London's Top Luxury Brands Finally Wed

Posted by Errol Douglas Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:19:00 PM

A match made in heaven, these exceptional new images are the result of London's most prestigious brands coming together in perfect union to create a chic urban wedding like never before. An initiative of The Private Group, specialists in the brand alignment of global organisations from the luxury sector, they called upon the iconic Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park for its spectacular location, John Nassari for his award winning photography, Neill Strain for his magnificent floral arrangements and famed hairdresser Errol Douglas for his technical excellence in hairdressing. A royal favourite, Bruce Oldfield provided a classic wedding dress for the occasion, paired with glamorous pieces by Jeweller Theo Fennell and alluring headwear by acclaimed Milliner Nigel Rayment. And for the little ones, London's premier couturier for children Little Bevan. The result, a quintessential London wedding experience and patriotic marriage of London's finest brands.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

With the glitz and sophistication of Knightsbridge on its doorstep and leafy Hyde Park at its rear, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is London's most prestigious address. Blending sumptuous guestrooms, a world-leading spa and a stylish bar, it is the definitive destination for a luxury escape in the capital. A London landmark and a "royal" hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has been the setting for extravagant parties and opulent weddings and receptions as well as enjoying a reputation as a great meeting place for celebrated statesmen and celebrities alike. And now with two exciting new restaurants including Bar Boulud, London and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the first London restaurant for one of the UK's most renowned chefs, Heston Blumenthal of the Fat Duck Group, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is set to become the culinary centre of the capital. (For further details please see www.mandarinoriental.com/london.)

Bruce Oldfield OBE

Designer Bruce Oldfield has been creating clothes for more than 35 years for some of the world's most famous and elegantly dressed women including the late HRH Diana Princess of Wales, HM Queen Rania of Jordan, HRH The Begum Aga Khan to Anjelica Huston, Charlotte Rampling, Rihanna, Elizabeth McGovern, Taylor Swift, J.K.Rowling, Jemima Goldsmith, Samantha Cameron, Helen Mirren and Sienna Miller. Oldfield's aim is to flatter with structure and reflect the bride's personality with elegant, beautiful clothes which retain a gentle lightness and fluidity. A deceptively simple cut, sumptuous fabrics and intricate detailing and embellishment are all integral to the understated design which mixes tradition and sophistication with a fresh, modern twist. Whether her choice is couture or custom made, today's bride will follow in the footsteps of the most iconic and glamorous women in the world. Bruce has now opened the doors of number 34 Beauchamp Place, opposite his eponymous couture boutique to offer a one-stop shop for the modern bride. (For further details please see www.bruceoldfield.com.)

John Nassari - Photographer, Creative Director

John Nassari is without doubt London's most accomplished reportage wedding photographer. Nassari's professional career began in the advertising and editorial fields of photography in the 1980's. He soon began exhibiting his work as an artist resulting in international acclaim and his work being shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Nassari heads a team of outstanding award-winning documentary photographers, all of whom are passionate about Nassari's unique approach and style. Some of Nassari's recent clients include global organisations and charities who wish to deliver an important message of strength using a beautiful medium, resulting in Nassari's work having a global influence on how people think and feel. Regardless of Nassari's increasing global influence, his true passion and unique ability will always be capturing the emotions and feelings of an event. (For further details please see www.indigoimages.co.uk.)

Little Bevan - Children's Couturier

At Little Bevan's award-winning boutique, the talented creative team design and produce mini luxe childrenswear for every special occasion, weddings, christenings, birthdays, clothes that are treasured and that children love to wear. Little Bevan is widely acknowledged as Europe's premier couturier for children. Founder Sarah Colfer heads the creative team designing beautiful pieces which form Little Bevan's mini luxe collections for children. The clothes are inspired by the luxury and swagger of the fashions of the 18th century but brought up to date with a light touch and made suitable for children in fabric and finish. From its beginnings, Little Bevan has steadily built its reputation for producing enchanting and exquisite garments, establishing a unique position as a London couturier for children. Little Bevan couture is designed exclusively and individually made at their Pimlico boutique. (For further details please see www.littlebevan.co.uk.)

Nigel Rayment - Milliner

Nigel Rayment, one of London's most acclaimed milliners, who counts royalty, politicians and celebrities amongst his clientele, has continued to dazzle the fashion world with his latest Spring 2012 collection. Nigel Rayment has designed hats for more than 30 years which are sold in Harrods or his central London boutique. His innovative and striking hats are adorned by exquisite hand dyed flowers and feathers which are frequently colour-matched to complement any outfit for any special occasion. The Nigel Rayment boutique at London's Marble Arch stocks brands Ian Stuart, Condici, John Charles, David Fielden to name but a few all with matching hats, shoes and bags. (For further details please see www.nigelraymentboutique.co.uk.)

Neill Strain - Floral Designer

Irish-born Neill Strain is renowned as one of Britain's most talented and successful floral designers. A childhood passion for flowers and gardening led him to study Art & Design and high level floristry with world-renowned professionals at home and abroad. He opened his first boutique in Belgravia four years ago, followed by his new concept boutique, The Flower Lounge on West Halkin Street, earlier this year. With a client base which includes Arab royalty, Russian billionaires, Hollywood celebrities, pop stars and discerning Belgravia residents, Neill creates floral designs that are seasonally inspired, limited edition and made-to-measure masterpieces. His wedding work ranges from the delicate to dramatic, bewitching to bedazzling and stylish to sensational. Whatever the occasion, Neill offers haute couture in floral design, as reflected in his brand name, Neill Strain Floral Couture. (For further details please see www.neillstrain.com.)

Theo Fennell - Jeweller

Theo Fennell is acknowledged as one of today's premier design led jewellers, whose pieces have been captivating the world for nearly 30 years. His unique jewellery is distinctive and inspirational. He incorporates careful thought, detailed design and great craftsmanship. Combining modern ideas with classical tradition his style is instantly recognisable, with pieces varying from the quirky and surprising to the classic and romantic. His attention to detail and ability to interpret grand design on a miniature scale has helped to establish the company as a force for innovative and superbly made jewellery worldwide. (For further details please see www.theofennell.com.)

Errol Douglas - Hairdresser

Celebrity hairdresser Errol Douglas was awarded his MBE for education and services to the hairdressing industry and widely considered to be one of the most influential hairdressers in the world, his role as a global ambassador for hairdressing has resulted in a strong reputation globally as well as in the UK. The Errol Douglas salon located in London's Belgravia, is unique in that it is accredited with International Technical Excellence. The salon looks after every hair type at the very highest level of artistic and technical ability and has attracted loyal clients including members of various royal families, heads of state and commerce, as well as a loyal celebrity following. (For further details please see www.erroldouglas.com.)

Should you be interested in hearing more about this ceremonious collaboration or indeed any of the individual brands, please do not hesitate to contact us.