The timeless highlight of the National Wedding Show is always the spectacular catwalk show. Showcasing the latest wedding trends for the entire bridal party from the hottest designers, boutiques and high street brands, it is, without doubt, the show’s flagship feature. With Ian Stuart taking a dedicated scene for the very first time together with collections from Enzoani, Suzanne Neville, House of Fraser, Twobirds Bridesmaids and Maids to Measure, the spring show is set to be the best yet.
Renowned for creativity, high fashion, and elegance, Ian Stuart is a firm favourite amongst modern brides looking for truly unique, show-stopping dresses. His collection experiments with texture and colour merging old with new in chalky and glazed tonnes of sugary pastels and café cremes. Leading bridal retailer Margot Raybould will be bringing two well-known names to the spring catwalk by showcasing a mixture of Enzoani and Suzanne Neville in her scenes at the Birmingham show.
Neville’s diverse collections are well known for beautifully constructed gowns and glamorous evening dresses in signature-structured bodices. Silhouettes vary from slim fitting bias cuts to full and romantic gowns, using only the finest silks and hand embroideries. Enzoani collections are set to offer couture gowns with modern styles, elegant fabrics, and a focus on fit at a price that appeals to all brides. Detail is rich in every gown; from the intricate hand beaded Swarovski crystals to the hand pleated skirts.
House of Fraser, whose luxury yet the affordable collection is always a favourite with the show’s visitors together with Berketex (pictured below) and My Eden, will be revealing some of their latest collections.
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New to the catwalk for 2013 is Qiana Bridal (pictured below). Expect exquisite, layered, full, soft silk skirts with structured bodices that have been inspired by the glamorous and romantic dresses of the 1950’s.
Alongside the best in bridal wear, Maids to Measure and Two Birds will be showcasing their beautiful bridesmaid wedding dresses. Nigel Rayment (pictured below) will also be revealing some of the latest trends in occasional wear with collection previews of everyone from Ian Stuart to John Charles with the likes of Condici, Olvis Lace, Ispirato and Ann Balon in between. The collections will all be complemented with hats by Nigel Rayment himself!
For the perfect finishing touches to your big day attire, Ivory & Co and Heirlooms Ever After (pictured below) will be providing accessories for their scenes on the catwalk showcasing the finest selection of bridal tiaras, headpieces and jewellery. Following their trade launch at BBEH in September 2012, Ivory and Co will also be showcasing their exquisite bridal gowns.
- To see the gorgeous gowns visit 5starweddingdirectory.com
- Spring 2013 Diary Dates: Olympia London: 22-24th Feb / NEC: 1st-3rd March
- For more information visit the National Wedding Show website nationalweddingshow.co.uk