Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding March 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


we’ve gone big!

This issue brings exciting changes for Perfect Wedding – a new, super-glamorous, modern size! We are beyond thrilled, because it means that now the UK’s best-selling monthly bridal mag team can showcase all of your favourite designers, décor, flowers, jewellery, cakes, honeymoon destinations and inspiration in an even bigger format – all the gorgeousness – but larger – what’s not to love?! Dresses are something we have very strong opinions about at PW HQ – the shape, the lace, the length, the vibe... and, of course, the cost. Sometimes brides get caught up in the romance of ‘the one’ and spend more (way more) than they’d expected (and that’s totally fine, if you can work your budget) and other times they find a dress they adore for much less than they’d…

behind the cover

Discover how we created this luxe bridal look “For a defined but subtle smokey eye, apply eyeliner to your top lash line before your eyeshadow. Then comes the lips – for colour that lasts, apply a nude lip liner to the entire lip area before your chosen lipstick or gloss.” Nigel Barnes, Make-up Artist FLORIMANIA With pretty fuschia and purple tones, this bouquet from Blue Sky Flowers is perfect for a spring wedding. HAIR GOALS “Prep the hair with plenty of styling mousse to give the hair volume and hold. It also helps to keep any headpieces (like this Maisie Circlet from Tilly Thomas Lux) in place all day long.” Rae Palmer, Hair Stylist THE ONE Just think about all of those over-the-shoulder shots you’ll get with the Xenobia dress from Aire Barcelona. We adored styling this…

the bride room

We’ve been getting social with you lovely lot! Proof that bigger is not always better – your likes came flooding in for these beautiful mini cakes topped with stunning buds. Bitesize you say... bring on the challenge! DRESS DREAMING Your frenzied pinning has shown us that you must love this gorgeous fairytale train just as much as we do. 41 % OF YOU WILL HAVE YOUR PARENTS HELP PAY FOR THE WEDDING Dom Perignon all round then? Ultimate squad goals! With the help of our online article, you’ve been deciding which Disney princess each of your maids measures up to. Who gets to be Belle of the ball? 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…

the wedit

What’s hot in the world of weddings right now! Scrolling our Insta feeds, we were stopped in our tracks by Brooklyn-based accessories brand, Hushed Commotion. Their earrings strike the perfect balance between romantic and edgy. In. Love. ALL THE FROTH Dramatic, big-scale dresses are making a major comeback in bridal. Work the trend with a frothy, tulle-skirted design and you’ll be a wedding fashion pioneer. BLUSHING BRIDE Oh Tom Ford, you beautiful thing you. Always making us feel like our most glamorous selves, these new buildable Cheek Colors, £48, in eight wearable shades, are no exception. KICK OFF YOUR HEELS WHO SAYS FLATS HAVE TO BE ANYTHING BUT FABULOUS? NOT US. LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO THE GORGEOUS DANCING SHOES YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR ALL DAY LONG (AND BEYOND) DANCING QUEEN Meet Canadian dress brand Truvelle Bride. We’re all…

paper trail

Your stationery gives guests a preview to the awesomeness that awaits and BerinMade’s latest collection is guaranteed to get them RSVPing by the coach-load. MAKE YOUR FOOD POP! Get your food (and, err drink!) right and guests will rave about your wedding for years to come. Pop Bakery’s extensive range of brilliant cake pops are a surefire crowd pleaser. You can even go bespoke and get the team to create a design of your choosing. Clever. HELLO PETAL! If you want to wow guests with standout florals, but you’re not one for DIY, the stunning flower Archway Walks and FlowerFall backdrops from Skymeadows are well worth a look. Visit skymeadows.co.uk for more information. Psst... YOUTH CLUB We adore a little person in a flower crown and/or mini wedding outfit, and here are some crackers. Surely the cutest…

real couples’ planning deadlines

Four real brides share their tips for planning the perfect party, whatever your timescale MERARI AND FERNANDO MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 13TH 2015 AT TREE PEOPLE PARK, BEVERLY HILLS, WITH A RECEPTION AFTERWARDS AT CECCONI’S RESTAURANT, WEST HOLLYWOOD “We got engaged in June 2015 and married just three months later, so we chose convenience over perfection when planning. We tried to keep our budget low – we didn’t have bridesmaids, groomsmen, a first dance or table plan. Except for the ceremony, and the fact that I was in a white wedding dress, nothing else felt like it was a wedding at all. But it was beautiful and very moving – I wasn’t expecting to cry so much! As our relationship was long-distance between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, we knew that only our closest…