Subscribe to our newsletter to receive news and inspiration direct to your inbox

The wedding edit

From the dress to the shoes, here are the best wedding buys from Sloane Street

6 July 2023

In Friends‘The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress’, Monica Geller (played by an energetic Courteney Cox) tackles a fellow bargain hunter to the floor in order to bag her dream gown. Well, this isn’t Brooklyn, and we don’t want a repeat of that episode for you, so we’ve rounded up the best wedding buys on Sloane Street to help you tick off the big decisions with ease and focus on the finer details – such as flowers, tablescapes and the cake – instead.

So, your wedding planning is well underway. You’ve secured the venue and your ‘Save the Date’ cards are out. Now it’s time to think about your look for the big day. You’ll want to feel like the very best version of yourself when tying the knot in front of your nearest and dearest, and with so much choice out there (silks, tulle, lace, feathers, frills and shimmer to name a few), it can help to pick a bridal style muse. 

Maybe your muse is Bianca Jagger, who famously wore an ivory two-piece in 1971 when getting hitched to Mick in his light suit and frontman-worthy pop of print. The couple’s tailoring was the handiwork of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent, so a modern jacket and trousers co-ord from the French house will be your style match made in heaven. Trust us – the drapey crepe-satin hood will look so chic in place of a veil or headpiece as you’re photographed on the steps of Chelsea Old Town Hall. For men, Ferragamo and Brunello Cucinelli have some brilliant options befitting of Rolling Stones and Sloane Streeters alike. 

It could be Sarah Jessica Parker who makes it onto your Pinterest board – she wore black when she said “I do” at her 1997 wedding to Matthew Broderick. Or you might be swooning over pictures from Sophia Richie’s Chanel-drenched wedding at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. If so, this crocheted gown is perfect for the South of France. None of these sound quite right? Follow in the footsteps of so many gorgeous brides by turning to Emilia Wickstead, who cites everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Claire Danes’ character in Romeo + Juliet as inspiration.

Once you’re confident in your choice and feel nothing short of a million dollars, it’s time to contemplate your accessories. Shoes, bags and jewellery all offer an opportunity to bring a little playfulness to the proceedings. The best choices will reveal something about your personality or express a romantic sentiment without stealing the show. For example, this diamond-dotted Dioramour ring is an easy “yes”, thanks to the way the 18-karat gold band curves like a couture thread to spell out the word ‘oui’. 

Anya Hindmarch’s recycled satin clutch is stitched with a line from E.E. Cummings’ poem ‘I Carry Your Heart with Me’, which could sweetly echo one of your wedding readings. Roger Vivier’s buckled pumps will flash some serious sparkle as you walk down the aisle or step onto the dancefloor. 

One last thing to consider – what will be your ‘something blue’? Opt for something you’ll be able to wear long after your wedding day wraps, such as Anabela Chan’s twinkling lab-grown sapphire studs, Anya Hindmarch’s personalised clutch, Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag.

 

Saint Laurent jacket, £2,500
Saint Laurent trousers, £1,570
Ferragamo suit, £1,002
Brunello Cucinelli white suit, £POA
Roger Vivier pumps, £1,550
Chanel dress, £6,330
Dolce & Gabbana bra, £485
Dolce & Gabbana briefs, £385
Dior ring, £1,000
Anabela Chan earrings, £590
Anya Hindmarch clutch, £485
Fendi Baguette bag, £3,600
Anya Hindmarch clutch, £450
Cartier D’Amour wedding band, £1,250
Jo Malone cologne, £110
Hermès Beauty lip enhancer in Rose Confetti, £62

The wedding guide

Discover Sloane Street’s wedding tips and tricks, from skincare to photography and planning