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Listen up brides-to-be! The world's first wedding department store has opened in London

Everything from dresses and cakes to jewellery and bouquets will be at your disposal

by Sharnaz Shahid

Exciting news for brides and grooms-to-be! A department store solely focused on weddings has officially opened in London. Located beneath weddings and events venue One Marylebone, The Wedding Gallery is set to become the new epicentre of global wedding planning. This go-to destination will take couples through an enchanting 75-minute journey, offering an exclusive, year-round showcase of the latest wedding trends, inspiration and ideas across all elements of the planning process.

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The w​​​​orld's first wedding department store has opened in London

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Sections for perusal include the Perfumery to discover signature collections from leading brands including Roja Dove and Jo Malone and then to Urban Retreat, which provides a hair, make-up and beauty studio with cutting-edge treatments for men and women overseen by Creative Directors Ruby Hammer and Andrew Barton. Next on the tour are the wedding gifts, jewellery, and gowns as well as suits sections. Brides can take a look at brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab and Temperley London, while grooms can see tailored suits from Gieves & Hawkes, Thom Sweeney and Casely-Hayford.

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Brides can look at dresses, while grooms can take in suit designs

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Couples can also book a one-hour appointment with a stylist, the one-on-one will also include personal advice on a carefully selected range of bridal and menswear designers together with the opportunity to try on collection pieces. We spoke to Bojana, one of the stylists at The Wedding Gallery, who explained the importance having a fuss-free wedding. "When you start looking for a dress, it can be very stressful and overwhelming," she revealed. "[The bride] might be confused, they don't know what styles suit them. Here, a bride can come and have fourteen different designers in one place so she doesn't have to go from one boutique to another boutique - from romantic styles to classical or traditional, or even big princess style, or with swarvoski sparkles, or bespoke."

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There are lots of perfume and make-up counters

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She added: "We can create anything for her, we can do sketches and made to order. Every girl wants to have a beautiful dress and she wants to feel unique and special - this is the perfect place for her because we can find any type of bride her perfect dress… Brides come here and they can find everything - from their venue to the dresses, beauty, florists. They come here and everything is covered for them." The Wedding Gallery can be found at One Marylebone. For more information, visit weddinggallery.com

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