Friday 7 December 2012

FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE: QBride rounds up this week's loveliness

This Friday's round up is full of little tree-ts 
Though busier than elfin types in Lapland at the moment (hush, you doubters and humbugs in the back there) when not sharing the news and showcasing our lovely new book, The Secret Quintessentially Weddings Guide, at trade launches and press meets, we've mostly had our heart rate quickened by the below, which I hope you'll find just as festive and endearing too...

Take your cue from Chanel, and host a romantic wintry wedding in a slightly loveworn castle with roaring log fires, plaid and obligatory antlers. You could marry at Linlithgow Palace, site of this week's Metiers d'Arts show (sadly no receptions, though), or try newly opened Chilham Castle in Kent, owned by Jacquetta Wheeler's parents and venue for her recent Vogue featured wedding.

Sometimes you just need things that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Like this gloriously cheery album endorsed by Vogue, no less. Amazon says I've just bought the last one, but you can always try...

This weekend I'll mostly be firing up the oven to bake these (for a charity afternoon for disadvantaged mums and their little ones, Eaves) from rising star patissere Will Torrent, which still make me dribble every time I merely think about them. A lovely touch for decadent foodie winter weddings, no?

Kate Spade for Paperless post = dream come true. Ever the magpie, I adore this chic gilded invite to a Christmas bash (or wedding?!).

Gorgeous wreaths to adorn your doors, or drop from picture hooks at varying heights for a little whimsical decor. We would love learn to make one with the lovely Philippa Craddock but like the playful feathered numbers from Zara Home and Liberty too.

Fairytale fashion makes for the magical option for winter brides: see Jenny Packham, Valentino and Marchesa in the Harrods windows to kick-start your inspiration - all of whom feature in the book.

And for those not already burnt out by Christmas shopping, savvy brides will be heading to Browns Bride's sample sale on Sunday.

Hope you all have wonderfilled weekends planned, and send me any tip offs of festive wedding wonders you're loving too!