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Old Hollywood Glamour At The Connaught Hotel

Dear All,

This year we had the pleasure of planning and styling not one but two utterly gorgeous styled shoots at one of our favourite venues The Connaught Hotel. Today we bring to you the first of two shoots, with the second ‘Vintage Elegance’ to be shared with you all very soon!

A ‘1950s Hollywood Glamour’ inspired shoot boasting in swoon appeal conceptualised, planned and styled by yours truly.

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

We chose the opulent splendour of the luxurious Connaught Hotel in London’s prestigious Mayfair, as the perfect backdrop, to marry wonderfully with our theme. Set amidst truly breathtaking scenery, ornate décor, stunning crystal chandeliers, the shoot is a display of wedding must haves for all brides wanting to take a step back in time to glamour’s golden age; a time reminiscent of iconic movie stars and unadulterated elegance.

Taking inspiration from the popular red lipsticks commonly worn in the 1950s and the words of style icon Audrey Hepburn ‘There is a shade of red for every woman’, we chose a rich palette of red tones; plum, dark red, raspberry and fuchsia, perfectly showcased by the pink ombre of beautiful blooms by Wild About.

Perfectly styled Veronica Lake ‘esque’ hair waves, accentuated by immaculate makeup by Alison Cameron. Heavenly shoes by Aruna Seth wonderfully complimented by the ‘Babette’ dress a softly layered skirt, cap sleeved embroidered bodice by Bruce Oldfield. Also featured is a delicate lace applique and satin gown ‘Angelina’ by Sassi Holford worn with peep toe sling back shoes by Gina.

The ‘Coco’ Chanel 2.55 handbag inspired wedding cake and dessert table full of exquisitely decorated treats by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium uber-licious eye candy.

With photography by Bandele Zuberi and filming by Cinematographer Deneemotion every detail captured exudes glamour in epic proportions to delight and inspire all!

Click here to watch the behind the scenes of the shoot.

A huge thanks to The Connaught Hotel and their AMAZING team and to all the fabulous vendors, great working with you all!

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events 'Old Hollywood Glamour' Styled Shoot

Perfect Events ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ Styled Shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events 'Old Hollywood Glamour' Styled Shoot.

Perfect Events ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ Styled Shoot.


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


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Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot

Perfect Events Old Hollywood Glamour styled shoot


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Credits
Shoot Concept, Planning and Styling: Perfect Events

Venue: The Connaught Hotel

Photography: Bandele Zuberi

Cinematography: Deneemotion

Wedding Cake & Dessert Table Treats: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

‘Babette’ Dress: Bruce Oldfield

‘Farfalla’ butterfly shoes: Aruna Seth

‘Angelina’ Dress: Sassi Holford

‘Jemma’ white peep toe shoes: Gina

Makeup Artist: Alison Cameron Makeup

Hair Stylist: Kasia Fortuna

Flowers: Wild About

Chandelle Chairs: Great Hire

Stationery: Card Lab

Hair Accessories & Jewellery: My Blue Garter

Table Linen: Over The Top Rentals

Model: Sally McDonald sallymcdonald555@hotmail.com

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What If Daisy Buchanan & Jay Gatsby Got Married?

Dear All,

Hope you are all well and having a fabulous Friday!

Earlier in the year to celebrate the release of The Great Gatsby movie, an adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, we thought wouldn’t it be fabulous to create a Gatsby themed styled shoot based on our concept of ‘What If Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby Got Married?, how would their special day look and feel? The shoot is our answer to this question, culminating in us producing a stunning bridal styled shoot exuding elegance, opulence, glamour and style in every possible way.

With the concept in place, mood boards completed we began to see the shoot coming to life, which filled us with immense excitement, similar to when we are planning wedding and events – the initial stages seeing it take shape before our eyes is wonderful. As with our events it was key for every single detail to be absolutely amazing, with this in mind we selected an exceptional team of vendors to collaborate with. And, oh my what great fun we had picking the various items from the dresses, accessories, crockery, etc. along with planning the decor in particular visiting the treasure trove that is the showroom for Venue Stylist and also home for their sister company Rock My Vintage Dress who supplied the gorgeous authentic vintage bridal wear, accessories and brooch bouquets.

We choose Down Hall to stage the shoot, a historic luxury Country House, and Hotel situated in the breathtaking Hertfordshire/Essex countryside, to provide an exquisite backdrop for Daisy and Jay’s special day. One of the main reasons for selecting Down Hall, was because it has so many perfect settings for us to choose from.

Finally, we picked our models the beautiful Sally to play Daisy and handsome Ernest to play Gatsby.

The shoot features an array of gorgeous details like the Daisy inspired cake by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, vintage Roll Royce car Gabriella from Lord Cars, exquisite vintage dresses and accesories and much more!

Without further ado we are delighted to present to you all our take on Daisy and Jay’s wedding wonderfully captured by Andy Griffin

Great Gatsby Wedding

Great Gatsby Wedding


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot

Perfect Events Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Styed Shoot


Here is also the behind the scenes film filmed by Deneemotion

Our shoot has been featured on the highly acclaimed award winning inspirational wedding blog Love My Dress on the very day Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby was released earlier this year.

Our shoot has also been featured in these blogs.
5 Star Wedding Directory
The Wedding Girls SOS
Down Hall

Credits
Perfect Events – Event Planner & Stylist
Andy Griffin Photography – Photography
Down Hall – Venue
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium – Wedding Cakes and Dessert Table
Venue Stylists – Venue Decor
Rock My Vintage Dress – Vintage Dresses, Accessories, Brooch Bouquets
Over The Top Rentals – Table linen
Classic Crockery Hire – Vintage Tableware
Lord Cars – Vintage Rolls Royce Car
Bespoke Occasions – Hair & Makeup
Rosetone Event Furniture – Chiavari Chairs
Picture Perfect Events – Flowers
Cole’s Menswear Grooms Attire
Model – Sally McDonald
Model – Ernest Gromov

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