Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The National Wedding Show - A Royal Success

There has been quite a lot of fuss about weddings this season, since the royal engagement between Kate Middleton and Prince William was announced in November 2010, and the National Wedding Show at London’s Olympia has shown that wedding fever has well and truly set in.

It was a star-studded show with celebrity visitors including newly engaged couple Beverly Knight and her fiancé, plus newlyweds Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell who were on the look out for honeymoon inspiration also decided to spend their day at Olympia.

The event spread over three days (18th – 20th February), and attracted hundreds of brides-to-be, their bridal parties and indeed their future grooms to plan everything from cake to tiaras and bow ties to tuxedos for their big day. Wedding and honeymoon inspiration could be found at every turn, with bridal coaching, a designer flower zone and ‘how to look good’ talks throughout the exhibition. We loved the Brides Magazine Raj tent, with Bare Escentuals showcasing their divine original mineral makeup for brides looking for the perfect and flawless made up look.

With a fantastic turnout from press at the exclusive reception hosted in the stunning Chambord & Champagne bar, down to the last piece of confetti not one bit of the action was missed. International and local media attention was focused on the UK based wedding show with BBC ‘Show me the Money’, Daybreak, CNN, Fox News and NBC capturing the exciting atmosphere that the National Wedding Show never fails to serve up.

The catwalk stage, fit for any fashion lover, featured dresses from the likes of bridal-couture royalty Vera Wang (with a sample sale just to sweeten the deal), making this show a well rounded collection of bridalwear that encapsulated all styles and tastes, for we all know that every bride is of a unique breed! 1950s inspired tea length dresses and simple gowns with detailed lace overlays were just a few of the hot favourites, including educated guesses at what Kate Middleton's dress might look like.

We are looking forward to another successful show this weekend at Birmingham NEC (4th-6th March).

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