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The Brief
Bella and Olly’s passion and joie de vivre was so infectious as we set to work planning their day, I knew this wedding would be something special. As the ideas flowed, it became clear that the day was to have a very strong Italian Renaissance feel. Bella’s studies in art history and their joint love of Italy was the perfect anchor around which to theme the wedding. We took colour inspiration from the palette of Renaissance artists, using dusky pink, pale blue, gold, and burgundy red, and incorporated Italian landmarks as well as personal references to the couple themselves in the design of the bespoke laser cut stationery.

The invitations & stationery were mirrored in the intricate laser cut seating plan dressed with grapes and ivy trails, & there was also a moss sculpture ‘bust’ focal piece.

The Ceremony
Bella and Olly married at St Peters Church, Eaton Square, a wonderfully grand yet warm and welcoming location with a touch of the contemporary to boot. The ceremony was incredibly moving, and the love between this couple was so plain to see. Guests were transported from the church, a short distance to the sumptuous Mandarin Oriental hotel and its Ballroom, which would play host to the rest of the celebrations.
Guests were served a seasonal feast of autumn canapés, as a string quartet played, and the family had their photographs taken overlooking Hyde Park. The invitations and stationery were mirrored in the intricate laser cut seating plan dressed with grapes and ivy trails, and there was also a moss sculpture “bust” focal piece.
Meanwhile final touches were being made to the Ballroom and its tablescapes in particular. Delicately patterned gold-rimmed glasses were chosen to complement the laser cut menu and place card design. Voluminous floral designs accompanied by shimmering candlesticks, set a wonderfully rich tone to each table, which were dressed with luxurious ivory damask linens. Guests were treated to sugared almond bridal favours shaped as small bunches of ripe burgundy grapes. The Italian theme was as strong as ever in the attention to detail of the wedding cake, which was designed to reflect different types of original column architecture. With its Cointreau and orange infusion, the cake tasted as good as it looked. The cleverly designed menu had the perfect balance of Italian authenticity and seasonal accents. Dishes included vanilla roast figs wrapped in Parma Ham, lemon sorbet with a drop of Limoncello liqueur, and mandarin Semifreddo with spicy caramel.

The evening continued in style as the bride and groom were welcomed to the dancefloor the superb trio, Tenors Unlimited. Their set took in many Italian classics, including Belle Notte, and they were followed by a fabulous DJ who ensured that the glittering dance floor was put to the test!