This bridal styled shoot is black, gold and all shades of purple featuring – Gabrielle (GiGi Beauty) & Adriano. The planner Manuella Dakurah of Blessed Weddings & Events wanted to create something different by using Black – which isn’t normally a wedding colour – in a sophisticated and elegant way. This perfectly complemented the theme, with the luxury warmth of gold along with the royal feel of purple in order to create a stunning and unique wedding décor. Manuella was very organised and she communicated with each of us through out the process, I’ll definitely recommend Manuella if your a bride to be and your looking for a wedding planner/coordination her services is First Class.
It was a pleasure styling Gabrielles' hair; she was very bubbly and friendly. We decided to go for a side parting romantic updo matched with a tiara by fabolousbridalaccessories and I must say she looked gorgeous. Gabrielles’ makeup was done by the talented makeup artist called Mana and her dress was designed by the talented Eliora.
Amanda and Bevon worked really well together in capturing the special moments through pictures and videos.
Grand Sapphire was the perfect venue for our styled shoot. The colour theme worked really well with the venue. Grand sapphire is an award winning venue based in Croydon. They hold a wide range of events such as meetings, dinners, celebrations, ceremonies, exhibitions, product launches, civil ceremonies and weddings.
They have a big car park area which can also be used to take pictures, the staff were amazing and very helpful in responding to emails.
Grand sapphire has a stylish bridal suite which has a grey sofa with mirrors and a bathroom. They have a hotel accommodation upstairs with breakfast included available for the bridal party. Not to forget they have a supreme Bridal Suite located upstairs perfect for your first night as a married couple. They have 4 rooms 1. The Grand ballroom which can hold up to 1000 people, 2. The Sapphire suite which can hold up to 500 people 3. The Rhubarb Suite and lastly The Emirates suite. They have big chandelier lights that bring a statement to each room. They have 3 different waiting areas which are perfect for couple images and lastly they provide in house catering and cleaning service. Message from the Wedding planner Blessed Weddings & Events was fortunate enough to work with Grand Sapphire in November 2019 on our Wedding Styled shoot "Black, Gold & All Shades of Purple" which was then published on multiple platforms including BellaNaija Weddings & LoveWeddingsNG. Grand Sapphire is a stunning venue; ideal for wedding ceremonies & receptions. It has won multiple awards and rightly so. The spacious, elegant and luxurious rooms enable couples to celebrate in style and grandeur with all their loved ones. Grand Sapphire also has a lovely team willing to help and that makes a big difference when working with venues. As a wedding & event professional, I would definitely recommend Grand Sapphire to all my clients and colleagues in the industry.
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