London, UK (PRWEB) August 05, 2011
Whilst Quintessentially Weddings have always been about the unerring personal touch - the nuances that mean guests can espy the bride and groom’s personalities in every last and little detail – even we have been struck by the new found idiosyncratic mood of weddings. The magical effect it has in creating a wedding like no other is quite something to behold for being sparklingly true and real.
It started with a Royal Wedding like no other; a bride so assiduously secretive she managed to keep her fantastical Alexander McQueen wedding dress away from the eyes of the world, a McVities chocolate biccy cake as a familiar favourite of the groom which was devoured in its entirety as opposed to the fruit cake tower now embalmed and on display at Buckingham Palace, and a so-wrong-it-was-right departure by an Austin Powers Union Jack emblazoned convertible. It has spilled over into weddings marked by affection, quirks and a personal feel that defines luxury now. Even Kate Hince (née Moss) went about her wedding in a way that so was so her you could smell it a Cotswolds mile off.
Working with couples internationally of all denominations, Quintessentially Weddings craft weddings from design concept, moodboards and hunting the perfect venue for couples, to matchmaking suppliers with preferential rates to a couture plan to produce a wedding in a timely, poised and artful manner. It’s not perfect now, but perfection we’re after – the perfection of a couple walking into their wedding and being spellbound by how ‘them’ it is.
Which brings us neatly to our top ten trends for weddings now and the autumn winter season to come…
The Quintessentially Weddings Lovelist
1. The Shining
Winter weddings naturally call for lustre and golden-age style: but this year’s modesty means that opulence comes in small accents of glitter or shine to notch up the white-hot glamour. Whether a sequinned bride in Rachel Gilbert’s Zaza or Jenny Packham’s Belita dress, wearing Matthew Williamson’s neo-classical tulle goddess dress embellished with feathers, or just simply an acre-long veil, or evoking Julie Christie’s pure beauty in Doctor Zhivago, a light touch goes a long way.
Temper the femininity with masculine hunting lodge touches such as reindeer pelts, timber and warming rum punches at a city Palladian mansion such as our own 29 Portland Place.
2. A Very English Invitation
Little surpasses the delight of receiving a heavy paper, golden inked invitation to a wedding. Yes, the wacky gimmickry of more quirky instantiations of the invite can elicit delight; but distilling plush traditional formality with a hint of wit in wording or what we have noted to be making a renaissance - a pretty illustration or etching – and proper, luxurious stationary makes guests feel the wedding couple have gone out of the way to make them feel special. Our favourites are Mount Street Printers or Smythson’s whimsical cards.
3. Star Cross’d Lovers
Be guided by the stars this season. Inspired by the stellar motif as seen at Dolce & Gabbana, hold an extraordinary romantic winter’s wedding at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and take guests for telescope viewings, or emulate infamous firmament-fated Romeo and Juliet by eloping to a faraway folly and revel under the night skies. Alternatively, capture the stars in an Andrew Prince tiara, swing from a Florence and The Machine Edwardian style moon from Big Stuff Design, or even appoint expert astrologers and fortune tellers as entertainment of the celestial kind.
4. A Downtown Abbey Wedding
Downtown Abbey has been the drama to thank forrestoring delicious gowns, simmering sexual tension and real elegance to our Sunday evenings
5. Scattergun Wedding List
Combining the traditional gift list concept with a modern re-imagining by having an eclectic registry has become immensely covetable. We think it allows marrying couples to express their unique and original tastes; picking from department stores such as Liberty’s, John Lewis, then a few lusted after bottles of wine from Quintessentially Wine or specialists in English wine, the newly opened Wine Pantry of Borough market, with a hit from notonthehighstreet.com and some maximalist furnishings or teacups from House of Hackney’s gift registry service. One thing is certain: there will be no napkin rings here.
For Press Information and more creative Wedding ideas, contact Sophie.Day@quintessentiallyweddings.com / 0845 475 8408
About the Company
Quintessentially Weddings is a world-class event management company established by Anabel Fielding and Caroline Hurley, dedicated to delivering extraordinary Weddings around the world. Quintessentially Weddings have been behind some of the most beautiful and iconic weddings, from a St Petersburg wedding to intimate, idyllic weddings deep in the English countryside and civil ceremony city receptions . As part of the Quintessentially Events stable; whose clients include: ELLE Style Awards, The Serpentine Gallery, Victoria Beckham, The V&A - The V&A Golden Age of Couture Gala, Vogue, Gucci, YSL, Hugo Boss, IKEA, Phillips De Pury, Grosvenor Estates, Dasha Zhukova and the award winning gala, The Diner des Tsars; and with access to a unique range of venues, caterers, design, stylists and entertainment with preferential rates to match, we almost make you want to get engaged just to have an excuse to plan your wedding with us.