Realized in exclusive for Wedding Mission-Fab UK Magazine by Amalia Roseti, editor and owner of Wedding Mission and Jeanette Spencer her business partner.
With the excitement still in the air about Prince Harry’s and Megan Markle magnificent Royal Wedding, that took place on the 19th May 2018 at Windsor Castle, Amalia the owner of Wedding Mission and Jeanette owner of Mjp Events, business partner in wedding and party planning, decided it would be rude not to put together our very own Royal Wedding photoshoot, styled and inspired by their special day.
The venue was the stunning Baglioni Hotel in London, opposite Hyde Park and overlooking the regal gardens of Kensington Palace. A location steeped in traditional décor with a modern day twist that incorporates the Hotels Italian history based in the heart of London. The Baglioni Collection currently counts 7 exclusive hotels and a resort mainly located in period buildings in the historical centres of Europe’s major cities of art.
Our bride modelled two bridal looks. One was for the ceremony and the other was chosen as an evening dress. Both Dresses came from Browns Bride which can be found in Marylebone and which is home to an array of amazing wedding dresses designed by some of the most elite bridal designers in the wedding industry.
For the ceremony our model beautifully showcased a magical, majestic ballgown styled with a deep V illusion neckline and regal tailored sleeves. This stunning dress is made of delicate beading and a French net ball gown skirt that fit perfectly with the royal look we were trying to achieve for this shoot!
The dress was designed by Romona Kaveza who has designed bridal gowns for celebrity brides such as Tina Knowles (mother to Beyonce) and Liz Cho, and who’s red carpet designs are favourite amongst stars such as Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Helen Hunt, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara and Penelope Cruz, to name a few.
Romona Keveža is an established leader amongst the world’s top designers and this dress was no exception to her work.
For the evening look we chose a dress designed by Lihi Hod. This elegantly luscious design is a long sleeve beaded tulle dress with ornate silver beads throughout. The front features a high neckline with a low back. A Swarovski stone belt adorns the waist. The beauty of this dress simply takes your breath away.
After graduating from the leading fashion design school in Israel, Lihi Hod worked alongside fashion designer John Galliano in Paris at Dior. After working for many fashion brands, Lihi returned to Israel and established her own signature studio in 2010, specializing in wedding dresses.
Both dresses were beautifully complemented by Ivory Satin bridal footwear, designed by Christian Louboutin whose shoe designs have an abundance of style, talent and remarkable appearance that only Louboutin can deliver. Christian Louboutin was born in the capital city of France known as Paris on the 7th January 1963. Louboutin shoes are famous for their shiny red soles and his collections are transcendent in the fashion industry. These statement shoes were the perfect addition.
The veil modelled by our bride was designed by Peter Langner. At the young age of twenty-four Peter Langner left his home in Hanover Germany to attend school in Paris at the world renowned Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale to follow his passion to become a great couturier.
Completing his studies with distinction, he went directly to work and learn from the masters at the famous design houses of Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro, Guy LaRoche and Christian Lacroix. In 1991, Peter Langner opened his own workroom in Rome.
Floral Design and Table set up
The floral arrangements were created by the very talented Andrea Coma, Owner of Your Flower Story London. Your Flower Story London specialise in luxury florist design and provide a personal, professional, and creative service that is as individual as the couples they work with.
For the shoot we wanted to create something that was decadent but also modern and radiant, so we went for an original colour palette ranging from pale pinks to royal blues. Andrea designed and created a luxurious floral display that was a key factor in bringing our royal wedding to life. The combination of colours used matched perfectly with the Duck Egg Blue Damask table linen which was hired from Jones Hire, London.
The table details included charger plates, gold rimmed glasses and cutlery are from WhiteHouse Crockery who specialise in luxury tableware rentals and provide unique, contemporary and innovative designs in glassware and crockery.
The table was elegantly fragranced using candles from Wick and Tallow who supply a beautiful range of candles bringing a bold touch of British individuality to the luxury to any table.
The cakes for the shoot were designed and created by Elizabeth Solaru, Owner of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Elizabeth is an absolute master of her craft and designs magnificently executed cakes which taste as amazing as they look! Elizabeth caters mainly to the luxury wedding industry and her cakes are known for their intricate detail and realistic sugar flowers, sugar pearls and edible jewellery.
The cakes on the day were designed in accordance with the royal theme and Elizabeth prepared an array of delectable cakes and sweets which included gold chocolate lollies, beautiful cupcakes and the most decadent tier cakes you have ever seen. These cakes were indeed fit for royalty. Elizabeth’s cakes are exquisite in every way and absolutely delicious!
Concept & Planning: Wedding Mission & MJP Events
Venue: Baglioni Hotel London
Florist: Your Flower Story London
Photographer & Video: Tell Your Story
Bride look: Browns Bride London
Gown: Romona Keveza
Second Gown: Lihi Hod
Tiara: Maria Elena Headpieces
Earrings: Paris Tiaras
Veil Peter Langner
Cake: Elizabeths Cake Emporuim
Stationery: Leeming & Brothers
Hair /Make up: Divz Hair & Makeup Artist
Candles: Wick and Tallow
Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware: WhiteHouse Event Crockery
Linen: Jones Hire
Personalized chairs: Couture Chairs
Model: Julia – 8 Management