Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local London wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
Doesn't real bride Aimee look a picture in her princess-style gown? Aimee's dress hunt got off to a false start, as she explains, “Like many brides, I think I ended up with a dress that was the opposite of what I thought I wanted. Before I'd tried on any gowns, I thought I wanted a Boho style that didn't look too 'bridal'. I don't know who I thought I was kidding. I ended up with a high-neck satin dress with a huge tulle skirt – I couldn't have looked more bridal.”
Image courtesy of www.olegssamsonovsphotography.com
We love Dapper & Bride's personalised wedding stationery - tell the story of your big day, your way. The magazine-style format is a great way to guide guests through the order of the day as well as tell the story of how you met and make great use of that engagement shoot! www.dapperandbride.com
LSO St Luke's beautiful garden is ideal for a summer wedding - think outdoor games (giant Connect 4 anyone?), a string quartet and pink champagne. Hell yeah! For more information on this Grade I listed venue, check out our July / August issue now, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Located just minutes from Berkeley Square, Bond Street and Green Park, Dartmouth House boasts not only the high ceilings and grand marble staircase you'd envisage for a grand Mayfair mansion but also a tranquil courtyard that's worthy of a French chateau and ideal for al fresco drinks. www.dartmouthhouse.co.uk
We love this shot of Katie and Catriona, shot by Lucie Watson (www.luciewatsonphotography.com), as featured in our July / August issue. The couple tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall before a reception at Coq d'Argent on 1st December, 2018.
Check out Chelsea Old Town Hall's Cadogan Suite dressed to impress in our July / August issue. Cristal, head stylist of Cristal Olivier Weddings, put together this stunning shoot to not only highlight the Cadogan Suite's classic features but also demonstrate the flexibility of the space. For more information on the venue, visit www.rbkc.gov.uk/venues. Image courtesy of www.tinoantoniou.co.uk
How cool is this tuk-tuk entrance by real bride and groom Nadine and Greg, whose gorgeous Eltham Palace wedding features in our July / August issue. "Before the reception, Greg and I drove a Tuk Tuk photo booth onto the turning circle before performing a spontaneous bhangra dance – all the guests joined in," explains Nadine. Image courtesy of www.jeffoliver.co.uk
Next issue, we're looking at cakes that are inspired by our favourite London locations. We love this St Paul's design from the folk at Bea's of Bloomsbury, which comprises a hand-marbled fondant base tier with a crowning tier in pristine white fondant. "Although this works great as a two-tiered cake, I like the idea of adding further white fondant tiers, keeping the interest centred lower down the cake. Alternatively, a 'marble ombre' would look stunning, with the marbling getting progressively paler the further you go up the tiers. To me it speaks of the foundations of the City, inspired by the architecture and the layers of built environment," says Sarah Charter, wedding cake specialist for the bakery. For more information, visit www.beas.london
Happy anniversary Saba and Chris! This gorgeous couple, shot by Fiona Kelly (https://www.fionakellyphotography.com/), tied the knot at The Secret River Garden on 30th June, 2018. Originally featured in our photography special (March/April issue), it's one of our all-time favourite London shots thanks to the tropical backdrop and Saba's dreamy dress.
Check out this stunning image from Sabina Motasem's new Aurora collection. Named Helena, and made in London, check this stunning gown - and more - out on the brand's website, www.motasem.co.uk or at the designer's new Islington boutique.
Photographer – Elizabeth & Isla
MUA – Birute Thomas
Styling – Jemma Ali
Venue – Andaz London
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