Friday night at Brides The Show just got even better: it's a Pippa Middleton spectacular! We're giving you exclusive access to the experts behind her already legendary big day. Giles Deacon, the man who made that dress; Matt Porteous, her wedding photographer, and Sue Barnes of Lavender Green, the woman who crafted the Matthews's stunning floral arrangements.
Giles Deacon will be in conversation with Brides Editor Jade Beer on Friday 29th September at Brides The Show to celebrate the opening of our exclusive exhibition of some of his most exquisite couture gowns sponsored by Cliveden House. You'll be able to step into his magical presentation of the perfect wedding party, a gorgeously bohemian English wedding day and a celebration of accessible eccentricity for the bride, her mother, her maids and her wedding guests.
"When designing a couture bridal gown, I always look for it to deliver a shared vision of myself and the client's desires, a sense of uniqueness and timelessness and a bride who is totally at ease with it, so she can concentrate on having the most wonderful day," says Giles.
Matt Porteous was lucky enough to photograph James and Pippa's wedding (oh, if we could get our hands on that camera!), and we're giving you exclusive access to his photography expertise at our Friday night drinks in the Design Studio. Join him for a Portobello Road Gin cocktail, pick his brains and nail down that list of must-have shots.
Lavender Green were chosen to create all Pippa Middleton's wedding flowers, including the beautiful floral arch at St Mark's church and Pippa's classic bridal bouquet.
Find Sue in the Brides The Show Design Studio, where she'll be sketching the perfect bridal bouquet to work with your style of wedding dress - and helping you select which blooms will be in season for your big day.
Sue Barnes, founder of Lavender Green Flowers says:
"The Lavender Green Flowers reflected the British countryside in early summer and were filled with fragranced flowers including Sweet Peas, Peonies, garden Roses, Philadelphus, Freesia, Astilbe, and Jasmine. Impressive, without being ostentatious, they were naturally beautiful and romantic, they did not hide the church's gorgeous stonework."
"It was important to us that treasured photographs should have a backdrop of incredibly lovely flowers. The designs started at the lychgate, as Pippa entered, and journeyed throughout the ceremony. All designs were made to measure and were totally bespoke, taking hours to create and perfect - it really was a labour of love!'"