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Top tips for the perfect summer wedding

PUBLISHED: 12:04 18 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:04 18 July 2014

The open weave effect and cultured fresh-water pearls from London Road

The open weave effect and cultured fresh-water pearls from London Road

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Super summer weddings; top tips for your jewellery and venue

The perfect jewellery

We love these pretty jewellery pieces from London Road – there are choices for stylish brides and their mothers, plus treasured bridesmaids would be delighted to receive any of the collection as a keepsake.

London Road jewellery is created in the company’s own workshops, where this family-owned firm has been making fine jewellery for three generations.

Pearls are the staple of most jewellery collections. And while there is always a call for the classic, there is growing demand for more designed, unusual pearl jewellery.

London Road has put its stylish stamp on the traditional cultured freshwater pearl by cleverly mixing coloured pearls with diamonds and unusual gem stones. In white, yellow or rose gold, the collection includes a pendant (£350) with matching long drop earrings in labradorite with lustrous grey pearls (£330), as well as a winning rose quartz and blush-coloured pearl combination.

The natural world is the inspiration for London Road’s Willow collection which features an exciting and original use of organic shapes. The open weave effect of the textured, yellow gold represents woven willow twigs embellished with a scattering of cultured fresh-water pearls. This collection comprises rings, earrings and a pendant. Recommended retail price is from £225.

London Road stockists include Tom French, 1b Hermitage Parade, High Street, Ascot, SL5 7HE, tel 01344 624555, www.tomfrenchjewellery.co.uk; Deacons, 60 Northbrook Street, Newbury,RG14 1AH, tel 01635 529033, www.deacons-jewellers.com; and John Lewis at Reading, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes.

Find your dream venue

This is a great month for visiting weddings fairs, so can we point you in the direction of the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa in Ascot when a free evening event takes place on 12 June. The fair will be staged by Prestige Wedding Fairs (www.prestigeweddingfairs.co.uk) between 5 and 9pm. Find out more about this luxury hotel and spa, the wedding packages it arranges for the perfect event in any season, and pick up tips from the experts, and perhaps a very nice goody bag.

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