakes

Polka Dot Mini Dress: Paper to Lace

Ivory Mini Dress: Laumet London

Ivory Ruffle Mini Dress: Millia London

White Suit Dress & Suits: ASOS

Jewellery Muted Luxe

Veils: Ashley Wild Bridal

Styling & Co-ordination: Carmela Weddings

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Model Couple @wild.and.west