Proposal Stories | Jordan & Becca

She wasn't quite the girl next door, but 'the girl upstairs'. Becca lived above Jordan's for 9 months before they finally met. As a luxury wedding planner, Becca has seen it all, so Jordan had to find the perfect way to propose to impress. Find out all the proposal details, and see the dream wedding location that stole Becca's heart..

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GuidesSam Nobes
Queensmith Loves | Danse Lente

From Pandora Sykes to Eva Chen, fashion experts and influencers alike are obsessing over new the ‘it bags’ by Danse Lente. Playful, curious and architectural in form, here’s what we think of the leather goods brand taking London, New York and the World by storm.

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GuidesSam Nobes
Queensmith Loves | MARINA London

‘I asked myself, “what isn’t there in the market right now?”’ which is how Marina arrived at her happy medium - silk. And we’re so glad she did. Inspired by the sartorial minimalist greats, from Stella McCartney to Alexander Wang, Marina found a way to...

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Proposal Stories | Luiz & SJ

Our very own SJ got engaged to partner Luiz this Valentine's Day whilst on a whirlwind trip to Australia. Together with the Queensmith design team, Luiz secretly designed SJ's dream pear halo, rose gold engagement ring. Read how Luiz proposed on a secluded beach as the sun was setting 

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GuidesSam Nobes
Queensmith Loves | Cosmetics à la Carte

As creators of bespoke beauties ourselves, we love finding other London-based bespoke services. And who knew there was a high street store for bespoke beauty? Introducing Cosmetics a la Carte, makeup suppliers to the stars, with a Sloane Square a store for everyone.

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A Guide to Coloured Gemstones

From subtle sheens to bold and bright statements, we think coloured gemstones are amongst nature’s greatest beauties. With a rainbow of choice, the world is your oyster when it comes to finding the right hue for you. So from their geological origins to the history and lore surrounding each stone, here’s our run down of the most suitable coloured gemstones for your fine jewellery or engagement ring.

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Queensmith Loves | Bridal Editor

With a trillion and one wedding blogs on the internet at the moment, and more popping up all the time, it can be a little overwhelming finding a blog you feel truly understands the needs of a 21st century bride. Rifle through the outdated advice found in the traditional wedding magazines, and eventually you might...

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GuidesSam Nobes
Queensmith Loves | The Laslett

Notting Hill is one of London's favourite hotspots, for exploring your creativity, stumbling upon antique gems, and taking in the local cultures of West London. The Laslett is a stylish hotel, drawing design inspiration from British art and Notting Hill's effervescent vibes. The perfect London hotel for any culture vultures 

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Nail The Latest Bridal Manicure Trends

Studies have shown that when viewing a photograph of a ring, viewers will direct 48% of their gaze at the engagement and wedding ring - obvs - but 20% of their attention will be on your nails. So whether you’re looking for the perfect manicure for you engagement photos, hen party or the big day, here are the bridal nail trends we’re predicting will be big this year.

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Guides, Wedding PlannerSam Nobes
Queensmith Loves | Present & Correct

Present and Correct was first set up by two graphic design enthusiasts. After searching the world for the best in vintage and modernist design, the pair opened up shop in London, to fulfil the love of all things stationery that is in us all

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GuidesSam Nobes
Last Minute Valentine's Getaways

The post Christmas period before Spring kicks off can be little gloomy, so why not brighten up your February with a last minute getaway. The perfect solution for a long Valentine's weekend trip, from sunny Santorini to rolling views of Positano and culturally-rich Lisbon. The world is your oyster.

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GuidesSam Nobes
Queensmith Loves | Fjura

Taking flower arranging to new, sculptural heights, founder Simone Gooch has found fans amongst the likes of Vogue, Chanel, and Glossier. From fashion houses to private functions and weddings, the minimal ethos behind Fjura has made it London's most notable florist.

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Guides, Wedding PlannerSam Nobes
Proposal Stories | Liam & Sarah

This happy couple met aged 14 when paired as lab partners at school. Watch the moment Liam proposed to Sarah after completing the London Marathon, complete with 30 friends and family, plus a camera crew in tow. (And take a peek at *that* stunning halo engagement ring..)

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GuidesSam Nobes