The Victoria

Say “I Do” Like a Duchess


July 17, 2014
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of The Goring

One of London’s most iconic, luxury hotels has recently partnered with one of London’s most-notable fashion designers! The Goring was first established in 1910, and has rightfully earned the reputation as one of London’s top, high-end, “quintessentially English” hotels. It was even where the Duchess of Cambridge chose to spend her last night of singledom before the royal wedding in 2011. Another iconic London staple, this time in the fashion world, is Gina Foster. She got her start with leading milliner Stephen Jones and has since become a successful hat and fascinator designer in her own right. Her work has regularly been worn by countless celebrities and members of the royal family.

It only made sense for these two power-houses to join forces and create the Gina Foster Goring Collection. The collection includes five hats suitable for any type of wedding guest and inspired by The Goring hotel itself. For example, the Goring hat is a floral bead creation inspired by The Dining Room’s pink Swarovski crystal chandeliers. On the flip side, the Victoria hat is a ladylike piece with light blue tones to match Room 59’s Damask Gainsborough silk. “Our hats tend to be traditional with a twist – just like The Goring,” says designer Gina Foster. “I was particularly inspired by the gorgeous silks from the Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company that are used on the walls of the rooms and suites – as well as the different sorts of people who stay in the hotel…”

The Gina Foster Goring Collection can be purchased here and prices start at $1,117. Looking to wear your hotel-inspired hat for your own wedding? If that’s the case, then where better to say “I do” than at The Goring itself in London? The historic hotel has the largest private hotel garden in London and is perfect for outdoor weddings. The Goring specializes in small, intimate weddings for up to 20 guests and has the highly trained staff to execute whatever you might want. The Goring is also the only family run, five star luxury hotel in London, so you know the service is unmatched.  For more information, visit

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