Inspiring Dessert Tables, Elegant Invitations…

April 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm | No comments | In The Spotlight, We Love

Beautiful, bespoke and stylish wedding invitations are just a few words to describe the talent behind Leonie Gordon London. The amazing stationery boutique produces bespoke wedding invitations and stationery as well as styling elegantly designed dessert bars for weddings and events – complete with unique vases and customised stationery to match! We went behind the scenes to find out more about this talented designer…

Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you get into wedding stationery and dessert bars? I am a naturally creative person, so having designed and planned my own fabulous wedding back in 2005, I fell in love with the wedding industry – the fru fru, the colours, the love and most importantly the opportunity it gave me to be creative.  So me being me, I left my desk at an investment bank and set up my own wedding planning company – but I realised that I didn’t much like the planning side of weddings as it wasn’t creative enough for me.  So I thought about what I loved doing and it was the design side I loved being involved in, thus… Leonie Gordon Event Design was born which later evolved into Leonie Gordon London.  The dessert bar side of my business also evolved …I have a fetish for collecting vases and vessels, as such over the years I found myself with a beautiful collection, teaming that with my love for all things chocolate, sweet or dessert based – LGL Candy Buffets arrived!

winter inspired sweet dessert table

What inspires your creations? I am inspired by anything and everything – patterns, nature, architecture – but mainly I am inspired by my clients as each client is unique and has their own story to tell, I love to uncover it and find out how I can bring this into the core of their design.

What ingredients make a perfect wedding? I think the ingredients for a perfect wedding are…

  • A genuine love between the Bride & Groom, when a wedding is about love and not the “show” – it really shines through and the day feels magical.
  • Personalising the details – I think a Guest should leave a wedding privy to knowing a little bit more about the Bride & Groom
  • Thinking about your Guests – I believe a Guest should always leave a wedding feeling like a Guest of Honour and not an after thought.

What’s your favourite wedding to date? That’s easy – my own! I loved everything about being a Bride and everything about my day!

Trends for 2012 weddings? More and more of my Brides are requesting the Pocketfold/Wallet Invitation Suite which effortlessly carries the Invitation, Information Card and Reply Card… Also amidst all the Neon trends that are hot this year, a lot of my Brides are opting for the classic, Black on White/Ivory colour schemes.

Your ideal wedding, name the venue, styling, catering, dress, honeymoon destination etc. Assuming the word budget is not in my wedding day vocabulary my ideal wedding would look like this; the backdrop would be a fabulous Manor House set in the British Countryside with lush grounds. The styling would have to be by my favourite designer Mr Preston Bailey, with a Turquoise, Gold and Ivory {with a splash of Blush Pink} colour scheme full of chandeliers, candles, peonies, roses and hydrangeas.  The dress would be a puffy, princess style, heavily but elegantly encrusted with lots of sparkle – maybe an Ian Stuart or Monique Lhullier couture gown.  Catering would be a sophisticated themed menu based around Chocolate and our Honeymoon would be 6 lovely, long weeks in a Sea Hut in the oceans of the Caribbean.

Please visit Leonie Gordon London, to find our more about their wedding stationery service and gorgeous dessert tables…yum!

Image Credits

White Dessert Table By Leonie Gordon London Leonie Gordon Valentine Inspired Invitation Pink and Gold Wedding Invite By Leonie Gordon London Pink Dessert Table By Leonie Gordon