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 →

7 days to go! Eclectic Wedding Extavaganza

We are SOOOOO excited to be invited to exhibit at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza! We have watched this event grow over the years and secretly wished we could join the fun. The last few weeks have been crazy busy (with so many awesome proposal stories), and the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza has kinda crept up on us! So, while all our loved up brides-to-be are having romantic weekends away we’ve taken the opportunity to work out what we are going to showcase. While getting everything together I realised that, other than a couple of little Facebook posts, we haven’t really shared the awesomeness of EWE! So where do we begin? Where is it? It’s at The Bond in Birmingham. From what we can gather it’s an awesome venue. We LOVED reading about Jo & Spigs wedding over on our sister blog Beneath the Dark Veil. Who is going to be there? Besides us you mean? Well, there are some AMAZING businesses signed up to be there and I CANNOT wait to go and say hi and make new friends – It’s always fantastic when you can get to know like minded businesses and there are PLENTY of new faces for us Continue Reading →

Great Northern Wedding Show 20th September

We are on countdown… there are just 7 days, 7 DAYS! until we see you all at the Great Northern Wedding Show at USN Bolton Arena 7 days is not a lot of time considering the ‘to do’ list we have to work through this week, however, we’ve just had our catwalk rehearsal and you guys are in for a treat! awesome models – tick alternative soundtrack – tick live performances – tick ice machines – tick gorgeous dresses and accessories – TICK We also have Duncan Fisher and Sonara Parker flexing their creative fingers on our models and have been plotting hair and makeup to pull the whole look together. Too bloody exciting! WARNING: The alternative catwalk probably isn’t going to be videoed and it’s the ONLY catwalk we are doing this year. We are there the whole day (11-4)… our stand is right next to the catwalk, so you can’t miss us and our Alternative Catwalk is at 3pm. There is a lot going on and a lot to see; so many wedding businesses it’s unreal. Make sure you plan your day well. We had so many emails last time from brides who desperately wanted to see our Continue Reading →

Legend Bridal Alternative Catwalk

We are only 5 weeks away from our alternative catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show on the 20th September. I’m not going to lie, we’re not ready. It’s the height of the wedding season and all our attention is quite rightly devoted to our brides. We have plenty of plans; new dresses we want to create, grand ideas about our show and huge plans for our stand. But with our concentration fully on getting our brides ready for their weddings, our preparations for the Great Northern Wedding Show will quite definitely be last minute dot com. This is where our amazing friends come in… we are going to be relying heavily on the help of our friends to get us ready (hope you’re reading this guys… count yourselves roped in!) That said, I’m sat here trying to work out what music we should use for our different catwalk scenes and thought it would be interesting to look back at our April show… (all images by ZT Photography) Pre-register for the next show on the 20th September Retro Rockabilly We opened the show with tattoos, petticoats and parasols set to the cutest track by Evelyn Knight from 1948… ‘A Little Continue Reading →

Stydd Country Weddings Sunday 21st June

Stydd Gardens are magical; a garden center, gorgeous glass house rea-rooms/bar and creative businesses are only part of the story. Nestled in the beautiful rustic gardens with traditional rambling roses and old fashioned dove cot is a vintage wedding marquee This is quite a new venue on the outskirts of Ribchester; an as yet undiscovered diamond and we LOVE it. We are so pleased to be invited to attend their wedding open day. Find out more on their Facebook page here:

Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena

A few weeks have passed now since we were at the Great Northern Wedding Show with Little White Books in April… in fact, how on earth is it the Middle of June!?! It was a manic run up to the event; the start of the wedding season combined with an ambitious plan to create 6 new dresses for our collection. Closely followed by the mammoth wedding month of May and then a burgeoning calendar of new consultations. It’s definitely kept us out of trouble (and off the internet!) We were blown away by the number of people that came to the show specifically to see us and loved every minute of our alternative catwalk… here is a very quick look at the catwalk and a closer look (including scene and music details) can be found here. Thank you to DJ Archer photography  for taking the time to capture these images and share them with us

Great Northern Wedding Show with Alternative Catwalk by Legend Bridal

We love the Great Northern Wedding Show. We have exhibited there with Little White Books a couple of times and we love everything about it; the atmosphere, the number of amazing exhibitors, the interest we receive from the brides and grooms that attend the show. The thing that makes this one particularly exciting for us is that we are bringing you our own alternative bridal catwalk show! HOW EXCITING IS THAT!?! We get to bring our more dramatic dresses, enlist the help of our very own models (real women with curves and tattoos) and have had fun putting together a killer soundtrack (absolutely no Bruno Mars in sight!) The catwalk show is at 3pm so make sure you are there in plenty of time. We also have a stand and will be there all day. If you’re interested in having a chat about the possibility of us making your dress please do come and say hi  and please be aware that it may be difficult to chat to us AFTER the catwalk show. Oh and you can get in free when you pre-register