Wedding shows are a fantastic way to bring your squad together while getting to know an array of suppliers (and inevitably their discounts!) in one conveniently, pimped up decorated booth location. But their not for everyone! ‘The crowds are too big’, ‘You’re not paying attention’, ‘That’s it I’ve had enough i’m coming back with your mother!‘ Those were the passing comments Annie from W+P picked up before she had even walked through the London NWS’s main doors! So we’ve taken a hit for the team & done the hard work for you sifting through the aisle’s of over 250 stalls to find the best London wedding suppliers so you don’t have to!
So if your natural habitat is less exhibition hall & more the comfort of the digital world, read ahead for W+P’s Top Wedding Supplier Picks from the 2017 London National Wedding Show!
Best London wedding supplier for Florals & Props: Lavenders of London
Lavenders of London’s wedding show stand was absolutely breath taking. As we stepped into their floral whimsical dream it definitely got us into the wedding show spirit! Lavenders specialise in wedding & event decorations, stocking a huge range of beautiful silk flowers, candles, ribbons, signs & all your current on trend wedding styling supplies. They also have a large array of items for hire, such as post boxes, trees, decorated arches, lanterns & birdcages. Not only is hiring a great money saving solution, it also cuts down on space. So this avoids you’re having awkward conversations with visiting house guests post wedding when they notice that there is an array of white lanterns and lace bunting stretching from one side of your living room to the other……yes guilty as charged!
If you’re more hands on & want to also see Lavenders of London come to life then you can visit their show room 6 days a week where Faye and her team will help you with your purchase & hiring needs. If you’re time poor, the team can do it all for you from selecting the right decorations to suit your theme, to working with their expert florists to build your own dream flower wall that would even make Kanye drool! Want to reach out to Lavenders? Contact them here!
Best London wedding supplier for Bridal Gowns: Katya Katya Shehurina
If there’s one thing that W+P are obsessed with when it comes to wedding gowns, it’s lace, lace and more lace! So when we stumbled across the Boho bridal dream that is Katya Katya Shehurina’s designs, it was love at first sight! Katya & her team skillfully create vintage inspired wedding gowns only using the finest of materials of modern and vintage inspired French laces, Italian Silks and handmade embellished detailing using Swarovski elements. If you want to step aside from the normal traditional styles & silhouettes, instead bringing a fresh approach to your bohemian bridal look that truly reflects who you are, then this designer is for you!
Their latest 2016/17 Bridal collection ‘Flowers of the Valley’ was inspired by the picturesque settings of the countryside. French floral, decorative lace and tulle’s movement flow like the soft breeze of the Valleys fresh air. Mixing versatility with all of her gowns and encouraging the bride to show her true colour, Katya brings in soft tones of pastel lilacs and powder pink to her creations. Joint with the continuing popular choices of Nude, Off-white and Sky Blue slips, they bring diversity in the bride’s gowns allowing her to change from ceremony to reception mode with ease without needing a dress change!
Candy pin stripe French lace is a new bold step with Katya’s designs elongating the body joint with the crisp scalloped edging taking the design to a whole new unique & elegant space.
Want to know the best part? You can own your beautiful Katya creation without spending your whole wedding budget! With their collections ranging from £1400-£3100 with bespoke gowns starting at £3500! So now you have the choice to adapt one of her creations or go completely bespoke & enjoy being a wedding planner & fashion designer in the process! Contact them here to arrange an appointment at their London showroom. Her new Morning Mist collection will be available from this April so watch this space!
Best London wedding supplier for Wedding cakes (with a twist): Angie Scott Cakes
W+P saw quite a commotion coming from Angie Scott Cakes booth & when we could finally get to the front we understood why. HELLO projection mapping wedding cakes! Yes that’s right, bring your cake dreams & your relationship’s special story, interests & personality to life with video mapped projection technology! Hello edible game changer & goodbye boring PPT photo slideshows on repeat! Angie Scott were one of the first UK companies to offer this innovative sweet technology, and have the capability to create your own fully customised and bespoke wedding cake so it’s just as one of a kind as you guys!
