Brides the Show Autumn 2017 Dates

Win Tickets to Brides the Show Autumn 2017

This year’s Brides the Show event will take place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. We have two pairs of tickets for each day of the show to give away in our latest competition…

I love this time of year and start to get really excited about the upcoming autumn bridal shows. Brides the Show is my favourite autumn bridal event as it’s THE place to find new wedding trends and styles. I really can’t wait!

Brides the Show Autumn 2017 Dates

Brides the Show is the UK’s leading luxury bridal show, with three days of unrivalled wedding planning inspiration. The autumn show is their sixth, and will be bigger and better than before, with over 150 luxury wedding suppliers showcase their services and products. Everything from wedding gown designers to florists, venues, photographers, stationery, food and drink, cakes, travel and jewellery.

Brides the Show Catwalk

There are many features of Brides the Show, with the catwalk one of the highlights. This season the catwalk theme is ‘Paris In Love’. Featuring the latest gowns from the best international designers, the show will take you on an evocative journey through the changing four seasons of a Parisian jardin.


Two brilliant areas at the show are the hen party zone and the wine tasting area (I’ll see you there). The dedicated hen party zone will have experts Cluck on-hand advising and offering master classes on hen activities, and the wine tasting workshops will be at The Sommeliers’ Table, in association with wine experts Corney and Barrow.

The Imagination Room at Brides the Show

During the show you’ll have access to top wedding planners, as well as the entire Brides magazine team who can help guide ticket-holders through every aspect of wedding organisation.

How to Enter

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to Brides the Show simply complete the form below, selecting which day you would like to win tickets for…


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Bride wearing feather collar bridal neckpiece

Amethyst-Inspired Purple and Gold Wedding Styling

I love, love, love this amethyst inspired wedding inspiration! It’s modern, sophisticated and, of course, includes the semiprecious violet-hued stone, amethyst.

We have seen a lot of purple tones feature in weddings over recent years, but this is now evolving, becoming more luxurious and definitely a lot more modern. Lavender tones are much more ‘now’ than bold purples, and with the popularity of geode and gemstones in wedding styling, amethyst is right on trend!

The creative team used gold and feathers to enhance the opulence of the styling details, creating such a visual delight. This really is styling for modern brides looking for something alternative, whilst still beautiful and feminine.

Bride with feather collar bridal neckpiece looking down at purple bouquet

The feathers and gold have been used so elegantly. Santos Costura designed this stunning feathered-top dress; and just wait until you see the gold lace dress! The amethyst watercolour and gold foil wedding stationery offers a luxurious, modern design, and the shoot also features one of the prettiest I have seen. The fabulous flowers in shades of purple, the gold cutlery and gold rimmed glasses create such opulence. Talking of opulence, the dessert table really is something special – I adore the amethyst geode cake.

Igualada Cemetery

The setting for this gemstone inspired shoot is Igualada Cemetery, or ‘Cementiri Nou’ (New Cemetery), in Barcelona, built between 1985 and 1994 to replace ‘Old Cemetery’. Highly regarded as one of the most poetic works of twentieth century Catalan architecture, this is such an incredible location for a shoot.

I’m sure these amethyst wedding styling ideas will blow you away. This really is gemstone inspiration like you have never seen before, and we have Nuria Cienfuegos Photography to thank for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Luxurious Elements

“Our initial inspiration for this shoot came from the semi-precious stone, Amethyst. As the idea started to mature we decided to bring the design to the next stage, introducing luxurious elements like gold and feathers, without forgetting the modern and sophisticated style we like to express.”

Gold and purple Amethyst inspired wedding stationery

Gold and purple wedding stationery

Purple bridal bouquet on Ghost chair

Bride wearing feather collar bridal neckpiece

Bride pulling up train on dress


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