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GINA & GAUTAM ORTHODOX WEDDING

PART TWO AT FOUR SEASONS HAMPSHIRE

After hosting a dinner party at Claridges in Mayfair, followed by smaller traditional celebrations, the first major event was hosted at Four Seasons Hampshire representing the Bride's family - a Romanian Orthodox white wedding with a ceremony set in the walled garden. White french style chairs perfectly lined a bespoke mirror aisle, with white florals along the entire length, leading to a stage under an impressive fluffy arch of white and pale blush florals. 

After the ceremony the sound of the harpist playing continued as guests followed the couple through herb gardens to the beautiful orchard, where a twelve piece string ensemble created the most incredible atmosphere. Lounge areas with floral installations were created under the trees, with bespoke cocktails and champagne alongside the most delicious canapés from the Four Seasons kitchen.

From here guests were called to dinner, as they wandered through the grounds of the luxury hotel to the secret hidden marquee for the "wedding breakfast". We designed this around the couple's desire to theme the day around water elements, with just white and blush florals throughout.  We designed personalised menus with a Mediterranean influence in each course - including an extensive dessert table to finish. We layered tones and patterns on tables with alternate shades of blush linen, deeper pink charger plates, mother of pearl cutlery, etched floral delicate glassware and bespoke stationery featuring a floral print, peal effect paper and velvet ribbons.. In the ceiling of the clear roof we covered the entire structure with foliage as a backdrop to lots of elegant chandeliers hanging throughout. The room and linen was scented using notes of jasmine, tuberose, iris, rose and bergamot. 

During dinner a band played live music on the stage in the middle of the marquee, with bespoke patterned stage and DJ Booth to match the furniture in our glamorous statement lounge areas. A surprise ballerina performance took place before speeches and a big live DJ act for the late night dancing.

Photography: Katie Julia Photography

Full Service Planning, Production & Design by Jessie Westwood for Studio Sorores