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DREAM DRESSES The best London bridal fashion
GOLD CROWD Capital wedding jewellers
LUXURY JOURNEYS Your honeymoon planning gurus
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C O NTENTS ISSUE FOUR • 2018
10 • ABSOLUTELY LOVE From love letters to fudge sculptures, ten things we love
13 • RUNWAY TRENDS Eight key directions for the seasons to come
Fa s h i o n s h o p p i n g 20 • WE ST END Wedding gold in fashion central
26 • SOUTH-WE ST LONDON Our pick in the capital’s bridal heartland
34 • CITY & NORTH New London designers and cool boutiques
42 • FLORAL ROMANCE Lavish blooms and elegant pale and metallic details for a summer wedding
jewellery 49 • London gems for glittering bridal jewels and finishing touches
venues 56 • GRAND HOTELS The capital's finest for a grand wedding
64 • LANDMARK VENUE S
Fabulous historic properties for a celebration
74 • LONDON OUTDOORS Perfect alfresco party places
84 • COUNTRY SPLENDOUR Classic mansions for timeless style
t r av e l 93 • Our pick of honeymoon specialists for your dream trip
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elcome to the Absolutely Weddings White Book, your insider’s guide to planning your luxury wedding. Our fashion edit includes everything from hallowed names to new and edgy London designers and brilliant bridal showrooms. We’ve also shortlisted our favourite jewellery specialists – whether you’re after a diamond as big as The Ritz or a delicate hair vine to fi nish off your outfit. Of course, every great wedding party needs a fabulous location. Our venues fi nder is divided by style – from the capital’s grandest hotels and unique landmarks to classic country properties and elegant boutique venues. And once the party is over, you’ll be looking to celebrate à deux. Our pick of travel experts can design your perfect break, be it a minimoon adventure, pristine white sand beach or exotic wilderness. Follow us at absolutely-weddings.co.uk and @AbsolutelyWed for even more inspiration on planning your day. Happy wedding shopping!
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GOLD CROWD Capital wedding jewellers
LUXURY JOURNEYS Your honeymoon planning gurus
A ZEST MEDIA PUBLICATION
VENUES Party places to celebrate in style
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F R O N T C OV E R & A B OV E
New season collection from Elbeth Gillis elbethgillis.com
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Harriet Wilde’s Amelia Blossom Clutch in a soft blue-grey – one of the hottest shades of the bridal season to come – features blossom embellishment. Matching shoes are available. £350; harrietwilde.com
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Annoushka’s ruby and red sapphire-encrusted Wild Rose is part of a lovely new collection of contemporary charms. £2,500; annoushka.com
LOVE LET TERS
Shropshire Petals’ Wheat Letters are the perfect dressing for a country wedding and make a great keepsake. £120; shropshirepetals.com
From rustic love letters and rose-trimmed kitten heels to a fabulous fudge sculpture, here are ten things we absolutely love
Night watch New Zealand company Wallace Cotton has begun offering UK brides its collection of covetable sleepwear in crisp cotton. You’ll find perfect pieces for honeymoon lounging or pre-wedding pampering trips. wallacecotton.co.uk
Featuring bold flower embellishment, this Charlie top and skirt is from Halfpenny London’s dreamy new Fly Me to the Moon collection – perfect pieces for the contemporary romantic. halfpennylondon.com
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ChloBo’s Bali-inspired stackable jewellery is worn by everyone from Elle Macpherson to Ellie Goulding. The delicate bracelets, rings and necklaces make perfect gifts for bridesmaids or accessories for honeymoon. From £25; chlobo.co.uk
Chaos’ cherry luggage tag and iPhone heart case are made of soft grain deerskin with standout graphics. Just the thing for lovestruck travellers. £150 and £170; shop.chaos.club
What could be finer than a handmade fudge sculpture? Fudge Kitchen creates dreamy centrepieces to order in a fabulous range of flavours. fudgekitchen.co.uk
We just love the 1950s vibe of Emmy London’s new Erin shoes, featuring oversized blooms and elegant kitten heels. emmylondon.com
Including seaweed absolute and sandalwood, and with top notes of laurel and bergamot, this crisp and marine-themed perfume is by artisan label Art de Parfum. £110 for 50ml; artdeparfum.com
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Fashion • 2019 TRENDS
IN THE PINK
We’ve been charting the rise of pink gowns for several seasons now, and they show no signs of fading away. Indeed, this season there are vibrant rose, salmon and cerise shades alongside more muted blush and lilac pinks. It’s an undeniably feminine colour choice, but some of our favourite designs are taking things tropical – perfect for the bold destination bride.
Above: YolanCris. Left : Cymbeline. Far left : Alejandro Resta
8 RUNWAY TRENDS FOR 2019 From edgy minis and plunge-neck sheath gowns to dramatic feathers and bold colour, here are eight key bridal trends for the season ahead Images: London Bridal Week & Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
SHORT TAKES Alternative skirt lengths have been cropping up for the past season or two. But B ut at the spring shows, we w e saw multiple takes on rraised aised hemlines. From minis to hi-lo hemlines to Mar Rodriguez’ ravishingly demure coatdress with pearl buttons, there was a look to work for every style of celebration and make the most of a knockout pair of bridal heels.
Mar Rodriguez and (right) Sophie et Voilà
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Fashion • 2019 TRENDS
FADE F ADE TO T O GREY
While blue was the colour While off choice in 2018, for the o season to come designers are exploring shades of grey ranging from silver and steel to soft dove hues. While it’s not a colour we typically associate with weddings, it’s sophisticated and can flatter all skin tones. Our favourite gowns have an ethereal quality, thanks to the use of soft gradated tones and flashes of white or silver embellishment.
Demetrios and (left) Cymbeline
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Ruffles remain big news in the season to come – with ruched and rippled necks and sleeves and frothy tiers. It’s a flamboyant bridal trend, with just a touch of fairytale. Some designers are taking things further, combining ruffles with masculine details to create an edgier look that puts us in mind of the early ‘Eighties club scene.
Marco & Maria
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The bustier or corset-style fitted bodice is certainly not new, but we spotted lots of lavish tailored examples on the runways of London and Barcelona. Often these are paired with simple slimline or flowing skirts, creating a flattering silhouette that also works wonderfully for day-to-evening wedding parties.
Left : Laura Riera. Above: Marco & Maria
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Fashion • 2019 TRENDS
TAKE THE PLUNGE
Perfect for the destination bride, a new crop of elegant bridal gowns offer body-skimming shapes and flattering plunge necklines. Many designers are opting for sporty halternecks or bootlace straps to show off tanned and toned shoulders. The emphasis here is on lightweight and luxe fabrics, while gorgeous shimmering embellishment features on some of our favourite designs.
Feather effects are big and bold in 2019, with many more designers opting for a bird of paradise trim. Sassi Holford even showed a full feathered skirt on a standout modern ballgown. We love this ebullient trend for its sense of fun, and also because it adds movement and froth to dress up even the simplest design – and ensure all eyes are fixed on the bride.
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You shall go to the ball in 2019, but designers are tapping into a more relaxed style for the modern party princess. Full skirts have a light and easy quality, with casual details such as slouch pockets. Some designers are opting for slimmer skirts with glittering embellishment for a dramatic regal air.
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London’s West End is not only fashion central, but also the location of star names of the UK and international bridal scene and choice small boutiques
BRIDAL ROGUE GALLERY
20-22 Chiltern Street, W1 • 020 7224 7414 • b r i dal roguegall ery .co .uk
ocated on Marylebone’s Chiltern Street (with further branches in York and Harrogate), this longestablished showroom stocks London designers such as Eliza Jane Howell, along with lace gown specialist Olvi's and house designer Catriona Dowse. You’ll also find a range of accessories, including shoes by British designer Rachel Simpson. • Labels: Catriona Dowse, Eliza Jane Howell, Ghost, LouLou, Pronovias, Olvi’s
BROWNS BRIDE 12 Hinde Street, W1 • 020 7034 1400 • brow nsbride .c om
ou’ll find an array of international stars, including Galia Lahav (pictured right), at this London fashion institution. It also the place to find bridal heels by Christian Louboutin and choice wedding accessories.
• Labels: Elizabeth Fillmore, Galia Lahav, Ines Di Santo, Lela Rose, Lihi Hod, Marchesa, Mira Zwillinger, Monique Lhuillier, Peter Langner, Romona Keveza, Viktor & Rolf
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ate Halfpenny's glamorous wedding gowns are perfect for the contemporary bride and she has a stellar track record as stylist for – among others – Kate Moss and Emilia Fox. Collection pieces include cool separates, as well as showstopping gowns, and the fabrics and details are luxurious.
