LAST UPDATED:   13 October 2013 at 8:30pm

If you missed the inaugural Brides The Show in October, you missed out!

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Under the twinkly star-lit canopy at Battersea Evolution, over 120 exhibitors were on hand to talk to nearly 6,000 excited brides-to-be that attended the show. The crème de la crème of dress designers (think Philipa Lepley, Stephanie Allin and Amanda Wakeley among many others) showcased their latest collections and talked face-to-face with brides about their dream gowns.

Luxury travel experts - including Mr & Mrs Smith and The Turquoise Holiday Company - advised visitors on the coolest and most beautiful honeymoon destinations. International make-up artist Bobbi Brown's pro team transformed girls into big-day-ready beauties - while caterers, chauffeur companies, florists and couture cake-makers informed, inspired and indulged the buzzing brides-to-be.

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Wish you'd been there? Well, the great news is that due to the overwhelming success of Brides The Show, we are now hosting another fabulous weekend dedicated to all things bridal. On March 22nd and 23rd you can be part of the best bridal show in the UK, Brides The Show. Tickets will be on sale very soon so be sure to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest updates.

LAST UPDATED:  13 October 2013 at 6:30pm

The end of Brides The Show seems to have come all too early! But we've met such great people and had such fun. See some of our highlights over on Instagram, or see our photo diary here

We thought instead of words we could share some of our favourite Vines from the show. So without further ado, here is Brides The Show, via Vine:

LAST UPDATED:  12 October 2013 at 6:30pm

What a wonderful day! Today we've been busy enjoying the many delights of The Show. Particular highlights included the buzzing atmosphere at The Imagination Room. 

"It was quite special to be there and see how involved everyone was in the different sessions," comments Laura Burkitt, Brides lifestyle stylist.

INSTAGRAM DIARY: BRIDES THE SHOW

Her highlights included Always Andri Wedding Design's paper flower-making session and Lila Lila's hair accessories masterclass: "They just prove that with a little imagination and some know-how you can really achieve anything".

The real wow-factor of the show, of course, are the exhibitors taking part. "For me, Yum Nums really pushed the boat out today," comments Laura. "They made an amazing peacock cake right before our very eyes! Such a brave and interesting way to showcase their amazing skills." 

LAST UPDATED:  12 October 2013 at 10:50am

A host of VIP guests joined us at the opening of  Brides The Show last night, including mum-to-be and former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens and Joan Collins OBE. 

Both stars were privvy, along with our other VIP guests, to an exclusive first look at the gowns in the The Iconic Wedding Dress Exhibition.

VIDEO: BRIDES THE SHOW PREVIEW NIGHT

The first catwalk shows also took place, captivating the classic brides-to-be during the Portrait of a Lady show and those with a more bohemian style on the Garden Party catwalk. We caught a few snippets on Vine for you to enjoy.


Another notable guest was, of course, singer Matt Goss, who took centre-stage with his romantic new song 'I Do'.

The night has been a huge success, but more than anything else we can't wait for today's activities to begin! Watch it all as it happens on Twitter and Instagram

SEE OUR INSTAGRAM DIARY OF BRIDES THE SHOW

LAST UPDATED: 11 October 2013 at 10:00am

We've been waiting for months, weeks, days, and now it's showtime! Brides The Show-time, that is. 

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We'll be bringing you a selection of our favourite finds, catwalk snaps and updates from the show itself right here!

From the catwalk action, to the unveiling of the Nation's Favourite Wedding Dress, The Iconic Wedding Dress Exhibition, all the creative wonders of the Imagination Room, expert tips On The Sofa and hundreds of top bridal exhibitors - we've got so many exciting things to look forward to this weekend. 

Be sure to keep tuned to #BridesTheShow on Twitter and Instagram, too. 

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And if you have any particular highlights you'd like to share with us be sure to send us a picture via Twitter - just remember to tag @BridesMagazine and use #BridesTheShow

See you there!

Brides The Show; October 11-13th 2013; www.bridestheshow.co.uk