Something new, something old, something blue, something borrowed and something DIFFERENT. By the year 2017, when social media is part of our daily life many things have changed. The information, the pictures, the ideas we find online are making such a big impact on our taste or opinions, we would not even notice. In the event industry it opened a whole new world for the customers and of course for the suppliers, too. Each day we get newer and newer requirements if we could do the exact thing that they have seen on the internet of arrangements, decorations. Here comes the twist, everybody wants the same thing, but somehow create something DIFFERENT.
We got a special opportunity, something DIFFERENT and could work on a photoshoot this time, not on an actual event. Style shoots let us be as creative as we can, playing with our imagination. It is so much fun!
From the wet, cold streets we arrived at a warm, calm Georgian-style building. The Foundling Museum flew us back like 100 years in the past from the rushing 21st century London. I am sure you know that feeling when you go to see an exhibition in a museum and the only thing you can hear is the white noise, you feel relaxed and feel like you want to stop time. So that kind of atmosphere was dominating during the whole time we were there.
As the clothing and the make-up of the models were quite elegant, classic, matching with the style of the room, we wanted to have the decoration to have a hint of modern.
To keep the balance was challenging, but the result looked fantastic.
We had a long table to set up for 16 guests, used gold chiavari chairs with white pads for the seating. We went for a rustic, vintage style mixed with the recently most popular colour, the gold. We went for the soft elegant colours not wanting to use too many bright colours, so the flower arrangements were mostly green, leafy, spiced up with a little blush pink and ivory roses. On to the sides of the table we placed two of our Karen Tran flower stands that we hung pearl beads from. At the middle we laid an ivy runner with blush pink rose heads.
To provide a full impactful table we lined up gold products of ours on the middle of the table. We used the gorgeous gold curved trumpet vases, each of them with a cute cream ribbon and a bow, small hurricane vases and candle holders with flicker candles on them. Oh, the candles! Almost forgot about the candles, many candles lightened up the whole place, on the table, at the side, on the fire place, we just scattered them around, creating that romantic style for the room. As gold as it is so popular that we must have made the set up a bit richer in gold, than it usually is. Gold rimmed glasses, gold Aztec charger plates with sparkling menus on them, because everything needs a little sparkle!
One thing I have not mentioned yet is the cake! And the cake table. As the cake was stunning, we definitely did not want to take the attention away from it, so stuck with a plain, simple image, so the only thing that we did was putting a pastel pink sequin tablecloth on the table and by the cake we left the bride’s bouquet.
Was difficult to leave as we felt we were in wonderland, felt like we were in a dream…and you know what? We totally were! Was a brilliant time, we hope we will have more chance to be the part of a similar project.
Wedding planner – Shola Ade Designer Wedding Planner
Venue – The Foundling Museum
Decor – Wedding Decor Event Décor Hire
Charger plates & place settings – Designer Chair Covers To Go
Floral Arrangements – Event Decor Hire
Table Linen – Northfields
Bridal Gowns – Bellamore
Bridal Gowns – Kate Edmondson Bridal
Bridal Shoes – Rachel Simpson Shoes
Veil – Bellamore
Jewellery – Glitzy Secrets
Hair and Makeup – Kristina & Kasia
Wedding Cake – Anns Designer Cakes
Groom’s Suit – Leon Brown at Christian English
Models – Julianna Markevic, Joyce Luis, Tom Haise