Winter Atelier at the Claridge

Posted on: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This October I attended the Winter Atelier at the Claridge’s Mayfair organised by Quintessentially Weddings. The event was a total showcase of luxury wedding products, from bridal wear to venue decors, stationery to wedding cakes. There was no wanting for inspiration.

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First I went through the McQueen’s multiflower arch, where cold Winter toned flowers where in profusion. The Claridge’s flower décor did not disappointment either, all in white, light pink and yellow colours accentuated with candles in glass stands. It created a very romantic atmosphere!

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In the ballroom, Philippa Craddock  designed a space with soft lights and hot tones as green and fresh peachy pink pastel touched. The crystal chandelier in the back, add the air of an intimate “lovers retreat”.

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Then it was on to wedding dresses. If you are looking for a dress with a glamour note, discreet sequins and embroideries, The Couture Gallery provided the perfect inspiration.  If you prefer naturalness, Philippa Lepley, used to perfection different types of fabrics in the same colours creating a subtle play on light. Julien MacDonald will be perfect for ultra-glam princess brides with rich fabrics, absolutely beautiful! Finally, if you are more a more contemporary bride, La Perla and Vivienne Westwood offer something really “avant-garde”.

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If you are shoe enthusiast like I am, you will marvel at Emmy London shoes collection. Embroidered in gold and silver, the collection is a dream come true for all aspiring Cinderella brides. And they offer a bespoke service… imagine your own bespoke wedding shoes, your imagination truly is the limit!

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Finally the Scabal House proudly represented the grooms with fine fabrics and subtle prints suits, fine enough to adorn 007 himself.  The fabric combination of weave, satin and mate, allures and reflects light beautifully. They also had on display an original jacket with a subtle camouflage fabric. Grooms, you have to try it!

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For your bridesmaids, flower girls and page boys, royal designer, Nicki Macfarlane shared her lovely collection. She provides a bespoke service so our advice is to get an appointment as soon you can.

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And the wedding centre piece, the cake. This was a pure visual delight. Domino Purchas cakes are entirely bespoke and decorated with handmade edible or real flowers with a satin finish. To add a little vava voom to your wedding desert table, Laduree macaroons are a must-have. They also unveiled a new collection of wedding cakes, in the style of the Paris Second-Empire.

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For stationery, Ruth Kaye Design provides a bespoke service from the very simple and elegant to elaborate and fancy! And the passionate Paul Antonio displayed beautifully thin and elegant calligraphic wedding invitations.

We hope you have been as inspired as we were!

By Aurelie La Greca – Event Manager at Elizabeth Reine

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