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Luxury Destination Wedding Spots for 2019

Gone are the days of huge weddings with hundreds of guests. In today’s experiential landscape, couples are seeking more intimate weddings in uncharted territories that create unique memories with their closest friends and families. From swimming with sharks and stingrays ...
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Scarlet Events

Marc Ahmed, Director of Scarlet Events, Talks To Bride Icon On Planning Luxury Events & Partying with Lionel Richie!

In today’s world of opulence and dreams, luxury wedding planners are a vital component of what may become the most defining moment of one’s life. With social media taking on the realms of showcasing the most extravagant settings for weddings ...
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How To Buy The Perfect Wedding Gift!

Registering for wedding gifts is something many couples forget to do.  In the hectic planning stages, it is easy to overlook it.  But signing up for a bridal registry is crucial. Buying a wedding gift is a very difficult task.  ...
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Alexandra Pisani

Where to Hold a Wedding Reception

Almost any location would be a nice place for a wedding reception, depending on the tastes of the bride and groom.  Basically, you want to make sure your guests will be as comfortable as possible, but ultimately the reception can ...
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Fitness for Brides: A Plan of Preparation And How To Look Slim And Trim for Your Big Day!

Is your wedding soon approaching? Well you’re in luck; we have created the perfect but achievable fitness plan as a guide to helping all brides out there in getting slim and trim for their big day! The entire plan for ...
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How To Get Your Credit Ready for the Wedding and Big Day

Many Couples are faced with the problem of lack of money needed when it comes to their big day. The accessories for the bride, grooms suit to inviting a wedding photographer and videographer, order the car and pay the full ...
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Choosing A Great Selection of Music for Your Wedding

It’s your big day and you want all your guest to enjoy themselves and music is the best way to make them happen. There are two ways you can choose a great music play list for your wedding.  You can ...
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Should You Have A Wedding Guest Book?

Traditional brides don’t have to have traditional guest books. Certainly you can purchase a standard guest book and ask your guests to sign it, but there are so many more guest book-like activities that are more unique. Let’s move from ...
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6 Dos And Donts For A First Date

Okay so I know this was supposed to be a wedding site and hopefully by now you’ve gone past all the dating drama and you’ve settled in nicely into the romance of things, heck you’re about to get married congrats ...
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Looking For a Wedding Destination?  How About A Private Yacht?

Have you and your romantic partner recently become engaged? If so, have you already started to plan your dream wedding?  If you have yet to do so, you may want to look into the chartering of a private yacht.  The ...
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Olverum

Olverum – A Royal Appointment

Olverum bath oil with its aromatic senses is rumoured to be a favourite beauty regime for the Royal Family!  Bride Icon have had an opportunity to find out exactly why this elegant little green bottle is thought to have become ...
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Sandals Barbados

Sandals Barbados – A Honeymoon Fit For Royalty

It was the wedding of the year when Meghan Markle found her Prince Harry now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With the eyes of the world watching the colourful display of pomp and pageantry in Windsor Castle, the only ...
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Fun Wedding Photo Ideas

Pictures are an integral part of any wedding. Newlyweds are usually thrilled to get their pictures back from the photographer so they can relive their special day. But there are many special activities you can build into a wedding that ...
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How To Delegate the Responsibility of Selecting The Perfect Wedding Favors

For many couples shopping for and selecting wedding favors can seem like an overwhelming task. There are a number of reasons why couples might feel this way. One of the most significant reasons why a couple may feel overwhelmed about ...
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How To Wow Your Guest With Active Wedding Reception Games

We’ve all been to receptions that are standard – we welcome and celebrate the new married couple, watch them dance, and enjoy cake with them. But creative couples often enjoy coming up with fun games that include the entire guest ...
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How to Plan Your Kauai Wedding and Honeymoon

Kauai is a tropical Pacific paradise and one of the most romantic places on earth. Thousands of couples visit the island to get married and spend quality time together every year. Several activities are available for the ultimate experience such ...
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Shaan Mu

Shaan Mu Expert Make-up Artist @ Aashni & Co Wedding Show

Somerset House, played host to the top South Asian fashion and beauty experts for the much anticipated Aashni + Co Wedding Show in London.  Among all the embellishments, jewellery and lavish designs, Bride Icon caught up with the celebrity makeup ...
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Berta

Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Debuts In London

Berta Bridal is the Italian fashion house created by the mastermind fashion designer Berta Balilti.  Known worldwide for her breathtakingly bold, sexy and alluring designs for the modern woman, the brand has spiralled to extreme heights in the last few years to become ...
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Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Fall 2018

Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2018 bridal collection takes an ode to the shades of blushing pink and powdery palettes.  The bridal gowns are influenced by embellishing silk chiffon, tulle, floral themes, Mikado and lace reminiscing some of his previous inspirations.  The ...
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yoga

The Yoga Wellness Company Offers Luxury Retreats for 2018

“New Year, New You” – we are all familiar with the age-old cliché that gets banded around at this time of year, yet nonetheless, we routinely begin to prep-talk ourselves about all the healthy initiatives we will undertake (after Christmas ...
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Aashni & co

Aashni & Co Wedding Show 2018 – The Masterclasses

The UK’s leading, South Asian high fashion extravaganza, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018, taking place at Somerset House, London on 21st January 2018, will play host to a series of masterclasses with some of the most internationally respected names ...
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Lynn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth New Boutique Opening January 2018

Sarah Barrett, Creative Director of the Lyn Ashworth label is thrilled to announce the opening of her very first stand-alone flagship bridal boutique in Staffordshire.  Set in a beautiful barn conversion on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate, this bridal showroom ...
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Aashni & Co

Aashni + Co Brings 2018 Wedding Show To Somerset House, London

Tarun Tahiliani Following its continued success year on year and an ever increasing demand for tickets, the UK’s leading, South Asian high fashion extravaganza, Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018 will return bigger and better than ever before, taking place ...
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Berta

Worldwide Debut of Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

The Wedding Club are to host the Worldwide Debut of the Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection in central London next month.  Take a look at the invite below for further details and how to book. The Wedding Club will also be following ...
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Katherine Walker

How To Choose The Right Hat For A Wedding By Katherine Elizabeth

Award winning designer Katherine Elizabeth gives her advice on how to choose the right hat for a wedding here on Bride Icon: Mother of the Bride The Mother of the Bride is one of the most important people of the ...
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Pakistan Fashion

Pakistan Fashion Week 12 in London, UK

Riwayat has delivered its best show to date in the heart of London, Pakistan Fashion Week 12 (#PFW12) was held at Hilton Hotel on Park Lane over this weekend. Headlined by model and actress Eshal Fayyaz, the luxury pret show ...
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Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Launches Fall 2018 @ The Wedding Club, London

Zuhair Murad’s passion and skills for turning a bride into an icon is unprecedented in the world of couture and bridal fashion.  The creative journey for this reputable designer began in Beirut, Lebanon, where he is renowned for creating a ...
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Emmy London

Emmy London Launches Meadow Dreaming Collection

Celebrating their first year in Chelsea, Emmy London marked the occasion with the launch of their new Meadow Dreaming Collection of luxurious shoes.  Inspired by the combination of wild flowers and the luscious green pastures, the collection pays homage to ...
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Lynn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth’s 2018 Daydreamer Collection

“As the sun rises on a new season, let your imagination take flight”. Inspired by texture and light, Lyn Ashworth’s collection for 2018 is the perfect luxury reinterpretation of the brand’s signature sophisticated aesthetic. The ‘Daydreamer’ collection features texture, ruffles, ...
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Awon Golding

Awon Golding Millinery – The Bridal Collection

Awon Golding Millinery, has recently launched an exquisite bridal collection inspired by 70s glamour and the iconic style of Bianca Jagger.  Using sumptuous fabrics and feathers and traditional techniques creating stunning bridal accessories for the modern bride. An award-winning London-based ...
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Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Features @ The Wedding Club

Bride Icon has put together some of our favourite shots of the stunning designs taken at the Autumn catwalk show by The Wedding Club in partnership with Brides Magazine.  Zuhair Murad, a haute couture designer based in Lebanon, showcased his Fall collection which ...
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Wedding Club

