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Get the look! Luxurious neoclassical wedding style with Petra Opperman Weddings

Dearest lovely blog reader… do I have a treat in store for you this afternoon! Courtesy of Petra Opperman Weddings and a cast of the very best in wedding design, this exclusive ‘Get the Look’ feature comes hot on the heels of this morning’s styled bridal shoot from the Hurlingham Club.

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (28)

All images are by the wonderfully talented Matthew Bishop Photography: http://matthewbishopphotography.co.uk

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (1)

Choose high tiers and elegant icing for your neoclassical wedding cake

Style your wedding cake with straight lines, architectural details and alabaster colours… this beautiful white tiered wedding cake brings to mind the architecture of Greece and Rome with high tiers and softest white icing. Details are kept to a minimum with elegant clusters of the thinnest sugarpaste flowers. By Krishanthi – www.cakesbykrishanthi.co.uk
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (2)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (3)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (4)

Choose a venue with wow factor to impress your guests

The Hurlingham Club has a magnificent arched ceiling your guests will love – it’s a blank canvas with plenty of natural daylight for wedding photography – and needs little decor to create the most luxurious wedding reception space for your luxury celebration.
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (5)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (6)

Simple, elegant table styling with classic English touches

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (7)

Use vintage china with handwritten classic calligraphy for your place settings. Floral Vintage Crockery – www.floralvintagecrockery.co.uk/ – provided all of the wonderful plates and vintage cups for Petra’s styled shoot. Gemma Milly’s handwritten place name cards show how elegant calligraphy can add so much to your place settings. Gemma Milly Stationery – gemmamilly.com/
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (8)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (9)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (10)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (11)

Divine wedding reception stationery adds an artistic element

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (12)On the day stationery is a wonderful way to bring in artistic touches to your day. This table number card by lovely Gemma Milly uses a classic watercolour illustration as a backdrop to simple, gold printed table numbers. gemmamilly.com/
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (13)

Statement wedding flowers for opulent classical style

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (14)

Many neoclassical objects were decorated with swags and festoons and these hanging garlands of fabric, ribbons, flowers and bud-like motifs known as husks were based on Classical Roman decoration. The flower arrangements and cake design incorporates these features, together with a contemporary twist added to the theme. ” ~ Petra Opperman.
Flowers by TBR Floral Design – www.tbrfloraldesign.co.uk/

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (15)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (16)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (17)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (18)Opt for elegant jewellery with clean lines and real impact

luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (19)I love the bridal jewellery worn by the model on the shoot – it’s pretty with strings of pearls and yet has such a strong design element with geometrical shapes – a wonderful way to bring in a neoclassical element. Karl Karter Jewellery – www.karlkarter.com/

The perfect wedding dresses for a luxurious shoot like this have to be designer, and Emma Hunt’s deliciously timeless styles couldn’t be more beautiful. Emma Hunt is known for her exquisite craftsmanship and graceful silhouettes. Her private studio and showroom is in London, and there are stockists around the UK: http://www.emmahunt.co.uk/
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (20)

Choose classic flowers for a luxury wedding bouquet

Classic roses form the basis of our model’s luxury bouquet. Use your favourite roses in soft whites and palest pinks, adding colour and texture with smaller flowers and foliage. Match your bouquet to your table centres or choose one set of statement flowers: a stunning bouquet or a single display table if your budget won’t allow for too many elaborate floral arrangements.
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (21)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (22)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (23)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (24)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (25)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (26)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (27)

Delicious floral invitations to set the scene for your luxury wedding

Stunning invitations are worth their weight in gold, and these gold-touched floral invites with matching stationery from Gemma Milly will set the scene for your luxury wedding. With a carefully selected combination of elegant fonts, gold foil and a watercolour background illustration, I think they’re more than lovely – find out more at gemmamilly.com
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (29)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (30)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (31)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (32)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (33)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (34)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (35)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (36)
luxury wedding style ideas Petra Opperman images by Matthew Bishop Photography (37)

 

Meet the wonderful team of creative suppliers who did outstanding work on this Neoclassical styled session.

~ Petra Opperman Weddings

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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