Today, a romantic and luxurious micro wedding photoshoot from a fabulous London location. This is everything: from the beautiful images by Doriane Descamps to all the styling touches and our stunning bride and groom. I’m coming to realise that I love to hear how photoshoots work behind the scenes as well, so when lovely Tessa from A Touch of Nevaeh says how the creative team worked together, it wins my heart. Thank you Tessa for sharing this with us today!
It was really lovely working with other suppliers who all could see the same vision as me. We were like a little family, all working hard to get the space prepared and the models in place.
Planning, Concept & Styling: A Touch of Nevaeh www.atouchofnevaeh.com
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park www.mandarinoriental.com
Photography: Doriane Descamps Doriane Descamps
Videographer: Stainlessly Wed
Floral Designer: Queen of Hearts Floral Design
Assistants/Waiters: ACE Crystal Clear Ace Crystal Clear Events
Bridal Gowns: Gillian Roberts Bridal www.gillianrobertsbridal.co.uk
Bridal Accessories: Honey V Tiaras www.honeyv.co.uk
Grooms Suits, Bow tie & Shoes: Mochee www.mochee.co.uk
Couple Stylist: Styled by Din www.styledbydin.co.uk
Celebrant: Dave the Celebrant Celebrant | Dave Octave Celebrant | London
Decor & Styling: Angels and Gypsies www.angelsandgypsiesevents.co.uk
Tableware/Dior Chairs: The Essential Events www.theessentialevents.com
Stationer: Arkhiventeros www.Arkhiventeros.com
Cake Designer: Bespoke Bakes by Danielle www.bespokebakes.co.uk
Mini Dancefloor: Av365 Event production | Audio Visual 365 | London
Wedding Bands & Ring: Lavinn Lazare Jeweller
B.T.S Photography: Toyin Photography Capturing Priceless Moments (toyinphotography.com)
Video background Pianist: Arkhiventeros Music Jordan Condison
We styled a stunning Luxury Summer Micro Wedding in the astounding Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. MO Hyde park is a luxury 5 star hotel where Royalty and celebrities have graced its walls. It was an absolute honour to be given the opportunity to style this grand ballroom.
When I first laid eyes on the Ballroom in the Mandarin Oriental I automatically fell in love, a stunning ballroom with 24-carat gilding, breathtaking chandeliers and views through floor-to-ceiling windows over Hyde Park. MO Hyde Park exudes an enticing mix of elegance and luxury.
Known to be the location where HM Queen Elizabeth II learned to dance with her sister, the late Princess Margaret and where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their engagement, this luxury 5-star hotel has the royal seal of approval. The Loggia’s private Royal Entrance from Hyde Park can be used for special occasions with permission from the Royal Parks. It truly is any couple’s dream wedding reception location.
I envisioned a luxurious, micro wedding setting which featured lilac accents, providing a simple yet effective pop of colour which was also reflected in the flowers provided by the lovely Bilen from Queen of Hearts Floral Design, as well as a touch of elegance. Bilen created impressive floral arrangements using summer flowers and greenery, which made this room look even more special, bringing the outdoors inside.
The Tablescape was laid by myself and Celestine from Angels and Gypsies who also provided luxurious decor i.e. her gold vintage candlestick holders. The table was set for 12 guests for a perfect Micro Wedding. The luxurious tableware and Dior chairs were provided by Valerie of The Essential Events. Tariq from Arkhiventeros absolutely blew us away with his stationery package providing table number cards, escort cards and place card menus using a lilac signature wax seal. The final touch to the table were favours for guests, handmade sugar cookies by Bespoke Bakes by Danielle.
To complete the look a seamless mini dancefloor (8×8) was put together by Courtney of AV356 for only the bride and groom with bespoke design.
This creative idea was perfect especially with the current restrictions in place for weddings in this pandemic. Towards the back of the room, a small table displayed the classic three tier wedding cake, decorated by Bespoke Bakes by Danielle which featured flowers which were delicately hand painted to detail. One word from us Art!!
Our real couple Laura and Afiz completed my vision with their undeniable chemistry and love for one another which was captured beautifully by the creative Doriane Descamps photography and Stainlessly Wed videography. Laura wore two dresses provided by Gillian Roberts Bridal spring/summer collection and accessories by Honey V Tiara’s.
I visioned our bride to have a dreamy flawless makeup look bringing out her natural skin tone. Our bride’s hairstyle was an elegant updo style which were both executed by The Postiche Collection by Tyra-Jainae. Our groom wore two luxury tailor made suits from Mochee. The couple’s outfits and accessories were put together by Styled by Din.
The ceremony was held by the amazing Dave the Celebrant. Stefan from Lavinn Lazare Jewellery sealed the deal with his bespoke luxury wedding bands. Chrystell and the team from Ace Crystal Clear provided us with waiters and assisted the suppliers as and when needed to fill in the gaps, wow what a team!
Toyin Photography captured behind the scenes images for all suppliers’ which was a perfect touch to the day.
As we already had such an impressive starting point, it was really easy to achieve a great final look which was nothing short of amazing!! Each feature was thoughtfully placed simply to enhance the elegance and beauty of the room, thereby creating a luxurious Summer Micro Wedding setting for a bride and groom seeking luxury with minimal guests.
A Touch of NevaehAce Crystal Clear EventsAngels and GypsiesArkhiventerosAudio Visual 365Bespoke Bakes by DanielleDave the CelebrantDoriane DescampsGillian Roberts BridalHoney V TiarasLavinn Lazare JewellerMandarin OrientalMocheeQueen of Hearts Floral DesignStainlessly WedStyled by DinThe Essential EventsThe Postiche CollectionToyin Photography