Enzoani Rachel Simpson at Bridal Rogue
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Fashion Shopping • WEST END
JS Couture 39 Blandford Street, W1 • 020 7935 4242 • js co u t u r e .co m
This Marylebone boutique stocks a wide choice of labels, including Enzoani, Dutch design house Modeca and classic British names Ellis Bridals and Ronald Joyce. • Labels:Alessandra Rinaudo, Allure Couture, Badgley Mischka, Ellis Bridals, Enzoani, Lillian West, Modeca, Nicole Spose, Ronald Joyce
Enzoani is among the labels at JS Couture
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94 New Bond Street, W1 • 020 7518 8470 • p r o n o vi a s .co m
he London flagship of Barcelona’s most famous wedding name offers two floors of glorious gowns. It’s the place to see Atelier and Pronovias main collections. You'll also see the lovely new Fiesta occasion-gown collection (pictured below left, and perfect for after parties). There is also a choice selection of bridal and red-carpet accessories.
JENNY PACKHAM 3A Carlos Place, Mount Street, W1 • 020 7493 6295 •
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J Pronovias, New Bond Street
enny Packham celebrates its 30th birthday this year and the internationally renowned British designer's Carlos Place, W1 flagship is the place to view the full collection of both evening and bridal gowns in one location. Wedding gowns include a recently reintroduced Classics capsule collection of iconic Jenny Packham designs with timeless style credentials, alongside her new looks for the season.
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RITVA WESTENIUS 28 Connaught Street, W2 • 020 7706 0708 • ritv aw estenius .co m
his long-established London bridal house founded by the legendary Ritva Westenius, and now led by her daughter Chenca, offers bridal silhouettes influenced by art and dance. The gowns are glamorous and impeccably well made.
STEPHANIE ALLIN COUTURE
17 Chiltern Street, London W1 • 020 7486 7310 • st ephani eallin .net
t the West End flagship of one of Britain’s leading designers, you will find the complete collection, with each gown made to measure in the designer’s Mumbles, Swansea workrooms. There are also a few samples of eveningwear – designs are bespoke and made for the client.
3 New Quebec Street, W1 • 020 7258 0782 • suzannah .co m
uzannah Crabb’s wedding and red-carpet outfits have earned loyal fans, and she also dresses brides who want a chic but less formal look. Tailoring and fabrics are superb and you can choose RTW or bespoke. It’s an open-door boutique, but for a one-to-one style consultation book an appointment.
At the Pronovias ﬂagship in New Bond Street you can see two ﬂoors of bridal, plus glamorous redcarpet gowns
6-7 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, W11 • 020 7229 7957 • t e mp e r le ylo n d o n .co m
lice Temperley’s distinctive take on boho is perfect for modern brides who want a light and flowing gown. At the Notting Hill base, you can book a bridal appointment to see and try on the collection, as well as viewing occasion wear.
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Fashion Shopping • WEST END
THE COUTURE GALLERY 6 Campden Street, W8 • 020 7792 3100 •
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anish designer Britta Kjerkegaard designs bridal gowns using an intricate couture process. Ranging from sculptural and form-fitting to fantasy fullskirted creations, these are distinctive wedding dresses with a fairytale quality.
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1 Marylebone Road, NW1 • 020 7380 1699 • the-w eddi ng g allery.co m
pened in autumn 2017 to much fanfare, The Wedding Gallery is a one-stop destination for wedding styling. Labels span high-end to
niche and include international stars Vera Wang and Elie Saab. You’ll see sample collections from iconic British names such as Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville plus exciting new London labels such as Needle & Thread and Halfpenny London.
Needle & Thread at The Wedding Gallery
• Labels: Amanda Wakeley, Bo & Luca, Charlie Brear, Elie Saab, Halfpenny London, Hermione de Paula, J’Aton Couture, Needle & Thread, Oscar de la Renta, Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville, Suzie Turner, Temperley London, Valentini
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 6 Davies Street, W1 • 020 7629 3757 •
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he grande dame of British fashion, known for her New Wave influence as well as her superb tailoring, offers bridal gowns from the Davies Street atelier. There’s also an edgy new bridal collection created by Andreas Kronthaler.
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From Knightsbridge glamour and Kensington’s bridal quarter to treasures south of the Thames, this area of London is wedding gold AMANDA WAKELEY 175-177 Fulham Road, SW3 • 020 7376 3739 • am andaw akeley .c o m
he internationally celebrated British designer’s calm and airy bridal showroom on Fulham Road is the place to find the full collection, plus swish outfits for mothers of the bride, wedding attendants and guests. It’s an open-door store, but an appointment with a stylist is the best way to explore your options and get expert input into a look to suit your wedding day.
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8 Richmond Hill, Richmond-uponThames, TW10 • 020 8948 2340 • boa-bout i que .c o.uk
heila Harding’s long track record in bridal has given her a keen eye for a great gown – and she has a lovely eponymous collection – making this showroom bridal treasure. It's an exclusive stockist of Rosa Clará’s Alma Novia. Other key names include Lyn Ashworth. Bridesmaid gowns are in the mix, and there's a bespoke veil design service.
• Labels: Alma Novia, Ivory & Co, Louise Bentley, Lyn Ashworth, Olvi's, Sheila Harding
BRUCE OLDFIELD 27 Beauchamp Place, SW1 • 020 7584 1363 • bruceo ldf ield .co m
egendary British designer Bruce Oldfield creates timeless wedding gowns – collection or couture – from his elegant Beauchamp Place atelier. This is also the place to find gorgeous mother of the bride and wedding guest outfits.
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154 Brompton Road, SW3 • 020 7590 9120 • c arol i nec asti gli ano .co m
aroline Castigliano has an international reputation for contemporary glamour, with her clever integral corsetry giving brides confidence and a superb silhouette. Choose a collection or custom gown, or go for the full couture experience. Red carpet gowns are also a speciality.
CATHERINE WALKER & CO 65 Sydney Street, SW3 • 020 7352 4626 •
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efined by its superb tailoring, Catherine Walker & Co is a hallowed name in London couture. The atelier is run on Parisian lines, so this is the place to have a wedding gown designed around you. It’s also a great choice for chic mother of the bride dressing.
DAVID FIELDEN 241 Fulham Road, SW3 • 020 7351 0002 • davidf ielden .co .uk
avid Fielden’s flagship Fulham Road store is the place to see his ethereal handmade bridal and occasion gowns inspired by his background in designing for theatre. Fans include Sheridan Smith.
EMMY LONDON 74 Fulham Road, SW3 • 020 7704 0012 • emmylo ndo n .co m
mmy London’s Fulham Road store is a shoe lover’s paradise, with timeless and elegant heels (plus matching bags and accessories)
you’ll want to wear again and again. If you love the design but want a different colour or heel height, you can opt for her bespoke service at the store. Her covetable occasion shoes are popular with mothers of the bride/groom, red-carpet-event goers and wedding guests.
120 Kings Road, SW3 • 020 7581 8607 • g h o s t .co .u k
imple and flowing satin and georgette dresses are Ghost’s forte – perfect for sophisticated bridesmaids or relaxed bridal dressing. The dye-to-order service, extends the range of colours and you’ll find matching colourways for flower girls in the mix.
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LE SPOSE DI GIÒ 81 Ebury Street, SW1 • 020 7901 9020 • le s p o s e d i g i o .co m
his Ebury Street atelier offers choice Italianmade wedding gowns. All designs are made to measure, using fine fabrics and lace, for a distinctive and glamorous bridal look. There are also beautiful shorter gowns in the mix.
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23 Caxton Street, SW1 • 020 7222 2877 • ianst uart-ble wco at .co m
he Blewcoat flagship is as sumptuous as Ian Stuart’s lavish occasion and wedding gowns. Choose from the collection – including Blewcoat exclusives – or opt for a full couture service with the designer himself.
KATYA KATYA LONDON 18 Park Walk, SW10 • 020 7351 4359 •
kat y akatya .co .uk
ollowing a relocation from Soho to Chelsea, Katya Shehurina’s lovely take on vintage lace gowns can
53 Moreton Street, SW1 • 020 7821 9499 • li t t le b e va n .co .u k
B be found in London’s bridal heartland. Bespoke and madeto-order are both available and she also creates choice occasion and bridesmaid gowns, both featuring her signature feminine and flowing lines.
espoke and made-toorder bridesmaid and occasion outfits for babies right up to teens and adults are the forte of this friendly familyowned Pimlico studio. Designer Sarah Colfer is inspired by vintage glamour, but always with a fresh and delightful twist. There are samples in the store to inspire you and face-to-face or virtual appointments are the best way to discuss your ideas.
