wedding guest
Though I tend to live in dresses, the formality of wedding season has me ready to ignore tradition and get a slew of gorgeous trousers to wear come reception time. In a boozy sea of trend-led floral and pastel dresses, a look like this looks exceptionally cool while being extremely comfortable.

Get The Look:
Corrones Silk Cotton Trousers, By Malene Birger
Racer Back Embellished Leather Tank, Raoul
Lina Gladiator Sandals, Bionda Castana
Red Britt Leather Clutch, Raoul
Moonstone Timbrel Ring, Astley Clarke

national wedding show
Because my significant(ly handsome) other decided to put a ring on it last month, my attendance at the National Wedding Show over the weekend was definitely a mix of business and pleasure. And intrigue. And lots of chocolate.

Held at London’s Earls Court from the 28th-30th September, The National Wedding Show¬†was a jam-packed exhibition wishing to cater to each and every bridal dream. The Designer Area and Catwalk Shows were, personally, my call to arms.

With eyes a-popping for every Jenny Packham dress that came down the runway, I felt that the catwalk experience was a complete breath of fresh air after the insanity of London Fashion Week. Running for approximately twenty minutes, the production of the show was at a high theatrical standard and catered to wedding party ideas, international/beach weddings, full thematics, mother-of-the-bride suggestions, and everything in between. As every model walked the runway, the digital screen behind her would tell you the designer and location of the retailer/designer in the exhibition for easy access to try on your favourite picks. If only shopping was always as experiential!

After the show, I did a little browsing and ending up at ‘The Wedding Theatre‘ which was hosting bridal coaching sessions with professional fashionista Michele Paradise and flower expert Mathew Dickinson as well as a seminar from the guys at Rock My Wedding who were teaching a gaggle of future brides how to personalise their special day on a budget.

Being that we won’t be planning our wedding for at least one year, I felt that a woman or man actively planning their nuptials would take much more from the experience – on discounts alone – but that it was an inspiring way to spend the day (especially in the specialised Vintage Area).

(The show will be taking over the Birmingham NEC from the 5th-7th of October so I suggest all Brummie babes and Brides-to-Be take a look!)



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