During wedding season I get to work with some amazing suppliers who are passionate about their craft & delivery. As a planner some couples come to me with a venue in mind but most need us to find their venue for them, which is perfect. Getting a couple to visualise the endless possibilities a venue has to offer on a site visit in an empty space can be challenging, however thats what makes my role so great.

I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of these amazing creative suppliers at London’s luxurious venue Grand Sapphire. We set out to transform this venue in a way it had never been done before… By the end of the shoot we were all just saying ‘this should’ve been a wedding!’…lol It felt like a wedding day. Working with Yemi Kosibah, Anthoy’s London on the suits, MUA Beauty Boudoir & Papachichi Style on hair it definitely felt like a wedding.  All photos by the Talented Adebayo Deru & Videography by Samon films

I worked closely on styling & design with Mary from Designer Chair Covers to go from fresh flowers, to silks flowers, gold rim charger plates and luxury ivory & gold rim chairs we came up with a classic timeless wedding look that would show off current trends and set some new ones.

Theres something about this wedding cake style that is romantic, regal & Classically timeless just beautiful by Tees bakery . For those that know me well I am obsessed with a good table setting and a well folded napkin.

Entertainment at wedding gets over looked often and there are so many way it can add to the guest experience as well as add a bit of culture.

Moving forward with the times we used the LED visual screen by Production team & AV company VNV live… what an amazing job on this seamless gold mirror dance floor, stage, lighting & DJ booth.

Grand Sapphire can host up to 800 guests and have great catering options for Nigerian, Ghanian, Jamaican (afro-caribbean weddings), Asian and English weddings. So if you’re looking for a venue to London, with a car park for even 300 guests they have banquet rooms to accommodate your guests.

Much thanks to the following amazing suppliers for their contributed and patience towards this amazing shoot. Credit & website links below:

Venue: Grand Sapphire

Shoot concept & design: MatiGonoEvents

Photographer: Adebayo Deru

Videography: Samon films

Violinist: Iyanna Monique

Decorator & flowers: Designer Chair Covers to go

Sound Lighting production & Dance floor: VNV Live

Dj: Danny Yega

 Napkins & chairs: Adivha event hire
Cake: Tees Bakery

Dance Performance: Fantiacrobats

Cars: Smart City Prestige

Makeup: Beauty Boudoir

Hair: Papachichi Style

Wedding dresses: Yemi Kosibah

Suits: Anthony’s London

Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Mistress

Models: Groom – Isi Ijagbone, Best Man – Saffori Tajah, Bride – Abena, Bridesmaids – Stacey Chellz, Genoveva Abogo