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Christopher Dadey

LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 5:20pm

And so it ends: another year of bridal brilliance finishes on a high note with the International Flavours showcase. Featuring the likes of Lusan Mandongus, Sanyukta Shrestha, Elizabeth Stuart, Kisui, YolanCris and Victoria Kyriakides - the show was a showcase of bridal beauty.

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"There was so much flavour there, so much flair and talent," explained Brides Fashion and Beauty Editor, Astrid Joss.

"The highlight of the show for me was Elizabeth Stuart's new designs. Her gowns are so beautiful, creative and romantic, but in a very innovative and interesting way. She really pushed the boundaries of bridal design I feel, and the result? A textured and unusual collection that is still truly beyond words."

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Brides Publisher, Camilla Newman, particularly loved Greek designer Victoria Kyriakides' collection: "Assmymetric cuts, pleats and fluid shapes make this collection beautifully fashion forward."

Stay tuned for the full runway images, but until then, you can see our front row snaps here.

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LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 3:45pm

The second to last show presented the key pieces from leading British designer's 2013 collections, among them: Hazaar of London, Mia Mia, Naomi Neoh, Terry Fox and The Vintage Wedding Dress Company.

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Showcasing fun and floral collections, we loved Mia Mia and Naomi Neoh's  floaty dresses. Following a more traditional route, although producing equally beautiful gowns, Madeline Isaac James presented a strong set of dresses. But our favourites were perhaps Hazaar of London and The Vintage Wedding Dress Company - the ultimate vintage gowns for trendy brides.  And most surprising of all was the distinctive Terry Fox - with demure hints of green and unique over-sized capes.

LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 12:05pm

Stephanie Allin's show was always going to be gorgeous. Known for her outstanding corsetry, Stephanie's newest collection is full of romantic styles with exquisite lace.

SEE STEPHANIE ALLIN'S 2013 COLLECTION HERE

Brides Fashion and Beauty Editor, Astrid Joss commented: "I think this is Stephanie's strongest collection yet. There is a conscious move away from her usual designs, but in a good way. The Moroccan theme certainly came through with delicate colouring of gold and blush gowns, soft silhouettes and fly-away draping at the back - it was all very Arabian nights and extremely romantic."

LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 4:50pm

Anoushka G's global themed show took us around the world in 25 frocks! From Japan to Venice, South America to London circa 1950, it was a whirlwind tour of beautiful bridal style.

SEE ANOUSHKA G'S 2013 COLLECTION HERE

Our favourite dress? Chloe, a fully beaded gown with open back; elegant, romantic and seductive.

LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 1:15pm

With a soundtrack including Lana del Rey and Florence and the Machine, Alan Hannah's trendy brides have a certain air of cool rock and ethereal beauty.

SEE ALAN HANNAH'S 2013 COLLECTION HERE

Think big skirts, sharp fitted bodices and lace with a difference, mixed with definite 50's feel with beehive hair dos, retro shades and pill box bags - we love it!

LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 1:15pm

Never one to shy away from the dramatic and elegant, Ian Stuart's latest show certainly did not disappoint.

SEE MORE IAN STUART DESIGNS HERE - INCLUDING A SELECTION FROM HIS 2013 COLLECTION

Taking his influence from iconic Hollywood movies and soundtracks, Ian sent out red-carpet worthy dresses in pastels shades, self-spot, bow-print and floral fabrics.

Paying homage to female leads - from a Gloria Swanson lookalike (Sunset Boulevard) rocking a jewelled turban, to Belle (Disney's Beauty & The Beast) sashaying in her dreamy ball gown - Ian's attention to detail and fastidious styling were second to none.

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"My favourite gown was probably 'Labyrinth' - although they were all amazing - but this gown was sparkly and fabulous, figure-hugging gold sequined dress and beaded lace," explained Brides Fashion Director, Bryony Toogood.

LAST UPDATED: 20 May 2012 at 10:35am

Stewart Parvin is one of Britain's most acclaimed bridal designers. He even holds a Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen - so when we say 'the best of British bridal design' we really do mean the best.

For 2013, Stewart has given his collection a lighter, fresher and younger edge. With simple and clean make-up, tight buns and simple glitzy drop earrings, the emphasis of the show was certainly those stunning gowns.

SEE STEWART PARVIN'S 2013 COLLECTION HERE

"I've made this collection as simple as I can," explained Stewart after the show. "It's about quiet elegance. We've stripped it back and pared it down even further than before. The show itself had a lot less accessories so the dresses were everything. We just thought 'let's make this easy'"

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This collection spanned the decades; taking influence from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Classic silhouettes were given an edge in eclectic fabrics such as rose-print damask, corded lace, and slinky crepe. Embellishment was kept to a minimum but when it appeared, it made a strong statement. His 'Step Inside Love' dress, with crystal collar; mink cuffs, as seen on 'Warm And Tender Love', and an embellished belt on 'In The Air Tonight'.

LAST UPDATED: 18 May 2012 at 2:30pm

White Gallery marks the beginning of an exciting time in the bridal world. It's the equivalent of London Fashion Week and all the top designers unveil their latest collections.

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"It's such an exciting time, I love this time of year because it really defines what will be happening fashion-wise in the bridal world for the next year or so, so it's a really big thing for us," explained Brides Fashion and Beauty Editor, Astrid Joss.

Brides Deputy Editor, Claudia Waterson said: "This is my first White Gallery! I'm so excited to see the gorgeous frocks, meet the designers and check out the hottest new bridal trends."

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