Welcome to Absolutely Beautiful Weddings

On Sunday 28th March, an intimate new wedding show, Absolutely Beautiful Weddings, will take place at Claridges. This event will give brides a taste of the ultimate in wedding luxury. Twelve of the UK’s most exclusive wedding services, dress and accessory designers, are joining forces in conjunction with Wedding Magazine, to host an exclusive event filled with individual, stylish, wedding ideas.

Brides, their families and friends will enjoy bubbly and sweet canapes, whilst receiving advice and styling tips from couture wedding dress designer Sassi Holford and shoe and accessory designer Emmy Scarterfield. Magpie Vintage are on hand to create one off jewellery, reworking vintage pieces. Couture milliner Edwina Ibbotson will work with brides, mothers of the brides or guests to create incredible, artistic veils, headdresses or hats. Nicki MacFarlane will be showcasing her beautiful flower girl dresses and page boy outfits. A ‘Pop Up’ shop by bridal boutique, Luella’s Boudoir, will showcase bridesmaid dresses, lingerie, jewellery and hair accessories. Their wedding planning team will also be on hand to assist with any planning queries. Kaz Fernando, experienced bridal make-up artist, will be demonstrating her flair for perfecting the ultimate bridal look.

For those looking for something totally yummy, the unique Utterly Sexy Café will give advice on how to style a beautiful event, as well as discuss menus and cakes. Award Winning Photographer, Julia Boggio's team, will capture the ambience of this glam event and you can also book them to photograph all of your special moments too. The rooms will be scented by Hayford & Rhodes blooms and these floral experts will be happy to advise you on the flowers for your wedding. Illustrator Charlotte Hewson of bespoke Chartula Stationery will spark some unique and personal ideas for your wedding stationery and there will be music by Tenors Unlimited, who have flown all around the globe to entertain at some of the most glamorous events in the world.

Tickets cost £15.00 and are available from http://www.absolutelybeautifulweddings.co.uk/

For Press Information Contact Jules at MLPR, 020 8537 0011 or Jules@mlpr.co.uk

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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hayford and rhodes at Absolutely beautiful weddings

Amy, Laura and Joanna are three sisters who have taken over one of London’s oldest and most prestigious florists, William Hayford and transformed it into Hayford & Rhodes. The Rhodes sisters decided to leave their old careers to follow their utter love of flowers. A challenge not to be sniffed at, the girls have initiated the rebranding of the company with a modern edge, whilst maintaining the timeless elegance synonymous with
William Hayford.

Chartula Studio

Spring Time Luxuries!

Chartula is so excited to be a part of Absolutely Beautiful Weddings!

What a Winter it has been! At Chartula we've loved the snow, the Christmas spirit and the dawn of a new decade, but now we're looking forward to the fresh flavours of Spring, and what better way to begin the wedding season than joining our favourite suppliers at Claridges on 28th March for Absolutely Beautiful Weddings.

We were simply thrilled to be asked to take part in this exclusive event - what a fab idea bringing together these top end suppliers all under one stunning roof!Alongside the beautiful Emmy Shoes, stunning dress designer Sassi Halford, glamorous jewellers Magpie Vintage and many others we'll be showing you our latest stationery designs - catch the first glimpse of our gorgeous new laser cut invitations, pretty new floral range and see our new printing options and colours for our ever popular Create! stationery, all hot off the press and perfect for 2010!

We're dying to share our new creations with you, but what we're also really excited about is chatting to you lovely brides and grooms in person! An exclusive event like this is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet the actual designers from these couture companies - and our Chartula founders and designers will be on hand for you to quiz about all things stationery - from style, etiquette and colour advice to unusual bespoke requests or just a little help deciding what you'd like. We have loads of hot new tips and trends to share with you and can't wait to hear all about you and your big day!

What more could a girl want?!!

Please do join us for what promises to be a day of luxurious wedding indulgence - we're counting the days to 28th March!

See you there!

The Chartula Team x

Sassi Holford

The Absolutely Beautiful Weddings Show
December 10, 2009
This weekend, I enjoyed a rare supper with two great friends and found myself chatting with them about a new show I'm attending at Claridge's on 28 March next year called The Absolutely Beautiful Weddings Show. I was moved and amazed by both of my friends - Jo, just back from Harvard and Jane, a consultant anaesthetist - offering to help for the sheer love of it!
'Girls! It's hard work!' Yet, I know it's also an irresistible mix of fun and glamour so, I've accepted their offer, sparking great excitement!
The show certainly looks set to be a lovely, intimate affair full of gorgeous indulgences! Joining me are a select gro, including Magpie Vintage and Emmy Shoes. Websites of others are below.
Also there, are the great Tenors Unlimited. They sang to me in a champagne reception at the Designer Wedding Show earlier this year, and my knees just melted! They sing at weddings and believe me, they are truly unforgettable! Swoon, swoon!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Julia Boggio Photography

Julia Boggio offers sublime wedding photography and film, nationally and internationally. Her fun, colourful and quirky style has gained her the reputation of being one of the top wedding photographers in the UK. Julia is also a regular columnist for Photo Pro magazine, the UK's biggest magazine for professional photographers, and she has written for Condé Nast Brides, Wedding Ideas, and The British Journal of Photography. In 2009, her photography was on 8 magazine covers in the UK, including Cosmo Bride. Julia and her partner in life and business, James, gained international notoriety after their wedding video of their Dirty Dancing first dance went viral on You Tube. As a result, they have appeared together on BBC Breakfast, Richard & Judy, ITV News, GMTV, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Julia danced with Patrick Swayze himself. James, who comes from the film & TV industry, partnered up with Julia last year to start offering wedding documentary films to her clients. They have recently opened up a fine art portrait studio in Wimbledon and Julia's pin up photography is already taking the UK by storm.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Magpie Vintage at Claridges

An event at Claridges?? What more can we say were ecstatic to be working in partnership with all the beautiful people on the Absolutely Beautiful Weddings event.
Promising to be a very special with a quirky twist! x

Luella's Boudoir

Rachel Attwell Owner Luella's Boudoir

I am so excited that I have been asked to be part of this beautiful new bridal event. Claridges is such a fabulous venue and I know that our brides are going to love it! I shall be bringing along all of our latest bridesmaids dress designs, together with some cute little undies and gorgeous bridal garters and Tiffany our Luella's Wedding Planner will also be there to talk about bridal theming and help brides with any planning queries that they have.

Love The Luella's Team xxx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Utterly Sexy Cafe

Brides need look no further than
Absolutely Beautiful Weddings.
If you are looking for unusual and individual wedding suppliers this is the place to be. The Utterly Sexy Café is thrilled to be part of Absolutely Beautiful Weddings because they truly will be.

The Utterly Sexy Café will create a dramatically elegant wedding reception with that gloriously vintage look using fresh flowers, decorations, antique props and vintage tableware, delicious food and drinks all in stunning style to make this day a very memorable occasion for you and your guests to talk about for years to come ~
and for all the right reasons.