BECAUSE BORROWING FROM MENSWEAR IS HAVING A BRIDAI MOMENT
Luxe beauty brand Creme de la Mer is now offering the ultimate bridal facial. It consists of a three- step service: an initial consultation three months before your wedding to create a bespoke daily routine; a tailored facial two months ahead to target stress and skin fatigue; and a radiance treatment facial with a month to go, all lasting 30 minutes each.
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Astrid Joss, Brides beauty and fashion editor – who selflessly road-tested it for you! – says: ‘After the facials, people told me that my skin looked dewy and radiant. On top of this, it was fantastic to have a routine developed for me with products that specifically targeted my concerns, along with advice on how to apply them. You should expect great skin for months.’The Ultimate Bridal Facial, £100 (redeemable against purchases), cremedelamer.co.uk
BLENDED WITH LOVE
Naming your own wedding cocktail is cute but making a whisky from scratch? Super cool! Whisky Blender has stocks of delicious-sounding whiskies that you can mix to develop your own concoction – the site then saves your recipe so you can reorder as much as you need come wed day. And for those stuck on that all-important name, there’s even a label generator to help you along the way.
They say ‘never wed with animals and children’ (OK, sort of!) but Brides loved bride Kate Halfpenny’s animal-themed little ones (pictured) when her big day featured in our May/June 2013 issue. The designer dressed her flower girls in bunny ears and pageboys as owls. Loae it too? Here are a few of our faae accessories for your own mini ones…
Found the perfect venue but don’t want to scatter your guests among several local B&Bs? Te Pop-Up Hotel has the answer. Tis five- star glamping firm – a favourite at Glastonbury – has launched its new wedding service, which offers everything from a single honeymoon suite to a full hotel with up to 200 rooms. As well as super-luxurious tents, it also provides a ballroom, bespoke catering service and an online guest booking system. In fact, the only thing it can’t guarantee is the weather.
WHEN WE CONCEIVED THE IDEA OF
BRIDES THE SHOW - featuring more than 120 wedding and honeymoon experts – we knew it had to be super special. It’s a show dedicated entirely to the most exciting day of your life and we wanted every bride-to-be, ‘maid and mum (and the dozens of brave grooms who attended the event in Battersea Park, London) to feel as if they were stepping into the pages of their favourite bridal magazine. In the line-up were top designers, beauty gurus and luxury travel experts, plus the creme de la creme of caterers, florists and cake-makers.
Tousands of visitors gathered to watch the live catwalk shows, created by Brides fashion director Bryony Toogood (page 275). And for a dash of A-list glamour, there was Te Iconic Wedding Dress Exhibition, in partnership with American Airlines, which featured 22 of the world’s most stunning celebrity wedding dresses. In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the generosity of Joan Collins, the Duchess of York and Portia de Rossi among others, created a magnificent collection in aid of a truly worthy cause.
Here, the Brides team has selected the best bits to show whet your appetite. Wish you’d been there?