Ian Stuart, Charlotte Balbier, Sassi Holford and Jeff Banks confirm attendance at The National Wedding Show

21 Sep 2015

The National Wedding Show has confirmed the attendance of acclaimed designers Ian Stuart, Charlotte Balbier, Sassi Holford, Ben De Lisi, Jeff Banks and the style team from Jenny Packham at its shows, as well unveiling the white hot line-up set to take centre stage on the runway this season. 

Brides and grooms will have the opportunity to meet their favourite designers at The National Wedding Show this autumn, with Ian Stuart, Sassi Holford, Charlotte Balbier, the style team from Jenny Packham and Jeff Banks on-hand to share advice and talk visitors through their collections. 

British designer Sassi Holford will be on the Ellie Sanderson stand at London Olympia on Friday 25th September to showcase the launch of her fantastic new 2016 collection, which features ‘high low’ hems and simply beautiful understated elegant gowns. Sassi Recently dressed Emily MacDonagh when she married celebrity Peter Andre. The Jenny Packham styling team will also be available on the Ellie Sanderson stand to show off the 2016 stunning range of red carpet glamour gowns. Luxury fabrics, opulent beading and glorious soft drapes make this a collection to swoon over. Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique will also be showcasing the new collections from Halfpenny London and Suzanne Neville at The National Wedding Show this season. 

Brides visiting the NEC Birmingham will have the chance to meet award-winning designers Ian Stuart and Charlotte Balbier. Ian Stuart will join Adele Louise Bridal on Saturday 3rd October, where he will be sharing his new Runway Rebel collection and providing a unique and exclusive insight in to his wonderful new gowns, while Charlotte Balbier will be showcasing her new 2016 ‘Willa Rose’ collection on The Bridal Rooms stand throughout the weekend. The collection encompasses more than 20 wedding gowns in an array of styles to suit the modern day bride. It also marks the designer’s 12th anniversary in the world of British bridal fashion.

Award-winning designer Ben De Lisi will be joining Debenhams at London Olympia. With his passion for fashion, mixing classic style with bright, witty pieces, Ben de Lisi will be joining the Glam Squad at the Wedding Theatre experts at 11.40 and 13.15pm. 

Jeff Banks will be joining the show at London Olympia, where he will be offering personal one to one advice at the show’s brand new feature- The Jeff Banks Savile Row Gentleman’s Lounge. Jeff Banks has been at the forefront of British fashion throughout five decades. He has won numerous awards and citations around the world. His career can truly claim that he changed the course of fashion as we know it today.

Grooms will be able to receive first-hand advice from Jeff on the latest menswear trends and getting ready for the big day. Jeff will also be joining the Glam Squad at the Wedding Theatre, sharing top tips on styling.

As well as meeting their favourite designers, brides and grooms will be able to see their collections come to life on The Catwalk. As the largest and most established bridal catwalk production in the UK, the spectacular Catwalk Show is without doubt a highlight of The National Wedding Show. 

This season will see the likes of Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique, Mode Bridal, Wedding Belles of Four Oaks, Georgina Scott Bridal and Because I Love You Bridal Centre present the latest collections from award winning designers including Halfpenny London, Sassi Holford, Jenny Packham, Eliza Jane Howell, Anna Tumas, Maggie Sottero and many more.

With names such as Alfred Angelo, Berketex Bride, Allure Bridals and Qiana Bridal also gracing the runway, together with high street favourite Debenhams, the Catwalk Show will provide inspiration for all styles, shapes and budgets.

Moss Bros and Peter Posh will provide inspiration for the groom, showcasing everything from traditional tails and morning suits to contemporary lounge suits, while Jeff Banks Savile Row will unveil suave suits from their luxury bespoke offering. Mother of the Bride attire from Nigel Rayment and bridesmaid dresses from Alexia Designs and Debenhams make the Catwalk Show a must-see for the entire bridal party.

The hair and beauty experts from bareMinerals and Charles Worthington will create exquisite make up looks and hair styles to complement each look on The Catwalk, while Uniquely Euphoric will provide the finishing touches in Manchester Central with their range of bespoke alternative bouquets.



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