Friday, 22 May 2015

Bridal Fashion Week

Last week London Bridal Fashion Week descended on us. For three long, full days my life became wedding dresses and veils, beautiful hair and make up, heels and a lot of walking down a catwalk. I should probably amend that to 'furiously trying not to trip in heels/extremely long wedding dress made for gazelles, whilst still looking graceful and smiling with the eyes'.

We had so much filled into our weekend - Saturday was rehearsals and fittings (very very long), Sunday and Monday had not only four shows but also four hair and make up changes! With four beautifully large wedding dresses per show, it was definitely a challenge. 

Wearing wedding dresses is a lot of fun, especially when they are this gorgeous. It's just like playing dress up wedding Barbie bride for the day, imagining your future wedding to the last detail (on a beach in Barbados), and then getting to go home and wanting to not see another wedding dress for at least two years!

Luckily we had some great help backstage - this was Iman, my dresser, who was literally the only reason I managed to get into the dresses on time to rush back out on stage! Some of them were pretty complex, and backstage was a haze of dressers, half dressed models and white lace. 

Waiting to go on was a lot of fun!

Ever seen 15 incredibly beautiful brides together? Not sure if it surpassed the stress of a real wedding, at least there weren't grooms at the end of the catwalk waiting for us! 

Despite all the craziness, when you step onto the catwalk you instantly become serene and relaxed, focused simply on putting one foot infront of the other and not falling down. Some of these dresses were long


My favourite dress! 

After three consecutive days of purely wedding show mania, I was beginning to feel a bit like this.. 

But eventually the end came and I can confirm that although a lot of fun, I'm quite happy to leave the wedding madness for many years yet! Well done LBFW, you put on some wonderful shows :) 

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