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The National Wedding Show – 2017 Highlights

Hello readers,

As we approach the spring season beautiful brides all around the world have started their intense wedding planning for the months to come. This weekend commenced the start of The National Wedding show in London Olympia. As most of you may know by now The National Wedding show is the UK’s biggest wedding fair, with over 300 wedding specialists from bridal boutiques, florists, jewellers and even photographers. Attendees have the opportunity to Try, Buy, Book and Hire everything they need for their special day.

Early Friday morning I was invited by The National Wedding show to attend a private press preview for some of the designers that will be on the Revlon Runway later that afternoon. As I arrived the VIP area I was offered a glass of bubbly while fellow bloggers and press await the show to begin. I thoroughly enjoyed this intimate affair as I was able to admire the dresses in full glory up-close and personal. 

The first look was a strapless tea-length dress with 3D floral appliqué by Ted Baker London, I admit I was rather surprised to find out that Ted Baker had released a bridal collection, and eager to see more of their designs. The second two looks were from Poppy Dover, a gorgeous jumpsuit with a sequenced jacket, and the following was an elegant low back dress with a dominating front bow, suitable for a bride who is looking to follow in the foot steps of Bianca Jagger and her iconic wedding day style. Ruth Milliam dresses were also amongst the collection, a stunning mermaid silhouette with a low back and gold sequence was a true show stopper. 

(Scroll down for a detailed runway order ↓)

After the catwalk I set off to meet some of the amazing suppliers who were exhibiting at the National Wedding show, as it’s my first time attending the show I was overwhelmed by the amount of various suppliers from all sectors. I am pretty sure brides can plan a whole entire wedding with just one visit, or maybe two if your going to stop for breaks. Luckily the National Wedding Show usually run for 3 days allowing you plenty of time to visit every single booth.

(Suppliers from The National Wedding Show can be found here)

The highlight of the National Wedding show has got to be their main flagship feature – The Revlon Runway, the source of all future brides inspiration when it comes to pairing a beautiful dress with on-trend hair, makeup, and accessory ideas. Top designers as well as high street names take to the catwalk to showcase their latest and best designs. However this catwalk is not just for the bride, it also features bridesmaids dresses, grooms wear, and even mother of the bride outfits making it a must–see experience for the entire wedding party! Needless I wasn’t going to miss it, although I saw some of the dresses earlier that morning, I was still eager to view the entire collection as well as hear live feedback from the attendees. 

If you missed the London Olympia show not to worry, The National Wedding show will be in Birmingham from the 3rd to 5th of March and in Manchester from the 11th to 12th of March. 





Press Preview Runway order:

  1. Ted Baker
  2. Poppy Dover
  3. Poppy Dover
  4. Alessandra Rinaudo for J&J Designs Bridal
  5. Alessandra Rinaudo for J&J Designs Bridal
  6. Ted Baker
  7. Allure Bridals
  8. David’s Bridal
  9. Moss Bros
  10. The Boutique UK
  11. The Boutique UK
  12. Katya Katya Shehurina
  13. Katya Katya Shehurina
  14. Moss Bros
  15. Debenhams
  16. Bertex
  17. David’s Bridal
  18. Elizabeth Bessant
  19. Ruth Milliam Couture Bridal
  20. Ruth Milliam Couture Bridal
  21. Cad and the Dandy
  22. Truly Bridal of Surrey
  23. Truly Bridal of Surrey



  1. Absolutely adoring some of the gowns, but you can’t escape thinking there is something with a twist missing, as in, why not black?

    Great review anyway, thanks!

    1. I agree, many designers are thinking outside the box these days as we have seen a rise in Pink & Blue wedding dresses, I think its only a matter of time before we see some drastic colour changes. 🙂

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