Our best Alternative Bridal Catwalk yet!

or so we’ve been told. Did you see our Alternative Bridal catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena last weekend? It’s quite a production and an undertaking not for the faint hearted. It’s also one we couldn’t do without the support of the Little White Books team. For us planning starts 6 months before the event, a whole 6 months! and goes through several stages… designing new dresses, developing themes to showcase our designs, selecting music that fits the theme, is lyrically suitable and easy to walk to, creating a model running order, finding out we need to create more or different dresses, creating choreographies, holding rehearsals, collaborating with friends in the industry to finish the looks (more about that in a mo). Oh and maybe adding a couple more dresses to the ‘to create’ list. Organizing a catwalk is a massive undertaking but also very rewarding, and one that has to come second to us actually running our business and helping our brides get ready for their weddings. This is why it means so much when brides-to-be and peers alike tell us they enjoyed watching our show. So here is a closer look at our catwalk Continue Reading →

The Legend Bridal Alternative Catwalk – Great Northern Wedding Show

So, It’s August Bank holiday weekend which means it’s just 3 weeks until our catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena on the 18th September. We’ve been exhibiting at the Great Northern Wedding Show for a good few years now and I think this is the 4th time we’ve done our own alternative catwalk. It’s always such a talking point and so lovely to inspire so many of you to be your own quirky selves on your wedding day. So what can we expect this time? Well, we have our Legendary girls; our diamonds who bring their awesomeness and strut their stuff on the catwalk. We have TWO award winning stylists, Sonara Parker (Make up artist) and Duncan Fisher (Hair Designer) working ALL DAY behind the scenes to get our girls catwalk ready. These super talented artists are the perfect team to add that extra bit of drama to compliment our dresses. We work with these guys a lot. You just need to check out a few of our shoots to see how amazing these guys are. A collaboration with Paragon Floral Design. We LOVE their innovative floral design and have been working with them on an Continue Reading →

Easter, April and full swing wedding season

As promised in my previous post I’m sat here in my PJ’s, brew on one side, chocolate on the other and looking forward to getting out later today. We didn’t manage to keep the whole of Easter weekend free of work but we’re still getting time to chill out and take a breath. Now I have a moment, I realise there is so much coming up in our diary that we haven’t shared with you: Wedding fair at The Wellbeing Farm – Sunday 3rd April NEXT SUNDAY! Wow, how did that creep up on us? We are really looking forward to joining the team at The Wellbeing Farm for their wedding fair next week. It’s such a quirky venue and we love it. There are few wedding venues that really let you run wild with your ideas but The Wellbeing Farm is one… I can’t wait to see who else will be exhibiting too and of course met loads of excited couples. Really looking forward to next weekend! Level Up with ZT Photography Our good friends Zo and Liam are sharing their expertise in a workshop specially developed for photographers wanting to build their portfolio. Date: 19th April 2016 – Continue Reading →

A Competition only for Legend Brides courtesy of ZT Photography

You REALLY don’t want to miss this! We are super excited to announce that we have teamed up with Zo + Liam from ZT Photography to offer this amazing prize for one of our brides. Seriously girls, this really is a prize worth winning and a fabulous opportunity to grab these award-winning photographers to shoot your day! If you have read any of our other posts you will know how much we love ZT… These guys rock! See more information below on how to enter. Win your Wedding Photography with ZT! About ZT Photography! Fast approaching five years in the wedding industry, Zo + Liam are creative souls living by the seaside. Their style is mainly documentary with a side order of cinematic portraits. They love to capture emotion, bursts of movement, passion and energy alongside great narratives. Check out www.ztphotography.co.uk to find out more. What you’ll win: Full wedding day coverage with two photographers (Zo + Liam) 450+ photographs with reproduction rights A password protected downloadable gallery How to enter: For a chance to win your wedding photography with Zo + Liam, you must LIKE the ZT Photography Facebook page and message or email (zoe@ztphotography.co.uk) with the following: * Continue Reading →

Great Northern Wedding show – 24th April 2016

Wedding fairs are a fantastic way for you to get to know us; to see what we do and have a chat in a really informal relaxed setting. We are really selective about the wedding fairs we attend; and Great Northern Wedding Show hosted by Little White Books is one of the best. It’s also the ONLY chance you will get to see our full alternative catwalk show. We are already laying the plans for our show; designing for the new season, collecting possible songs for the soundtrack and compiling ideas for themes for our stand (yes, it is that much of a production). It’s not too early to put it in your diary or even register for free entry: Fast Track Registration We also encourage you to follow the event on Facebook to find out a little bit about each of the exhibitors before the event and to help you plan your day. Of course, the most important part is coming to see us and catching our catwalk at 3PM