March 2011 archive

William and Kate's Royal Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Back in January I had the privilege to work on a style shoot with an amazing team. I was asked by the talented Azar of Principal Planner Weddings & Events to help her create her vision of what she would do for the William and Kate’s royal wedding. This was an incredibly fun shoot with some amazing vendors (you have to check them out!) I’ll blogged later down the road about the details of the cake design  but for now enjoy these gorgeous images from MIMMO & NAZ.

Words from Azar at Principal PlannerWhen news of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement hit the stands, wedding industry professionals and brides alike were sent into a royal frenzy.

Personally, the news of the engagement as well as the ring itself brought back memories of legendary Princess Diana. How she would have loved seeing her son get married and how things would have unravelled if she were still with us today. She was a beautiful, respected and powerful woman, whom some would dare call, a rebel with a cause. When I decided to venture into this design, I knew Diana would be a major inspiration because the world hopes that Kate Middleton will follow in her gracious footsteps.

Premise: a creative shoot that offers an ode to the simplicity of both princess Diana and Kate Middleton as well as a youthful take on what a royal wedding could look like. Without any specific guidelines, I sprung for an understated opulence that lends endless inspiration to all royalty smitten peeps.

We found a Kate Middleton “look-alike” as a playful touch and pushed the envelope by introducing a little boudoir attire! (breaking the rules a little?) With the British known for many attributes including a ‘less is more’ approach to design and attitude, we set out to create a tasteful yet detailed table scape that honors this. We let our imagination run wild with our cake, so graciously manifested by the Caketress and the invitation designed by the ever so talented Deborah over at Palettera.

Sapphire velvet linens, a hint of black throughout the design as well as the use of golds and white set the perfect tone for our rendition of a wedding fit for a British Princess. We all dream of being a princess on our big day and Miss Middleton will soon be just that.”

graydon Hall Royal wedding cake

Gorgeous hand made boxed invitations from Palettera that are to swoon for.  Aswell you have to love the full lush Anemone florals arrangements designed by Stemz Florals.

Royal Wedding Wedding menu - Palettera

Principal Planner weddings

Kate Middleton and Williams Wedding Decor trends

Royal wedding lingerie

Stemz Flowers - Royal Blue Black Lace

High Fashion wedding trends

Royal Wedding Chair Decor ideas

Royal Wedding invitations and cake

Photography: MIMMO & NAZ / Event Design & Styling: Principal Planner Weddings & Events / Flowers:Stemz Florals / Wedding Reception Location: Graydon Hall / Wedding Invitations: Palettera / Shoes: Chaussures X2B / Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo / Bride’s Hat: KC’s Hats /  Event Rentals: Chair-man Mills / Linens (Tablescape): Celebrations Group / Linens (Cake Table): Luxe Linens / Hair & Makeup: Faces by Carla