Your Wedding Guide
Just in time for wedding season, here is our roundup of the best suppliers, boutiques and locations for anyone with a wedding approaching. Plan the entire day in Connaught Village from alternative wedding cakes to guest outfits and getting your picture perfect smile for the special day.
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Impress your guests with an alternative wedding cake. The cheesecake from Buchanans (pictured) is practical and visually impressive. Buchanans offers a free consultation to discuss the many varieties you can select for each tier to ensure you and your spouse both have your cake and eat it.
No wedding day is complete without a picture-perfect smile. Connaught Village Dentistry is currently offering promotional rates on professional teeth whitening for brides and grooms-to-be. In their luxurious practice, the friendly team can also discuss options for discreetly straightening and perfecting your teeth; in time for your big day.
No speech would be complete without a toast. Connaught Cellars cater for each individual request. The specialists have found that with a large number of guests in attendance at weddings, bigger is always better. Stocking several large options, the Provence Rosé and Chablis (pictured) are go-to crowd pleasers. Importing directly from Sanger Champagne, the wines are made in partnership with Champagne's winemakers school in a variety of styles. They work with the same high quality sites as Ruinart and Krug, but present a more affordable (but equally delicious) brand alternative.
Diamonds Are Forever
De Roemer offer a remarkable catalogue of engagement rings, including the standout 10ct aquamarine piece (pictured). Browse their collection in store, alongside their guidance and helpful recommendations and we are sure you will take away something truly original. Prices upon application.
A Dress To Impress
The beautiful Zeta dress (pictured, £1935) is part of Eliza Jane Howell’s Stardust 2 collection. Eliza Jane Howell gowns can be just as easily worn on the red carpet as they are worn down the aisle and they also have a large stock of occasion wear perfect for guests. Another iconic label is Ritva Westenius, with 40 years of experience of designing beautiful, sophisticated bridalwear.
Upstage The Bride
There is a wide selection of lovely boutiques stocking a range of exclusive lines from incredibly talented designers. Our favourite pieces include the beautiful fascinators and silk dresses at Viola and Kokoro, selected one-off pieces from The Place London for men and The Place London for women (Alice Archer dress pictured) and unique, made-to-measure suiting starting from £695 at Menswear Buyers Club.
It’s The Little Things
Just opened in the Village, Marion Ayonote is full of beautiful bags and shoes (pictured) to pair with guest and wedding party outfits. Specialising in both male and female leather shoes and accessories, there are pieces to both complement bold outfits as well as those to inject a pop of colour into old wedding favourites.
Fé Hair & Beauty offer bridal hair and make-up (pictured) with free consultation beforehand to discuss direction and pricing. Offering 2 trial days for both hair and make-up, Fé strive to ensure that the bride-to-be feels confident on the day. Prices start from £175. With over 20 years of experience, the make-up artist is well versed in interpreting every bride’s preferences.
A Room With A View
Providing a spectacular backdrop for any wedding reception in Central London, The Marriott’s fantastic on-site event planning and catering make any reception here extra special. The light-filled venue space features tasteful modern design and top-quality event technology. A fabulous destination for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and more, surrounded by central London landmarks. Plan a sophisticated wedding reception in their Westmacott Suite, which offers space for up to 120. Wedding packages start from £60.00 per person.
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