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Best of British Bridal and Wedding Essentials for Summer 2022

The weather is warming up, and that can only mean one thing-it’s time to start planning your summer wedding! If you’re looking for the best bridal and groom attire or wedding gifts made in the UK, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve gathered some of the top trends and products for you to consider when planning your big day. From beautiful bridal gowns to dapper suits for the groom, as well as wedding gifts for the special couple, we have everything you need to make your wedding perfect.

If you have your own wedding on the horizon and you are struggling to find the perfect dress, or you are attending and can’t find the right gift, don’t fret. We have put together the ultimate list of the brands who can help you get ready for the big day, all made in the UK of course…

British-Made Wedding Dresses and Attire

Uniquely designed wedding dresses from Clothing by Jinnie

Clothing by Jinnie are experts in wedding dress alterations and in tailoring your new dress to fit you perfectly. Offering bespoke dresses that are unique to your wedding, Jinnie has years of experience, so you don’t have to worry about finding something perfect.

Shop the Clothing by Jinnie collection here

Hand-made wedding dresses by Anne Blanchard Bridal

Anne Blanchard Bridal works with you and your ideas to create a unique wedding dress of your dreams that is meticulously crafted using couture techniques for the perfect fit.

Shop the Anne Blanchard Bridal collection here

Elegant luxury bridal wedding dresses from Jacques Azagury

If you’re looking for something truly extravagant, Jacques Azagury produces dresses for some of the most glamorous women in the world. Dresses can be created in specially selected fabrics for you to choose from for your special day.

Shop the Jacques Azagury collection here

Elegant maternity wedding dresses from Tiffany Rose

Tiffany Rose are British designers of special occasion maternity wear. With a sense of style and occasion sewn into every garment, they offer pregnant women the chance to treat themselves to a special outfit, stress-free and with peace of mind.

Shop the Tiffany Rose collection here

Silk bridal shoes and heels from Joseph Azagury

To round off any bridal outfit, they can’t forget their shoes! London-based shoe-maker Joseph Azagury has a stunning classic and elegant bridal collection made from the finest Italian silk. All of their shoes can be dyed any colour to match your wedding outfit or to allow you to wear your wedding shoes again.

Shop the Joseph Azagury collection here

Timeless lingerie and accessories for your special day from Ruby Dares

Lingerie from Ruby Dares is hand-crafted using the finest silks to make you feel comfortable, sexy and supported.

Shop the Ruby Dares collection here

Bridal lingerie & intimates from Lucy Jones Lingerie

If you’re looking for something truly luxurious for the ‘after party’ of your wedding, Lucy Jones Lingerie offers a small and intimate collection of lingerie to offer the aspirational bride a range of intimates for your honeymoon and holiday.

Shop the Lucy Jones Lingerie collection here

Made in UK Groomswear and accessories

Bespoke tailored groom shirts from Budd Shirts

Whether you are the groom, an usher, or a guest, Budd Shirts offers everything to ensure that your wedding suit is set off to perfection. Their made-to-measure service is perfect for those who wish to be creative and design their own unique shirt according to their personal tastes or who require a specially tailored solution.

Shop the Budd Shirts collection here*

*Not all of the Budd Shirts products are made in the UK

Luxury cotton men’s shirts from Emma Willis

Emma Willis is shirt maker in London, designing and making luxury shirts, all made in England. Her range of ready-to-wear shirts includes something for every groom or guest.

Shop the Emma Willis collection here

Statement pocket squares made in the UK from Geoff Stocker

Discover pocket squares like no other from Geoff Stocker. Bring a dash of colour with his wearable pieces of art that are sure to get your attention.

Shop the Geoff Stocker collection here

Classic Oxford shoes from Crockett & Jones

Crockett & Jones, makers of English men’s handmade shoes, offer a whole selection of timeless men’s footwear to suit you whatever the occasion.

Shop the Crockett & Jones collection here

Woven silk neckties and cravats from Cravat Club

Want to make an entrance? Look no further than the cravats, pocket squares, and ties on offer from the Cravat Club. Opt for a cravat and pocket square matching set or tie and pocket square matching set, or better yet, why not mix and match!

Shop the Cravat Club collection here

Handmade British oak-tanned leather belts from Barnes & Moore

Barnes & Moore make their leather belts by hand. Each piece of leather they use takes 12 months to produce, so you can be assured it’ll be just as special for your big day.

Shop the Barnes & Moore collection here

Comfortable and stylish organic cotton socks from Peper Harow

Catch up with the new trends and get a pair of quirky socks for your wedding. On this special day, every little detail matters, so don’t neglect the importance of keeping your feet comfortable. Peper Harow guarantees comfort and luxury with their Supima, Egyptian or Organic cotton, from your walk down the aisle until the reception.

