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Brides The Show Islington 30th September – 2nd October London 25% Off Tickets

Brides The Show is back this Autumn in Islington from 30th September to 2ND October in London PLUS DISCOUNT FOR LONDON BRIDE READERS

 

Brides The Show is one of the best wedding shows there is and it’s the perfect chance whether you have just started your wedding planning or you need a bit of motivation mid-way through to have fun and be inspired. Having personally visited the previous Brides The Show over the past few years, it’s a really inspiring event and of course a great chance to connect with suppliers, hear from experts and pick up lots of ideas for your own wedding. It’s one of those occasions to just truly enjoy being a bride and it’s definitely one to attend with either your fiancee, bridesmaids, mum or sister to make a day of it – indulge away I say!

Read more about Brides The Show over on the blog

INFO & DETAILS
FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER TO SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2016
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, ISLINGTON, LONDON
RECEIVE 25% OFF BY ENTERING PROMO CODE: LB25
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE 

Brides The Show 2016 – The London Bride Guide!

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

It’s not long now until BRIDES THE SHOW 2016 which we are very excited for especially since I (Charley), will be holding sessions in the VIP Lounge on Sunday, so we hope to see some of you there! We’ve put together a useful style guide on which suppliers and styles to look out for at the show! 

brides-the-show-2016-suppliers_0025We thought we’d put together a little style guide for those visiting so you don’t get too overwhelmed/distracted with the huge array of inspiration there, here’s what we think you may want to keep an eye out for although this is just a very small selection of the amazing suppliers and stylish offerings that will be there showcasing!

Brides The Show is taking place in Islington from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, and if you have yet to get your tickets, then London Bride readers receive 25% off tickets with special promo code LB25! 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK + ENTER PROMO CODE LB25
Stationery

Modern wedding stationery by e.y.i loveWe’re big fans of modern, fun stationery and the designs from e.y.i love are just that! We particularly like the Laura suite as seen with it’s bang on trend blush card and gold foil writing a winning design combo!

Modern feather lasercut stationery by CuttureIf you’re after something a little more bespoke and luxurious, paper gurus and designers Cutture produce beautiful laser cut stationery ranging from place names to signage to invitation suite designs that tell your story, all uniquely made and beautifully crafted. This feather invitation is bohemian yet timeless.

Bridesmaids
Two Birds Bridesmaids Dresses

If you have more than a couple of bridesmaids in your girl gang, traipsing around the high street or sending out multiple dresses in a number of sizes via online stores can be a bit of a headache! Two Birds Bridesmaids make life much easier and more fun for you and the girls! There are a number of styles within their collections, but the dress is essentially the same, but can be tied and styled in different ways and in a huge variety of colours – whether you want matching or mis-matching there will be a style to please everyone (well, fingers crossed!).

Maids To Measure Bridesmaid Dresses

Why not make a day of dressing up by taking gathering all your girls in London at the Maids to Measure boutique to find them each a dress that both compliments your wedding and their shape and style. From feminine floaty fabrics to sexy backs, the range of designs and fabrics are great to personalise each bridesmaid’s individual style and whether you’re a girly girl looking for peaches and pinks or going for classic navy or black they have so many colours to choose from!

Accessories + Shoes
Debbie Carlisle Wild Rose Bridal Acecssories

I’ve personally known designer Debbie from Debbie Carlisle designs for quite a few years now and her bridal accessory collections every year get stronger and stronger. Her new collection ‘Wild Rose’ is ethereal, delicate and just the right amount of sparkle for boho, romantic or classic brides.

Freya Rose Bridal Shoes

One of the UK’s leading shoe designers, Freya Rose bridal shoes encapsulate glamour and luxury in each design. The shoes have the most stunning detailing, and the Freya Rose signature of bejeweled adornments, sumptuous materials and inspiring embroidery make these shoes a work of art and definitely ones to show off! We love the little touch of lace and fashion forward (and comfortable!) ankle tie detail on this pair!

Fashion

This is hard to just pick a few favourites as there are so many amazing bridal fashion designers that you can see more from at the show. There’s also the designer catwalk highlighting the latest trends and designs. However here’s a few we think you’ll want to make a stop by…

Charlotte Simpson Bridal

Many of my own bridal clients seem to want modern minimalist simplicity from a bridal designer, and Charlotte Simpson definitely ticks that box. Simple structures in stunning fabrics but with effortlessly elegant and feminine cuts are perfect for the contemporary and stylish fuss-free bride.

