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Majestic Splendour Photo Shoot at Historic Blenheim Palace - March 2013 - BellaNaija275What happens when an exclusive list of top wedding vendors come together to work on a photoshoot? You get “Majestic Splendour“!

This is a treasure trove of wedding inspiration for brides and grooms with royal aspirations for their big day.

Read all about it below and view all the fabulous photos on BellaNaija Weddings

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On a cold winter’s day which saw the first snowflakes of the year, the creative talents of Kosibah, Cedar Events, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Essential Flowers, Jide Alakija and other wedding industry suppliers came together for a styled shoot inspired by the Majestic Splendour of one of the UK’s most historic palaces.

Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim (derived from Blindheim) in 1704.

The Palace and its treasures includes family portraits, sculptures, and the famous ‘Victory Tapestries’ charting successful military campaigns. Also, Sir Winston Churchill, cousin of the 9th Duke, best known for his outstanding leadership of the UK during the Second World War, was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874.

Given unprecedented access to the venue, the massive Orangery was transformed through the use of unique floral designs (the floral tree centerpieces alone were over 6 foot tall), floral artistry, inspired table settings, Chiavari chairs and specially commissioned thrones.

The hand embroidered couture gowns worn by the beautiful models were made from the finest quality silks, satins, brocade and lace and featured the most sumptuous embellishments. These were perfectly accessorised with tiaras, jewellery and brooch bouquets made from semi precious stones in rich colours such as amethysts, garnets, rubies and pearls.

The luxurious wedding cakes in matching colours were decorated with edible gold cameos, cherubs and expertly crafted sugar flowers whilst the impressively laden dessert table featured fruit including pomegranates, figs and grapes; cupcakes, mini cakes, custom made cookies with the Marlborough Crest, bon bon jars, meringues, cake pops, petit fours, cupcakes, fondant fancies, and hand made chocolates.

Beautifully captured, the images are a perfect reflection of the dedication and hardwork of all involved and the vision of Cedar Events who styled the shoot.
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Acknowledgements & Vendors
The team is very grateful to His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough, for granting us such unprecedented access at a time when he was in residence and to the wonderful team at Blenheim Palace for their support and hospitality.

Stylist: Cedar Events – www.cedar-events.co.uk
Wedding Dresses & Evening Dresses:  Kosibah – www.kosibah.co.uk
Cake, Cupcakes, Cakepops and Sweet Tables:   Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium – www.elizabethscakeemporium.com
Photography: Jide Alakija –  http://www.alakija.com
Videography: Johanna Lawrence & Apos Goris Urban Cinematography – http://urbancinematography.com/
Flowers, Thrones & Props: Essential Wedding Design – http://www.essentialweddinghire.com
Makeup:  Kemi Kings – http://www.kemikings.com/
Hair Styling:  Kasia Fortuna – http://kasiafortuna.co.uk/
Venue:  Blenheim Palace – http://blenheimpalace.com/ with special permission from His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough
Stationery & Jewelled Bouquets: The Finer Details – www.thefinerdetails.co.uk
Jewellery & Headpieces: Rosie Weisencrantz  http://www.rosieweisencrantz.com/
Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes – http://www.marshahall.com/
Linen:  Over The Top Rentals – http://www.overthetoprentals.co.uk/
Gold Chiavari Chairs & Clear Beaded Chargers: iAM Wedding Hire – www.iamweddinghire.com
Models:   Gayle Thompson-Igwebike, Chloe Penney and Olaya Diez Del Corral

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36 Comments

  1. giggy

    March 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Gorgeous!

  2. Hurpeyeahmie

    March 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    this is so so so so so lovely

  3. www.anemistyle.com

    March 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    GOSH this is incredibly gorgeous, I’ve always loved the palace as a local but this shoot is drool worthy! Would have loved if they featured the grounds a bit more. Stunning

  4. oluchy

    March 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    FABULOUSLY DONE, the cakes r the best of all 4 me followed by the decorations n settings. Overall, its really beautiful.

