Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

£3.55 SEPT/OCT 2022 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FREEBIES, FASHION AND MUCH MORE... WIN! WATERSIDE WEDDINGS A minimoon in the Algarve worth £1,000 Say yes to the dress The city’s best bridal boutiques Tie the knot by the river Real weddings in the capital Picture-perfect surroundings STORIES DREAM VENUES FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD Local caterers share their top tips Love


REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER Sarah Gallivan highlights this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the city 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 91 HOT TOPIC Local experts answer your wedding woes 93 COMPETITION Win a minimoon in the Algarve worth £1,000 CONTENTS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 VENUES 21 WATERSIDE WEDDINGS Tie the knot by the river 27 DREAM LONDON LOCATIONS Picture-perfect big-day surroundings On the cover This issue’s dr amy cover, shot by John Nassari Photography is taken from our Bridgerton-inspired shoot. Read more on page 69 85 21 FEATURES 57 SAY YES TO THE DRESS A round up of the city’s best bridal boutiques 63 FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD Local caterers share their top tips 69 OLD-FASHIONED ELEGANCE This Bridgerton-inspired shoot oozes class and romance 85 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Pitzhanger Manor set the scene for this elegant shoot 3

REAL WEDDINGS 33 HIGHLAND FLING Lizzie and Sam’s love of Scotland was at the heart of their day 38 I LOVE YOU A LATTE Rustic decor and springtime vibes set the scene for Millie and Joel’s big day 45 A TALE TO BE TOLD Liz and Mitch’s day was all about their love story 50 FROM FRIENDS TO NEWLYWEDS Mariam and Charlie shared their special day with loved ones at Morden Hall HONEYMOONS 94 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 97 WITH LOVE FROM MADRID Easter in Spain’s vibrant capital city FASHION & BEAUTY 72 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 74 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM Bring out your romantic side in one of these dreamy dresses decorated with whimsical lace, ditsy florals and crystal embellishments 81 STANDOUT SLEEVES These statement dresses will take you from day to dancefloor 88 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 81 50 94 38 74 4

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ICONIC WEDDING TRANSPORT, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER! We have two stunning VW Campervans that are eye catching and a unique way to get around on your big day. Plus, they are perfect for those all-important wedding photos. We cover London and surrounding areas. Find out more WWW.VANILLAMOONWEDDINGS.CO.UK @VANILLAMOONWEDDINGS If you are considering a celebrant led ceremony, be it a wedding, vow renewals or a baby naming ceremony. We will work together to bring your story to life. We cover most of the UK and also travel outside of the UK. Beautifully tailor made ceremonies. Y u ream, ou isi n, ou ay, ou ay! We ffer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your requirements call: 07947 610483 or email: @blessedcelebrants | 07576 150903 #beccabloomsfloral EXQUISITE FLORAL DESIGNS for Weddings in London & the surrounding counties We specialise in sourcing local and imported seasonal blooms to fulfil every bride’s wishes for their special day Book your FREE consultation now!

I’m writing this with a month of celebrations on the horizon. September is the month of my next milestone birthday – the big 4-0 (or 39 plus one as I like to say when I’m feeling in denial!). In all seriousness I’m quite looking forward to it – although I don’t feel 40 years old, it feels like I’m officially entering adulthood and I’m good with that, I’m ready for it (I think). But the main thing I’m looking forward to is all the events that are planned. From meals out with numerous bunches of friends to weekends away and a couple of holidays abroad too, it’s all so exciting. If you’re like me and you love to have things to look forward to, planning your wedding’s just that! A huge event on the horizon where you get to call the shots, create the day of your dreams, and throw one heck of a party. So right now, I’m with you in the buzz of excitement and planning and I’m loving every minute – hope you are too! For some, planning big events doesn’t come with as much enjoyment and it can feel overwhelming, but fear not, we’re here to help. For venue inspiration, head to page 21 for our selection of top dreamy and waterside settings. We have four stunning real weddings from page 33 as well as two local shoots on pages 69 and 85, all brimming with ideas and beautiful love stories. Say yes to the dress at one of our bridal boutiques over on page 57 and if you’re not hungry, you will be once you’ve read the A-Z guide of all things catering and sweet treats on page 63. The planning part of your big day is the start of something special, this is where you get the wheels in motion and start to make the magic happen in readiness for the grand spectacle – so whether you’re loving it or feeling a little under pressure, take a moment to breathe, own it, embrace it and love it… it’ll only happen the once (hopefully!) so make it count! Happy planning! Sarah x arah Gallivan, Editor Exciting plans I love this styling for an autumnal wedding. I headed to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel for a night of indulgence. Read all about it right here! Millie and Joel revisited where it all started for them on their special day – a coffee shop. 85 38 27 ISSN 1757-7810 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Sarah Gallivan | Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor, Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor Melissa Cullen | Senior Editor, Grooms and Honeymoons Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 Account Managers Richard Chesterton | 01376 538 493 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your London Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your London Wedding is published six times a year. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS

This cake screams regal Bridgerton vibes! Thinking of designing your own rings? Head to our Hot Topic feature to find out where to start. Tie the knot by the river in one of these gorgeous venues. Don’t be afraid to dress all the nooks and crannies at your venue – this windowsill was brought to life with blooms a-plenty. 21 33 69 91 Liz and Mitch told their story through photos of them over the years and it looked fantastic. Wanting something less traditional for your bridal look? Check out our bridal boutique feature for all the inspiration. The backdrop of Lizzie and Sam’s ceremony was so romantic. 33 45 57 How dreamy and romantic is this dress – stunning. 69 EDITOR’S LETTER 7