The Wedding Club

Berta The Wedding Club renowned for hosting glitzy bridal shows did it again this week!  The Autumn collection featuring a string of international bridal designers were showcased with a sophisticated presentation in partnership with Brides Magazine at the Berkeley Ballroon, ...
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Muse by Berta

MUSE By Berta 2018

After its launch last year, MUSE by Berta has fast become the most popular and praised new bridal line worldwide. With over 50 retailers around the world, and many more that are being opened on a weekly basis, it’s safe ...
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Cape Town

Things To Do Honeymooning in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most stunningly beautiful places on earth- so it’s no surprise that hundreds of newlyweds flock here each year. From its iconic and domineering Table Mountain, to its fantastic beaches and surf, there really is ...
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Design in scent

Design In Scent – Launches @ The Wedding Club

London-based fragrance designers, Design In Scent, have partnered exclusively with the UK’s premier wedding boutique, The Wedding Club. The full collection of Design In Scent wedding fragrances, ambience mists and candles will now be available for all to experience in ...
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Hedsor

Indian Summer Wedding Fair @ Hedsor House

Hedsor House opened its doors this week to reveal the grandeur of this stunning Georgian stately home with an exquisite Indian Summer Wedding Fair. The country house which is suitably located within 45 minutes from London, and set in 100 ...
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Design in Scent

A 170 Year Old Royal Wedding Secret

As rumour and anticipation builds up around the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it seems inevitable that royal wedding fever will soon be consuming our hearts and minds once again. There is no doubt that Ms. Markle will ...
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Luxury Wedding

Luxury Wedding Fair @ Olympia London

With intimate salon catwalks, one to ones with the most prestigious and sought after wedding designers, artisans and experts including Emmy London, Artisan du Chocolat, The Wedding Club and more – it is the place to be this weekend! Debuting ...
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Duncan Croft

Duncan Croft Bridal

To become a bridal couturier is not a decision taken nonchalantly.  It derives from a certain degree of desire to accomplish the real magic behind the most precious day of your life.  One designer who believes in this concept of ...
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Kathryn Russell

Kathryn Russell Bridal Couture

So who is Kathryn Russell?  You won’t find her with an extravagant online website, but if you are truly looking for a distinctive expression in prominent bridal designs, then stay tuned – you are about to hear from Kathryn herself.  ...
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Design in Scent

New Bridal Fragrance Collection: Design In Scent – Is Out Now!

In May 2014, scent designer, Gemma Hopkins, the Founder of Design In Scent, was the first to link the power of scent with the magic of weddings. It was in 2016 when she partnered with wedding planner Meghan Fay, MD ...
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Amanda Wakeley

The Astor Collection by Amanda Wakeley

Bride Icon were invited for a preview of the new bridal collection Astor by Amanda Wakeley. The collection features a fusion of decadent vintage romance and contemporary detailing, offering beautiful designs that are as at home on a sun drenched beach ...
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Design in Scent

Launching on 3rd July – Design In Scent Wedding Collection

Richard Corrigan Mayfair After debuting at the Richard Corrigan’s Wedding Show in London, Design in Scent are throwing open their previously bespoke-only doors, to make way for a revolutionary collection of fragrances, designed to connect with the meaning and joy ...
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Summer Preview

Summer Preview @ Grosvenor House, London

Grosvenor House Hotel, London became the venue for the hottest summer sizzlers with an exclusive Summer Preview of some of the finest South Asian fashion, accessories and lifestyle collections.  Hosted by Shivani Ahluwalia and Hajira Ahmad the event featured seasonal ...
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Aashni & Co Spring/Summer Bridal Trunk Show

Aashni & Co the UK’s leading Indian high fashion multi-brand store will be hosting the Spring/Summer 2017 Bridal & Luxury Prêt Trunk Show on Friday 9th June from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm Visitors to the store will have an exclusive ...
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Pakistan Fashion

Pakistan Fashion Week, London 2017

Asaaleh Pakistan Fashion week took place in London’s historic Lancaster House this week, which witnessed the first Pakistani celebration of fashion in its two hundred year history. The eleventh season of Pakistan Fashion featured over 40 of Pakistan’s leading and ...
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Celebration Spa

