Brides The Show is back on 30th September – 2nd October 2016… and it’s set to be more beautiful than ever. Our October 2015 show saw designer Jenny Packham showcase her 2016 bridal collection on the Friday night, while Brides' very own Secret Garden catwalk showcased a collection of dresses from the very best designers this country has to offer. We’re busy working on plans for this year’s show, so sign up to the newsletter to find out more as new details are released.

Brides-to-be and their wedding parties can enjoy wine tasting, make-up masterclasses and talks from experts in the business, along with a fantastic line-up of some of our favourite designers, florists, cake-makers, stationers, photographers and venues. Our aim? To bring to life your vision of the perfect wedding day.

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Jenny Packham Preview Night

October 2015 saw A-list designer Jenny Packham mark our opening Friday night with an exclusive never-before-seen catwalk, featuring her A Midsummer Night’s Dream runway from New York Bridal Week, a finale dress from her ready-to-wear 2016 show, and two gowns from her forthcoming Fall 2016 collection, too. Watch this space for news of our 2016 preview night.

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The Imagination Room

The Imagination Room offers brides-to-be the opportunity to be inspired and get crafty in a series of interactive workshops. Our October 2015 show saw luxury pastry chefs from Maître Choux help visitors decorate their very own eclairs, while blow-dry bar of the moment, Duck & Dry, demonstrated a modern braiding workshop. Florist Zita Elze helped brides create their very own wearable flowers, plus Eagle Eyed Bride revealed how to pretty up those table plans! There was also an exclusive showcase of some of Brides’ most popular DIY projects.  Keep an eye out for a jam-packed schedule of beautiful bridal projects at our 2016 show.

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On the Sofa

The Brides team hosted a series of talks with the industry's most creative names – including designers Amanda Wakeley, Suzanne Neville, Kate Halfpenny and Stephanie Allin – all giving great advice and insider tips. For grooms, Nick Carvell, online fashion editor at GQ, talked you through his top style tips, while Royal photographer Hugo Burnand explained how to get perfect wedding pictures. Be sure to expect the very best insider knowledge at our autumn show, guaranteed to have you prepped and wedding ready in one weekend.

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The Secret Garden Catwalk

Our October 2015 Brides The Show catwalk echoed the story of The Secret Garden, with beautiful references to climbing foliage and heavenly country garden florals, all inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic English novel, published in 1911.

Brides-to-be saw romantic, modern gowns in tumbling silk-tulle, lighter-than-air chiffon and delicate organza. Colours moved from the softest ivory to washes of pastel pink, peach, blue and luxurious metallics. Details included intricate rosebuds, 3D florals, leafy embroidery and beaded embellishment. Our 2016 catwalk will showcase the most beautiful bridal trends, hand-selected by Brides Fashion Director Bryony Toogood just for you!

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The Bride

Only the most luxurious, indulgent and exquisite gowns, bridal accessories and shoes will be making it through our doors. Just make sure you’re there to see them first. Plus walk away with all the expert advice you need on the perfect bridal beauty looks.

Wedding Party

We're here to help everyone in your wedding party. From the smallest flower girl to the proudest mum and bridesmaids, and (of course) the groom, bring them all!

The Reception

We'll give you non-stop inspiration, from the best photographers to a perfectly formed buttonhole to a grand floral entrance plus perfect table settings and transport ideas.

Venues & Honeymoon

Find a range of luxurious venues to fit your perfect day. Plus don’t know where you want to travel to on your honeymoon? Even better -  let us find your dream destination.

Stationery & Gifting

Get your day off to the most stylish start by browsing hundreds of different designs. And now for the really fun bit. Be inspired by a wide range of wedding presents perfect for every style and budget.

Food & Drink

What every guest remembers most from a multi-tiered cake to the tiniest canape! Get it right with our team of experienced chefs, cake couturier and wine buffs.

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