Accessorise Your Wedding At Bride: The Wedding Show At Ascot Racecourse
16 Feb 2016
“Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue, a sixpence in your shoe”
Wedding accessories add the finishing touches to your wedding. With so many different ways to accessorise your look, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here are some top tips from Bride: The Wedding Show on how to expertly accessorise your dress with the help of our exhibitors at the upcoming bridal show at Ascot Racecourse on 12-13 March.
Think outside the box. The something blue doesn’t have to be discreet, so why not be daring and add a vibrant splash of colour. You could achieve this by wearing sapphire earrings to add a regal look or live out your Sex and the City dreams with glamorous blue shoes; Sarah Jessica Parker now has her own shoe range.
The Wedding Warehouse offers an extensive range of dresses by sought-after designers. The friendly, experienced staff aim to give you value for money. Once you have chosen your dress, there is a range of accessories and veils to choose from. The Wedding Warehouse Bridal Studio holds about 50 tiaras and headpieces, with constantly changing stock – everything you’ll need for your big day – even blue garters. Visit The Wedding Warehouse on Stand 122.
Stick to a theme, or be seasonal
When choosing your wedding accessories, bear in mind your theme. For example, for a 1920s-style, match boas and gloves with a flapper forehead band or a statement deco-style headpiece.Choose accessories that tie into the season of your wedding. If you are getting married in winter or autumn, shawls and boleros will keep you warm and give a new look to your dress.
John Lewis provides a range of wedding products from wedding fashion and wedding keepsakes to wedding favours and much more, as well its coveted gift list. Recommended travel provider Kuoni joins John Lewis on Stand 64.
Vintage is all the rage and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Adding vintage accessories gives a classic, elegant and striking look. Whether you choose to go simplistic or aim to make a statement, a vintage lace veil, antique tiara, or jewellery from another era, will give a romantic classy feel to any dress.
Lily Lou Lou Bridal is found in the heart of Buckinghamshire and is the flagship store for the award-wining Lily Bella range, stocking the complete collection of hairpieces, birdcage veils, bridal jewellery and sashes. Lily Lou Lou Bridal is Stand 90.
For an alterative, relaxed, free-spirited and feminine style look, think boho chic. The key to achieving this look is natural beauty, with floral crowns and halo headpieces with loose, flowing hair. If you’re looking for alternative wedding jewellery, body art creates a unique fashion statement – go as subtle or as bold you like.
Let Love Blooms was started in 2011 by Jennie McShane, who founded the company after struggling to be inspired when looking for flowers for her wedding. She now creates unique, personalised bouquets and hair accessories. She will incorporate a piece of treasured jewellery from a loved one into your silk, fabric or lace bouquet to add a special touch to your day. Share your dreams with Let Love Blooms on Stand 35.
Add a personalised style that’s meaningful to you by customising your accessories. This could be anything from adding monograms to your wedding veil to engraving your wedding jewellery.
Coolrocks is a family-run business with more than 15 years’ experience in supplying the Jewellery trade who specialise in designer silver jewellery. With suppliers all over the world, Coolrocks aims to cut out the middle man and offer the best prices possible. Check out the Coolrocks display on Stand 66.
Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on March 12 and 13 brings together more than 90 wedding suppliers, sited over two floors, to help you plan your perfect wedding day. There will be spectacular choreographed catwalk shows three times daily, competitions, a Champagne bar to toast to your future, a goody bag for the first 100 brides through the doors each day and free copies of the latest issue of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Bride magazine.
Tickets cost £5 each or £15 for a group of four in advance here, or £7.50 on the day.