The Design Studio

The Design Studio was the hub of visual inspiration masterminded by Brides Creative Director, Elizabeth Edwards. Visitors to the show could enter a dedicated world of bridal knowledge where images and information were right at their fingertips.

Wanted to see thousands of shoot images from our archives? Done. We had a rolling gallery of content bursting with colour and details; from 50 creative cakes to 100 table layouts, it was all inside. Dedicated iPad stations allowed visitors to pull together their favourite looks, Pinterest-style, to build their very own mood boards (with the help of the magazine’s creative team, of course!).

Live masterclasses happened in this space over the entire Show… from a bloggers’ panel discussion to cake-decorating demonstrations and even bouquet arranging.

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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.

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See the full 2017 timetable below:

TIME

FRIDAY STUDIO

5pm Meet the wedding planners
Come and chat to some of the industry’s top names including Aundrea Insinna, founder of Great Hire, Brides Editor Jade Beer and Pippa’s wedding photographer Matt Porteous

Drinks and Canapés - Portobello Gin
7pm Lavender Green
The florist who did Pippa’s flowers for the church, bridal party and reception sketches a bouquet just for you
7.30pm Rae Feather
See how monograms are painted onto bags, candles and stationery – perfect for your honeymoon or gifting
 

FRIDAY TALKS

6pm Brides bloggers’ panel
Brides Editor, Jade Beer, chats to superbloggers Lydia Elise Millen, Alessandra Steinherr, Jody Shield, Zoe London and Belle & Bunty
7.30pm Meet the bridal bloggers
Pull up a chair and chat all things wedding with our favourite industry influencers
 

SATURDAY STUDIO

12.45pm Papier presents Kate Cronk of Peggy & Kate
The online stationer brings one of its contributing artists to illustrate a free, bespoke notebook for you
(limited availability)
2pm Portobello Road Gin
Join Portobello Road’s The Ginstitute for an introductory workshop on how to make your own wedding-day gin
3pm Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Elizabeth explains cake sizing, flavouring, design and trends
4pm Papier presents: Suzie Dicker of À L’aise calligraphy
The online stationer brings one of its contributing artists to illustrate a free, bespoke notebook for you
(limited availability)
 

SATURDAY TALKS

10.45am Goldsmiths Bridal Jewellery Style Edit
Join Goldsmiths bridal Jewellery experts to help style your big day
12.30pm Amie Bone
Floral styling trends and how to dress and transform your venue
2pm Michael Van Clarke
Discover the latest braid trends for you and your maids
3.30pm Zosia Zacharia
How to get the best from your wedding photographer
4.30pm Style your wedding scent
Join Jo Malone fragrance & lifestyle Expert Emma South and leading UK social influencer Samantha Maria as they discuss scenting your day. From fragrance to candles, be inspired by the little touches that help to make your wedding unique
 

SUNDAY STUDIO

10.30am BB SOS
Lipstick smudged? Cried during your vows? Let the Bobbi Brown experts teach you all the touch-up techniques you need for your big day
11.30am Papier Presents Emma Block
The online stationer brings one of its contributing artists to illustrate a free, bespoke notebook for you
(limited availability)
12.30pm Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Elizabeth explains cake sizing, flavouring, design and trends
2pm Ricky Paul
The floral designer extraordinaire looks beyond the obvious and shows you how to bring flashes of whimsical drama to your day
3pm Quill London
Calligrapher Lucy show you how to add flourishes to your envelopes and will create a bespoke a monogram just for you. Plus, the first 10 visitors to arrive to the session get 10% off one of Lucy’s sell-out tutorials
 

SUNDAY TALKS

11am Goldsmiths bridal jewellery style edit
Join Goldsmiths’ bridal jewellery experts to help style your big day
12.30pm Michael Van Clarke
Discover the latest braid trends for you and your bridesmaids
1pm Motee Maids
How to dress your bridesmaids

*All timetables subject to change