P R I NT E R S OF EXQU I S I T E STAT I ONE RY WEDD I NG I NV I TAT I ONS ¾ SAVE THE DAT E S ¾ ORDE R S OF S E RV I CE ¾ I NFORMAT I ON SHE E T S R E P LY CARDS ¾ MENU S ¾ TAB L E STAT I ONE RY ¾ THANK YOU CARDS ¾ R ECE PT I ON I NV I TAT I ONS WWW.GE E BROTHE R S .CO. UK 020 72 2 8 408 1 SA L E S @ GE E BROTHE R S .CO. UK 2 2 1 ST JOHN ’ S H I L L , LONDON SW1 1 1 TH Based in Clapham for 45 years, Gee Brothers uses traditional and modern processes to create beautiful stationery of the highest quality. Choose between engraving, letter pressing, thermography, blind embossing, foiling and digital printing. For those requiring a bespoke service, book an appointment with our experienced consultants to design your perfect wedding suite. Visit our website and find a wealth of inspiration and over 40 designs available to order online. Start by ordering your sample pack today!

Nearlywed All the latest from the city BESPOKE BRIDE The philosophy behind dressmaker Coral Turner’s couture readyto-wear collection is the creation of timeless pieces that you’ll want to wear again and again, outdoing fashion trends and each being the only one handmade. This ideology has now been extended to include bespoke non-traditional bridal wear for those brides wanting something different. The allure, made-to- measure garments can be worn long after the festivities of your special day. Fabrics of distinction and quality, the artisan craft of couture sewing and attention to detail are a pre-exquisite for this work. The journey starts with a consultation with Coral at her atelier in East Greenwich where ideas can be shared, and styles and designs looked at. “I’ve designed and made garments that are non-traditional for weddings, and yet they say ‘bride’ perfectly,” says Coral. “The wedding coat pictured is in silk zibeline, with a liquid silk satin blue sapphire lining; accompanied by a couture handmade ivory coloured wrap-over top and was worn with trousers to match – the bride looked sensational,” she adds. To start your bespoke creation head to the website DISTINCTIVE DÉCOR Your wedding signage is the perfect opportunity to bring your personality into the decor of your big day. Itchy&Sketchy, lead by Charlotte Donnelley-Davids, will take your ideas and inspiration and combine that with her love for calligraphy, producing stunning signage and decor. Her products are totally bespoke, because who wants something everybody else has on an occasion as special as this? Itchy&Sketchy’s new wedding collection gives you the chance to bring your ideas to life, and includes a top table scroll, table plans, personalised hangers, and table numbers. Charlotte has a genuine passion for calligraphy, and nothing makes her smile more than helping happy couples make their day a truly unforgettable experience with distinctive decor and signage. To view the wedding collection and find out more, visit NEWWEDDING PACKAGES AT THE CADOGAN ARMS The Cadogan Arms located in the heart of Chelsea’s bustling King’s Road is delighted to launch its new wedding packages. Couples can opt for a range of offerings, including a stand-up private canapé and cocktail reception in the iconic private dining room or a seated meal in the cosy dining room of the pub. The Rose Room can be hired for up to 50 guests and the bar area is available for group bookings, with cocktail and canapé receptions available seven days a week between 9am and 7pm. The Dining Room can be reserved for private use and can accommodate up to 35 seated guests, and 50 seated and standing. For larger wedding parties, The Cadogan Arms is also available for exclusive hire. The venue’s infamous Feast Menu has been designed specifically for large groups, and a Best of British menu is on offer, with Two Michelin-starred chef James Knappett appointed as Culinary Director and Alex Harper formerly of The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms as Executive Chef. Following the ambitious renovation, the restoration of The Cadogan Arms recreated the lost early Georgian architectural details and ornate timber panelling of the original building, which are softened with warm velvets and floralpatterned fabrics. Find out more by visiting NEWS 9 NEWS

SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP Calling all fashionistas on the lookout for hen party ideas! To mark London Fashion Week, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane will partner with Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge to bring guests Fashion Fusion, a luxury dining and private shopping experience to run throughout September and October. Guests will kick-start their shopping spree with a glass of champagne and a delicious two course lunch for two at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane’s elegant Amaranto Restaurant. They can then take their pick from dishes including a decadent lobster linguine in a spicy shellfish sauce; New Forest venison with porcini mushrooms, parsnips, and celeriac; or aubergine steak with smoked Scamorza cheese, sundried tomatoes, and almond flakes. They will then finish on a sweet note with a limited-edition fashion-inspired dessert, followed by a tea or coffee, which will be sure to give them a caffeine fix before they hit the shops. Once they’ve had their fill, they will be transported by private transfer to Harvey Nichols and met by the store’s expert shopping team. Matching exceptional service with styling expertise, they’ll be whisked away to their own intimate shopping suite where the team will present an edit of looks selected especially for the guest. Dedicated to finding the perfect fit and making guests front-row ready, they can pick their new glamorous garments and enjoy up to £200 off the purchase. The Fashion Fusion dine and shop experience is priced at £175 and will be available from 1st September to 31st October, 2022. What are you waiting for? Gather your best girls and be ready to shop ‘till you drop. Find out more by visiting or email to book. COLOUR POP HEADPIECES Michelle Krausz is an experienced fine jeweller with a passion for vintage and is proud to run Krausz Jewellery, an Islington based femaleled business. Delving into the magic of bygone eras, Michelle creates one off headpieces, earrings and hair combs using the most exquisite vintage jewellery from 1930’s – 1960’s. Sourced from many eclectic people and places, telling a contemporary story by remodelling jewellery pieces from the past. Her latest collection, Colour Pop Headpieces has just launched for Autumn 2022. This collection’s inspired by strong floral hues, using bright cornflower blue, pink, purple and rich greens paired with gold, silver and sparkle to create a statement. The perfect combination of pearl and gold and are also a strong feature. These stunning hair accessories make a perfect finishing touch for a Gatsby or Bridgerton-themed wedding. Check out the collection at FUEL GOOD TIMES Pink Diesel, from the iconic Rosé region of Provence, France, is proud to announce the launch of a bespoke label offering to help transform the wine selection on your big day. Personalised with a beautiful illustration these bottles will create a memory that can be cherished and shared with your family and friends. This one-of-akind service is designed to help couples #FuelGoodTimes with magnum bottles of expertly crafted light rosé that serve 10 generous glasses for only £32.95 per bottle, plus a £70 design fee. With accessible instructions available on the Pink Diesel website, couples can follow a simple four-step process to design and create their own bespoke label, inspired and drawn from personal photos that’s guaranteed to delight your loved ones! Customers can select a photo from any occasion to allow them to relive a special memory on their happy day. Crafted in the iconic region of Provence, Pink Diesel’s a beautiful blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah grapes, all hand-picked from the family-run vineyard in Bandol. The light, crisp and dry wine with notes of honey, peach and citrus will perfectly compliment any wedding menu. Find out more about this bespoke service at NEW STATIONERY RANGE ON OFFER Gee Brothers have been creating stunning, traditionally printed wedding stationery for 40 years. Along with classic styles, they create elegant, modern designs that showcase the beauty of traditional print processes. The ever-popular Riviera Style invitation has been given an update with a fresh, new lavender card colour and an extended choice of foil tones, including white, matt gold and silver. Purple and pink tones have been everywhere this year, and Gee Brothers are embracing the trend further, with the new plum ink – a fruity pink-purple, available to order on the Bevel Blue and Julia invitation styles. This beautiful range of wedding stationery is available to order online at However, if you have something unique in mind, you can use the online bespoke invitation pricing tool to get a cost. This is a great way to plan your wedding budget, allowing you to price different print processes and finishing methods before you place your order. 10

Remodelled Vintage Hair accessories and jewellery using exquisite original materials from 1930s -1960s WWW. K R AU S Z J EWE L L E RY. CO . UK Happiness is a Bride’s smile WWW. COR ALTURNER . COM E: T: 07895 334 577 Bespoke, made-to-measure and ready-to-wear couture for purchase, either at my Studio or online through the website Thames-Side Studios Warspite Road, London SE18 5NR

Here every step of the way... At KC Flowers & Events we know just how important your special day is. That’s why we offer a bespoke service from start to finish. We work with you every step of the way to ensure we recreate your vision and represent your love story through a floral experience. We pride ourselves on using the very best, sustainable growers & suppliers, that’s how we ensure we deliver on quality, freshness, longevity and of course luxury. Get in touch today: Call us: 07990 714505 KC Flowers & Events Established over 25 years. Catering for your Special Day. Areas covered: London, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire. Tel 0208 406 3758 | - Quote Number 541 when sending an email or enquiring about a vehicle. Based in London. Wedding Cars, Phantom Rolls Royce, Coaches, Vintage Cars, Stretch Limousines Competitive Prices, Helpful Friendly Service Fox Limousines LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 07949 041144 A gorgeous square toe, half closed d’orsay bridal shoe. Handmade in Italy and covered in soft glittering goat leather in champagne gold and platinum silver. A confetti pop artwork adorns the softly padded midsole, ensuring all day comfort for brides and bridesmaids. Meet... Party into the night and sparkle from head to toe. Laura See London’s signature gold hummingbird is secured on the sole, for that unique detail on your magical day. WWW.LAURASEELONDON.COM IG @lauraseelondon

