Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding January 2017

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


the midas touch...

Glamour – it means different things to different people. For some, it’s champagne and fireworks, for others, it’s a pair of skyscraper heels and a deep red lip – but one thing’s for sure – every bride I know wants to bring a touch of glam to their day. This issue we bring you lots of ideas for adding special touches to your venue, your look and even your honeymoon. Staying with glamour, my visit to New York Bridal Week this month was very much about sophistication, splendour and a big dose of glitz. From full-on twinkle to beautiful feathered cuffs, the catwalks impressed, astounded and startled. See my round-up of the trends that emerged on page 90. Finally, we hope you like our new-look cover. Glam indeed! GLITZ & GLAMOUR NEW YORK BRIDAL…

behind the january cover

THE FULL BROW “A good brow should enhance your look, not dominate it.” Nigel Barnes, Make-up Artist BEHIND THE SCENES Our Instagram was filled with live updates on the day FINISHING TOUCHES For an elegant look, choose delicate accessories and soft pink blooms PASTEL ROSES AND FOLIAGE Combine pink roses with natural, flowing leaves BIG, SOFT BOHO WAVES “This super romantic blow-dry is soft and flowing – the ideal style if you’ve got a dress with little-to-no detail on the back. The waves are best suited to brides whose hair will hold a curl so the look will last all day long.” Karine Jackson, Hair Stylist THE DRESS With its sheer lace panels and artistic cut, we knew this dress was ‘the one’ for our shoot. This fluid, bohemian shape is such a key look for brides this year and perfect…

who helped make this issue amazing!

RIKI DALAL Who? Riki owns her own bridal brand, designing beautiful dresses for women around the world. What three items would she take on a desert island? “My sewing machine, the most recent copy of Perfect Wedding, and of course, my grandchildren.” Discover more about Riki Dalal’s design and inspiration in My World on p100. REGINE ELLIS Who? As the Creative Director of Ellis Bridals and Kelsey Rose, Regine knows all about design. Her advice for choosing your wedding dress? “Always be open minded on your first appointment and just take your mother or a good friend. Having too many people can begin to distract your judgement – remember, it’s your day!” Turn to p153 to hear more from Regine. SUE BATES Who? Sue is Head Style Adviser and Brand Coordinator for accessory company Glitzy…

the bride room

LOVE IS IN THE HAIR Ultimate hairspiration this month came in the form of a stunning selection of updos on our website. Our fave? This amazing looped hairstyle with delicate flowers. DRESSING UP THE LIKES CAME ROLLING IN FOR OUR NEW YORK BRIDAL WEEK FROW SNAPS. YOU FELL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THIS STUNNING GALIA LAHAV GOWN. DRESS GOALS RIGHT THERE! Feeling hot, hot, hot! You lot loved our updates from the Royal Palm resort in sunny Marrakech. Did someone say last-minute winter getaway? 64% OF YOU ARE PLANNING A MINIMOON Well, the only thing better than one holiday is two, right?! 71 % OF YOU WON’T HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT Saving all that posing for the big day, eh? JUST ENGAGED! Charlotte and Ben We were on a rooftop garden overlooking Rome, when through the tears he asked me to marry…

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 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 SHARE YOUR PHOTOS Check out our Instagram followers enjoying the latest issue @laura_claire88 What Monday nights were made for… @ninegrandstudent Having a cosy evening ahead of a trip…

the wedit

THE HEELS we’re mad for If there ever was a reason to blow the budget, these crystal-studded, ostrich-feathered stunners are it. Costing a cool £1,250, we’d eat beans on toast for a year for these heels. THE NEW NAKED If there’s one nude eyeshadow palette to rule them all, this Urban Decay gem, featuring 12 all-new neutrals, is totally it. BLOOMS GO BIG Part pretty, part bold, and fully worthy of our admiration; flower-filled dresses have never been hotter, and next season, blooms are bigger, stronger and snowy white. This is the cool girl’s way to work a floral. NEW YORK MICRO TRENDS We came, we saw, we conquered NY Bridal Week, and boy, was it good. See our full report on p90 to get the fash-pack lowdown. Here are two under-the-radar trends we loved. PETAL POWER Naeem Khan’s unusual…