Yesterday we had the great pleasure of contributing to a photoshoot arranged by the lovely Petra Opperman Weddings. The photoshoot took place at the simply stunning Cliveden House - One of the world's finest luxury hotels.. This grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent National Trust managed Grade I listed formal gardens and parkland. Cliveden has wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames and is one of the finestluxury hotels near London and Heathrow Airport. The staff were fabulous, so helpful and friendly and it was obvious how it had gained such a fantastic reputation. We met with Emma Riddell - Wedding Co-ordinator and Special Events Consultant who conveyed her total passion and commitment to the brides, grooms and weddings that take place at Cliveden House.
The day began at around 9.30am with all suppliers carefully staging their beautiful accesories/flowers/jewellery/stationery/vintage crockery ...and of course...cake for the photoshoot. It was wonderful seeing all of our individual projects now merging to become one fabulous display. Behind the scenes were the fabulous models, being guided and dressed by the wonderful Stephen Bishop suiting specialists and the very talented Vivienne Oscar Hair and Make up worked her magic creating truly breathtaking hair and makeup styles for the shoot. The amazing wedding dress that the lovely Isobell wore was simply breathtaking. The design is under wraps for the time being but the gown was supplied by the fabulous Emma Hunt, of London.
It was a long, but fun day, Nick Rose - our photographer for the day was great! So patient and a bundle of energy, never tiring of our different requests and questions
I cant wait to see the final pictures and to explain the theme and ideas that helped evolve our cake design. But for now I will be patient and wait! ...oh and pine for Petra's wonderful homemade Sour dough bread and of course those chocolate and coconut treats that we were spoiled with at lunchtime!!
Photographer: Nick Rose: http://www.nickrosephotography.com/
Martyn Crossley, The florist: http://www.martyncrossley.co.uk/
Wedding cake Designer: Emma Waddington www.giftedheartcakes.co.uk/
Bridal Gown by Emma Hunt - http://www.emmahunt.co.uk/
Stephen Bishop Suiting: http://www.stephenbishopsuiting.com/
Vivienne Oscar Hair and Make-up: http://www.viviennehairandmakeup.co.uk/