LALAGE BEAUMONT 58 Beauchamp Place, SW3 • 020 7584 9977 • lalag ebeaumo n t .co m
alage (pronounced La-la-ghee) Beaumont worked with revered British tailoring brands before establishing her eponymous label in 2005. Her mother of the bride outfits are superbly cut and made of luxurious fabrics. The look is elegant, understated and contemporary, and all the pieces are eminently wearable after the big day.
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aomi Neoh’s light and flowing wedding gowns are engineered to give a great silhouette thanks to clever internal corsetry. Fine fabrics are a hallmark and, with flowing and simple silhouettes, these are timeless gowns.
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17 Churton Street, SW1 • 020 7821 0404 •
his Churton Street showroom stocks international names, including brilliant Barcelona label YolanCris and Canada's Paloma Blanca, alongside new designers such as Lezardi.
Labels: English Rose, Lillian West, Lezardi, Lusan Mandongus, Martina Liana, Mikaella Bridal, Paloma Blanca, Q’Nique & L’Wren, Signature, Watters, Wtoo, YolanCris
48 Fulham Road, SW3 • 020 7590 9771 • phillipalepley.co m
ong-established London couturier Phillipa Lepley is renowned for exceptional cut and craftsmanship and her gowns are stunning. At her Chelsea atelier, you can choose from her bridal collection or opt for an original gown.
anyuktha Shrestha’s gowns – and more unusual pieces such as bridal jumpsuits – are made of organic and eco-friendly fabrics and utilise traditional weaving skills from her native Nepal. She also makes lovely flower girl and occasion outfits.
SASSI HOLFORD 82 Fulham Road, SW3 • 020 7584 1532 • s a s s i h o lfo r d .co m
eading bridal designer Sassi Holford is renowned for the fine cut and materials of her classic designs, as well as for exceptional details, but her collections also feature edgier pieces that are perfect for destination or chic city brides. Everything is designed and made in Somerset and her Fulham Road store now includes impeccably tailored mother-ofthe-bride outfits and super-glam red-carpet gowns.
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STEWART PARVIN 14 Motcomb Street, SW1 • 020 7235 1127 • st e w artpar vin .co m
tewart Parvin has a Royal Warrant for his superbly tailored designs and also offers glamorous and timeless wedding gowns, custom made in his elegant and discreet Belgravia atelier.
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SUZANNE NEVILLE 29 Beauchamp Place, SW3 • 020 7823 9107 • suzannen e ville .co m
uzanne Neville creates beautiful handmade bridal gowns, as well as glamorous numbers for many redcarpet occasions. Her collections are exquisitely cut and she takes pride in designing for brides of all shapes and styles. Beautiful ballgowns are always in the mix, alongside edgier and more figurehugging looks for evening and destination weddings.
THE WEDDING CLUB
10 Yeoman’s Row, SW3 & 37 Thurloe Street, SW7 • 020 7581 9540 & 020 7581 0500 • the wedding - club .co .u k
wo London showrooms, plus a base in Birmingham B1, make The Wedding Club a destination for brides from across the UK and much further afield. With over 20 names in the mix and regular events, it carries a superb range of fashion-forward labels – including exclusives on stars such as Berta, Naeem Khan and Zuhair Murad. Its team travel the world and regularly showcase new and exciting bridal designers.
Berta is exclusive to The Wedding Club
London labels: Atelier Pronovias,
Berta, Bliss Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Costarellos, Georges Hobeika, J’Aton, Katie May, Made With Love, Marco & Maria, MUSE by Berta, Naeem Khan, Reeem Acra, Savannah Miller, Steven Khalil, Temperley London, Zuhair Murad
ZAEEM JAMAL 309 King’s Rd, SW3 • 020 7100 2072 • z a e e mja ma l .co m
aeem Jamal is the designer to see if you want something different for your wedding. He creates ethereal gowns for brides and red-carpet goers – many featuring exquisite hand embroidery, beading and appliqué. Signature accessories, include crystal heels.
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London designers, top international labels and fantastic accessories make this a fashion-forward hotspot
BELLE & BUNTY
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65 Amwell Street, EC1 • 020 7837 0759 •
his British designed and made label now has a showroom on Fulham Road, but the lovely Clerkenwell studio is the engine room for its gorgeous contemporary gowns. A pared-back design aesthetic, couture techniques and lush silks and French laces create a strong design signature. Andrea Hawkes’ collections are also characterised by exceptional finish and attention to detail.
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ondon College of Fashion alumni Alice Shreeve and Hannah ConiamThompson offer a distinctive relaxed bridal look with vintage elements – feminine, flattering and made of fine fabrics. All pieces in the collection are designed and made in Britain.
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ith a luxe contemporary signature, Charlie Brear’s gowns and separates have won plaudits and a following among fashion-forward brides. The look is feminine but never fussy, and the clever Styling Additions collection – alongside main collections – give you endless options for a customised wedding-day look.
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oved by A-listers and brides alike, Freya Rose creates superglamorous shoes, plus bags, belts and choice accessories. Her signature mother-of-pearl-inlaid heels are cool heirloom pieces. She also utilises Chantilly lace, crystals, pearls and embroidery to create lovely lightweight and wearable pieces. Designs can be personalised with her embellished shoe clips. Alongside the main collections, you can book a consultation for a pair of bespoke shoes.
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Angelica Bridal 18 Camden Passage, N1 • 020 7226 7823 • ang elicabridal .co .uk
This bridal mecca in Camden has great international names and custom-made veils. • Labels:David Fielden, Elbeth Gillis, Essense Of Australia, Gali Karten, Justin Alexander, Karen Willis Holmes, Liz Martinez, Martina Liana, Marylise, Mia Mia, Raimon Bundo, Rembo Styling, St Patrick Studio, Tara Keely, Temperley London
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HEARTS AFLUTTER BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Suite 203, Kreativ House, 280 Mare Street, E8 • 020 3457 6270 • heart aflutterbridal .co .uk
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hampioning small and independent designers, Hearts Aflutter offers contemporary gowns by independent names such as Rasha London and Tara Lauren, alongside timeless designs by labels such as Ti Adora.
• Labels:Abigail of Gardenia, Cathleen Jia, Divine Atelier, Emmy Mae, Ivy & Aster, Laudae, Lena Medoyeff, Made With Love, Rasha London, Rebecca Schoneveld, Tara Lauren, Ti Adora, Truvelle
79 Haverstock Hill, NW3 • 020 7224 7888 • j oy c ey oungc ollectio ns .co .uk
oyce Young’s couture and collection occasion pieces offer a timeless elegance that has attracted fans such as Judy Murray and Michelle Obama (and earned her an OBE). The sophisticated wedding gown collection –
featuring everything from sheath dresses to ballgowns – is tailored round you and everything is made in her own Glasgow workrooms, meaning lots of flexibility on cut, fabric and details.
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ondon College of Fashion graduates Maria Yiannikaris and Jane Nicolls started creating wedding dresses for brides in the 1980s and still offer a wonderful collection of in-house bespoke designs. Their keen eye for great cut means they also stock a really choice selection of international designers, including Nurit Hen and the
French label Cymbeline. • Labels:Cymbeline, Eliza Jane Howell, Gemy Maalouf, Hayley Paige, La Sposa, Mirror Mirror Couture, Naomi Neoh, Nurit Hen, Pronovias, YolanCris
MORGAN-DAVIES 25 Agdon Street, EC1 • 020 7253 3007 • mo r g a n d a vi e s b r i d a l .co .u k
t this City bridal showroom, you’ll find well-known names such as Jesús Peiró, alongside exciting young designers.
• Labels:Alon Livne, Anna Georgina & Kobus Dippenaar, Annasul Y, Augusta Jones, Calla Blanche, Chic Nostalgia, Ersa Atelier, Inbal Dror, JesÚs PeirÓ, Lee Petra Grebenau, Lusan Mandongus, Novia D’Art & Fara Sposa, Tarik Ediz White
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DOCKLANDS & SOUTH Docklands and areas south of the Thames offer choice international names and exciting new London designers
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Safinah Nakimuli’s Dulwich boutique stocks Pronovias and Atelier Pronovias collections, alongside a curated selection of international designers, including Julie Vino and Inmaculada Garcia. • Labels: Inmaculada Garcia, Julie Vino, Pronovias, La Sposa
CATHERINE DEANE 70 Wapping Wall, E1 • 020 7680 9716 •
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Established in London back in 2005, Catherine Deane’s eponymous label offers classic feminine gowns with flattering cut and refined details. The Wapping showroom is the place to explore the collection, which also includes an eminently wearable selection of bridal separates.
