The VIP Lounge in association with The Wedding Shop

Treat yourself to the ultimate Brides The Show experience.

Our VIP Lounge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and submerse yourself in all things bridal in a beautiful setting with an atmosphere to match. 

Meet bridal experts in the lounge whilst you enjoy a complimentary glass of Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine before taking your seat in the front two rows at our stunning catwalk show.

And don't forget to pick up your limited edition VIP Brides the show tote bag filled with treats (worth over £135) before you leave.

Our VIP Lounge will also play host to our excusive bridal brunch experience - the perfect treat for brIdes-to-be and their mothers or bridesmaids. Curious? You should be


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Please note the VIP Lounge is subject to capacity so access may be restricted at certain busy times of the day. 


Treat yourselves with a VIP ticket to Brides The Show and get a goodie bag worth £135+! Here’s what you'll get in your exclusive goodie bag:

An assorted favour from Talking Tables
A Nail Varnish from OPI
Self Tanning Gradual Lotion from VIta Liberata
Gradual Tan In Shower from St.Tropez
Diving Oil (for hair, face and body) from Caudalie
Sparkling Mineral Water from San Pellegrino
Travel candle from True Grace
Coconut Water from Vita Coco
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser from Liz Earle
A Nail Varnish, All That Jazz
Eight Hour Cream Hand Treatement from Elizabeth Arden
Love Me Truly Organic Chai Infusion, Clipper
3” more inches holding spray from hair sponsor Michael Van Clarke
Chocolates from Lindor
Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream, L'Occitane
A lip balm, Lypsyl
A Luxury Notebook from The Wedding Shop
A bottle of prosecco from Goldsmiths

Plus there’s also 10 x £50 Goldsmiths vouchers to be won – see the gold envelope in your bag!

The VIP Lounge in association with The Wedding Shop image
The VIP Lounge in association with The Wedding Shop image


This season we will have a curated selection of bridal experts available in the lounge to answer any wedding related questions our VIP guests may have. There will be different experts available in the VIP Lounge across the show (the schedule will be listed below when available)

Confirmed experts to date include:

London Bride

Charley Beard is founder and owner of London Bride; an award winning London wedding planner and author of the multi-award winning inspirational London wedding blog. Charley has been blogging about weddings since 2009 and has assisted more than 60 couples with planning their weddings.

Smashing The Glass

Karen Cinnamon is founder and editor of Smashing The Glass, the UK’s only Jewish wedding blog, and the only blog worldwide focusing on creative, stylish and original Jewish (and Jew-ish!) weddings.

The blog is both a passion and a full-time career for Karen and in June 2016, she further launched Smashing Wedding Consultancy – face-to-face two-hour consultancy sessions where she gives brides all the advice, inspiration and direction they need, so they're free to create a wedding that’s totally, utterly, wonderfully them!

Jo Bryant

Jo Bryant is an etiquette and wedding consultant. She worked at Debrett’s, the arbiters of British etiquette, for over 10 years and edited 15 etiquette books, including Debrett’s Wedding Guide. She works with brides and couples to help them prepare for their wedding day. She offers ‘Aisle Style’, personalised bridal image, confidence and deportment workshops, and ‘Wedding Companion’, a flexible, bespoke planning support and advisory service.

Jo regularly appears on screen and in print. She was a live commentator on the Royal Wedding for the BBC, and has been on the BBC Breakfast sofa to discuss wedding etiquette. Other appearances include the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 News, CNN, and Good Morning Britain. She writes for many newspapers and wedding magazines, and blogs for Huffington Post.

Bruce Russell

Bruce Russell is at the apogee of the international luxury bridal scene – London’s most sought after wedding and party planner, his name is synonymous with passion, flair and style which combine to offer clients truly unforgettable moments.


His experience includes over 15 years’ in high-end hospitality around the world, including The Plaza New York and culminating in his appointment as Director of ‘Savoy Weddings By Bruce Russell’ - attracting an international clientele to the five-star London property and driving the hotel’s profile in the global bridal industry. Here he manages a dedicated team offering an end-to-end service for couples planning their special day.

Alyson Lowe

As Brides’ Engagement Editor, Alyson Lowe is hot on all things digital and social media savvy. Bringing with her a wealth of bridal experience, Alyson is the person to ask about whether you should Instagram your big day, where to find the best inspiration online and the most up-to-speed bridal trends.

Claire McGowran

Claire McGowran is editor of Bridal Musings, an international wedding blog aimed at bringing couples beautiful inspiration and helpful advice. Claire got married herself over the summer, so not only has she got a professional take on getting hitched, she knows just what’s it’s like to be counting down to your big day too.

Alice Liveing

Alice is a pint sized fitness expert & influencer with a passion for health and fitness. Having spent the majority of her formative years developing unhealthy habits through trying every diet there was, and gaining weight as a result, she decided to take matters into her own hands and track her complete lifestyle change through her now hugely successful Instagram blog titled ‘Clean Eating Alice’. She now boasts over 340k followers on her Instagram & 50k on her Facebook with a very engaged fan base.

Now a fully qualified personal trainer and best selling author of her debut book ‘The Body Bible’ Alice wants to bring her message of balance and ditching the diet myths to the masses. She encourages everyone and anyone to readdress their eating habits as well as increasing their activity levels to create a healthier, happier lifestyle that is ultimately sustainable!


VIP Guest

Saturday AM

11.15am Jade Beer - Editor, Brides Magazine
  Alice Liveing - aka Clean Eating Alice, a personal trainer and author of The Body Bible
  Bruce Russell - one of the UK's top wedding and events planner
  Alyson Lowe - Online Engagement Editor, Brides Magazine
  Gustav Fouche - Style Director at award-winning hair salon Michael Van Clarke

Saturday PM

15:00 pm Bryony Toogood - Fashion Director, Brides Magazine
  Karen Cinnamon - Smashing The Glass
  Jo Bryant - Ettiquette Specialist
  Bruce Russell - one of the UK's top wedding and events planner
  Amy Conway - PRO make-up artist at Bobbi Brown

Sunday AM

11:15am Lucinda Turner - Lifestyle Stylist, Brides Magazine
  Jo Bryant - Ettiquette Specialist 
  Charley Beard - Wedding planner and founder of blog London Bride
  Gustav Fouche - Style Director at award-winning hair salon Michael Van Clarke
  Claire McGowran - Wedding Blogger at Bridal Musings

Sunday PM

14:15pm Funmi Fetto - Beauty Editor, Brides Magazine
  Charley Beard - Wedding planner and founder of blog London Bride
  Elizabeth Edwards - Creative Director, Brides Magazine 
  Hannah Martin - Senior Bobbi Brown PRO make-up artist 
  Claire McGowran - Wedding Blogger at Bridal Musings

*All timetables subject to change