The planning stage

Hitched

Bringing you wedding ideas to help you no matter what stage of the planning journey you're at. All sessions are brought to you in partnership with Hitched – the UK’s number one online wedding planning platform.

The planning stage is all about the #weddinginspo. We understand that there are a lot of aspects to organising your big day and this can get a bit overwhelming, which is why we’ve partnered with Hitched who will be bringing along a host of famous experts within the wedding industry. From the latest wedding flower trends to make up tips from an award-winning beauty bar, you can be sure to take away invaluable advice from the Hitched planning stage.

 

Experts include:

Emma Waddington, from Gifted Heart Cakes

Bridget O’Keeffe, from Blush + Blow

Kelly Mortimer – Wedding venue expert

Sarah Allard – Editor at Hitched

Blooming Haus

Susie – Founder of Inspired By Susie Evans

 

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How to plan your perfect wedding cake

How to plan your perfect wedding cake

Emma Waddington from award-winning wedding cake design company, Gifted Heart Cakes, shares her expert tips.

About Emma: Emma Waddington of Gifted Heart Cakes will be sharing her expertise and advice on the secrets of how to take your ideas and craft them into your perfect wedding cake. Emma has worked with many couples over the years helping them navigate the decisions around design styles, cake sizes, decoration options, and of course the most delicious decision of all the cake flavours!

Timings: 

Saturday – 12.00pm

Trends for 2020 in the world of wedding flowers

Trends for 2020 in the world of wedding flowers

One of London's leading florist studios discuss the latest floral trends for 2020 weddings.

About Blooming Haus: From humble beginnings as a small pop-up shop in Chelsea, Blooming Haus has since blossomed spectacularly on to the floristry scene as floral engineers, carving themselves an outstanding reputation as one of London’s most innovative and fashion forward floral design studios. The team delivers exceptional artistic and perfectly fitting wedding florals for every occasion, with an approach that seamlessly blends the creative with the ethical and sustainable.

Timings: 

Sunday – 12pm

Wedding make up dos and don'ts: Live make up tutorial

Wedding make up dos and don'ts: Live make up tutorial

Bridget O’Keeffe, founder of award-winning London beauty bar Blush + Blow, demonstrates her expert tips for flawless wedding beauty.

About Bridget: Bridget O’Keeffe, makeup artist and founder of Blush + Blow London, will be talking you through her favourite products that she uses to achieve a natural finish that glows as well as covers.. perfect for your big day! She will discuss different products for different skin types, how to colour correct and the best tools for flawless bridal skin. Not a bride-to-be? No worries, these makeup techniques are for everyone!

Timings: 

Saturday – 1.15pm

Sunday – 1.15pm

Professional planning tips to ensure your day goes without a hitch

Professional planning tips to ensure your day goes without a hitch

Weddings expert Kelly Mortimer offers top tips for a smooth planning journey.

About Kelly: Kelly Mortimer is an International Wedding Venue Consultant and has been in the wedding industry for the last 20 years. Having worked for some of the most well-known venues in the world, she shares tips and advice that only the pro’s know! With experience managing weddings for royalty and celebrities, she shares the inside secrets on what actually makes a wedding day go without a hitch. One of her testimonials says it all: “The best wedding advice we’ve had so far! Thank you!”

Timings: 

Saturday – 2.15pm

Sunday – 2.15pm

Q&A with Sarah Allard, Editor at Hitched

Q&A with Sarah Allard, Editor at Hitched

Renowned as one of the UK's number one online wedding planning platforms and directories, Hitched know their stuff.

Hitched is the UK’s No.1 wedding planning website, with over 6000 amazing venues and suppliers, clever planning tools to get your wed-min in order and, of course, lots of help, advice and inspiration along the way. It’s no wonder that Hitched have over 1.2 million unique users every month – after all, they have the answer to every question when it comes to planning the perfect wedding. Don’t miss this wedding Q&A with Sarah Allard, the editor at Hitched.

Timings: 

Saturday – 4pm

Advice for managing your wedding budget

Advice for managing your wedding budget

Susie from Inspired by Susie Evans talks money - and how best to manage your wedding spend!

About Susie: Susie established Inspired By Susie Evans in 2011 and has nearly a decade of experience organising weddings in Surrey and Sussex. With a background of running a successful venue styling business, Susie has the eye for detail and the knowledge to know about what is new and exciting. She encourages brides and grooms to break away from tradition, inspiring them to make their day truly bespoke.

Timings: 

Sunday – 4pm

Need wedding cake inspo?

Our Beautiful Bakes showcase will be a permanent fixture at the show. Here you will find a selection of stunning wedding cakes by local cake makers that you can admire, and taste too!

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