BRIDE Dubai 2017
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, BRIDE Dubai, which took place at the World Trade Centre last week, lived up to its reputation as one of the best events in the region for engaged couples and wedding industry professionals. With over 250 exhibitors and a range of exciting ‘zones’, as well as the first BRIDE Wedding Awards, the show once again proved to be an informative one-stop-shop for those planning their special day.
With bridal fashion shows and the Indulge ME lounge, which offered express beauty treatments, the show offered the perfect mix of opportunities to discover as well as plenty of time to relax.
One of the most popular areas was certainly the central zone, which focused on Western and Arabic bridal and formal wear. Walking around the gorgeous collection of dresses, including those offered by BCME vendors Vanila Wedding Boutique, Bride2Be Wedding Boutique, Dee’s Boutique and The Bridal Showroom, took us back to our own weddings and the excitement of finally finding ‘The One’.
The jewelry zone, of course, featured a dazzling display of diamonds, pearls and everything in between, and it was lovely to catch up with our vendors Solitaire Jewels as we made our way through the eye-catching (and tempting!) collections of beautiful rings, earrings and more besides.
So many exhibitors had clearly worked so hard on the presentation of their stands that they almost looked like a work of art. The Bridal Showroom was bang on trend with their ‘greenery’ inspired wall and ‘She is Timeless’ display.
Speaking of flowers, fellow BCME vendors The Flower Market also demonstrated their incredible talent with the most beautiful set up that certainly caught the attention of everybody walking by. Meanwhile, on the Bride Club ME stand, our vendors Firenze Flora created a pretty look with pale pink blooms that many visitors commented on, and we also made our stand extra inviting thanks to some comfy furniture courtesy of Innovative Hiring.
As media partners, the Bride Club ME team were thrilled to meet so many newly engaged couples, including many who had already used the site or recognised our branding! It was lovely to get to chat with so many readers and hear their proposal stories, as well as finding out how the planning is going!
Finally, one of the highlights for us were the BRIDE Wedding Awards, which took place on the main stage on the last day. BCME’s founder, Rio, was a judge for the awards, but as she is currently on maternity leave. Assistant Editor Rachael happily stepped in to present two of the awards on her behalf. Huge congratulations to all winners, particularly Vanila Wedding Boutique (Best Bridal Designer/Boutique) and MyList (Best Wedding Organiser/Planner). It’s always rewarding to see our super vendors be acknowledged for all their hard work!
Thank you to all involved in the running of BRIDE Dubai and its sister show, BRIDE Abu Dhabi. We can’t wait to see what’s in store next year!