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURLONDON.WEDDING Closing date 30th November, 2022, unless otherwise stated. Terms and conditions apply. HAPPINESS IS BALLOONS Making balloon creations in front of a crowd is an interactive experience with laughs a-plenty, so if you want to surprise your guests, Miss Ballooniverse is the entertainer for you! Having trained as an actress, owner Natalie Haverstock, combines her balloon artistry with her comedy improv skills, and is described as the ‘Pixar of the balloon world’ entertaining both children and adults. “I love it when people say they’ve never seen anything like it before. Balloon art’s come a long way in recent years and the possibilities are endless. The balloons don’t last forever but the joyful memories do,” she says. If you place a booking before the end of October, 2022, for Miss Ballooniverse to entertain at your wedding, you’ll receive a set of mini-me balloon creations of the bride and groom, worth £90, for free. Just quote Your London Wedding when booking to receive this offer. For more information, head to Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs GET CREATIVE Zoe’s Heavenly Creations offers a range of wedding services and products including cakes, oil portraits (from your favourite big-day snap), cookery, bread and cake making classes with bubbly and art sessions. Owner Zoe Rafah also offers cream teas in her cosy courtyard and wine tasting with cheese and crackers – the perfect options for your hen party celebrations! We’ve teamed up with Zoe to offer our readers a great deal. Brides-to-be booking their hen party at Zoe’s Cottage Industry in Peckham as well as placing a wedding cake booking by the end of November, 2022, will receive a free high quality lidded wok, £50 off an oil painting and a one-tier six-inch celebration cake. To find out more or to make a booking, visit ACCESSORISE AND SHINE Award-winning Danish brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery is renowned for creating modern, luxurious designs with an affordable price tag. The jewellery is made of rhodium,18k rose gold or yellow gold plated 925 sterling silver, featuring high-quality zirconia stones that create a sophisticated and dramatic expression often featured in Sif Jakobs’ collections. County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Sif Jakobs Jewellery to give readers the chance to win this necklace and earring set worth £158 from the coveted Belluno collection. Made with 925 sterling silver and the highest quality cubic zirconia, all jewellery is handcrafted and carefully inspected to ensure perfection. Visit Freebies &OFFERS Jo De Berry FREEBIES & OFFERS 13


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Pre-register for all of our events at THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE, 2ND OCTOBER, 2022 MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, 9TH OCTOBER, 2022 ASCOT RACECOURSE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 2023 WEMBLEY STADIUM, 3TH MARCH, 2023 X Sarah Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we’re looking forward to kickstarting our Spring wedding show season. From must-visit local fairs in some of the region’s best wedding venues, to our larger Signature Wedding Shows home to more than 100 exhibitors each, we can’t wait to welcome back our couples and help plan their wedding days. Here’s what to expect when attending one of our events... Whether you’re joyous that restrictions have passed, or are still a little hesitant, couples can rest assured our venues are continuing to maintain some of the government guidelines and measures to ensure everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy the day: • Attendees will need to pre-register to attend events • There will be allocated time slots for visitors • All venues will also have enhanced cleaning procedures, with hand washing and sanitising facilities still available • Spaces between exhibition booths will be maintained to ease congestion • Optional face masks • Anyone with symptoms must refrain from visiting Each event will boast a huge range of specialists who will be on hand to talk through your planning ideas and requirements; venues, bridal boutiques, photographers, florists, cake makers and more, there’s everything you could need to plan your wedding under one roof. On the day refreshments will be available to purchase from each of the venue’s on-site restaurants, bars and cafés, and attending our exhibitions is free! For more information on any of our exhibitions visit County Wedding Events’ website. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Sarah Ellis, Sales and Events Director County Wedding Events. Psst! Our pre-registered Signature Wedding Show visitors will have the chance to win a £250 gift voucher courtesy of A date for your diary... GREATEXPECTATIONS

WEDDING SHOWS AUTUMN 2022 ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated /CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents At County Wedding Events each show is professionally and meticulously run to ensure a variety of suppliers are on hand to help you plan your big day and are hosted by some of the loveliest premier venues in your area. All our shows offer you free entry and parking, a goody bag each containing gifts, and useful local information to plan your wedding. You will also have the opportunity to enter prize draw competitions and take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts on the day. ESSEX SUN 23 OCT HOUCHINS WEDDING VENUE Houchin’s Lane, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1RT SUN 25 SEPT PONTLANDS PARK West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, CM2 8HR SUN 30 OCT LAYER MARNEY TOWER Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9US SUN 16 OCT BRAXTED PARK Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EN 12PM-4PM

ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated As part of KD Events and Publishing Ltd, County Wedding Events (CWE) is ideally placed to offer you a wealth of experience organising events in the wedding industry. If you would like more information about either holding a wedding show at your venue or exhibiting at any of our shows, please contact us at, call 01376 514000 or visit WORK WITH US EAST ANGLIA SUN 23 OCT SMEETHAM HALL BARN Smeetham Hall, Sudbury, CO10 7EU BERKS, BUCKS & OXON SUN 25 SEPT RACKLEYS CHILTERN HILLS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, Bucks, HP14 3PP KENT SUN 6 NOV HYTHE IMPERIAL HOTEL & SPA Princes Parade, Hythe, CT21 6AE SUN 6 NOV PENSHURST PLACE Penshurst, TN11 8DG LONDON SUN 13 NOV MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUSSEX SUN 16 OCT CASTLE GORING Arundel Road, Worthing, BN13 3UN SUN 30 OCT SELDEN BARNS Selden Lane, Patching Worthing, BN13 3UL 12PM-4PM

• Free entry • First 100 couples receive a free wedding journal keepsake • Goody bag for each couple • Up to 200 stands • Bridal fashion shows • Huge number of wedding specialists including venues • Demonstration areas • Competitions • Entertainment • Refreshments • And more... Pre-register and attend the show to have a chance to win a fabulous spa break worth £250 courtesy of Pre-register at High Street, Berkshire, SL5 7JX SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2023 | 11AM - 3.30PM ASCOT RACECOURSE Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 2022 | 11AM - 3.30PM MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD Sponsored by Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9NN SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2022 | 11AM - 3.30PM THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE Sponsored by London, HA9 0WS SUNDAY 5 MARCH 2023 | 11AM - 4PM WEMBLEY STADIUM Sponsored by

