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Some of OUR Favourite People and places

As one of London's top wedding planning companies we have built up a strong list of contacts we enjoy working with over and over again.  We continue to work with these people and companies not just because of their wonderful products or services, but because we can trust them to do an outstanding job for our clients.

We do not accept commission from any venue or service supplier, so all recommendations are made on an unbiased basis because they are best for our clients. Here are some of the people that we love to work with and that you may wish to consider when you are planning your wedding or event. Suppliers do not pay to be on this list, it is purely our "Little Black Book".

 

The Wedding Dress

 
 

Lucia Silver at The State of Grace www.thestateofgrace.com 

We have worked with many fabulous dress designers, but we love Lucia above all. Dominique first met Lucia when her daughter-in-law asked her to make a bespoke wedding gown. The dress was perfect and Emma looked so beautiful, happy and confident on her wedding day. 

Lucia and Dominique instantly realised they had similar sensibilities when it came to providing a truly personal service to their clients and was delighted to work with Lucia to produce the State of Grace Launch Bridal Event at Home House. Lucia is divinely talented, completely dedicated and enviably graceful.

We would recommend her to any bride who wants to be elegant, glamorous and totally unique.

 
     
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The Flowers

 
 
Chantal Flores Design www.chantalfloresdesign.co.uk

Chantal is an amazingly talented florist and such a delightful person to work with. From the moment we introduce her to our clients they trust her and know she will bring their vision to life. We've had the pleasure to work with her on some amazing weddings and can't wait to work with her again. We love her style, talent and spirit.

 
 

Pinstripes and Peonies www.pinstripesandpeonies.com

Ruari and his great team are incredibly creative and talented. We have worked with them on many very large events and they has always surpassed our clients' expectations. They really listen to the brief and come up with exquisite ideas. They are also great fun to work with. 

 
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The Venue

As wedding planners based in London, Canary Wharf, we have had the privilege of working and viewing some of the most amazing venues in the world. Selecting a few of our favourites is very difficult, so we thought we would ask the question "where would we choose if we were planning our wedding?"

 
 

The Lansdowne Club www.lansdowneclub.com

Lucy and Inga are so delightful to work with and the venue is quite beautiful. They have a fantastic wedding package that really is one of the best we have come across. It was an absolute pleasure to hold an event there, the team are so helpful and efficient.

 
 

Kew Gardens www.kew.org/venues/weddings.html

If your dream is to get married somewhere incredibly special, surrounded by stunning scenery then Kew Gardens may be your dream venue. So many options to choose from and each one as lovely as the other. Not for the small budget, but very special. This is Domimique's dream venue.

 
 

Hedsor House www.hedsor.com 

Elegant and stylish, Hedsor is a fantastic venue for a wedding or any elegant event. We were lucky enough to work there for an amazing Indian wedding and it was so beautiful. We would happlily go back again. 

 
 

Aynhoe Park www.aynhoepark.co.uk

Weird, wacky and unbeleiveably beautiful. This is the craziest venue we have ever worked at! But it is amazing. The team there are incredibly efficient and delightful to deal with as well. If you want something really different, this is the  place and we love it.

 
 

The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair www.the-connaught.co.uk

The height of glamour in the heart of Mayfair. If you want sophisticated and stylish, this is the place. Tarek and his team are a delight to work with. We cannot wait to go back very soon for another chic and elegant wedding.

 
 

The Kensington Roof Gardens www.roofgardens.virgin.com

This is one of Becca's all time favourites. An oasis in the heart of Kensington, it is pure garden-party heaven. The gardens are gorgeous, the venue is versatile and the style is elegant. 



 
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The Catering

There are so many brilliant caterers working in the wedding industry and we have worked with some fabulous companies. To list them all here would mean the list would go on forever! Instead, we have decided to only list one, Food by Dish, as they have been amazing suppliers to us for a number of years and great supporters of the UKAWP events we have organised. 

 
 
Food by Dish www.foodbydish.com


Dominique first met Alex from Dish at a showcase event, where they were doing the catering. She liked her immediately and since that time they have worked on many events together. 

