I was greeted to the Atelier with some gorgeous cocktails.
This was clearly going to be unlike any wedding fair I’d experienced before… Each supplier had their own room which they’d designed to reflect their gorgeous luxury brand.
First, I popped in to say hello to some of the lovely people helping to design and style my wedding and to make it into the day of my dreams.
Most importantly, Phillipa Lepley, my wedding dress designer.
Phillipa is one of London’s leading couture bridal designers and her dress styles and fabrics are just exquisite!
Check out the 25th Anniversary edition dress that she was showcasing at the Atelier.
A totally stunning creation!
Next it was on to see my floral designer, the very lovely Rob Van Helden.
The lady behind my flower girl dresses is Nicki Macfarlane.
Nicki designs award-winning styles for bridesmaids, flower girls and page boys. Her bespoke service allow the bride to tailor the dresses to exactly how she’d like them.
I’m in good company here, as Nicki also designed the flowergirl dresses for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton!
If you’ve read my blogs before you’ll know of my love for Louboutins and, of course I have them for my wedding shoes too. What girl can resist the red sole?
The Christian Louboutin room was my favourite of the day, but unfortunately they wouldn’t let me take pictures. They did allow a little snap of this gorgeous Faberge egg and these fabuloso sparkly shoes!
I also met with other wedding suppliers who provide the ultimate in luxury service and design.
I admired more gorgeous dresses from Brown’s Brides.
Vivenne Westwood was also showcasing her unique style of wedding dresses.
I also admired the luxury stationery at Prantl.
The company have been designing and producing elegant stationery since 1797, so they really know their stuff! Prantl were also responsible for designing the gorgeous, bespoke invitation at the beginning of this post.
I swooned at the monchrome gorgeousness of the Chanel room.
And speaking of honeymoon…I also had a great chat to the lady from Quintessentially Travel who was on hand to discuss that heavenly holiday, perhaps the best part of getting married. Quintessentially Travel tailor-make your honeymoon and offer a concierge service where they will take care of everything for you so that you get the best the destination has to offer!
My honeymoon is already all booked but it was great to bounce a few ideas off them and get suggestions of places to visit, restaurants to eat in and bars to drink in.
When I left the Quintessentially Atelier I was laiden down with goodies. Check out my haul…
Quintessentially really know how to treat their guests! It was great to spend the day talking to artisans of fashion, design and craftsmanship and to receive such wonderful gifts!
We all love luxury brands but the greatest luxury in life is to fall in love and to know for sure that you are marrying the right person. I do love the finer things in life but I’d happily marry my Mr S wearing jogging bottoms, carrying a bouquet from the local garage and eating sandwiches from M&S washed down with Lambrini…but maybe I’ll stick with my perfect wedding for now…
Watch this space for more wedding posts as the big day draws ever closer…