The hottest wedding dress designers and boutiques have already secured their place on the 22nd and 23rd September and will reveal some truly beautiful, vintage inspired gowns alongside delicate, original pieces looking for a new home.
We’re thrilled to welcome back Lizzie Jayne to the show again, your only opportunity to meet Lizzie at a wedding show this year and exclusively at DVB, who’s modern twist on 50s inspired design is making her a hit with many a vintage-loving bride-to-be and for those of you that haven’t had the pleasure, let’s find out a little more about her…
Tell us a bit about you. ”I’m a bridal designer specialising in handmade 50s style wedding dresses. My work is a product of my love of weddings, twirling in huge petticoats and seeing the joy on a bride’s face when she walks down the aisle in one of my creations. I have the best job in the world!
“All of my dresses are made to measure from a stunning range of silks, lace and tulle which come in a rainbow of different colours.”
Why vintage? What do you love about it and why should everyone else? “I love how vintage style can be brought up to date with a modern twist. In the 50s women really knew how to dress – the full skirts and narrow waists of a 50s dress flatter every figure.
“Vintage means so many different things, it is a celebration of the past and the future, which is a perfect reflection of what a wedding day means to a marriage.”
What’s hot for gowns next season? “Creativity and individuality are going to stay strong across the entire wedding industry. It’s a fantastic thing that weddings are becoming a true reflection of the couple and their lives together. Wedding dresses will reflect this with a huge range of different styles and more opportunities to customise the design.”
What advice would you give to brides-to-be when sourcing their wedding gown? “Choose the dress that you want to wear, one that reflects your personality and your style. Look for handmade rather than factory, get an idea of what style you would like and then start looking for a designer that fits your style.”
If you were a bride-to-be, who would you really want to see at our show? “Anyone that sells cake! I love cake! (Ed…you’re in luck! Our cake companies this year are truly scrumptious!)
Are there any projects or new collections you will be launching at the show? If so, care to give us a sneak peek or a taster? “I’ll be bringing along a sample of all of my current designs and a range of different petticoats and sashes. I’ve started collaborating with a new accessory designer and I’ll be bringing along a couple of examples of items that can be included in the design of your dress.”
There are many wedding shows across the UK, so what helped you decide on exhibiting at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show? “I exhibited at the 2011 show and I had an amazing time! The range of exhibitors is the perfect mix of style and services which creates such a buzz throughout the weekend. More than anything I love how the show supports small businesses and creativity.”