BLACKBURN BRIDAL COUTURE 56 Tranquil Vale, SE3 • 020 8297 1188 •
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ussell Blackburn’s showroom is a major stockist of LA designer Claire Pettibone. You’ll also find romantic gowns from Anna Campbell, plus the house label. • Labels: Alexandra Grecco, Anna
Campbell, Blackburn Couture, Claire Pettibone, Clinton Lotter, Flora, Rish Bridal, Theia
Julie Vino at Blush & Ivory
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A former costumier, Cherry Williams debuted at last year’s White Gallery, London runway show and is a designer to check out if you’re looking for a bespoke dress. Her collection features sleek silhouettes and lovely fabrics. You’ll also find a choice collection of bridesmaid gowns in a rainbow of colours.
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ELIZABETH AVEY 4a College Approach, SE10 • 020 8305 2343 eli zabet havey.co m
With high-profile fans from the fashion world, Elizabeth Avey specialises in covetable vintage wedding gowns – from authentic Edwardian to boho 1970s. Each gown is a one off and she works with expert seamstresses to alter gowns for a perfect fit.
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Designed and made in London, and with both a studio and a showroom in Greenwich, Andrey Savin has a keen eye for contemporary silhouettes and the kind of details that work brilliantly for day-to-evening and destination weddings. It all begins with the lavish fabrics he sources – many of them limited runs. The label’s inspirations include Art Deco, but you’ll also find chic trousers, sexy plunge gowns and some shorter length numbers in the mix.
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F LO R A L ROMANCE A lavish dressing of sultry summer blooms with crisp white, mint and metallic details creates an elegant garden setting for a wedding in the heart of Kensington P H OTO G R A P H Y: C E C E L I N A P H O T O G R A P H Y.C O M
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CONCEPT, STYLING & PLANNING: The New Wonderful; thenewwonderful.com CONCEPT & FLORAL DESIGN: Miriam Faith; miriamfaith.com PHOTOGRAPHY: Cecelina Photography; cecelinaphotography.com VENUE: Ognisko Restaurant, Kensington; ogniskorestaurant.co.uk BRIDAL GOWN: Zuhair Murad exclusively at The Wedding Club; thewedding-club.co.uk BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKE-UP: Amanda White; amandawhite.co.uk BRIDAL SHOES: Jimmy Choo; jimmychoo.com CAKES: Elizabethâ€™s Cake Emporium; elizabethscakeemporium.com WEDDING STATIONERY: Pale Press London; palepresslondon.com FURNITURE: Great Hire; greathire.com CHINA & GLASSWARE: White House Crockery; whitehousecrockery.co.uk CRYSTAL TABLE DECORATIONS: Wedding Day Hire; weddingdayhire.co.uk FLOOR VASES: Dress It Yourself; dressityourself.co.uk LINEN: The New Wonderful; thenewwonderful.com VENUE DRAPING: Wedding Creative; wedding-creative.co.uk MODEL: Eva
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nnoushka Ducas’ eclectic collection of fine jewels includes cuffs, earrings and fabulous rings and has won her countless fans internationally. For unique pieces, check out her One of a Kind jewels. Her flagship in South Molton Street, and studio boutique in Cadogan Gardens are good places to view the full collection.
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ec Astley Clarke creates beautiful and lightweight pieces, including pins, lockets and layered and stacked rings that can be worn for everyday or special occasions – so perfect for the bride or as gifts for attendants. There’s a chic Paddington boutique for an indulgent personal shopping experience.
with unusual gems – Barbara Tipple has stores in Mayfair and Hampshire. She sources fine and rare gemstones from around the world to create beautiful and organic rings and other fine wedding pieces.
nternationally renowned for her work with diamonds – and with a passion for working
abulous gems are Brilliant Inc’s speciality, but these non-mined and ethical
sparklers have all the brilliance you could want without the price tag. Lovely pieces in their collection include bracelets, earrings and cocktail rings – all set in gold or silver. They are perfect pieces to carry away with you on honeymoon or use to accessorise your weddingday outfit, with no insurance policy needed. There are also treasures in the mix that would make perfect gifts for bridesmaids or other wedding helpers.
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he French high-jewellery house of Chaumet creates beautiful wedding tiaras and bridal sets, as well as stunning collection and bespoke engagement and wedding rings. You'll find a selection in Selfridges and Harrods, and with a dedicated Chaumet store in New Bond Street.
oodles is renowned for its fine diamonds, in particular its exclusive Ashoka diamonds, which are cut to reveal even more sparkle. This is also the place to find high-jewellery and collection pieces, such as the romantic Sophie collection (inspired by Sophie Dahl) and the contemporary Raindance collection. There are Boodles concessions in Harrods and The Savoy, but the Bond Street and Sloane Street stores are the places to see the full range.
to reinvent family heirlooms or create a design from scratch using his expertise with sourcing fine stones. His London studio is in Clerkenwell Green, with an additional store in Sevenoaks.
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n august history of creating high-jewellery pieces for high society (including the stunning sapphire worn by both Diana Princess of Wales and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) has earned Garrard its Royal Warrant. It is a wonderful place to commission a unique wedding piece – the Albermarle Street store offers a dedicated Bridal Room – and there is a further concession within Harrods.
ong synonymous with the finest quality diamonds, De Beers’ flagship store on Old Bond Street is packed with treasures. Its bespoke service lets you pick your diamond and have it mounted in the setting of your choice. The flagship London location is in Old Bond Street, with concessions in Harrods and Selfridges’ aweinspiring Wonder Room.
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imited-run collections featuring both diamonds and lovely coloured gemstones are Gemporia’s speciality. You’ll find pieces to finish off your wedding day outfit or to gift to your bridesmaids. There are also fine and unusual bigger-ticket pieces – including rings featuring fancy diamonds, opals, tanzanites and rubellites.
ominic Walmsley creates distinctive jewellery, with signature pieces, ranging from wedding bands to cufflinks. A studio speciality is bespoke, so this is a great place
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From the intimate to the extravagant, the possibilities are endless …
Discreet yet renowned for hosting London’s premium weddings
The perfect backdrop to create a truly unique day
Situated just moments from Regent’s Park with a private off-road entrance, One Marylebone boasts two impressive versatile spaces and landscaped courtyard garden. The light and contemporary Galleries are the perfect ceremony and reception setting before guests make their way down to the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone at over 27 feet in height; The Soane Hall, for dinner and dancing.
One Belgravia is a unique venue comprised of two floors joined together by a majestic marble staircase. The Oak Room is the perfect setting for a drinks reception or intimate ceremony whilst the Grand Gallery offers a beautiful ceremony setting and the perfect option for dining and dancing the night away.
Licensed: Yes The Bill: Soane Hall £10,000+VAT – The Galleries £7,500+VAT – Exclusive Hire £13,000+VAT Guest List: Soane Hall: Ceremony 350, Reception 500, Dinner 400, Dinner and Dance 360 Galleries: Ceremony 170, Reception 300, Dinner 140 Garden: Reception 300
Licensed: Yes The Bill: £7,500 + VAT for dry hire OR collections starting from £115.00 pp. + VAT Guest List: - The Oak Room: Ceremony 60, Reception 140, Dinner 40. - The Grand Gallery: Ceremony 150, Reception 400, Dinner 200, Dinner & Dance 160
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illian Million designs lovely bespoke wedding finery, including headdresses combs and trails. A capsule collection is also available online. While she’s happy to arrange a Skype presentation, a visit to her Teddington store is recommended as it’s a source of inspiration and also houses a collection of designer wedding gowns – samples, catwalk models and once worn.
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arriet Kelsall specialises in bespoke jewellery, and the main Hitchin centre and Cambridge studio have been joined by new premises in Primrose Hill, London. Each piece created by her design team is a one-off, and they can translate your ideas or sketches – working with new stones or refashioning an heirloom piece to create something that feels completely yours. Olivier Laudus
KIKI MCDONOUGH kiki .co .uk
iki McDonough is best known for her creative pairings of gorgeous coloured stones, which are perfect if you're looking for a something blue heirloom piece on your wedding day. Her recently introduced bridal collection focuses on classic diamonds and pearls. Her Sloane Square store is a go-to for the perfect feminine drop earrings, a statement baguette pendant or other choice wedding-day finery.
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tiaras, trails and combs. You'll also find a choice selection of glitzy earrings, bracelets and other finishing touches.
