Pre-Ball Photo-shoot – featuring last year’s Debutante of the Year

Each year we choose a different designer who creates a very special collection for Queen Charlotte’s Ball and this year’s  suggestion from Berketex to specially design a capsule collection named The Debutante Collection  has resulted in gowns reflecting  the ethereal beauty of a girl emerging into the adult world for the first time and totally matches the ethos of the ball.

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A preview of our Queen Charlotte’s Ball invitation sponsored for the fifth year by American Express Centurion’s favourite designer Nigel Vichi at Mint Creative Design

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Queen Charlotte’s Ball, 10th September 2016 at One Whitehall Place

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Jennie Hallam-Peel, London Season chairman, and Lukas Kroulik, London Season Executive Director, are delighted to introduce our supporters for the 236th anniversary of Queen Charlotte’s ball at the fabulous and historic Whitehall Place.

 

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Svenja Wiegand heads up the team from Whitehall Place with brilliant German efficiency and professionalism ensuring that every aspect of the ball is organised impeccably.

 

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The debutantes’ gowns, tiaras, and accessories this year have been personally designed for each girl by Berketex Bride and reflect a dream like quality in each beautiful creation. Our huge appreciation to Nishtha Mishra at Berketex Bride who has personally supervised every aspect of the design and creation of each gown.

 

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This year Queen Charlotte’s Ball will be enhanced by the most stunningly imaginative floral and topiary décor created and personally designed by Debbie Marks at Qube Events & Productions. Debbie has also designed the table and dining chair decor to reflect an enchanting dream like ambience for the Procession of the debutantes.

 

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Our resident Queen Charlotte’s Cake maker, Cynthia Stroud at Pretty Gorgeous Cakes will be creating another huge and amazing six-foot cake and again creating some delicious edible goodies for the goodie bags, kindly designed and provided by Berketex.

 

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Nigel Vichi, Chairman at Mint Design Associates has for the fifth year designed and created our gorgeous invitations and souvenir brochure collating amazing archive photographs from the last eighty years of the London Season.

 

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Band Master Rob Smith and The Army Air Corps Band, formed from a nucleus of the Royal Artillary Alanbrooke Band, who have played at both D day commemorations, Buckingham Palace and many prestigious events and are recent winners of the Ward Booth Trophy will be rocking the dance floor after dinner.

 

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Josh Gerrard from Eclipse, a technical event production company, will be providing lighting for this year’s event. Using their experience and knowledge of the venue they will take advantage of the beautiful architecture to create the perfect atmosphere. Look out for special lighting effects on the dance floor and the subtle glow they will give the dining room.


Berkeley Dress Show 2016

The London Season’s Chairman Jennie Hallam-Peel was delighted to welcome new debutantes and guests to the inaugural dinner for the 2016 London Season.

The Berkeley Dress Show was hosted by Lord Taylor and took place at the House of Lords in support of the Children with Cancer UK on 3rd March 2016.

The debutantes modelled the latest hats by milliner John Boyd MBE in front of the Duke of Somerset, Sir David and The Hon Lady Roche, Sir Ben Slade, Sir Toby Clarke and Baroness Buchanan-Baillie-Hamilton with her sons The Hon Bruce and the Hon Angus Buchanan-Baillie-Hamilton and other high profile international guests at this traditional British society event which was choreographed by creative director Lukas Kroulik.

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The debutantes modelled the latest hats by milliner John Boyd MBE, photo by Lukas Kroulik.

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MEDIA COVERAGE – THE QUEEN CHARLOTTE’S BALL 2015

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Credits: Gowns by Emma Victoria Payne, Accessories by Ivory & Co., Make-up by Kylie McMichael – using Bobbi Brown, Hair by Smith & Gardiner


The Queen Charlotte’s Ball 2015

11th September 2015, Kensington Palace

In support of Children with Cancer UK

Photography credits: Ben Pruchnie and Gareth Cattermole for Getty Images, Lukas Kroulik

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Queen Charlotte’s Ball celebrated its 235th anniversary this year in the State Apartments and Orangery of Kensington Palace. One hundred and fifty VIP guests attended to enjoy the traditional Procession of the 2015 debutantes escorted by their fathers in the magnificent King’s Chamber of the Palace and greeted by London Season Patrons H.H. Princess Olga Romanoff and the Duke and Duchess of Somerset. Dinner took place in the King’s Drawing Room and the Cupola Room with royal caterers Ampersand, headed by Jessica Stefan and her Michelin chefs who provided a sumptuous repast accompanied by Grand Cru Chablis and champagne from the vineyards of Jean-Marc Brocard, France who wonderfully donated the fine wines for the evening. Over the next twelve months, The London Season will be supporting Children with Cancer at their various events throughout the year. Details may be obtained from Jennie Hallam-Peel, Chairman.

Many thanks to all the participating sponsors:

Emma Victoria Payne Bridalwear

Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard

Mint Creative

Ampersand

Ivory & Co

Hugh Edmeades

Kylie McMichael

Lukas Kroulik


Berkeley Dress Show 2015

17th April 2015, The House of Lords, London

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The debutantes of 2015 with the legendary royal milliner Mr. John Boyd MBE at the House of Lords

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The debutantes of 2015 backstage

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The debutantes of 2015 before the show


Berkeley Dress Show in past years

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Etiquette day at the Ritz

22nd March 2015, The Ritz London

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Style China Magazine features an article about the London Season

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The full article can alpha pharma australia be found on this web link: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1694191/high-society-women-are-brought-together-during-special-ball

 


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