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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! 

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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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Charlotte Simpson Bridal – Modern Stylish Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Charlotte Simpson Bridal – Modern Stylish Wedding Dress Sample Sale Saturday 10th September, London

Designer Charlotte Simpson is one of my favourite London bridal designers. The designs are incredibly chic, understated, modern and sophisticated. For those with a more minimal modern appraoch to their bridal style this is one designer to take a look at.

The sample sale will be on Saturday 10th September at their Marylebone boutique, 92 York Street, London W1H 1QX from 10am until 5.30pm.

First come first served, no appointment necessary.

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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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Effortless Elegance – Charlotte Simpson Bridal

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Charlotte Simpson Bridal on London Bride

When you’ve been blogging about weddings and bridal gowns for as long as I have, when a new designer emerges that offers something beautiful, unique and new you just know they are going to be a huge success. Well, a few weeks ago, I was introduced to the work of Charlotte Simpson, a British bridal designer based in London and was lucky enough to meet with her and also view the beautiful show room near Marylebone to view the designs in person.

Her approach is incredibly refreshing – this is bridal in a whole new light. Blending contemporary and classic styles, Charlotte’s vision is to create a carefully crafted wardrobe for the modern woman that combines intricate embroidery with minimalist elegance – sophisticated yet understated.

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Charlotte, who as an MA in Fashion Design and Technology has previously worked with Amanda Wakeley and Julien Macdonald, launched her own collection which concentrates on her unique signature style of ‘effortless elegance’. It’s that en pointe combination of contemporary and classic that I know will be hugely popular for the modern bride looking for craftsmanship paired with minimalist design.

Even from the images, the luxurious nature of the designs is tangible. The fabrics selected by Charlotte Simpson bridal are of the highest quality with silks, satins and wools sourced from all over the world, and combined with the unique textures and embroidery details these stunning embellishments manage to keep the styles modern and accessible.

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Based in her Marylebone studio in London and in addition to her bridal collection, Charlotte Simpson also offers three unique services: made to measure dresses from the capsule collection, customised for combining elements and modifications of the collection together for a personalised dress and bespoke, for luxury without limits.

You can visit the website for further information or click here to book an appointment. I’m pretty sure you’re all be as fond as I am of this collection and of Charlotte’s signature effortless elegance style. It’s perfect for a London Bride.