If you follow Scottish Wedding on Instagram, you’ll know that I was at The Harrogate Bridal Show this weekend.
This is an industry event where bridal boutiques get the chance to shop the new collections and where we get the chance to suss out what the next big trends in bridal fashion are going to be.
If you missed our coverage on the ‘gram, here’s a roundup of my favourite looks and designs from the show!
ACCESSORIES: GOLD RUSH
Say goodbye to your diamantes and adios to your silver tiaras because gold hues are in this season.
My stand out favourites were the new bridal shoes from Rainbow Club which feature a subtle gold pattern on the heel, giving brides the option to add personality to their wedding shoes without overpowering the overall look.
I also really liked Welsh accessory company Halo & Co, who make lightweight, intricate bridal jewellery and headpieces that can be worn all day without digging into your head or stretching out your earlobes!
Be it on veils, dresses or accessories, stars were making a, eh, star appearance at Harrogate this year.
The cosmos has been a big trend in wedding decor for a while now, but this year we’ve seen it fully shift into bridal fashion too.
This is such a gorgeous trend, and a perfect alternative for brides who like intricately detailed dresses and accessories but aren’t the biggest fans of traditional bridal embellishments like lace, beading or florals.
I hope you’re not afraid of commitment, because you’re about to get attached.
Gauzy fabric add ons are really taking off, be it in the form of a cape, statement sleeve or a skirt.
The half skirt add-on has been around bridal designer catwalks for years, but never really took off in the bridal boutique trenches.
But with brides more comfortable taking risks with their wedding day look than ever before, we think it might finally be it’s time to shine on wedding aisles across the country!
THE GLITTER BALL(GOWN)
Once reserved only for children’s art classes and festival face paints, glitter has entered the realm of bridal this year with a vengeance.
When I first saw this coming down runways, I thought it was some kind of special shimmery fabric. But when I asked designers, they were all like, “it’s just glitter, pal.” (Okay, that’s not verbatim, but that was the pretty much the gist of it).
My photos don’t hugely do it justice, but when you see it up close, it really makes a dress stand out from the crowd, especially when its moving. Which, at a bridal show with literally thousands of dresses to look through, is easier said than done.