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Azura Benguerra Island: A magical honeymoon destination in Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Island: A magical honeymoon destination in Mozambique

By KATIE ANN LAMB Honeymoons are often associated with intimacy and seclusion and what better place to celebrate, than by visiting one of the most romantic, remote, destinations in the world – Benguerra Island, Mozambique. From start to finish, this retreat provides guests with the ultimate luxury experience for any special holiday. Archipelago Charters will […]

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Fresh Fitness Food: A wedding diet delivered to your door

Fresh Fitness Food: A wedding diet delivered to your door

By KATIE ANN LAMB Every bride wants to look her best and no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, you need to have a diet to complement it. Diets are difficult to stick to and it’s hard to know what’s right for you. Fresh Fitness Food is London’s premium provider of bespoke nutrition […]

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Dublin Special: A magical hen weekend in Dublin

Dublin Special: A magical hen weekend in Dublin

If you're looking for fun, frolics and an extra special atmosphere, Dublin is the place to visit for brides-to-be and their best friends...

Our bride-to-be Katie Ann Lamb will walk down the aisle in Cape Town in just a few weeks time and to mark her final days as a single lady, The Sloaney team swapped sun for fun and embarked on a luxury hen weekend in Dublin. Arranging a hen party in February can be a bit of […]

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Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia is the perfect romantic island getaway

Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia is the perfect romantic island getaway

By Cat Toogood (nee Gray) When I imagine a honeymoon, I envision a tropical paradise with golden sand, turquoise waters, palm trees and luxury at every turn. Lucky for me, that’s exactly what I got at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the west coast […]

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Wedding inspiration from Brides The Show

Wedding inspiration from Brides The Show

The Sloaney’s new Bride-to-be, Katie Ann Lamb, attended ‘Brides The Show’ to get some wedding inspiration and enjoy a preview from the best suppliers… — I recently attended one of the wedding industry’s most well known events, “Brides The Show” which is organised by Brides Magazine. And what a show it was! Every year over three […]

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The wedding wow factor: Our former Bride-to-be’s top DIY bridal beauty tips

The wedding wow factor: Our former Bride-to-be’s top DIY bridal beauty tips

By CAT TOOGOOD (née Gray) I may no longer be the resident Sloaney Bride-to-be, but after my wedding last month I wanted to share some top tips for looking and feeling great on the big day. Over the past year, I’ve tried so many products to prepare for my wedding, so I wanted to tell […]

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Freya Rose launches new shoe collection

Freya Rose launches new shoe collection

With London Fashion Week in full swing there couldn’t be a more apt time for internationally acclaimed British couture shoe designer, Freya Rose, to introduce a brand new collection. Her latest highly anticipated range of shoes includes both ready-to-wear and her renowned contemporary bridal designs. Here at The Sloaney we are loving it all! The stunning styles include […]

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Fabergé introduce a colourful engagement ring collection

Fabergé introduce a colourful engagement ring collection

As the summer wedding season comes to an end, there is plenty to think about for those couples who have not walked down the aisle during the last few months. Autumn and winter is a popular time for engagements, especially with the festive season not too far away.   For those on the lookout for […]

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Bride-to-be Diary: Katie Ann Lamb takes the reins

Bride-to-be Diary: Katie Ann Lamb takes the reins

The Sloaney’s popular Bride-to-be Diary, which is authored each year by a new bride, changes hands again… — Congratulations to one of our feature writers, Cat Gray, who walked down the aisle last Saturday and enjoyed a fabulous wedding. Our popular Bride-to-be Diary, which has been run by three different brides since it was launched […]

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Proto-col wedding day prep products for a perfect complexion

Proto-col wedding day prep products for a perfect complexion

The Proto-col range is one of our favourite skincare collections. The products are excellent for improving your complexion and will help you achieve a healthy glow for a special occasion. For those approaching their big day, some of the products in the Proto-col range should form an essential part of your pre-wedding skincare routine.   […]

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The Wedding Club showcases the BERTA Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

The Wedding Club showcases the BERTA Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

Last night The Wedding Club hosted a VIP reception for the BERTA Fall/Winter 2016 Bridal Collection. The event took place in One Belgravia Place, where the staircase was decorated with stunning wedding flowers and pretty candles. Guests were invited to admire some of the latest designs while sipping fizz and enjoying canapes. An impressive band serenaded the […]

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Jo Malone perfume for your wedding day

Jo Malone perfume for your wedding day

Jo Malone perfume will add a sophisticated touch to your wedding celebrations… – If you are searching for a special scent for your special day, look no further than British favourite, Jo Malone. Jo Malone perfume is ideal for your wedding and there are several unique touches that a Jo Malone bride-to-be can enjoy. A number […]

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5 luxury honeymoon destinations

5 luxury honeymoon destinations

If you are getting married this year and thinking about where to go on honeymoon, we have some great ideas from Sloaney Suites to help inspire your romantic getaway. With this in mind, we have selected some of our favourite luxury honeymoon destinations… Hilton Labriz, Silhouette Island, Seychelles This is the ultimate tropical paradise. The […]

