Exclusive Friday Night Preview

Visitors could join us for Brides the Show's not-to-be-missed fashion event, taking place as part of our Friday Night Preview!

In addition to the premiere of our spectacular Paris in Love catwalk, which showcased an array of gorgeous gowns all weekend long, we gave visitors the opportunity to see stunning new-season creations from some of the world's leading bridal designers!


Pippa’s wedding dress designer!

Giles Deacon, the man behind Pippa’s globally applauded wedding gown, was with us on our opening Friday night.

Not only did Giles share some of his most exquisite couture creations in our exclusive exhibition of a bohemian English wedding day – but he also answered visitors' burning questions on how to create the ultimate beautiful big-day look.

Visitors could join Brides Editor Jade Beer and Giles Deacon live in conversation at 7pm on Friday 29th September, for the opening of his Bohemian English Wedding Dress exhibition. They enjoyed a complimentary drink and the opportunity to meet and chat to Giles himself.

Brides the Show is THE place to come and get inspired and to see the best of every aspect of a wedding day, from the planning to the flowers and, of course, the dresses,’ said Giles.

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We welcomed Pippa Middleton’s wedding photographer

Yes, that’s right, photographer Matt Porteous, who snapped the wedding of the year, was also in the Design Studio on Friday evening, ready to meet visitors. He gave advice on how to get the best out of your photographer, plus he was on hand to talk through his favourite wedding photos, too. Plus, Brides collaborated with Matt to bring guests a prize of a lifetime; one lucky reader won their entire day’s wedding photography with the man himself, worth £3,000!

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The Wedding Planners

Did we have an opening line-up for you! Visitors could go to the Design Studio (the creative hub of the Show, where all weekend people could drop in and get live decor inspiration for their big day) and meet a very special line-up of guests who we hosted in this space on the 29th September, from 5.30pm.

We had over 10 of the very best wedding planners in the business on hand, ready to talk to you and answer all of those burning planning questions. If you wanted to know who some of the best, most trusted suppliers are? They could tell you. Looking to find out exactly when to book your venue? Or how to choose it? Perhaps you were searching for that perfect wedding planner and not sure who to turn to… visitors came and joined us for a glass of bubbly and mingled with top planners to get their wedding off to a mega start.

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Brides Editor Jade Beer hosted an exclusive panel talk with top lifestyle bloggers including Alessandra Steinherr, Jody Shield, Belle & Bunty and Zoe London. They discussed everything from beauty tricks to stress-busting tips and how to get exactly the day you want. The talk took place on Friday night at 6.15pm in the Design Studio.

Find more about the 2017 blogger line-up here

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Time What's Happened? Where
5.30pm Meet The Wedding Planners, plus Pippa’s wedding photographer Matt Porteous Design Studio
6.00pm Meet The Bloggers Design Studio
7.00pm Opening of Giles Deacon's A Bohemian English Garden Exhibition Stand M122
7.00pm Pippa Middleton's Florist, Lavender Green designs a bouquet just for you Design Studio
7.30pm Brides Meet The Bloggers, featuring top bridal blogging sensations Design Studio
7.30pm Rae Feather show you how they create bespoke personalised clutches for your big day Design Studio
8.00pm Brides The Show Catwalk Preview - separate ticket required Brides Catwalk