Brides The Show is almost here, running over the 22nd and 23rd March 2014 in Battersea Park, London. And for those of you that have booked your tickets already with your WWW discount code, lets talk about the fashion shall we?
Let’s get excited about what the shows have in store…
“Reminiscent of the ultimate stylish decade this is a modern interpretation of mid-century dressing in homage to the female form. From the sexy starlet look of Bardot Loren and Monroe, to the more demure debutante of Hepburn and Kelly. Think iconic shapes and hourglass figures with nipped-in waists. The resurgence of the lingerie-like lace slip dress, a 3?4-sleeved, bateau neck sheath, strappy, dirndl-skirted sundresses in crisp broderie anglaise, a point d’esprit shirtdress with tulle petticoats – flirty, frothy and utterly feminine.”
For the next instalment of the bridesmaid mini series I wanted to find out just how couples chose their bridesmaids. So of course I had to ask the WWW real brides how they chose their bridesmaids. It’s lovely to hear how different each bride’s experience was in choosing their maids, asking them and choosing their roles in the wedding day.
There really are no hard and fast rules, you can have as many bridesmaids (or guys) as you fancy, including little ones or having no fixed roles. Budget needn’t be a constraint, just asking to be bridesmaids without official outfits can work too.
Making choices between loved ones is never easy, but asking those you haven’t chosen to help with something else is a lovely way to make them feel involved and important. The main thing is making sure you are happy as a couple with your wedding party.
I had five adult bridesmaids and 2 flowergirls – if I could do it again I wouldn’t have as many to be honest. Family made me do it – it felt a bit like there was gun to my head. I had stamped my feet on a few things so lived with this one.
We just asked then one on one and bought their outfits for them as gifts – who wouldn’t want a Vivien of Holloway dress to keep!
I didn’t ask much of them to be honest, my 2 sisters were joint Maid of Honour and organised my hen and got me some lovely make up treats as a little gift on the day.
My littlest ladies were my daughter and her little friend – too cute.
I had three – I really only wanted two if I am honest, but it became too hard to choose! So three of my best friends from various stages of my life, I asked two in person and one via Facebook as she lived in South America at the time! We bought their dresses and jewellery, and I also paid for hair and make-up for everyone as a thank you treat. To be honest, they didn’t do very much, but it was lovely to feel their general support – I didn’t give them any special tasks at all (apart from one was meant to take my bouquet, but I forgot and the registrar ended up taking it off me!). We then had one little flower girl – Mr H’s oldest niece – because I knew she really wanted to do it, and also as I liked the idea of having someone from ‘his’ side in ‘my’ team.
Have you booked your tickets for Brides The Show (22nd & 23rd March 2014) yet? If not don’t forget I have an exclusive discount code for you to get whopping 25% off of tickets. YAY. Just enter WWW25 at the checkout.
This afternoon I am having a look at some of the brilliant suppliers who are exhibiting over the weekend.
WWW sponsor Amara will be at the show, helping couples to collate their perfect wedding gift list. The luxe wedding list company has some seriously beautiful items available teamed with top customer service.
Browse to your hearts content at their stunning designer home ware, there is so much choice for the stylish couple.
Top award winning bridal designer Ian Stuart will be showcasing his opulent and glamorous designs. Giving you the perfect opportunity to do a little dress shopping and perhaps dressing up!
Just take a look at one of the incredible dresses from his latest collection ‘Frill Me’ below…
Finding the right entertainment for your guests is super important. You want to see your loved ones having fun, mingling and relaxing. Which is exactly why wedding games are a brilliant idea.
Whatever the age of your guests, games are something everyone can join in with, from betting on how long the best man speech will be to having a dance off, there are so many ideas.
Here I bring you some popular choices that couples all over the UK are opting for.
Love a pub quiz? Why not create your own, be it on general knowledge or even yourselves, this will keep guests chatting over their wedding meal.
Pop fun board games on the tables, perfect for the evening and the little ones. Plus its really cost effective just grabbing your favourites from the cupboard at home.
Fete wedding games are so popular right now. Ideal for summer celebrations and using gorgeous green spaces. Fete games bring a sense of nostalgia and community. You can hire games or even make your own.
This afternoon I am excited to introduce to you Brides The Show. The most stylish and sophisticated wedding event on the block, jam packed with the crème de le crème of the wedding industry.
Brides The Show is being held on 22nd & 23rd March 2014 in Battersea Park, London. A weekend extravaganza with a whole host of inspiration for couples planning their day.
With bridal beauty, the catwalk, the imagination room and on the sofa talks there is no better way to kick start your wedding plans. Or why not treat yourself at the tea garden, the Sommelier’s table or Champagne bar while you are there?
Exhibitors will include photographers, fashion, honeymoons, stationery, flowers, cakes and so so much more.
The Catwalk has to be one of the highlights of the weekend, with shows including;
Dresses With Drama
“Our first catwalk show embraces all the drama of the couture. With breathtaking beautiful dresses of billowing volume, luxurious fabrics and opulent embellishments. From the ultimate ball gown to whimsical, theatrical shapes make an unforgettable statement with floor-sweeping trains and extreme silhouettes – these are future heirlooms.”
“Reminiscent of the ultimate stylish decade this is a modern interpretation of mid-century dressing in homage to the female form. From the sexy starlet look of Bardot Loren and Monroe, to the more demure debutante of Hepburn and Kelly. Think iconic shapes and hourglass figures with nipped-in waists. The resurgence of the lingerie-like lace slip dress, a 3/4-sleeved, bateau neck sheath, strappy, dirndl-skirted sundresses in crisp broderie anglaise, a point d’esprit shirtdress with tulle petticoats – flirty, frothy and utterly feminine.”
Surely wedding dress shopping doesn’t get more fun than that?
Now I am sure you are eager to ensure your diary is free for Brides The Show :-)
Excited! XOXO Lou
*Brides The Show is a Whimsical Wonderland Weddings sponsor.