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Elegant bridal lingerie for your wedding day

Elegant bridal lingerie for your wedding day

Those getting married this year will no doubt already be very excited and possibly slightly overwhelmed by all of the organisation involved with planning the big day. Finding the perfect dress and trying out different hair and make up styles is enough to keep a bride-to-be busy. However, you must not forget to pick the […]

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Honeymoon Handbags

Honeymoon Handbags

If you are jetting off to a glamourous location for your honeymoon, why not treat yourself to a new bag for your trip. From stylish totes for the airport to practical but chic beach bags for seaside adventures, here is a selection of our favourite honeymoon handbags… Saint Laurent Beach Tote £450 This is a […]

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Our new bride-to-be visits the Quintessentially Weddings’ Atelier

Our new bride-to-be visits the Quintessentially Weddings’ Atelier

Quintessentially Weddings’ Atelier has become a highlight on the calendar for any brides-to-be. Our own bride-to-be diary has been running in our wedding pages for over three years and has been authored by two different members of The Sloaney team since it first began. We are delighted to announce that we have another newly engaged […]

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Whatley Manor: A luxury pre-wedding getaway in the Cotswolds

Whatley Manor: A luxury pre-wedding getaway in the Cotswolds

By The Sloaney Bride When your partner proposes, you have that magical few moments when there is nothing else in the world that is more important than your relationship. As soon as you utter yes and become a fiancé, the celebrations become a whirlwind of excitement and then the wedding planning begins. There is so […]

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Wedding beauty preparation at Carol Joy London in The Dorchester  

Wedding beauty preparation at Carol Joy London in The Dorchester  

By The Sloaney Bride In the run up to your wedding day there is so much to think about that it is often easy to forget about your beauty needs. Perfect makeup, luscious locks and immaculate skin can be hard to get all at the same time and the latter is probably one of a […]

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Create your own Jo Malone wedding scent

Create your own Jo Malone wedding scent

By The Sloaney Bride I remember watching the live television broadcast of the Royal Wedding and being completely captivated by the whole occasion. From start to finish, it seemed to be a magical day for many and not least the bride. It was a fairytale wedding and while it would be impossible to replicate many […]

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A Moment for You: Ease your wedding stress

A Moment for You: Ease your wedding stress

By The Sloaney Bride To be honest, I never thought that I would get stressed in the build up to my wedding day. I am a relatively calm person and ever since my beau proposed I have wanted the preparation to be nothing but fun and filled with excitement. With an engagement lasting nearly a […]

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Cointreau Fizz create a new tipple for the wedding season

Cointreau Fizz create a new tipple for the wedding season

Cointreau, the iconic French liqueur, have created a new cocktail for the summer that will go down a treat on that very special day. It is also an interesting alternative to the traditional wedding tipple! The Cointreau Fizz is a light and refreshing cocktail that will give you that all important glitz and glamour on your wedding […]

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A Bond girl hen weekend: Island hopping in Croatia

A Bond girl hen weekend: Island hopping in Croatia

Lying on the front of a speedboat to sunbathe with beautiful blue sky above and sparkling seawater below, before flying across the waves with spectacular scenery in the distance, whilst surrounded by your closest friends sounds like a rather dreamy occurrence. However, it became a reality when we set off on a recent mission to […]

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How to get perfect skin for your wedding day

How to get perfect skin for your wedding day

It is a dream of every bride to have perfect skin on their big day. With all of the stress involved in organising a wedding, for many it probably seems like a miracle to make it through the process blemish free. However, rather than having a last minute panic about your complexion, there are actually […]

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The Hat Club: A fashionista’s sweet shop

The Hat Club: A fashionista’s sweet shop

We are on the brink of a series of fantastic events that make up The Sloaney’s British Summer Social Season. Whether you are braving the unpredictable weather for Ladies Day at the Grand National, heading to the river banks for the Henley Regatta or planning to strut around the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, there are […]

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Quintessentially Weddings Atelier: Meet the top wedding artisans

Quintessentially Weddings Atelier: Meet the top wedding artisans

The Atelier from Quintessentially Weddings has announced its return this spring on April 10th and 11th. Billed as the world’s most luxurious wedding planning event, this year’s Atelier is offering exciting immersive experiences which will be hosted at the magnificent Somerset House, with a showcase of talented designers and artisans. Discover the unrivalled list of couture […]

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Ease wedding stress with Sapphire Pink’s personal concierge service

Ease wedding stress with Sapphire Pink’s personal concierge service

If you are planning a wedding this year or during 2016, you will certainly find that you can never be prepared or pampered enough. There is just so much to think about and this can really take its toll! On top of the stresses of organising your big day and planning the event, you will […]

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Totally Toppers: A personalised Bride & Groom for your wedding cake

