Those of you who have visited Smashing The Glass before (and if you haven’t, welcome!) may well notice that we’ve treated ourselves to a gorgeous rebrand! That’s right, we’ve just launched our exciting new look, which, of course, you can see all over our pages, but you can read even more about it here.
Such a special day for us deserves a truly memorable real Jewish wedding, and we’ve been saving up an absolute blockbuster for you. Brace yourselves, because this wedding can only be described as a work of art, and we are really not exaggerating.
Georgia and Sam tied the knot at iconic London landmark, The Dorchester. Sam is a banker, while Georgia, a photographer and fitness instructor, is the daughter of Julian Posner, CEO of internationally renowned wedding and events company, Banana Split, which is famed for transforming events into sensational worlds, with no detail spared.
Georgia and Sam’s winter wonderland vision, complete with a sea of hundreds, possibly thousands of candles, was realised by Banana Split, with an abundance of flowers by Wild at Heart adorning the room, and an awe-inspiring light bulb installation, with a couple of incredible twists (we won’t ruin them for you, read on).
The entire spectacular production, which included a phenomenal nightclub setup, was not only perfectly captured by masterful photographer Robert Shack, but with his sensitive eye and artistic vision, the resulting images are absolutely timeless and extremely striking. We feel very honored and excited to have them grace our pages.
We invite you, as always, to enjoy the images below, Georgia’s account of her big day plans, and the tearjerker of a wedding teaser by the wonderful team at AtMotion.
We hope you love it all as much as we do!
Divine décor at The Dorchester
Georgia, the bride: We got married at The Dorchester in central London. It has always been a favourite venue of mine and the décor and interior design worked really well with our designs and those which Banana Split created for us, as well as our caterer
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Banana Split worked with me and Sam throughout the whole process, with the designs, ideas, and hand holding. I wanted a winter wedding, with the Dorchester turned into a winter wonderland banquet, followed by a wild party in a totally differently styled room, designed as a night club.
There were 350 guests in total, who had travelled from all over the world to attend. Everything was built and designed by Banana Split.
Putting the look together
I used Gary Cockerill for both hair and makeup, and my dress was by Tel Aviv-based designer Galia Lahav from Browns Bride in Marylebone. I wore Chanel ivory, high heels, and Sam’s ensemble was from Thom Sweeney in Knightsbridge.
An innovative light bulb installation
As I walked down the aisle with my father, there was a light bulb installation above my head, which you will see from the photos. The light bulbs came on one by one as I walked down the aisle. It was divine!
In the evening, when Banana Split had turned the room into a nightclub, the light bulbs turned into flashing lights, creating a true nightclub feel at The Dorchester.
A fabulously floral chuppah design
.I wanted a flower wall design incorporated into the winter wonderland. After I gave Banana Split the idea, they created the chuppah, which changed into the backdrop for the dinner. Our floristry was by Nikky Tibbles of Wild at Heart.
Our amazing photographer
I used Robert Shack as our photographer. I have been a keen photographer, and I am professionally trained, so I knew my photos had to be special, and it was very important to me.
Robert is very creative, and captures everything with an emphasis on making every photo a piece of art, and we looked great! He was fantastic from the start to the end, keeping us very relaxed. We have just had our album, which is totally bespoke, and is amazing.
Tony Page, who did the catering, created a menu for the female guests and a different menu for the male guests.
The Way You Make Me Feel
Soul Jets played during dinner, and we danced everywhere – even on the tables! Banana Split’s DJ played the nightclub afterwards.
Our first dance was Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel.
Everything was totally original, which was down to Banana Split working with my dreams. Our dinner space was a beautiful winter wonderland banquet, which after we moved into a purpose-built nightclub for the party. I loved the aisle we had built for the entrance with my father. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Advice to couples currently planning their wedding
My advice would be to surround yourself with professionals who take the stress out of the day, and make you feel amazing.
Georgia & Sam’s little white book
Photographer – Robert Shack
Wedding planner – Banana Split
Videographer – AtMotion
Venue – Dorchester Hotel
Catering – Tony Page
Flowers – Wild at Heart
Bride’s dress – Galia Lahav purchased from Browns Bride
Bride’s shoes – Chanel
Groom’s attire – Thom Sweeney
Bridesmaids – Monique Lhuillier
Hair + Makeup – Gary Cockerill
Band – Soul Jets