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If you’ve never seen a luxury patisserie table then you’re in for a treat! I remember feeling ecstatic when Fen of MonAnnieCakes got in touch with me last year. She asked whether I was keen to capture the photos of her branding shoot for The Patisseria. Of course, I said yes right away! I mentioned The Patisseria briefly in my previous post about my 2019 wedding trend predictions. However, if you want to find out more about it then read on.

A collaboration of artisans

When artisans collaborate, a masterpiece is created. The Patisseria is the brainchild of two wonderful ladies, Fen and Alex. I can see how their expertise blended together so beautifully in this new venture. Fen enjoys using simple ingredients to create a selection of mouth-watering confections and wedding cakes. I’ve tried both her sweet and savoury treats and they were all scrumptious! Alex of Alexandra Rose Weddings is a luxury wedding planner and stylist based in Oxfordshire. Alex uses her background in fine art in creating the most breathtaking designs. She also received formal bridal floral couture training and this shows in the stunning floral arrangements she creates.

The Patisseria experience

The Patisseria is a feast for the senses. When asked about it, here’s what Fen had to say. “With the Patisseria, what we want to do is take you on a journey using all your senses. (We want to) greet your eyes with refined elegance, your olfactory sense with new aromas and your tastebuds with a delectable mix of sweet and savoury.”

The branding shoot

I shot the images for The Patisseria’s branding shoot at the luxurious Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons. Have you heard of renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE? He created this manor house hotel which has proudly boasted of two Michelin stars since it opened in 1984. It’s not only one of Oxford’s most sought after wedding venues, but also one of the most lavish small party venues in South England.

We stayed mostly at the hotel’s modern conservatory during the shoot. The natural light that comes through the glass ceiling of the conservatory was just perfect. Facing the conservatory is a small and charming garden where Alex styled a table of selected pastries labelled with beautiful calligraphy by Jacqui of White Olive Design Studio. Here are the rest of the photos from this shoot. Enjoy!

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