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his jewellery studio in Primrose Hill is headed by Siobhan O’Neill, whose delicate designs combine unusual gemstones with precious metals. Choose from collection pieces or go bespoke. Sweet Pea also has smaller treasures that make good gifts for attendants.
livier Laudus is a great source of fine costume pieces suitable for brides and the whole female wedding party. This includes an exceptional collection of wedding hair accessories, such as vines,
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BEAUTIFUL WEDDINGS BY THE BEACH We will give you a wedding of your dreams with extraordinary food, New Hamptons boutique style and a beautiful beach. Whether itâ€™s an intimate reception or a magnificent celebration for up to 120 guests, please give Diana a call on 01797 225 057 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your dreams come true.
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H OT E L S Stunning settings and impeccable service make these iconic London hotels a star choice for a grand or intimate celebration
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1 • 020 7201 1615 • t he-berkeley .c o.uk
eddings are always chic affairs at The Berkeley, which has its own dedicated events wing, accessed through a private entrance. You can plan everything from an exclusive
celebration to a large party. The contemporary ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers, while the adjoining Belgravia Room with its white arches is perfect for romantic wedding ceremonies and cocktails. • Capacity: Up to 450
CLARIDGE’S Brook Street, W1 • 020 7409 6500 • claridg es .co .uk
ocated in the heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s is inimitably London. There are a variety of spaces that can host a ceremony and party, and you also have a dedicated on-site wedding team to help plan large and small details. The star here is the Art Deco ballroom and adjoining Ballroom Reception. Other choice spaces include the French Salon, bedecked with gold cherubs. Claridge’s has a resident choreographer to help you perfect that allimportant first dance.
The Art Deco ballroom at The Dorchester can host a crowd
• Capacity: Up to 400
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The Four Seasons at Park Lane
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he Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane offers contemporary Mayfair style, with eight lovely event spaces. The wood-panelled ballroom is bathed with natural light. Other glamorous venues include the Hamilton Room with panoramic views over the garden terrace. For intimate gatherings, the hotel’s 10th-floor rooftop lounge offers a unique space with far-reaching views to the City. • Capacity: Up to 250
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ne of Mayfair’s loveliest hotels, The Connaught also boasts The Mayfair Room for grand balls. Designed by Guy Oliver and reopened in 2009, it features a sprung parquet floor, antique mirrors and a state-of-the-art sound system to get the party started. The hotel has a variety of more intimate spaces, including the Regency Room and the Carlos Room, each capable of hosting a wedding breakfast for up to 30 people.
• Capacity: Up to 200
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ne of the grandest spaces on Park Lane, this 1930s landmark offers a variety of glamorous event spaces – ranging from chic salons such as the Orchid Room to the Art Deco ballroom, which has a capacity of 500 for a sit-down dinner. Another top spot for a wedding is the Crystal Suite, with views over Hyde Park. Or you could opt for the Oliver Messel-designed Penthouse with roof garden offering panoramic views.
The Regency Room at The Connaught
• Capacity: Up to 1,000
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Luxury Venues • ICONIC HOTELS One of Europe’s original ‘Grand Hotels', The Langham on Regent Street is perfectly located for a smart London wedding FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT TEN TRINITY SQUARE 10 Trinity Square, EC3 • 020 3297 9200 •
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ondon’s newest Four Seasons hotel is housed in a landmark Beaux Arts building that was once home of the Port of London Authority. The UN Ballroom is an imposing wood-panelled space and is named in honour of the first General Assembly of the United Nations, held here in 1946. The Merchants Hall is a unique circular space filled with light. These twin spaces are linked by a reception area that’s perfect for cocktails.
• Capacity: Up to 250 Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square
The Music Room at The Ritz
Portland Place, W1 • 020 7973 7520 •
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ne of Europe’s original ‘Grand Hotels’, The Langham on Regent Street is a stellar address for a London wedding, and with space to create a truly bespoke celebration. It has eleven private dining rooms and a sumptuous ballroom. The lovely 18thcentury Courtyard Garden is accessed directly from here, creating a great additional reception space. The wedding menu from Chez Roux, focuses on seasonal ingredients.
ost weddings at The Ritz take place in William Kent House, a lavish 18th-century property with a series of linked reception rooms. Interiors feature extraordinary period furnishings and details. With its red walls, William Kent Room is a perfect setting for a formal wedding banquet, while the Music Room has a romantic pastel décor. Many of these salons have views over Green Park and there is also a private garden.
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The Savoy’s Lancaster Ballroom
The Savoy has its own pier, so you can arrive or depart by boat or host part of your celebration on the Thames St. Pancras Renaissance
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ich in history, The Savoy also has some of the capital’s grandest wedding spaces. The Lancaster Ballroom accommodates 300 for dinner and dancing, while The River Room – the largest single space – can host up to 400. The hotel has its own pier, so you can arrive or depart by boat or host part of your celebration on the Thames. If you want something more intimate, there are six private dining rooms to choose from. Wedding planner Bruce Russell and his team take care of all arrangements here so you are in capable hands.
ith incredible Grade I-listed Gothic architecture by Sir George Gilbert Scott, St. Pancras Renaissance is steeped in history, but with glamorous contemporary comforts thanks to a painstaking renovation that created a London landmark hotel. Its location is perfect if you have guests travelling in on Eurostar. Reception spaces include the atmospheric Hansom Hall & Terrace. For period glamour, opt for The Gallery – a picturesque curved room with chandeliers.
• Capacity: Up to 400
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LANDMARKS History and grandeur make these landmarks memorable settings for a special celebration with unique London style unusually private space close to the West End. Perhaps the biggest draw in the summer is a marquee in The Walks, which can host a fantastic drinks reception. • Capacity: Up to 180
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BANQUETING HOUSE Whitehall, SW1 • 020 3166 6152 • hrp .org.uk
reated for royal parties, this Palladian venue in Whitehall is guaranteed to ensure your guests experience a red-carpet occasion. It can host a dinner for over 350, with standing reception space for considerably more. The Main Hall with romantic ceiling painted by Rubens is unforgettable. The vaulted Undercroft – once a drinking den of James I – is wonderfully
atmospheric. You have your own events manager to guide you on accredited suppliers for catering, flowers, furniture and entertainment. • Capacity: Up to 400
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his hidden gem – one of the four Inns of Court – has an Elizabethan hall for celebrations, as well as five acres of gardens designed by Sir Francis Bacon and known as The Walks. This creates an
ensington Palace is a venue that only hosts a select number of weddings each year. One of the most popular spaces is The Orangery, a light-filled Queen Anne glasshouse that requires very little dressing. This opens up on to a south-facing Portland stone terrace and lawns, with room to erect a marquee. Alternative outside spaces, including the Sunken Garden, are available for receptions and other choice internal spaces include the King’s Gallery, which is lined with masterpieces from the Royal Collection. • Capacity: Up to 300
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This fabulous mansion in Greenwich blends mediaeval and modern in masterful fashion. The Great Hall with minstrel gallery is an atmospheric backdrop for a ceremony, wedding breakfast or dancing, while the stunning circular entrance hall can stage a wedding in the round. Capacity: Up to 200
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OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE Greenwich, SE10 • 020 8269 2131 •
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ld Royal Naval College has spectacular venue spaces. The Painted Hall has ceilings by Sir James Cornhill and, after painstaking renovation, will be reopening as a wedding venue in 2019. Queen Mary Undercroft, King William Undercroft and Admiral’s House are also national treasures and are available for weddings. You can arrive for your celebration by river taxi and take pictureperfect photos by the Thames, adding to the romance of this landmark Greenwich venue.
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his beautiful Grade I-listed former church was created by Sir John Soane and sensitively refurbished in 2008 to create one of London’s most exciting blank-canvas venues. The Soane Hall is jewel in the crown, with its grand columns, high ceilings and vast floor space for ceremonies, dinners or dancing.
One Marylebone is a fabulous blankcanvas space for memorable parties
There are galleries above that can host a reception or dinner and the courtyard garden means you can take the party alfresco. • Capacity: Up to 500
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ne Whitehall Place is one of the finest settings for a London wedding and capable of hosting a crowd. Located adjoining Royal Horseguards Hotel, it has a series of beautiful rooms that can be organised in a variety of ways. The incredible marble staircase, glittering chandeliers
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Luxury Venues • LANDMARKS and general aura of glamour make this perfect for grand parties. The main wedding reception space is The Gladstone Library, but with several other rooms that can host a large or more intimate affair. The onsite wedding team here is superb, and with easy access for you and your guests to hotel facilities next door. All wedding couples are assigned their own personal wedding planner.
