This past week 5 Star Wedding Directory received a lovely invitation to attend the intimate and stylish Portal Restaurant & Bar on St John Street in Farringdon. The Portuguese restaurant teamed up with outstanding millinery expert Katherine Elizabeth to host “The Boutique Bridal Bazaar.” The evening provided brides-to-be with an excellent opportunity to meet a hand-picked selection of noted and exceptional wedding suppliers from around London in a welcoming & friendly atmosphere over delicious canapés and Joseph Perrier champagne.
Here at 5 Star Wedding Directory Blog, we always aim to find the latest trends and newest products from exceptional companies. The Bridal Boutique proved to be a perfect opportunity to meet some of the wonderful suppliers that really caught our attention.
Bordello is a luxurious bespoke lingerie ‘and all things boudoiresque’ boutique, they have a small collection of cherry-picked designers each with their own specific styles and ranges.
Renowned for their beautiful array of alluring vintage lingerie pieces designed and revamped with a modern boudoir style, we were captivated by the designs. From the luxurious underwear, body sculpting seamless undergarments, stunning & chic bridal headwear to the glamorous and very popular burlesque corsets, we could see why they were so popular.
Bordello can be found and contacted through their online website or at their store on Great Eastern Street in London.
As the evening continued we later discovered and spoke to the BellViso team, this is for the bride that wants to achieve flawless skin on her wedding day. Bellviso, meaning beautiful face in Italian, provide the evolution to the traditional makeup application process delivering Hollywood’s best kept secret for perfect skin. Hellen Gooden, founder of BellViso explains “It provides a classic, natural and beautiful tone to the face which gives a picture perfect finish every time”
Bellviso provide a selection of bridal makeup services in store on High Street Kensington ideal for the bride looking for modern and stunning make-up for her big day.
Our superb conclusion to the evening had us speak to the award winning millinery designer Katherine Elizabeth. She showcased a ravishing collection of classic, vintage and beautiful headpieces perfect for the bride, mother of the bride or the wedding guest.
Each hat is a custom made to elegantly compliment the gown, hair and shape of face. The seamless and clean designs have been noted and commissioned by John Galliano whilst clients include the beautiful Dita Von Teese. Katherine’s outstanding work can be found online and more intimately at her studio in St. Johns Square. She also provides millinery parties/classes which have proven very popular with brides as an alternative way to celebrate a bridal party with friends.
We had a fantastic evening meeting and learning from some of the excellent bespoke luxury wedding suppliers in a beautiful event space tasting some delectable foods and listening to some wonderful live music. A great start to the week.
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