WWT London Wetland Centre is a unique and beautiful location for weddings and receptions. We are licensed for wedding and civil ceremonies and have wonderful facilities for receptions. By holding your event with us, you will be directly contributing to the global conservation of wildlife and wetland habitats. T 0208 409 4400 / 4429 Email: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT Weddings at WWT London Overlooking the Thames, on the outskirts of London within acres of nature reserve, pools and reed beds, WWT London provides the perfect backdrop to your wedding. Late availability mid-week and winter weddings packages available Ceremony Packages from £1,500 Full Wedding Packages from £5,500 We offer everything in one location. A magical ceremony in Wetland Living, our thatched fisherman’s hut, nestled within the reserve is perfect for those looking for a small, intimate wedding. For larger celebrations book our Observatory, with stunning views over the lakes and pools. This glass walled room can bring the outside in creating a stunning romantic wonderland. The CarlTon Club luxury in The hearT of ST JameS’S Please contact Emily Bell on ~ 0207 399 0903 or visit for more information.

Tie the knot by the river THE OYSTER SHED 020 7256 3240 | Located on the banks of the River Thames and in the heart of the City of London, The Oyster Shed is a modern venue with floor to ceiling windows that provide mesmerising views of the River Thames. The bright and airy venue is set over two floors including the mezzanine level, The Rockefeller Lounge, which hosts the main dining area and has it’s own garden, providing the perfect location for arrival drinks and nibbles. Additional seating’s available outside the front of the venue and there’s plenty of space to stand and admire the views. The ground floor can host up to 200 guests standing for your reception and 120 for your sit-down meal. This space can be divided into two sections providing room for dancing as well as some tables to relax and enjoy the evening. The lengthy bar and drinks list allows speedy service and there’s also the option to use the upstairs mezzanine if you have a larger guest list of up to 350. Couples booking a full private hire are offered a complimentary wedding menu tasting session to make their choices. WEDDINGS Waterside 21 WATERSIDE VENUES BATEAUX LONDON 0330 123 9044 | Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony at the waterfront wedding venue The Pier, or a larger reception venue aboard the River Room or Glass Room boats, your day will be set against the iconic backdrop of the River Thames. With its beautiful city views, The Pier is licenced for ceremonies with guest lists of up to 50 guests. This riverside bar and lounge situated at Embankment Pier boasts a Tom Dixon Studio interior design, delicious food and drink and exceptional service. Offering panoramic views, modular interiors, a dance floor and a vast on-deck roof terrace, River Room is a spacious and highly versatile vessel with space for up to 200 guests for your reception. The second option for those wanting to be on the water is Glass Room. Encased in glass, this stunning river boat seats 250 guests for your reception and features 360-degree views and nautical-inspired contemporary interiors.

CANARY RIVERSIDE PLAZA HOTEL 0207 510 1999| Set within the historic wharfs and quays of East London, Canary Riverside Plaza boasts incredible views of the river and the city beyond. The stunning two-storey ballroom is bathed in sunlight and offers seating for up to 200 guests for your sit down meal and up to 300 for your evening reception. Complete with a pre-function area with space for 100, this is the perfect option in which to host your big day. All wedding packages include a full menu tasting for the bride and groom, bridal changing room, overnight suite with complimentary parking for the bride and groom, menu printing and a table plan to be displayed in the reception area. Couples can also choose from a range of additional bespoke elements to make the celebration all that more special, from pre-wedding spa treatments to a late-night buffet or a friends and family brunch the next day. WWT LONDON WETLAND CENTRE 020 8409 4400 | Nestled on the outskirts of London within acres of nature reserve, pools and reed beds, WWT London provides the perfect backdrop for your day. Intimate nuptials of 42 guests take place in the Wetland Living, a thatched fisherman’s hut within the reserve. The Observatory is a beautiful split-level room that hosts 80 seated guests for your ceremony and boasts panoramic views across the reserve. This space can also accommodate your drinks reception with room for 165 standing. The Water’s Edge Room is the ideal space to dance the night away with capacity for 110 seated and 165 standing. This room benefits from dual aspect windows and its private balcony boasts views across the lakes and pools to the London skyline. All profit goes into national and global conservation so by booking your big day here you’ll be supporting the conservation of wetlands and wildlife and are offered a free one-year membership to WWT. 22

AYMEE WEIR SINGER / PERFORMER Aymee is an experienced singer with a BA (Hons) Music Performance degree. Since graduating, Aymee has been performing full time in bars, hotels, at weddings and even busking on the lively streets of London. She performs classic pop songs with a refreshing twist as a duo with guitarist Connor, playing songs from the 60’s to present day and is open to learn requests prior to the day of your special event. Aymee uses a small, but powerful Roland EX Cube for amplification and a BOSE L1 for gigs of 100+ guests. These have been used in small and large venues and are perfect for an acoustic setting. Aymee will ensure to provide professional and personal music for all occasions. (Wedding ceremonies, birthday parties, corporate events etc) To book, email with date, venue and time or fill out the online form on the website below. Scan to view video Celebrate your wedding in style with a private boat party on the Thames Call us on 020 77 400 411 or send an email to for a quote