• Capacity: Up to 250
TOWER OF LONDON Tower Hill, EC3 • 020 3166 6226 • hrp .o rg .uk
ne of London’s most recognisable landmarks, and a hugely popular visitor attraction, the Tower of London also
The Tower of London offers a variety of spaces, offering impressive artefacts and fabulous views
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TRINITY HOUSE Tower Hill, EC3 • 020 7481 6900 •
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hosts private events. It is not licensed for ceremonies, but with numerous city churches nearby and majestic surroundings, there’s scope to organise a unique reception. There are a variety of spaces – from the White Tower and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to the Banqueting Suite – all boasting an impressive selection of artefacts and quite extraordinary views.
Trinity House is home to the General Lighthouse Authority – a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers – and has a suite of elegant and versatile rooms in a restored building originally designed by Samuel Wyatt. It also overlooks the Tower of London, giving it added glamour. St Olaves Church is a short stroll away and the central staircase and Trinity Square’s gardens are just made for photo opportunities.
• Capacity: 250
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Our pick of London exclusive-hire spaces and chic hotels give you the opportunity to design your wedding day your way
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AMBA CHARING CROSS HOTEL The Strand, WC2 020 7523 5052
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his exclusive hire classical mansion has lovely views over parkland and New River from the terrace. The two lightfilled reception spaces on the ground floor feature marble fireplaces and there’s a lovely spiral staircase for photo opportunities. Upstairs there are two smaller reception spaces and a dressing room. .
esigned by Nash, Haymarket Hotel is part of Firmdale’s luxury stable, so behind its classical period frontage it features quirky décor. Key wedding spaces include the Shooting Gallery now a reception room that can host up to 120. For something completely different, the hotel’s pool and bar area is used for glamorous functions.
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mba Charing Cross Hotel sits on The Strand and was designed by Edward Middleton Barry, who also created the Royal Opera House. You can see his mastery in the marble-pillared ballroom bedecked with glittering chandeliers. Other fine spaces include the Thames and Regency suites. The hotel has a dedicated team to help with your wedding planning.
• Capacity: Up to 150
• Capacity: Up to 100
his superb five-star hotel in Belgravia is renowned for its discretion, Michelin-starred food and service. Illustrious visitors have included the Duchess of Cambridge, who stayed in its Royal Suite the night before her wedding. You can host up to 100 for a reception in The Garden Room, which leads out to lovely private gardens.
The fabulous staircase Clissold House at One Belgravia
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HOTEL DU VIN
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his lovely hotel is in historic Cannizaro House, a 19th-century mansion with glorious views over Wimbledon Common. For larger parties, The Orangerie can host a wedding breakfast for 120 or standing reception for 180, while the stunning Krug room is in the Regency style and can host 96 for dinner. Several delightful private rooms are perfect for intimate gatherings. With a dedicated wedding planner, luxurious accommodation and good No. 4 Hamilton Place
transport links, this is a great place to host a relaxed London celebration with a country flavour.
painted ceiling and views over Hyde Park. Private rooms can be booked individually or in combination.
• Capacity: up to 180
• Capacity:Up to 180
THE LANSDOWNE CLUB
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he Lanesborough is all about life’s luxuries, and its stunning Regency interiors are the perfect backdrop for weddings. There are seven event spaces, from intimate to palatial. The largest is The Belgravia, with Murano glass mirrors, hand-
9 Fitzmaurice Place, W1 020 7318 6117
legant and discreet, this private members’ club off Berkeley Square is perfectly located for a party and has superb event spaces. For wedding celebrations, top spot is the Adam-designed ballroom with vaulted ceiling, while the Adam Room is used
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The Lansdowne Club ballroom
for ceremonies. The Lansdowne also has an enclosed courtyard – useable year round thanks to a retractable roof. The club has bedrooms and suites that may be available to wedding parties.
that is perfect for ceremonies, dinners and dancing. While the property is period glamour, you'll find modern luxuries such as air conditioning. • Capacity:Up to 250
• Capacity:Up to 150
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nce home of the Duke of Wellington, this Edwardian townhouse overlooking Hyde Park has a variety of grand spaces, including the elegant gold Marshall of Cambridge Room. The Argyll Room (capacity 120) leads out to a stunning roof terrace, with unforgettable views over to the park. Smaller receptions take place in the light-filled Handley Page or Sopwith rooms on the second floor. For really large-scale events, the Bill Boeing room offers a blank-canvas space
SUNBEAM STUDIOS Rootes Drive, W10 020 8962 8690
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esigned as a car showroom for Edwardian motoring pioneers, Sunbeam Studios is a now a unique light-filled space offered as exclusive hire for wedding ceremonies and parties. There are four great spaces, all connecting via a mezzanine level. Main Hall is the largest of these, and has a dramatic staircase and infinity wall. The team here have wedding expertise (and state-of-the-art facilities), so can help you to design a bespoke celebration. Final bonus is the garden, a perfect spot for drinks receptions. • Capacity:Up to 200
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Lo n d o n OUTDOOR Venues in the city offering garden and courtyard spaces add magic and a relaxed ﬂavour to weddings in the city
world famous medicinal garden – perfect for both rare botanical plants and fairytale summerthemed wedding receptions. The four-acre grounds offer ample space to erect a marquee and hire of the entire garden also gives you access to the Garden House Gallery and Reception Foyer within the main building. The Garden and Main Lawn are available throughout the year, and there is also a lower lawn for smaller receptions. While your wedding ceremony can’t take place here, there are many picturesque churches nearby and this is a unique London outside space. • Capacity: Up to 400
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he headquarters of the British Medical Association is an oasis in Bloomsbury, thanks to its grand courtyard with beautiful fountain and lush physic garden with pond. The Lutyensdesigned building offers various spaces suitable for weddings. These include the lofty Great Hall, which has a capacity of 200 for a wedding ceremony. The Snow Room has floor-to-
ceiling windows, while Paget Room has mahogany pillars and twin fireplaces. The lovely Garden Room is a doubleheight space perfect for drinks receptions.
• Capacity: Up to 320
CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN Swan Walk, SW3 020 7349 6460
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rotective walls and a position close to the River Thames have created a microclimate within this
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Luxury Venues • OUTDOOR VENUES for exclusive hire on weekday evenings and at weekends, and there’s a specialist team to help plan your celebration. • Capacity: Up to 400
HORNIMAN MUSEUM & GARDENS
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Armoury House, City Road, EC1 020 7382 1533
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his Thames-side venue is former home of the Bishops of London and was once a rustic retreat. You still get a flavour of the country within its 13-acre botanical gardens. There is a romantic walled garden with parterre and glasshouses and two lovely courtyards, perfect for drinks. The Tudor manor with Georgian additions has seven venue spaces and the in-house events team can help you organise a celebration incorporating Palace, garden spaces, or a combination of the two. • Capacity: Up to 300
much loved Lewisham museum, the Horniman has three very special venues in a 16-acre garden setting. The elegant Victorian conservatory is star of the show, with its wedding-cake ironwork. It can be hired between April and October and you get the bonus of a terrace area and views across the gardens. The contemporary pavilion is available year-round and has a private terrace. Smaller ceremonies take place at the restored Bandstand. All weddings here are organised through Suzanne James.
• Capacity: Up to 120
ome of the Royal Artillery Company, this splendid venue sits in five acres of grounds. While it feels like a country house, it’s tucked away behind City Road, EC1, making it incredibly convenient as a party location. The 18th-century Armoury House sits alongside the ultramodern Prince Consort Rooms. This gives you the option to host part of your celebration in grand Georgian style, and spill out into the gardens, before moving on to the superb party space capable of hosting 400. The HAC is available
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Luxury Venues • OUTDOOR VENUES dramatic space for a wedding or civil ceremony, as well as being a great space for dancing. The Orangery is a Grade I-listed building with huge arched windows. Other options include Cambridge Cottage, a lovely retreat in the grounds. • Capacity: Up to 300
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Green Room are included in hire of The Orangery, but are also a good choice for more intimate affairs. • Capacity: Up to 480
• Capacity: Up to 200
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ocated in the leafy surroundings of Hampstead, this beautiful Robert Adam mansion is known internationally for its fine artworks and loved by Londoners for its grounds. Both the house and gardens are stars here. It has a ceremony licence for 100 – and if yours is a very large after party you can have a marquee in the grounds for almost 500 guests. Opt for dinner and dancing for up to 80 in the Old Kitchen or a celebration for 100 in The Orangery – this also has magnificent views over the grounds. The Music Room and
ocated on the River Thames in Barnes, just a few minutes from Hammersmith, this 105-acre Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserve is a watery paradise for birdlife, featuring ponds, wildflower meadow and rain garden. The Observatory offers a panoramic view over the lake and London skyline behind it. The Water’s Edge room can seat 110 for dinner or 200 for a reception and has a decked balcony. The thatched Wetland Living building, has a capacity of 42 for a seated ceremony.
