For Handmade Gowns: Julita LDN Bride
Founded by designer Jo Kuniewicz-Murray, this independent British brand takes a contemporary approach to bridalwear. Gowns are unstructured and embody a modern, ethereal aesthetic using exquisite embroidery, delicate sequins and fine lace. Made by hand exclusively in London with slow fashion principles, brides can select a style from the existing collection; re-imagine an existing piece; or commission a completely bespoke dress.
For Cool Micro Weddings: The Hoxton
The Hoxton’s Stuff It, Let’s Get Married package was created to make life easier for couples planning, replanning and downsizing their wedding receptions. The team have curated everything into one easy package that includes dinner, drinks, the cake, flowers and even bedrooms for the couple and wedding party. They have also partnered with cool cake maker Lily Vanili, florist Gloria Studio and English sparkling wine producers Nyetimber. Packages are available in The Hoxton, Southwark and The Hoxton, Holborn.
For Special Floral Doorscaping: Wildabout
Pioneers in luxury floral installation, Wildabout’s team of florists have now launched their bespoke ‘doorscaping’ concept – lovely for engagement parties or wedding days. Offerings include exquisite silk flower wreaths to adorn your front door, which can be kept and used again – or, if couples are looking for something more indulgent, they can collaborate on a bespoke design. Installations are available in London and the home counties, with wreaths available for delivery across the UK.
For Statement Shoes: Jimmy Choo Maisel Sandals
Summer weddings call for stunning sandals, and the Maisel pair from Jimmy Choo are something you’ll wear long after the big day is over. Made from Italian leather, they zip up at the back and are embellished with pearl clusters on the ankle and toe straps.
For Unique Stationery: Aimee Willow Designs
If you’re looking for luxury stationery with personality, Aimee Willow Designs may be it. Out of her illustration and design studio just north of London, she produces bespoke wedding stationery and commissioned pieces of artwork. As a third-generation creative, Aimee has a passion for design, bringing a couple’s story and event to life through her illustrations. We love her wedding timeline maps.
For Pretty Floral Dresses: Savin London
If you’re looking for an ethereal wedding dress, then Savin London’s new collection might fit the bill. From embroidered tulle to sumptuous Italian heavy crepe, dresses are beautifully made and have a romantic and feminine feel. Details include pretty bell sleeves, 3D-floral embroidery and light-as-air skirts.
For A Laid-Back Break: Newt Farmyard
Opening this summer, The Farmyard will complement existing accommodation at The Newt in Somerset. Hidden in a secluded corner of the estate and available for exclusive hire, The Farmyard offers 17 beautiful bedrooms and suites within restored agricultural buildings. The Threshing Barn houses the indoor swimming pool and The Farmyard will also offer an authentic farm-to-table culinary experience, along with full access to the wider estate – including the main restaurant, spa, gardens and Cyder Cellar.
For A Beauty Treat: The Spring Bridal Beauty Box
Launched by the team behind The Bridal Beauty Festival, The Spring Beauty Edit is a curated selection of products from big name brands – all aiming to help brides revitalise their wedding beauty routine and achieve that bridal glow. Full of full and travel-size products worth over £272, brands include Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Mii Cosmetics, Molton Brown and Penhaligon’s. A lovely gift for yourself or a bride-to-be. Boxes are £55 plus postage – although SL readers can nab an exclusive 20% discount, with the code Sheerluxe20, while stocks last.
For Eco-Friendly Flowers: Pom Pom Factory
Karen Hsu and her team at Pom Pom Factory are known for their super-pretty paper flowers using biodegradable and recycled tissue paper and have worked with clients such as Selfridges and Soho House. If making your wedding more sustainable is a priority, then using their decorations could be an appropriate choice. Unrestrained by traditional floral seasonality, they can work with you to make a unique display that perfectly matches your style.