Did you know that the month of June gets its name from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage? Way back, there was an expression that a ‘June bride is a bride forever’. Now we know better. Whatever month or time you choose to get married, it’s one of the most important times in your life, so get inspired for your special day – the Mayfair way.
Jenny Packham is one of the UK’s most successful and independent fashion brands and knows a thing or two when it comes to social dressing. When she started in 1988, her raison d’etre was to revolutionise the bridal industry. Gone are the fussy frills and bows – hers is a contemporary approach to design and styling. Come and have a look at the ready to wear, resort, bridal accessories and lingerie collections.
Red carpets all over the world have been graced by Jenny’s inspiration – worn by the likes of Emily Blunt, Kate Hudson and Adele. For anyone with wedding plans on their mind – even if you’re a guest – this is the place to visit. The spring / summer 2021 bridal designs are now in store and there is 30% of for NHS workers. So book in your bridal appointment now – and take some of your besties with you to have a look at the evening wear (no appointment required!)
Designer Erdem Moralioglu MBE tells the most amazing stories through his designs. His deep belief in craftsmanship means that his pieces are always expressive and emotive – it’s not just what you’re wearing but how you feel that matters deeply. Interlinking strength with beauty is the magic pairing and when it comes to his bridal wear, this is never more apparent.
Look out for unapologetic dream designs – Chantilly lace, Angelo lace capes and embroidered mini dresses call out to you. For ready to wear think of perfect wedding outfits – impossibly proper yet fabulously chic high necklines and bishop sleeves or A- line midi dresses that scream vintage elegance with a modern practical edge.
Get lost in the incredible designs from this inspired name. Founded by the eponymous couturier, this iconic house is known for its exquisite laces, prints and embroideries. His name trips off the tongue – his designs been literally passed down from generation to generation – lauded for their classic elegance and their deep understanding of fit and form.
Come and have a look for yourself from 24 – 26 June at their trunk show. Don’t forget to check out the amazing bridal stationery available –Paperless post offers some truly beautiful ways to invite your nearest and dearest to the big day – whilst being kind to the planet.
Jewel box joy
Jessica McCormack creates engagement rings that speak to the uniqueness of every woman, working to the simple philosophy that a ring that you wear every day is more than a symbol of love, it’s a reflection of personality and history. A design chosen captures a perfect moment in time – that will tell a story forever Jessica McCormack also offers a bespoke service from which you can commission a one-of-a-kind ring of your dreams – that, passed from generation to generation, will grow into a future family heirloom.
When Annoushka Ducas, one of the UK’s great contemporary jewellery designers, marked her 30th wedding anniversary in 2020, her thoughts turned to her own engagement ring – the first piece of jewellery she had designed. She wondered what she would do now if she had the chance all over again and realised that she would want something far more versatile that changes over time – just like a relationship does. Her musings led to the creation of the Love and Commitment collection – which reflects the evolution of enduring love through designs that can be work alongside existing jewellery and in countless combinations. This collection uses 100% recycled gold – a conscious
Decision to repurpose a precious and limited metal – part of a broader sustainable approach which shows that love and commitment really can last forever.
Designer Rabih Kayrouz has said that he has never had any recollection of wanting do anything else than design womenswear. It seems that his dream and hard work has paid off. His collections are a sight to see and his bridal wear collection stems from the unswerving belief that the day is unreservedly dedicated to the bride – and she will wear a dress her own way, making it unique every single time. What he brings is couture emotion and know-how to ready-to-wear and the results are phenomenal. With an incredible selections of styles, you really will feel like the cat who got the cream. From sensational floor length gowns in layered French chiffon to shorter sassy fringe dresses in floaty French organza, it’s clear that the dress and the bride work together – and with Rabih’s help, make magic.
Odes and poems have been dedicated to them, songs written about them. The magic flowers are impossible to describe. The perfect bouquet and floral display is everything at a wedding so choose the best from one of the finest florists in London.
The language of love
Whether you’re planning a beautiful, intimate wedding with a handful of guests or thinking further ahead and dreaming of a spectacular celebration for hundreds, esteemed florists McQueens Flowers will help you tell your own personal story with jaw-dropping, foam-free seasonal florals. Renowned for dressing some of the world’s most prestigious and romantic venues – from Claridge’s Hotel in London to Barnsley House in the heart of the Cotswolds and the Peninsula Hotel in New York – McQueens Flowers take care of everything for you, so you can relax and enjoy the day.
This is the season that the team at Duck & Dry get really excited about! As well as hosting unforgettable hen parties, they’re also passionate about creating stunning bridal hair for bride and bridesmaids. So whether you’re looking for a classic blow dry, an intricate up do, a sleek pony tail or something that you’ve been musing on for a while, the Duck & Dry team are ready to assist. To allay pre-wedding jitters, they also offer the opportunity to get ready with your bridal party, which includes a glass of much needed prosecco and a bridal manicure courtesy of Duck & File.