a pastel perfect mayfair wedding | uk wedding blog

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Good morning all! A super beautiful wedding on the blog today, of course it is, it has come from the wonderful Julie Michaelsen. I always look at these dreamy Mayfair weddings and lust after photos on deserted streets, in front of towering town houses. All in Louboutins, just like Lisa, today’s bride. There is also some info about Julie’s amazing new workshops at the end of the post, so if you are looking to up your photography business then have a read.

photography | Julie Michaelsen 

My dress was from Stephanie Allin Couture. When I tried on the ‘Natalia’, I knew that this was the one for me. I also had Christian Louboutin shoes, and wore my mother’s necklace.

We had our initial consultation with Tove who was incredibly driven, encouraging and creative. She listened carefully, suggested options and really knew her flowers! She was also very familiar with the venue, so knew exactly what would work, and what wouldn’t. The initial palette suggestion was warmly received and then we worked on it to ensure that the flowers worked with the venue as a whole. The attention to detail was superb, from little flowers on the table on the lobby, to the courtyard tables for the reception, bouquets and buttonholes and large arrangements.


Lisa’s up-do courtesy of Hair by Lou shows off the stunning neckline of her dress. Ana Ospina took care of her dewy natural make-up.

Julie Michaelsen Photography

Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London

Groom – A Suit That Fits
Groomsmen – M&S Suits + Reiss Ties

Rita’s Cakes was the only choice to make the newlyweds’ wedding cake. I love the unusual choice of chocolate outer contrasting with the pastel blooms.

“Rita is an old family friend. She has made our birthday cakes since we were little so no-one else stood a look-in. She is also the most unbelievably talented cake designer I have come across, and can make anything, and I mean anything.”


Do not stress yourself out when planning the wedding, it isn’t worth it. Do a little and often. We planned the wedding by this motto, it meant that we weren’t left with a colossal amount to do a few weeks before the wedding and both of us could work right up until the wedding day itself.

Photographer – Julie Michaelsen
Venue – Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London
Wedding Dress and Veil – Natalia by Stephanie Allin Couture
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Scent/perfume – Angel by Thierry Mugler
Groom – A Suit That Fits
Bridesmaids – BHS
Groomsmen – M&S Suits + Reiss Ties
Page Boys – BHS
Florist – Mary Jane Vaughan
Cake – Rita’s Cakes
Entertainment – The Wedding Music Company
Rings – Hatton Garden
Catering – Leith’s at Dartmouth House
Stationery – V-O Stationery
Hair Stylist – Louise Leaves, Hair by Lou
Makeup Artist – Ana Ospina
Favours – Stickers from Project Pretty on Not on the High Street + Boxes from Sass & Belle

Photographers – Julie has launched her own workshops called The Nordic Way. If you are wanting to take your photography business to the next level then Julie is definitely the girl for you, it sounds AMAZING, read more below:

The Nordic Way has been created to introduce photographers to the Fine Art Wedding Photography style, whether you’ve been shooting for 1 or 2 years or are brand new, this workshop will give you the inside knowledge of how to market yourself, valuable pricing strategies and how to find those Fine Art clients.

Being Danish, the concept of Hygge has been entrenched within my soul ever since I was born and it is this very feeling of cosiness, scented candles, homemade baked goods and good company which I wanted to use as a base concept for a new workshop for Fine Art Wedding Photographers.

Fine Art Wedding Photography is often be associated with the luxury market which is not always associated with accessibility. I wanted to create a space where we will talk about attracting these fine art clients but in a way which is friendly, down to earth and accessible.

I created this workshop because I believe that success is possible if you are given the right tools and advice. Sure you can probably figure it out for yourself in a few years but why not fast track yourself? I have invited speakers whose knowledge I believe to be the cornerstone to success within the Fine Art Wedding Photography world and I want to share that with you. I want to share with you my mistakes, what works and what doesn’t so that you don’t have to waste time doing the same.

But don’t delay because seats on this workshop are LIMITED to make sure this is kept intimate.

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