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

All the latest from the city TEA PARTY WITH YOUR HENS If you’re in the throes of planning your hen party and love a good brew you’re in luck because Bird & Blend Tea Co has just launched two new classes for 2023, that’d be perfect for your celebration – the Magic Potions Brewing Workshop and Cocktail Tea Mixology Masterclass. The Magic Potions Brewing Workshop invites guests to take an immersive step into conjuring up shimmering, colour changing and whimsical tea-infused potions – all whilst the smoke swirls, the smells take over and the senses awaken. The Cocktail Tea Mixology Masterclass will teach you and your guests how to have fun whilst making cocktail syrups, concentrates and garnishes, and offer the knowledge and skills to elevate your favourite drinks. All of this whilst enjoying tea and cocktail tasting! Both events are taking place at the Islington and Portobello Road Bird & Blend Tea Co. locations and cost £45 per head. For more information and to book, visit SUSTAINABLE BRIDE Indiebride London, one of the first sustainable bridalwear brands in London to offer handmade bohemian and romantic gowns has launched its new collection for 2023. As with each collection at Indiebride London, the dresses are inspired by the materials that are available to source at that moment in time, offering an authentic, alternative and honest approach to bridalwear. The gowns are designed to be worn with confidence at natural, rustic and bohemian-style celebrations. The collection introduces three new vegan materials, which are made of Tencel Lyocell, with the aim to replace the ivory silk and crinkled silk chiffon originally used to welcome vegan brides into the Indiebride world. While the wedding industry anticipates an increase of brides seeking vegan-friendly gowns, the collection is designed for everyone who seeks a wedding dress that offers a level of comfort that’s hard to find elsewhere, as well as a non-formal gown that remains stylish and fashion focused. Located within an atmospheric church on Brixton Road, the Indiebride London studio awaits. Born in 2008, Indiebride London has developed over the years, transforming from a ready-to-wear brand before establishing itself as the go-to bridal studio for heirloom quality gowns with a sustainable edge. To book an appointment and view the new collection, check out TRINITY HOUSE AND BOX CLEVER Situated on Tower Hill with direct views of the Tower of London, Trinity House has teamed up with one of its preferred caterers, Box Clever Events, to offer a new two-hour ceremony package. The package is perfect for those looking for an intimate, pareddown ceremony without compromising on luxury and includes exclusive use of Trinity House for two hours for up to 130 guests, choice of four Box Clever canapes per person, two serving staff plus tables, leather crested chairs, glasses and serving trays and no corkage or other charges applied to alcohol and other beverages supplied by you. Trinity House is an elegant and romantic venue with spacious interiors that create the ambience of a grand private residence. Behind the building’s imposing neo-classical façade, are five graceful banqueting rooms – The Library, The Court Room, The Pepys Room, Luncheon Room and Reading Room. The venue’s beautiful Reception Hall, with its sweeping, twin-curved staircase, houses remarkable maritime artefacts that bear testament to the prominent role played by Trinity House in the nation’s maritime history and as the home of the General Lighthouse Authority. Visit and to find out more. NEWS @benmellishheadshots Nearlywed @benmellishheadshots 9 NEWS