Halfpenny London Bridal

For those wanting effortlessly chic and timeless style with utter romance and sophistication then you can’t miss Halfpenny London. You’ll fall head over heels for the designs from Kate Halfpenny which include incredibly romantic laces, fashion forward fabrics, and feminine silhouettes that fit like a dream. I guarantee you’ll spend a while browsing through the dresses and just daydreaming…

Andrea Hawkes Bridal

Another modern designer is Andrea Hawkes, who welcomes individual ideas to create bespoke dresses for brides based on their collection of gowns. They work with you to either create a made to measure dress or for a one-off fully bespoke gown for those wanting something completely unique. Think luxurious fabrics such as European silks and French laces the dresses are made to a very high standard, which is clear to see in the designs.

Sanyukta Shrestha BridalLondon based Sanyukta Shrestha’s latest collections bring eco-luxe to brides with their luxurious and organic and fair-trade use of fabrics. The new collection is simply stunning with incredibly delicate fabrics and flattering styles that are effortless to wear.

Florists

There are a few highlights of Brides the Show for me. One is the catwalk, two is the cake, and three – it’s the flowers. The efforts of the florists showcasing last year was phenomenal, I spent hours at their stands admiring at their creativity, innovation and every perfect detail. If you haven’t got your florist yet, you’d be hard pushed not to come away from the show without one!

Electric Daisy Farm Flowers

I recently met florist Fiona and was struck by her absolute passion, creativity and joie de vivre! Electric Daisy Flower Farm grows seasonal flowers on their very own farm for use in their floral designs for weddings and events. If you are looking to go for British seasonal flowers Fiona will be able to let you know what flowers you can expect around your wedding date.

Hiding In The City Florist

Last year the stand from Hiding In The City was one of my absolute favourites (see above!). It was like a beautiful jungle, so green, vibrant and creative. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what florist Sarah will be creating this year, it’s bound to be very visually impactful and fun!

Cakes
Georgia's Cakes

Last but not least, the cake! I’m very excited to see Georgia’s Cakes creations up close (here’s hoping there may be samples?!). If you’re looking for something fun, these are playful and creative.

Hope that small snippet round up of some stylish finds at Brides The Show 2016 has helped prepare you for the inspiration you’ll be inundated with (in a good way of course!) and look forward to seeing some of you there.

Brides The Show is taking place in Islington at the Business Design Centre from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October

London Bride readers receive 25% off tickets with special promo code LB25! 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK + ENTER PROMO CODE LB25

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25% Off Tickets To Brides The Show This Autumn + Current Inspiration

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Events Calendar

Feature Brides The ShowPhotography by London Bride

Brides The Show is back! This Autumn visit London’s inspiring wedding show, meet with suppliers, get crafty, swoon over wedding day style and have fun being a bride-to-be! 

Brides The Show 2016

This Autumn sees the exciting return of the excellent Brides The Show taking place in Islington, London from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, and London Bride readers receive 25% off tickets with special promo code LB25! 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK + ENTER PROMO CODE LB25

Brides The Show is one of the best wedding shows there is and it’s the perfect chance whether you have just started your wedding planning or you need a bit of motivation mid-way through to have fun and be inspired. Having personally visited the shows the past few years, it’s a really inspiring event and of course a great chance to connect with suppliers, hear from experts and pick up lots of ideas for your own wedding. It’s one of those occasions to just truly enjoy being a bride and it’s definitely one to attend with either your fiancee, bridesmaids, mum or sister to make a day of it – indulge away I say!

INFO & DETAILS
FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER TO SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2016
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, ISLINGTON, LONDON
RECEIVE 25% OFF BY ENTERING PROMO CODE: LB25
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE 
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Brides The Show 2016 London – Special London Bride Offer!

AISLE STYLE, Accessories, Beauty, Bridal Style, Bridesmaid, Groom, INSPIRATION, Design & Decor, DIY, Florals, Food & Drink, Music, Stationery, PLANNING, Events Calendar

Photography by London Bride

Brides The Show 2016 London - UK Wedding FairHope 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!

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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!
Brides The Show 2016 London - UK Wedding Fair

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 The Show 2016 London - UK Wedding Fair

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.

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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.

Brides The Show 2016 London - UK Wedding Fair

Treat yourself to a VIP ticket or book yourself into the Bridal Brunch experience for the ultimate girly day out. Plus don’t miss the preview night, where you can see the stunning Circus themed catwalk debut.

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! 

This post is in collaboration with Brides The Show, so thank you for supporting our sponsors!

Brides The Show Catwalk + Fashion Highlights

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style, Bridesmaid, INSPIRATION, PLANNING

Photography by London Bride

Secret Garden Catwalk Brides The Show

As part of my visit, Brides The Show catwalk is a definite personal highlight. I mean who wouldn’t like to sit FROW and look at pretty dresses swirling by? On the Friday night preview, there was an exclusive Jenny Packham catwalk showcasing her 2016 collection that was shown in NYC, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the characters in the play.

