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

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