AN EDITORIAL AT CHISWICK HOUSE & GARDENS
As a Wedding Planner in the UK, editorials are a wonderful way for me to showcase my creative talents to my clients. Curating a talented team of wedding professionals and together translating an idea into beautiful imagery is something that I am very passionate about and love to do.
Set within the beautiful grounds of Chiswick House and Gardens, a gorgeous wedding venue in London, this editorial tells the love story of Elisabeth, an English lady, and her Italian suitor. Using a colour palette of soft pinks and neutral tones paired with gold details reflects the romantic and classical feel of this shoot, combined with a Fine Art aesthetic. The graceful, romantic and feminine images celebrate the historical nature of the building, which is transformed into a stunning wedding venue with lots of beautifully styled details.
Our shoot focuses around the fictional love story between Lady Elisabeth, the daughter of The Third Earl of Burlington and her suitor, Prince Andreas. Elisabeth met Andreas when on a Grand Tour of Europe and they immediately fell in love. Upon her return to England, Andreas wrote frequently to Elisabeth who always started his letters with ‘Mio Amore Elisabeth’.
Our bride is professional ballet dancer Tamra Burke who wore exquisite dresses from Morgan Davies Bridal. We chose two different looks with very feminine details; Tulle skirts with beautiful hand embroidered pearl and crystal detailing. The dresses were paired with simple yet elegant shoes by Harriet Wilde. Hair and make up were styled by Alison Jenner, who created a soft English Rose look, complimented with gorgeous accessories from Clare Lloyd Accessories, courtesy of Poppy in Pearls. For our groom, model Stuart Compton, wore a classic tuxedo.
The love letter you see in the shoot, along with the rest of the beautiful stationery was created by Dimitria Jordan who used hand crafted paper and gold foiling.
The cake featured in the shoot was created by Lauren of The Honey Bee Wedding Cake Company and takes inspiration the design of Chiswick House. The six tiers with a neutral colour palette with gold baroque detailing to reflect the grandeur of the building. To tie in with our tale of Italian romance, Lauren had painted the word ‘Amore’ onto ripped fondant, edged with gold foil which matched the beautiful stationery. The cake was adorned with delicate English climbing roses handmade from sugar to represent Elisabeth and the beautiful Roses grown in the gardens of Chiswick House. The cake was completed with a beautiful ribbon from Silk & Purl
The floral design for the shoot is by Mary J Vaughn, an award winning London Florist, who worked with our colour palette to create something magnificent! For our table, Mary Jane created a stunning centre piece featuring Lilac, Hydrangea, Jasmin and Roses. in soft pastel tones with trailing foliage. Mary Jane also created a stunning arrangement for the ceremony room with a natural stone urn coupled with smaller individual arrangements and lots of candles to create a romantic and intimate feel. The ceremony for our shoot takes place in The Link Building which is a stunning but often unused space, so it was incredibly important to us to create something special. For the Brides bouquet, Mary Jane chose Sweet Avalanche Roses, Bombastic Spray Roses, Jasmine, Lilac, Waxflower and Paperwhite Narcissus.
Furniture on the Move provided us with beautiful furniture which complimented the interiors of Chiswick House perfectly. The hand carved frames and beautiful silk upholstery certainly added to the feel of luxury and elegance.
For the table, we chose graceful and delicate pieces such as the gorgeously romantic scalloped edged plates, which were perfectly complimented with stunning cut glass candelabras, gold detailed glassware and elegant mother of pearl cutlery courtesy of The Food Show.