During the weekend there was of course the ‘Secret Garden’ themed catwalk styled to perfection by Bryony Toogood Fashion Director at Brides Magazine, which was so exciting to see. A plethora of bridal designers showcasing designs from their latest collections or exclusives. It was so lovely to see the buzz of brides to be falling in love with the potential ‘one’ in front of their eyes.

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Brides The Show 2015 Style Highlights

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING

Photography by London Bride

brides-the-show-2015-londonbride_0198This weekend was spent soaking up serious wedding inspiration at Brides The Show. From floral fantasies to dreamy destinations, secret garden inspired dresses and details big and small, so I’m sharing with you the style highlights from the show. 

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BRIDES THE SHOW 2015

BRIDES THE SHOW – FRIDAY 2ND – SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER

Now in its fourth season, Brides The Show, the UK’s leading luxury bridal show, returns to London in October with a stellar line up of content unrivalled by any other wedding event.

At its core is a curated edit of more than 130 industry experts, including a line-up of leading bridal designers, florists, photographers, cake-makers, honeymoon experts and caterers.

Visitors can expect the freshest ideas, the highest quality craftsmanship and the very latest trends all overseen by journalists and stylists behind Brides, the UK’s number one best-selling quality bridal magazine.

BOOK HERE FOR YOUR 2-4-1 TICKETS WITH DISCOUNT CODE LB241

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Joining the line-up of British and international designers this year will be Amanda Wakeley, Halfpenny London, Catherine Deane, Ian Stuart, Stephanie Allin, Sassi Holford, Naomi Neoh, Charlie Brear and Suzanne Neville. Five daily catwalk shows will deliver more incredible dresses than any other year. 

Brides The Show is also delighted to announce an exclusive collaboration with A-list designer Jenny Packham. Attending the event on the Friday preview evening, Jenny will showcase her 2016 NY Bridal Week catwalk show, including a recreation of her gorgeous A Midsummer Night’s Dream set. This one-off catwalk show will also feature a selection of designs that have been created by Jenny exclusively for Brides The Show – dresses that have never been seen in public before.

BOOK HERE FOR YOUR 2-4-1 TICKETS WITH DISCOUNT CODE LB241

Fashion Forward Inspiration with Brides The Show

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style, PLANNING

For all fashion loving brides there’s just a few days left until BRIDES THE SHOW this weekend, so make sure you’ve got your tickets for the show which is on from Friday evening until Sunday!

Definitely a highlight for me (and I suspect most of the brides attending!) is the catwalk show, which always offers amazing inspiration, full of beautiful, fashion forward bridal style. The daily catwalk shows are created and styled by the magazine’s fashion director Bryony Toodgood and this year the story echoes the oh so romantic story of The Secret Garden, a perfect theme that could translate well into a wedding day.

You can pre-book front row seats with a Gold ticket entry to see the very latest collections from the best international designers, and there will be a Friday evening PREVIEW NIGHT (which London Bride will be attending!) with Jenny Packham showcasing her hotly anticipated 2016 NY Bridal Week catwalk show, including dresses designed exclusively for Brides The Show.

Here are a few of London Bride’s dress picks from just some of the designers showcasing at the event.

So if you’re a fashion loving bride it’s definitely the place for you because there will be some incredible bridal designers at the show giving you a chance to have a look through all the gorgeous dresses in one place. Whether you are after minimalist, fashion-forward, romantic or classic, joining the line-up of British and international designers this year will be Jenny PackhamAMANDA WAKELEY, HALFPENNY LONDON, CATHERINE DEANEIAN STUARTSTEPHANIE ALLIN, SASSI HOLFORD, NAOMI NEOH, CHARLIE BREAR and SUZANNE NEVILLE. Five daily catwalk shows will deliver more incredible dresses than any other year.

BOOKING

BRIDES THE SHOW, 2-4 October 2015

Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1 0QH

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

*London Bride readers can get 2 for 1, just make sure you quote LB241 at the checkout. *

TIMES

Friday 4 October:  5pm – 9pm

Saturday 5 October: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 6 October: 10am – 4pm

TICKET INFO

£20 (White ticket), £35 (Gold VIP ticket includes a reserved front row seat to the Catwalk)

Bridal Brunch Ticket £45

This post is in collaboration with Brides The Show,  London Bride is the Official Show Blogger

Brides The Show – London – Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Suppliers

If you are planning a wedding for next year, or have just got engaged, Autumn is the perfect time to get back into wed-min mode after a bit of a summer break, and this October is the return of the brilliant Brides The Show which will be once again taking place in Islington, London from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October, see end of post for full details.