Shop the Peper Harow collection here

Handcrafted bow ties from Blue Eyes Bow Ties

Blue Eyes Bow Ties is a limited edition bow tie company supplying a handcrafted collection of constantly changing, unique pre-tied and self-tie bow ties. All items are made to order or pre-made in very small numbers, so you know you’ll be getting a truly unique accessory. 

Shop the Blue Eyes Bow Ties collection here

Designed and made in Britain, wedding rings

Award-winning bespoke wedding rings from Form Bespoke

With a full range of wedding rings to choose from, Form Bespoke are award-winning bespoke jewellers based in Leeds. Whether you are looking for something plain, engraved or textured, they can offer you something to suit you.

Shop the Form Bespoke collection here

Ethically sourced handmade wedding rings from Jeweller’s Loupe

Jeweller’s Loupe offers handmade wedding rings all made in the UK using ethical and sustainable precious metals (including Fairtrade Gold), and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

Shop the Jeweller’s Loupe collection here

Made in UK Bridesmaids & Mother of the Bride Dresses

Silk satin bridesmaid dresses from Cocoove

Look stylish and feel comfortable in this soft silk Tallulah Halter Satin Maxi Dress from Cocoove. With a braided and adjustable back detail, this dress is perfect as a bridesmaid dress that can be worn after the occasion.

Shop the Cocoove collection here

Leather handbags and clutches from Jane Hopkinson Bags

Make this special occasion a day to cherish with a beautiful handmade leather handbag from Jane Hopkinson Bags. Their collection of handmade leather evening bags crosses a varied section from leather clutches, leather across-body bags and hand-held evening bags.

Shop the Jane Hopkinson Bags Collection here

Sterling silver bridesmaid bracelets from Touch of Tweed

Touch of Tweed Bridal Lanreath Bracelet

Treat yourself and your bridesmaids to a truly elegant sterling silver beaded bracelet from Touch of Tweed. This beautifully detailed bracelet encompasses symbols that instantly make you think of the countryside or coast making it the perfect gift for those who love the outdoors.

Shop the Touch of Tweed collection here

Children’s Outfits for Weddings Made in Britain

Bespoke children’s waistcoats from Dawn Clarke Designs

Dawn Clarke Designs sustainable children’s waistcoat transforms something old into something new!

They stitch and re-work an adorable new waistcoat for a child aged up to 6 years old using a pre-loved adults tweed or wool jacket provided by you. A truly wonderful heirloom piece to celebrate the special day. Dawn also creates beautiful dresses for little girls too!

Shop the Dawn Clarke Designs collection here

Wedding Gifts Made in the UK & Decor

Giant bubble kit from Dr Zigs

Dr Zigs multi-award-winning bubble kits are all entirely UK made. Feel like a child again with these giant bubble kits, which are perfect for celebrating your special day.

Shop the Dr Zigs collection here

Bespoke personalised swing seat from Woods World Wide

Woods World Wide wedding swing seat

Handmade in Woods World Wide by Paul Williams’ Norfolk workshop, this solid oak swing seat can be personalised with up to 3 lines of text to include the couple’s names, the date of the wedding or phrases.

Shop the Woods World Wide by Paul Williams collection here

Sustainable bee-loving wedding favours from Appletree & Avalon

Appletree and Avalon wedding favours

These Bee Lavender Bags from Appletree and Avalon are filled with dried organic lavender which will leave rooms smelling beautiful. Hand these out as wedding favours to your guests for a eco-friendly alternative.

Shop the Appletree and Avalon collection here

Wedding Gifts Designed in the UK

Detailed charmed jewellery from Annie Haak Designs

Designed and hand-threaded on in the UK, give the gift that keeps on giving all year round. This Silver Charm Ring from Annie Haak Designs can be worn on its’ own or stacked with another from their stunning collection.

Shop the Annie Haak Designs collection here

Week before the wedding skincare kit from Neal’s Yard

Neal's Yard Bridal skincare kit

Make sure your skin is ready for the big day with the award-winning skincare kit from Neal’s Yard. Picking up awards from the Perfect Wedding Best Bridal Buys, this is the ultimate kit to ensure your skin is at its’ best.

Shop the Neal’s Yard collection here

Personalised wedding momentos from Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater personalised wedding gifts

Treat the happy couple to something wonderful the morning after the night before with a personalised wedding gift from Emma Bridgewater. The teapot, jug, or mug… choose the words, select the pattern, and give them a keepsake that will help them remember their big day forever.

Shop the Emma Bridgewater collection here

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