A VALENTINE’S DAY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT
The inspiration behind this shoot was the appeal of a Valentine's engagement party in one of the most alluring districts in London. Why hold off on throwing a first-class party for family and friends in honour of your upcoming wedding?
The iconic Dartmouth House, nestled in the heart of London’s vibrant Mayfair offers the ultimate setting for your upcoming engagement party. With its dramatic staircase and stunning architectural design is a truly striking setting for a special event before tying the knot.
The idea was to give the mood a little decadence in the always evolving city’s vibrancy, as a backdrop for parties full of intrigue and creative celebration. A candle lit dinner party matched with a luxurious, curated tablescape, that was softened by the organic papers used for the custom menus, delicate golden accents, and panda anemone centerpieces.
Walking into the Churchill room the scene is set for the dinner party. Touches of drama, texture, and curious little quirks. A twinkle in the Big Smoke, blending modern décor elements with a historic heritage venue.
The couple and their guests embracing the magic moment, layers of time making this glistening celebration the ultimate engagement party, letting the sumptuous atmosphere sweep them away.
The inspiration behind the dress was the gift of love: A scarlet satin dress, classic and feminine featuring a thigh-high split, and a semi-transparent corset in French lace. A detachable shrug-bow, to add passion to an already seductive dress, with tailoring “bigger is better” in mind for a modern take. A romantic yet fierce garment, enticed by the lines of precious jewellery.
The bride-to-be glam was all about a sleek low bun, smoky eyes, and a bold red lip, to achieve the perfect Valentine’s party look, playing between gorgeous couture and exquisite accessories that leave a mark. Unique and irresistible.
Location: Dartmouth House; Concept, Planning & Design: Roberta Burcheri Events; Floral Design: Shilpa Reddy Flower Design; Furniture: London Event Hire; Candelabra: Eden Event Design; Tableware & Linen: Maison Margaux; Dress: Shimmering Ivory; Hair & MUA: CJC Hair and Makeup; Accessories: Pearluminous London; Bridal Shoes: Diane Hassall; Groom’s Attire: Richard Anderson; Models: Rohiny Belani, Oliver Fernandez; Shoot Assistant: Rachel Parker; Photography: Mal’s Photography UK; Second Photographer: Leanne Ashcroft Photography