Even more fun is I’m thrilled to announce on the Saturday, I will be joining fellow blogger Karen from the fabulous Smashing The Glass to chat ‘On The Sofa’ about ‘What to stay in control of and what to leave to others on your big day’ so would love to meet some of you there!

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Brides The Show London

Brides The Show stands apart from other wedding fairs as it really does have an amazing array of both content, inspiration and of course exhibitors. It’s a feast on the wedding senses and definitely all part of the wedding planning experience (the fun bit, anyway!).

One of my favourite themes that just keeps getting stronger and stronger is Modern Metallics, inspired by just some of the curated 130 designers and companies such as florists, shoes, cakes and stationery, here’s a a few of my favourite metallic-detailed picks!

Modern Metallics by London Bride - Brides The Show

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Brides The Show – 2015 – 2nd – 4th October London

AISLE STYLE, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Advice

For those who perhaps weren’t engaged this time last year (if that’s you why hello, congratulations!) then you may well be in the I’m-So-Overwhelmed stage of your wedding flitting from pin-to-pin and blog-to-blog without actually making a start to the planning. If that’s the case then a wedding show is the perfect place to kick start the planning and the biggest date for your diary should be the upcoming Brides The Show taking place on the weekend of 2nd – 4th October in London.

Images @LondonBride from Brides The Show October 2014

Of course the show isn’t just for those at the beginning of their planning journey, it’s a great way (not to mention fun, hello fizz and cake!) to soak up lots of inspiration, see the latest ideas and work from talented wedding industry folk and pick up some expert tips along the way. The big highlight for me is always the Catwalk and seeing the latest bridal fashion from the amazing designers that will be exhibiting.

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English Elegance Wedding Style

PLANNING, Events Calendar

I’m getting pretty excited about Brides The Show which starts TOMORROW and where I’ll be chatting ‘On The Sofa’ on Sunday at 14:30 about all things online for weddings. A highlight of a show like this for me is of course the fashion show on the catwalk which is always the epitome of style, luxury and romance. This season it’s all about English Romance, so I’ve put together a little ‘English Elegance’ wedding style board for all those old romantics out there! This style is the epitome of femininity, with flowing fabrics, blossoming florals and soft colour palettes of oh-so-pretty pastels.

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‘Midsummer’ Wedding Stationery by Eagle Eyed Bride / ‘Loretta’ Bridal Gown by Naomi Neoh / Bridal Make-Up by Bobbi Brown / ‘Rosewater’ Bridesmaid Dresses by Twobirds Bridesmaid / Floral Cake by Elizabeths Cake Emporium / ‘Midsummer Nights Dream’ Floral Headband by Gillion Million / Rose Bouquet with Lace by Jamie Aston

The show is an amazing opportunity to get inspired for your wedding day, featuring an amazing line-up of exhibitors, experiences and workshops, fashion show and chats from insider wedding industry folk as well as a place for you to celebrate with a glass of something and a treat or two. You can see more information about what to expect at the show on my previous post here.

  • 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

 

WIN – Brides The Show Free Tickets Giveaway

Giveaways

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*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED***

I have a fabulous little treat for you today, as the official show blogger for the upcoming Brides The Show (3-5th October) in Islington, I’ve been sharing with you some top tips of the must-see exhibitors, my favourite spots to make the most of a trip to the area, and even some insider info from the creative team at Brides magazine for planning a fabulous London wedding.

And now, I have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to some lucky London Brides (to-be!) for the Friday evening preview on 3rd October at The Islington Business Design Centre so you’ll be able to enjoy an evening of inspiration with a friend. On the Friday evening, you can also expect some great offers available too from some of the exhibitors, so it’s definitely worth a visit!

If you can’t attend on Friday evening, then don’t forget for the Saturday and Sunday (where I’ll be there On The Sofa!) you can still get 2for1 on tickets with the code BLOGLB, to buy tickets click here!

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for Brides The Show, Friday 3rd October 5pm-9pm, all you have to do is drop your details in the boxes below and click submit!

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED***

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Please read the T’s & C’s of entries:

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted
  • Competition closes on Sunday 28th September at Midnight
  • Tickets are valid ONLY for Brides The Show, Friday 3rd October 5pm – 9pm
  • Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email to arrange further details
  • Competition only open to UK residents
  • Prize does not include travel expenses, address of the show is the Islington Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 oPW
  • Contact details will not be shared with any third parties other than London Bride and Brides The Show