Totally Toppers: A personalised Bride & Groom for your wedding cake

If you are planning a wedding this year, then a wedding cake is likely to feature high on your list of priorities to organise. Whether you are deciding the shape, colour, height or flavour, there is something else that you should not forget about… the topper! Your wedding cake topper will sit proudly on the […]

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Enjoy a magical experience at Grand Jour Bridal Boutique

Enjoy a magical experience at Grand Jour Bridal Boutique

With the launch of our new bridal section this autumn and one of The Sloaney team newly engaged, our HQ is buzzing with bridal chatter. Finding the perfect dress is one of the most important parts of planning the big day and also one of the most talked about parts of the preparation process. With […]

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The Essential Guide to Modern Wedding Etiquette

The Essential Guide to Modern Wedding Etiquette

By Rosie Milne from World of Wedmin Wedding etiquette is a tricky field to navigate. Gone are the days when a wedding was hosted by the Bride’s parents and thus all decisions came down to them. With changes to modern families, technologies and accepted customs, it can be hard to know what the correct etiquette […]

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Quintessentially Weddings Atelier

Quintessentially Weddings Atelier

A champagne reception opened this year’s Quintessentially Weddings Atelier, which took place at 2 Temple Place. The beautiful venue is located in central London and is considered to be one of the city’s hidden architectural gems. It is owned by The Bulldog Trust charity an is just a stone’s throw from the river. This year […]

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The Italian Destination Wedding Show comes to London

The Italian Destination Wedding Show comes to London

The Italian Destination Wedding Show, The Best of Italy, will take place on Sunday 26th October from 11am until 4pm at The Sofitel, St James in London. It will allow British-based couples to meet luxury suppliers from Italy in order to help them plan their dream destination wedding. Leading Italian wedding planner, Francesca Negro of Will […]

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Here Comes The Bridal Room

Here Comes The Bridal Room

London’s leading wedding and party planner, internationally acclaimed Bruce Russell, has launched an innovative new concept, The Bridal Room. The first British luxury bridal online destination, The Bridal Room is set to transform the wedding market, marrying discerning and style-savvy brides and grooms to uniquely sourced and exclusive products, destinations and experiences, unlocking the world of […]

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The launch of our new Bridal section

The launch of our new Bridal section

The Sloaney is thrilled to announce the launch of our dedicated Bridal section. Last year, Natasha Eddery brought us her incredibly popular Bride-to-be Diary and Katie Ann Lamb was Maid-of-Honour for a separate wedding. Both ladies were able to write some wonderful features, sharing firsthand experiences of the build up to this special occasion. Katie […]

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Organising a Hen Party at home

Organising a Hen Party at home

By KATIE ANN LAMB As Maid of Honour for one of my best friends, I had the task of organising her recent Hen Party. I was given strict instructions that it has to be a classy and sophisticated affair, which nowadays is quite far removed from the typical gathering of giggling girls prior to a […]

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Create a bespoke scent at Jo Malone to capture your wedding memories

Create a bespoke scent at Jo Malone to capture your wedding memories

BY KATIE ANN LAMB ‘Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.’ My moment was when I was asked by my best friend to be her Maid of Honour and that memory has created a journey that we are presently sharing. With three months to go before […]

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Quintessentially Weddings Atelier: A gathering of the world’s finest wedding artisans

While our Bride-To-Be Diary has now been completed after Natasha Eddery walked down the aisle at the beautiful Villa San Michele in Tuscany, wedding fever may have only just begun for some. If you are recently engaged, you will be interested to read about the launch of the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier. The event takes place […]

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Bride-to-be Diary: Eat and Exercise your Way to a Perfect Body

By Natasha Eddery How to Eat Yourself Clean and Lean You often hear about a number of brides crash dieting and even undergoing cosmetic surgery to look perfect for their big day. Personally, neither of the above sounded appealing to me, but with my big day on the horizon I did want to make some changes, particularly to my diet. A very good […]

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Bride-To-Be Diary: Perfect wedding hair with Pureology and the Neville Hair Whisperer

By NATASHA EDDERY When it comes to wedding hair, the glamour stakes are upped, so having lustrous-looking locks has never been more important. The daily elements, not to mention our diet and stress levels, all impact the overall health of our hair. So, if you are looking to revive your hair before your big day, […]

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Bride-To-Be Diary: Enjoy the ultimate spa experience at the Four Seasons Hampshire

By NATASHA EDDERY It is hard enough trying to juggle work with a social life, but finding time to plan a wedding as well, is enough to kick-start premature ageing and grey hairs. There is no doubt that many brides-to-be feel the impact of such stress taking its toll on their lives and bodies. So, […]

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Bride-To-Be Diary: Natasha Eddery finds inspirational bridal shoes at Emmy London

NATASHA EDDERY goes in search for the ultimate bridal shoes and hair accessories in part two of The Sloaney‘s Bride-To-Be-Diary…   In my opinion, shoes can make or break an outfit and I stand by this theory when it comes to bridal shoes. So when the time came for me to find my own pair, I […]

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