Lanvin Blanche collection for Summer 2011
Paris, Summer 1911: Jeanne Lanvin created the first wedding gown for her Parisian house of couture.
One hundred years have passed and the house of Lanvin has continued to create the Blanche collection. The latest 'spirited bride' designs by Alber Elbaz reveals grace and elegance for Summer 2011.
Laduree inspired wedding cake on Martha Stewart
I came across a beautiful statement wedding cake featured on Martha Stewart Weddings that so reminded me of a past trip to The Designer Wedding Show where I met the amazingly talented Javier and Tony from By Appointment only design. As you would expect their stand was stunningly styled and they featured the iconic, adorably stacked packages of scrumptiousness that is Laduree macaroons. A fortuitous meeting for me as Virginie from Laduree invited me to tea with her at Laduree, Harrods in London. Heavenly macaroons of Rose and Pistachio, the taste of summer itself!read more >
The Old Swan and Minster, an Idyllic Riverside Wedding Venue
The Old Swan and Minster - Transformed into an Idyllic Riverside Wedding Venue and Signature De Savary Boutique Bolt Hole.
The de Savaryâ€™s latest wedding venue is an Oxfordshire boutique bolthole at the heart of Witneyâ€™s Old Minster village, on the banks of The River Windrush. It is an idyllic country retreat â€“ welcoming and elegant with all the amenities you would expect of a signature de Savary property.
The Importance of Getting to Know Your Photographer
When you meet up with a wedding photographer one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is â€œcan I spend a whole day with this person?â€ The days are long gone when a wedding photographer turned up, said â€œwatch the birdieâ€, took a few formal photographs and left. Your photographer will be with you for what will be one of the most emotional days of your life and will often end up being a confidante, a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand and on very rare occasions can even become a friend for life.
Nichola and Adam's Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot in Florence
In December last year Nichola and Adam won our fabulous prize of a trip to Florence for a pre-wedding photography shoot. Not wanting to waste a minute of the opportunity they asked if the trip could be organised for February, so on Valentineâ€™s weekend Nichola and Adam made the short flight to Florence to meet with Kevin from Scott-Wood Photography.read more >
Happy Valentines Day - Mark Niemierko and Browns Bride's illustrious Valentineâ€™s Party
Mark Niemierko and Caroline Burstein were such gracious hosts at their joint Valentineâ€™s Party held at Brownâ€™s Bride, and I canâ€™t thank them enough for their wonderful hospitality.read more >
Farewell to Fall - Autumn Wedding Stationery Ideas
Autumn, or fall, as it is commonly called across the pond, is now giving way to winter, but before we forget about all that this wonderful season has to offer, I have squirreled together a small selection of my favourite wedding stationery designs.read more >
Sassi Holford Designer Wedding Dress Collection for 2011
Sassi Holfordâ€™s stunning 2011 collection entitled Indulgence, certainly lives up to its name. The use of luxurious fabrics such as silk organza, slipper satin and vintage lace, combined with decadent styling and exquisite lines make this wonderful collection arguably one of her finest to date...read more >
Ian Stuart Wedding Dress Collection for 2011
Multi award-winning bridal designer Ian Stuart has achieved international renown for his sumptuous gowns, and we're delighted to feature his latest collection in our Designer Wedding Dress section.
Having begun his training at one of Londonâ€™s finest couture houses, Ian has gone on to dress women all over the world on their wedding day in his exquisite creations, including many celebrated stars from the television and film world.
Suzanne Neville Talks Wedding Fashion for 2011
Suzanne Neville is undoubtedly one of the most popular designers in luxury bridal fashion in the UK. Known for her perfectly structured gowns and dressing the glitterati that grace the pages of celebrity magazines.
Sitting front row at Suzanneâ€™s amazing catwalk show as she previewed her 2011 collection at White Gallery, I was left with no doubt as to why her stunning designs are so popular
White Gallery Reveals Luxury Designer Wedding Accessory Trends
Itâ€™s no secret that carefully chosen wedding accessories complete and â€œfinishâ€ a luxury look. But, as with all things fashion, wedding accessory trends are ever-changing. Styles, colours, materials, adornments and other facets of bridal accessory design change with each season, which makes ensemble engineering a challenge when the big event is many months away.
