Last weekend saw the first of the autumn 2014 National Wedding Shows, and we went along to the London show to check out what’s new for this season’s weddings. So, today our wedding inspiration mood board brings you some of our favourite finds.
As you know, The Wedding Community gets very excited when it’s National Wedding Show time. The main reason is we love to see the catwalk, and what the bridal wear trends are going to be for the following season. The catwalk this autumn was just as spectacular as we had hoped, and with front row seats we were able to witness the splendour in all its glory!
There was and abundance of glitter, lace, ruffles and ruching, which are all set to be hot trends for bridal wear in 2014. If you are going for a picnic style wedding, there were beautiful outfits for the glamping bride and groom By Hazaar of London, Lucy Bennett and Moss Bros, and there were also bold shapes on this autumn’s catwalk, such as the statement ‘hourglass’ dress with shoulder detail by Atelier Hanny Bienkowskiej.
Our favourite dress of this catwalk is ‘Glenda’ by Eliza Jane Howell at Ellie Sanderson Boutique; which is yours?
The National Wedding Show is the UK’s largest and best wedding show, and is ‘the’ place for brides-to-be to visit this autumn. There are two shows, 27th – 29th September at Earls Court, London, and 4th – 6th October at NEC Birmingham.
You can organise every aspect of your wedding at The National Wedding Show and gather all the ideas and inspiration that you need all in one place. There are 300 wedding experts at each of the shows, specialising in everything wedding from couture dresses, cars, favours and stationery, to flowers, cakes, honeymoons and photography.
There are so many great reasons to visit The National Wedding Show, and this autumn there is an even bigger reason!
The National Wedding Show has partnered with leading mineral make-up brand bareMinerals as the official sponsors of the autumn shows. This exciting partnership between the award-winning beauty brand and the UK’s largest wedding show is a match made in bridal heaven. Beauty Ambassadors from bareMinerals will be creating cutting edge looks for the catwalk, building on their ethos ‘pretty is what you are, beauty is what you do with it’, and will be showcasing natural, healthy looks. Translating these looks for brides-to-be, bespoke ‘makeunders’ will be performed on visitors to the bareMinerals stand. Sarah Jane Froom, award-winning international make-up artist for bareMinerals, will offer her top tips during live Q&A sessions.
The catwalk at The National Wedding Show is the ‘must see’ part of the show. The famous catwalk showcases themes and styles to inspire every wedding, whether that’s destination, Hollywood glamour, 1920’s vintage, traditional, or country chic; and it’s not all about the bride! As well as wedding dresses there are a colourful array of bridesmaid dresses, groomswear, and mother of the bride outfits, catering for the entire bridal party. If you have a camera phone with you at the show, why not take a snap of your favourite dress on the catwalk and then find the designer’s stand at the show to try this on.
A few weeks ago, top bridal and groomswear designers took to the stage to showcase their latest collections on The National Wedding Show spring 2013 catwalk. Stunning wedding gowns, stylish suits, flower girl and pageboy outfits, gorgeous accessories and beautiful occasion wear was all on show for a catwalk The National Wedding Show described as their “best catwalk show yet”, and we have the pictures to share with you…
This week instead of our usual real wedding pictures feature, we have the catwalk pictures from the Autumn 2012 National Wedding Shows to share with you. The catwalk featured bridal wear, bridesmaid dresses, groomswear, mother of the bride outfits, flower girl dresses and pageboy outfits.
Bridal wear retailers, including The Wedding Community’s bridal wear expert Ellie Sanderson, showcased the latest wedding dress designs, from full skirted princess style gowns, to sleek dresses with heavily embellished overlays.