Mrs T Weddings presents The Wedding Cake: A stunning luxury wedding photoshoot from the grounds of Waddesdon. Featuring Waddesdon’s 12-metre-high explorable wedding cake installation and ballet spectacle.
Mrs T Weddings had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with an exceptional team of wedding suppliers to plan and orchestrate an aspirational luxury styled shoot in the grounds of Waddesdon estate.
With Joana Vasconcelos’s sculptural Wedding Cake pavilion in the heart of its grounds, and a newly installed rowing boat on The Dairy’s lake, the Waddesdon Estate boasts an eclectic and versatile range of experiential opportunities as a luxury wedding venue. Against this relaxed luxury setting, Mrs T Weddings assembled a dream team of expert suppliers to create an inspirational vision of a high-end outdoor wedding.
Mrs T Weddings at Waddesdon
Mrs T Weddings is the preferred wedding planner for Waddesdon, and Constance Taylor commissioned the work of some of the country’s best high-end wedding specialists and global entertainment artists for the shoot. Combining the architectural prowess and playfulness of Waddesdon’s features, the collaborations embody elegant yet bold luxury for distinguished couples.
“As soon as I saw The Wedding Cake under construction, I knew it could become a spectacular focal point for luxury weddings. Waddesdon is a remarkable location with so many opportunities for ways to use its spaces and this installation really takes it to the next level. We know that people are very visual when it comes to wedding planning and luxury events. Putting together this shoot is an opportunity to showcase how to elevate high-end weddings into mesmerising luxury experiences.” Constance Taylor, Mrs T Weddings
Mrs T Weddings commissioned the following suppliers to collaborate on The Wedding Cake:
The stunning imagery has been beautifully captured by luxury wedding photographer Camilla Joy Photography. Camilla’s talented eye and detailed post production work shows the enchantment and romance of the occasion alongside the grandeur of the set up. Many thanks go to Helen Rose Photography for capturing behind the scenes details of all the professionals throughout the shoot.
Set across a range of locations at Waddesdon, Joana Vasconcelos’ 12 metre high Wedding Cake can be used for private hire, dining, drinks receptions and wedding day portraiture. Positioned within an intimate grove of trees, the sculpture is capable of hosting DJ sets, rehearsal dinners, bar and first looks before ceremonies. Mrs T Weddings captures the imagination of the many possibilities of this space through playful exploration of the pavilion, surrounded by beautiful ballet dancers. The wedding breakfast scene set at the foot of the pavilion, and luxury private dining scene in the ground floor level can inspire couples to use the spaces creatively for their own unique vision.
The lake’s new rowing boat allows brides, grooms and newlywed couples to have fun out on the water against the backdrop of the manicured grounds and sweeping willow trees. Sergio and Elle glide effortlessly across the water with the boat bedecked with romantic florals from Veevers Carter. Mrs T Weddings at Waddesdon have already helped several couples arrive to their weddings via the lake, and used the rowing boat to make a splash with a romantic fairytale experience that many dream of for their wedding a reality.
Élan Artists are a global collective of musicians and artists that Mrs T Weddings was thrilled to collaborate with. Using their talented ballerinas and a trio of string players, the venue is brought to life through music and expressive dance that wows viewers.
Ever since Bridgerton hit our screens, it has inspired an explosion of performative decadence in the luxury events scene that Mrs T Weddings was keen to capture in a way that is aspirational for weddings and which this new space is simply perfect for. Stunning aerial shots capture the bride and groom atop the wedding cake sculpture as pirouetting ballerinas dance beneath them, elevating the wedding entertainment into a theatrical spectacle.
Luxury floral designers, Veevers Carter, transformed the spaces and settings with an array of installations spanning multiple colour palettes and styling options. Over 4,000 stems of English and Dutch seasonal flowers were carefully crafted to create a Veevers Carter signature floral dreamscape. From vivid alfresco tablescapes in peach, blush and lemon to architectural ceremony backdrops framing Waddesdon’s lake.
Feature focal points include a lakeside statement urn crafted from purely British grown blooms, a hand-crafted fresh floral tulle tablecloth, and romantic arrangements adorning the new rowing boat.
Floral highlights in this shoot include wild sweetpeas, opulent garden roses, frilly peonies and scented jasmine trails.
Renowned longstanding bridal retailer Ellie Sanderson supplied exclusive gowns for Mrs T Weddings. Dresses include a pink ombre Kelly Faetanini dress, of which Ellie Sanderson is the sole UK stockist for this New York label.
For lavish sparkle, Ukrainian designer Eva Lendel was chosen, in a fitted gown bedecked in beads, sequins and pearls.
Eco-conscious brides can draw inspiration from 29 Atelier’s silk slip dress and cape. This luxury British bridalwear brand uses couture craftsmanship with a focus on designs that can be reworn and repurposed.
Nola London, another British brand focused on slow, responsible fashion with a considered batch release approach at their London atelier, supplied bridesmaid and musician dresses in a range of colours and styles.