We talk to Magpie Vintage, Polly Edwards, Katzi, Vivien Sherif and Peter Lang to bring you the latest on upcoming trends for luxury designer wedding accessories.
Pampering - Claridges Style
Get ready for your red carpet debut in style with a romantic luxury spa break at Mayfairâ€™s leading luxury wedding venue, Claridges.
Planning a wedding is not without itâ€™s stresses and strains, so what better way to unwind and restore your vitality in preparation for your red carpet debut than to take a last minute romantic luxury spa break with your leading man?
Luxury Couture Wedding Dress Winner Unveiled
We are delighted to announce the winner of the competition to win a bespoke Caroline Castigliano bridal gown valued at up to Â£5,000!
The lucky winner, Laura May, will be blogging about her Castigliano experience over the next year - from initial consultation with a Castigliano expert all the way through to her final fitting and her big day
How to Plan the Perfect Wedding
It's the biggest day of your life and you want it to be perfect and memorable. So just how do you begin to plan your perfect wedding? Some couples love the excitement of planning their wedding, but others prefer to hand over the reigns to a professional wedding planner. Award winning Wedding Planner Julie Tooby of Essentially You, is a valued member of TheWeddingVine.com's Premier Portfolio, here she gives her top ten tips for planning the wedding of your dreams and also gives her expert opinion on how to hire the right wedding planner for you if you decide to hire a professional wedding planner.read more >
How to Get Addicted to Photography by Julia Boggio
My husband recently found a book of images of Wimbledon High Street from the late 1800â€™s. In it, there were the usual pictures of green grocers, cobbler shops and ironmongers. Horse-drawn carriages were the main method of transport on the street, aside from good old foot traffic. Little boys that look like theyâ€™re straight out of the cast of Oliver! sell newspapers on every corner. However, one thing that struck me was the number of photography studios in the images...read more >
An Interview with Alan Hannah
Alan Hannah are one of the most respected labels in international designer bridal fashion. Alan and Marguerite Hannah are a husband and wife team who are at the forefront of British bridal fashion and highly respected by everyone who meets them.
I recently caught up with Marguerite and Alan Hannah at White Gallery when they unveiled their exquisite collection for next season with a stunning catwalk show.
Designer Wedding Dresses by Caroline Castigliano
Caroline Castigliano shares her passion â€“ creating the most luxurious wedding gowns
With almost 20 years at the forefront of luxury bridal design, Caroline Castigliano has gone from strength to strength since she set up her first bespoke bridal boutique in Surrey in 1991. There are now seven exclusive Castigliano boutiques, including her flagship International Room in Knightsbridge, each giving the unmistakable â€˜Castigliano Experience.â€™
Exclusive Designer Bridal Fashions at White Gallery
Last week marked the new dawn of change in the exclusive world of bridal fashion. For the first time ever in the UK, the finest international bridal wear designers gathered together at â€˜White Gallery,â€™ to unveil the finest in designer bridal fashion for the coming season.read more >
Our Selection of the Best Luxury Castle Wedding Venues
Not just for cosy winter weddings, castles can be a perfect backdrop for a summer wedding too. If exclusivity is high on your agenda, what could be more perfect than being King and Queen of your own kingdom for a day (or two!). Sip champagne in the beautiful gardens or play croquet on the lawn and cosy up under the stars to watch spectacular fireworks. Here's a look at a selection of some of the best Castles to hold your wedding.read more >
6 of the Best - Gifts for the Style-Savvy Groom
Here's our pick of gifts for the Groom-to-be, ranging from the sensual tones of Acqua di Gio through to a wild and thrilling Italian supercar experience. We've teamed up with some of the leading menswear and grooms gifts companies to bring to you those things that will make his day!read more >