London Bride Loves – Peonies, Sweet Things + Urban Jungles


In my position as a blogger, Londoner, wedding industry member and general sucker for nice things it’s actually impossible for me to keep you updated with everything I see, like, hear about and do.  So, in honour of at least attempting to share things, I’ll be featuring what London Brides Loves across weddings, London and lifestyle as a round-up post with little snippets instead!

I’d like to try and do these every other week, but let’s see how we go (don’t want to make promises, I have a very busy wedding season coming up!!) but the good news is here is the first!


Arrow-RightI received the cutest little bride and groom mini chocolate sweet treats from Molly Bakes which would make lovely favours or petit fours. These were salted caramel but they can also do rose, praline or even Champagne. Decisions decisions!

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Arrow-RightI was invited by Kat to write an article for Issue 3 of Rock N Roll Bride Magazine (which you can buy here) on wedding planner myths and why you just may want to consider hiring a planner! It’s a great issue with lots of good planning advice and some fab London weddings to inspire too. Thanks Kat!

brush lettering workshop

Arrow-RightGot a way to go before perfecting the skill, but I had so much fun at the Brush Lettering workshop run by Quill London, you can find out more about the next classes here and I’m sure you’ll see more of my attempts crop up here and there.


Arrow-RightI recently sent my niece who turned 4 a super fun biscuit decorating kit from BKD London  and it went down a storm. The kits are great for weddings and keeping kids entertained and they also do bespoke biscuits for cute wedding favours or gifts (not just for kids though!).


Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetArrow-RightWell hello Peony season! I literally cannot walk past a flower shop without picking my favourite coral charms up. Quite possibly the cheeriest flower there ever was, no?


Arrow-RightEveryday I wake up to my beautiful black and white floral print that’s hanging on my wall by Dot & Fox. I love Jo’s work (she also happens to be an amazing wedding photographer), something very calming and real about the photography which is all shot on film. Check it out, especially the neon pink artworks.


In the last year or so I’ve tried to make my wardrobe much more capsule so I spend less time frantically searching for something to wear and this white linen shirt from M&S (I know!) is spot on and at £28 way cheaper than the one I was eyeing up in Whistles and easy iron apparently. Slightly oversized, looks effortlessly chic with skirts, jeans or if you’re that way inclined, not a lot else!


LB-Loves-Barbican-ConservatoryArrow-RightMy favourite new discovery of late has been The Conservatory at the Barbican. It’s an urban jungle in the city, I could spend hours just sitting amongst the masses of green. If you’ve not been, seriously go and make sure you don’t miss the cactus farm area. Check here to see when it’s open (typically on Sundays). PSSST they do weddings too.


You’ll probably learn my love of immersive theatre through these posts, and Tooting Arts Club’s production of Sweeney Todd is seriously unmissable. The audience is packed in tightly into a Pie and Mash shop in the West End, sat at tables with the cast and musicians inches away. It’s intense, it’s a bit creepy but it’s amazing. Be warned: there’s only a handful of seats available up until 5th June!

Hope you like the feature and find some fun discoveries, and happy weekend!

  • Emily Ever After Press

    Love this Charley and looking forward to the rest of the series :) I also can’t stop picking up peonies, (although mine seem to only last a day annoyingly) and Im off to check out that white shirt now…thanks for the tip!! xoxox

  • Some fantastic things to do here, I look forward to reading more soon!