British menswear and tailoring experts, Nicholas & Harding, produced a bespoke made-to-measure suit and footwear from Loake Shoemakers.
London-based fine jewellers, Alicia J Diamonds, provided a range of diamond rings and gemstone designs from their classic and contemporary collections, each responsibly sourced and carefully verified for authenticity. The Bride wears a selection of rings including The Rosa Ring, The Valentina Ring and The Greta Ring, complemented by 0.5 carat Diamond Drop Pendant Necklace and 0.08 carat Diamond Huggie Earrings.
Lucca Studios designed and produced complementary stationery pieces including silk signage and linen tapestries. Incorporating the venue into the designs, a layered invitation suite matches the different shaded tiers of the wedding cake sculpture, including hand drawn illustrations of the cake’s features, such as the ornate gates and turrets.
Terre et Lune Cake Design created a six-tier wedding cake that encapsulates the elegance and eccentricity of Vasconcelos’ installation with a complementary pastel colour palette of peach and turquoise with a hint of gold. Soft hand-painted watercolour florals meet bursts of wafer paper ruffles and handcrafted Juliet roses in a dramatic, eye-catching design.
Wedding Catering and Bar
Host Hospitality, a preferred caterer of Waddesdon, created a bespoke menu using seasonal summer ingredients and the Wedding Cake sculpture’s colour palette for inspiration. Their vibrant dishes include a starter of citrus poached lobster tail, crab crème fraiche, Bloody Mary jelly, heirloom tomatoes, calamata olives and shizo oil.
For dessert, they served a vivid “Don’t go breaking my heart” Raspberry parfait, yuzu cheesecake and raspberry vinegar gel.
Accompanying themed cocktails include “Pink Lady” (Gin, lemon juice, grenadine, candy floss), “Spritz Limone” (Vodka, Italian bergamot liqueur, lemon juice, sugar, green tea, mint and zest nest) and “Burning Desire” (Rum grog mix, pineapple juice, lime juice, passionfruit syrup, grapefruit soda, flaming lime, sprinkle of cinnamon.)
With more people adopting an alcohol-free lifestyle, the demand for high quality alternatives at weddings is on the rise. This was an area Mrs T Weddings was keen to highlight to showcase luxury alternatives that don’t compromise on flavour. Wild Idol’s sophisticated and naturally alcohol-free Sparkling Rosé and White provides a complementary alternative for mindful drinkers, while also catering for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Tablescaping & Furniture
Intricate table scaping comes from Duchess & Butler’s selection of beautiful charger plates, cutlery and glassware that was chosen especially to complement Host Hospitality’s menu.
Veevers Carter’s use of a distressed gold mirror tabletop inside the cake sculpture reflects the palette of the wedding cake ceramics and vibrant fresh floral centrepiece to bring additional warmth and colour to an intimate dinner setting.
Just4Linen used mint tablecloths and eggshell napkins to break with white tradition and be harmonious with the pastel surroundings. Rosetone Event Furniture provided their majestic Limewash Louis chairs to be in keeping with the colour palette and give beautiful structure to the table set up.
Mrs T Weddings commissioned Keeley Wedding Films to capture the essence of The Wedding Cake shoot. With beautiful storytelling at the heart of their films, the enchantment of the day moves from playful enjoyment of the rowing boat gliding across the lake, to the soft romantic ceremony at The Dairy and bold, elegant reception beneath The Wedding Cake. Aerial drone footage emphasises the grandeur of this magnificent installation, nestled in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside, peaking above the treeline of the Waddesdon estate. Exquisite fine details of all the suppliers have been meaningfully captured to showcase the skills and expertise of what makes them some of the best luxury wedding and event specialists in the country.
Love is a story and every story needs a stage. Mrs T Weddings has curated The Wedding Cake at Waddesdon as a stunning spectacle of romance brought to you by the finest wedding creatives. With Mrs T Weddings your love story is limitless – start your magical wedding planning journey with us today.
With so many thanks to these wonderful suppliers that brought the vision of Mrs T Weddings at Waddesdon to life:
Planner: @mrs_t_weddings Photographer: @camillajoyphotography Florals: @veeverscarter Venue: @waddesdonevents Videography: @keeleyweddingfilms Bridal wear & Accessories: @elliesandersonbridal Grooms wear: @nicholasandharding @loakeshoemakers Bridesmaids & String trio clothing: @nola.london Jewellery: @aliciajdiamonds Hair & Make up: @londonmakeupartist.uk MUA assistant: @makeupbymonisia Entertainment: @elanartists Catering & Bar: @host_hospitality Cake: @terreetlunecakedesign Alcohol-free Sparkling Rosé & White: @wildidol.official Stationery: @lucca_studios Tableware: @duchessbutler Furniture: @rosetoneeventfurniture Linen: @just_4_linen BTS photography: @helenrosephoto Model (Groom): @sergio_verdu Model (Bride): @ellejowebb