KEW GARDENS Kew, Richmond, TW1 020 8332 5641 ke w.o rg
national treasure and UNESCO World Heritage site, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is the perfect spot for a romantic garden wedding. The newest addition is the restored Temperate House. Home to 10,000 lush plants and hosting up to 300 for a standing reception, it is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world and with amazing cathedral-like proportions. The Nash Conservatory is a
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ocated close to Richmond Park, Roehampton Club offers a perfect slice of green and pleasant countryside, just 20 minutes by train from central London. Set in 100 acres of parkland, and with exceptional sports facilities, it also has idyllic Victorian gardens. Wedding ceremonies and celebrations can cater for small and large groups and the property has versatile and lightfilled event spaces. • Capacity: Up to 200
Royal Hospital Chelsea
ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA Royal Hospital Road, SW3 020 7881 5350
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t’s only a stone’s throw from the hubbub of the King’s Road but once you enter Royal Hospital Chelsea’s amazing gardens, it feels like
the country. The Wren-designed buildings are spectacular, with internal and external spaces suitable for everything from a lavish party to an intimate gathering. The Great Hall is the largest indoor space with a superb mural by Antonio Verrio. The State Apartments offer further fine artworks, while Wren House is an intimate setting with river views. • Capacity: Up to 400
STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE
Strawberry Hill, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 020 8744 1241 strawberryhillhouse.org.uk
Strawberry Hill House
he expansive lawns of Strawberry Hill House make this a lovely venue for a London wedding with a flavour of Gothic romance. The house itself is a fantasy castle, with white turreted exterior and
fan-vaulted Gallery decorated in red and gold. Smaller parties can be accommodated in the Round Room. • Capacity: Up to 95
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nce London home of Lady Astor, this elegant centralLondon club has a brilliant location, and the bonus is a completely enclosed and secluded courtyard garden. Inside the club, a sweeping staircase and period furnishings conjure up a golden age of glamour. The King Harald V stateroom can host ceremonies, while the Coffee Room is perfect for dining and dancing – also enabling guests to move easily to the alfresco space. • Capacity: to 300
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CO N T E M P O R A RY These smart spaces are perfect spots to host a contemporary wedding celebration with chic city style
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comforts with a strong sense of the livery company’s long history. The venue is managed exclusively by ITA Venues, which works with Ampersand and Chester Boyd. Capacity: Up to 400
his vast space was designed by Cesar Pelli and inspired by NYC’s amazing Wintergardens. With its cathedral-like ceilings and marble floors, it’s a great spot for a ceremony and celebration – especially if you’re in the mood for dancing. The Main Hall can host dinners for 500 and double this number for standing receptions, while smaller parties can be hosted in The Gallery above it. State-of-the-art sound and lighting, as well as amazing views are the bonuses.
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hile the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ building is a Grade I-listed Regency design by Nash, inside this is a cool and modern inside it feels cool and modern, and with great views over The
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HABERDASHERS’ HALL 18 West Smithfield, EC1A 020 7871 0577 i tav enues .c o.uk
his ultra modern livery hall in Smithfield is set in a tranquil courtyard garden with dancing fountain. Interior spaces are well designed and blend contemporary
East Wintergarden is perfect for large parties
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GALVIN AT WINDOWS 22 Park Lane, W1 020 7208 4021 g alvinatwindows .com
Panoramic views and Michelin-starred cuisine make this restaurant 28 floors above Park Lane a stellar choice for a contemporary party. Top table for private dining is The Balcony, a semi-private eyrie for 16 to 30 guests. The whole restaurant and bar can be hired for large parties. Capacity: Up to 300
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Luxury Venues • CONTEMPORARY Searcys at The Gherkin is the place for a wedding party on top of the world Mall and St James’s Park from the first floor. You can host a wedding breakfast for up to 90 guests, more for standing receptions. The adjoining gardens are available on a request basis for photography and post-ceremony drinks. Capacity: Up to 150
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ricket heaven, the Oval is also a great setting for a wedding. The Long Room is steeped in cricket history and is popular for ceremonies (up to 100 guests). Reception spaces include the Ashes and England suites, and there’s a choice roof terrace. Most spaces have superb views and the team specialise in organising prestigious events, so you are in experienced hands.
Capacity: Up to 450
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KINGS PLACE 90 York Way, N1 020 7014 2838
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purpose-built event space in N1, and with a choice of six rooms for wedding celebrations, Kings Place has views over Regent’s Canal if you pick the Battlebridge Room. The team here have an imaginative menu – be it a wedding breakfast or standing reception – and with a dedicated wedding coordinator to help plan your event.
Capacity: Up to 400
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Kings Place overlooks Regent’s Canal
his soaring tower in the heart of the City has the ‘wow’ factor, just perfect if you want to
host a wedding ceremony and reception on top of the world. Parties here are organised by Searcys and you have a range of options for dining (up to 140 people) or standing receptions. The in-house wedding planning team can help you tailor a menu and organise a ceremony and reception in one of London’s most iconic modern spaces. Capacity: Up to 260
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ky Garden is located near Fenchurch Street and, while you can’t hold the wedding service here, it’s a superb choice for a party. You have options for private dining in the Vinoly Room or can take over the City Garden for a seated event or larger standing reception, with fine cuisine provided by Rhubarb. Capacity: Up to 700
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SPLENDOUR These glorious venues create a pictureperfect backdrop for a wedding with timeless country style
BOTLEYS MANSION Chertsey, Surrey • 0845 130 9966 •
ne of the select and historic country properties managed by the team at Bijou, Botleys Mansion is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just a half-hour from central London. This elegant and luxurious Palladian mansion set in 56-acres of parkland has all the grandeur you could wish for, including an imposing long drive and beautiful public rooms (it has been painstakingly restored over the years). The mansion is offered as exclusive hire on a 24hour basis, so there are endless opportunities to create a unique event. With a capacity of up to 250 for ceremony and wedding banquet, and double that for an evening party, it also offers plenty of space to spread out. There are 12 bedrooms within the property – including a bridal suite – and the in-house wedding planning team can assist with all arrangements.
CHEWTON GLEN HOTEL & SPA New Milton, New Forest, Hampshire • 01425 275341 • chewtonglen.com
ocated less than a mile from the sea, Chewton Glen sits in 130 acres of New Forest splendour. There are a variety of lovely choices for celebrations, from The Lake Suite and Summer House overlooking the grounds to more
• Capacity: Up to 500
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BLENHEIM PALACE Woodstock, Oxfordshire • 01993 813874 • blenheimpalace.com
Blenheim Palace is one of Europe’s finest stately homes, and with an international reputation for its superb architecture. The Long Library can host 500 guests for a drinks reception or 300 for dinner. For ceremonies, the Orangery seats 250 and creates a dramatic backdrop. For a different style, the Water Terraces are perfect for drinks and dancing. • Capacity: Up to 500
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intimate spaces in The Garden Room or Oak End. There’s a walled garden for outdoor gatherings, and you can even hire the whole hotel and grounds for the ultimate luxury weekend wedding party. • Capacity: Up to 200
Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire • 01344 630539 • dorchestercollection.com
oworth Park is a glamorous 18th-century country house hotel and spa in the Berkshire countryside. While the exterior is traditional, its interiors feel cool and contemporary and the grounds are delightful. There are a variety of settings for an atmospheric ceremony, including the Lime Grove and Sunken Garden. Inside the mansion, event spaces range from the Tower House overlooking the lake to the light-filled Oval Room and lovely contemporary Oak Room. • Capacity: Up to 100
HAMPTON COURT PALACE East Molesey, Surrey • 020 3166 6507 • hrp.org.uk
teeped in Royal history and blending Tudor and Baroque architecture, Hampton Court Palace is an iconic setting for a wedding
– and the grounds are simply spectacular. The Garden Room has its own private walled garden and plenty of space for dancing. The wildly romantic Little Banqueting House offers a more intimate venue (up to 80) surrounded by Antonio Verrio murals and with beautiful views of the Thames from its windows. Palace ceremonial rooms for evening banquets and receptions include the stunning hammerbeamed Great Hall and the wood-panelled Cartoon Gallery.
