Welcome to our 19th issue! Cover photographed by Danelle Bohane and features real wedding couple, Olivia & Sam
Being in the business of love, we want to extend that love to our planet, too! So this issue, we have looked at what we can do to make weddings and occasions more friendly to the environment (p44). We know that every small action makes a difference, but this is especially true at weddings, where you’re often making decisions on behalf of more than 100 guests. It feels good to stay true to your principles and to do something for the environment, together with your loved ones, en masse.
This issue, we also hear from Suzanne Harward’s team in Melbourne, Australia, about their early adoption of new augmented reality technology that lets you virtually experience their beautiful couture gowns up close, in your living room. It’s bound to shake up the wedding world and completely change the way you go about choosing that perfect gown.
We also visited George Street Linen, known for its dedication to the good life, to ask its hard-working founder how he manages to strike the perfect creative work/life balance — with a puppy in tow!
For our fashion spread, we took our cues from classic French elegance to show you chic and modern ways to dress for the big day, and have also styled two dreamy shoots which could be adapted for weddings, ladies’ lunches, elopements or any other kind of celebration.
And you’re sure to find more inspiration among the pages of the 14 real weddings that we have lovingly sourced from all corners of the globe. When we select these weddings, we try really hard to show a full spectrum of budgets, styles, cultures, locations and tastes, so we hope you will find a celebration in there that feels especially suited to you and your beloved.
Happily, the excitement of a wedding doesn’t always end with the reception. For many couples, there’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip to plan too. So, for your honeymoon consideration, we propose a blissful break in Morocco, a fragrant, kaleidoscopic haven so colourful and sensuous that it feels like opening a door into a dream.
With love, TJ x