Charlotte Garratt is a young and extremely talented dress designer and her couture dress collection is a real show stopper!
Wednesday Charlotte unveiled her new 2013 Couture Collection collection to key players in the wedding industry. The event took place at the prestigious Searcys at 30 Pavilion Road in Knightsbridge. I was honoured to be there in official capacity to document the wonderful evening.
Searcys is a luxurious and beautiful country style house which makes the perfect setting for private and corporate events.
Jinder from The Finer Details worked tirelessly to organise a really fabulous night for Charlotte and all her guests. She created a luxurious invitation suite which set the scene for the evening ahead. She also worked closely with Heather and Andy from Essential Flowers to ensure the venue oozed glamour and they certainly pulled all the stops with their incredible displays of flowers and lighting.
Guests were greeted with champagne cocktails on their arrival accompanied by the melody sounds of Jose Albela on the guitar and entertained by the incredible talented Sav, otherwise known as the Deceptionist. Sav performed a number of tricks on the guests leaving them amazed.
Once guests were seated and ready for the show they were delighted by the beautiful voice of Sarah-Jane Dale, trained opera singer and director of Melisma Music. The show begun! The models elegantly walked down the runway accompanied by the sound of harpist Bethan Gillard. The show stopping finale by contemporary dancer Kate Pilbeam surprised everyone.
After the show Charlotte announced the one lucky bride who won a dress for her wedding, needless to say the bride to be was ecstatic.
The dessert table was adorned with beautiful cakes, cookies and meringues from the queen of cakes extraordinaire Elizabeth Solaru from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Delicious macarons by Sarah Taylor from Chateau Macaron were served with drinks. When I say delicious, I mean seriously delicious! The best macarons I have ever had, and I have had a few… Sarah created a jaw dropping display or macarons which I found very difficult not to devour it all.
If all these delicacies wasn’t enough to tempt our delighted guests a tower of cute little boxes containing some delectable Toffee and Sea Salt flavoured popcorn from Matt Guarente of Pop (Europe’s first ever popcorn boutique!) was hard to resist.
Great times was had by all, enjoy the images!
Sara enchanted the guests with her beautiful opera voice! The beautiful models showed off the dresses so beautifully and elegantly. And some contemporary dance to finish off One lucky bride won a dress! Amazing! Charlotte with her models Charlotte with Marketa, Mariana, Jeanette, Katarina, Laura, Kate and Vita The below image is courtesy of Yolande De Vries PhotographyAnd time to party! Can you spot yourself? Pippa Ward (Brand Manager of Wedding Ideas Magazine) with fiancé, Alexis Walker of Alexis Walker Wedding planner, Tai Ade of 5 Star Wedding Directory, Apos Goris and Johanna Lawrence of Urban Cinematography, Marsha Hall of Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes, Sarah Taylor of Chateau Macaron, Charlotte Garratt with her amazing parents, Faith Caton-Barber of Bespoke bridal & evening wear, Liz Inig Jones of Blue Sky Flowers, Kate Pilbeam, Anna MacDougall of Bride and Glory, Sarah-Jane Dale of Melisma Music, Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Heather of Essential Flowers, Gweda of The Vintage Floral Design, Yolande De Vries of Yolande De Vries Photography. Every guest went away happy with their goody bags containing some seriously gorgeous and awesome gifts! An elegantly boxed 2013 Debretts Diary: www.debretts.com
A potted plant from Essential Flowers www.essential-flowers.net
An exquisitely decorated cupcake from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium: www.elizabethscakeemporium.com
Beautifully boxed blackcurrant and violet, and rose, raspberry and lychee flavoured macarons from Chateau Macaron www.chateaumacaron.co.uk
Toffee, Fudge and Chocolate from Creative Candi www.creativecandi.co.uk
A DIY SOS checklist with a retro stripy straw (an essential item on the checklist by the way!) from Bride & Glory www.brideandglory.co.uk
The latest copy of London Bride Magazine
Venue: Searcys at 30 Pavilion Road www.searcys.co.uk
Stationery & Brooch Bouquet: The Finer Details www.thefinerdetails.co.uk
Make-up artist and hair stylist: Joyce Connor and Hayley King www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk
Shoes: Marsha Hall www.marshahall.com
Flowers: Essential Flowers www.essential-flowers.net
Music/Entertainment: Melissa Music www.melismamusic.co.uk (Bethan Gillard, Jose Albela and Sarah-Jane Dale)
Deceptionist/Magician: Sav www.deceptionist.co.uk
Cakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium www.elizabethscakeemporium.com
Popcorn: Pop www.popthewebsite.com
DIY SOS Kit: Bride & Glory www.brideandglory.co.uk