Having been tweeting each other for endless months, I finally met the lovely Sangeeta Laudus at The Four Seasons Park Lane in February when we found ourselves on a crash course in cake decorating run by the fabulous GC Couture team. As we giggled our way through making teddy bears and cupcakes, we had a chance to really get to know each other, and not from behind a keyboard. She told me all the exciting news about the boutique, and I had no shame in admitting how much I am in love with their beautiful accessories, in my mind, one of the best suppliers this industry has. Two weeks ago I ventured into town to take a look for myself at the boutique, I do insist in experiencing venues and suppliers first hand if I am to recommend them.
Chatting over lunch, Sangeeta told me how they had started and where this journey has taken them. Founded 10 years ago Sangeeta and Olivier (nothing better than a husband and wife team) launched with a collection of wedding ring cushions, then quickly grew the range and launched an online accessory shop in 2006.
In 2011, Olivier moved onto the high street, opening their first studio within award-winning hair salon Jordan Burr (www.jordanburr.com). This year the boutique was expanded and they have taken over the basement to firmly become London’s finest accessory provider, sumptuously decorated, ideally placed off Oxford Street.
This was a chance to catch up, talk wedding news, and see the wonderful new boutique. I must say, it is stunning, particularly fabulous for a magpie such as myself. This is a veritable emporium of accessories for your big day. (They also have one of the best mirrors I have ever seen! Don’t worry if that does not make sense, it will once you visit).
The new Olivier Laudus wedding accessory boutique is a sanctuary of calm from the hustle and bustle of London’s busiest shopping street and offers affordable luxury for the modern bride. From statement headbands, bridal jewellery and now also introducing wedding shoes and veils, brides are able to find everything they need to complete their perfect wedding day look under the expert and friendly guidance of Olivier, and with complimentary refreshments.
Chic, stylish and in-keeping with the brand’s contemporary feel, the boutique has two distinct areas. A glamorous minimalist space for the jewellery and shoes with grey lizard effects and mirrored furniture; while the veil section has dreamy duck egg blue Laura Ashley wallpaper and a vintage-style mirror (YES! that mirror!). With soft lounge music playing in the background and the smell of gorgeous candles.
If you want a boutique that is comfortable and relaxed, where you can look without pressure, be given expert advice then this is the place to come!
ALERT!!! HOLD THE FRONT PAGE! Here is a sneak peak for you…….if you would like to win a fabulous hair comb from the boutique, make sure you download our Jul/Aug issue next week and enter the amazing competition to win this!!
Consultations are by appointment at 63 Wigmore Street, WIU 1PX (nearest stations Bond Street or Oxford Circus), with evening and weekends available. To book your appointment, do contact the boutique:
Phone: 020 8374 1239