As the UK’s biggest wedding show prepares to return to London Olympia (25-27th September), NEC Birmingham (2-4th October) and Manchester Central (24-25th October), The National Wedding Show‘s experts reveal some of the top trends to look out for this autumn.

Kat Byrne, Style Editor of Closer magazine will host and present the Top 10 Tips at the Wedding Theatre, where the show’s Glam Squad will share the hottest bridal beauty and style trends of the season.



Cinta Miller, Artistic Director for Fudge Urban, will return to the Wedding Theatre to share her latest top hair tips. According to Cinta, 2016 will see a relaxed approach to bridal hair styles, with softer, looser and more romantic looks emerging.

Explaining how to get the look, Cinta reveals: “Beach waves are key, as are raw finishes to an updo for a more pre-raphaelite look.

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Added texture is big news and products and styling tools are the key items needed to create a style and texture that will last all day.

Cinta recommends babyliss pro styling tools and fudge big hair range to create these looks. Have a look at Cinta’s exclusive tutorial video on ‘Blossom Brides’ from #TNWS Series below…


The bareMinerals team of expertly trained beauty ambassadors will also return to the Wedding Theatre to reveal their top make-up tips of the season.

To achieve a flawless look that lasts all day, International Make-up Artist for bareMinerals, SJ Froom explains the important of protecting your make-up.

Revealing how to make sure mascara stays put all day, SJ Froom says: “Weddings can be emotional so remember to not only use waterproof mascara on the bride, but also on the bridesmaids and mother of the bride!

“If you have a favourite non-waterproof mascara then you can always apply the bareMinerals Locked & Coated Waterproof Lash Topcoat (£12) over the top for an invisible topcoat that makes mascara long-lasting and waterproof.

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Fashion Stylist Claire Ginzler will take centre stage at the Wedding Theatre to present the top 10 dresses for brides and bridesmaids.

Speaking of the top trends to look out for this season, Claire says: “The 60s vibe is back, so hemlines are on the rise for 2016. Top trends include 3D effect floral laser cut applique or feather embellishment for a modern statement.

Plunging necklines and thigh high slits are still a key look. For an alternative to a traditional dress look out for trouser suits, whether the elegant tux jacket teamed with a slim leg pant or a wider leg for a Boho style wedding.

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Special guests at The National Wedding Show this year

Michele Paradise, bridal coach

The UK’s no.1 bridal coach Michele Paradise will return to the show with her popular workshops, ‘Know your body shape’ and ‘How to work the camera’, as well as a brand new workshop on ‘How to exude confidence on your big day’.

During this insightful talk, Michele will take brides through the wedding planning timeline, helping them to manage their expectations and cope with everything in the build up to the big day. With tips and techniques to stay calm, Michele will reveal ways to maximise energy and reduce stress in the lead up to the wedding, leaving brides feeling calm and confident. Find out Michele’s top tips below…

Kat Williams, Rock & Roll Bride

On Saturday 26th September, the Glam Squad will be joined by special guest Kat Wiliams from influential blog Rock & Roll Bride – the ultimate guide for alternative brides. Kat will share advice on how brides can incorporate unusual, interesting and unique style ideas into their wedding day, and will be available for an exclusive Q&A session with the audience.

Barrecore, fitness experts

Making their debut at the Experts Theatre in Manchester Central, fitness experts Barrecore will offer visitors an interactive workshop in barre and dance-based fitness, with a regime that promises to make brides feel feminine yet helps to achieve fast results.

Barrecore will be talking through their top tips on getting that bridal body and as they know brides are in the ultimate deadline to the big day, they will be sharing their secret as to how to achieve incredible results fast!

Commenting on the frequency of exercise in the build up to the big day, the experts at Barrecore say: “Four is the magic number! On average, results increase by 50% if you increase your workouts from three times per week to four times per week, so on the lead up to your big day, go ahead and book in that extra class or take advantage of the fresh air and go for an extra head-clearing run to get that fourth session in!


blow LTD

Also making their debut at The National Wedding Show is blow LTD Fast Beauty On Demand. With beauty bars in Covent Garden and Canary Wharf and a new speedy-booking app for home appointments, blow LTD offer hair, make-up and nail treatments for a fast and fabulous transformation for all the bridal party, plus a bespoke service for the bride!

The experts from blow LTD will be on hand at London Olympia this season, providing visitors with all they need to look and feel fabulous on their big day.

Advising brides-to-be on choosing the right style for their wedding day, Co-Founder of blow LTD Fiona McIntosh says: “Our bridal beauty team will help you find a look that works brilliantly with your dress and the mood of your wedding. But ultimately, bridal beauty is about making the bride look and feel amazing with the most uniquely flattering hair and make-up. It’s this inner confidence which will radiate from you on your big day.

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The National Wedding Show’s host of experts will join over 300 exhibitors at The National Wedding Show, making it the ultimate destination for brides to gather all the inspiration and advice they need to make their big day perfect in every way.

For more information or to book your tickets for the UK’s biggest wedding show, head to now!