Summer of love: The ultimate 2024 wedding season guide

Wedding season is officially upon us and love is in the air, which means it’s time to don your dancing shoes and get ready to revel in that heady, magical feeling that is unique to a mid-summer wedding. Whether you’re attending as a guest or as the star of the show, we’ve rounded up a shortlist of the best places to shop in the run-up to the big day.

Boden: Be the best dressed guest


Find the perfect fit for your summer wedding dates with Boden’s gorgeous occasionwear collection. There is something for every taste and body shape in this year’s line-up, with flattering silhouettes, bold colours and luxurious fabrics leading the way in wedding chic. Balancing comfort with style, these Wedding Guest Top Picks will keep you looking and feeling fabulous throughout the day and into the evening as the wedding party magic starts to come alive.

Whether it’s a UK wedding or a destination event, the Tie Back Detail Maxi Dress in Cyan lends an air of Mediterranean glamour that will make you feel anything but blue. Whimsical flutter sleeves and a figure-skimming bias cut make this an irresistible choice for sipping champagne under a cloudless July sky. Prefer a jumpsuit to a dress? Enter Clarissa, a stand-out piece with a fitted bodice and wide-leg trousers for a classy, eye-catching look. What’s more, it comes in Petite, Regular and Tall and a range of colours for ultimate flexibility

Shop occasionwear with impact at Boden and pick your perfect plus one. Warning: showers of compliments are inevitable.

Lounge: Luxurious lingerie for your big day


Feel as beautiful on the inside as you look on the outside with stunning bridal lingerie from Lounge. Crafted in the UK by expert designers, the Lounge bridal range marries comfort with class to bring you flawlessly feminine underwear sets that will make you glow from within.

Whether it’s intricate embroidery and lace details or seamless support you’re looking for, the collection offers a range of styles to suit every wedding dress and neckline. For strapless styles that need a bit of extra support, the super soft Luxury Strapless T-shirt Bra provides a gentle cleavage without compromising on comfort. For a racier look, the Francesca Intimates Set combines delicate lace with a sexy sheer cup and classic bridal garters for a knock-out figure that will send your other half’s pulse racing. Plus, the subtle powder blue detailing ticks off your ‘something blue’ in serious style.

Shop the collection and get ready to feel your sexiest self in a luxurious lingerie set that is (almost) too good to take off.

Fortnum & Mason: Unique gifts for the whole wedding party

Fortnum & Mason

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a thoughtfully chosen gift. Whether you’re buying for a pair of loved-up newlyweds, or you’re the happy couple gifting to your wedding party, Fortnum & Mason have you covered with their lavish gifting essentials.

If there’s one thing F&M are famous for, it’s their opulent hand-woven gifting hampers. Carefully curated for happy couples to enjoy whilst reliving the best day of their lives, the Wedding Day Hamper features elegant Blanc de Blancs Champagne and Strawberry & Champagne Preserve for a classy breakfast in bed.

For brides on the hunt for the right way to say thank you to their nearest and dearest, look no further than these specially selected wedding party gifts. The Bridesmaid Box is the perfect way to honour the special ladies in your life but be warned: there could be tears of joy from your bride tribe, so make sure they open them before make-up!

Stumped on what to give as wedding favours? Delight guests with a decadent treat in the form of Fortnum’s Marc de Champagne Truffles, finished to perfection with a gift box in the iconic Eau de Nil colourway.

Say “I do” with Astrid & Miyu

Astrid & Miyu

Whether you’re in your bridal era, or you’re gearing up to support a loved one as bridesmaid, Astrid & Miyu is the number one destination for modern yet timeless wedding jewellery. Looking for the perfect pair? A&M offers a range of gold and silver earrings, from simple studs to elegant hoops, to help you find your ideal match. For brides who want to set off their hairstyle with a statement earring, the Serenity Pearl Charm Hoops will do just that while adding extra glamour to your close-up shots. Wear these 18k gold plated hoops alone for a sumptuous yet sleek look, or stack with Huggies for a curated effect.

Once you’ve got earrings sorted, don’t forget to complete your look with complementary pieces from the range. Team the Serenity Hoops with the Serenity Pearl Beaded Necklace for a polished finish. This exquisite necklace sits just above the collarbone, putting a fresh twist on the classic pearl choker. Whether your dress is simple and chic or dazzlingly embellished, it’s dainty enough to add interest to your décolletage without detracting from the main event.

Whatever your look, find the perfect finishing touches with Astrid & Miyu. Shop the full Wedding Edit online & in-store

Goldsmiths: From here to eternity


Each love story is unique, and so it follows that the choice of wedding rings should be too. With over 230 years in the business, heritage jeweller Goldsmiths has delivered stunning adornments to generation after generation of happy brides. When it comes to choosing the perfect ring for your beloved, you couldn’t be in safer hands.

With exquisite designs to suit all tastes, the Diamond Collection combines timeless style with effortless beauty for every type of bride. Whether you favour the clean elegance of a white gold band or the traditional richness of yellow gold, you’ll be spoilt for choice with their range of engagement rings and wedding bands.

For a love that transcends time, an eternity ring is the ultimate symbol of devotion. Set your promise in stone with a Platinum Diamond Pave Eternity Ring. Beautifully crafted from the finest platinum, this elegant ring is set with a full line of radiant diamonds, creating an unbroken band of light that reflects the timeless nature of your love.

Make the ultimate declaration of love to your soulmate with this show-stopping ring that will mesmerise everyone who lays eyes on it.


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