We have had the pleasure of working with Danielle and Ben on the planning of their beautiful wedding, which took place in June at Northbrook Park in Surrey. As you will see, they are such a gorgeous couple and so happy together – lots of pretty details and outfits too!
This film (from Mark Brown Films) is just fabulous – filmed with vintage Super 8, it really adds something special to it. Marks films always bring a tear to my eye – in a good way!
We had a wedding at Highcliffe Castle a few weekends ago and I just wanted to share a few of my Instagram pics with you. I will be posting the proper photographer images once received, but this is just a little taster in the meantime!
It is a Castle, so the building itself was obviously amazing. It is now Council owned and that is unfortunately evident in several areas, but it did not take away from the day and we just made sure we covered up any ugly health & safety Council signs!
We had a calligrapher write the table plan onto a big mirror, which we sourced to match the Castle look and feel. It also means that the couple have a new mirror for their house after the wedding.
This is the entrance to the Great Hall inside the Castle and the original columns and top part were just beautiful. Gorgeous flowers too from Emma Lappin Flowers.
We went for a Choccywoccydoodah wedding cake – they make such works of art that it was a real feature sitting in the entrance hall!
The Drawing Room in the Castle was set up for the evening band – with a pretty white LED dance floor and fairy light backdrop.
Hope you enjoyed this short preview and apologies for my bad photography! Fabulous photos (from Kevin Wilson) to follow soon x
We had a wedding over the weekend, for Rebecca and Tim, at the beautiful Cowley Manor in the Cotswolds and just wanted to share a few pics with you.
I am sure you can see that these are not the professional photos, they are just a few of my iPhone photos that have been Instagrammed! The professional photos will follow.
Rebecca’s dress was Pronovias and it suited her perfectly. As you can see the bouquet is quite small, which in this case was totally right. Bouquets can sometimes be quite large and hide lots of the dress – this is something to think about when you are choosing your bouquet.
Aah, pretty peonies – my favourite flower!
More pretty flowers placed in the entrance hall at Cowley Manor. You can see from the chairs that the decor is quite quirky and modern.
Instead of a traditional table plan, we had an escort card (or pebble in this case) table. Each guest had a pebble with their name on in front of the table number they were sitting at.
The names were actually engraved into the stone and guests could take them home as favours.
This is the wedding breakfast room and although my rubbish photography does not do it justice, it gives you an idea! We hired in Ghost chairs, which looked fabulous on the day – especially once all the candles were lit, as they reflected the light beautifully.
We arranged the napkins so that each guest had their own menu slotted in the top, tied with navy ribbon (to match the bridesmaids), a name card slotted in the bottom with a twig of rosemary to finish them off.
This is their pretty wedding cake with the flowers reflected in the mirror behind it.
Again, not the best photography but it gives you an idea of how pretty the room looked when the candles were lit! It really was beautiful.
What do you think? Some very pretty details at this wedding – as well as a very pretty couple! x
As you may know, we had a bit of a soiree at The Savoy in London recently and I wanted to share some of the photos with you as it was such a fabulous night. The party was to celebrate our re-brand and this sparkly new website that we hope you all love!
Svetlana and I want to say thank you to all our guests – it was lovely to have every single one of you there and we are just sorry we did not get more time to chat to everyone. Although event planning is our thing, we could not have done it without all of the lovely suppliers that helped – so thank you to them and thank you to Chanelle and Craig from Segerius Bruce Photography who took these beautiful photos.
A party would not be a party without cocktails and in keeping with our pink colours we had Pink Lady and Strawberry Daiquiri cocktails, which needless to say went down with everyone rather well!
To me, whether it be an event or a wedding, flowers are always play a huge part and really make the design. The lovely Emma Lappin is Temple Gregory’s favourite florist and who else would we ask to do our flowers?! We were delighted to also have Simon & Victoria from Euphoric Flowers on board for the party who collaborated with Emma – what a fabulous team you make. We now have 2 favourite florists!
The beautiful flowers and light colours in their golden urns went with the Savoy Ballroom and our overall scheme so well – fabulous!
We were lucky enough to have this gorgeous dessert table created by the fabulous Crumbs! Couture. Everything was gone by the end of the evening… that says it all!
Harri from Crumbs! Couture is a very clever lady and put together these tasty delights for our guests. We had an array of cupcakes, home-made marshmallow, sumptuous ruffle cake and all kinds of other goodies!
The wonderful luxury stationers Borrowed Blue Press created our invites for the party (you can see the invites here), as well as these beautiful menus for the cocktail bar and dessert table.
As guests arrived they were greeted by the beautiful sound of Harpist Rebecca McGrath. I just love the sound of a harp – perfect for weddings too. A bit later singer Kevin Fitzsimmons took to the stage and entertained guests with his fabulous voice.
We also had special guests Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor from Strictly Come Dancing at the party and after a cocktail and a bit of mingling, they surprised guests by performing a Rumba!
I love strictly so it was fabulous to have Kristina and Robin there – who were both so lovely. You can see a video of their Rumba on our Facebook page.
This is Svetlana and I doing our little speech – look at my fabulous sparkly Olivier Laudus hairband! I did not want to take it off and cannot wait for an excuse to wear it again!
Our dress code was Gorgeous & Glamorous and our guests did not disappoint! Look at the beautiful Anna from wedding blog Far From The Wedding Crowd – very glam indeed.
We had a photo booth at the party, thanks to Hello Foto Booths, and it was a huge hit – constantly full with a que throughout the night!
Svetlana and I were so busy chatting that we almost missed it! Thankfully though we had a quick go at the end and you can see all of the photo booth photos here.
I hope you enjoyed this peak at our party and that you will be on board following the blog going forward. Planning luxury weddings and events is what we do, but we also like to blog here as often as we can – so come back soon.
Big thanks again to all the lovely people that helped make the party happen –
I recently got together with the lovely Emma Lappin (Emma Lappin Flowers) and Jemma Watts (Pearl Pictures) to put together this Glamorous Gold Inspiration shoot at Lainston House in Hampshire, hoping to create some beautiful images and ideas which could provide brides with inspiration for your own weddings.
To compliment all of the pretty dresses Hermione Harbutt sent some of her fabulous sparkly creations for us to use on the shoot and we used a mix of lovely hair accessories, earrings and bracelets.
I think that gold is going to be featuring more and more in wedding design throughout 2011 and 2012 so I thought that by using gold as a main focus we would be able to show brides how they can use it – as to some it may be a scary thought at first!
We complimented the opulent gold with very light blush colours of blush pinks, peaches and ivory. Lainston House is a beautiful country house venue and worked perfectly with our scheme.
The gorgeous stationery was provided by luxury stationers Borrowed Blue Press who used their unique ‘gold swan’ paper on the various items.
The gorgeous tableware was from Jones Hire and the furniture from Buchannan Events. I found the the gold cutlery and napkins on eBay.
Zoe Clark (The Cake Parlour) created the amazing cake which we decided to display in the beautiful gardens of Lainston, surrounded by flowers and trees. I think Zoe thought I was a bit strange when I told her I wanted a gold cake (who wouldn’t) but she definitely saw my vision and translated it perfectly.
We framed the individual table plan cards in all different coloured and shaped frames and hung them with ribbon from one of the fabulous old trees in the grounds of Lainston. We also hung empty frames and flowers to complete the look.
This is a lovely idea for a bride with nice outdoor space and you could vary the design to suit your scheme – by using different frames and flowers and even by using something other than a tree.