With the next London edition of the National Wedding Show sparkling on the horizon, I think it’s time for me to share my top ten must visit stands at this year’s show.
For a bride the National Wedding Show can feel like quite a daunting prospect. With so much talent on show and so many bright and shiny things vying for your attention, your senses can quickly feel overwhelmed. As a result of this I have decided to give my readers a little helping hand by pointing you towards some of my favourite individuals and companies, many of which you will have seen featured here on the Lace & Love Hearts blog.
All of the suppliers listed below have a true passion for what they do, are intensely knowledgeable and proficient in their specific fields, and are guaranteed to provide a warm, relaxing and inspiration start to your day at Earls Court.
In no particular order here are my top ten must sees, along with a short description from each supplier…
1. Adrienne Shoes – stand J70
Adrienne shoes is inspired from a love of weddings, special occasions and of course, adoration for shoes! Adrienne’s philosophy is ‘Beautifully Created With Love’ - a source of elegance, simplicity and versatility.
2. Hazaar of London – stand J71
A unique collection of long to short wedding gowns, taking brides from ceremony to dance floor without the need for a second dress. One dress, two looks.
3. Donna Crain – stand F40
Donna Crain believes every wedding outfit should be unique, a work of art. And she knows how important it is to find the perfect accessory to complete the look, understanding that the finer detail deserves just as much care and attention as the dress itself.
4. HF Couture – stand D31
HF Couture design and create beautiful bespoke and unique headdresses, tiaras, jewellery and bouquets for the discerning bride.
5. Aurus – stand H1
Aurus London are the premier experts in engagement rings, wedding rings and eternity rings. With over 1,500 styles to select from, our sparkling collection is the largest in the UK offering all rings in 18K gold, platinum or palladium.
6. The Whitty Cake Company – stand H46
Wedding cake designer Hannah Whitty established The Whitty Cake Company, based in North London, with a philosophy to create luxury cakes that bring the magic to memories.
7. Florenza – stand J51
Florenza are passionate about creating wedding flowers in unique and exceptional arrangements that are sure to leave an everlasting memory.
8. Tuppence Collective – stand C67
Tuppence Collective are a British wedding stationers specialising in hand painted designs. We offer a fresh alternative to wedding stationery with our colourful floral suites which are all originally designed and painted from our studio in North London.
9. Juliet Lemon – stand G53
We tell the story of your wedding day through breath-taking images you’ll treasure forever. We use a variety of wedding photography styles to capture those unique details, and each memorable moment, that make the day so special.
10. Finiks London – stand G33
Finiks London is a bespoke atelier specializing in stylish boutique clothing for ladies, gents and children. It’s based in White City and run by a small but dedicated mother and daughter team of tailors.
Now, take a look below for more information on what exactly will be taking place at the event, particularly the elements which the National Wedding Show team encourage you not to miss out on!
The National Wedding Show is set to celebrate its best season yet as it returns to London, Birmingham and Manchester this autumn. Here are the top 10 highlights which make the UK’s biggest wedding show an essential day out for brides and grooms across the country.
Try, buy, book and hire everything for your big day – under one roof!
Whether you’re recently engaged or your big day is just around the corner, The National Wedding Show is the ultimate destination for wedding planning perfection! You can do everything from trying on dresses, shoes and accessories and buying your big day beauty essentials to booking your perfect honeymoon and hiring your venue, all in a day’s work!
Meet the experts
Meet over 300 experts specialising in everything from beautiful bridalwear and suave menswear to magical photography and exciting entertainment. Your favourite high-street brands will be on hand to help with everything from creating your gift list to choosing the perfect wedding rings. Names to look out for include Essie, Beaverbrooks, John Lewis, Sandals, Turquoise Holidays, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Thorntons, Debenhams and Young’s Hire.
Discover your Dress
Head to the Bridal, Boutique and Designer Areas, which together house the largest number of dresses under one roof. Browse the collections from the nation’s finest designers, retailers and boutiques and try on more dresses than you ever imagined, in spacious changing rooms with no appointments necessary.
Unmissable Feature Areas
Immerse yourself in inspiration heaven at the show’s unmissable feature areas which include the breath-taking Catwalk Show, Big Day Top 10 Tips at the Wedding Theatre, the Designer Flower Market, Vintage Area and Champagne Bar.
The Catwalk Show
The breath-taking Catwalk Show brings the latest wedding themes and bridal trends to life on the runway, showcasing collections from the nation’s hottest designers, retailers and boutiques. This season’s Catwalk Show will feature names including Ivory & Co, Alan Hannah, Justin Alexander, Zaaem Jamal, Eliza Jane Howell, Qiana Bridal, Suzanne Neville and many more.
The Top 10 at the Wedding Theatre
The Top 10 sessions return to the Wedding Theatre this season to provide you with invaluable advice on hair, beauty, styling and planning. Created by seasoned wedding show and TV producer Jane Galpin and featuring the show’s host experts, each session will reveal 10 essential tips and tricks in a live and interactive countdown.
Fabulous finishing touches…
Discover all the fabulous finishing touches for your reception from mouth-watering cakes to striking stationery. Whether you’re dreaming of a traditional fairytale wedding or planning your very own winter wonderland, there are stylish solutions for all themes and colour schemes. Head to the Designer Flower Market where you can discover a stunning spectrum of colours and beautiful blooms from the nation’s finest florists.
If you need help transforming your venue in to a spectacular backdrop for your big day, seek inspiration from The National Wedding Show’s host of wedding planners and stylists. Discover everything from dazzling lighting to stylish tableware and signage to create your perfect setting.
Relax and Unwind
Round off an exciting day in the Vintage Tea Room, where you can relax and unwind with a traditional cream tea, or head to The Champagne Bar and toast to future happiness with a glass of bubbly.
Enjoy the show in star style
Bag yourself VIP tickets. This exclusive experience includes fast track entrance, reserved seating at the Catwalk Show, unlimited access to the stylish VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goody bag full of beauty products to pamper yourself in the build up to your big day.
Discover all this and more at the UK’s biggest wedding show this autumn. The National Wedding Show will take place at London Earls Court on 26th-28th September.
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