Luxury Summer Micro Wedding- Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
One of our Elite Vendor Members A Touch of Nevaeh Director Tessa styled a stunning Luxury Summer Micro Wedding in the astounding Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Let’s explore how this magic was created as Tessa tells us her story!!
MO Hyde park is a luxury 5 star hotel where Royalty and celebrities have graced its walls. It was an absolute honour to be given the opportunity to style this grand ballroom.
Tessa says ‘When I first laid eyes on the Ballroom in the Mandarin Oriental I automatically fell in love, a stunning ballroom with 24-carat gilding, breathtaking chandeliers and views through floor-to-ceiling windows over Hyde Park. MO Hyde Park exudes an enticing mix of elegance and luxury. Known to be the location where HM Queen Elizabeth II learned to dance with her sister, the late Princess Margaret and where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their engagement, this luxury 5-star hotel has the royal seal of approval. The Loggia’s private Royal Entrance from Hyde Park can be used for special occasions with permission from the Royal Parks. It truly is any couple’s dream wedding reception location.’
Tessa envisioned a luxurious, micro wedding setting which featured lilac accents, providing a simple yet effective pop of colour which was also reflected in the flowers provided by the lovely Bilen from Queen of Hearts Floral Design (Elite Vendor member) as well as a touch of elegance. Bilen created impressive floral arrangements using summer flowers and greenery, which made this room look even more special, bringing the outdoors inside.
The Tablescape was laid by Tessa A Touch of Nevaeh (Elite Vendor Member) and Celestine from Angels and Gypsies (Elite Vendor member) who also provided luxurious décor i.e. her gold vintage candlestick holders. The table was set for 12 guests for a perfect Micro Wedding. The luxurious tableware and Dior chairs were provided by Valerie of The Essential Events. Tariq from Arkhiventeros absolutely blew us away with his stationary package providing table number cards, escort cards and place card menus using a lilac signature wax seal. The final touch to the table were favours for guests, handmade sugar cookies by Bespoke Bakes by Danielle. To complete the look a seamless mini dancefloor (8×8) was put together by Courtney of AV356 (Elite Vendor Member) for only the bride and groom with bespoke design. This creative idea was perfect especially with the current restrictions in place for weddings in this pandemic. Towards the back of the room, a small table displayed the classic three tier wedding cake, decorated by Bespoke Bakes by Danielle which featured flowers which were delicately hand painted to detail. One word from us Art!!
Our real couple Laura and Afiz completed my vision with their undeniable chemistry and love for one another which was captured beautifully by the creative Doriane Descamps photography and Stainlessly Wed videography. Laura wore two dresses provided by Gillian Roberts Bridal spring/summer collection and accessories by Honey V Tiara’s.
Tessa visioned her bride to have a dreamy flawless makeup look bringing out her natural skin tone. Her bride’s hairstyle was an elegant updo style which were both executed by The Postiche Collection by Tyra-Jainae. The groom wore two luxury tailor made suits from Mochee. The couple’s outfits and accessories were put together by stylist Styled by Din.
The ceremony was held by the amazing Dave the Celebrant. Stefan from Lavinn Lazare Jewellery sealed the deal with his bespoke luxury wedding bands. Chyrstell and the team from Ace Crystal Clear (Elite Vendor Member) provided us with waiters and assisted the suppliers as and when needed to fill in the gaps, wow what a team!
Toyin Photography captured behind the scenes images for all suppliers’ which was a perfect touch to the day.
Tessa says ‘As we already had such an impressive starting point, it was really easy to achieve a great final look which was nothing short of amazing!! Each feature was thoughtfully placed simply to enhance the elegance and beauty of the room, thereby creating a luxurious Summer Micro Wedding setting for a bride and groom seeking luxury with minimal guests.
It was really lovely working with other suppliers who all could see the same vision as me. We were like a little family, all working hard to get the space prepared and the models in place.’
Written By Tessa Williams – A Touch of Nevaeh