An eclectic, whimsical London wedding

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Today’s wedding is so marvelous that we couldn’t wait to share it with you all to start the week. The unexpected contrast between the high-end sophistication and elegance of the venue, paralleled with elements of fantasy and whimsical details in this London wedding are such a fun diversion from so many weddings we see!

The couple has asked that they not be shown in today’s feature, so out of respect to them we have chosen to focus on the details. No worries, there is so much to see here folks that you’ll hardly miss seeing an image of the dress – we promise!

We could never imagine the Carlton Club, a historic clubhouse in St. James, Mayfair, oozing with priceless pieces of historical art could be transformed to what you’ll see in the photos below!

eccentric london wedding

Hundreds of grey balloons bundled together with an underlying neon lighting equals major WOW factor!

eccentric london wedding

eccentric london wedding

eccentric london wedding

Are the details killing you yet? Fiona Leahy, extraordinary event designer, who knocked this wedding to an entirely new level of fantastic had the bride to thank for much of the concept. It’s not hard to collaborate with a bride when she’s got amazing taste, so Fiona found it easy to channel the bride’s aesthetic with a downplayed elegance, shades of grey and hundreds of flowers that were displayed to look as though they had been plucked from a dream meadow.

eccentric london wedding

For the dinner tables, Fiona wanted it to look like they had raided a Grand Uncles country home and used all the family silver in an unexpected way. She looked to using trophies, condiment sets, magnifying glasses and all other beautiful objects that can often be seen in cupboards.

eccentric london wedding

Um, hello! We want Amber and Nisha of The Broken Hearts to DJ our next party. These ladies look like they know how to bring it!

eccentric london wedding

To be a guest at this wedding, right? There’s no denying that this wedding is by far one of the most unique we’ve ever seen. The concept is entirely original, makes us feel as though we’ve stepped into both Alice in Wonderland and The Young Victoria, and reminds us how much we love weddings! A huge thank you to Dorothée and Annabel of Belathée Photography for sharing their amazing talent and Fiona Leahy for giving us a glimpse into what went into designing this wedding.

Photography: Belathée Photography / Venue: Carlton Club / Flowers: Scarlet and Violet / Cake (which we know you’re all swooning over): Choccywoccydoodah / Event Design: Fiona Leahy / DJ’s: Amber and Nisha of The Broken Hearts

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Jen on Jun 13, 2011

What an interesting wedding! Love that balloon staircase and all the elegant details. Oh and the dj's look like the coolest wedding dj's I have ever seen!

Michelle on Jun 13, 2011

That cake totally takes the cake for the coolest one I've ever seen! Yea, totally wish I could have seen this wedding in person!

anne on Jun 13, 2011

The colors here are amazingly vibrant! Love the vibe! And that cake? Insane.

Karin on Jun 13, 2011

The dress looks beautiful I wish we could see more!

Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl on Jun 13, 2011

Wow, this is one of the most spectacular weddings I've seen! Those balloons are such a unique addition! http://goldhearted.etsy.com

Melissa on Jun 13, 2011

Love the flower collar on the dog statue. I keep thinking of the environmental waste of all the balloons on the staircase.

Tarek on Jun 13, 2011

Wowoowowowowkowowowow!!!!!!! I am blown away this is an awesome wedding. Great post hundreds! (would call you cakelets, but then the whole science of your nomenclature wouldn't make sense. Aces maybe? I'm rambling <3)

Kate on Jun 13, 2011

Very money

100layercake on Jun 13, 2011

Hahaa Tarek, you are hilarious. And yes, you can call us "hundreds"..has a nice ring to it :)

Reese @ JAF Gifts on Jun 13, 2011

The balloons were such a sight to behold! I loved how they were arranged against that beautiful staircase. Everything else is lovely and elegant, very very well thought of!

Christina on Jun 13, 2011

Balloons done right! Makes me want to go to London again right now! :)

kaity on Jun 13, 2011

wow! very regal - without being regal. if that makes any sense at all! extremely unique

Megan Clouse on Jun 13, 2011

How fun! I especially love that whimsical cake!!

Bia | Engagement Rings, Loose Diamonds, Wedding Rings & Diamond Jewelry on Jun 13, 2011

Okay, wow. Those balloons? INSPIRED. That's a pretty good alternative to flowers, plus the way they're arranged are so cool!

Taylor @ The Proposal Enthusiast on Jun 13, 2011

Who knew balloons could look so chic? What a cool idea.

jenn {bow tie & bustle} on Jun 13, 2011

holy moly! this wedding is outta this world! those balloons on the staircase are UNBELIEVABLE!!!! gorgeous stuff!

Hailey on Jun 13, 2011

I feel this may be a bit repetitive, but I'm in love with those balloons. Though I feel a little sorry for the persons in charge of blowing them all up! The effect is dramatic and beautiful. Wish I could have been there!

Leila | Be Inspired PR on Jun 13, 2011

This wedding is so London - vintage pieces updated with a modern whimsical theme. Love it!

Katie on Jun 13, 2011

Yowza. Money, indeed. I'm just thinking how much this must have cost.

Holly on Jun 13, 2011

Wow! What a stunning wedding. The balloons on the staircase is breathtaking.

Lucy on Jun 13, 2011

Wowee! Such details! Stunning!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon on Jun 14, 2011

my gosh, the balloon lined staircase is magnificent! this look like such a beautiful venue!

Rock Paper Scissors Events on Jun 14, 2011

Just wanted to chime in my own WOW! Completely, totally fabulous! xo, Ara

Michele on Jun 14, 2011

Absolutely stunning! So different, absolutely magnificent! Visit me @ http://sunshine--loving.blogspot.com/ - Michele

Erica Ann Photography on Jun 14, 2011

Wow, that was whimsical and eclectic. Love it!

Jacquelyn on Jun 15, 2011

LOVE balloon staircase! What fun!

geoge on Jul 28, 2011

EXGa5c http://fnYwlOpd2n9t4Vx6A3lbk.com

Jenn Pentoney, Simply Sweet Weddings on Aug 30, 2011

Oh my goodness! That dance floor is awesome!

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