Hope all you bride to be’s out there are doing well with the planning? If your wedding date feels like it’s fast approaching and you need to do some serious ticking off the to-do list or perhaps you are planning well in advance for your wedding and are just getting the ball rolling on the wedmin, then you need to know about Brides The Show 2016, THE date for your diary this Autumn, and we have a special London Bride offer for our lovely brides-to-be!
Brides The Show is the most stylish bridal show in London and I’ve had the pleasure of attending for the last few years and have to say it really is one of the best shows to attend for any bride to be. It’s all part of the fun of being engaged, to indulge your newly engaged self with friends for some fun wedmin. The show gets bigger and better each year and with creative workshops, super stylish catwalk dresses plus amazing exhibitors, so for Brides The Show 2016, I’m sure you’ll be in for a treat come October!
If you want to have a bit of a behind the scenes look at last year’s show you can view my previous blog posts here and here.
If you book your tickets early then you can get 2 for 1 with the special London Bride promo code below! You have two weeks until 15th June before this offer expires so check in with your girlfriends/mum/sister/mother in law/husband to be and make sure it’s in the diary!
The Brides The Show website has all the latest info and further details on the event timings, exhibitors and location plus you can sign up to a newsletter to make sure you get all the latest news and event info for the show!
INFO & DETAILS
Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016
Business Design Centre, Islington, London
To book tickets and to receive the special 2 for 1 offer enter promo code:LB241 visit the website here(offer valid until 15/6/16)
With over 150 luxury exhibitors, expect a ton of inspiration for wedding dresses, cakes, honeymoons, diamonds (my favourite!) to stationery, accessories and all kinds of wedding suppliers that will help make your day everything you want it to be.
Brides Magazine Fashion director Bryony Toogood, will be creating the fashion forward bridal catwalk (so make sure you get your catwalk tickets!) and the theme sounds so much fun, inspired by the performers of a 1930s travelling circus, it’s all about glamour, showgirls and silver-screen icons. You’ll be able to see dresses from top British designers (and London Bride favourites) Halfpenny London, Suzanne Neville, Charlie Brear and Stephanie Allin.
The show is super stylish but all the exhibitors are friendly and welcoming, letting you get up close to the beading work on the dress, smelling the flowers or tasting the cake and chatting directly to the photographer. Whilst searching online and through blogs can provide lots of useful tips and ideas it’s a great opportunity to meet with people who may help to shape your day.
There’s also workshops so you can get your creative DIY wedding on along with bridal beauty tips from Bobbi Brown and an interactive travel hub for all things honeymoon.
For two weeks only London Bride is offering you 2-for-1 on entry and entry & catwalk tickets to Brides The Show! Use code LB241 and book here to take advantage of this fantastic offer which ends on the 15th June, so go go go!
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A preview of the stylish, affordable Autumn/Winter 2016 Needle and Thread bridal collection featuring heavily hand-beaded details, glamorous gowns and playful separates for fashion forward brides.
Victorian Lace Gown (£950)
I’m sure you’re already familiar with Needle & Thread for their stylish and embellished occasion-wear dresses, but after their first foray into bridal in late 2015 they are soon to release their newest bridal collection for AUTUMN/WINTER 2016 bridal collection and I wanted to give you a bit of a preview!
I was able to see the dresses in person, and hear from Founder and Creative Director (and all round lovely and inspiring lady Hannah Coffin) about her design process and this collection doesn’t disappoint for fashion forward and modern brides.
A beautiful Autumnal relaxed engagement shoot in Highbury by photographer Sarah Gawler for Groom Style Consultant, Sammy Aki and her fiancé Anaël.
Whilst I don’t tend to feature engagement shoots all that often, from time to time some just stand-out to me, and I think it’s actually great to show readers and couples that these shoots can be a really fun, special and useful part of the engagement and wedding planning.
This shoot by the very talented Sarah Gawler, captures couple Sammy and Anaël looking super relaxed around their home in Highbury. The beauty of a pre-wedding or engagement shoot is that it’s just natural beautiful photographs of the two of you. As Sammy mentions below in her story, nothing fussy just spending time together perhaps doing whatever you both enjoy and is actually a really fun thing to do amongst all the stress of the planning and wedmin!
It’s also a great way of getting to spend time with your photographer and for them to get to know you and of course helps ease the pressure of the photographs for the wedding day itself if you are a little camera shy!
Sammy and Anaël recently celebrated a traditional Ghanian London wedding and if you wondered why these guys are exceptionally well-dressed, that’s because Sammy is in fact a stylist at Sammy Aki, a groom style consultancy. So if you think your man may need a helping hand with his groom style, I highly recommend you get in touch with her!
For any brides planning an elegant London wedding, then this should be all the inspiration you need! Libby and Ben were married in September last year, and it encompasses everything a sophisticated London wedding is about.
From the meaningful Church ceremony to a ride in a white London cab, to the relaxed but grand setting of Home House it was a picture perfect day captured by Caught The Light.
Libby’s style is sophisticated and feminine in her Georgia by Jenny Packham dress, and Ben looks smart and relaxed in his beautiful blue suit. I love that you can still see little pieces of confetti in Libby’s hair throughout the day, the perfect ‘just married’ memento!
I love the slightly undone flowers by The Flower Appreciation Society against the more decadent backdrop of the venue, and the little details in their stationery, the delicious looking naked cake, to the canapés (those mini fish and chips!!) were well thought-through and all tied in beautifully to the day.