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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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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