Historically, royalty had very few badass ladies in charge. But the hit Netflix-original drama The Crown follows the life of one very epic woman of high power, Queen Elizabeth II; who was the inspiration for this next gorgeous bridal shoot! Opulent wedding cakes (yes that is plural cakes, six in fact) and regal gowns with full tulle skirts and glittering crowns make this a truly rich inspiration indeed.
So channel your inner princess, easier for some I'm sure, while you sip your English tea and enjoy this jaw dropping day coordinated by Raspberry Bespoke Events and photographed by Roberta Facchini. You can see more of this stately shoot by visiting our full gallery of photos here!
her royal majestyCelebrating the Crown This shoot was inspired by the hit show The Crown; our way of celebrating Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her special jubilee as she becomes the first British monarch to reign for over 65 years. Basing this shoot around the beautiful crowns and head pieces from Botias is our interpretation of what a modern bride with a love for all things regal and opulent would imagine for their special day. The Team Raspberry Bespoke Events specialises in creating imaginative, opulent and immersive weddings, events and experiences.
Boe has a reputation as being one of the best hair and make up artists in the UK, and she created a beautiful canvas on the model including alluring eyes and lips for a regal look. The hairstyles were expertly coiffed which reflected her years of experience working in high fashion. She also handcrafted the crowns and hair pieces used in the shoot
If The Queen Came For Dinner
Duchess & Butler noted for their beautiful tableware provided all the glorious crockery, crystal and cutlery. Inspired by the beautiful ceiling in the dining hall, a stunning green water glass was the first to be chosen. From this intricate piece the pathway to the colour scheme, tableware and the whole feel of the shoot came to life.
World class floral designer, Fabienne Egger. combined gorgeous textures of greenery inter-twining soft white Ohara roses, sweet peas, white lilac, spray roses and trailing jasmine amongst olive branches.. The floral arrangement was interspersed with cakes adorned with crowns and headpieces cascaded over the sides of the table ensuring the amazing table scape was fit for a princess. Fabienne also created the beautiful sweeping bouquet to compliment the stunning gowns provided by Morgan Davies bridal.
From her Aladdin’s cave of delights, Deborah the curator of the most stylish props and pieces provided an array of stunning gold and olive green tea-light holders, mini cupcake stands and crystal napkin rings for the tablescape. Her custom designed crystal candelabra added glamour and elegance to the setting. Deborah also provided a stunningly handmade ruffle table cloth with a tulle overlay for the cake table.
The cakes were from world renowned Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium recognized for creating some of the most opulent cakes. The tall and elegantly proportioned main cake featured custom made baroque gold detailing and the most realistic sugar flowers in soft white and sugar greenery in refreshing greens to match those on the tablescape. Other edible treats included beautiful cupcakes, cake pops and cookies all embellished with royal crests and regal designs. The treats were interwoven amongst the table décor of flowers and jewels to create a decadent and harmonious feast fit for a princess!
Curlicues & Plenty of Tulle
Renowned high end stationer Vaishali Shah and her team from Ananya Cards delivered the to the brief. The stationery featured luxury invitations, menus, and place cards in a rich gold tone with the most sumptuous of olive green. The stationery was accented with gorgeous scrolls and curlicues whilst featuring a bespoke crest.
Morgan Davies Bridal stock some of the best bridal gowns in the world. The ball room dresses were chosen for their amazing textures and grandeur and were modeled to perfection by Annabell Ratter. They included the beautiful ‘Ersa Dotterine’ a magnificent tulle ball gown with the most intricate beaded bodice. The second dress by the very talented Jesus Piero, was a long sleeved embroidered floral lace dress
Film & Photography
Roberta Facchini is a luxury destination wedding photographer of note who regularly photographs the dreamiest weddings all over the world. She has a wonderful aesthetic and her use of light is exemplary which has seen her editorial work being featured regularly in the best bridal magazines. The wonderful images taken throughout the day accurately reflect the grandeur of a regal domain; from the shots taken in the bridal suite to the statesman like shots in the grounds.
Get a closer look at this royalty inspired bridal shoot by watching the wedding video from Alessandro Bordoni Films below.