Last week was a thrill to attend one of the most gorgeous event's we have ever been to. This was to see the world’s finest wedding artisans, all in one house at the Quintessentially Wedding Atelier.
Oscar de la Renta Salon Show
Reconceptualising the wedding show, the Quintessentially Wedding Atelier presented a unique, ‘behind the scenes’, experiential showcase of couture designers, artisanal crafts and luxury products, from statement designer gowns to fine jewels, innovative wedding gastronomy to the ancient art of calligraphy.
Hosted over two days on 26th and 27th October, the By-Appointment-Only event held at the beautiful Robert Adam Georgian Townhouse, 29 Portland Place allowed guests to immerse themselves in authentic luxury, as designers and luminaires revealed the secrets of their highly skilled crafts.
Atelier – Quintessentially Weddings
Headlining with a Spring and Fall 2014 Bridal Collection, the latter being seen for the first time in the UK – iconic fashion house Oscar de la Renta made their debut onto the London show scene. Featuring a selection of beautiful gowns from the Oscar de la Renta bridal collections, the house first established in 1965 opened a store on Mount Street earlier this year, with a dedicated bridal salon that was brought to life as part of the Atelier.
Diamond master craftsmen, engravers and gemologists from iconic jeweller, Tiffany & Co demonstrated their skills in a pop-up version of their New York emporium alongside archival pieces, included a diamond brooch given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton, the real-life stars of the world’s ultimate love story.
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Atelier – Quintessentially Weddings Event
Guests discovered interactive master classes and workshops with some of the world’s most coveted luxury brands and designers. There was a stunning parade of gowns throughout the event from world class designers including Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Johanna Johnson, Valentino, Peter Langner and Marchesa in association with Browns Brides, as well as access to the experts from Alice Temperley.
Quintessentially Vodka was mixed by The Connaught Hotel’s world champion mixologist, and canapés and tasters was provided by legendary luxury department store Harrods, debuting their gourmet catering. Royal photographer Hugo Bernard and Royal Wedding cake maker Fiona Cairns was on hand to add a regal touch to the evening.
Oscar de la Renta Salon Show
Winston Churchill’s beautiful stately home, Blenheim Palace, collaborated with artisan stationers Cutture to create a 3D theatrical set and upstairs, hidden in an intimate boudoir, Agent Provocateur introduced their latest never-seen-before collections and lead talks on the Trousseau – the ‘hope chest’ received by a bride upon her marriage overflowing with gems, lacy sweet nothings and ballgowns to entertain in.
Oscar de la Renta Salon Event
Adding substance to style, the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier showcased the knowledge, passion and talent behind each expert. The atelier provided an unrivaled opportunity that could transform a wedding into a luxuriously adventurous and truly memorable affair.