The National Wedding Show in Birmingham is a joy to attend for any bride looking for inspiration – after all, it’s easy to find what you like at a place where so many excellent top-quality suppliers gather together! This year, Confetti attended on Friday October 5th, and we weren’t disappointed – the show delivered every kind of delight, from fashion to jewellery to decor ideas. Here is our biggest and best ever report from the National Wedding Show – and we hope to see you there next time!
All the major trends for 2013 were present at the National Wedding Show – that is lace, coloured gowns – especially champagne, pale yellow, peach, and old ivory, and of course vintage everything, from designs to fabrics and accessories. Even some of the stands were decked out like a vintage lady’s boudoir!
Fantasia’s Design Room by Fantasia Bridal – stunning fabrics and inspiring details
Classy lace at Silk
Gowns on display in the Designer Area
It’s all gone vintage at Cicily Bridal…
… and at the Courtyard Bridal Boutique!
Unique fashions by Angels Carrying Savage Weapons
Inspiration for mother-of-the-bride – strong colours and bold fabrics at Dressini
Without a doubt, jewellery and flowers have a very happy relationship these days, with jewels adorning most bouquets, and of course – bouquets made entirely of brooches, buttons, and other jewels!
Bouquets that last forever, in every shade and size from Silk Blooms
Jewel bouquets by Pink Confetti
Vintage ruled without a doubt, with side-set tiaras making a particular impact this year.
Tallulah’s Trinkets – hugely popular vintage-style jewellery
Individjewel, design-your-own specialists, brough a range of beautiful bridal, bridesmaid and groom samples
Every bride wants her guess to say “wow” when they enter the venue – especially when the tables are set with classic china.
Memories of Vintage displayed their vintage crockery for hire in stunning patterns and colours
The wedding cake has come a long way – the cake artists are creating magic with sugar and icing in juicy colours! The huge popularity of cupcakes and cake pops continues to grow – think of those yummy sweetie buffets the guests will love!
Cakes for All UK featured the most stunning multi-tier cake ball tower at the show (below left)
Freya’s Fancies featured sprinkle-covered cake pops and colourful muffins
Candy Girls brought stunning sweet trees and buffet candy
Amelia’s Cakery incorporated classic jewellery into their vibrantly coloured cakes
We cannot wait to be at the next National Wedding Show to see what’s new and exciting in the world of weddings! See you all there!
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