FOR BEAUTIFUL DRESSES: Halfpenny London
Kate Halfpenny’s new bridal collection is designed to act as a bridge between the past and future, the old and the new. Focusing on a small number of pieces, the team has created a selection of simple pieces for brides to style as they wish. Stand out garments include the Orchid Skirt – over 10m of Italian silk organza hand gathered into a voluminous frill; the Cheryl split dress – an update on a Halfpenny London favourite with a backless halter top and split; and the Dahlia dress with a scoop neckline, square back and hidden pockets.
FOR A ROMANTIC MINIMOON: The Fish Hotel Hideaway Huts
Boutique hotel, The Fish, – which is set on the 400-acre Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds – has added a further five new Hideaway Huts to its estate. Titania, Cobweb, Puck, Lysander and Quince, named after their magical, Shakespearean woodland setting, are scattered in the grounds of the hotel, all in romantic, secluded locations. Each of the Scandi-style huts sleeps two adults with sumptuous double beds and roll top baths, as well as a separate en-suite bathroom with a shower. The cosy lounge area also comes complete with log burner while the outside deck has a hot tub.
FOR AN INTIMATE SCOTTISH WEDDING: Clachan By Ballintaggart
Built in 1269, Blair Castle is set in 145,000 acres of incredible landscape, with the team recently transforming an 18th century farmhouse barn on the estate into a beautiful rustic celebration space. The exclusive-use Clachan by Ballintaggart is located on a quieter part of the estate, with six double bedrooms for guests. The menu is seasonally focused, and uses locally sourced food where possible.
FOR FLATTERING BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Rewritten
Rewritten is a one-stop shop for flattering bridesmaid dresses – the brand loves to celebrate shape inclusivity, and most of their styles are available to buy online in sizes 8-26. And now, they've launched a range of silk pieces for a contemporary, elegant twist on the traditional bridesmaid look. All gowns are designed in-house and sampled in the London workshop.
FOR A LUXURY PLANNER: In Awe Weddings and Events
Owner and planner of In Awe Weddings & Events, Emily, has been organising couples’ weddings for over ten years. From planning to styling, she approaches every event as an opportunity for an incredible party, creating memories couples will remember forever. Her meticulous attention to detail is what sets her apart.
FOR MODERN STATIONERY: Junie Poonie
June Glackin, designer and owner of award-winning stationery brand, Junie Poonie, creates modern, pared-back stationery suites for style-conscious couples. She understands the important first impression an invitation can make by specialising in bringing out the personality of every couple she works with. From wedding stationery to signage and styling, her minimal aesthetic is ideal for those looking for unfussy, luxury paper goods.
FOR VEGAN WEDDING DRESSES: Sanyukta Shrestha
A pioneer in sustainable bridal and eveningwear, London-based designer Sanyukta Shrestha celebrates the very best of organic, vegan, and cruelty-free design. One of the first to introduce sustainability to the bridal industry, each luxurious dress reflects hours of meticulous work, with all pieces made with comfort in mind. Her latest collection of 22 ethically produced pieces includes transparent billowing dresses, light-as-air skirts and fitted bodices.