HAND LETTERED WEDDING SIGNAGE Hand painted wedding day decor, in my signature Calligraphy style, created to fit your wedding theme. Visit my website for the full range and price list. ITCHYXSKETCHY.COM WEDDING DECOR YOUR WAY SEE MY WORK @itchyxsketchy FROM SMALL INTIMATE WEDDINGS WITH 10 GUESTS TO GRAND RECEPTIONS OF MORE THAN 200 GUESTS, THE RNB SINGER UK CAN CATER TO YOUR NEEDS. Whether you want to walk down the isle to Jagged Edge’s “Let’s Get Married” or party the night away to Montell Jordan’s “This Is HowWe Do It”, The RnB Singer UK is your man! WWW.THERNBSINGERUK.COM 07940 177253 | Scan to view video Weddings at e In & Out Club A magni cent hidden gem tucked away in an exclusive corner of London’s St. James’s Allow our Club to be the perfect backdrop to your Big Day Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse ● licenced civil ceremony rooms ● space for up to 120 guests for a seated dinner ● inclusive & bespoke packages ● on site bedrooms ● health club & spa | | +44(0)207 827 5723

THE MITRE 020 8979 9988 | This Grade II-listed property dates back to 1665 and is steeped in history, having originally been used as ancillary accommodation for guests of King Charles II at Hampton Court Palace. Set on the banks of the River Thames, if you want to arrive in style, The Mitre has its own riverside jetty equipped with a boat available for hire and beautiful riverside terrace decorated with twinkly lights and Parisian style furniture, perfect for Thameside weddings. Interior designer Nicola Harding is the creative lead behind the transformation of the hotel, which combines quirky British sensibility with elegant authentic luxury. The Orangery provides a picturesque backdrop for your reception with walls lined with live plants and impressive lights and housed on the ground floor, you’ll have access to the entire private terrace and boat jetty. This space can cater for 50 guests. FORTY HALL 020 8363 8196 | Located on the edge of London, Forty Hall’s perfect for couples looking for an idyllic countryside setting yet near to the city. The Grade I listed Jacobean manor house boasts exquisite architecture and stunning views over its ornamental lake, medieval fishing ponds and streams, walled garden and pleasure grounds. There’s a selection of period rooms to choose from in which to host your day. The Long Gallery boasts brick walls, high windows and its ceiling beams give a quirky and country feel to the room. Ideal for larger celebrations, this room can seat 80 guests for a ceremony and 120 for an evening reception. Welcome drinks are served in the Inner Courtyard with its white walls, interior windows, glass doors and a contemporary glass roof allowing natural daylight to flood the space. Located on the ground floor, the Great Hall is one of the most opulent and highly decorated rooms, boasting an exquisite fireplace as its focal point. With rich wooden paneling, Jacobean-style ceilings and large bay windows offering views across the estate, these stunning period rooms are perfect for more intimate gatherings of 40 guests. 25 WATERSIDE VENUES CROWNE PLAZA LONDON DOCKLANDS 020 8055 2000 | Boasting views of Canary Wharf, the O2 and the docks, this Docklands hotel features a host of memorable photo opportunities on its doorstep, including the Emirates Air Line cable cars and Dockers Statue. The modern design and outside terrace makes the building a striking feature in London’s historic docks. The spacious, modern hotel has 210 bedrooms, a restaurant and a vibrant bar. Ceremonies are held in either The Victoria Suite or Docklands East that accommodate 50 and 120 guests respectively. There are a number of reception spaces to choose from for up to 220 people, but the most popular choice is the Docklands Suite, which caters for 160 guests but can also e divided for more intimate gatherings. All packages include a menu tasting and overnight stay for the newlyweds.

An Exclusive Use Wedding Venue Our stunning Jacobean house is set in plush, manicured gardens overlooking three ornamental lakes and Ely Cathedral. Our venue holds a permanent marquee, multiple bars, picturesque courtyards and terraces, multiple ceremony locations, a hidden dance floor, indoor and outdoor stages, and 16 luxury hotel rooms. Our venue is exclusively yours for the day and night of your wedding. Stunning in Every Season With incredible indoor and outdoor spaces, you’re guaranteed your perfect ceremony whatever the weather. Our hand-crafted pavilion overlooks our lakes and gardens with Ely Cathedral on the horizon. Our inside ceremony space, The Orangery, features floor to ceiling glass which can all be opened to unveil a stunning inside-outside space. We Are Experts in What We Do We have crafted all-encompassing wedding packages, to make sure your planning process is as enjoyable as the big day itself! As a family-owned venue hospitality and service are our priority. Our team of Events Managers will guide you through the planning process, and our team of chefs will work with you to make sure your wedding breakfast is crafted exactly to your taste. Your exclusive use, destination wedding venue 1 6 LUXURIOUS BEDROOMS • 10 ACRES OF LANDSCAPED GROUNDS CAPACIT Y: 1 65 CEREMONY, 1 70 SEATED MEAL & 250 BUFFET ST YLE • 2023 DATES STILL AVAILABLE JUST A 1HOUR 10MINUTE DIRECT TRAIN FROM LONDON KINGS CROSS 01353 663 275 T H E O L D H A L L E L Y • S T U N T N E Y C A U S E WA Y • E L Y • C A M B R I D G E S H I R E • C B 7 5 T R SCAN HERE • TO DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE • BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR • BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR •

