I’m so excited to let you know that I’m partnering with the UK’s biggest wedding show for the second time for their Autumn season! The Rock n Roll Bride Collection is coming back to the National Wedding Show and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.
Not only will we have some of the coolest alternative wedding suppliers exhibiting with us, but after getting your feedback on the last shows, we’re planning to make the interactive workshops much better too. Sophie and I will even be doing a flower crown one (watch this space!)
But that’s not all, I am also super pumped that at every show you’ll be able to browse the Rock n Roll Bride Gallery, a carefully curated new section which will feature some of my personalfavourite wedding suppliers. This section is going to be invite only, meaning I’ll be personally emailing the designers and makers that I’m obsessed with to ask them along.
The shows are taking place in London from 23-25th September, Birmingham from 30th September-2nd October and Manchester on 22nd & 23rd October and if you’re super keen you can snap up your tickets right now.
WEDDING SUPPLIERS, READ THIS!
Do you want to be there with me? Do want to put your product or service in front of upward of 16,000 brides and grooms that will attend each of these huge events?
The Rock n Roll Bride Collection is a carefully selected area of only the most awesome wedding suppliers. The area within the show is a place to showcase anything from outrageous bridal gowns, quirky wedding cakes, wacky stationery, rocking jewellery, flipping fantastic photography, and much, much, more! So if you do something a little bit weird, a little bit different and something definitely left-field, then we want to hear from you!
A few weeks ago I was invited by wedding dress designer Caroline Arthur to attend her Perfect Fit Event at the picturesque Gate Street Barn near Guildford. The day was put on, not just to promote the amazing suppliers involved, but to share information to help educate brides about how to get the right fit for their wedding dress. This is something Caroline is super passionate about so it was so inspiring to see her in action. We even made a short film about it. I learnt so much too!
The room was set up like an enchanted garden, with spectacular flowers from Hannah Martin.
Caroline’s British-made CoutureKit dresses and fabrics were set up at one end, and at the other was gorgeous lingerie from Guilt Lingerie, who were on hand to give brides great advice about what to wear under their wedding dress.
Facebook Live is my new favourite thing. People have been telling me I should do YouTube for years, and although I’ve kind of secretly wanted to, I was worried about a) knowing what to talk about b) finding the time and c) having to learn how to edit video! Facebook Live has changed the game because now I can simply grab my phone, go live and chat away to my heart’s content!
I’ve done a few broadcasts over on my Facebook page so far and the most enjoyable one was the Q&A I did last week. So I’ve decided to do another, but this time with a special guest and on a specific topic.
Tomorrow, on Thursday 16th June at 6pm GMT, I will be joined by award winning wedding photographer Lisa Devlin and we’re going to answer your questions on one of our favourite subjects – wedding photography! We want to use this session to help YOU so this is your opportunity to get your burning questions answered.
It would also make such a fun alternative hen do activity, or like we did, as a little pre-wedding dress shopping treat. We were in London to do some wedding dress shopping for Sophie so it worked out really well doing both at the same time (cake also helps you make better decisions don’t you think?)
Today is momentous for two reasons. The first is that issue 7 of the magazine is now on sale! Run (don’t walk) to your nearest WH Smiths, Sainsbury’s or newsagents to grab yours right away. If you can’t find one, remember you can always order or subscribe online. As ever, UK shipping is free!
But that’s not all – I am currently on route to Birmingham for the third and final National Wedding Show at the NEC! If you’re thinking of coming along maybe these snaps of the London show last weekend will entice you (thank you Andrea and Emma!) We had SUCH a blast.
The Rock n Roll Bride Collection in Birmingham is the biggest yet. It will feature Scarlet Taylor, Artcuts, Av A Go Booths, Revival Live Productions, Amanda Caroline Couture, Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos, Courtyard Bridal, Crown and Glory Accessories and Magic Beans Events. That’s not even to mention the 300+ other exhibitors that will be at the show.
It’s going to be epic!
PLUS as a special bonus for you brummy babes, we’ll be selling copies of issue 7 (hot off the presses!) all weekend. Save yourself a trip to the shops and come along and grab one!
Last weekend was amazing! I have never been more exhausted, but after being at the Manchester National Wedding Show on Saturday and Sunday I’ve remembered how much I really, really love getting out of the office – ha! It was such fun being surrounded by other wedding obsessives, meeting new suppliers and of course hanging out with you lot! To everyone who came along, visited our stand, said hi, took a selfie with me, bought a magazine or ordered a veil, I LOVE YOU.
I’ve had two days back at home, trying my best to catch up with my emails and work (and failing miserably) and today we’re back on the road and heading to London Olympia for the next show this weekend! It kicks off at 10am tomorrow and runs all the way through to 5pm Sunday.
Want to know what you can expect if you come along? We made you a little video!