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Top hatter: Jane Taylor London makes glorious pieces for brides and guests

From India-inspired gowns and the return of New York’s finest to an oh so practical bracelet-cum-tiara, here are 10 things we absolutely love right now

Top hatter

Jane Taylor’s King’s Road atelier creates smart bespoke hats on a by-appointment basis – supplying headgear to everyone from the Duchesses of Cambridge and Wessex to Rita Ora and Beyoncé. If you haven’t got time to commission a piece, her website has a choice selection of designs for brides and guests. janetaylorlondon.com


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Indian summer: Poppy Dover’s gowns have a romantic Indian influence

Indian summer

Inspired by the iconography of love, and with a strong Indian influence, Poppy Dover’s fabulous collection features love heart, rose and butterfly embroidery and appliqué. Her smart takes on bridal separates, and the layering and sheer trends, are just perfect for a summer or destination wedding. poppydover.london

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Chain reaction: Aspinal of London’s Manhattan Clutch converts from a shoulder bag to an evening purse

Chain reaction

Aspinal of London’s collection includes roomy purses that are the perfect size for stowing party essentials. This Mini Manhattan Clutch in Alabastar White Lizard has a smart detachable silver chain so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or carried as a clutch. The grosgrain-lined interior features a compact mirror so you can travel light. aspinaloflondon.com


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Party pieces: Liv Hart’s fabulous hair accessories are available at bridal boutique Les Trois Soeurs

Party pieces

Liv Hart’s collection of bejewelled hair decorations include barrettes, combs and this beautiful Swarovski and French lace-encrusted headband that doubles as an embellished belt, £480. It’s a lovely investment piece that can be worn long after your wedding day. You’ll find the full collection at Les Trois Sours bridal boutique in Canary Wharf. lestroissoeurs.co.uk


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Manhattan transfer: Carolina Herrera, back in London and available exclusively at The Wedding Club

 Manhattan Transfer

New York bridal fashion’s finest Carolina Herrera is back in town – exclusive to The Wedding Club in Knightsbridge. And it’s a most welcome return because her beautifully cut wedding gowns and separates are about as glamorous as it gets. thewedding-club.co.uk

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We love Lucy: glittering bridal heels at Lucy Choi’s Connaught Street store

We love Lucy

If you haven’t visited Lucy Choi’s gorgeous shoe shop on London’s Connaught Street, put it on your must-see bridal list. With Jimmy Choo for an uncle, we would expect something special and her sparkly heels tick all the boxes  for wedding glamour. shoplucychoilondon.com


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White magic: Naomi Neoh’s fairytale gowns have very clever corsetry for the perfect flowing lines

White magic

Naomi Neoh recently opened her flagship boutique in Denbigh Street, Pimlico. The scientist-turned-designer creates her gowns from the inside out, using clever invisible corsetry – and each one is road tested by her team for comfort and fit before it makes it into her collection. The finished articles are pure Hollywood glamour, with magical flowing lines. naomineoh.com

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Princess line: jewellery engineer James Ganh’s amazing bangle-cum-tiara

Princess line

If you are in the market for a tiara but can’t see how you’ll ever get the wear out of it, turn to jewellery engineer extraordinaire James Ganh. His amazing bejewelled Tiara Bangle has hidden locks to convert it from a bejewelled cuff to a crown, taking 300 hours of structural testing to enable us to make a seamless switch to party princess. Absolutely love his ingenuity. jamesganh.com

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Dream dresses: Amberley London makes sweet retro occasion wear that is perfect for bridesmaids or young wedding guests

Dream dresses

Amberley London’s occasion dresses for girls aged one to 12 have a distinctive retro feel and include lots of sweet pieces that would be perfect for bridesmaids or younger members of the wedding party. You’ll also find pretty accessories such as capes, shrugs and bows. Its silk sashes can even be monogrammed. amberley.com

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Ring master: Joubi London’s showstopping Promenade ring featuring 32-carat moonstone

Ring master

London jeweller Joanna Bourne founded Joubi to indulge her passion for designing with precious metals and gems. She creates bold and unusual combinations – often inspired by her love of travel to exotic destinations. This Promenade ring features a 32-carat moonstone inset with white diamonds. joubi.co.uk