Personal recommendations are always best.   I’ve been a bride too, and some of these I know to be excellent from personal experience; the others from working very happily and successfully alongside them.


Oh I’ve seen so many – and it’s hard to narrow it down.   But my favourites have always been from:



I’ve watched all of these people work their magic on brides and they excel at creating that inner glow of confidence that comes from looking exactly like yourself, only better:

Kelly at



I’ve seen both florists deliver jaw-dropping, wildly creative and ravishing floral arrangements to rave reviews.

and a new discovery - which does particularly beautiful wedding arrangements.

CATERERS & PARTY DESIGN - Georgie did my own wedding 12 years ago, and the canapés still come up in conversation.   Scrumptious food and stunning parties: seriously impressive. - the most glorious, the most lavish, the most ‘everything’ parties and weddings, here and abroad. I’m hoping some of the glamour has rubbed off.. - Nicky's a perfectionist, in the nicest possible way. Food looks amazing, tastes even better.


MUSIC - we’ve worked together numerous times (including at my own wedding – not strictly work, but first-hand experience undoubtedly). The only band that will entice me to have a boogie myself after 14 hours on my feet. Laugh-out-loud brilliant. - their version of ‘You Can Call Me Al’ was unbelievably close to the real thing – better probably.

VIDEOGRAPHERS - the man’s an Artist, that’s all there is to it. - almost invisible, yet always where it matters; charms all ages; a class act. - I don’t speak Dutch either, but don’t worry – Fried-jan speaks impeccable English, and his ‘same-day’ movies (i.e. shooting as far as dinner, then editing at the speed of light before showing the footage to ecstatic and emotional guests the same evening) take some beating. - you’ll have to watch a couple of their movies to see how it’s done – great fun, a total ice-breaker, and a hilarious memory of a wonderful occasion.


So many of the best wedding cakes I’ve seen recently have been made with love and lots of bowl-licking by family and friends, but for those who decide to let someone else wear the ovengloves, these bakers can’t be beaten:

Karen at

OTHER WEDDING SUPPLIERS: - I’ve seen Mike Herbert cut a silhouette of a bride & groom, Aston Martin, dog and glasses of champagne in about 60 seconds.   Astonishing . - OK, I sang with them for 20 years, so I’m a little biased. But this really is one of the best choirs in London, and they can send small groups to weddings to sing whatever you like. - brilliant singers masquerading as staff - hilarious and uplifting. - Jesse's your man.  Nightclubs, ballrooms - you name it.  And rather good-looking staff..