The National Wedding Show Spring 2017 Catwalk

The National Wedding Show Catwalk Spring 2017

Did you visit any of The National Wedding Shows this spring? We always look forward to The National Wedding Shows, especially the spring shows. For us they kick-start the wedding season and are a great opportunity to see what’s going to be hot for the season ahead.

The National Wedding Show Spring 2017 Catwalk

The National Wedding Show catwalk is the biggest bridal catwalk of the spring and it’s always a fabulous show. The Revlon Runway is The National Wedding Show’s flagship feature, showcasing a selection of dresses from top designers and high street names. Inspiring brides-to-be to achieve their ‘wedding day look’, the catwalk pairs beautiful dresses with on-trend hair, make-up and accessory ideas.

Bridal Party Style

As well as bridal wear, the catwalk always features the latest bridesmaid dresses, groomswear and mother of the bride outfits. This spring saw a diverse array of styles, shapes and colours. The stand-out colour this season is blush – this makes us very happy!

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Ruby Shoo shoes

Sophisticated, Quirky and Fun… Bridal Shoes from Ruby Shoo

Ruby Shoo shoes

We all love getting new shoes, right? But there is something extra special about buying a pair of shoes for your wedding. You may only wear them once, but oh boy it’s such an amazing feeling to buy the shoes (it’s nearly as exciting as buying the dress!).

Bridal shoes obviously come in all shapes, sizes and colours, just like any other shoe, but you will be wearing them all day, doing a lot of standing up, walking around and, of course, a lot of shape throwing. You need to make sure that they are not only the most beautiful pair of shoes you will probably ever buy, but they are also conformable.

When looking for a recent Lunchtime Treat to share with you via social media, I came across Ruby Shoo… oh how I swooned. Ruby Shoo pride themselves on their shoes being sophisticated, quirky and fun, and I completely agree with them.

Not every bride wants to wear 10″ stilettos, and if you don’t then you must take a look at Ruby Shoo. They have the most beautiful vintage-inspired shoes, and their bridal shoes are to die for. They sent us two pairs of their bridal shoes to take a look at…

The first pair is ‘Emily‘, described by Ruby Shoo as “A bar shoe with a luxurious twist. Brocade upper with matching panels in faux suede to give your special occasion that touch of glamour; buckle fastening, with an adorable trio of matching flowers set in a corsage.”

Emily bridal shoe by Ruby Shoo

These shoes are so pretty with the gold brocade detail, and I absolutely adore the floral corsage on the side. The heel height is 9cm, so perfect for a touch of glamour, but not so high that you will want your flip flops on by the time you leave the church. They are a really lovely cream faux suede with gold heel, very feminine, and the detailing on this shoe is exquisite.

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Bride holding colourful bouquet

A ‘With You Forever’ Styled Bridal Shoot

Bride holding colourful bouquet

We love the innocence that the pictures from this bridal shoot portray. Showcasing ethereal wedding dresses, make-up and hairstyles, these pictures tell the story of a bride ready to start a new chapter of her life.

With inspirational bridal looks and a picturesque setting, we hope you enjoy the pictures from this beautiful bridal shoot, photographed by Olivia Bossert Photography…

“I have a background in fashion photography, but with the wedding industry being so enormous down in Cornwall, it’s not a big surprise that I found myself drawn to photographing beautiful wedding dresses. 

“I approached this shoot as if it were just another fashion editorial: I wanted to tell a story. I went location scouting and found these woods, Kennal Vale, about 20 minutes from my home, and my mind began to unravel a story of it’s own; the tale of a girl, in love, preparing for her wedding and about to embark on a new chapter in her life.

“It’s a story of innocence, passion, and excitement. Collaborating with bespoke wedding designer, Claire Headdon, and make-up artist Ione Kutz, I feel we were really able to bring the story to life.”

Bride with lace detailed wedding dress holding colourful bouquet

Bride in lace wedding dress holding bright bouquet Bride holding bouquet

Bride with hair plait holding bouquet

Bride holding bouquet in woodland

Bride in woods Bride in woods

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Bridal Flats Mood Board

Bridal Flats

Have you thought about what shoes you will wear for your wedding? You may have thought about wearing high strappy sandals – but think about your feet! You will be in your shoes all day, and it will be a very long day… will your feet survive?

How about wearing a pair of bridal flats on your wedding day? There are so many styles available and they can be just as gorgeous as high heels. If you choose to wear heels for the big day, maybe think about a pair of flats for the evening, or even just some flip flops.

Here are some bridal flats to swoon over.

Bridal Flats Mood Board

Ivory Satin Flat Pumps – ‘Carmel’ by Rainbow Club, £55

Ivory Lace Wedding Shoes – ‘Pink Sweetie’ by Paradox Pink, £49.95

Ivory Flower Shoes – Debut Ivory 3D Flower Trim Pumps from Debenhams, £29.50

Bridal Flats with Bow Clip – Simple Satin Ballet Flat, £19 with Modern Grosgrain Shoes Clip, £12, by Dessy

Ivory Flats with Silver Heart – ‘Anabel’ by Carlotte Mills, £150

Rose Satin Ballerina Shoes – ‘Liana’ by Aruna Seth, £445

Petits Bisous Andress Set

Bridal Lingerie – The Unsung Hero of Your Wedding Day

Lady in underwear laying down

Speak to any bridal boutique and they will suggest having a lingerie fitting before your wedding to ensure the perfect fit under your dress. Petits Bisous suggests addressing this as soon as possible after your dress has been decided on, as many brides may underestimate how big a task finding the perfect wedding lingerie will be, and as a result leave it until the last few weeks and end up settling for something that’s not quite right…

We want you to feel as confident and special as you can on your wedding day. After all, your bridal underwear is one of the unsung heroes of your wedding day – it plays a really big part in your final look, not to mention that the right bra can greatly improve your shape and posture.

We find that most brides choose practical lingerie for the day and switch to a sexier and ultra-luxurious set for the wedding night, which is why we stock such a varied selection of styles. However, sensible does not have to mean ugly – our own label lingerie is made in Italy from silk and lace, for a luxurious feel against the skin.

A corset, Basque or bustier is still a popular choice for brides wearing a wedding dress without a built in corset, as they offer great support and cinch in the waist (a well fitted corset can reduce the waist by up to 2″ – 4″) and helps in getting that hourglass shape most brides crave.

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