Well, Friday was quite lovely.* I got to see some of my lovely wedding peeps. (Even Bean visited on the Saturday, a report coming from him soon!) I’m very happy to say there were a few new faces, well for me, at least. Fridays are always a little quiet so I got the chance to speak to more people than I usually would.
So my first stop was the lovely (I fear I shall use this term far too much today!) Catherine Mead.
Catherine Mead (with the equally lovely Laura Caudery of Parallel Venues. Catherine’s albums are just so beautiful, both inside and out. Look at the that delicious silk! I love her photography and how she explains what she does. She really is an artist.
Hello cuties from Piccolo Press. They have recently changed hands and are adding to their repertoire. I do so love the colours on the left. Oh letterpress. (When I have all the pennies I may have to buy my own machine, perhaps in my dotage?!)
Maids to Measure and the Maidsmen (did you see Bean’s lovely post about the Maidsmen?) We love them. Bean is very excited by the the pretties for the boys and I am rather loving their dotty creation above.
Zita Elize such wonderful flowers.
Hedderwicks of London, putting aside the fact morning suits are incredibly difficult to wear, these top hats are delicious. Handmade and rather fabulous. Yes they cost a pretty penny but gosh they are worth all the pennies.
I was so happy to see part of the Illustries team. I also sneaked a peek at their new Queensberry albums and their incredibly clever guestbooks. Watch this space for a little collaboration!
Oh the divine Lisa Redman, I adore her work. She makes the prettiest and most detailed dresses which I adore.
Anges de Sucre, Bean got the chance to sample these macarons last week and I’m very glad I got the chance to try one on Friday. Heaven. Also a rather nice team! The rather lovely Sam from A Little London Wedding was helping out on the Friday too! (You may see Sam on the blog tomorrow!)
Philippa Craddock Flowers. Hello heaven. If I could have a floral arch in my life everyday please. Without sounding like a pretentious whatnot, I do think that scent is so important. Whenever, I smell certain roses or eucalyptus I am instantly transported back to my wedding day and other moments in the my life. Choose you wedding flowers wisely my pretties.
Oh, Emma Hunt, we love thee. Her dresses are just so delicious. She was the first designer I met and interviewed properly and finally I’ll be publishing the first of those interviews very, very soon!
Little Bevan, oh the cuteness. Seriously. I love the little dresses. Let’s bring back the party dress.
GC Couture , I rather like the Marilyn, as pictured above. And as always I dined upon the lime and coconut sponge. Heaven. Have you tried fruitcake without the bits?
Ritva Westenius, always stunning. I am in love with the long sleeves and heavily beaded dresses they showed on the catwalk. More please!
Freya Rose have created this new mother of pearl heel. Oh the prettiness. What I particularly love is her new service where she can takes old pieces of your jewellery and rework them onto a shoe. I have a necklace which may have to meet this end, very soon!
and so many others including the lovely Jack Ladenburg Photography (hello and thank you for the coffee!), Bobbi Brown (who made me look lovely!), Twobirds Bridesmaids (have you seen their new colours, yes please!), Smythson (swoon), Patrick Laing (prettiest and cleverest rings on show), Phillipa Lepley (impeccable as always), Leeming Brothers (very nice chaps!) and Cake Maison (lovely and yummy!).
All in all, a rather lovely few hours in Battersea. Were you there? Did you enjoy yourself and meet exciting suppliers? Would love to hear about your experiences.
*Forgive my hideous photography. I tried. I really did!