Beth and the operations team are fantastic and it makes our jobs so much easier to know they are taking care of all the catering arrangements so professionally. Can't wait to work with them all again very soon.

 
     
 

The Photographer

 
 

Adrian Neal, The Studio Without Walls www.thestudiowithoutwalls.co.uk

We have worked with many photographers over the years, but without doubt on of our favourites is Adrian. There is something about the way he takes the photos, there is so much attention to detail and he makes everything look so magical. In addition, and this is a big bonus, he is delightful to work with. We can highly recommend him. Dominique has worked with Adrian for over 14 years and he is still a first call when we need a photographer.

 
 

Kate Nielen www.katenielen.com

We were lucky enough to meet Kate whilst looking for a photographer for a wedding in 2014. From the moment we started working with her we knew it would be the first of many occasions. We love her gorgeous romantic style of photography, her vivacious spirit and the way she interacts with our clients.

Kate is a very special photographer and we are honoured to have her on our favourite's list and to count her as a friend. 

Below are photos from two of the weddings we have done together - Leila and Johnnie at Trinity College in Cambridge and Pauline and Luca at Kensington Palace. We have also worked on many more projects with Kate and will continue to do so for years to come. 


 
 

Simon Carr www.simoncarrphotography.com

Although we have only worked with Simon once, on Clare and Patrick's wedding in 2013, we thought his photographs were beautiful. This was a very special wedding for us as the Bride and Groom had designed so many gorgeous elements for their day. It was such a delight to see that Simon had captured everything and the photos were stunning. It will definitely not be the last time we work together.


 

 
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The Videographer

 
 
Portobello Films www.portobellofilms.co.uk
 
We were lucky enough to be introduced to Portobello by a client in March 2013 and since then they have become our preferred suppliers for wedding videos. 
 
It is always great fun to work with Jonathan and Monica; they are reliable, modern, professional and discreet film makers. Our clients have been delighted with their work, which is so important to us when we recommend a supplier. 
 
Please click on the picture below to see a highlights video from Lyndsey and Kayyor's wedding. 


 
     
 

A Special Gift

 
  Jeanette Jones and Mark Ward, The Crystal Collection  
www.awardweddings.co.uk

We were delighted to meet the fabulous Jeanette Jones recently at a UKAWP organised event. She has a brand new Crystal Collection, which we just love. 

Exquisitely embellished with certified SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS, every piece is designed by Jeanette. The image is printed on archival art paper to any size.    Jeanette’s award winning photography background and faultless eye for beautiful design means that each image is unique. She works with the wedding photographer Mark Ward, from Awardweddings.co.uk, to create the perfect image. The Crystal Collection is only available through Mark Ward and Jeanette Jones. 

If you love this collection as much as we do please contact them directly at enquiries@awardweddings.co.uk. Prices are according to size with a 52 x 40.5 cms, (20.5 x 16 inches), being £250. 

To see the collection come to life please visit
http://vimeo.com/93521422

 
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The Music

 
  Metropolis www.metropolis-live.co.uk

We love working with Metropolis as they offer such a bespoke and personal service to our clients - Whether you are looking for a 12 piece show band, a string quartet or a live acoustic set, Metropolis always provide the best! They never fail to put on an amazing show and interact with the audience and we love seeing a jam packed dance floor and a beaming bride and groom! 

 

 
 
The White Keys www.thewhitekeys.co.uk
 

The White Keys are a great 9 peice band that we had the pleasure of working with at Aynhoe Park for Clare and Patrick's wedding. They went down a storm. They do funk, soul, disco and pop classics.  They can also provide harpists, pianists and string quartets, to soulful lounge singers and swinging Jazz ensembles. The White Keys can do it all!

 

 
 
Mighty Fine Entertainment www.mfent.co.uk
 

Since meeting the guys from Mighty Fine at Lyndsey and Kayyor's wedding, we rarely contact anyone else for our DJ, Lighting and Production needs. 

They are a really professional outfit and provide a stylish and modern mobile disco and entertainment. They also provide a tailored service which ensures our clients get what they want for their event - which is really important to us.



