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The Bespoke Wedding Company designs exquisitely planned weddings and events across London and the South East of England.

Experts in the art of celebration, we have been creating elegant weddings, and luxury events and parties for discerning clients since 2003.

Our individually tailored planning service combines meticulous attention to detail with creative finesse, to deliver a flawless event that stays true to your vision.

My Next Chapter – Kelly Chandler Wedding Consulting

If you’ve known me for a while, then you may have noticed that The Bespoke Wedding Company hasn’t been getting my full attention this past year or two. If you know me well then you may be fully versed with my (not so new) consulting business, Kelly...
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Where and when to find inspiration for your wedding

Wedding season is officially underway! May to September (and December!) is considered in the industry to be the peak season so chances are if you’ve been invited to any weddings this year, they’ll be fast approaching! This may trigger you to think about your own...
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Wedding shows, showcases, fairs and exhibitions – do you need to schedule these?

Wedding events for inspiration Nothing beats visiting a wedding event when planning your big day; useful online tools such as Instagram and Pinterest are brilliant when you have a spare half hour to search for new ideas, but they can be overwhelming when there are...
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What’s your wedding planning approach? Part 2

What’s your wedding planning approach? Part 2. Last month we wrote about brides (and grooms!) that don’t hang about after getting engaged and can end up planning most of their wedding without stopping to relax and enjoy their engagement. This post is about the other...
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Carli & Alex’s Winter Wedding at Great Fosters

We love nothing more than a wedding where every guest and member of the bridal party is smiling in every photo; a true sign of the happiest day! This was quite simply what Carli & Alex’s wedding was about – loving relatives and proud friends coming together to...
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What’s your wedding planning approach? Part 1

If you were to meet all of the Brides-and-Grooms-to-be (let’s say in the UK), we think most would be one of two types of couple. 1) Those that throw themselves into wedding planning as soon as they are engaged and 2) those that take their time and don’t feel the need...
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Your wedding and The Colour of the Year 2017!

We were delighted to hear that Pantone crowned ‘Greenery’ as their colour of 2017 as green is one of our favourites here at The Bespoke Wedding Co. HQ. It reminds us of being outdoors, amongst nature and on long walks through fields and forests but best of all,...
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Nailing your Wedding Planning – Part 2 | Tips for Wedding Planning

You’ve a wedding to plan – here’s how to get started and keep your sanity …. Part 2 If you’ve become engaged over the festive period, then the chances are you’re starting 2017 with a whole new project to plan. Congratulations, this is such a unique time and...
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Bluey greys – our latest colour palette crush

Today it’s all about my latest colour palette crush, the beautiful soft and elegant mix of blue and greys, with dashes of silver and endlessfly fresh and simple white. Here’s our interpretation of this colour palette via these boards we’ve created and how you might...

Who sits where? Wedding seating dilemmas

I’ve yet to plan a wedding where the seating plan hasn’t caused some headache or required some delicate consideration. The traditional long top table layout with both sets of parents, bride and groom, best man and maid of honour, doesn’t necessarily work for many...

The ins and outs of a glorious marquee celebration

I’m a big fan of the outdoors and many of my clients share this passion and want to incorporate the outdoors in some way to their event, especially if they have beautiful gardens and like the idea of hosting their special event at home. Cue – the marquee.  There is so...

Your Bridal Emergency Kit

You can do all the planning in the world but when the day comes you absolutely need to hand over the practical things to your trusted team and focus on looking and feeling fantastic. But what things should you have in your little magic handbag for just this purpose?...

Wedding Gift Lists – Blue Ribbon

Wedding Gift List: Start Your Bar When I raise the question of wedding gift lists with my couples, the response that I hear most frequently is “I don’t really know what I need”. To help with that, I have asked wedding gifting experts at BLUE RIBBON to help with some...

Nailing that seating plan

Wedding Seating Plans It’s that time of year when lots of you will be making your final wedding plans and tackling the big wedding elephant in the room, that of the seating plan. Today’s post is not about how to plan who sits where (although I have written about that...

Personal Wedding Ceremonies

Personal Wedding Ceremonies | ‘How to really personalise your wedding ceremony’ I am delighted to be opening up the blog today to a fabulous, creative celebrant, Jenny of Knight Ceremonies. Surrey-based Jenny works with couples locally and further afield to...

Getting the best from your wedding suppliers

As a wedding planner, I know that I’m only as good as the suppliers who work with me on a wedding day. The importance therefore of choosing the right professionals for my weddings cannot be underestimated, which is why I spend lots of time and effort getting to know...

Cherry Blossom – Styled Dining Table Inspiration

If like me, you’re a big fan of enjoying the best of the changing seasons we’re blessed with here in the UK, then you might well like this styled dining table and it’s hopeful delicate spring offerings. I was invited to style this dining table as part of the overall...

For the love of spas

Yes, the secret’s out – one of my personal indulgences is a bit of spa time and I plan to share a few of my recent favourites with you here.  There’s nothing like time in the spa to put things into perspective for me and put me back on track. I believe...

Anything but your standard wedding event

Does the idea of turning up to a wedding “fayre” and being endlessly bombarded on all elements of your wedding planning, by a ‘dog with a bone salesperson’, send shivers down your spine?  Does the idea of walking around a bland venue visiting one trestle table after...

The Best Ingredients to a Wedding Day

I’m often asked by journalists, clients, fellow industry colleagues, friends and family which are the best weddings I’ve planned. Many people think it’ll be the most ‘wow’ venue, the most spectacular entertainment or simply  the biggest budget which will win the day....

Highclere Castle Wedding

Today’s blog was prompted by the fact that I’ve just found out that we’re soon to return to this beautiful castle setting with a new wedding this autumn and I couldn’t be more excited. Read on for how we combined unique contemporary detailing into the stunning...

Wedding Flower Inspiration

Flowers really are the magic ingredient to a beautiful wedding. I was reminded of this recently at a wedding show, Wedding Inspiration at Waddesdon Manor, which I headed up on behalf of the venue team. The other creative components were in place on our styled dining...

A wedding at Stoke Place

This wedding isn’t a particularly recent one but one that I often think fondly of as its style and vibe typifies a lot of the desires and choices of my clients each year. Not to mention, that it was just damn good fun working with this lovely couple and producing a...

How to max-out your wedding budget

As specialists in full wedding planning, we’re known for a superior level of service and attention to detail. Naturally this comes at a price so we’re not the obvious choice where a wedding budget is stretched but, despite working with what are considered luxury...

Interior Trends Part 2

Today I’m pleased to unveil the second instalment of our feature on wedding styling trends taken from the influence of the world of interior design, with the considerable help of one of our fabulous past brides and Director of Eyre Interiors, Nels Crosthwaite-Eyre....

Interior Trends – Part 1

I’m really thrilled for this feature to finally see the light – prepare for some interior trends that I’m confident will be gracing weddings well into 2017 and beyond. Wedding trends take their influence from many industries, most notably the worlds of fashion...

Bridal Makeup Trends for 2016

Today I’m delighted to introduce the lovely Claire Nicole, founder and Director of Claire Nicole Hair and makeup Designers who is going to share her tips for keeping your wedding day make up on-trend in 2016. Celebrating 20 years of adding sparkle to their brides...

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