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London Bride’s Must See at Brides The Show

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It can be a teeny bit overwhelming when you visit a bridal show when your excitement is let loose, let alone one as bursting with inspiration as Brides The Show, so I’ve selected my ‘Top 10′ must visit exhibitors that are loved by London Bride and hopefully you will too..

Don’t forget you can receive 2for1 on entry tickets for the show so why not bring a friend, mum or even drag the other half along for free on 3rd – 5th October in Islington, just use the code BLOGLB at the checkout, and ta-da!

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Halfpenny London

I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of my brides choose an exquisite Halfpenny London design for their wedding day, along with visiting the beautiful boutique in person – the British made designs are truly stunning and perfect for the stylish fashion conscious bride with their romantic fabrics and feminine silhouettes. 

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Eagle Eyed Bride

This stationery is like walking into a candy shop, everything catches your eye! From metallic foil details, to the the little touches whether you are looking for invitations, table plans or on the day paper goods, there is so much choice! 

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Mr & Mrs Smith

A favourite of mine for personal holidays and mini breaks, they have the best selection of boutique hotels whether it’s a luxe London hotel for the wedding night, or maybe even a pre-wedding pamper holiday they will be able to offer some great advice and tips to suit your needs. They also have some amazing locations for destination weddings.  Oh to be here right now… 

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Charlotte Simpson

New on my radar is designer Charlotte Simpson who’s ready to wear collection is seriously stunning. Modern, clean lines and subtle details make these dresses so incredibly perfect for a city chic bride. 

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The Photo Emporium

There’s no denying that a photobooth is a must-have addition to any wedding, so for something a little different these guys offer some very unique options rather than a traditional booth which makes it even more fun! 

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Meringue Girls

If you’re on the lookout for an alternative to wedding cake then you can’t fail to notice these mini meringues in a rainbow of colours and flavours! Serve as dessert or let your guests indulge in a late night sugary snack! 

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Maids to Measure

Maids to Measure are prefect for bridesmaids dresses for every shape and size, as they have a great range of designs to flatter all your lovely ladies and in a beautiful array of colours so that you can mis-match styles and colours to your hearts content, guaranteed to keep the girls happy. 

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Freya Rose

Bridal shoes don’t have to be plain, Freya Rose designs are intricate and opulent, but something to suit each bride from floral touches to delicate lace detailing or for showstopper, these Ennis shoes will cause quite the stir…! 

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We Heart Pictures

As featured on London Bride, husband and wife team Charlie and Hector are for those looking for non-traditional wedding photography who are creative photographers telling beautiful and honest stories of your wedding day. 

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Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

For those wanting a cake with wow factor you won’t be disappointed. Beautifully crafted with incredible real detail Elizabeth’s  cakes are almost a shame to cut into but having been lucky enough to taste, believe me they taste as good as they look too. 

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Alex Monroe Wedding Jewellery – Beautiful Unique British Designs

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Whilst a lot of our blogger days are spent behind a desk, typing away, emailing non stop, one hundred tabs open on our browser whilst tweeting and pinning, some days believe it or not, we do get away from our desks and get to experience something super fun. Well my trip last week to view the ‘Tie the Knot’ collection at  the Alex Monroe jewellery boutique in London’s very hot right now, Bermondsey was one of those days. The boutique was showcasing all their incredibly unique wedding and engagement designs in their fine jewellery collection and boy did I have a serious case of the Magpies.

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I’ve followed Alex Monroe’s designs for a long time now [and a few of the items are always on my 'wish list] and I’m sure you all know THE bumble bee necklace, but there is so much more to his designs and indeed this little beautiful boutique is the perfect proof of that. I deny anyone to leave this store without one of their little sage green boxes. The London based designer has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years and is strongly inspired by nature and British eccentricity, which provides a whimsical charm to each piece.

Whether you’re a guy about to get on bended knee [kudos you for reading the blog if so] or a lady looking for inspiration or gifts for your own wedding then I cannot recommend a trip to this boutique enough. The team there are so welcoming and friendly and whilst the merchandising of the items is undeniably beautiful, they all know about the craft too so you can be sure they know their stuff and will advise you all the way, from the metals, to the shapes, sizes and of course the diamonds or stones, especially if you’re looking for something bespoke.

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At the boutique, there is a  bespoke design studio where you meet with one of the designers to talk through your ideas whether it’s for an engagement ring, or a custom Alex Monroe wedding band to perhaps suit your existing ring. The unique nature of the designs with your input make them so personal and it’s so nice to see where they are made, it all adds to the charm!

I fell in love with the utterly cool but girly Clustered Baby Wild Rose Fine Twist Ring [tried very hard to see if anyone would notice if I left with it, but don't worry, I was good], come on, just look at it! A close second was the Fine Bark Diamond Ring with Vine Detail which is the perfect mix of classic with a twist.

They have a great range of delicate stacking rings, which I really like the idea of for adding to as life events occur, first comes anniversary, engagement, wedding, eternity, you then create your own unique stack which is not only pretty but a lovely reminder of events too, whilst being an affordable way to build your jewellery collection.

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Let’s of course not be selfish here, there are other people to think about for jewels, your leading ladies perhaps or a gift for the soon to be Mr? Adorable trinket cufflinks and delicate bracelets, necklaces and earrings would all be very gratefully received I’m sure.

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I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites, for both the bride and the bridesmaids, anything take your fancy?

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Alex Monroe For the Bride: Clockwise: Aquamarine Hoya Ring / Hooray Disk Necklace with Diamond / Fine Bark Diamond Ring with Vine Detail / Baby Bee Charm Bracelet / Morganite Hoya Ring / Heritage Ring Five Eternity Ring / Wild Posy Twist Diamond Ring
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I could talk about jewels all day, but all I have to say is, if you are in the lovely pocket of London, you must pop in. But be warned, you may not come out empty handed.