Planning your Big Day can be a hectic occasion. But where to begin?
Fear not, the National Wedding Show returns this year at Olympia, London, with over 300 exhibitors assembling under one roof to provide inspiration for your special day.
Photo by Theo Cohen
Here’s a list of what to expect this year:
Something Old – The Vintage Area
A new feature of the National Wedding Show brings together companies who promote all things vintage or vintage inspired, from 1920’s lace embellished gowns to bejewelled accessories and decorations, the Vintage Area brings timeless luxury and intricate detailing to top off your day.
Something New – Find Your Dress
Surf through the satin sashes at the Bridal Boutique and Designer Area, and try on the perfect piece by designers such as, Ivory & Co, Zaeem Jamal, Mode Bridal, Georgina Scott Bridal and Cheadle Bride. Grooms can also get suited and booted by the likes of Cad & The Dandy, Moss Bros, Peter Posh and Slaters.
Photo by Theo Cohen
Something Borrowed – Bridal Catwalk
As always, catwalks are the perfect place to gain inspiration when visualising your iconic look. The catwalk will feature latest trends and designers from Qiana Bridal, Berketex, Diane Harbridge, Allure Bridals and Alfred Angelo, matching these gowns with on-trend hair, makeup and accessory ideas.
Something Blue – The Flower Market
Whether you prefer blue Hydrangeas or classic white Roses, the Designer Flower Market are there to provide expert advice that caters to each individual’s colour scheme. Showcasing an abundance of blooming flowers, the Flower Market will have you feel like you’ve been transported to a mini Garden of Eden.
Amongst all the flowers and wedding planning, visitors can enjoy a spot of lunch in the Afternoon Tea Room, or indulge in a glass of bubbly at The Champagne Bar to toast to a bright and happy future.
The National Wedding Show takes place at Olympia, London 20 – 22 February; NEC Birmingham 27 – 1 March; and Manchester Central 24 – 25 October 2015. For more information and to book, visit nationalweddingshow.co.uk
Words by Tabithah Rahman