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.
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!
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 ***
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!
- To book tickets, and see the full exhibitor list and more visit: www.bridestheshow.co.uk
- The event will run from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Visit the website for more details: www.bridestheshow.co.uk/visiting
- 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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