There is an air of excitement in the royal calendar as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot on Saturday 19th May.
Here we take a break from bricks and mortar to launch our first Belgravia wedding guide. It’s our pick of the best bridal boutiques and accessories with a royal twist. You will find everything from bridal wear to bridal hair.
Bridal wear: Stewart Parvin
Motcomb Street’s own Stewart Parvin is dressmaker to the Queen, and designed Zara Phillips’ ivory silk wedding gown. The London team, overseen by Stewart, will create a made-to-measure dress to treasure.
For more information, visit http://stewartparvin.com
Bridal hair: Errol Douglas
Also, on Motcomb Street, the Errol Douglas salon is big on bridal hair. Once you have settled on your dress, consult your stylist for the ideal look. Leave as much time as possible before the wedding day to perfect the condition, colour and length of your hair, as you may need several visits to the salon. Your stylist can come to you on the morning of your wedding, wherever you will be in the world, to ensure your hair is your crowning glory.
For more information, visit http://erroldouglas.com/
Flowers: Neill Strain’s
In West Halkin Street, Neill Strain’s lavish floral arrangements are so spectacular they can be seen some distance from the boutique. The scent reaches out across the Belgravia pavement. Brides can pick up plenty of tips and ideas from Neill’s bridal blogs which cover the essential bouquet, fairytale arrangements for the church and magical table settings for the reception.
For more information, visit www.neillstrain.com/boutique/
Rings: Elizabeth Gage
Also, on West Halkin Street, jeweller Elizabeth Gage MBE creates meaningful and symbolic handcrafted wedding and engagement rings. Whether you choose from the showroom collection, or have your own custom-made design, it will be crafted in 18-carat gold in the UK. You can even incorporate a family heirloom or existing tone to add extra meaning.
For more information, visit https://elizabeth-gage.com/
Jeroboams can be found on Pont Street. This, as the name suggests, is the go-to store for champagne as well as, increasingly, English sparkling wines. Staff will help you choose the perfect wine for your wedding day. They arrange delivery, set up credit accounts, offer free glass hire and a sale or return facility.
For more information, visit https://jeroboams.co.uk
Pampering: Grace of Belgravia
No bride could be expected to arrive at her wedding without a little pampering, and Grace of Belgravia will ensure you are in tip-top condition. Whether it’s getting in shape at the gym or achieving a radiant glow in the spa, you can be sure that you’ll emerge from the West Halkin Street haven relaxed and fully groomed.
For more information, visit https://www.gracebelgravia.com/
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
With toes looking beautiful, soul-tingling shoes are needed and you can’t go wrong at Christian Louboutin on Motcomb Street. From patent or crepe, to sparkly, you’ll find plenty of wedding choices and if you can’t splash out on your wedding day, when can you?
For more information, visit http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/uk_en/store/christian-louboutin-london-motcomb
Tiaras: Bentley and Skinner
Top that special hair with a dazzling tiara. Bentley and Skinner can be found a bit further afield in Piccadilly, but they come with impeccable credentials. Jewellers to the Queen and to Prince Charles, they have a range of tiaras to rent or buy. Bentley and Skinner tiaras were seen gracing the waves of Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) in Downton Abbey.
For more information, visit www.bentley-skinner.co.uk
Lingerie: Luna Mae
A bride needs luxury next to her skin, too. Luna Mae, based in Elizabeth Street, will work with you to make your vision come true. From morning robes for the big day, to bespoke lingerie the team offers exclusive embroideries, complimentary monogramming and exquisite fabrics.
For more information, visit www.lunamaelondon.com/bridal
The Groom: Buckleigh of London
Who could forget the groom! “Chelsea’s hidden secret” provides bespoke tailoring. Alternatively, morning suits or tailcoats can be hired for all the groomsmen. Buckleigh of London, located in Lower Sloane Street, also offers all the accessories – cufflinks, braces, cravats and waistcoats.
For more information, visit www.buckleighoflondon.com
So, there we have it. Everything you need for your wedding day distilled into just a few streets across Belgravia. And if you, or the royal couple are looking for a new home, we can help, too.