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.
All images are by the wonderfully talented Matthew Bishop Photography: http://matthewbishopphotography.co.uk
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
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.
Simple, elegant table styling with classic English touches
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/
Divine wedding reception stationery adds an artistic element
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/
Statement wedding flowers for opulent classical style
“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/
Opt for elegant jewellery with clean lines and real impact
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/
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.
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
Meet the wonderful team of creative suppliers who did outstanding work on this Neoclassical styled session.
- Matthew Bishop Photography – www.mbishopphotography.co.uk
- Wedding Gown -Emma Hunt London – www.emmahunt.co.uk/
- Stephen Bishop Suiting – stephenbishopsuiting.com/
- TBR Floral Design – www.tbrfloraldesign.co.uk/
- Cakes by Krishanthi – www.cakesbykrishanthi.co.uk/
- Floral Vintage Crockery – www.floralvintagecrockery.co.uk/
- Liz Patey Hair and Makeup – www.lizpateymakeup.co.uk/
- Hair and Make-up assistant – Katherine Blight
- Beauty Pearl – Nails – www.beautypearl.co.uk/
- Gemma Milly Stationery – gemmamilly.com/
- Karl Karter Jewellery – www.karlkarter.com/
- Ice Magic Furniture Hire – www.ice-magic.biz/
- So Lets Party – Drapes www.soletsparty.co.uk/
- Musicians Inc – musiciansinc.co.uk/ and www.saharamusic.co.uk/
- Musicians dressed by Emma Hunt – London www.emmahunt.co.uk/littleblackdress/
- Hurlingham Club – www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk/
- Petra Opperman Weddings – www.petraoppermanweddings.co.uk/