Laura Caudery mini-dynamo, new mother, fashionista.
I don't know where she gets her energy from but she is managing to play the finest game of Wedding Top Trumps I have ever seen. Laura's family business is property and I don't mean a few student lets. I mean big, beautiful houses with murals by Lageurre. Following her own stylish nuptials and a career in fashion Laura has turned her considerable talents to launch a new wedding venue.
Not for her a few handouts and plastic roadside banners. Begone concepts of wedding packages and corporate styling. Disappear matching napkins and bridesmaids. Fetchams Park is being launched as a wedding venue with a hand picked list of designers, stylists, caterers, cocktails and collabarations drawn together by Laura's precise and unwaivering eye for talent and style.
|Gemma styled by Tigerlily, Hair by Elbie van Eeden , Photography by EFC Photography, Vintage Lingerie by What Katie Did, Marabou shrug by Sasso at Miss Bush|
To prepare ourselves for this event 'we' the evergrowing team organised a shoot over the Bank Holiday weekend. The team included 8 eight models, 2 beautiful child models, 4 photographers, 1 filmmaker, 3 vintage cars, 3 wardrobe, 2 MUAs, 2 hair, 1 Wedding Reporter, 2 fine jewellers, 3 wedding cakes, 2 florists 12 2012 new season dresses, 3 vintage dresses, 10 spare dresses, 3 mini-bridesmaids dresses, boxes of adult bridesmaids and more fabulous sparkly things than you can shake a stick at, caterers, cup-cakers.
Then there was Laura, Penny from Tigerlily and me.
That's a big list - how many of us had organised an editorial shoot before? About 3 - not including Laura or I.
Were we mad? Yes
Did it work?Yes
What - every shot? Well no, not every shot
What it did was to bring together a fantastic team from very well established contributors to absolute new kids on the block. Huge bridal fashion names from Jenny Packham & Suzanne Neville, established planners and designers like Penny from Tigerlily and Elbie Van Eeden to new ventures like EFC Photography.
Guess What ?
This is just the beginning ...