Exclusive Friday Night Preview

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, set to showcase an array of gorgeous gowns all weekend long, we're giving you the opportunity to see stunning new-season creations from some of the world's leading bridal designers!



Meet Pippa’s wedding dress designer!

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

Not only will Giles be sharing some of his most exquisite couture creations in our exclusive exhibition of a bohemian English wedding day – but he will also be answering your burning questions on how to create the ultimate beautiful big-day look.

Join Brides Editor Jade Beer and Giles live in conversation on Friday 29th September and for opening-night drinks where you will have an opportunity to meet and chat to Giles yourself.

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,’ says Giles.


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Meet Pippa Middleton’s wedding photographer - Because he wants to shoot your big day

Yes, that’s right, photographer Matt Porteous, who snapped the wedding of the year, is also going to be in the Design Studio on Friday evening, ready to meet visitors. He’ll give advice on how to get the best out of your photographer, plus he’ll be on hand to talk through his favourite wedding photos, too. Getting married in 2018 and not booked your photographer yet? Well, you’re in luck, because Brides Magazine has collaborated with Matt to bring you a prize of a lifetime; pick up a copy of the latest issue on the newsstand now, as one lucky reader will win their entire day’s wedding photography with the man himself, worth £3,000…

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Meet The Wedding Planners In The Design Studio

Have we got an opening line-up for you! Get a visit to the Design Studio (the creative hub of the show, where all weekend you can drop in and get live decor inspiration for your big day) in your diary ASAP, because we’ll be hosting a very special line-up of guests in this space on the 29th September, from 5pm.

We’ll have 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. Want to know who some of the best, most trusted suppliers are? They can tell you. Looking to find out exactly when to book your venue? Or how to choose it? Perhaps you’re searching for that perfect wedding planner and not sure who to turn to… come and join us for a glass of bubbly and mingle with likes of Bruce Russell and Sarah Haywood and get your planning off to a mega start.

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As well as entry to the show the VIP experience includes exclusive talks from handpicked bridal experts, priority seating for The Brides Catwalk and access to the Brides VIP Lounge for a glass of sparkling wine and limited edition Brides the Show goodie bag filled with treats worth £250+