Just back from the bridal industry’s biggest event, the British Bridal Exhibition Harrogate. At this prestigious event, hundreds of companies descend on the picture postcard town of Harrogate to launch (and buy) their new collections for 2012, which will hit boutiques across the UK and beyond early next year.
This year was our debut in the designer hall, and I was pleased to find myself opposite two fabulous designers, Claire Mischevani and Caroline Atelier. Claire’s signature style is so beautifully feminine and the soft blush and warm gold colours of the accessories are to die for. I particularly loved the evening dresses, which can be slipped on over your day dress to create a second look for the big day. Caroline’s Emmy dress had to be my favourite of the collection, showcasing her art of understatement perfectly. Although is was close between that and Sophia with it’s 20s Charleston look. As well as falling in love with their utterly delicious collections, Claire & Caroline also provided fantastic company during quieter moments, when we were able to sample the nearby champagne bar. Well all work and no play..! Just had to share a couple of pics with you.. gorgeous.
Also worth a look was The Designer Preview fashion show in the stunning theatre of Harrogate International Centre. An amazing preview showcasing 2012 collections from Lusan Mandongus, Charlotte Balbier, Augusta Jones and Madeleine Isaac James to name but a few. We have to say a hello to the lovely staff at Augusta Jones at this point, who were also very lovely (and very busy!) neighbours!
It was lovely to chat to lots of our stockists, as well as meeting a few new- coming soon to our stockist page! We also launched a few exciting new styles, especially for winter weddings and the forthcoming party season. These will be winging their way onto the website at the beginning of November, when you will also be able to pop into your local stockist for a peek. All we can say at the moment is that we think you’re gonna like them..;)
Thanks also to the fabulous Little A, who created the most beautiful floral display for our stand. We even managed to bring them home and enjoy the roses for a few more days!
Next on the list for show season is the National Wedding Show at Earls Court, 30th September- 2nd October. After that it’s the second Designer Vintage Bridal Show on the 8th & 9th October. We look forward to seeing you there..!