Genevieve Magazine turns 10! And what better way to celebrate than with a styled wedding shoot? They teamed up with Once Upon A Destination – a luxe event planning outfit with tons of international experience, and a dream team of wedding vendors to bring their perfect wedding vision to life. Hear from the team about their inspiration and work:
Afternoon tea at the Palm Court of The Ritz, considered to be one of the finest hotels in the world, was the perfect setting for the meeting between, Seyi Olusanya of Once Upon a Destination, Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium and Betty Irabor, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Genevieve. The discussion revolved around creating an amazing styled shoot for the wedding edition of the magazine in honour of the 10th anniversary of the publication.
Once Upon a Destination has a reputation for planning the most impeccable and memorable global events in destinations such as London, Dubai, South Africa and France. With easy access to the best vendors the wedding industry has to offer, Seyi set about sourcing some of the best venues and a team of experts to help make the vision a beautiful reality.
The breathtaking shoot wonderfully captured by the amazing duo at Urban Cinematography, featured wedding gowns created by multi award winning couturier and silhouette king Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah, the luxurious and versatile bridesmaids dresses were from twobirds bridesmaid, all beautifully styled by Senamin. The handcrafted suits for the groom were from exciting designer Kay of Indivisual.
The lush flower arrangements by Essential Couture were packed tightly with blush, pink and lavender roses, celosia, autumn hydrangeas and assorted greenery and teamed with rich gold ‘bonsai’ tree accents and hanging candle globes
To complement the flowers, Seyi added specially commissioned art deco style pink and gold stationery and beautiful gift boxes from Bola Akinseye of Lovicci, rich texturised linen from Over the Top Rentals.
The beautiful dessert bar of delightful treats was provided by world renowned cake artist, Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium.
The authentic French macaroons were kindly supplied by Ganache Macaron.
Overall the video demonstrates how the creative vision of Seyi Olusanya was brought to life. This shoot, the team involved, offer a little glimpse of the excellent service and attention to detail Once Upon a Destination offers its select clientele!
To find out more you will need to get your copy of this month’s Genevieve Magazine, the wedding issue – on sale now all over the country.
See some screenshots from the video taken on set:
~ Videography: Urban Cinematography
Videography: Johanna Lawrence & Apos Goris, Urban Cinematography, www.urbancinematography.com
Photography: Jide Alakija with Jeffrey Kwame Osei-Tutu, Alakija Studios www.alakija.com
Space Design & Creative Styling: Seyi Olusanya: Once Upon a Destination, www.onceuponadestination.com
Wedding dresses and evening dresses: Yemi Oshunkoya, Kosibah, www.kosibah.co.uk
Menswear: Keye Oduneye INDIVISUAL FASHION – www.indivisualfashion.com;
Cake, Cupcakes, Cakepops and Sweet tables: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, www.elizabethscakeemporium.com
Flowers and props: Essential Couture – www.essentialcouture.co.uk
Bridesmaids Dresses: Twobirds Bridesmaid www.twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk
Make up: Kemi Kings Imevbore-Uwaga, www.kemikings.com
Hair styling: Dionne Smith, www. dionnesmith.com
Fashion stylist: Senamin, [email protected]
Jewelled head dresses, tiaras: Fabledreams, www.fabledreams.co.uk
Bridal millinery and headpieces: Ms Esther, www.msesther.co
Jewellery: Bookola Accessories, [email protected]
Venue: The Savoy, London, www.fairmont.com/savoy
Stationery and Gift Boxes: Bola Akinseye. LOVICCI, www.lovicci.com
Linen: Over the Top Rentals, www.overthetoprentals.co.uk
Macarons: Ganache Macaron, www.ganache-macaron.co.uk
Chairs and Chaise lounge: www. icechairhire.co.uk
Models: Gayle Thompson-Igwebike, Lisette Mibo, Cherelle Quartey-Cofie, Teju Ibrahim, Lauren Sweeney Fenton, Rachel Williams, Rosemary Chileshe
Male Models: Adrian & Lincoln Larmond
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