• Capacity: Up to 400
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HEDSOR HOUSE Hedsor Park, Taplow, Buckinghamshire • 01628 819050 • hedsor.com
his wonderful Georgian mansion and estate is located just 45 minutes from London in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Available for exclusiveuse weddings, and with accommodation that includes a luxurious bridal suite, it is the perfect setting for a unique party. Ceremonies and blessings can be held in the 12th-century church, just 300 metres from the mansion. The ballroom and Centre Hall are fabulous and very easy to dress, while the Grade II-listed gardens – including magical sunken garden – are wonderful for relaxed drinks receptions or grand finale fireworks. • Capacity: Up to 150
HEVER CASTLE Edenbridge, Kent • 01732 861800 • hevercastle.co.uk
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his romantic castle in Kent – arguably one of the UK's finest fairytale settings for a country wedding – hosts celebrations large and intimate and offers a variety of spaces, including the Inner Hall and Castle Dining Room. What makes Hever a little different is
the sheer variety of options. The Astor Wing is a 1900s recreation of the Tudor style by William Waldorf Astor, and has three interconnecting rooms, private lawn and views of the castle and moat. The lakeside Italian Garden is wildly glamorous and a very popular location for summer weddings, with ceremonies taking place under the arched columns of the Loggia. There is reception space for up to 220 in the nearby Guthrie Pavilion. For very large weddings, you can even choose a marquee on the Winter Garden lawn, giving you and your guests peerless views to the castle. • Capacity: Up to 600
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Luxury Venues • COUNTRY options for a crowd. There are 15 bedrooms in the main house, including a bridal suite with four-poster and spa bath, plus a cottage in the grounds. • Capacity: Up to 250
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire • 01753 717171 • stokepark.com
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Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford • 01245 362555 • countryhouseweddings.co.uk
eez Priory is a Grade I-listed property close to Chelmsford and convenient for Stansted Airport. Once an Augustinian priory and later a stately home, it has beautiful period interiors and lavish grounds – and a stunning Great Hall for feasts. It’s exclusive hire from the Country House Weddings team and there are a variety of settings where you can host a marriage ceremony, including the Great Tower adjoining the property, which also hosts alfresco ceremonies. A newly converted Coach House gives additional dining
his world-renowned fivestar country club hotel and spa has played a starring role in numerous films and sits in grounds designed by Capability Brown. The verdant parkland setting, top-class cuisine and convenience for London and Heathrow make it the ideal location for a timeless country wedding, especially if you want to stay over in one of the 49 luxury bedrooms. With dining for up to 146 guests, three event spaces and the lovely Fountain Terrace, there is plenty of room to host a memorable party. A dedicated wedding planner is all part of the personal service here. • Capacity: Up to 146
Wickham, Newbury, Berkshire • 01488 505059 • wickhamhouse.com
This picturesque country house offers scope for an exclusive celebration in a picturesque village setting. There are a variety of locations for receptions, including a lovely contemporary oak-frame barn and stunning walled garden. Receptions can also be held in a marquee overlooking the Downs. Wickham House has exclusive partnerships with caterers and other choice suppliers. • Capacity: 190
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bercrombie & Kent offers both a bespoke service and wonderful travel inspiration – with everything from minimoons in Italy and Oman and the world’s most exotic beaches to bucket-list trips to Peru, Japan and Canada’s Rocky Mountains. There are twin-centre options in the mix, along with expedition and small-ship cruising.
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uxury options are a speciality, alongside adventures and a great paradise beaches collection, so if you fancy mixing five-star with a yurt or safari lodge, this is a good place to get expert advice. Each holiday is tailor made, and you receive a useful pack with insider information and recommendations for restaurants and local cultural highlights.
pecialising in holidays in Mauritius, Beachcomber was among the travel pioneers to this Indian Ocean paradise island and now owns and runs eight hotels there. You can book everything from an all-inclusive to a custom-created holiday or dream destination wedding. You will also find choice holidays to the Seychelles and carefully selected destinations in Morocco, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the mix, making it possible to combine two slices of paradise in one adventure.
BLACK TOMATO blackto mato .co m
lack Tomato aims to tailor your perfect luxury trip, only recommending places the team have visited themselves. You can start a honeymoon gift page that friends and family contribute to and, on your return, Black Tomato will even create a honeymoon video
Wildlife watching with Destinology
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DESTINOLOGY d e s t i n o lo g y.co .u k
Destinology offer luxury trips around the globe – from Indian Ocean and South Pacific islands to romantic locales in Europe and the Far East. They can also help you organise a destination wedding. There’s a honeymoon and weddings gift service – meaning wellwishers contribute to luxury extras for your journey by phone, post or online – plus lots of additional informed advice on when to go, and what to see.
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INSPIRING TRAVEL COMPANY i n s p i r i n g t r a ve lco mp a n y.co .u k
ormerly known as ITC, Inspiring Travel Co has been designing luxury trips for several decades and can tailor a holiday to match your honeymoon ideal. It’s a Caribbean specialist – with its own offices there – and also offers a great range of European, Australasian, African and Asian adventures. This is also a good choice if you want to plan a select cruise or a luxury honeymoon taking in major sports events such as F1.
KUONI k u o n i .co .u k
Inspiring Travel Company offers Saint Barths
reel for you. Destinations span the globe and include safari, beach and multi-destination.
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CARRIER c arrier.co .uk
arrier can help you plan a dream honeymoon or wedding plus honeymoon, and its destinations include the Caribbean and Indian Ocean as well as choice private villas across Europe. It offers a gift-list service so your guests can contribute to special extras and has wonderful curated collections, including the world’s most luxurious hotels, top spas and ravishing undiscovered beaches.
ocated in Cyprus, Exclusive Yacht Weddings specialise in both on board and island weddings. And whether you want a rustic church, Cypriot town hall or a chilled ceremony on a beach they have the local knowledge and contacts book to make your dream wedding happen, as well as offering lots of advice on the honeymoon that follows. If a yacht is your thing, they can plan a celebration or after party for everything from an intimate gathering up to a party of 150 guests.
uoni has a high-street presence if you prefer a face-to-face meeting to plan your trip and offers an entirely tailored approach. The Maldives remains a firm favourite among its honeymooners and six islands are exclusively on its books. But there are also exciting city and adventure destinations in the mix. If you need the inside track, book a session with one of its regional travel experts.
Kuoni is a Maldives specialist
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Virgin's Necker Island
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riginal Travel is on a mission to inspire you to get off the beaten track and offers not just minimoons but maximoons – like a honeymoon but longer. You will find great destinations, including islands in the South Pacific and the French Caribbean. Its bespoke service means personal itineraries, face-to-face advice and all sorts of extras, including a honeymoon gift list service.
PLANET WEDDINGS planetw eddings .c o .uk
lanet Weddings specialise in European wedding and honeymoon trips – and you can tailor things around your schedule, which is really useful if you can’t manage the standard seven or 14-night stay but still want the full wedding and honeymoon experience. The team will also guide you on minimum requirements so you can be legally married. Cyprus is a speciality, but from the glorious Azores to stunning Santorini, you have great wedding locations in the mix.
SANDALS RESORTS sandals .co .uk
andals was the wedding and dream honeymoon pioneer, and with too many awards under its belt to list. Its travel store in Chelsea offers immersive pre-holiday planning. Destinations span 16 luxury locations on six lush Caribbean islands. The all-inclusive trip means just that, with unlimited access to other resorts on the same island, activities ranging from scuba diving to horse riding and fantastic food and drink.
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Sandals Regency La Toc on St Lucia
cott Dunn operates its own luxury ski chalets in the Alps and has villas in the Mediterranean with its own
staff, also seeking out the most select hotels and properties across the globe. Honeymoon options range from European sojourns and beach retreats to fabulous spa holidays. It also has a superb selection of adventure and cultural trips. It has won multiple travel awards for its approach and attention to detail.
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hile Richard Branson's own Necker Island is the undoubted jewel in the crown of the Virgin Limited Edition collection, don’t overlook the other superb properties on its books, including a romantic Swiss lodge in Verbier, a classic hotel near Cape Town and a superb safari option at Mahali Mzuri, Kenya.
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Your Biggest Day. The Smallest Details.
Delighting guests since 1865, The Langham, London continues to set the standard for luxury hotels in the capital. With its unique â€˜Private Dining by Rouxâ€™ concept in partnership with Michel Roux Jr, genuine service and attention to detail in the lavish surroundings of The Grand Ballroom, The Langham, London will be the setting for your happiest memories.
1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA T 44 (0) 20 7636 1000 langhambrides.co.uk
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