This post is really just to indulge my love of shopping, and in particular my love of shopping at small independent shops, makers and sellers – of which there are a plethora in London.
It’s that time of year where you may well be attending a wedding, or if you’re on the planning side, you may be looking to find some nice gifts for the wedding party or as thank you’s. I thought I’d round up some of my favourite items for a range of budgets that are either made in London or at least from independent sellers in London that I think would make great presents or gifts and are the most part, pretty gender neutral I’d say.
Now all you need to do is click on the link, buy and take all the credit. It’s OK, I won’t tell….
El and Darren had a cool, relaxed wedding at Tanner Warehouse in Bermondsey. A very stylish couple, with the bride designing her own wedding dress!
My first thought when I was blogging this wedding was, hmm a couple of those guests look a little bit familiar. Ever get that? Well, as it happens the bridesmaid and best man are in fact some friends I’ve met through the other half so whatdayaknow. Small world, and hi to Lucy & Sam if they’re reading this!
My second thought was wow, LOVE the bride’s dress – the neckline, silhouette and back detail are super striking and unusual, so I hurriedly skimmed my eyes through the credits in the submission form only to realise that in fact the bride designed it herself. SKILLS.
It’s no mean feat designing your own wedding dress I’m sure (not that I would know, but how on earth can you even start the process?) but bride El with her background in Fashion, did just that and what an amazing creation. High five to this super talented creative bride, and bridesmaid Lucy who designed their dresses too.
My third thought was, I love these photographs from Lisa Jane Photography. A lovely capture of a cool, relaxed London wedding, so I hope you do to…
Beautifully unique, organic and handmade alternative wedding rings and jewellery by WEAREARROW for couples looking for something a little more unusual.
Sometimes I realise I take for granted living in a city absolutely bursting with creative makers, talented crafters and unique designers that are just so inspiring. I stumbled upon WeAreArrow, a small jewellery brand with a studio in East London and well, I just had to share their alternative and unique wedding rings and jewellery.
When it comes to wedding jewellery I feel like more and more couples are opting to branch out from the stereotypical solitaire and plain wedding band and of course, why not?
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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