Good Morning Folks,

Today’s blog is a little different and to be honest I am still in a bit of shock! This weekend I was at Brides the Show hosted by the Condé de Nast magazine Brides with Emma Tindley.Having completed the 2014 collection shoot last Monday it was a race to edit a prepare a few images for release at the show on Friday.

We were up at the crack on dawn on Friday morning to make the trip to London and prepare the stand for the grand opening and VIP evening. We were so pleased to be opposite the wonderful Maids to Measure and there was much hilarity during the day; everything was finished by about 3.30 pm and we then headed off to our hotel to have a quick chat, change to be back in time for the grand opening. Emma was very sleek in a black dress with sparkles, wonderful ‘hair-do’ and tiara. I opted for a cheeky little pink Tindley number that fitted perfectly with the stand theme. The evening was a great success with lots of press interest but nothing could prepare us for what was to come.

The buses were arriving from Sloane Square early and there were queues of people waiting for the doors to open. We were absolutely mobbed all day and the crowds became overwhelming after each catwalk show. We literally could not believe what we were witnessing, in the end we had to implement an appointment system so that everyone could witness a bit of the Tindley exclusivity! Emma and I arrived on the stand just before 10.00 am and we did not leave the stand at all until 5.10 pm; I can be so precise because that was the first time all day I was able to visit the ‘powder room’. Amanda was a godsend and she was there to chat and keep an element of crowd control, and folks I am really not exaggerating here!

There were so many highlights of the day and to see the many beautiful brides at the moment they have found the ‘one’ is something I could never tire of. The London catwalk was awe inspiring, and from the images I am posting today I think you will agree. I was also able to have a peek behind the scenes and wow this was the most amazing set up.

So I will leave you today with a few images of Emma’s stand and her Eleanor dress swishing down that glamorous London catwalk!

Look out later in the week for part two of Rachael and Patrick at Swallows Oast.

Claire 🙂