Opulent Engagement Party Styling at OXO2

With love at the forefront of our minds today, firstly I would like to say Happy Valentine’s Day. Secondly, HUGE congratulations to those of you who get engaged today!

If you have just got engaged then why not celebrate your exciting news with your friends and family and throw an engagement party? Today I have some incredible engagement party styling inspiration created and styled by the talented event planners Just Bespoke, and captured beautifully by Sanshine Photography.

This styling concept is modern and elegant with an abundance of delicious food and drink and lots of pretty florals and romantic touches.

So, here’s to celebrating your engagement in style!

Engagement party dessert table with celebrate sign in floral hoop

Riverside Engagement Party

“We wanted to bring together an elegant and opulent riverside engagement party to show how a few simple concepts can completely transform a blank canvas venue and create a fun and memorable occasion. The talented San Shawe was on hand to capture every element of the engagement party and her style worked perfectly for the occasion.

“When it comes to weddings and engagements, so much inspiration focuses on pastels and muted palettes. We wanted to show you can move away from these tones and create an elegant celebration using a rich and opulent colour palette. This would transform our chosen venue and also allow us to have some fun and create impact.

“A range of mixed metallics – rose gold, silver and some gold – brought an added level of luxury into the scheme. We applied the colour palette to everything from florals and furniture through to edible treats and stationery. We even spray-painted some ice cream cones with edible rose gold spray to ensure they fitted in!”

Four Distinct Zones

“The shoot location, OXO2, is a blank canvas with white walls and wooden floors. Floor to ceiling windows look out onto the River Thames with London’s iconic landmarks in the background. You couldn’t ask for a more central spot, right in the heart of the capital’s South Bank. As the venue is quite large we created four distinct zones – a welcome table, lounge area, bar and dessert table. This utilised the space well and also created a good flow for the party.

“Rosehip London’s large, impactful displays of blush, ox blood and purple flowers perfectly framed each element of the engagement party and showed how a few bold designs can really bring a design to life.

“Trays of champagne garnished with cherry blossom sat on our welcome and gifting table styled with large rose gold lanterns and balloon orbs.”

Engagement party welcome table styled with pink and metallic items

Tall rose gold lanterns

Ice bucket with flowers and bottle of Moët

Small metallic vase with pink and purple flowers

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Groom spraying Champagne everywhere as bride turns away - Picture by Honeydew Moments

Picture of the Month – January 2019

And the winner is… Honeydew Moments!

We have our first finalist for our 2019 Picture of the Year competition, after this fab picture by Honeydew Moments won our January 2019 Picture of the Month award. Taken at Kate and Ricky’s wedding in Mexico, Natasha from Honeydew Moments captured this ‘champagne spray’ moment during the couple’s portrait shots…

Groom spraying Champagne everywhere as bride turns away - Picture by Honeydew Moments

Champagne Everywhere You Looked

“Kate and Ricky have such a lovely story. They first met as family friends, as their dads are total best buddies, but one night Ricky was a little bit drunk and asked Kate to go out with just him, without their families. The rest is history!

“They married at Ocean Riviera paradise in Mexico. Their venue was an all inclusive resort with champagne everywhere you looked – even for breakfast. We planned this shot with the bridal party the day before the wedding and everyone made sure to grab spare bottles of champagne from breakfast. A champagne spray shot is something I’ve always wanted to try and Kate and Ricky were just as excited as me. We captured this at sunset on the beach, to celebrate the fact they had just married.”

To see more of Honeydew Moments’ work visit www.honeydewmoments.co.uk.