There is never a dull moment when my dear Edita from Pret a Reporter and I get together.

A day out at an Asian wedding show was the best way to catch up while oohing and aahing at what this year’s exhibitors had on offer.

The problem with wedding shows like this is ensuring a balance that satisfies both the mainstream market and the couturiers within us. If you haven’t checked out Edita’s blog then I suggest you do. She’s forever mixing and matching, creating the most obscenely beautiful outfits.

So back to the show, I was gutted that the lighting played havoc with my camera, resulting in not so great pictures which I will reluctantly share. I think the general consensus for next year is, go equipped with a DSLR of some sort.

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Exhibiting on the catwalk were Este Couture, Heritage Jewels, Bibi London, Zarkan of London, Seema Silk Sarees, Pink Paisley London, Kalki and Colour Sarees. Maybe it’s the Asian within me, but I have such a weakness for detailed embroidery, exaggerated designs and bold colours. However, I do feel there are brides who like to be different, who appreciate tradition but would love to incorporate a certain individuality. This is very relevant where dresses and gowns are concerned. If there is to be a sense of innovation and forward thinking within the Asian bridal scene, it starts within the fashion this industry is producing.

It can be somewhat overwhelming for brides to be when tasked with checking off all aspects of their wedding, but having so many vendors within the wedding industry under one roof takes a huge weight off their shoulders. These shows aren’t just great for discovering new and creative ideas, they’re ideal for networking and solidifying final touches to your special day.

Or in our case, the perfect day out.

(Personal shout out to Prime Burgers who served up an AMAZING burger. Sadly I was famished and didn’t get to snap a picture of their amazingness. I suppose that’s a testament to how good their burgers are… right?)

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