Want to have a bad ass video cake but don’t want to let go of the traditional decorated cake dream? Angie Scott decorate 2 sides with icing, flowers, figurines & any other features so you don’t have to sacrifice – you can have both! I don’t know about you, but that’s sure one big statement i’d love to see at the next wedding we attend! Want to arrange a quote? Get in touch here!
Best London wedding supplier for ‘all in one’ Photography & Videography: Oh Snap UK
Hannah and the team at Oh Snap UK offer the full photographic package! From intimate, up close & personal, documentary style pictures and video capturing your special day, to their personalised photo booth ensuring that you don’t miss those candid guest moments. Keeping everyone entertained at your wedding is costly, but Oh Snap’s photo booth’s come fully stocked with as many props as your post wedding red wine brain heart desires! They are story tellers, wanting to not only capture your special day but you two as a couple.
Their packages are just as personalised, tailoring your wedding day package to your needs, time schedule and locations, as they know that wedding photography is not a one size fits all solution. So if you want to relive your wedding day, whether this is your first kiss or dance while producing a cinematic masterpeice that would make Quentin Tarantino proud, these guys have you covered! Get in touch with the Oh Snap team here!
Best London wedding supplier for bridal accessories: Crown & Glory Accessories in collaboration with Rock N Roll Bride
Wedding industry celeb Kat Williams & her dear friend Sophie aka the Queen of Alternative bridal accessories have collaborated together in over 4 collections, branching into Veils in the Summer of 2015. Kat & Sophie are firm believers that if your bold sense of style does not have to be left at the wedding shop door when you become a bride. Kat says, “These veils are for the babes with punk rock in their hearts who leave a trail of glitter & magic as they stomp down the aisle. They’re for the girls who match their hair to their favourite lipstick. They’re for brides who want to rock their own breed of weirdness on their wedding day!” Ladies, Wendy + Peter thank you!
All pieces can be entirely customised to suit your wedding colour theme & style with their beautiful glitter bows coming in 30 YES 30 colours to chose from! Each bow is attached to an ivory birdcage veil on a comfortable silvertone aliceband…at last a wedding veil made for not only walking down the aisle, but crowd surfing the night away!
Their latest 2017 collection is not only made up of 7 glorious bridal veils but also accompanying pieces for your bridesmaids! And with prices starting from as little as £30, their not only stunning but affordable! So brides who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, this collection is for you! Check out their beautiful hair accessories, flower crown kits & veils here!
Best London wedding supplier for stationary: Marry Me by Amoretti
Luca and the team at Marry Me by Amoretti’s philosophy on wedding stations is very simple: No two couples wedding invitations should ever look the same. So it’s no surprise that they pride themselves in producing beautiful bespoke wedding invitations that have been made personally for you! Because just like us, their sick of the same tired invitation cards coming through the mailbox with the only main difference between the 2 names that have been printed on it!
Remember the good ol’ saying first impressions count? Well this couldn’t be more true when it comes to your wedding stationary. Because from the moment your first save the dates head out the door, you’re providing your guests a ‘sneak peak’ into what your big day is going to look like, whether this be location or the wedding theme & styling….so you want to get it right! The team only use the finest paper & cards, with all stationary being hand printed…now that’s DIY without the hassle! Get in touch with the team here!
Best London wedding photographer: White Rabbit Photography
W+P were drawn to White Rabbit Photography Limited’s gorgeous work & when we found out they were a all female team shooting we were even more excited! White Rabbit cater for UK & destination weddings – shooting across the globe. The team have over 10 years professional photography experience, applying the skills, attention to detail & their wealth of experience to all shoots, ensuring that they can adapt to their environment & find the best shot in any scene.
Their main priority is their couple & guests comfort, because of that they work closely with the couple to truly understanding their needs and specifications, before, during & after their special day. It’s important to work with suppliers that love what they do, and there’s no doubt that these guys love creating beautiful & timeless imagery that our W+P couples can cherish forever. White Rabbit specialise in not only engagement & wedding shoots, but from bumps, babies & beyond – click here to get in touch & find a package that suits your needs!
So there you have it Wifeys & Hubbies to be! Your ultimate best London Wedding Supplier picks of this year’s National Wedding show signed, sealed & delivered. Happy wedding planning lovers!