Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding November 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
Back issue only


guest list

MARTINE HARRIS Who? Chief Creative Officer at Essense of Australia and Sorella Vita. What’s your most popular style of dress? “Our fit-and-flare styles are always best sellers because they are so elegant and universally flattering – they will never go out of style.” Martine helps a real bride find her dream dress on p69 . LIZ BAKER Who? Photographer and owner of Liz Baker Photography. What’s your favourite wedding theme? “Anything with lots of flowers! I especially love photographing wild, flowing florals – they are so dreamy!” Liz is the creative visionary and photographer for the styled shoot on p168 . MELANIE HELEN Who? Director at Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events. What’s your biggest prediction for 2018 weddings? “I think we’ll start to see more and more celebrations taking place over a few days. Who doesn’t want a…

here to help!

This issue we feature a whole host of wedding experts – planners, florists, stylists... and of course – you! From table ideas to planning secrets, honeymoon tips to DIY makes, we cover every aspect of weddings so you can glean some amazing inspiration and budget- busting ideas for your day from the pros. We’ve also answered the cries of four brides who have been struggling to find the perfect dress for their shape and budget. Four fabulous designers came on board to help them find ‘the one’ – with amazing results. Needless to say we have made some brides-to-be very happy! Go to page 69 to read all. I don’t know about you, but Instagram takes up quuuite a lot of my downtime... so we thought we would share with you our…

month’s cover

CATCH A WAVE “This beautiful waved style is all about getting volume at the roots. Apply Organic Colour Systems Curl Memory evenly through the hair, then dry the roots well using your fingers to lift them. Set the hair loosely with large heated rollers and once dry, take the rollers out and gently backcomb the roots.” Karine Jackson, Hair Stylist BRIGHT BLOOMS Our stunning bouquet, made by the incredible team at Great British Florist, combines pinks, peaches and oranges that will add the perfect finishing touch to your bridal ensemble. LASTING LIPS “To achieve gorgeous lip colour that stands the test of time, take a nude gel liner and line and fill the lip to your desired shape. Wait a few minutes before adding lip colour, blot, then reapply for long-lasting colour and wear.” Nigel…

the bride room

Flower power Move over floral arches – there’s a new ceremony backdrop in town! The double tapping went crazy for this stunning shot with floating flower display and we love it too. ANOTHER LEVEL This epic tree of cakes has been a hit on Pinterest. Not only does it look pretty impressive, it also means you can have more than one wedding cake. Winning! THE FINAL COUNTDOWN @ABBI_NORTHOVER EARLIER THIS WEEK MARKED A YEAR SINCE CHRIS ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM. TIME IS FLYING BY. I CAN’T BELIEVE WE ONLY HAVE 287 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE WEDDING! NEW-AGE BRIDAL Our gallery of nontraditional wedding outfits went down an absolute storm on our website this month. We salute all of you fashion-forward brides who are redefining wedding attire one crop top at a time! 70 % OF YOU USE…

the wedit

RISE AND SHINE For queen-like crowns that will stop him in his tracks, we’re currently lusting after the insane pieces at Erica Elizabeth Designs. ericaelizabeth.com LACE JUST GOT EDGY! Forget the classic English rose (although, who are we kidding, we love traditional vibes) – this season, the fash-pack have hit the refresh button on lace and it’s looking FIERCE. GETTING LIPPY Why have one W-day lipstick, when you can have three?! ALL THINGS NICE GIVE YOUR FLOWER GIRL A DRESS SHE’LL REMEMBER FOREVER – WE LOVE THE ADORABLE NEW RANGE AT CHI CHI LONDON. I’VE GOT THE KEY Flash that back in a way that’s very 2018 with a keyhole cut-out. The perfect combo of practical (it’ll feel secure), yet provocative (a beautiful back is always seductive), this trend is a crowd pleaser. EXPERT TIPS FOR WINE NOVICES Olivia Marsh, Catering…

the secrets only wedding planners know

SUSANNA YOUNG, KNOT & POP knotandpop.com Having worked in PR, marketing and events for ten years, ubertalented Susie founded her award-winning wedding planning company in 2013 1 Wear your wedding shoes in, and pack some fancy flats. There’s nothing worse than sore feet a few hours into your wedding day. Along with that, pack a ‘care kit’ that you can have a bridesmaid look after, for any little touch-ups through the day and evening. 2 Next time you’re at a wedding, count up the number of leftover favours at the end of the evening. If you’re on a budget, they’re something you can pop into ‘Optional Extras’! 3 It’s nice to layer up the entertainment in the evening, so consider booking a photo booth or having a dressing-up box for the dance floor with some…