What we saw at White Gallery + London Bridal Week 2018

Oh, we do love heading to London for a bridal style fix. Even more so this year as White Gallery and London Bridal Week came together for the first time ever!

There were exclusive catwalk shows, first glimpses of the new bridal collections, a chat with some of wedding’s leading designers – and perhaps a glass or two of bubbly…

Taking place in London’s ExCel, the three day event is where boutique owners decide which collections to bring in-store for the seasons ahead so it’s a pretty big deal.

We’ve rounded up some of the most fabulous things we saw. Prepare for plenty of wedding style inspo!

 

R O Y A L  W E D D I N G  V I B E S

The upcoming Royal wedding was a hot topic among some of our fave bridal designers. From regal blue shoes to crowns fit for a princess, you can give your bridal style the royal seal of approval.

The ‘Meghan’ bridal shoe (£250) Charlotte Mills

Behold the Limited Edition Meghan Markle inspired bridal shoe. Each pair of these shoes has a sixpence created especially for 2018 the year of the Royal wedding in collaboration with the Royal Mint. Pre-order now for delivery expected end of May/start of June. Get in line, ladies!

Princess vibes at Kenneth Winston

These gowns stole the show at Morilee by Madeline Gardner catwalk – we’re ready for our crown now, thanks

Speaking of crowns…we couldn’t get enough of these gorgeous designs from Stephanie Browne Australia 

We felt like royalty with the regal blue accessories at Rachel Simpson

 

R U F F L E  S O M E  F E A T H E R S

Texture was key for the new season, with feathers being the go-to for many of our fave designers. We just love the luxury feel of these gowns.

Picture perfect at the Alan Hannah catwalk show.

Savin London provided all the feather inspo – check out that texture!

Yup, Savin London seriously knows how to use a feather for the most amazing bridalwear.

FAB-U-LOUS! Is there anything more spectacular than Eliza Jane Howell’s 1920s vibes? 

We were obsessed with this feather skirt from Elbeth Gillis. Extra style points for the oh-so-soft knitwear worn over the bridal dress and skirt.

 

I N  B L O O M

We were ready to embrace a new bridal season with beautiful florals taking over the catwalk.

Pretty petals at Alan Hannah

Feminine and floral on the Savin London catwalk

Subtle florals with plenty of layers. Love this from Dany Tabet

Adding florals to your veil could give you a whole new bridal look at E&W Couture

Cherry blossom vibes at Madeleine Fig

A twist on traditional blooms at Ian Stuart Bridal

C O V E R  U P

Never has a bridal cover up been so stylish. Whether you go all-out sequins or opt for a high end fashion cape, there’s plenty of options for next season.

Sleeves + sequins = the dreamiest cover up from Scottish designer Catriona Garforth

A bridal biker jacket? Yes, please Savin London!

Living our real life fairytale in this show-stopper cape from Halfpenny London

Another Halfpenny London creation, another bridal style goal achieved

Oh Sassi Holford, we love you – and we love your a-mazing jacket! 

 

A D D  S O M E  C O L O U R

For brides looking for an alternative to white or ivory, the show presented some gorgeous colourful options, from blush pink to eye-catching red. Would you dare to wear?

Savin London making us blush with these two fabulous gowns!

Lady in red at Valentini 

Beautiful blush to something blue at Charlie Brear

Glittering gold hues at Morilee by Madeline Gardner

How could you not fall in love with the blue and grey tones at Le Papillon by Modeca?

 

 S U B T L E  S P A R K L E

Who needs the KiraKira sparkle app when you have these gorgeous gowns for your big day? Just the right amount of dazzle.

We love the unique use of plenty of sparkle – just look at those stars!

Full-on glam at Eternity Bridal

Simple on the front, sparkle on the back at San Patrick

Can we just take a minute to appreciate this Cagteks Bridal creation?

C O M F O R T  I S  K E Y

From bridal trainers to the cutest puffa jacket we’ve ever seen, the designers know how to keep you comfortable on your wedding day! The low heel mules from Harriet Wilde were a particular talking point.

These Rachel Simpson sneakers are Bloom’in brilliant – and you could wear post-wedding day too

Surely every Scottish bride needs a wee bit of warmth on their big day? We’ll take them all, thanks

Slip on mules have never looked so stylish. Velvet was a v. big trend too at Harriet Wilde, FYI

 

B L A C K  N O I R

From black trims to dramatic noir gowns, we loved the unique take on traditional bridal. Like something out an old Hollywood movie!

Art deco drama at the Valentini catwalk

All tied up perfectly in monochrome at Brian Chen Bridal

Ronald Joyce stealing the show with plenty of volume and sleeve detail

Parisian chic was on the cards at Valerie Delville

P O L L Y  P O C K E T

All hail the mighty pocket! We’re delighted to see this trend continue onto the next season. Cue being able to say ‘look, it has pockets!’ to every guest on your wedding day.

High neck, bow detail and a skirt fit for a princess at Eternity Bridal

Strutting down the aisle like a Morilee by Madeline Gardner bride

Halfpenny London showing us how pockets and bridal are totally a thing we should embrace

How to make a beautiful Elbeth Gillis gown even better? Add pockets, of course!

 

C O L D  S H O U L D E R

Next season is all about the shoulder, or lack thereof with plenty of gorgeous cut outs and off the shoulder designs on the catwalk.

Off the shoulder frills, as seen on Savin London‘s catwalk

Savin London also showing the shoulder trend with lace

Can’t decide if you want to embrace the trend? Opt for a cape like Ellis Bridals

A simple yet classic twist on tradition at Willowby Watters

Adding a little volume and drama to the shoulder trend at House of Mooshki 

We loved the smart design at Halfpenny London where you could choose how to wear the sleeve style

 

D A Y  T O  N I G H T

Fancy two big day looks in one? You’re going to love the new season offerings, with plenty of designs which can be totally transformed with the slip of a skirt or addition of an oh-so-stylish belt.

Fabulous feathers to stylish jumpsuit wedding day style at Charlie Brear

Sleek slip to layered luxury at Halfpenny London 

Hollywood siren to pretty as a princess at Elbeth Gillis

 

A L L  I N  T H E  D E T A I L

Not forgetting the little details which can really make your bridal look. We’ll take them all!

Alongside their amazing bridesmaid dresses, Motee Maids are launching these matching sashes so your flower girls can be part of the bride tribe

Embrace the rose gold for both brides and grooms with Ivory & Co‘s new collections

Wedding morning PJs have never looked so glam at Hayley Paige Bridal

These Harriet Wilde beauties mark the designer’s 10th anniversary and come with customisable laces (you get some gorge flower details) and a cute tote bag. Lace us up!

SEE EVEN MORE FROM THE WHITE GALLERY + LONDON BRIDAL WEEK IN OUR SUMMER ISSUE, OUT LATE JUNE!