This week, for no particular reason, we are having a London special and I have written about three of Claire’s favourite wedding venues in the capital. Firstly a round up of some of the wonderful work out talented stylists have been doing.
Carlos our talented London based stylist sent this stunning photo from a fashion shoot where he created the hair and make up artistry.
Holly is our skilled stylist who is based in the South West of England. She worked on a lovely wedding a couple of weeks ago.
This is lovely bride Gemma, holly created a natural looking make up look which really helps radiate Gemma’s skin and a really pretty updo.
Holly also designed this pretty look for Ashleigh’s prom.
Three Top London Wedding Venues
The Mandarin Oriental
As a truly incredible wedding venue choice, you could not look higher then one of London’s most celebrated 5 star luxury hotel , Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park … this place just emanates opulence, style and elegance .Centrally located, Mandarin Oriental, London has played host to some of the most grand society weddings but can also offer a much more intimate setting should you so wish, the same attention to detail being paid no matter what the party size. There is a selection of stunning function rooms for your special day. The Ballroom, with it’s dramatic floor to ceiling windows, fabulous gilded chandeliers and the chance to use the Royal Entrance onto Hyde Park ( with permission from the Royal Parks) is a visual feast and is perhaps the most regal of settings for your wedding. The Carlyle Room which adjoins it can be used simultaneously or separately depending on the size of your party . The Loggia is adjacent to the Ballroom and has immense views out over Hyde Park and sunlight just pours through the huge windows out to the Mandarin Terrace which has panoramic views of the whole of London and is perfect for your wedding photographs. As a finishing touch Mandarin Oriental also offer the services of a toastmaster, who can announce the names of your guests as they arrive,ensure seating arrangements go to plan and introduce all the wedding speeches.
Fulham Place is one of Claire’s absolute favourite wedding venues to work at and to visit. Although the present building dates from around the 15th century, this location is of medieval origin and was the county home of the Bishops of London from at least the 9th century until 1975, since 2011, the palace and grounds have been run by Fulham Palace Trust. Excavations in the grounds of Fulham Palace have revealed the remains of several former large scale buildings , even evidence of Neolithic and Roman settlements. Fulham Palace is not only and astonishing and important historic venue but they also cater for every aspect of your wedding day wishes. The wedding services here have a monumental reputation for being the best, they will help plan your wedding leaving no detail unchecked, from flowers to menus, perfection will be achieved!All Saints Church is to the rear of the palace and you can have your ceremony here, the church has original stained glass windows, a working organ and a wonderfully wide aisle for you to walk down, like royalty. Just outside are the woods and the palace gardens. This is a truly incredible wedding venue to choose, combining history, style and exemplary service.
The Landmark London
Here is a really unique and quintessentially English venue for your wedding.The Landmark, London is not only one of the most popular hotels in the capital but also one of the most architecturally interesting. Once a grand Victorian railway hotel, this luxury hotel dates from 1899, what is now a luxury 5 star hotel has various permutations over the years. It was a convalescent home during the Second World War and served as a military office building for many years afterwards as well as the headquarters of the British Railways Board. Nowadays it is a name synonymous with luxury and style. The Ballroom with imposing marble pillars, large windows and chandeliers has been the setting for many weddings and balls and can accommodate up to 500 The Grand Ballroom is the most spacious of the venues and can be split in two or used as one huge room accommodating up to 750 guests , it has floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers to add to the sumptuous luxury feel. Boasting original décor dating from when the hotel opened in 1899, the Drawing room has its own personality which is accentuated by the fine wood panelling and other unique architectural features.and can accommodate up to 300 , The Empire room can accommodate up to 250 for receptions and is basked in natural daylight.. For something more intimate however, the Tower Suite on the 5th floor is available for up to 60 guests, this overlooks the hotels’ marvellous atrium. Finally there is Gazebo which lies under the stunning eight story atrium at the heart of the hotel and is perfect for a reception of up to 300.So, completely spoilt for choice here, the Landmark, London will provide you with your own wedding manger who will be on hand with professional and friendly guidance throughout the whole of your wedding planning and day. A truly dream wedding venue in the heart of London.