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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!

London Bride is an official show blogger with Brides The Show, sponsored content. 

Modern Vintage Romantic Wedding Shoot – Chosen Wedding Fair

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Modern Vintage Styled Romantic Inspired Wedding Shoot by Paola De Paola

Whilst we’re used to seeing lots of ‘vintage’ inspired wedding shoots, I love the fun fresh style to this shoot that puts a more modern spin on the whole styling. This shoot was the brain child of photographer Paola de Paola and Lauren of French Made with Curious Fair and Chosen Wedding stepping on board to bring things together further.

The project was a collaboration with talented friends and suppliers who are exhibitors at the upcoming Chosen Wedding Fair which will take place on Sunday 27th April at Islington Assembly Hall. 

“With the idea of showcasing a contemporary styled vintage wedding – the style of Chosen Wedding Fairs – we hope that the images show the unique, bespoke and fresh ideas that are on offer from these and more talented suppliers who are part of the Chosen family, as well as the fun, freedom and exhilaration that two people share on their wedding day.” 

The shoot that took place at alternative wedding venue, a Victorian warehouse Brixton East showcases a modern vintage romantic ‘secret wedding’ which offers a fresh approach just like the Chosen Wedding Fair aims to do. “We really wanted to show how contemporary styling could bring a different look or edge to a vintage styled wedding, offering an alternative fresh look to what is already lovely, but may have been done before. Finding Brixton East was a fantastic part of the journey in planning the shoot, the brickwork walls, wooden flooring and rustic feel set the perfect backdrop for the playful ‘secret wedding’ shoot bursting with colour, excitement and a lot of tiny details to bring the wow factor to life.”

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Curious Fair who also style the Chosen Wedding Fair’s event interior design – set chose a very romantic pink and pastel colour palette interspersed with glitter and sequins giving it a contemporary Art Deco vibe – something that the venue for our April fair encapsulates at the Deco built Assembly Hall in Islington. They also created geometric shape decorations placed throughout the sequinned tablescape. They created a couple of Art Deco inspired headdresses made from upcycled jewellery.

French Made owner Lauren combines her French background and love for fantastic tasting and high quality food with her now London based eclectic, rustic and vintage inspired style, they will be exhibiting with Chosen Wedding Fair in October.

Paola is a London based photographer who’s style of work encapsulates Chosen Wedding Fair’s vision – bringing to life contemporary but with a vintage style twist, you van meet Paola on April 27th and October 19th.

The Chosen Wedding Fair was created in 2012 by a frustrated bride-to-be, and has steadily been growing as it aims for a fresh and fun way to discover and design your own unique personalised wedding. Chosen work very hard to handpick each exhibitor and they are fortunate enough to showcase excellent talent from bespoke designer makers and vintage aficionados in the surrounding area. 

Their upcoming London event is held at Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday April 27th and also later in the year on October 19th 2014. To find out more information or to book tickets visit their website: www.chosenwedding.com

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Film-makers Lovestorage also captured the shoot on this fun film, enjoy!

It’s a pleasure to feature this shoot that showcases so many fabulous London wedding suppliers so do check out the credits below of all those involved!

Location: Brixton East/ Photographer: Paola de Paola / Designer + Stylist: Curious Fair /Headpieces: Curious Fair / Cake Designer: French Made / China + Props: Mrs Terrence / Hair + make up: Cristina Pala Hair Make up / Decor : The Sweet Hostess / Promoter: Chosen Wedding Fair / Flowers:  Ladybird Flowers  / Veil: Kelly Spence Bridal Design / Suit: Tweed Addict / Dresses: Days of Grace Vintage / Videographer: Love Storage  /Models: Adeline & Scott

* Entry closes Wednesday 23rd, winners will be contacted by email on Thursday 24th April