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REAL Wedding Trend – Urban Jungle

If you want shun the traditional country house wedding and get married in the urban jungle instead then you've come to the right place. With help from some of the UK's best documentary wedding photographers we've got some urban wedding ideas that will really make your wedding stand out.

Industrial venue

Industrial buildings make the ideal urban wedding venues. Breweries, warehouses, refineries and museums all have that gritty urban look. If you love exposed brick, loads of space, metal and concrete then this is for you. Each industrial wedding venue will have it’s own quirks which will make for some incredible wedding photos.

Neon lights

Neon lights can be used to spell out a message, your names or anything you want really! If you’re very lucky you may even come across one when you’re walking around taking portraits with your photographer.

Alicia and Mark’s urban wedding inspired this article. Check out their incredible wedding video by Hushabye Films for some major inspiration.

Alicia + Mark by Hushabye Films

Street Photography Portraits

Taking your first photos as a married couple in the urban jungle can lead to some amazing images. Check out these street photography wedding photos for ideas.


When you get married in the concrete jungle you often have the added benefit of some super cool backdrops. Have a wander near the venue and see if you can spot any graffiti that you like, or ask your photographer if they know of any.

Hopefully this urban wedding trends article has given you some inspiration for your big day. Let us know what you have planned for your urban wedding on instagram or facebook. Remember it’s all about doing things your way, so just stick to what’s important to you and go for it! Check out our Bride Hacks for more ideas.

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Gaia Hudson

Written by gaia_bkir

Founder of Brides Keeping it Real and mum of two little ones, Leon & Ada. Passionate about providing a supportive online community for brides and grooms who want an achievable, uncomplicated wedding planning experience.