Combining the calm stability of blue and the fierce and passionate energy of red, you can see why purple wedding flowers are often a popular choice for - for both sentimental and stylish brides. And there are so many more great reasons why purple wedding flowers are the perfect colour pop for your day: one of them being the delectable scent from the likes of lavender and jasmine. Choose a rich palette of deep purples and greens for a luxe peacock-inspired set up, or match lilac and lavender touches with amethyst crystals and agate on table settings. Purple wedding flowers are also a great option because there are so many blooms to choose from. Soft hydrangeas and velvety roses always look chic, then pansies, hyacinths and jasmine, can be used with greenery to create a wilder flower effect. Scroll through our gallery of the best bouquet and table arrangement ideas you will find for your purple wedding flowers you've been looking for.
One of our favourite all-round marriage experts, The Wedding Shop, have focused their years of wedding gift list experience and channeled it into one easy to use (and super stylish looking) app - and we couldn't be happier.
Gift list creation has been finally been simplified, and here's how it works. You register your list on the app by simply filling in your details and adding the items you love. With the barcode function, wedmin will be a breeze adding anything you see in a shop at the touch of a button: it's that simple.
Stand-out features on the revolutionary app include gift tracking, balance overviews and even handy notifications (that you can switch on or off) for when a guest buys a gift, or donates some cash for your post-wedding fund.
Launching on the opening day of Brides the Show (29th September 2017), you can download the app for free and try out all of its amazing functions - there's a countdown to your wedding day, a balance of your gifting total and over 350 brands to choose from, including cool kitchen additions, experiences and cash donations too.
And, The Wedding Shop's gifting archive really is something special, full of things you never even knew you wanted until you have a scroll. Luxury villa retreat and sunset beach horse riding for two in Andalusia? Absolutely. Or maybe a masterclass with the sushi chefs at Nobu London, is more up your street? It's all on there.
Check out all of their current gift ideas at www.weddingshop.com or join us this weekend at Brides the Show in The Wedding Shop's VIP room to talk all things gift list with one of their experts.
The best way to shop for your wedding dress? Straight from the New York runways, of course. If you're getting married in 2018 and want a dress you can guarantee not one of your girlfriends will wear or perhaps even have seen, it's time to make a beeline for Browns Bride. You're bound to find something extraordinary inside their Marylebone boutique, where many of the most exclusive, luxurious and trend-led bridal lines are available. Get ready to be wowed as we introduce you to some of the international designers they stock, all of whom are blurring the boundary between catwalk and aisle in their 2018 collections…
For the bride who… wants to satisfy her magpie-like tendencies
Zwillinger has long been the go-to for exquisite, ethereal gowns, and her designs for the Over the Rainbow collection are a case in point. Peppered with the most delicate of embellishments, including 3D flowers and cloud-like appliqué, her beautiful craftsmanship leaves potentially tricky shapes flattering. The aptly named collection showcases gowns in the palest of unicorn shades - we love this pale mint dress for a real colour statement.
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For the bride who… wants to show off her figure
Renowned for figure-hugging dresses dripping with detail, 2018 will see a slight refresh for Galia Lahav. The emphasis still lies in the label's razor-sharp fit, but takes on a new Victoriana sensibility. And while plunging V-necks might look intimidating on first glance, when they're made from hide-all shimmering satin, adorned with the prettiest of botanical details and accompanied by a voluminous silver skirt, it all comes together to form one simply beautiful gown - on anyone.
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For the bride who… wants a structural masterpiece
Now in their second season, the designers' bridal line continues to challenge expectations. Crafting wedding dresses totally free from glitter and sparkle, while adding angular lines (just look at that square train), their work questions and redefines what it means to be 'bridal'. And with some of the finest silhouettes in the business, the collections never fail to make an impact. The racer-back on this dress showcases the power of well-designed negative space.
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For the bride who… wants to be a modern princess
Romona Keveza's Spring 2018 collection proves that 'princess' wedding dresses are still very much relevant - all they needed was a fabulous twist. With blush pink and faintly printed textiles, classically full-skirted gowns are given a hint of something less traditional. The high halter-neck on this looks ladylike, clean and modern, while its translucent, light-as-a-feather skirt has plenty of swish-appeal. This is how to do glamour the cool-girl way.
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For the bride who… wants a dress no-one else will have
If you aren't already familiar with Lihi Hod, it is our pleasure to introduce you. A creator of the unexpected for alternative brides, Lihi is a young, award-winning designer, who worked alongside John Galliano at Dior before setting up her own bridal wear label. This long-sleeved dress is as likely to walk down the aisle inside a City Hall as it is to stroll across the shores of Thailand. Thick, shell-like detailing simultaneously adds structure and style, and the low back gives it just the right amount of allure.
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To find out more about the best international bridal designers and find your dream dress, book an appointment at Browns Bride.