Just under a month ago the lovely organisers of The Luxury Wedding Show London held at the Saatchi Gallery on 22nd October, gave Feastival Brides 5 pairs of free tickets to give away to our readers!

1 of those lucky winners, photographer Kerry Ann Duffy, very kindly wrote us an excellent review of what we thought was a fantastic show, focusing on the many stunning bespoke bridal designer dress collections that were featured on the catwalk.

Over to you Kerry!

Kerry at the Saatchi Gallery


“I was so happy to win tickets to The Luxury Wedding Show London and instantly knew it was my mum that had to come with me.  We are both massively obsessed with fashion and I knew that we would both love the catwalk show if nothing else!

We walked to the Saatchi Gallery, (although very distracted by the fabulous shops on the way………..they were to be explored later!) collected our gift bag and headed straight for the Fashion Show….collecting our Champagne on the way!

There were some beautiful dresses, some really cool dresses and some jaw dropping dresses!! As a photographer it was really nice to get an idea of what is to come in the next few seasons as well. I think that many of them were heavily inspired by the two Kate’s, (Middleton & Moss!) and in my eyes that is an excellent thing. This was particularly apparent in the Temperley & State of Grace collections.

Photography by Christopher Dadey


I’m really excited about photographing Brides in these kinds of dresses in the future with the vintage inspired lace and the covered arms. I saw the Grecian Temperley Dress (below) with the gold neck and really wished I had worn something like that when I got married abroad – absolutely stunning.

Photography by Christopher Dadey


I also loved the 1950’s retro feel of the Candy Anthony collection, especially the pill box hats with veils.  I’d say it’s either Candy Anthony or Angelina Colarusso that were my favourites of the day.

Candy Anthony - Photography by Christopher Dadey


Angelina Colarusso - Photography by Christopher Dadey


It was the Hollywood Glamour feel that I loved so much about the Angelina Colarusso collection and the fact that they are made for women with curves.  Very Jessica Rabbit!

Having said that, the show saved the best till last – the queen of fashion: Vivienne Westwood!! WOW – what a collection that was.  The peach dress was my favourite! I loved the colour and the pretty flowery headband and the way the material gathered at the front of the dress to create a beautiful shape. The whole dress was gorgeously feminine but edgy at the same time.

Vivienne Westwood Princess Dress - Photography by Christopher Dadey


Anyway, onto the rest of the show…

We walked around meeting all of the other exhibitors and looking at the stunning accessories, cakes, stationery and of course photographers.  I found Julia Boggio particularly good.  I spoke with her husband at length and it was lovely to hear about the way they work with couples.  I also really liked ‘not on the high street‘ for quirky items which I often invest in to take along to Weddings with me to make some cool shots.

All in all it was a brilliant day and well worth the trip for the goodie bag alone! It consisted of OPI Nail Polish, Elemis spa treatments and DHC Skincare & Makeup goodies to name but a few!

Mum and I went shopping on the Kings Road afterwards which was an added bonus! I now want to get married all over again and wear a super glamorous Angelina Colarusso dress…or maybe Temperley………….

Thank you Festival Brides for an amazing day.”

So glad you had a fab time Kerry and thank you so much for your review! It rocks!

We will be featuring a trash your dress shoot by Kerry very soon so watch this space!

To read our review on the show please click here.

Happy Wednesday Guys – half way through the week – bring on the weekend!

Big Love

Festival Brides x


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