SARAH GALLIVAN CHECKS IN TO THE ICONIC ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL 020 7841 3540 | lonpr-st-pancras-renaissance-hotel-london When I was invited to stay at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, I knew it was going to be special but didn’t realise how special it’d be! Being located at St Pancras station made it one of the easiest hotels in London to travel to and being Midlands-based, it felt like a stone’s throw away for my husband and I on the train. We checked in for one night, but we could have easily stayed for more! The first thing I did was indulge in all that this five-star hotel has to offer for weddings. I couldn’t wait to check out the spaces here and it didn’t disappoint. Once being the location where Hansom Carriages drew up to drop off wealthy passengers, the Hansom Hall oozes historic charm. Combining Victorian splendour with modern style, this magnificent space can accommodate up to 280 guests. From here, guests can also access the Hansom Hall Terrace, which is available for exclusive hire. Overlooking the British Library this rooftop is perfect for any social occasion. The Gallery or Ladies’ Smoking Room are ideal options for more intimate celebrations and each boast stunning décor. The icing on the cake for me was the breath-taking grand staircase. Located in the heart of the hotel you can host a drinks reception here and what’s more, couples can now now pop the question for the first time on the staircase with the hotel’s new proposal package. During the afternoon we enjoyed some time out in the spa. Located in the original underground kitchens, this is a Victorian-inspired haven of calm! There are six treatment rooms, a fitness centre, relaxation pool with hydro loungers, sauna, therapeutic steam room and a relaxation room. Dining that evening was a real treat – we loved the atmosphere in the Booking Office. Housed in St Pancras Station’s original ticket hall, the restaurant serves the finest cuisine and service was second to none. We ended the day with a luxurious stay in one of the 38 Chambers Suites and enjoyed access to the Chambers Club where breakfast was served the following morning. With such a wide choice of accommodation, your guests will be able to relax and stay the night without the worry of travelling home after your reception. If it’s a dreamy venue you’re looking for, this is it! From the spaces on offer in which to host your day, grand décor and quality accommodation to the spa facilities, fine cuisine and first-class service – book here and you’re sure to be in for a treat! DREAM LONDON LOCATIONS Picture-perfect big-day surroundings DREAM VENUES 27

THE IN & OUT 0207 827 5723| The In & Out Club is located on a private corner of St James’s Square and can host celebrations of up to 300 guests. The Club offers a range of luxurious rooms for your big day, including The Coffee Room, The Kind Harold V and Astor Room, each accommodating 200, 120 and 50 guests respectively. These rooms are filled with history and boast large windows, beautiful paintings, sparkling chandeliers, double height ceilings and spectacular fireplaces. As well as the indoor spaces, the Courtyard hosts up to 120 guests, offering all weather options and transforms into a marquee throughout the winter. Leading from the Inner Hall over the bridge, this space is surrounded by 18th-century buildings and a coach house. The beautiful Cowdray Room with its French doors opening onto the Courtyard can be booked in conjunction with the Courtyard. Couples choosing to host their day here are offered private access to the adjacent St James Square gardens for photos and for the party animals out there, there’s the option of a late license so you can enjoy the dancefloor for longer. Newlyweds can spend the night in the luxurious bridal suite and guests can also stay in one of the well-appointed bedrooms. ALTHOFF ST. JAMES’S HOTEL & CLUB MAYFAIR 0207 316 1600 | St. James’s Hotel & Club is a quintessentially British boutique hotel in Mayfair offering the intimacy of a private club with five-star service. Here, luxuriously appointed bedrooms and elegant event spaces create the perfect harmony between contemporary chic and Victorian elegance. The hotel boasts stylish, sleek interiors finished with handmade silk wallpaper, black lacquered furniture, handcrafted Murano glass chandeliers and polished natural stone, whilst each of the event spaces and private dining rooms boast their own charm and sophistication, most of which are steeped in natural daylight. Ceremonies and receptions take place in The Mayfair Suite and The Library. The Mayfair Suite features gold leather wallpaper and a dramatic glass roof and accommodates up to 40 guests. The Library has shelves lined with antique books and a warm welcoming appeal. The room’s central feature is a long antique table, however this can be removed to create a wedding ceremony setup. Intimate gatherings of up to 28 guests can be catered for in this space. When it comes to your catering, Michelin-starred Executive Chef William Drabble will inspire you with his culinary art to create that desired menu for you and your guests. 28

Set over two floors with a large outdoor space, the gorgeous venue features stylish interiors, an impressive frontage and remarkable river views. Complimented by a light and airy interior, The Oystercatcher offers an open-concept, all-inclusive space, perfect for your special day. Just a 5 minute stroll from Greenwich’s town centre, where you have easy access to the neighbourhood’s wide array of amenities and attractions, including many photo opportunities such as the famous Cutty Sark! The Oystercatcher has a large downstairs area, which can host up to 120 standing or 70 seated. This space is perfect for a reception, with its own private bar, outdoor space and ample seating & standing room. Images courtesy of Kings Lodge, 7 Victoria Parade, New Capital Quay, SE10 9FR | 0208 161 8225 | With all the ambience of a grand private residence discreetly located behind the Tower of London, TRINITY HOUSE is a popular venue for elegant weddings and prestigious events for up to 130 (seated) and is available on an exclusive use basis. WEDDING PACKAGES AVAILABLE Please visit to view a brief lm of the facilities plus other information, images and previous wedding testimonials. To view the House, please call Natasha Jackson on 020 7481 6931 or email: Trinity House is collaborating with strings ensemble Amalia Strings to o er the second hour of live performance FREE! First hour = duo/£370; trio/£480; quartet/£600 Trinity House Flowers by www. esh

