April 14, 2011
Say your VOWS with 51 Buckingham Gate
The Vivaciously Opulent Wedding Show comes to SW1 this summer
As wedding fever takes hold of London this spring in anticipation of the royal wedding, 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences – just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace – will open its gates to the first ever wedding show in the hotel’s history.
The Vivaciously Opulent Wedding Show (or VOWS), will take place on the evening of Thursday, 2 June 2011, and promises to be a ‘must visit’ event for brides and grooms to be looking to garner inspiration for their big day.
The evening will start in spectacular style with a couture fashion show in the hotel’s picturesque courtyard, positioned beside the historic Victorian fountain. The show will feature eminent bridal designers such as home-grown talent, Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah, known for his unique flair and creativity; Paul Milana, whose time spent producing period costumes for the big screen has lent an inimitable style of bridal wear; and Californian based designer Enzoani, who featured at this year’s London Fashion Week closing party. London menswear designer, Jack Michael — whose designs have been worn by celebrities and movie stars, including the cast of Bend it Like Beckham — will present a range of men’s attire especially for the event. Also modeled on the catwalk will be unique headwear, glittering tiaras and jewellery by The Real Princess Company.
During the show, 51’s professional catering team will provide moreish morsels washed down with champagne. Sweet treats will be served courtesy of cake extraordinaire Andrea Freedman. London-based dieting guru Jane Michell will also be on-hand to lend hints and tips on successful pre-wedding slimming, providing details on her diet plan complete with a meal supplement programme and tailored to the individual’s requirements. Those with high hopes of voluminous tresses can consult the expertise of Emma Mansfield from HighRoller, who promises to transform lifeless locks in just 15 minutes.
Guests will also be able to visit The Private Rooms at 51 Buckingham Gate during the evening, which will be dressed in three different wedding styles to showcase 51’s bespoke themes for brides, with details finessed by event planning specialists, Classico Productions. Leading caterer Carole Sobell will be offering an array of modern kosher canapés for the Jewish clientele; Solitaire, a leading beauty group who specialise in a variety of occasions and weddings, will present everything including henna application, bridal makeup and hair, in a suite decked out in the finest Indian colours and designs. A traditional wedding celebration will also be on display, featuring everything from flowers to cakes and table settings dressed by Bespoken Design, to help bridal couples envisage the day of their dreams.
The Vivaciously Opulent Wedding Show will take place at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences St James on June 2, 2011, from 6.30pm – 9pm. Attendance is complimentary however reservations are a must — please visit 020 7769 7766 / http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/ for more information.