Your Essential Guide To The Bride Show 2016
Calling all brides-to-be! The Bride Show is back and set to be bigger and more glamorous than ever before, overflowing with exquisite cakes, flowers, décor and enough wedding dresses to rival our fashion team’s cupboard.
This year, Her Highness Sheikha Hend Faisal Khalid Al Qasimi is an ambassador for The Bride Show, bringing her skills and experience within the arts, business and philanthropy fields to the event. There will also be a host of leading industry experts on hand to share their wedding expertise and advice.
With over 250 exhibitors collectively covering all your wedding day desires, the occasion is sure to leave you thoroughly prepared. Here, we’ve put together the ultimate cheat sheet to ensure wedding belles get the most out of the three-day event.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS
A handful of the UAE’s leading designers and fashion brands will be showcasing their latest wares in a pop-up couture area within the show. Labels to look out for include Amato Couture, Essa, Dar Sara, Ayesha Depala and many more.
“I’m excited to see what the exhibitors have in store for all the brides-to-be. The region’s designers are definitely bringing something fresh to the table and our UAE brides are in for truly creative treat,” says Amato Couture’s creative director Furne One.
BEAUTY & THE BRIDE
There will be plenty of inspiration for your wedding day hair and grooming with the show welcoming UAE beauty havens Marquee and The Nail Spa to host an exclusive beauty lounge. Visitors will get the chance to experience their pro pampering treatments and book in early to secure their bridal services. Sephora Middle East will also be on hand to talk you through all its latest beauty trends and products to help you look your very best on the day.
Diamonds are a bride’s best friend and The Bride Show is certainly not holding back on bringing you the shiniest treasures to see and try on ahead of your nuptials.
From sparkly engagement rings and wedding bands to scene-stealing baubles and opulent accessories, brands such as Amwaj Jewellers will be unveiling their most dazzling trinkets.
Finding the perfect catering company can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack – with so many options, where is a bride to start? The Bride Show is on hand to present the very best in town, starting with Royal Catering. The company offers a personalised service satisfying all your dining needs, from providing cooking equipment and table settings to whipping up delicious dishes for your guests to enjoy. They will also help create a custom wedding cake and any other culinary extras you and your husband-to-be might need.
Don’t miss the Recycle Runway Awards 2016, a style-conscious initiative aimed at challenging guests to think about recycling on a more fashionable platform. Expect on-trend silhouettes embellished with innovative materials such as paper, plastic and even soda cans. This year will see the likes of It girl and blogger Tala Samman and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Ajit take to the judging panel and announce the winners on February 13 at 6.30pm.
THE DETAILS: The Bride Show February 10 – 13, 2016 Dubai World Trade Centre. For tickets and further information visit thebrideshow.com
Words: Annah Cuthbert
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