 
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The Cake

 
 
Roma, Sweetness www.sweetnessonline.co.uk
 

Roma is a delightful cake designer and a delightful peron to work with. We first worked with her when she designed a bespoke, birdcage cake for one of our clients for a wedding at The Banqueting House. Since then she has become a firm favourite of ours. 

 
 
Kelly, Princess Patisserie www.princesspatisserie.co.uk
 

We were very lucky to meet the stylish and talented Kelly when we were working on Clare and Patrick's wedding at Aynhoe Park. Her eye for detail and her lovely nature make her a joy to work with. We can't wait to work with on more weddings this year.

 
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The Honeymoon

 
 
Dar Jaguar, Marrakech 

www.darjaguar.com

Whether you are seeking the colourful local nightlife of the medina or the sophisticated restaurants, bars and clubs of Gueliz, Marrakech is an amazing city to visit and Dar Jaguar is the perfect honeymoon destination.    

The bedrooms are exquisitely decorated by the talented and chic Lucia Silver, the staff are delightful and the Riad is a serene oasis from the hustle and bustle of the City.   

Dominique and her husband spent an amazing weekend there for their Anniversary and cannot recommend it more. Very romantic and completely intoxicating.  

 
 
Bali Emerald Villa 

www.baliemeraldvilla.com

If you fancy travelling a bit further then we can highly recommend the Emerald Villa on the island of Bali.   
 
Situated in a private complex, each villa is elegant and serene. The Emerald Villa is perfectly located in Sanur (a 5 minute walk to the beach and 20-minute car drive from the airport).   
 
You can rent a private villa with 2 or 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and your own pool and garden.  It is just a perfect location for a honeymoon or special holiday. Well worth the plane journey.

 
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The Hair and Make Up

We have worked with many professionals over the years, but two stand out as they always do fantastic work for my clients and achieve exactly the look they want.

 
 

Janice Tee, Hair and Makeup Artist

Janice has over 30 years experience. She has worked for some of London’s top hair salons, including Lee Staffords and Aveda at Harvey Nichols.   

She  is a professional makeup artist and hair stylist and has done many catwalk shows, films and magazine photo shoots. She regularly appears at hair exhibitions and was recently nominated for Norwegian Hair Dresser of the Year whilst working in Oslo for a client.   Janice now works at Fordham’s in Soho, London. You can contact Janice at Fordham's on 020 7240 4973. Please visit our Bridal Photo Shoot in the Gallery of Events to see some of Janice's amazing work.   

 
 

Victoria Reynolds, Hair and Makeup www.victoriareynoldsmakeup.com

We worked with Victoria for Anna and Luke's wedding and thought her work and professionalism were excellent.  She has a wealth of experience in commercial, TV, fashion and bridal work.

 
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Professional Chaperones

 
 

The Chaperone Agency www.chaperoneagency.com

If you need professional chaperones for any event, private or corporate, involving children, we cannot recommend the Chaperone Agency more.

Beverley and her team are wonderful. Incredibly professional and charming to deal with. We used them for a major event and they exceeded all expectations. We will be calling on their help again many more times in future. 

 
     
 

Entertaining the Children

 
 

JoJoFun www.jojofun.co.uk

Many of our clients want to have children attend their wedding, but would like to give their parents a little time off, particularly during the dinner. The perfect answer is to have a children's entertainer.

We recently worked with Jojo and cannot recommend her more. The children loved her and they did not want her to leave. We don't know how she does it, but she certainly has a gift.

 
     
 

Photo Booth

 
 

Groovybooth www.groovybooth.com

Photo booths are becoming more and more popular at events and guests seem to love it.  We think it brings out the child in all of us. There are many companies starting up now and you do need to select a reliable company.

The guys at Groovybooth know what they are doing and are incredbily nice to deal with. We have used them three times in the past year. They don't cost the earth either! Highly recommended.

 
 

 
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Phone: +44 (0) 20 7093 1199 Mobile: +44 (0) 7780 702 060 Email: ddstylishevents@aol.com
All photographs on this website are from Stylish Events produced events. Dominique wishes to thank her clients for allowing her to use their photographs.