British Bridal Exhibition

The elegant spa town of Harrogate is home once again to Europe's biggest and the UK's only bridal trade event, British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate (BBEH). Taking place 7 – 9 September 2008, the Harrogate International Centre and four surrounding hotels is host to the essential event in the wedding industry's calendar, and this year BBEH is bigger and more exciting than ever before.

Brand new for BBEH September 2008, is the exclusive Designer Hall featuring some of the world's most respected names in bridal fashion and design including Alan Hanna, Bea Das Couture, Blue, Chanticleer, Emma Tindley, Kate Sherford, Nicola Anne Bridalwear, Ritva Westenius, Sharon Bowen and many more. It is the ideal place to view Spring/Summer 09 collections all in one place, saving you the trouble of making individual appointments throughout the purchasing season.

After the success of BBEH Spring 2008, Fong Ee of Amanda Wakeley International says; 'The first time we debuted at BBEH, our UK and Irish customers were thrilled at the prospect of being able to view the collection. We have picked up a lot of new business and have been able to service both our existing clients including the industry's press. This is a great platform for us to showcase our new designs to potential clients and we will be returning once again this September and hoping for a bigger reception'.

Set amongst the ambience of the beautiful show décor, for the first year ever the new Designer Hall also features a Champagne Bar; where you can meet with designers and representatives over a chilled glass of bubbly. As if that wasn't enough, visitors who pre register this year are treated to a free glass of champagne at the bar.

BBEH allows buyers and retailers from across the globe to browse an unrivalled product mix of 230 exhibitors showcasing over 315 collections. Key to the bridal fashion calendar, no other event offers buyers a one-stop shop experience and gives retailers the opportunity to discover up to the minute trends as well as source new and meet current suppliers. The exhibition is an essential networking opportunity and the perfect place for industry professionals to meet up and share each other's ideas and opinions.

The diverse product mix means that buyers at BBEH can source everything they need regardless of their niche or market, as the exhibition has everything from on trend bridal gowns right through to traditional design classics – it's all here for buyers all under one roof. Bridal gowns from internationally renowned designers as well as mainstream favourites are all here. You'll also find thousands of head-turning accessories to add the distinctive touches that your customers are looking for and make their special day stand out even more.

BBEH is not just about bridal wear; the event also features the very best collections for the groom, bridesmaids, and even the mother of the bride. With beautiful occasionwear by designers like, Inspiriti, Venus Promwear, Crystal Breeze, Tiffany Bling, Frank User, Cabotini and J L M Europe, you'll come away with armfuls of gorgeous clothes to offer the whole wedding party.

Today's grooms are just as keen to look good on the big day as their brides-to-be and want an outfit that suits their individual style. From morning suits to Highland dress, from frock coats to Nehru jackets, the British Bridal Exhibition has a range of formal menswear that will appeal to everyone from the traditionalist to the original. With designers like Piscador, Masterhand, Torre, Wilvorst, Heirloom, Etiquette and Anthony Formalwear, you'll find fantastic-looking fashions for all the men in the wedding party. So whether your customer is the groom himself or his father, usher or best man, you'll be able to give him just the look he's after.

All the biggest names in the bridal business will present new collections at BBEH including Alan Hannah, Mori Lee, Augusta Jones, Amanda Wyatt, Ellis, Sophia Tolli, Venus and many, many more. Best British Bridal Designer award winner 2008, Jenny Packham will be showcasing her new bridal collection, which promises to wow visitors with her stunningly unique designs. BBEH features hundreds of dresses to suit every style, taste and budget, from full to clinging, strapless or scoop-necked, ivory or cream (or even scarlet!) - You're sure to find the dresses your customers are dreaming of.

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