  5. Dare to be beautiful

    March 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Very nice and clear picture …… Thumbs up to Mr Alakija again
    The only down side, the wedding gowns are so outdated and not trendy ……. Hardly any of the wedding dresses made me say “awwwwwww”

    • Mary

      March 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      The wedding gowns are in the 90 s so i am a bit confused as this is 2013 …. Those gowns are at best HIDEOUS and take away from the wonderful skills of the photographer. As in seriously who will wear those gowns now for their wedding . The styles are very outdated

    • Naija talk

      March 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thot I was the only one not seeing “the light”

    • Mama

      March 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      My sista May God bless you!!!!
      The dresses are sooooooo… ugly it is unbelievable. The deco is great, but that’s because it’s in hand and the venue is beautiful.
      The cakes are just okay, the gold trimmings on the cake are not smooth, could be better. A little OTT for me.

    • Gigi

      March 18, 2013 at 4:28 am

      omg, thought it was just me. worst dresses ever!

  6. debdara

    March 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    This will make you wanna spend money.Classy, Royal, Splendid.

  7. Ceci

    March 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Always fabulous work when it comes to these guys, they are masters of their craft. Inspiration mode activates. Those table layouts are just mwah!

  8. Naija talk

    March 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Please apart from the wedding cakes, the dessert table which were certainly impeccably done, the rest of it was blah to me. The tablecloths looked rumpled and frumpy; the wedding dresses not so fabulous, I was actually disappointed.

    • Mama

      March 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Please who wears braids on their wedding day??? Let alone very old braids?
      There is no inspiration here, nothing I can take away from the photos and nothing that will make me want to contact any of the vendor.

    • Chic

      March 18, 2013 at 10:16 am

      I know plenty people who have worn braids on their wedding day my cousins included. That most Nigerian brides don’t doesn’t mean that the rest of Africa and black female population does not. Not old ones like these I am talking about three day old beautifully styled braids, And aren’t sisters who where locs also braided in a sense and they wear their hair like that for their weddings.

  9. Chelle

    March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    thank God ur name is naija talk. let the oga at the top catch you making such statements. everything about it is lovely.

  10. Adeola

    March 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Omg, this is crazy. I love!!!

  11. taiwo

    March 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Impressive!!!!!!!

  12. Neni Stone

    March 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Love everything except the dresses. They make these photos look like it’s 1993.

    nenisnaija.blogspot.com/

  13. Weddingfan

    March 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Absolutely lovely!nice concept

  14. omo

    March 16, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Beautiful!

  15. Barbara B. Newton

    March 16, 2013 at 3:58 am

    This is absolutely different and nice…The bouquet ,gowns,table setting reminds me of David Tetura of my Fair wedding, picture quality just on point….rush to my blog for 2013 trending ideas for brides… barbranewton.blogspot.co.uk

  16. bidibang

    March 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

    never knew silk flowers could look so natural on a table centerpiece…vely nyyyyc in borat’s voice

  17. @ajiriavae

    March 16, 2013 at 9:45 am

    SoOOo pretty. I want everything!!!
    ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  18. Demmy

    March 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    This is absolutely stunning. Love the cakes and sweet treats and the dresses. x

  19. Olu Haastrup

    March 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Gbam. Another gorgeous shoot. The cakes are just wonderful. I love the table settings, flowers, the bouquets and stationery. In short, everything dey nice.

  20. Sope

    March 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    These photos are superb. The cakes are fiine sha. Am always happy to see Nigerians abroad doing well. At least their leg don enter palace. The bad bele people commenting here, their leg no even enter shack. Chei! Read and weep.

  21. Tia

    March 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Bella Naija don bring anoda one come. Me I like the tings I dey see. Make we no lie this is goood. As for those wey no like am una no fit aford am sha and una dey come back to comment ova and ova.

  22. Deedee

    March 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    This exudes class, me likey…….

  23. iamfascinating

    March 18, 2013 at 5:30 am

    awesome, true royalty! love it!

  24. Lindsey Stell

    March 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Hi, I am with Sage Magazine and we would love to feature this in our April issue. Just let us know if you are interested. Thank you! [email protected], sagemagazineonline.com

  25. UniqueOne

    March 21, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Beautiful in every way. I love it.

  26. Karlene

    March 21, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Very, very nice work. Everything coordinates well, well. Am a cake maker and one day a go fit make some of this cake design.

  27. Alexander McCathy

    April 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    simply classy….

  28. Gbemi

    April 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I agree that they should have showcased the grounds and gardens more. Really beautiful and the dresses are perfect for the theme they are portraying.

  29. palomadave

    May 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    so damn gorgeous!!!! i saved some pix lol >>>> am an up coming fashion designer

  30. Trisha

    May 3, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Fantastic work in every way. I love when creatives get together. Kudos.

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