The Wedding Shop VIP Lounge
Treat yourself to the ultimate Brides The Show experience.
The Wedding Shop VIP Lounge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and immerse 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 sparkling wine, before taking your seat in the priority VIP seating area at our stunning catwalk show.
And don't forget to pick up your limited-edition VIP Brides the Show goodie bag filled with treats (worth over £250) before you leave.
The Wedding Shop VIP Lounge will also play host to our exclusive Bridal Brunch experience – the perfect treat for brides-to-be and their mothers or bridesmaids. So for the ultimate Show experience, come and get involved!
Please note the VIP Lounge is subject to capacity so access may be restricted at certain busy times of the day.
MEET THE EXPERTS
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)
SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF FEATURED EXPERTS FROM LAST YEAR'S SHOW
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 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 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.
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 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 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 557k followers on her Instagram & 79k on her Facebook with a very engaged fan base.