Bridal fashion at Bride: The Wedding Show at BIC

Posted on 5th February 2020


When planning a wedding, the outfits play an important part in the big day. Whether you’re the bride, groom, bridesmaid or guest, every person should be suitably dressed for the occasion.

Bride: The Wedding Show Bournemouth International Centre from February 22-23 is the “go to” event for local couples and their friends and family to find the perfect outfit.

As well as a host of bridalwear, groomswear and occasion wear companies who can guide and advise you in your decisions, there is the sensational catwalk show which takes place at three times daily and features the latest fashions in wedding wear.

Set to a show-stopping soundtrack, the catwalk is a highlight of the weekend and will see several businesses take to the stage with their most trend-led choices. See Brides of Winchester, Stephanie Francis Bridal, Gibbs Menswear, Posh Togs and Aurora Jacques all parade a selection of their designs and follow up with the respective teams on their stands after the catwalk show.

Take a look at just some of the businesses set to attend the two-day event and get inspired for your wedding day attire.

Brides of Winchester – Stand 302


Having dressed, styled and fitted brides since 2010, it’s safe to say you are in good hands at Brides of Winchester. For a luxury experience in a beautiful boutique, visiting Brides of Winchester should be on every bride’s to-do list. The team have a wealth of experience and discerning brides choose to shop there because of its reputation for luxury, flexibility to personalise a dress, bespoke designs and a mix of the best UK and European designers. The carefully curated dress designs offer a choice of styles from contemporary chic through to boho and glamorous tradition.

See Brides of Winchester on the catwalk with a capsule collection of some of the best modern dresses on offer from UK designers such as Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville and Charlie Brear and internationally renowned Jesus Peiro.

Gibbs Menswear – Stand 206


Gibbs Menswear, based in Christchurch, has been specialising in the groom’s wedding hire wear business since 2000, having been previously based in Southbourne and Ringwood. Gibb Menswear offers morning tails for the traditional wedding and a range of lounge suits in navy, royal blue, greys and now available tweed suits. Complement your chosen outfits with the huge range of waistcoats and neck wear.

See Gibbs Menswear on the catwalk, where a selection of trending suits will be showcased.

Stephanie Francis Bridal – Stand 228

Stephanie Frances Bridal is a bridal boutique in Southbourne, offering bridal gowns by WToo, Willowby, Adriana Alier, Alma Novia, Luna Novias and The Bespoke Collection by Sophia and Camilla. Alongside its bridal gowns is a bespoke design and alterations service, as well as bridesmaids’ dresses and a variety of accessories to create your perfect bridal look.

View a variety of the styles on offer in both bridal and bridesmaids’ dresses on the catwalk.

Posh Togs- Stand 119






Based in Bournemouth, Posh Togs stocks a range of contemporary and traditional menswear, available in children’s and men’s sizes so all members of the party can be dressed in matching or complementing outfits – whatever your wish. Suits can be hired or bought, with competitive prices and special offers such as the groom goes free when buying four additional suits. Individual tailoring is also available in store.

See the suits along with a collection of award-winning bridesmaids’ dresses from Posh Togs on the catwalk .


Aurora Jacques Bridal- Stand 334

Aurora Jacques began in June 2019 and was set up by Jacqueline Robinson and Dawn Coveney, who are both nurses and have been friends for more than 20 years.

Having discovered a love for designing and creating beautiful bridal and evening gowns, Jacqueline and Dawn created Aurora Jacques. The dresses are bespoke, one-off pieces made entirely by Jacqueline and Dawn in their studio in North Dorset. Not only do they design and create the dresses, they also design and create the accessories to complement the dress such as veils, necklaces and bracelets.

Their debut collection is inspired by 1940’s Hollywood glamour. Beautiful tulle, satin, lace and silk fabrics have been used to create the collection, along with Swarovski crystals and pearls on the dresses and accessories.

La Boutique Blanche- Stand 505

La Boutique Blanche is an online lingerie boutique focusing on brands that are not obtainable on the high street. The business offers a stunning selection of bridal lingerie ranging from corsets, bras and knickers to thongs, stockings and tights, in an array of whites and ivories. La Boutique Blanche also stocks a huge range of honeymoon lingerie, perfect for the happy couple.

The focus is on finding high quality, luxury products that look even more beautiful than they feel. La Boutique Blanche garments empower brides to feel as magical underneath their wedding dress as they appear from the outside.

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