With just a few weeks to go, the couture collections of some of the best names in the business are being prepared to show at London’s exclusive Designer Wedding Show. This year Matthew Williamson joins the line-up for the first time. Sue Maddix, director of the Show said “We are delighted that Matthew Williamson has chosen The Designer Wedding Show to launch his new bridal collection. He is leading name in British fashion and joins an already stellar cast of designers who will be showing at Battersea Park next month.”
Designers also exhibiting at this season’s event include Temperley London, Ritva Westenius, Delphine Manivet, David Fielden, Heirloom Couture, Annette Carey, Emma Hunt, Maria Grachvogel and Sassi Holford – all looking to make an impression on the affluent brides who attend and use the event to select their dress and myriad other exquisite essentials.
The four-times daily catwalk show is an inspirational focus of attention, and is the place to come before making any decisions: a recent survey of visitors to The Designer Wedding Shows in 2009 showed that 91% of the catwalk audience said the catwalk show was key to their choice of wedding dress.
As well as presenting the most exclusive choices in bridal couture, the event has established itself as a must on the calendars of design-conscious brides looking to source the very best of everything else for their weddings. With around 130 companies carefully selected to exhibit The Designer Wedding Show presents the most luxurious choices for today’s discerning brides: florists including By Appointment Only and Mary Jane luxury cake creators Linda Fripp and Scattercake; stationers Chartula Studio, The Wren Press and Smythsons and venues such as The Dorchester, Babington House, Fulham Palace and The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.
The central champagne bar once again plays host to a stunning twice-daily occasion-wear show; and Mosimann’s will be running their so-civilised restaurant where you can book a table for a delicious lunch, or their highly popular afternoon tea.
The Designer Wedding Show is open from 10am – 5pm daily; tickets are £16 in advance or £18 on the door and include all fashion shows, plus a complimentary catwalk show programme.
For tickets, further information and to book a table for lunch or afternoon tea, visit www.designerweddingshow.co.uk or call 0871 230 5579