WE LOVE: Lucy Says I Do

British-based design studio Lucy Says I Do is a delight when it comes to personalised stationary and accessories. Focused on thoughtful design, playful patterns and illustration Lucy's hand-crafted creations are the perfect embellishment to a special occasion.

Chosen by some of the best wedding and event planners in the UK and around the world, Lucy Says I Do also create delightful bespoke and custom-made designs specialising in hand-drawn illustration. A lovely avenue to explore on the wedding planning checklist, you can click here to see more about their bespoke ranges.

Lucy Says I Do collections span a number of themes including Cinema, Indian Summer, Tropical, Secret Garden and many more; see some of our favourite collections below.

Danish Porcelain

Danish Porcelain

Floral Folk

Floral Folk





Secret GArden

Secret GArden



Sophie James
WE LOVE: Moda Operandi x Cabana A/W 17

Cabana Magazine have designed an exclusive Autumn/Winter 2017 collection of stunning tableware especially for Moda Operandi. With vibrant pops of colour, playful patterns and alluring textures, Martina Sartogo has designed impeccable homeware with delicacy and consideration to create chic and timeless pieces. 

Interviewed about hosting the perfect party or event, Sartogo tells Moda that it's all about making 'everyone feel at home.' She goes on to explain that 'we tell stories with images, details, colours, textures and patterns' which is highly fitting for this beautiful A/W homeware.

M'O X Cabana

Cabana has been likened 'to a well-dressed home what Vogue is to a well-dressed woman'. Simultaneously classic and modern, the tableware pieces are gorgeous, delicate and diverse. Indeed the popularity of the collection speaks for itself - nearly all of it has now sold out online. Admire this tasteful and inspiring homeware over on the Moda site here.

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INSPIRATION: The Wedding Gallery
The Wedding Gallery 1

A first of its kind concept store has landed in central London. Spread across two floors at the former-church One Marylebone, The Wedding Gallery is the world's first luxury destination for wedding planning and inspiration. The newly opened 20,000 sq ft department store housed in the landmark building promises industry experts and boutique suppliers to enable a relaxing, creative environment to plan the special day. 

With an extensive list of quality brands hosted under this iconic roof, The Wedding Gallery is a destination for all aspects and details of your perfect day, from venues, catering and styling to candles, cakes, balloons and perfumes. The Wedding Gallery also houses a salon dedicated to the health and wellness of both bride and groom, as well as hair and make-up.

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Becoming a member of 'The Club' at The Wedding Gallery offers access to a café/bar and events including wine tastings and exclusive product launches, acting as a hub for sourcing expertise ahead of your dream day. Cosmopolitan have cited it as a bride-to-be's paradise and a one-stop shop for all things relating to wedding planning.

Visits can be made by appointment, either with a focus on styling or consultations for event planning.  There's currently an option to book a complimentary First Look introduction session if you're keen to test the waters. Click here for further info.

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WE LOVE: Top Event Spaces in Amsterdam
Classic Amsterdam

As one of the world’s leading cultural and historical hotbeds, Amsterdam’s appeal goes beyond coffee shops and the Red Light. Amongst its famous canals are some captivating hotels hosting highly unique creative event spaces, exceptional design features, and alternative architecture that promises to set you up in quirky decadence in the Dutch capital. We pick 3 of the finest.

Andaz Prinsengracht

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Not your average luxury hotel, the Andaz is well-known for operating 5-stars all around the world and incorporating the local culture into its interior design. It’s clear time is taken in curating the finer details and Andaz Prinsengracht is no exception. Enjoy novel wallpaper in the loo detailing the history of the canals circa 1700s, multimedia & modern art planted throughout, and complimentary wine in the lobby during the evenings.

On the doorstep of the centrally-located Prinsengracht canal, the Andaz is a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions and lesser known ones, such as the gorgeous galleries of the Jordaan district and the vintage market of Waterlooplein, so you can experience the city's vibrancy as well as sanctuary.

Visit Andaz site here.

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Room

Crane Hotel Faralda


The NDSM district of Amsterdam is renowned for housing the city’s creatives. Packed with graffiti art, bars, cafés and hidden restaurants, it is also home to the famously secretive Crane Hotel Faralda. Born from a restored industrial shipyard crane, this high-end hotel has insane room views at 50 metres in height, and a panoramic events space 9 metres off the ground playing host to private events, live music, broadcasts and product launches.

The room suites tower in the sky spanning two floors each, equipped with their own espresso machines, free-standing bathtubs, walk-in shower, velvet drapes, and a Sonus sound system so you can take over the suite with your chosen ambience as the city dazzles below. The panoramic views from the open-air jacuzzi acts as the cherry on top of the kraan. This is one of the most unique venue spaces in Europe, which needs to be seen to be believed.

Visit Crane Hotel Faralda site here.


Grand Hotel Amrâth


For something a little more conventional but still out of the ordinary, the Amrâth puts an art-deco spin on nautical excellence. An impressive stained-glass foyer welcomes you into a converted historical maritime building. The rooms are mysterious to navigate in a maze of wooden corridors - you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you do. The height of the ceilings of this old shipping house, coupled with the king size bed and king size bath, 5-star staff and extensive choice of cocktails will keep satisfaction levels high whether for a wedding reception or a weekend away.

The crème de la crème of the Amrath is its basement spa featuring a gym, steam room, pool, sauna, jacuzzi and even a plunge pool. Within walking distance from Centraal station and with fabulous private function rooms, this covert gem will not disappoint.

Visit Grand Hotel Amrâth site here.

Sophie James