Today we join luxury wedding planner Elegante by Michelle J for an exquisite styled shoot from beautiful Hampshire. Four Seasons Hampshire is a luxury hotel, set in the most stunning location with beautiful gardens and grounds. It is a gorgeous venue for couples who are looking for a luxury countryside UK wedding. The styling of our shoot today was beautifully curated by Michelle, working with a colour palette of jewel colours to fit with the hotel décor. Michelle collaborated with a fantastic team of talented and passionate Hampshire wedding suppliers, whose work we are in awe of today here at English Wedding! The stunning images are by Paulo Santos Photography.
Please see the full supplier list below.
Wedding Planner Elegante by Michelle J
Photographer Paulo Santos Photography
Videographer Confetti & Silk Films
Venue Four Seasons Hampshire
Balloon Architect Balloonista
Florist Arcade Flowers
Bride’s Dresses Pronovias from Mirror Mirror London and Mirror Mirror Couture
Bridal headdresses Dolecka Bridal
Bride’s shoes Emmy London
Groom’s suits TuxLux London
Hair Dayna Vaughan Teague
Make up Philippa Louise Makeup
Stationery Bigday Designs
Favours Bomboniere by Maria
Wedding Cake and desserts MonAnnie
Linens Just 4 Linen
Furniture and tableware hire Options Great Hire
Judaica Contemporary Judaica
Masks TiffMitch Designs
Jewellery Rockman Jewellery
Candles Ester & Erik from Hus & Hem
Models Daisy and Malcolm
Working together with Jessica Tober, the Weddings Co-ordinator at Four Seasons Hampshire, we decided to showcase the venue for couples looking for a Jewish winter wedding. And whilst the shoot does feature some sublime couples’ shots taken in the beautiful Walled Garden, we wanted couples to see just how gorgeous the hotel’s indoor event spaces are, and how it’s possible to create the most magnificent luxe winter Jewish wedding.
The shoot has been captured beautifully by wedding photographer Paulo Santos and wedding filmmaker Confetti & Silk Films.
Whenever I plan a wedding, I look to ensure that guests are treated to elements that surprise and delight them, thus creating a standout, memorable event. This might be the setting or location; or it could be an unexpected entertainment act. Plus of course we are always looking to create a beautiful styling and design scheme.
For this shoot, I chose to involve a balloon architect. I invited Aurelija of Balloonista to collaborate with me and our florist, Emma of Arcade Flowers. Together we designed our surprise element. We created a stylish, lavish Chuppah decorated with both florals and balloons. It was important to all of us that that the end result was a harmonious blend of the two materials, and not simply an attempt to use both, but separately. I believe our Chuppah successfully accomplished this objective and exhibits the possibilities that can be achieved by thinking outside of the box. And for anyone who has concerns about the environmental impact, please be reassured that Balloonista uses only biodegradable balloons and will be reusing the majority of the balloons used on this shoot. You can read more about their sustainability policy on their website.
Our Judaica for the Chuppah including the tallit, kippah, ketubah and wine cup were supplied by Contemporary Judaica.
For our dinner tables, we chose to continue with the weave of balloons and florals by creating cascades on each table. The tables were dressed with tableware, furniture and candelabra supplied by Options Great Hire and linens by Just 4 Linen. The tapered candles in a coordinating mulberry colour were Ester & Eric supplied by Hus & Hem.
Also on the tables were menu cards, benchers and table numbers designed and printed by Bigday Designs. These complemented the luxe invitation suite which integrated the textures we were keen to incorporate into the shoot. The invitation featured a faux suede backing, bespoke laser cut wrap and gold foiling. Bigday also created a bespoke escort card display which featured Champagne flutes on a Perspex stand.
And finally on the tables, we added in Italian style favours supplied by Bomboniere by Maria. Additionally, there was a styled bomboniere display table.
Our final surprise feature was a dessert display. At Jewish weddings, we typically spend a great deal of the floral budget on the Chuppah, and yet once the ceremony is over it is usually dismantled. This has always seemed to me a crying shame for something that has had heartfelt emotion poured into its design and so I wanted to find a way of “repurposing it”. We came up with the idea of a dessert display where we used glass hanging tea light holders and beautiful velvet ribbon. The desserts were supplied by the wonderful Fen of MonAnnie Cakes, who also created the most spectacular tiered wedding cake, incorporating the textures of the design brief as well as the colours.
Mirror Mirror Bridal Couture has a long history of dressing Jewish brides. We featured three different looks as part of this shoot. Daisy, our model bride, wore Farah by Pronovias with a marabou jacket by Sasso Bride, Constellation veil and tiara by Dolecka Bridal.
For our wedding dinner, she changed into the Lucy gown by Mirror Mirror Couture.
And finally, for our outdoor shots, she wore Donna by Nicole Milano.
Shoes were by Emmy London.
Malcolm, our model groom, wore suits by TuxLux London.
Make up was by Philippa Louise and hair by Dayna Vaughan Teague.
Jewellery for the shoot was supplied by Rockman Jewellery.
And as this shoot was taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic, we featured bespoke facemasks by Tiff Mitch Designs.
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