FOR ONLINE PLANNING: Bruce Russell & Tara Fay Webinars
Bruce Russell and Tara Fay, two professional wedding planners with over 40 years of international planning experience between them, have created a subscription-based online wedding planning toolkit. They answer essential wedding questions in a series of 10-15 minute videos, planning templates, webinars, and live events. A digital planning guide contains tips, advice and editable templates for up to 19 sections in the wedding planning process – all beautifully illustrated in an interactive magazine publication.
Packages from €49.95
FOR BEAUTIFUL DRESSES: Andrea Hawkes
The timeless new Woodland collection from Andrea Hawkes was inspired by nature – with simple silhouettes, a modern aesthetic and flattering fits. Made in London, the dresses are created from natural silks and cottons with applique floral detailing, embroidery, pearls and French lace. Sustainability is very important to the brand, and they will plant a tree for every new bride who purchases a wedding dress with them.
FOR ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE: Doe Eyed Queen
Having graduated from the London College of Fashion, entrepreneur Amy Duckett quickly changed direction to set about creating a vegan sparkling wine. Working with influential winemakers and design teams across London and the Champagne region, she’s now released her first product – a luxury sparkling wine – with aromas of plums and peaches in a beautiful bottle. Plus, it’s all made from grapes from boutique and sustainable English vineyards.
FOR AFFORDABLE BRIDALWEAR: Reformation
Reformation’s new bridal collection has just launched online, featuring laid-back pieces ideal for a more relaxed day. Dresses include a lace maxi with wide shoulder straps and a fitted bodice, a slim fitting gown with an open back and tie detail, and a chic lace mini – perfect for a city wedding.
FOR HISTORIC TIARA HIRE: Hancocks London
If you picture yourself saying your vows wearing a piece of pure history, then there’s good news. Award-winning jeweller, Hancocks London, have launched an unusual new service – the ability to hire one of their beautiful historic tiaras. The incredible antique pieces can be rented at a charge of 1% of the retail value (plus VAT) for periods of up to 24 hours.
FOR ROYAL DRESS SPOTTING: Royal Style In The Making Exhibition
This temporary exhibition at Kensington Palace runs from June to January and examines the relationship between royal clients and designers. Included in the exhibit is Princess Diana’s wedding dress, on loan from Princes William and Harry, with its 25-foot sequin train, dramatic ruffles and iconic puff sleeves. Also on display are many of the rare pieces created for three generations of royal women.
FOR PASTA LOVERS: The Little Pasta Company Catering
Renowned by pasta obsessives, The Little Pasta Company has a loyal fan-base who adore their handmade food. Now, weddings across Surrey and London (nationwide hire is available upon request) can opt to enjoy their gorgeous menu, served from restored vintage Citroen H Vans. Dishes such as slow-cooked beef and red wine ragu or hand-cut tagliatelle with white truffle butter sauce are just a few of the choices available.
FOR BRIDAL MILLINERY: Lock & Co. Hatters
For the first time, one of the oldest milliners in the world, Lock & Co. Hatters, have launched a couture bridal collection – created by head millinery designer Awon Golding. Using duchess satin, tulle and lace, the nine beautiful pieces include veils, hats and headbands, and are all made to order at their London atelier. We love their oversized bows and pretty birdcage veils.