Charlotte Balbier Weekend at The White Closet!


What a night last night! An evening of pure wedding inspiration brought to you by some of the best in the business!

We’d sold out the event and welcomed 60 guests made up of brides and grooms to be and their friends and families to come and spend an evening immersed in all things wedding – great food, great entertainment and great ideas to take away with them.

Guests arrived and enjoyed reception drinks and canape’s before being seated at their tables – which is when things really got started…!!!

Flutterby Couture had created all of the stationery for the evening, including the seating plan, table names, place names…


Flower Design had created these amazing table centre pieces – every single one was different with the aim of showing off just how creative you can be on your big day…


Mitton Hall served an amazing 4 course menu (and canapes!) that was designed to be shared which worked so well on the tables. All of the ‘wedding superhero’s’ involved had places at the tables so we got the chance to say hello to all of the guests personally and give them the opportunity to chat to us about their big day and all things wedding!


How amazing and different is this cake that was created by Specialized Cakes


Top wedding entertainer Howard Wing was our man with the mic and really kept everyone entertained all evening – even letting Dave, Mitton Hall’s Maitre d’, blast out a chorus or two! (He was awesome!)


Meanwhile….while all this was going on out front, our team of make-over experts were working tirelessly in the back, preparing for a very special moment later in the evening…


Back out front, Joe from Specialized Cakes had given everyone the task of icing their own cupcake! Great touch!


The moment everyone had been waiting for! Right at the beginning of the evening we introduced the full team of wedding superhero’s involved in the evening and also some special guests – our ‘brides and grooms’ for the evening, Olivia & Dan and Sarah & Ben. They were introduced in their ‘normal’ clothes and then during the course of the evening backstage, Sheree from One & Only Bridal Couture (who also did an amazing job on Sarah & Olivia’s hair!) and Emma Draper Make-Up Artist gave them a full make-over, dressed them in some amazing wedding gowns and suits and presented them to our guests at the end of the night!

Flower Design had brought along some gorgeous rose petal confetti and we invited some of our guests to do the confetti thing as our brides and grooms entered the room!

Sarah wore an amazing Jenny Packham gown…


Olivia wore Ian Stuart’s ‘Flowerbomb’…stunning…


Then there was just time for the big finish from Howard Wing who really got everyone going for his last number!


The man who coined the phrase ‘Wedding Superhero’s’ Tom Harrington from Silk Wedding Videos shot some amazing footage throughout the evening – which will be coming soon…


Sheree & Emma!


Once we’d bid our guests goodnight, there was just time for me to spend 10 minutes with our brides and grooms shooting some seriously cool images in a truly beautiful venue. I love working at Mitton Hall – it’s in a beautiful part of the world and if you’re lucky enough to get a gorgeous day, the view from the terrace is magnificent. However, if you’re having a winter wedding, or you’re a little bit unlucky with the weather on your day, these images show that you can still produce amazing, creative images that are full of atmosphere and you can do it very quickly too.

I love spending time with my brides and grooms on their big day, but I hate the idea of taking them away from their party to do this. So I ‘steal’ moments with them throughout the day, take 2 minutes here, 30 seconds there – and the images you see below were shot in a very similar way. Everyone was tired from a long evening and the bar was calling…(!!!) so I knew I wanted to move quickly and still get great images and as I said above, it took literally 10 minutes to get all of the shots you see below, which is a great way to work on a wedding. No fuss over the shots, no guests stood around for ages waiting for photographs to happen, just everything happening quietly and quickly!


So a final massive thank you to everyone involved – thank you to Vicky & Vicky for all of their help in the build up to the event and on the night itself. Massive thanks to Dave for being so easy to work with (as always!) and finally a massive thank you to the Wedding Superhero’s! Flower Design, Howard Wing, Silk Wedding Videos, One & Only Bridal Couture, Flutterby Couture, Creative Cover Hire, Specialized Cakes, Emma Draper MUA, Peter Jackson The Jewellers and our amazing models, Olivia & Dan and Sarah & Ben.


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