Brides the Show

Last weekend Freya Rose exhibited at Brides the Show in The Business Design Centre, Islington, launching her Manhattan and Violet Grey Collections!

The team at Freya Rose had a fabulous time meeting lots of lovely brides-to-be and discussing wedding plans, as well as paying visits to some of the other incredible exhibitors at the show!

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From left: Freya Rose Styles ‘Tania‘, ‘Tabitha‘ & ‘Victoria‘. 

Freya RoseFrom Left: Freya Rose Styles ‘Astoria‘, ‘Penelope‘ & ‘Darling‘.

DSC_0868Freya Rose Style ‘Hollywood‘.

The Catwalk

There was a stunning array of stands at the show, as well as the unique Brides ‘Secret Garden’ Catwalk, which showcased gowns from the very best designers in the country. The models were also accessorised with Freya Rose shoes to compliment their gowns on the runway!

DSC_0760doodWith so many awe inspiring visions to behold it was naturally very difficult for us to choose our favourite exhibits, but we have narrowed them down for you. We hope our selection inspires your wedding planning as much as they inspired us at Freya Rose!

Victoria Made Cakes

DSC_0799DSC_0804All of these amazing cakes are hand baked and finished by Victoria for a very personal service. She doesn’t ‘mass produce’, every item is baked in small quantities for genuine artisanal quality, and always with use of the very best natural ingredients. Simply stunning!

Laura Burkitt

Winter table scape with shortbread mini house – flowers by Mary Jane Vaughan, table settings by Duchess + Butler, mini shortbread houses by The Queen Of Hearts Cookie Company, stationery by Intricate Designs.

DSC_0936Croquembouche – Sublime Cakes, flowers by Jamie Aston using David Austin Roses. Glasses by Waterford.

DSC_0935Orange naked cake – by French Made

DSC_0934Calligraphy on oranges by Judy Broad Calligraphy.

DSC_0938Meadow on table – Rebel Rebel florists.

Laura Burkitt is the Lifestyle Stylist who produced all the wedding reception, interior, food and craft shoots as well as styling the venue at Brides The Show. Laura’s impecible flare for styling became quite apparent when viewing her beautiful exhibitions at BTS! We just adore her creations!

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Philippa Craddock creates wedding flowers that are perfect for each of her brides. She loves finding that specific flower and maintaining the character of the day in the florals across the ceremony and reception – from small intimate affairs through to significant productions.

By Appointment OnlyDSC_0932By Appointment Only offer a comprehensive styling and concierge service as florists and event and wedding planners in London. Whether you are looking to make a wedding, party or corporate event extra special, the team at BAO are equally passionate about assisting you with the fine details to make your event one to remember! From creating abundant show-stopping floral installations to simply providing a bridal bouquet, their original and creative flair as London’s premier florists is lavishly apparent!

Cocoa Cream

DSC_0994Cocoa Cream is a chocolatier and patisserie business, creating exquisite handmade treats for any special occasion, and my goodness were they spectacular! We sampled some of their wedding favours, made from premium quality chocolate, which uses the world’s best cocoa beans. We could certainly taste the difference – their mint infused dark chocolate was especially delicious!

Lila AccessoriesDSC_0950lila2lila1Lila Accessories creates the most beautiful and original headpieces! Best known for her signature handcrafted flowers, Lila’s work is praised for its exceptional craftsmanship and striking detail. The wonderfully talented Lila also collaborates with Freya Rose to create some of our gorgeous shoe clips (pictured above)!

Suzanne NevilleDSC_0981 DSC_0987Suzanne Neville is designed and hand crafted in London using the techniques of contemporary couture. She is most well known for her beautifully constructed wedding gowns and glamorous evening dresses with signature-structured bodices. The collection is incredibly diverse; silhouettes vary from slim fitting bias cuts to full and romantic gowns, always using only the finest silks and hand embroideries. Beautiful!

Gillian Million
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Gillian Million is an Atelier of the most exquisite and luxurious wedding accessories, from silk veils and pearl combs to delightful vines and jewelled hair adornments. Also including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and sashes, all designed to order by her extremely talented creative team who design and create to perfection!

Ian Stuart
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Renowned for his glamorous, luxury creations, the international multiple award-winning designer Ian Stuart has always had a passion for making women look and feel fabulous, and his exhibition at Brides the Show demonstrated this flawlessly! There were so dreamy and ethereal gowns to behold – we were dumbfounded by the intricate embellishments!

Amongst his stunning display, we even spotted one of our own classic designs! Freya Rose style ‘Albertine Gold‘ is also stocked by Ian Stuart in his flagship store, Blewcoat.

Charlie Brear

DSC_0737 DSC_0739 DSC_0742With a fashion-led aesthetic the Charlie Brear 2016 bridal collection offers a stunning range of gowns in printed silk organza, pleated chiffon and geometric lace. With contemporary beaded touches, a continued focus on co-ords and an expanded additions range, the collection can be styled in ever more innovative and beautiful ways to suit the modern bride! We loved styling Charlie Brear’s interchangeable separates at the show!

Sanyukta Shrestha
DSC_0807 DSC_0814Sanyukta Shrestha‘s collection is grounded in the use of luxurious, organic, fair-traded fabrics, combined with flattering silhouettes, elegance and individuality. Honoured with several national and international awards for graceful creations and an innovative approach to empowering women in developing countries, Sanyukta now has one of her bridal creations preserved in The Fashion Museum, Bath. She is a truly inspirational designer and we loved her luxuriously soft silk dress (pictured above), which was spun entirely from milk!

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Brides the Show last weekend and we hope everyone who came to visit us did too! If you didn’t attend BTS last weekend, hopefully this blog post has given you some inspiration for your special day instead!

DSC_0991Freya with the lovely Camilla and Jade from Brides Magazine.

DSC_0993Freya with the exceptionally talented Tony and Javier from By Appointment Only.