We were front and centre at all the runway shows this year during The Harrogate Bridal Show.
This month we attended the most anticipated Bridal Trade Show of the year! Ocean Media Group hosted The Harrogate Bridal Show at the Harrogate Convention Centre for retailers to attend and choose the newest fashions from amongst hundreds of luxurious designer ranges. We couldn’t wait to meet up with our fabulous design companies and see what they had to offer our stylish brides! We also signed up with a brand new designer on the day, Ella Rosa Gallery.
The Harrogate Bridal Show also hosts an awards ceremony to celebrate the Best of Bridal. We had plenty of champagne to celebrate as ALL our designers were nominated for at least one award category! Our fabulous Kenneth Winston Bridesmaids were nominated for Best Bridesmaid Manufacturer, as they use fantastic fabrics and their designs are second to none. Justin Alexander Sweetheart Gowns were nominated for not only Customer Service Provider of the Year, but also best Bridal Gown Manufacturer! Our Casablanca Bridal were nominated for Best Plus Size Collection, due to the fact that all their gowns can all be ordered from size 2 to 32 and customised by length and split sizes. Last but not least, Bianco Evento were nominated for Best Accessories Manufacturer. We carry their stunning swarovski crystal tiaras, jewellery, veils, garters and their new gown collection. All these glittering nominations put a smile on our face, ensuring we definitely work with some of the BEST names in the industry!
The runway shows didn’t disappoint either! Models wearing designs from Casablanca Bridal, Diane Legrand and more danced across the catwalk to fab tunes, getting the crowd going. Our Bianco Evento accessories were on show as well, with flowing veils and enough sparkle to see from even the back row. There was also a surprise live violin performance which added even more drama. Check out our Facebook page to see all our Videos recorded Live during the show. Off the runway, we were spoilt for choice by all our designers! We ordered new styles, hand picked for their excellent quality, value for money, beautiful design traits and trendy features. There will be something for every bride in our new season range! Check out the photos below and the links to view even more of what’s to come.
The first new style, Celina 1123 will be arriving with us September 24th. This is a luxuriously ruffled organza ballgown by Justin Alexander’s Sweetheart Collection. You can see why these designers were nominated for two awards, their wedding dresses are absolutely jaw dropping and their prices are very reasonable. This gown has multiway straps that can be worn crossed or straight. You’ll also notice the wonderful ruffles, finished with horsehair trim to add light structure. The delicate lace bodice really cinches in at the waist to exaggerate your hourglass figure perfectly. We love how lightweight this gown feels, as we were expecting a heavier dress with the layers and layers of fabric. If you like this dress, check out all our Sweetheart Gowns on their designer gallery page.
We will soon have a brand new designer for our customers, the Ella Rosa Gallery Collection. They will supply our first tea length gown! Brides looking for a glam, retro vibe will fall head over heels for this dress. Savannah is made of luxurious organza with beaded lace. This gown also comes with a satin belt to really enhance that hourglass shape. We had to order this dress in for our customers to try, as soon as we saw it on the model. With the layers inside the dress itself, you won’t even need an extra underskirt for any added volume. This gown has swish and flare, perfect for dancing the night away at your wedding reception! If you prefer something more traditional, you will be very pleased to know we can also order this gown in full length with a small Chapel train.
Another beautiful Ella Rosa dress set to arrive is Harper. This fitted fishtail gown is made of a soft Chantilly lace with an elegant scooped back. We love the long Sabrina neckline and how it falls just along the bride’s collarbone. You can really appreciate the stunning detail of the lace with the sheer neck and back panels. If you want to be a bit more demure, we can also order this dress to have a lined back. This gown is wonderfully soft and so lightweight. If you’re planning a wedding abroad, we would highly recommend this one! If this style is just what you’re looking for, then check out similar gowns in a fit and flare shape within our Casablanca collection. We have so many beautiful dresses in store, you will be spoilt for choice.
If you’re a bride with traditional taste, you will love our Rosalie gown, also by Ella Rosa Gallery. As you can see in the images below, this dress is intricately detailed with Venetian beaded lace. The gown is complete with a satin skirt in an a-line shape, with gorgeous movement to the fabric. If you want a really full ballgown shape, this dress can easily be worn with an underskirt to give you that added volume and drama. We would also accessorise this dress with one of our sparkling diamante belts!
Bianco Evento have also released some very elegant dresses this season. We adore their newest gown, Arizona, featured in numerous magazines already. It is sure to look amazing at any wedding venue. The off the shoulder bodice and flowing chiffon skirt come together to create quite the show stopper! If you’re a bride looking for a gown of beautiful quality, for less than £700, this is the one. The gowns from Bianco Evento are always timeless in their design and effortless to wear. We highly recommend this collection if you’re interested in trying dresses that allow you complete comfort, while still feeling like a traditional bride.
Another Bianco Evento gown, Diana, will arrive very soon. Diana has a lovely a-line shape as well. In the model photo below it is shown with a full underskirt, for added fullness. Brides loving that bohemian vibe can go without the full underskirt for a softly draped silhouette. Another interesting feature is that this gown can come with a matching top! You can have a bolero added on in matching lace to add sleeves. We love this mix and match feature, allowing you to create the perfect wedding dress by making it totally unique to you.
Please feel free to contact us anytime to ask questions about our new and current styles. We are always happy to advise on what will suit you best, especially if it’s your first time our wedding shopping! You can book an appointment with us by using our Online Diary. We also offer late night appointments upon request if you have a very busy schedule. Never miss out on the latest fashion news & bridal tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.