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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… 

Mr & Mrs Smith at Brides The Show

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. 

Charlotte Simpson at Brides The Show

 

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! 

Photo Emporium at Brides The Show

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! 

Meringue Girls at Brides The Show

 

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…! 

Freya Rose at Brides The Show

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. 

We Heart Pictures at Brides The Show

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. 

Elizabeth's Cake Emporium at Brides The Show

Brides The Show – 3rd – 5th October, Islington London

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Brides The Show October 2014 Whilst my summer has gone by in a blur of weddings, I realise that with Autumn fast approaching [nooo!], there will have been the inevitable romance of summer proposals meaning lots of newly engaged couples and London Brides to be, which is all VERY exciting indeed!

BRIDES THE SHOW – 3rd – 5th OCTOBER 2014

So for anyone just engaged, who may be planning their wedding [and definitely for those that have even yet to start!] you’ll want to pay a visit to the upcoming Brides The Show which is back in October from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th and the best bit? It’s taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London making it so much more accessible for lots of you and London Bride readers can receive 2 for 1 on their tickets, see below for details. 

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INSPIRATION

I think attending a bridal show is part of the planning process, along with spending hours pouring over wedding blogs and folding down pages of bridal publications. It’s part of the fun, the experience and I know I always leave with a head spinning of creative ideas, a bag full of goodies and so many amazing supplier contacts. It’s also a very good excuse to get your girls or family involved and make a weekend of it, well it would be rude not to right? If you are planning on visiting keep an eye out on the blog as I’ll be posting a London Bride guide of some of my favourite things you can get up to whilst visiting the show!

As you’d expect, Brides The Show certainly gives the little black book a run for it’s money with it’s exhibitor list. You’ll be able to meet, chat with and see in person some of the most talented, creative and well-regarded players in the wedding industry with something for everyone and in all areas of your wedding planning both the pretty, and the practical [my sensible wedding planner head on there!]. Lots of London Bride favourites will be there on the day and I’ll be sharing with you some must-visit picks later on!

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EXPERIENCE

Brides The Show stands out for me as it offers some really fun experiences for visitors as well as a wealth of inspiration. You can book a fabulous personalised one-on-one bridal make-up lesson with a Bobbi Brown artist, have a cream tea with your Mum or family in the refreshing Tea Garden, get creative in the Imagination Room with some fun and useful live DIY workshops, pick up lots of planning tips from experts and the Editorial team at Brides during their On The Sofa sessions and of course celebrate with a glass of something from the Sommelier’s Table or Champagne Bar, which in my book is mandatory! Amongst all this, the show will provide beautiful inspiration for all areas of your wedding planning…

*** FASHION / CAKES / FLOWERS / BRIDAL BEAUTY / HONEYMOON / FOOD & DRINK / PHOTOGRAPHY / STATIONERY / BRIDESMAIDS / ACCESSORIES / TRANSPORT / VENUES / ENTERTAINMENT / HAIR / GIFT LIST / JEWELLERY / MOTHER OF THE BRIDE / GROOMS / RECEPTION STYLING ***

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STYLE

And I couldn’t not mention my favourite element of the show… The Catwalk of course! There are four catwalk shows throughout the day [so you can't miss it] and the theme for the upcoming show is ‘English Rose’ which no doubt means there will be an abundance of feminine, romance and British style – brought together by Bride’s magazine fashion director, Bryony Toogood. It’s also a great chance to see the first look at international bridal designers latest collections so it’s a must for the stylish bride!

DETAILS 

  • Ticket prices start at £20.00 for single tickets, but London Bride readers are able to receive 2 for the price of 1 just quote BLOGLB’ at the checkout! www.bridestheshow.co.uk/tickets

I will also be doing a series of posts about what to look out for at the show, the fashions and also my London Bride visitor guide! In the meantime, here’s a little taster of what’s to come!

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