For Modern Stationery: 315 Press
In love with all things weddings, Natalie Lucas even named her stationery brand after the date of her own wedding (the 31st day of the 5th month). Finding inspiration from the colours of nature and the beauty of handmade, tactile paper, her gorgeous pieces will take your wedding style up a level – think foil printing on handcrafted paper stock. From delicate calligraphy on rustic papers to modern fonts and minimalist aesthetics, Natalie’s wedding suites will help set the tone of your day.
For Gorgeous Tables: The Tablescape Company
For super-stylish gatherings, The Tablescape Company serves up seriously beautiful tablescapes to rent or buy. Founders Liz McQueen and Andie Beall worked as event producers in the fashion industry before spotting a gap in the market for thoughtfully curated, perfectly crafted tablescapes. The Tablescape Company combines style and sustainability, offering a range of off-the-peg rentable options that are perfect for intimate weddings.
For Sustainable Bridal Wear: Miller White
If sustainability is a high priority for your wedding dress, Miller White should be on your hit list. The brainchild of successful bridal designer Emma Beaumont, the first collection is fashion-forward, fun and environmentally friendly – handmade in organic cotton, denim and lace. Lace backs, cute short dresses, oversized bows and gorgeous statement sleeves add a modern edge to an elegant collection.
Dresses from £850
For Cool Cocktails: Mixology Brothers
Started in 2017 by two friends after a cocktail pilgrimage to 37 countries around the world, the Mixology Brothers provide incredible cocktails for events and weddings. They work with couples to offer bespoke cocktail menus, only using the best spirits and liqueurs, and organic fruits, vegetables and spices. They work with small, local suppliers wherever possible and plant a tree every time they are hired.
For Cute Flower-Girl Dresses: Grace Mini
From the laid-back yet glamorous wedding dress brand Grace Loves Lace, comes Grace Mini – for your little ones. Its beautiful styles have been sustainably designed and made from offcuts of bridal gowns. Each piece is designed so your mini maids can run, skip and play in comfort, with no zips or buttons. There is also an extensive range of accessories for brides so their flower girls can match their bridal-gown fabric.
Pieces from £40
For Statement Headpieces: Victoria Percival
Offering ready-to-wear pieces plus a full, luxury bespoke service, Victoria Percival creates beautiful, modern wedding accessories. Her signature bridal collection, Garden of Eden, is a stunning collection of crystal, pearl and botanical hairpieces plus statement earrings. With a strong fashion-forward focus and signature style, the pieces are handmade by Victoria and her couture team in her studio in Buckinghamshire.
Beaded halo pieces from £645
For Dinner-Party Delivery: Peardrop
Planning a home wedding? Luxury catering company Peardrop has teamed up with tablescaper Maison Margaux, florist Nikki Tibbles and stationer Romeo + Jules to deliver everything you need to hold a beautiful dinner party at home. The food comes with detailed (but simple) cooking and styling instructions, pretty plates, cutlery, glasses and filled vases. From blackberry-cured mackerel to lamb fillet, pumpkin ravioli and mini sticky toffee puddings, the food options are fabulous, making Peardrop an ideal choice for a micro wedding celebration.
Prices from £45 per person
For Pretty Napkins: The Embroidered Napkin Company
If you want to elevate your wedding-breakfast table to something special, The Embroidered Napkin Company can help. Napkins can be embroidered with names, monograms, quotes or a family logo or crest, and there are up to 400 thread colours to choose from. From gorgeous washed linen to ruffled pieces, everything is embroidered in its Nottingham studio. A set of napkins could also make a great memento of your day or a unique wedding favour.
Pieces from £10
For Wedding Dresses: Phillipa Lepley Sample Sale
From the start of December until the end of January, one of the most iconic British bridal dress designers is running a sample sale. So now is the perfect time to find a couture Phillipa Lepley wedding dress at a dramatically reduced price. Over 70 dresses, previously used as samples, will be available. During the initial virtual consultation, brides can talk through their wedding dress wishes and will be advised as to which styles could be right. From there, brides are invited to create a wish list of dresses to try on at the second part of their appointment.
Dresses from £2,500
The Way We Wed: A Global History of Wedding Fashion by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
This new release presents styles and stories from weddings which have taken place since the Renaissance, all the way to the present day, chronicling evolving fashions, as well as changing customs, lifestyles, and values. And because all wedding attire has a tale to tell, the new tome also reveals fascinating personal stories of those who wore it – including some familiar faces. From Princess Diana's famous gown to Solange's contemporary bridal jumpsuit, there's endless inspiration contained in these pages, making it the perfect engagement or Christmas gift for brides to be and newlyweds, alike.