Celebration Spa Day At Bedford Lodge Hotel

Relaxation Room Get that Pre-Wedding Day Glow with the Celebration Spa Day at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel! Following a stressful period of wedding planning, an effortless, relaxed and sophisticated way to celebrate your engagement with your bridal party is ...
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Sabina Motasem

Siren by Sabina Motasem – 2018 Collection

Sabina Motasem presented a stunning preview of the 2018 collection Siren at The Wedding Club in London’s South Kensington last night.  The collection is due to be unveiled at the White Gallery next week, however, Bride Icon have a sneak ...
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Les Trois Seours

Les Trois Seours Bridal Hosts Luxury Bridal Show @ Canary Wharf, London

London’s Canary Wharf was the venue to be when Les Trois Seours Bridal hosted a spectacular luxury bridal event in association with Brides Magazine.  The show featured  some of the industry’s prominent bridal designers, including Miss Hayley Paige who made ...
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Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige In London’s Luxury Bridal Show @ Les Trois Soeurs Bridal

Canary Wharf, London became the epitome of bridal couture when Les Trois Soeurs Bridal hosted their luxury bridal catwalk show in association with Brides Magazine.  Among the elite designers, Miss Hayley Paige graced the event – all the way from New ...
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Penny The Bee

Beauty and Penny The Bee

With the latest block buster Beauty and the Beast hitting our screens it was only inevitable that the Disney classic will be celebrated in many forms – one of which is a sensational cake by Cristina, a sugar artist and ...
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2017’s Hottest Bridal Trends from Minster Designs

Straight off the catwalk, Founder of award-winning bridal boutique Minster Designs, Oxana Ruckhaber, gives the lowdown on the hottest trends for brides in 2017. If 2017 is the year you are planning your wedding, then top of the to-do list ...
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hair

Top Tips For Beautiful Hair On The Big Day!

Embed from Getty Images Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver provides Top Tips on how to get your hair in perfect shape for the big day.   Sally-Ann Tarver recommends undertaking a 12 month action plan for planning for the perfect hair day ...
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Eloise Alice

Eloise Alice London – Bridal Couture

Eloise Alice London is a couture bridal label dedicated in creating bespoke and stunning handmade gowns.  Bride Icon met the designer Eloise Alice at the recent Chelsea Wedding Fair where a varied selection of their beautiful dresses were featured at ...
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Jenny Packham

Wonder by Jenny Packham @ David’s Bridal

The celebrity British fashion designer Jenny Packham brings “Wonder” to David’s Bridal, with an exclusive line of beautiful bridal gowns created perfectly for the modern bride. Jenny Packham has dressed the likes of Kate Middleton, Adele, and Angelina Jolie. Now ...
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Makeup Plus

Makeup Plus Launches – The Ultimate Beauty Destination For London Fashion Week

During London Fashion Week, 17th – 21st February, the innovative beauty app, MakeupPlus will go from being a virtual destination for the hottest beauty looks to a reality. As the brand, in partnership with Fashion and Beauty Monitor, transforms London’s ...
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Nilofer Shahid

Nilofer Shahid @ Fashion Parade Bride, London

Fashion Parade Bride, London held in One Marylebone this week featured an array of diverse fashion designers from Pakistan all under one roof.   The invite-only event meticulously organised by Sadia Siddiqui, CEO of Mustang Productions provided a prestigious platform of ...
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Maria B

Maria B @ Fashion Parade Bride, London 2017

One of Pakistan’s renowned designers, Maria B presented her luxurious collection for the first time at Fashion Parade Bride in London this week.  From what we have gathered after speaking to this very astute designer, she has loved every moment of ...
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Coloured Diamonds For Valentine’s Day by Odendaal Diamonds

Odendaal Diamonds, the London-based bespoke jewellery specialist, is offering coloured diamonds especially for Valentine’s Day. Being rare, coloured diamonds they are highly sought after and therefore means they are an exquisite Valentine’s Day gift for that special person in your life ...
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Fashion Parade

Fashion Parade Bride & Luxury Pret: Monday, 6th Feb 2017 @ One Marylebone, London

Mustang Productions will celebrate Pakistan’s 70 years of Independence on Monday 6th February 2017 with the inaugural Fashion Parade Bride & Luxury Prêt, powered by Studio by TCS, at London’s historic former church, One Marylebone.  The exclusive event will showcase Pakistani ...
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David's Bridal

David’s Bridal – The Melissa Sweet Collection

We absolutely just love this stunning set of bridal dresses featured in David’s Bridal.  The Melissa Sweet collection is designed for the bride whose passion represents treasures of the historical age.  The splendid designs are a combination of modern romantic trends ...
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Art de Parfum

Who’s Up For A Gin & Tonic… Perfume!

