As every bride knows, wedding planning isn't just about the big things like choosing a venue or finding the perfect photographer (both of which The Wedding A-List is here to help with!). It's also about the dozens of little details that really make a wedding special and uniquely you. From hair accessories to flower girl dresses and gifts for your bridesmaids, they're all super important but finding them all can take time and as your wedding day looms there's nothing more stressful than a long to-do list.
Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier if there was one beautiful boutique where you could get them all?! And tick off some of the really big decisions while you're at it? Well, get yourself to West London because The Boutique & Co is the place where bridal dreams really do come true.
Founded in 2016, The Boutique & Co is the simply genius brainchild of two of the wedding industry's finest - make-up artist extraordinaire, Tori Harris, and designer of the most beautiful bridal accessories, Victoria Millésime. Both were already running their own very successful brands, with a combined 14 years experience in the wedding industry, and they decided to team up when they both wanted to find a physical retail space that their individual brands could call home. What started as a simple partnership sparked something new and exciting, and their shared space quickly became The Boutique & Co.
Nestled in the heart of West London, The Boutique & Co is an independent boutique which offers a unique experience for brides - a treasure trove of beautifully curated brands where you can find almost everything you'll need for your wedding day in a really stylish, relaxed environment.
In 2017, the amazing bridal designer Lucy Martin joined the team and The Boutique & Co is first and foremost home to these three fabulous, independent brands. We'll be featuring them all in more detail on the blog soon, but here's a little of what you can expect from your visit to The Boutique & Co.
Tori Harris Makeup & Hair is an elite agency of talented, handpicked hair and make-up artists led, of course, by Tori. Specialising in natural, polished bridal make-up and stunning bridal hairstyles, Tori's team are available for weddings throughout London, the South East, the Cotswolds and beyond. The team are all hugely experienced and with three levels available, there is a perfect option for every budget. All hair and make-up trials are carried out in the beautiful make-up studio space in The Boutique & Co, so you can relax and be pampered while shopping for all the other little details!
Victoria Millésime designs stunning bridal hairpieces and accessories. From beautifully ornate headpieces and hair combs to delicate hair pins, you can find the perfect hair accessory for every bridal look. Victoria also designs gorgeous bridal jewellery, beautiful bridal belts and genuinely stylish garters - so you can pick up all of your accessories in one go! What's so brilliant is that since you'll just have had your hair and make-up trial you can try the hair pieces on with your actual bridal hairstyle - so you can really see how they'll look on the day. I know - genius! Not only is Victoria an amazing designer - she actually hand-makes each and every piece at her desk in The Boutique & Co (which I witnessed and she is so talented I could just watch her work all day!) and can work with you to create bespoke pieces too.
Lucy Martin Bridal joined the party last year, and the lower floor of The Boutique & Co is now home to her lovely studio. Lucy is the incredibly talented designer of bespoke wedding dresses for stylish, modern brides. Her clean, simple designs made from French lace and Italian silk are elegant and beautifully bridal without being overly traditional. She has a gorgeous collection which you can choose from and make adjustments to, or you can work with Lucy to create a completely bespoke design. Either way, your dress will be handmade by Lucy's amazing dressmakers in the studio.
So, you've got your dress, hair and make-up and ALL your accessories sorted. Pretty good, huh? But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Boutique & Co team have curated the most beautiful selection of premium quality, brilliantly priced bridal brands so you really can tick off all those pretty details on your list. Here are just some of the other fabulous things you can pick up at The Boutique & Co -
The perfect wedding morning robes - including mini ones for flower girls which are possibly the sweetest things I've ever seen!
And so many other gorgeous treats!
And that's not all - the clever team at The Boutique & Co have also recently partnered with Matchimony to design an exclusive range of stylish, affordable bridesmaids dresses! They've taken their extensive experience working with brides and bridal parties and designed a fashion forward range of dresses, separates, overlays and accessories based on what their customers have been asking for. From flowing chiffon and tulle skirts to lace crop tops and satin camisoles, the whole collection is beautifully pretty with a real fashion edge, and with so many options you can create a really unique look for your bridesmaids. The Boutique Collection is available in an amazing 40 colours too, so you can complement your chosen colour theme perfectly.
If that isn't the perfect shopping day then I don't know what it! The team at The Boutique & Co are absolutely lovely and they've created a beautiful space where you will be pampered, looked after and will definitely want to buy everything!
If you want to visit The Boutique & Co, it's best to book an appointment. You can find all the details on their website, or contact them by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or telephone 0203 441 9620.
If you're not London based or can't make the trip to West London, the great news is you can also shop online on the beautiful The Boutique & Co website!
And of course, make sure to follow them on Instagram!
All images provided by The Boutique & Co
Boutique images by Claire Graham Photography