At the beginning of August, Something Blue PR asked me to cover the wonderful Spanish Soiree they were coordinating for their client Morgan Davies Bridal, at their boutique in London. With Louise from b.loved on board to style the event, I knew it was going to be amazing and that the brides-to-be, press and wedding bloggers joining us for the evening would have plenty of pretty to feast their eyes on! The event celebrated the launch of the 2014 collection from Spanish designer – Jesus Peiro at Morgan Davies Bridal and the theme for the event found its inspiration in Jesus’ Spanish roots!
With plenty of chilled champagne and scrumptious canapes (above) from The Hill Food Company to enjoy, it really felt like a soiree in the Spanish countryside on a balmy Summer’s evening and the Al fresco look to Table 1 (below) “Mediterranean Romance” complemented the evening and conveyed the theme perfectly!
Look 1: Mediterranean Romance, Louise explains: “inspired by the billowing romance of Jesùs Peiró‘s ‘4037’, I mixed rustic textures, using gorgeous wooden platters and linens from Rowen & Wren, terracotta pots and gold urns filled with silvery green succulents and bright orange kumquat topiaries for a stylish contemporary twist. At each place setting potted herbs displayed in linen bags added a heady summery scent all around while test tubes filled with lavender seeds act as a favour, and a pretty reminder to ‘let love grow’, with a little canvas pouch provided for guests to take their keepsakes home.”
“Lisa from Paperknots created a rustic stationery suite with a glamorous twist, using a Spanish-inspired tile design with hints of lavender on shimmering gold paper. This was displayed alongside lots of pretty items to bring the theme to life, a rustic wooden ladder from The Wedding of My Dreams and wooden crates add height and interest, while gorgeous bell and bonbon jars proudly display potted succulents, kumquats and figs for a deliciously summery Mediterranean touch. With linens and lace billowing in soft summer breeze, this theme would be perfectly suited to an outdoor wedding overlooking the beautiful lavender fields of Tuscany.”
Look 2: “Spanish Senorita” for the glamorous bride who wants a bit of sparkle! Louise explains: “inspired from Jesùs Peiró‘s stunning gold ‘4084’ dress and it’s striking black sash, this look is all about high octane glamour and a more-is-more approach! An amazing gold sequin tablecloth creates an immediate impact and a giant gold urn filled with the most unusual of flowers creates a stunning statement! Bright orange pincushion proteas (my all-time faves!) and gold-sprayed poppy seed heads pop against almost black dahlias and wild grasses. The black & gold theme continues in the place settings with this STUNNING Christian Lacroix crockery and luxurious gold cutlery contrasted with matt black wine glasses all supplied by Prezola. Clear dining chairs let the table shine through with no distractions!”
“The glamorous stationery suite was created by the amazing ladies at Eagle Eyed Bride, with gold lined envelopes and black ribbon details echoing the embellishment on the dress. Stripy paper straws with Spanish greetings and gold leaf place cards adorn each place setting like precious jewels. The talking point of the evening was the gorgeously pretty sequin cake, which I painstakingly created using over 2,500 pins and sequins! Well worth the effort and a super glam addition to any wedding!”
An elegant catwalk show showcased the dresses in all their glory, each one more breath-taking than the next.
Once the show ended, our models rocked the streets of north London and we made the most of the glorious Summer’s evening!
A wonderful evening, made possibly by the following fantastic suppliers:
Coordination: Something Blue PR
Catering: The Hill Food Company
Floral Design: Euphoric Flowers
Furniture: Velvet Living
Look 1: Mediterranean Romance – stationery: Paperknots, plant stakes: Rainbow Celebrations, table linen: Hosts with Style, natural table linen runners & napkins: Rowen & Wren, all other props & decor: Rowen & Wren, Peach Blossom and The Wedding of my Dreams.
Look 2: Spanish Senorita – gold cutlery: Amara Living at Prezola.com, black & gold plates: Christian Lacroix from Amara Living by Prezola.com, matt black wine glass by Debenhams at Prezola.com, sequin table cloth: Hosts with Style, aubergine linen napkins: Rowen & Wren, stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride, cake stand: Baker & Maker, all other propos and decor: Rowen & Wren, Peach Blossom and The Wedding of My Dreams.