THE BERKELEY ROYAL WEDDING
With the hotly anticipated Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle happening this weekend, it was a sheer pleasure and delight to be invited to a Royal Wedding soirée at The Berkeley. The Berkeley hotel provides the epitome of modern British luxury in fashionable Knightsbridge.
The evening started with a champagne and canapé reception as we mingled with fellow colleagues and industry professionals.
We were then invited through to the newly refurbished Ballroom, which was opulently decorated in regal blue, gold and hints of pastel and white. The Berkeley's new Ballroom has been given a thoroughly modern makeover featuring a ‘3D’ geometric ceiling, eucalyptus-wood panelling and clever lighting to make it the perfect venue choice for high-end, contemporary events.
A long banqueting table was set and adorned with magnificent florals by the talented Larry Walshe. A long and low floral arrangement lined the table boasting the fluffiest white peonies and the most heavenly scented pale pink sweet peas. Five rose-filled, gold arrangements sat proudly along the table, which created a grand statement.
Guests were also able to feast on the decadent dessert table filled with sweet delights and regal cakes which were beautifully (and deliciously!) crafted by luxury cake designers GC Couture.
It was a most elegant affair, with exceptional service from The Berkeley team, as we wined and dined on a 6-course meal whilst being serenaded by classically trained singers including renditions of the now infamous "British Airways song" The Flower Duet (Lakmé) by Léo Delibes and Can't Help Lovin' That Man from Show Boat.
Having worked at The Berkeley before, we know first hand what a fantastic venue it is, with service second to none. Click here to see a previous wedding in the former Ballroom.
Thank you to Knut Wylde, General Manager at The Berkeley, as well as Matthew Saunders and Iwona Bobowska of The Berkeley's Wedding & Events Team and a huge congratulations to the fantastic event professionals who collaborated on this spectacular evening.
Photography by Xander Casey