Yes you heard it right!  Art de Parfum have launched a unique collection of fragrances with some exotic titles such as Sensual Oud, Excentrique Moi, Signature Wild, Sea Foam and, of course, Gin & Tonic Cologne.  Made in France the ...
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Pakistan Fashion Week

Pakistan Fashion Week 2016

Pakistan Fashion Week London is the brainchild of Team Riwayat which is headed up by directors from across Pakistan, India and the United Kingdom. Riwayat’s journey has been a rich one so far, and the 10th edition of PFW London ...
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The Lord Bute

The Lord Bute – Festive Wedding Show

The Lord Bute in Highcliffe is hosting a special wedding showcase, highlighting the boutique hotel’s unique glamour and panache on the 3rd December 2016. An upcoming wedding showcase at The Lord Bute will give soon-to-be-wed couples an opportunity to experience ...
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Grosvenor

Christmas Extravaganza @ Grosvenor House Hotel

Ameet Uberoi launches his Christmas Extravaganza at the Albemarle Suite, Grosvenor House Hotel, on Monday 28th November 2016 from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm showcasing some of the finest exhibitors in luxury, art, fashion and jewellery. The launch is also in aid ...
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chelsea wedding fair

Chelsea’s Enchanted Wedding Fair

Chelsea’s Enchanted Wedding Fair successfully obliged with all its charm and grace this weekend at Chelsea’s Old Town Hall in Kings Road, London.  The delightful setting brought together some of London’s finest wedding suppliers to present an outstanding collection of ...
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Red Dot Jewels

A Fashionable Evening With Red Dot Jewels

Entwined amongst their trademark for stunning jewellery pieces, Red Dot Jewels presented an evening of Diwali celebrations and fashion. Bride Icon were invited to view the illuminating range of asian jewellery, combined with a selection of beautiful fashion designs by renowned ...
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fragrances

Our Top 5 Fragrances This Season

Are looking for that extra special scent this season, or that last minute little something just for you?  We have put together a selection of our top 5 beautiful fragrances that will certainly define the final touches of your perfect day.  ...
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Urban Retreat

Urban Retreat at Harrods

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for the ultimate in bridal indulgence, then Urban Retreat have introduced the new Bespoke Bridal Package on the 5th Floor of the world’s most famous department store Harrods. Urban Retreat offers an exclusive ...
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Bohemian Chic Minerals

Bohemian Chic Minerals

BOHEMIAN CHIC MINERALS FOUNDATION GIFT SET – £79 Contains:  1 Pot Foundation- customised shade, 1 Pot Blusher – customised shade, 4 Colour Correctors (Hide & Seek, Banish Blemish, Cool Blue and Brighten up Pink) plus 1 Large Foundation Brush. Get flawless looking skin ...
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New York Bridal Week – Alon Livne “White” 2017 collection

Alon Livne featured his superb Alon Livne White 2017 bridal collection as this year’s New York Bridal Week – and from what we can see there’s no shortage of luxury or innovative designs!         Alon Livne has ...
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Galia Lahav

New York Bridal Week – Galia Lahav 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

How amazing was New York Bridal Week for you?  This year featured some stand out designs which we are sure to create a real buzz when it comes to choosing the ultimate bridal outfit.  Here we have put together some ...
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The sSeasons Hat

The Seasons Hats – Bridal Range

The Season Hats have launched their new bridal range of luxurious headwear for the ultra modern bride!   The husband and wife duo Paul Stafford and Selina Horshi behind this modern brand of headwear, offers to aim something new to ...
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