A ‘Majestic Splendour’ Styled Shoot at Blenheim Palace

A Majestic Splendour Styled Shoot at Blenheim Palace

On a cold winter’s day in January, a creative team brought together by Seyi Olusanya of Cedar Events joined forces to create a stylish vision of wedding inspiration for brides and grooms, in one of the most luxurious settings in England, historic Blenheim Palace. The shoot was captured beautifully by Cristina Rossi Photography, and Cristina told us how the shoot came together…

“When I was approached by Seyi Olusanya of Cedar Events to photograph a styled shoot at Blenheim Palace I was beyond excited. Seyi set about creating a mood board full of rich opulent colours and majestic inspiration so her chosen team of top wedding professionals could liaise with each other to ensure her vision was delivered. I personally have worked with many of the team previously and knew each and every one of them would go beyond the call of duty to create gorgeous products for me to capture.

“The team were given unprecedented access to the venue and we set about transforming the Orangery from the early hours of the morning. Heather and Andy from Essential Flowers worked tirelessly to create incredible floral designs to be used throughout the shoot. This included designing three floral centrepieces which stood majestically on the table to create a labyrinth of floral splendour, a stunning floral arch for the sweetheart table, as well as a beautiful adorned floral tree for one of the cake tables.

“The gowns were by Kosibah and were made from the finest silk, satin, brocade and lace fabrics. These were perfectly accessorised with jewellery by Rosie Weisencrantz and stunning brooch bouquets by The Finer Details.

“The table was beautifully covered with fabulous linen supplied by Libi from Over The Top Rentals and styled with an abundance of stationery details designed and created exclusively for this shoot by Jinder of The Finer Details. Jinder designed a monogram combined with an image that Blenheim Palace had sent her to create venue specific stationery that was used on everything, from the luxurious silk invitation box that introduced the shoot, menus, place cards, quirky sayings on round cards for the side plates, cute cards for the back of the bride and groom chairs that said ‘He Asked’ and ‘She Said Yes’, and table names which were named after different rooms in the palace. In particular I love the hanging place cards that are finished with a luxurious satin ribbon, and a pearl and crystal bead, that rested on the stunning wine glasses which were provided by His Grace.

“The stunning cake display created by Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium oozed majestic splendour. Elizabeth accented everything she made, from cakes, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies and petit fours, with and array of detail that included edible gold cameos, cherubs, and handcrafted sugar flowers.”

Blenhiem Palace

Leather case Leather case opening to reveal invitation

Invitation in leather case

Bride stting on windowsill Bride looking out of window

5a - A Majestic Splendour Styled Shoot at Blenheim Palace Bride wearing headband

Bride standing holding bouquet Bride leaning on window

Brooch bouquet

Gold wedding shoes

back of gold wedding shoes

Bride holding up back of dress Bride holding up back of dress

Bride standing in Blenheim Palace

Bride sitting next to statue Bride leaning on statue

Leatehr case

Wedding plate

Wedding plate on table

Favour box

Wedding menu in brown case

Wedding menu

Wedding menu next to glass Place name on glass

Menu and place name card

Personalised tealights

Wedding cake table

Bride sitting next to wedding cake table Bride with headband

Bride looking over shoulder Bride sitting holding cupcake

Bride sitting next to cake table Bride standing next to chair

Back of bride's dress

Bride laying across windowsill Bride in window

Bride Bride wearing headband

Bride looking out of window

Bride standing next to statue Bride holding gold brooch bouquet

Bride with gold detail on wedding dress Bride with gold detailed wedding dress

Bride next to tall wedding cake

Bride standing in corridor Red heart brooch bouquet

Bride red-lined long wedding coat

Bride with red-lined long wedding coat Bride with red-lined long wedding coat Bride twirling in red-lined long wedding coat

Bride with red-lined long wedding coat standing in front of window Bride with red-lined long wedding coat standing in front of window

Bride looking at camera Back of bride's long wedding coat

Red bridal shoes and heart brooch bouquet

Bride standing next to chair Bride holding cupcake

Grapes and figs

Small pink cakes

Bride holding out cupcake Bride holding out cupcake

Tall wedding cake Wedding cakes

Iced biscuits

Iced bisquits and cake Purple sugar rose on cake

Cupcakes

Bride sitting at wedding table Bride sitting at table

Purple themed wedding table

Trees in middle of wedding table Long wedding table with trees

Birdcage table prop Glasses and menu

Wedding table layout

Wedding table name Birdcages

Wedding place setting

Purple wedding cake

Tealights

Britting sitting on windowsill

Bride sitting by window Bride looking into camera

Bride with hands on hips Bride with red detail at top of dress

Bride in front of window Bride standing by window

Bride with headband Bride's necklace

Bride standing by statue Bride leaning by statue

Red heart brooch bouquet

Gold tealight holders

Wedding menu and glasses Wedding place card

Grey suede wedding shoes

Grey suede wedding shoes Grey suede wedding shoes

Bride standing by table

Brides standing under leaf arch

Bride holding red heart brooch bouquet Bride holding brooch bouquet Bride holding gold brooch bouquet

Bride adjusting headpiece in mirror Bride smiling in mirror

Bride looking in mirror Bride looking in mirror

Bride looking in mirror Bride looking in mirror

Brides sitting at table with cakes

Bride outside Blenheim Palace

Bride outside Blenheim Palace

Bride outside Blenheim Palace

Bride outside Blenheim Palace Bride holding gold brooch bouquet

Red, white and blue brooch bouquet Purple brooch bouquet Pearl and crystal brooch bouquet

Bride with hand on hip Bride in grounds of Blenheim Palace

Bride with red-lined wedding coat Bride with red-lined wedding coat

Images © Cristina Rossi Photography

The team is very grateful to His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough, for granting such unprecedented access at a time when he was in residence, and to the wonderful team at Blenheim Palace for their support and hospitality.

Venue: Blenheim Palace (with special permission from His Grace, The Duke of Marlborough)

Stylist: Cedar Events

Photography: Cristina Rossi Photography

Videography: Urban Cinematography

Wedding Dresses: Kosibah

Stationery and Brooch Bouquets: The Finer Details

Jewellery and Headpieces: Rosie Weisencrantz

Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes

Cake, Cupcakes, Cake Pops and Sweet Tables: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

Flowers, Thrones and Props: Essential Flowers

Make Up Artist: Kemi Kings

Hair Styling: Kasia Fortuna

Linen: Over The Top Rentals

Gold Chiavari Chairs & Clear Beaded Chargers: iAM Wedding Hire

Models: Chloe Penney, Gayle Thompson-Igwebike and Olaya Diez Del Corral

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