Your London Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 87)

It’s new year and that means either you’re another year closer or it’s finally the year of your big day… exciting! I just love the feeling that January brings. There are no January blues for me – I always feel excited at what’s to come in the year ahead. It’s a fresh start, a time to reflect and reset and kick the year off with the best will in the world to achieve everything I set out to achieve (usually carried over from the year before, and always involves winning the lottery – I can but dream!). Then comes February and Valentine’s Day! You can’t miss it can you? As John Paul Young sang, Love is in the air, everywhere I look around, Love is in the air, every sight and every sound… So true! What better time to enjoy your date nights and take inspiration from the romantic feeling that’s all around you – from the gorgeous flowers to the themed menus and lush hues of reds and pinks. Whether you’re in the throes of wedding planning or just starting out, this issue is sure to get you in the mood for creating the day of your dreams! Check out where to tie the knot in East London on page 19 and our pick of hotel venues on page 23, local pros share their planning top tips on page 47 and get your Pintrest board at the ready with our venue styling feature on page 53. Our gorgeous real weddings are on pages 29, 34 and 41 and check out our local shoot on page 59 for even more big-day inspiration. Happy Valentine’s and of course – happy planning! Sarah x arah Gallivan, Editor Love is in the air Dan and Emma’s ‘first look’ outside the church was a precious moment captured on camera A protest and lack of transport didn’t stop Iona from getting to her ceremony! Take away the travel stress by hosting your day in a venue with overnight options 29 23 41 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 Artwork & Content Coordinator Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 Account Manager Julia Owen | 01376 538 556 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