Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…..the recent Quintessentially Atelier had it all and then some! We had the pleasure of taking part in the exclusive Quintessentially Wedding Atelier on the 1st and 2nd of April, set in the grand ballroom at The Langham Hotel London.
And what an event it was. Set over three days, brides, grooms, their friends and family and wedding industry professionals were able to sample the services and products of some of the leading wedding and event suppliers. We were showcasing some of our most popular wedding pieces that Bride and Grooms can use to dress their venue or marquee and our space proved a fitting backdrop for a few mini photo shoots, namely with Ritva Westenius and our neighbours, Rockcoco fans.
It was the culmination of weeks of work and an exhausting weekend but we had a great time. The guests that we met were so lovely and it was great fun hearing their plans for their upcoming big day. By far the most organised bride we spoke to was planning for her wedding in October 2018 and at the other end of the scale, one very chilled out bride was still planning for her big day next month! They both seemed equally relaxed and no-doubt went home with an endless amount of inspiration and advice…….or their minds blown, who knows?! The show was made all the more enjoyable for us as we were in such good company, our neighbouring brands Rockcoco fans, Hannah Rose London jewellery, The Wedding Filmmakers and Stuart Wood Photography made the time fly by, helped in part by the steady flow of sweets and champagne. Rockcoco fans were inundated with visitors all weekend who were admiring their beautiful custom made hand fans, as well as getting their ‘Rockcoco pose’ on for their competition. This was people watching at its best as a steady stream of gorgeous guests posed up a storm with their favourite fan.
Guests were treated to hair styling by The Bardou and make overs by Dior, to keep their strength up there was scrumptious ice cream and macaron from the truly lovely team at Ladurée and cupcakes from The Pink Frosting Cake Company, all washed down with deliciously deadly Cointreau cocktails and pretty pink drinks from Bloom Gin.
The elegant event spaces and ballroom at The Langham were adorned with flowers galore from Ricky Paul Flowers who went to town with their love heart!, Grandirosa who brought the outdoors indoors and Phillip Corps who set the scene with a show stopping entrance.
The team at The Langham were charming and professional throughout and proved why it’s such a popular venue for weddings and events, and our favourite of the Ateliers so far. Their resident chef, Michel Roux Jnr, even stopped by to view the show and meet with the suppliers!
They say ‘it’s all about the dress’ and no-one proved this more than the exquisite bridal wear brands, The Couture Gallery, Ritva Westenius and Vivienne Westwood. Gorgeous models paraded around the event space in some of the beautiful creations showing us mere mortals how it’s done. Not to be out-done, there were also intricately beaded dresses for bridesmaids from Needle and Thread, lingerie from Luna Mae and bespoke Mother of The Bride evening wear from Claire Thorogood. Giuseppe Zanotti were also on hand with gravity defying shoes from their bridal collection.
The ballroom played host to plenty of fab brands, among them the lovely Rupa Photography, Quintessentially themselves and a pop up mini Harrods which looked amazing, all serenaded by the super talented acts at ALR Music.
The whole event was meticulously planned by the team at Bride Lux who ensured the event ran smoothly from the first flower going in to the display to the last champagne flute being cleared out.
If only event planning was always this stress free!
**All of these gorgeous photos were taken by Stuart Wood Photography**