Today I am excited to share Pearlencia, an exquisite styled shoot showcasing magnificent pearl inspired Wedding Inspiration for the contemporary couple.
Nevermore relegated to the realm of dainty and demure the pearl retains classic white wedding style and timeless appeal whilst making a powerful modern statement.
The shoot was captured artifully by fine art photographer Anneli Marinovich, with the collaboration of an incredible collaborative team.
The pearl is distinctive and often known as the “Queen of Gems”.
Historically, they are the most popular embellishment in bridal wear, often used in the adornment of wedding dresses and other bridal accessories.
The sole gem that is borne inside a living organism, the pearl is really a matchless gift of nature. Every pearl is remarkable, one of a kind and a very special creation.
Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium envisioned and created the concept for this shoot as an ode to her birthstone, taking inspiration from the image of a stunning beaded pearl head band created by Boe of Botias.
10-11 Carlton House Terrace built in 1831 is steeped in history, and its light and airy atrium was the perfect setting for this pearl inspired wedding shoot.
Decor and Details
The chosen palette was a bountiful array of pearly tones including white, iridescent cream, ivory, very pale pink and grey and hints of gold and silver.
The tablescape flowers consisted of large white and cream avalanche and bianca roses, with a variety of spray roses and hydrangeas beautifully arranged in groupings in bud vases by renowned florists, All for Love.
Each place setting featured tableware from Duchess and Butler, and their beautiful white ceramic pearl dinnerware set with beaded border, fiori crystal glasses and milk white vintage goblets were used to accent.
The stylish commissioned stationery was designed by Ananya Cards, and the invitation and menus were painstakingly hand embroidered with seed pearls and inscribed with silver calligraphy.
Iridescent marble pearl disc name cards which were a very cool addition, and beautifully complimented the tablescape.
The spectacular 9 foot high balloon installation which served as a ‘pearl’ backdrop to the tablescape was by luxury balloon stylist, Balloonista who used a mix of white, cream and grey pearlised balloons to create a wonderful effect.
For the first look, the model wore the glamorous lace and pearl embroidered ‘Truth’ by Ersa Atelier.
The figure hugging fit and flare dress was paired with a number of Botias Accessories, which included the earrings, an incredible pearl studded headband, a matching cathedral length veil and pearl slingbacks.
For the second look the model wore ‘Aime’ by Alon Livne White, a strapless silk dress worked perfectly with the rather magnificently crafted Elizabethan pearl cape Botias accessories created specifically for the shoot.
The hair and make up was by the fabulous Boe of Botias who expertly made up the model, coiffing her hair to perfection.
She used a soft and natural palette of blush and rose pink, keeping the bridal make up light and natural. The hair for the first look was a sleek low bun with a centre parting studded with pearls.
The hair for the second look was a voluminous up do which reflected the avant garde look we were aiming for flawlessly.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium created six luxury pearl inspired wedding cakes for the shoot.
They included an ornate 4 tier bas relief and pearl studded split cake, a fault line cake surrounded by large pearl bubbles, rough textured pearl cascaded cakes and a dramatic 4 tiered ‘pearlode’ carved cake.
The main 7 tiered cake was decorated with wafer paper frills, wafer paper circles of different sizes and edible pearls, finished off with edible silver leaf and paint.
Photographer – Anneli Marinovich
Concept / Planning, Styling and Cakes – Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Venue – 10 – 11 Carlton Terrace
Bridal Shoes / Accessories and Pearl Cape – Botias Accessories
Bridal Styling / Hair and Make Up – Botias
Floral Design – All For Love London
Balloon installation – Balloonista
Stationery – Ananya Cards
Chargers / plates, and crystal – Duchess and Butler
Napkins, handkerchief and garter – Extra Special Touch
Table Linen – Over The Top Rentals
Chairs – Event Hire Hub