Love at the Lanesborough

The Story: This shoot was created with those couples in mind that have had to scale back their wedding plans and/or may be struggling with venue availability as a result of the pandemic. The objective of this shoot was also to create something that felt new and different.  Moving away from trending soft pastels, it demonstrates how you can create an equally elegant style with a bold colour palette. 

The Location: The Lanesborough, London. This central London property located in Knightsbridge is a 5 star hotel synonymous with elegance and luxury. Steeped in history, and formerly known as Lanesborough House, The Lanesborough first opened its doors as a luxury hotel on 30 December 1991. This is the best of British with classic understated Regency style and first class service.

The Vibe: Utterly English with a burst of the tropics. The floral design was carefully curated by The Floral Editor to incorporate the feel of a destination for couples who have not been able to host their wedding abroad. The vibrant styling stands out against but also complements the Regency surroundings and injects a sense of summertime.

The Details: The room was set up for 30 guests to demonstrate how with a long table for this number guests can chat across the table as well with those on either side. The central showpiece was the stunning wedding cake by Unique Cakes by Yvenig placed in the middle of the table. Care was taken to select bold and vibrant seasonal flowers. As a homage to the English summer, fruits were incorporated into the table design. The strawberries and peaches add an extra luxurious touch and reminiscent of opulent feasts from bygone eras. The green charger plates act as a wonderful bridge between the old and the new.

Tips & Highlights:

  • When working with a bold colour palette like this, make sure that all of the colours around the room and table complement each other. 
  • Take elements of colour from your floral palette and incorporate one element into the wedding cake or stationery to make sure all the colours come together to create a finished look.
  • Displaying your cake as a centrepiece is a wonderful way to incorporate such an important element of your wedding day and turn it into a feature for your guests to admire.



Planner & Stylist: Emma Murray-Jones Weddings and Events // Photographer: David Christopher Photography // Videographer: John Nassari  // Florist: The Floral Editor // Wedding Cake:  Unique Cakes by Yvenig // Stationery:  Leeming Brothers // Balloon Decor: Balloonista // Tableware and Chairs: Options Great Hire // HMUA: Gustav Fouche // Wedding Dress Supplier: The Wedding Club Official // Accessories: Victoria Percival Accessories // Veil Supplier: Meadow Sweet Bridal // Shoes: Diane Hassall // Shoes: Harriet Wilde // Groom’s Wear: Neal and Palmer // Tie Supplier: Shaun Gordon Tie Maker // Groom’s Shoes: Loakes Shoe Makers



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