For Gin Lovers: The Gin Inn
If you and your partner love gin, why not hire your own bespoke bar for your big day from The Gin Inn? Their renovated mobile bars stock over 90 different gins, and the team can even create special edition bottles named after the couple. During the wedding breakfast, there’s the option for guests to text their orders to the team so that drinks can be delivered safely to the table. Not sure your guests like gin quite as much as you? Don’t worry, the same team can also provide a fully stocked bar.
For Bold Accessories: Loveness Lee
Launched in 2017, Loveness Lee is a contemporary British jewellery brand producing handcrafted designs, all of which are made in 18 carat gold-plated sterling silver. Pieces are inspired by the creator’s fascination with abstract shapes and textures deriving from nature. Her new Aevum Collection uses five varieties of freshwater pearls finished with handcrafted sterling silver links – ideal for completing any bridal look.
Prices from £95
For Flowergirls: Needle & Thread
Needle & Thread’s new season flower-girl dresses are delightful. Multi-layered pastel rainbow ruffles are perfect for little ones; floral and sequin-strewn pieces will have them skipping up the aisle; while the light-as-air beautiful lace dresses can be worn again and again. With vintage-inspired prints, floaty tulles, delicate cap sleeves and grosgrain ribbon trims, consider these the kind of dresses your mini-maids will wear on the big day and beyond.
For Statement Hairpieces: Tilly Thomas Lux
Having spent eight years as a high-street jewellery designer, Tilly Thomas Lux owner and designer Sally Thomas quickly became frustrated with mass produced designs, switching lanes to create handmade pieces which are meticulously crafted. Now, all of her modern jewellery and headpieces are made in her London studio. As part of the process, Sally likes to get to know each bride personally, and she only uses the finest materials available, including Swarovski crystals.
Headpieces from £180
For Gift Lists: The Wedding Present Company
Even if your wedding has been postponed, you can still stay busy by curating your gift list. The Wedding Present Company is one of the best destinations to do so, with over 400 brands on their list. Their London showroom is open for face-to-face appointments or brides can opt for a private Zoom instead. Before your live or virtual appointment, the team will send you a questionnaire on which to build a curated selection of ideas. By the end of your appointment, you’ll have made a great start to your wedding list. Continue to browse and add to the list in your own time, with your advisor always available via email or over the phone.
For Bridal Retail: The Wedding Edit
From bridesmaid gifts to stylish accessories, modern wedding shoes to beautiful dresses, newly launched site The Wedding Edit offers an array of bridal pieces. Stocking brands such Jennifer Behr and Pretty Lavish, while also producing contemporary made-to-order pieces, the London-based brand contains a host of ideas, all in one place. Prices range from high-end (crystal headbands) to budget friendly ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ handkerchiefs.
For Modern Engagement Rings: Kimaï
A fine-jewellery brand based in Antwerp with ethics and transparency at its core, Kimaï has launched its first range of lab grown diamonds, consisting of six made-to-order pieces. The ethically and environmentally conscious jewels include waved shapes designed to elongate the hand. The diamonds are identical in cut, colour, carat and clarity, all encased in recycled 18 carat gold. The brand also offers a bespoke design service.
Rings from £1,500
For Wedding Fashion: The OWN Studio
The OWN Studio’s glamorous new 26-piece collection, ‘EDITION 003’, has just landed – and is full of sparkling sequins, textured silks and lustrous satin. Brides can choose from dazzling mini dresses, sexy separates, tailored jumpsuits or long-sleeved gowns. Bridesmaid options include bias-cut silk dresses in beautiful shades and halter-neck maxis with keyhole backs. Even better, the label has stuck to its ethos of to create pieces that can be worn long after the wedding day.
Prices start from £850 for bridal pieces and from £120 for bridesmaids
For Planning Inspiration: Dream Makers – Bespoke Celebrations by Guendalina Litta
In this gorgeous book by party designer Guendalina Litta, magical celebrations are brought to life – from the simplest décor to vast extravaganzas. Offering a unique insight into wedding and event planning, the volume provides readers with an incredible range of ideas and inspiration. From a candlelit path into an enchanted forest for an evening under the stars, to a glass table embedded with riotous flowers in an elegant greenhouse, expect to spend hours leafing through 240 pages of beautiful images.
For Wedding Stationery: Romeo + Jules
Having worked for British Vogue, Jennifer Grant set up stationery brand Romeo + Jules to create beautiful stationery for weddings and events. From save-the-dates through to menus, place names and thank you cards, the brand offers a plethora of designs for the entire wedding suite, working closely with each couple to add personality and unique details. With a whimsical, yet contemporary, aesthetic, and working with ethically sourced paper, Romeo + Jules will help set the tone for your entire day.
For Stylish Bridalwear: Harmur
Harmur – a British brand owned by three generations of women – has just launched their first bridal collection. Most of the ten capsule pieces, from a sexy cocktail dress to a luxurious jumpsuit, are halterneck, backless and made from the finest silk. Opt for bow detailing, thigh-high splits or gorgeous mini dresses, all made in-house using hand finished, couture techniques. The brand offers appointments at their London studio, but you can also order online to receive your bespoke piece within a week.