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We Visited The National Wedding Show 2017: the key trends you need to know

We Visited The National Wedding Show 2017: the key trends you need to know
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The National Wedding Show is one of the biggest bridal events in the UK. Our wedding expert Hayley is fresh back from the London event and brings you key looks and trends.


The National Wedding Show
With a show stopping catwalk and an amazing collection of exhibitors, The National Wedding Show is the place to help you plan your special day.  I was lucky enough to visit this year's London show, where braids ruled supreme, alongside soft smokey eyes and rosy cheeks.

If you're a bride to be this is an event not to be missed, housing everything from lingerie, hair accessories and wedding rings right through to the honeymoon! Over in the exclusive VIP suite were makeup and hair classes by Revlon, with free bubbly and (of course) your very own seats at the amazing catwalk show.

Naturally fashion was first on my list - bows are very on trend this season, after seeing them appear on the Oscar de la Renta 2017 New York bridal fashion week runway. I'm loving this Bow Bounce Dress by Poppy Dover:

The National Wedding Show highlights...Thank you @styleandthebride for this pic of the press runway which kicked off the 3 day event! #loverulescollection #styleandthebride #bowbounce #mixandmatchbridal #quietlyeccentric

A post shared by Bridalwear (@poppydover) on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:59am PST

 And there were gorgeous lust-worthy lace and floral embellishments on sheer fabrics by Elizabeth Bessant Couture:
Fantasia, Cascade, Valentine and Springtime our new gowns gracing the catwalk at the National Wedding Show #nationalweddingshow #couture #knightsbridge #bride #love #gown #blushweddingdress

A post shared by Elizabeth Bessant Couture (@elizabethbessantcouture) on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:02am PST

Illusion dresses are still a big hit this season, I loved these styles seen on the Revlon runway by Pronovias and Maggie Sottero Designs:

Our beautiful dresses on the catwalk @thenationalweddingshow @pronovias @maggiesotterodesigns #sotteroandmidgley #love #like4like #weddingday #weddings #weddinggown #weddingshow #weddingdress #weddingstyle #brides #bridestobe #tnws

A post shared by The Boutique (@theboutiqueuk) on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:49am PST

Backstage beauty from Revlon

With Revlon sponsoring The National Wedding Show, there was an emphasis on perfect hair and makeup. Pretty braids, and curls pinned into a cute ponytail hit the runway this spring.

For a structured hair style and natural shine our wonderful team of stylists used the Revlon Professional Stylemasters range this weekend at @thenationalweddingshow . . #revlonprofessionaluk #revlon #hair #hairstyle #haircolour #hairstylist #haircut #hairinspo #salon #style #braids #revlonprouk .

A post shared by Revlon Professional UK (@revlonprofessionaluk) on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:32am PST

HOW TO: If you want to try the look yourself, or send the idea to your wedding hair stylist, this tutorial is very similar to the looks I spotted:

To get the look, try these products from Revlon Professional and Diva Styling.

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Makeup: get the look with Revlon Photo Ready Products

The models wore very soft smoky eye and liquid liner to enhance their eyes with rosy shimmer cheeks. Lips were enhanced with soft peach lipstick or lip gloss. We've picked our favourite Revlon products at allbeauty.

#regram from @revlonprofessionaluk - This weekend Revlon Professional were proud to sponsor @thenationalweddingshow . Elegant braids and braided hairstyles hit the runway, perfect for a whimsical, fun and timeless wedding style . . #revlonprofessionaluk #revlon #hair #hairstyle #haircolour #hairstylist #haircut #hairinspo #salon #style #braids #revlonprouk

A post shared by The National Wedding Show (@thenationalweddingshow) on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:56am PST

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Where to Shop Revlon Makeup and Haircare

You can shop all Revlon here at allbeauty, with worldwide delivery available. For Revlon Professional haircare, shop here.

You can visit The National Wedding Show this weekend in Birmingham at the NEC from Friday 3rd March until Sunday 5th March or visit the Manchester show on Saturday 11th till Sunday 12th March.
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