Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding December 2016

Every issue will inspire you with beautiful photographs from stunning reception venues and exquisite dresses to the tiniest details of your cake and table decorations.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited


editor’s letter

Your guests rule... ok? Let’s be honest. How many dull weddings have you been to? Where the food is so-so and the entertainment is non-existent? We’re not saying that you need to spend a tonne of money on either, but a little thought and imagination can go a long way to make your guests feel like they’ve been to the wedding of the year. Worry not; we’ve got you covered – from cool ideas to make your ceremony a blast (that’s right – the ‘I do’ part can be really fun!), to fabulous and innovative ways to keep your guests entertained. Just follow our lead, and watch those ‘OMG it was brilliant’ texts come flowing in. Some brides want to break all of the traditional wedding-fashion rules, and this month we meet…

behind the december cover

STATEMENT LIP “A gorgeous bold lip colour can really make a di erence to your overall bridal look” Nigel Barnes, Make-up Artist FINISHING TOUCHES A delicate yet detailed headband will add a little sparkle to your look, while keeping your hair in place. BAG ON TREND Grab a cute clutch to store all of your on-the-day essentials. ROMANTIC TOUSLED “If you are going to wear your hair up on your W-day, but want to avoid a harsh, scraped-back look, then this relaxed, styled-yet-not-styled ’do is perfect. It nails ethereal glamour.” Kat Joyce, Hair Stylist THE DRESS These gorgeous separates are super versatile and will suit a multitude of styles and body shapes. We added some glam accessories for a breathtaking, chic look that screams elegant, fashionable bride. BEHIND THE SCENES We were posting live on our Instagram feed on the day COVER IMAGE: JENNI…

*who helped make this issue amazing!

CHARLOTTE CONNOLEY Who? A former supermodel turned skincare guru, whose clients include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Millie Mackintosh. Her dream client would be Cate Blanchett. “She has the most naturally gorgeous skin and I’d love to meet her!” Charlotte shares her skin wisdom on p143. FRANCESCA LEACH Who? Francesca is the Senior Buyer at amazing shoe brand, Paradox London. What will the bridal footwear trends be next season? “Next year is definitely all about beautiful, feminine lace and embroidery on soft silks, coupled with metallic finishes” Turn to p143 for more of Francesca’s tips. ELIZABETH SOLARU Who? Founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Elizabeth travels the world creating amazing baked goods. Her favourite cake this year? “Definitely the huge fairytale castle cake we created for a wedding at The Savoy” Check out some of Elizabeth’s creations in the Secret Fairytale…

the bride room

60% OF YOU WOULD NOT DRESS YOUR MAIDS IN WHITE Well, wouldn’t want them getting mistaken for the bride would we? PAPER DREAMS We challenged ourselves to find faux flowers as gorgeous as the real thing. Check out this stunning tissue paper bouquet and other gems over on our website. SEXY SNAP THIS INCREDIBLE SHOT FROM PRONOVIAS SENT OUR TWITTER INTO OVERDRIVE. WE WERE PARTICULARLY TAKEN BY THE HOT GROOM, BUT THAT ILLUSION LACE REALLY DOES STEAL THE SHOW! Garden goodies Love succulents? Meet the cake versions! There just aren’t enough love heart emojis to express our feelings, and judging by your Insta-likes, you guys feel the same. SHARE THE LOVE “I’m totally obsessed with your magazine – it’s magical! It ticks all the boxes from how to budget, where to shop, the best ways to plan and everything…

pins you love

GET IN TOUCH Just engaged? Tell us about your proposal for a chance to feature in our next issue. Plus, we’d love to see pics of you enjoying our mag – tag us on social media or send to rachel@planyourperfectwedding.com SHARE YOUR PHOTOS Check out our readers (and their cats) enjoying the latest issue... We need YOU! As the UK’s number one monthly bridal mag (and part of one of the UK’s largest media companies), we constantly strive to give you the best content – and now we’d like your opinion. Insiders is a community of over 14K people. We email you surveys and for each one you complete you’re entered into a monthly prize draw to win Amazon vouchers worth £250. Join today! immediateinsiders.com facebook.com/perfectweddingmag @Perfect_Wedding planyourperfectwedding.com @perfectweddingmag JESSICA COOPER PHOTOGRAPHY; RUFFLEDBLOG.COM…

the wedit

All mapped OUT Pack a whole heap of personality into your stationery with a fun bespoke map, which can also be made into an invite or save the date. No excuse for late guests! cutemaps.co.uk Magic Maker Utterly captivated. That’s how we felt when we set eyes on the new Olvi’s collection. The mystical styling, the intricate lacework, and the miles of romantic tulle – fashion-loving girls will adore the enchanting designs. For a dress that will put a spell on him – look no further! STYLE STRIPES Earn yours with the neckline that is slaying it on the catwalks right now: meet the racer-front wedding dress. This less-dramatic take on the halter is a subtle, sporty way to do sexy and we can’t get enough of it. We LOVE Super Natural Beige is back in vogue! And…