I recently had the honour of showing my work at Brides the Show in Islington, London where I had a front row seat to observe all of the amazing 2018 wedding trends.
Beautifully-curated by Brides magazine, I was not only lucky enough to meet lots of gorgeous brides and grooms to be, but I also got to meet some of the finest wedding suppliers in London and the UK. It is bridal heaven – trust me!
Despite it being a very busy show, I managed to grab a few snaps of some of the wonderful displays on show so if you didn’t get to go yourself, and would like to see some gorgeous wedding inspiration and the hot 2018 wedding trends, you’ve come to the right place.
Not only is Sharon Cunningham is one of the UK’s leading bridal designers, she’s also great fun and a fellow Irish woman – what’s not to love?! Her couture wedding gowns are straight off the pages of Vogue – sophisticated, luxurious and modern. Pop over to her website to find out more about her work.
My next door neighbour at the show was the lovely Kate from Wags and Weddings. Your wedding is about celebrating your marriage surrounded by your loved ones, and one of the big wedding trends for 2018 is bringing your pet along too. If you’re a dog-lover and dream of your pooch playing a role on your big day, Wags and Weddings can make it happen for you. They will train your dog to walk up the aisle and make sure they are well looked throughout the day. Now every dog can have its day, or at least be a part of yours!
I absolutely love these beautiful creations from Plume Design, a very talented stationery designer based in South West London. They create bespoke luxury stationery for weddings and events, check out more lovely designs on their website. Envelope liners are a big wedding stationery trend for 2018, as is beautiful paper (rather than card). Strawberry Sorbet‘s stand blew me away – the dark grey walls and copper legs really highlighted their modern designs, while the talented de Winton Paper Company showed off their fine art watercolour stationery – delicate illustrations are another big theme for next year.
How great does this very on-trend doughnut wall look?? Sugar Tits create cool and colourful confectionery displays for fashionable London couples to wow their guests. The Enchanting Cake Company is one of the UK’s leading cake specialists and their stand showed off some of their award-winning (and delicious-looking) creations.
Dessert tables are also a hot trend for 2018, and these delicate creations from Piff Paff Bakery also work really well as a modern wedding favours.
I noticed a lot of really relaxed and modern bridalwear at Brides the Show this year; lightweight fabrics that move gracefully with exquisite design details. Lace, pleating and feathered elements are a big 2018 bridalwear trend.
This was my first year exhibiting my wedding photography at Brides the Show and it was such a wonderful experience. I want to say a huge thank you to all the organisers and can’t wait to see everyone again next year! If you are currently searching for the right photographer for your wedding, I would love to hear from you. You can fill in the contact form below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07809 575460