Luxury wedding brand Bridelux held its first ever USA Atelier last weekend at the InterContinental Barclay New York, creating a wonderfully bespoke experience for over 700 couples and wedding industry professionals alike. With promises of luxury, elegance, and inspiration from the highest quality of brands not typically found at bridal shows, the event held on Sunday did not disappoint. Complete with a full array of luxury brands, wedding venues, and services, participants included Reem Acra, Monvieve, Ladurée, Louis XIII, Taj Hotels, Vivienne Westwood, Ceci New York, Colin Cowie and Rafanelli Events, among many others.
On our recent trip to find the best destination wedding venues in Abu Dhabi we were keen to learn about the wedding traditions and cultures in the United Arab Emirates and how they differ so much from our own.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest Emirate in the country is steeped in culture and beauty. With it’s stunning beaches, glistening waters and year round sunshine there are a host of new resort venues opening and we predict that Abu Dhabi is all set to rival Dubai for those looking to have a luxury destination wedding. We’ve been to check out the best venues for couples planning a luxury wedding in Abu Dhabi and we loved what we saw. As marriage laws only permit residents to legally marry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and there isn’t a quick way to get residency, it is sensible to complete the legalities at home first, leaving you free to have the ceremony of your choice once you are here.
Tying the knot overseas and but haven’t thought about how you’re going to transport your wedding dress? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to start thinking about it now! Many brides will be considering which materials and fabrics they want for their dress when looking to see what will travel well, while others will be looking at what style dress they think will pack the best. Whichever you’re prioritising, we’ve put together the 4 top things you need to consider when travelling with a wedding dress.
We’ve spoken to Aimee Dunne, luxury wedding planner, to find out about her top ten venues in one of her favourite locations to plan a luxury wedding.Overlooking the bay of St Tropez, Le Beauvallon is one of the original Belle Époque palaces on the French Riviera. This grand private residence has been redesigned in recent years and includes 44 rooms including the Sky Pad penthouse with floor to ceiling glass windows and unspoiled views of St Tropez. The property offers the perfect setting for a glamorous, secluded wedding, along with its own ballroom, beach club and helipad.
Olive groves, the Peloponnese countryside and rocky coves surround this exclusive resort to give you and your guests the ultimate Greek escape while celebrating your big day. Choose from a range of locations to hold your ceremony and reception including the Ampitheatre, Beach Club, the Fire Pit, Pool Restaurant or The Bar which overlooks our lavender fields. Each with their own individual quirks, showcasing the beautiful landscapes that surround the resort.
As one of the more luxurious destinations in Greece, getting married in Elounda, Crete, could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Elounda is brimming with a number of high-flying five star resorts that are perfect for an overseas celebration, and we’ve picked some of our favourite wedding venues in the area.
Bridelux is a new brand in the world of exquisite and luxurious weddings, founded by James Lord and recently acquired by Ocean Media Group, catering to the top tier of the market. For brides with high attention to detail and interests in the finest design-led products and services, Bridelux shows should be your first point of call. Their expanding of highly respected events include Bridelux Atelier, Bridelux Destinations and Bridelux Showcase.
We had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of the Berta Bridal FW18 Collection last week and needless to say the gowns were stunning.The Wedding Club hosted a beautiful event at The Rosewood London where Berta Balilti showcased her designs.Low plunging backs and daring necklines accentuate the feminine figures, with the couture masterpieces really catching the eye of all in attendance. Take a look at our video from the event here.