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Taking a break from wedding planning in Buckinghamshire, ISWD attended the Atelier Wedding Showcase, hosted by Quintessentially Weddings at London’s Somerset House on the 29th & 30th March 2014. An invitation-only event ‘for the discerning bride and groom’, Atelier’s showcase of some of the world’s finest artisan wedding suppliers certainly wowed its attendees. The showcase was immaculately presented at its iconic venue, with an array of suppliers from the world of weddings and luxury brands exhibiting their work. Guests were treated to delicious delicacies by 5* caterers Urban Caprice as they explored the exhibiting supplier areas.

Fashion was up first, and it proved hard to prise ourselves away from lusting after shoes by Christian Louboutin. The void was quickly filled by gazing at the wedding dresses featured at Browns Bride and then familiarising with Chanel’s new service for Brides, which launches from their store in Covent Garden. Their new beauty school bridal service teaches how to flawlessly apply wedding day & honeymoon makeup in a way that replicates the need for a professional artist (and will no doubt prove extremely handy during your honeymoon!) Lessons are held in-store and the service includes a charming bespoke journal that safely documents a complete guide of your attended tutorial sessions.

Moving through the showcase, it was great to see fantastic suppliers who most definitely feature in ISWD’s little white bookCutture showcased more of their intricate laser cut works, and the area devoted to Paul Antonio and his calligraphy was a firm favourite. You can marvel at more of his work (in action yesterday!) via the BBC here. It was also a pleasure to finally meet the man behind the famous floral designs Rob Van Helden, and get whimsical and dreamy over the flower girl and bridesmaid dress creations by esteemed designer Nicki Macfarlane. Mouthwatering cakes by Fiona Cairns also pulled in the punters, as did the remarkable feature florals by Shane Connelly Flowers.

Atelier thoroughly inspired; the entire spectrum of the planning process was presented, from invitation designs through to your honeymoon. It comes highly recommended if you’ve just got engaged and are about to commence your wedding planning.

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Photo credits

Top images, from left: Urban Caprice 5* CaterersFiona Cairns CakesShane Connelly Flowers.

Footer images, clockwise from left: ChanelRob Van Helden Floral DesignCuttureElizabeth FillmoreVera Wang & Johanna Johnson dresses featured by Browns Bride.

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