The Secret Garden Catwalk
One of the most important parts of wedding planning? Finding your dress (of course!) And at this year's Brides The Show, we've got the perfect way for you to find The One. Head to our stunning Secret Garden catwalk, featuring beautiful references to rambling roses, hidden doorways and blossoming love. Dresses are modern with hand-painted and laser-print fabrics, with just a touch of sheer in chiffon, silk-tulle, and organza. The look is the epitome of wild romance with a magical secret allure - your wedding gown: found!
Enter Our 'I Do For Charity' Competition
We wanted to deliver something that would get you as excited as the Brides team about this incredible weekend of wedding planning - cue our fabulous text-to-win competition! Among the prizes you could nab are a luxury £8,000 honeymoon in Mexico, a Jenny Packham bridal gown worth £3,000, and a couple's studio portrait shoot with Royal photographer Hugo Burnand. Plus you could win an iconic Mulberry bag worth £1,500 and an £8,000 Prezola gift list - get the most stylish new home ever. For details of how to enter, and for the full terms and conditions, visit the Brides stand at the show (V9). Good luck!
The Big Charity Cake-scoff!
What could possibly be better than a giant wall of cake pops? How about one that gives you the chance to win over 120 luxury bridal prizes, worth nearly £16,000 - everything from the dress to the diamonds - while also raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust? Simply buy one of the delicious cake pops by Cake Pop Princess and Molly Bakes at The Big Charity Cake-scoff wall (M161) and if yours has a colour, you've won - it's that simple!
60 Years of Brides: The
To celebrate Brides' 60th anniversary, we commissioned Prince William and Kate's wedding photographer, Hugo Burnand, to curate an exhibition of his favourite Brides images from the past six decades. Come and see the fabulous dresses, the gorgeous accessories and the work of some of the world's best photographers, all of which have appeared on the pages of your No.1 bridal magazine. Want to learn how to get the most from your own wedding images? This exhibition will show you how.
The Imagination Room
Whether you're a dab hand with a glue gun or don't know one end of a ruler from the other, we've got just the thing for you! Head over to The Imagination Room to see some of the most famous names in food, fashion and decor styling host a series of interactive DIY workshops that will help you create perfect details for your big day. Spaces are limited so be sure to get there early!
On The Sofa
Have you got any burning bridal questions you need answering? You're in luck - when it comes to bridal expertise, we've got it covered. This weekend at Brides The Show we have some of the biggest names in the business on hand to offer their expert advice at On The Sofa, a series of interactive Q&A sessions hosted by the Brides team, including Editor Jade Beer. Why have one wedding planner when you can have dozens…
The Bridal Bar, in association with Nyetimber
It's no secret that here at Brides HQ we love a glass (or two) of bubbly. And what better way to relax during a day of luxury wedding planning than a stop-off at our Bridal Bar. Toast your big day with a glass of Nyetimber's Classic Cuvée 2010 or Rosé 2009 - two delicious English sparkling wines - before enjoying one of the many cakes and snack boxes on offer, too.
The Wine Workshop
Come and take your seat and let the experts showcase specially selected and hand-crafted wines in a series of free, fun and informal 30-minute tasting sessions. Le Saint Tropez Rosé Co is on call to guide you through some of the best French wines around, from delicious rosés (think Vin de pays to Cru Classé), crisp whites perfect for every palate and succulent reds from Burgundy. And don't miss Nyetimber's much-in-demand sessions, where the sparkling wine experts will take you through a tutored tasting of their Classic Cuvée 2010, the ideal aperitif; Rosé 2009, a great companion for fuller flavours, and Demi-Sec, the perfect match for wedding cake.
Bobbi Brown Masterclasses
Whether she's creating looks for the catwalks of Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, or empowering brides to do their own make-up on their wedding day, Bobbi Brown is bridal's go-to cosmetics expert. Come and watch her Pro Team in a series of how-to masterclasses, where you'll learn how to get the classic English rose look (think pretty pink cheeks, rosy lips and softly defined eyes), make a statement by enhancing your favourite feature or go sultry with contemporary smokey eyes. It's bridal beauty made easy!
So what are you waiting for? Head to www.bridestheshow.co.uk and book tickets now!