15 Feb SUPPLIER SQUAD ~ Whitehouse Crockery ~ Wedding Tableware
I met Marc of Whitehouse Event Crockery years ago when working as the Wedding Manager at The Savoy Hotel. I remember thinking ‘this man has something really special’ when he pulled a selection of his wedding tableware products from his van to show me. And since then, the company has grown from strength to strength. Not only do they supply the finest and most innovative glassware and crockery for events and private hire, they’re also lovely to boot!
Now, I started the #SupplierSquad Blogs as a place for suppliers to shout out about their services, new products, thoughts and trends but also a place they could show off what they do too. And what better way to show off your products in a brand new, unpublished styled photoshoot?! I am just so excited that the UK’s leading wedding tableware company, Whitehouse Crockery chose to share this styled shoot with my readers first!
Are you ready to swoon?
Lauren… over to you…
LUXURY BRIDAL PICNIC – BEHIND THE SCENES
by Whitehouse Crockery
We wanted to start off this blog by apologising for being absent the past few months, as you can imagine this year has been a strange time for Whitehouse just like it has been for all of you. We are incredibly sad for those of you who are still having to re-arrange your wedding plans. No one anticipated still being under heavy restrictions this many months later. That aside, we are here to show you some behind the scenes from one of our favourite shoots of late summer.
As you can imagine we were and still are, extremely thrilled that Sophie from Imagine Event Design approached us to be involved with this shoot. She asked us to help “encapsulate the style of a luxurious wedding picnic”. If you think the idea alone sounds dreamy, wait until you see the final images from this two-day shoot. It was amazing to watch what initially started as a bare wooden structure, turn into something so beautiful. Organised shoots are what you would consider relaxed in contrast to a ‘real’ wedding or any real event. There is no overwhelming sense of urgency to play your part, before the father of the bride falls asleep waiting for the wedding to commence. Unless you’re trying to beat the rain like us.
It’s easy to believe that editorials are the stuff of magic – the wedding tableware, the florals, the models, even the shine factor that radiates from every photo. But no, behind every photoshoot lies an incredibly talented team of suppliers who we had the pleasure of working with. We kicked off the day with Tineke floral tending to the very lonely looking wooden framework. Foliage was evenly distributed across the frame as a base. Over the course of a few hours the beams were eventually buried by an abundance of florals. Around 700 hydrangeas and 500 roses were entwined with the light foliage which encased the most exquisite crystal chandelier. This ethereal cloud of botanicals was surprisingly tackled by a team of two.
After the florals had been prepared, the team at Imagine Event Design started designing the table. If you want to understand what is considered a perfect table setting, then take note. Using a multitude of golds, nudes, and crystal for that extra sparkle, they managed to create an image of elegance and luxury. With each piece of tableware aligned carefully, candles were then incorporated into the floral centerpiece to deliver that warm glow. What had once been a handmade wooden frame, then became a bridal picnic of dreams.
Whilst things were being finalised on set, it was the ideal time for the models to become ultimate glam queens. Having three models but only two stylists, they had their work cut out that’s for sure. Creativity was in full flow whilst creating the ideal bridal looks, hair and make-up were greatly inspired by soft-glam. Curls and messy plaits, a neutral dark nude lip and rose gold shimmer for the eyes. A range of sparkly dresses with intricate details were hung up waiting to be slipped on. Where are those incredible gowns from I hear you ask? Pairing up with sister company, The Wedding House Boutique. Sophie wanted to showcase dresses from Berta Bridal’s new label, Jolie Bridal.
The advantage of a shoot in late summer is that the evenings stay lighter and prettier for longer. Multiple images were taken across the two days to maximise the chance of completely falling in love with only a handful of them. Our focus was quality not quantity. As the sun began to disappear and with every component in place, it was time to create every brides dream picnic. Speaking to photographer of the day, Elen, she suggested the shoot “can be great inspiration for brides who want to have a luxury elopement or micro wedding”. What also came to mind when she saw the final set up is that “it could be a great way to celebrate our 15-year anniversary with close family in future”. Everyone can take at least one element from this shoot and feel inspired. It can be incorporated into your own vision which highlights the versatility of this bridal shoot.
THE END RESULT?
An amazing collection of images, spotlighting those incredible Jolie dresses and of course our beautiful tableware.
Concept & Design: Imagine Event Design
Florals: Tineke Floral Designs
Photography: Elen Studio Photography
Crockery: Whitehouse Event Crockery
Furs & cushions: Boutique Bojangle
Lighting: GC Events UK
Hair: Hannah Taylor Hair
Make up: Chelcie Florence Studios
Dresses: The Wedding House Boutique
Fashion house: Berta
Design label: Jolie Bridal
Cake: Julia Florence Cake Design
Models: Beki Allen & Indy Fierce & Lauren Knights
A huge thank you to Whitehouse Event Crockery for choosing to share this amazing styled shoots with my readers first! What amazing inspiration from a fab supplier team for all couples planning a luxury wedding!
If you have any questions for or would be interested in discovering the range of wedding tableware Whitehouse Event Crockery have to offer for your wedding, get in touch here…