"Symbolic of the ever-growing spirit of womanhood, the concept represents a family tree of feminine identity. Hosted in the oldest Victorian glasshouse in Europe, Alice Wilkes poetically portrays a balance of new-found modernity with the traditions of those who came before us. Offering a sentimental (and truly original) take on generational interconnectivity. "
The Temperate House was transformed with a clever use of light and reflections. A 30-foot long table took centre stage in the greenhouse amongst the lush foliage, with the natural backdrop inspiring the sustainable table settings of bamboo silk bows and mother-of-pearl cutlery. We also used the organic setting as the starting point for the cake.
Designed to celebrate bridal designer Christie Nicole’s capsule collection coming to the UK, we created a striking contrast between traditional structure and this very modern bridal label in the historic Temperate House of Kew Gardens.
Christie Nicole gives life to designs that represent femininity, remaining powerful, intricate and integral to the modern woman. The starting point for the editorial was the contrast of the modern with the oldest Victorian glasshouse in Europe; a sense of connection to a forest of generational stories, of lessons and growth of those who have gone before. Christie’s work showcases intricate details, bold fabric pairings, renaissance style embroidery and hand-sewn ornamental needlework. Challenging traditional wedding standards, her designs epitomise contemporary femininity.
"It felt like an absolute fairy-tale from start to finish.
Alice is very passionate about her work, gives so much time
and has impeccable taste in her design. She is very open to
collaborate and helps make any last minute crazy ideas happen!
I wish I could do it all over again, every year."
"It felt like an absolute
fairy-tale from start to finish"
"Absolute perfection down to the last detail. AWD offers end
to end service for your wedding, as planners and stylists.
Every single detail was carefully considered to ensure our
collective ideas were brought to life."
"We couldn’t have had our dream wedding without her. Our guests were in absolute awe."
"We have no words to describe how we feel.
Alice made our wedding day the most spectacular day we could
every imagine and more. The organisation was spot on, the
setting with fabulous and she took all of the stress from us by
running everything perfectly. We keep receiving congratulations
from everyone and it’s all thanks to her."
"YOU TOOK EVERYTHING IN YOUR STRIDE AND YOU WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION - WE WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL."