LAST UPDATED: 4 October 2013 at 10:30am

Over 500 excited brides-to-be gathered at Westfield Stratford City for the grand opening of David's Bridal.

IN PICTURES: THE GRAND OPENING

Shoppers busied themselves trying on an array of dresses - including the glamorous Galina Signature frocks, romantic Melissa Sweet designs and gorgeous White by Vera Wang gowns - before watching the catwalk show.

INTRODUCING DAVID'S BRIDAL

1940's inspired hair by Michael Van Clarke and make-up from the Benefit beauty team complemented the collections on display, including the crystal-embellished prom dresses and sophisticated mother-of-the-bride looks.

Look back on the evening's highlights here, or enjoy a snippet of the catwalk below. 

Special thanks to photographer Jeremy Enness, www.jeremyenness.com; Mighty Fine Entertainment, www.mfent.co.uk; Inwater Flowers, www.inwaterflowers.co.uk; Benefit, www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk; Michael Van Clarke, www.vanclarke.com

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LAST UPDATED: 1 August 2013 at 9:50am

You're invited to discover your dream dress… with David's Bridal at the grand opening of their new London store.

The biggest name in wedding dresses in America, David's Bridal is making its way across the Atlantic and invites you to the grand opening of their first UK store at Westfield Stratford City on Thursday 3 October 2013.

INTRODUCING DAVID'S BRIDAL

Join Brides editor Jade Beer and the rest of the magazine's team in celebrating the launch of this exciting new name for British brides. At the heart of the evening will be a dazzling multimedia catwalk show featuring dresses from their collections - including WHITE by Vera Wang exclusive to David's Bridal.

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Enjoy canapés and bubbly while browsing London's largest bridal store, which will offer hundreds of gowns in every size, making it even easier to find your dream dress. It's not just brides-to-be who'll find their dress at David's Bridal, the whole wedding party will love it too.

Providing entertainment on the night will be award-winning professional DJs from Mighty Fine Entertainment. Plus, there will be great savings on offer as well as the chance to win luxury prizes - from a honeymoon to your wedding stationery - so if you're lucky, it won't just be your wedding dress that you'll walk away with on the night!

David's Bridal offer an exclusive range of designer gowns in sizes 4 - 30, all available to try on in your size, with prices starting at £295.

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David's Bridal Grand Opening; Thursday 3 October 2013, 5pm - 9pm; Westfield Stratford City; To RSVP email rsvp@davidsbridal.co.uk with your contact details; For more information visit www.davidsbridal.com