It was great to hear from the ladies at Morgan Davies Bridal boutique that last night’s bridal party in London was such a success. Sarah Lakin, the lucky winner of the free competition to win an Alan Hannah wedding dress also happened to be at the party so it was celebrations all round. It was a fantastic competition that I covered here on the site a couple of weeks ago and what a great prize – I wore an Alan Hannah ‘All that Jazz’ dress to my wedding and LOVED it– he is, in my eyes, a brilliant wedding designer.
Not only that it sounds like the whole evening was a roaring success – I was gutted to have missed it actually, as I heard that there were lots of brides to be there and lots of fabulous suppliers. There was Cando photography (I have already featured some of his work in my real life wedding sections – the very popular post on Gems and Ali’s real life wedding in Yorkshire), Penny from Tigerlily wedding planning, who I am dying to meet and have heard great things about, and Annalize and all the crew from Morgan Davies Bridal to name but a few. Bertie Bow who is a singer and violinist provided the music all evening long – according to the guests she was brilliant and ’should sing everywhere’.
The event was held at the stylish Zetter hotel, in Farringdon, giving brides the chance to see the bridal suite, which apparently is the perfect place to get ready for your wedding. What a shame I didn’t get to make it, but so glad it was such a success. Many congrats to Sarah, who won the competition – I bet you are going to look gorgeous in your dress and I can’t wait to hopefully cover your wedding in our real life weddings section.
Its good to hear a few words from Annalize who organised the event.
“Morgan Davies hosted their very first Bridal Boutique Party at the Zetter Hotel last night. We had some wonderful brides attending. There was lots to see, infact if you were a savvie bride you could have almost planned the whole wedding under one roof, which is what we entended. Brides are busy and the whole evening was set up to make your life easy. The contributors are tried and tested and recommended by Morgan Davies on a regular basis. It was lovely for girls to meet the people behind the business cards and see that they all wanted to make a bride’s day as special as possible. We had a wonderful informal fashion show, wich showcased a selection that has something for everyone. Jenny Packham, Alan Hannah, Blue Bridalwear, Jesus Piero and new designer Stephanie James were amongst the featured gowns. The Zetter Hotel had some lovely canapes to try and each girl had a glass of champagne on arrival. We also had a draw for some prizes, which were jewellery from Dinnie Hall, something secret from Tallulah Lingerie, 3 tiara’s from Morgan Davies, a wedding bouque from Dansk and of course the all important Alan Hannah wedding dress which was won by Sarah Lakin, much to her surprise”
This is the list of tried and tested suppliers as recommended by Morgan Davies, based in Islington – I will I am sure get round to speaking with each one of them individually and covering their ‘wears and tears’ in more detail.
Dinny Hall (jewellers)
Bertie Bow (singer and violinist)
A suit that fits (bespoke tailoring)
The Zetter Hotel
Tiger Lilly Wedding Planners
Penhalligons (fragrance profiling)
Neal’s Yard (organic remedies)
Fresh Hairdressing and Spa
Nicky Hambleton Jones (for helping the mother of the bride to find her outfit)
The White Wardrobe (bridesmaids dresses)
If you were lucky enough to be there let me know your thoughts on the night and please leave a comment ….