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Your wedding is a once in a lifetime celebration – make it unique! From bespoke lighting, a showstopper 5 tiered wedding cake, customised ‘hubby & wifey’ chairs to designer rose gold foiled stationary this wedding was personalised to the ‘T’!
When Christian Dior was asked ‘What is key to good dressing?’ He said, ‘There is no key! If there were it would be too easy, rich women could buy the key and all their fashion worries would be over! But simplicity, grooming and good taste – the three fundamentals of fashion – cannot be bought. But they can be learnt!’
Like fashion, designing a timeless wedding is very much about focusing on those basic principles. Simplicity, quality and good taste. For Benita and Efize, a stylish and glamorous young couple from Lagos, our Team’s design objective was to create a classic décor concept that at first glance, seems quite simple – but upon closer inspection, one then notices the luxurious quality and the level of detail that went into every single design element to create a look that is not only effortlessly cohesive, but sophisticated and elegant in its arrangement so as to create an overall décor concept that will forever be timeless.
The floral colour palette, being a key component, was kept to only white and cream flowers with very subtle additions of soft pink blooms. With towering mass arrangements adorning the many dinner tables set amongst three magnificent crystal chandeliers and dozens of crystal candelabras, this colour palette created a very rounded, romantic and tasteful look that was brilliantly inspired, yet gentle. To add a touch of modern glamour, rose gold was introduced through subtle decorative yet functional elements. Rose gold foiled stationary and individually decorated wedding favours adding subtle colour to each place setting, whilst modern lighting features such a rose gold pendants and gold-based Edison bulbs added another layer of functional colour. The glorious 5-tiered white fondant wedding cake was expertly gilded with copper leaf and then dressed with trailing individual sugar roses.
The Wedding Concepts design signature for this particular celebration was the inspired floor plan that was centered on the couple and their custom-built mirror table for two. Set on a separate stage and perfectly positioned just underneath the largest crystal chandelier in the room, the couple was literally surrounded by their closest family and friends. Personalised “Wifey” and “Hubby” stickers were a fun youthful design touch to the back of their Philippe Starck ghost chairs and contemporary mirror plinths covered with crystal candles fringed the couples table, whilst a solid band of soft florals with trailing orchids added the final layer of luxury to the dinner table.
Timeless simplicity in design, breathtakingly striking in delivery – Benita’s and Efize’s destination wedding will be remembered as another stunning Wedding Concepts signature celebration
Photography by: Du Wayne Denton