Yes, Brides The Show has fabulous exhibits, the very best wedding experts and dresses galore, but be sure to check out these quirky features, too.


1. Meet the Brides unicorn 

Always wanted to have your picture taken with a unicorn? Meet Brides The Show's new resident! Aynhoe Park - which boasts an incredible taxidermy collection - has lent us its unicorn and zebra for the weekend… cue awesome Instagram pictures. Come and meet them! 

2. Don't forget to look up!

Why have a ceiling when you can have more than 300 paper cranes and stunning balloon clouds (provided by Brides favourite, Bubblegum Balloons). Decor inspiration alert…

3. Jump into the pages of Brides

See one of the most popular sections of the magazine brought to life. We've recreated 10 of our favourite reception shoots - now come and wander around them. Couture cakes, stunning blooms and amazing settings, all created by top wedding stylist Laura Burkitt - we have it all! 

4. Bag yourself a free mani

Perfect 10, one of Brides' go-to beauty salons, is offering free manicures all weekend! But be sure to sign up quick - spaces are limited.

5. Go into the garden…

Our Secret Garden-themed catwalk that is. Our runway is covered with real grass ( grown in felt so heels won't sink in, towering willow and birch trees ( and gorgeous flowers ( Take your front row seat, dip your toes in our meadow and pretend summer is still here…

6. Nab a future heirloom

Why buy jewellery when you can create your own? Head over to Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery and you'll find the firm's top designers, Tom and Louise, on hand to make the perfect piece of your dreams. Then it's over to goldsmith Richard who can engrave any message you want... This is jewellery that will last a lifetime. 

7. Get creative with flowers

Wedding flowers aren't just about the bouquet, you know - you can get seriously creative. Which is where Ricky Paul Flowers come in. Its stand boasts not one but three adorable poodles, made from mixed roses, hydrangeas and carnations. Pretty, unusual - cool.

Don't miss Brides The Show at Islington's Business Design Centre, 2-4 October 2015. For tickets, visit