TRINITY HOUSE 020 7481 6927 | Trinity House’s Georgian façade, designed by Samuel Wyatt in 1794, and beautiful interiors makes this a standout venue for your special day. The Reception Hall, with its sweeping staircase, houses a range of remarkable maritime artefacts, including the original brass bell from the Royal Yacht Britannia, that bear testament to the prominent role played by Trinity House in the nation’s maritime history. Located on historic Tower Hill, this venue enjoys direct views across Trinity House Gardens to the historic Tower of London and the discreet elegance of the venue lends an ambience of a grand private residence. The largest room in which to host your ceremony and reception is The Library, which accommodates 130 guests for your ceremony and 180 standing. The room features a fine collection of silver and boasts a minstrels’ gallery facing the venue’s three east windows. The Court Room has the character of a grand salon in a stately mansion with a deep cove to the ceiling and many fine paintings and portraits. The carpet is the second largest single-loom in the British Isles (the largest being at Windsor Castle) and depicts the Arms of the Corporation of Trinity House granted by Queen Elizabeth I. This space seats up to 60 guests. Gold crested leather chairs and tables are offered to guests to use on a complimentary basis as well as the use of an elaborate silver ceremonial sword to cut the cake. TWO TEMPLE PLACE 020 7836 3715 | Two Temple Place is a grand house, situated in the middle of London and is a celebration of late Victorian design and skilful craftmanship that makes this grand building look more like a home. Surviving the war, the house holds history and is a gem to any who comes across it. With a warm and dramatic finish, the interior allows for your own personal touches to be added and the high vaulted ceilings create a feeling of space. Surprise your guests with a journey through the secret door in the wood panelled walls and into the majestic Great Hall for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. This space accommodates 120 seated guests. Later into the evening, you and up to 150 guests can dance the night away in the grand Lower Gallery overlooking the Thames at Victoria Embankment. The beautiful courtyard acts as a suntrap in the summer months where celebratory drinks and canapés can be served and the sweeping staircase, colourful stained-glass windows and ornate marble fireplaces will wow your guests as they have done for generations. DREAM VENUES 31

Max Marcus DJs and Events London’s Finest Wedding DJ Service Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As the hosts, you and your fiancee will spend a great deal of time and energy to ensure that your special day is as unique and memorable for your guests as it is for yourselves. We offer couples planning their wedding a high quality, bespoke wedding DJ and wedding production service. | | 07952 941344 WH I T E W E D D I N G T A X I H I R E At White Wedding Taxi Hire, we offer an exceptional wedding transportation service in London and the surrounding areas. We are specialists in White Wedding Taxis, with custom made London Taxis to add that extra touch to your special day. So book your White Wedding Taxi today! All of our drivers are licensed cab drivers and are properly vetted and with the knowledge of London and surrounding areas. They are well presented and dressed very smartly accordingly to which car or Taxi you hire, unless otherwise requested. You know you are in safe hands. We can also supply you with a number of Classic Cars, for example a VW Camper Van, The Sweeney Car Replica Ford Consul GT, a 1970 Vanishing Point Dodge Challenger RT, a Ford Capri 3.0s and even a Delboy Trotter Van and a Mr. Bean Mini!! w w w . w h i t e w e d d i n g t a x i h i r e . c o m C A L L 0 7 9 5 6 4 2 2 6 5 8 E M A I L : z l t o m @ s k y . c o m

fling Lizzie and Sam’s love of Scotland was at the heart of their day Images courtesy of Jay Rowden Photography HIGHLAND Lizzie relocated from London to Aberdeen for six months whilst completing her law training and decided to delve into the world of online dating. “The Happn app is all about your location and people come up that you’re in close proximity to,” Lizzie explains. “Mine and Sam’s offices were close, so he appeared on my feed. He looked nice on his profile, so we got chatting and two weeks later met up in a local pub for our first date,” she adds. They got on well and then Lizzie went on holiday for two weeks. “When I got back, we met up again and pretty much saw each other for the whole of my six months in Aberdeen,” she says. Lizzie returned to London and the duo embarked on a year of long-distance dating. “It was great fun as I loved visiting Aberdeen. We saw each other twice a month so we made the most of each other and did lots of fun things,” she says. After that year, Sam moved to London, they rented a flat for a while, bought a place together and six happy years later Sam proposed. “We were on Big Sand Beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Sam pretended dolphins were in the sea and as I was looking, he got down on one knee,” Lizzie recalls. “It was a shock as I didn’t think we were going to get married. The ring was lovely though, so I thought I better say yes!” she says. She knew three months in that Sam was a good egg, so it was never going to be any other answer. “In my wedding speech I did say that Sam was right about getting married, and I was wrong – getting married was amazing. I wouldn’t want to spend my life with anyone other than him.” Here, Lizzie tells us more about their day… 33 REAL WEDDINGS