It’s wedding planning season, but don’t panic – we at C&TH have got you covered. Our mini wedding guide will help you sort out every little detail, from planners, drinks and DJs to that all-important honeymoon. We’ve hand-picked the best of the best, so take note for the wedding of your dreams…
First thing’s first, have you sorted the venue? And the dress? Peruse our guides to the best wedding venues in the country and in town, and our guide to the best wedding dress designers, then let us get down to the details…
Who can help us? The best wedding planners.
Shoreditch-based lifestyle brand, House of Hackney, has teamed up with Liz Linkleter Event Planning and Design to produce an exclusive wedding collection. They have cherry-picked suppliers from around East London, including Lamplighter London, Lily Vanilli and Palais Flowers. If you’re looking for something cool but beautiful, Liz Linkleter is the planner for you.
Best known for creating artistic, elegant and timeless weddings, Jessie only recommends the best vendors in the industry and will lightly hold your hand right up till the big day.
A nuptial magician, Sarah Haywood’s global reputation and impressive portfolio means that, once you’ve bagged her, you can guarantee that your wedding will fall nothing short of remarkable.
What about the food?
Operating across the Home Counties and the West Country, Hattie Mauleverer-Jones offers a catering service meticulously tailored to clients’ tastes and gives Mary Berry a run for her money.
If she’s good enough for royalty and presidents… Alison Price goes over and above smoked salmon and caviar, with a full wedding planning service, if desired, to coordinate all aspects of your special day seamlessly.
A favourite of Prince Charles, and inspired by an extraordinary butler who could whip up a dinner party from a sorry shipwreck, Admirable Crichton has become a byword for luxury entertainment.
And the flowers?
Sayeh Rafiei bring opulence and art to every room, playing with textures, colours and fragrance.
The award-winning company can be as creative as any brief you’d like to throw at it. Read more about Elizabeth Marsh here.
Nikki Tibbles believes that flowers should be at the heart of a wedding. Once you’ve seen her portfolio, you’ll see how she fulfils that mission statement.
Toast with the Most
This feisty cocktail team aims to push boundaries and create bespoke concoctions that will have your guests shaking on down to each and every disco classic.
Stunning mirror bars reflect the beauty of your wedding, plus carefully crafted cocktails, charming mixologists and elegant waitresses. Job done.
Add some kick to your big day with a mobile bar service.
Who’ll Immortalise The Day?
It’s always good to know that the person behind the camera has been commissioned by some of the best-known media organisations in the world. Charlie knows how to tell a story.
Pippa’s team specialises in presenting all aspects of your big day in beautiful, timeless images.
This guy has been voted the best wedding DJ year after year. With a long list of love-songs, crowd pleasers and slow movers, DJ Terry Lewis brings the Dirty Dancing to the decks.
If music is your priority, close your eyes and spend on this world-renowned. They’re bound to get the hips of the stiff-upper-lipped grooving.
With the mantra, ‘made to measure music’, this online service guarantees you won’t cringe at the DJ’s selection or serve up some heavy Garage at a country do.
And when it’s all over? Honeymoon ideas that will banish post-wedding blues.
Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia, is a just-opened, 30-acre island retreat, which offers just 40 pool villas. The discreet, remote setting makes for ideal honeymoon material. The highlight? Mini wine cellars in each villa.
Perched on a coveted spot on the Grand Canal, Gritti Palace, a 15th century palazzo in Venice, is the place to stay for an unforgettably spoiling city honeymoon. Test out their petite yet perfectly formed spa.
Eolo is modelled on a classic sheep farm and located in the desolate La Anita valley of the Patagonian steppe. Here let your vows sink in over the peaks of Chile’s Torres del Paine national park and trek alongside icebergs floating along the glacier-fed Lake Argentina.