Considering her favourite colour is 'gliver' (a sparkly combination of gold and silver), who better to finish our Olympic medal-filled season than the fabulous Alexandra Merri of The Bijou Bride.
Viewing The Bijou Bride's portfolio, iconic images of Hollywood starlets from days gone by are conjured up in the shoots she has styled. Her vision is clearly inspired by her love for the big screen - admitting that she enjoys the element of escapism that comes from watching films. No stranger to the entertainment industry herself, Alexandra has both the imagination and the experience to help brides plan their own oscar worthy weddings.
Alexandra works hard to ensure the weddings she creates are unique and personal to the bride and groom themselves and has been kind enough today to give me a little insight into what she does. So, without further introduction, I'll hand over to The Bijou Bride herself!
p.s...when you've finished, make sure you take a little look at this too.
...more like that of a Set Designer than a traditional wedding stylist or planner. I offer a range of flexible, affordable services to suit every bride and every budget. I am obsessed with ambience and hidden details. I weave all my clients' passions and personalities into seamless, unforgettable wedding days that they enjoy from start to finish. My role is whatever my clients need it to be: creative consultant, personal shopper, venue dresser, coordinator or best friend.
...bespoke. It's not about my style but the style of my clients and how we express that throughout their wedding. It is key that the bride and groom's personalities infuse every element of their day.
...the ultimate expression of you as a couple. And they should be nothing but fun.
...Jenny and James were the loveliest couple. They were keen to DIY as many elements as possible. It was wonderful to see the theme we had created come to life and as this photo demonstrates, Jenny and James beamed and enjoyed every moment. Just as it should be!
…have lots of ideas. I pride myself on giving my clients choice - the decisions regarding suppliers should always be theirs.
…leave the house without wearing a bit of make up!
A little slice of vintage cool with the most outstanding cocktails. Be sure to dress for the occasion.
Wilden Bride London - www.wildenbridelondon.com
I meet a lot of Brides who are unbelievably stressed about finding the one dream wedding dress. It is hard to find a perfect combination of all the design elements you love and when that is the case - I always recommend Wilden London. Charlotte Wilden creates bespoke wedding dresses and has a way of putting you at ease immediately. Charlotte created a dress for me recently so I can personally vouch for her incredible skills.
Barking Bathhouse - www.barkingbathhouse.com
Weddings are stressful so it is important to take some time out. Barking Bathhouse is a quirky little spot to get your chill on with affordable spa treatments and natural cocktails.
Oh...and although she never actually told me this herself...I do remember seeing this gorgeous little shoot not so long ago over on the rather wonderful Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.
And don't forget, if you have a wedding supplier you think should get a shout out in one of our 'Find My' features - send me a little email with their details and I'll get in contact with them.
In the meantime, enjoy the upcoming week and pop back tomorrow to find out what I did with these guys at the weekend!