For Wedding Flowers: Larry Walshe
From international weddings to Royal events, Larry Walshe Studios are the go-to florists for those in the know. Their unique and creative approach to event design means no matter your style, Larry and the team will produce a breath-taking spectacle. With a lavish and abundant use of texture and colour, they can create incredible tablescapes, staircases, flower-covered ceilings and stunning rooms throughout the UK and abroad.
For Gorgeous Gifts: Six Stories
Six Stories’ online store sells great pieces for brides and their bridesmaids. ‘Bridey’ tees and sweatshirts come in a pretty, muted palette, beautiful hair silks can be monogrammed, and 18K gold jewellery pieces make ideal gifts for your girls. For little ones, there are super-cute tutus, sweatshirts and the brand even stocks adorable baby gifts, too. ‘Wifey’ and ‘Hubby’ pieces are also available, ready for when the vows have been said.
For Planning Tips: Wedding Hacks by Maddie Eisenhart
With over 500 ways to find easy, accessible solutions to common wedding problems, Wedding Hacks by Maddie Eisenhart is a great gift for someone newly engaged. With advice on controlling a wedding budget, staying stress-free, and pulling together a dream day, this handy book with bite-sized tips is straightforward, down-to-earth and covers topics from wedding dresses to honeymoons, cocktails to music.
Hardcover, from £10.99
For Stunning Dresses: Oscar De La Renta
The lockdown restrictions have caused many difficulties for designers, including the production and movement of pieces around the world. For the Oscar de la Renta designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, getting their hand-beading finished in India as normal was not an option. So, for their 2021 collection, the team have pared back their pieces, producing a range of beautiful, simple silhouettes and fitted bodices. A feathered skirt, leaf-strewn gown and a super-cute short dress, all combine the designers’ style but with a modern touch.
For Planning: The Wedding Collective Annual
Wedding blog and directory, The Wedding Collective, has launched a gorgeous printed annual dedicated to modern wedding planning. With over 100 pages of expert advice, real wedding inspiration, insights on micro-weddings, seasonal food and flowers, and ideas on how to include virtual guests, it’s the ideal gift for couples who might face a difficult time planning their big day. Designed and printed in the UK, the elegant, minimal aesthetic of the annual makes an aspirational addition to any coffee table.
For A Luxe Touch: The Oyster Meister
More than 11 years ago, James Bowles started Oyster Meister – providing wandering oyster shuckers for anyone looking to add a luxury element to events, parties and weddings. The team pride themselves on being theatrical, and love to show guests how to eat oysters correctly, while also educating them with humorous stories. Three years ago, they also added Caviar Meister to their offering with the same intentions – serving different types of caviar to guests on individual cocktail spoons, usually accompanied by a small shot of frozen lemon vodka.
For Wedding Support: Bungalow
Bungalow is an online wedding membership where couples can get one-to-one advice with a wedding expert. They will help to plan and design your wedding with you, using creative workshops, weekly live Q&As, and chats with industry experts. Covering topics from budgeting to wedding flowers, they aim to help you feel calm and serene during the whole wedding planning process, drawing on your creativity and helping you feel inspired.