We were very lucky last week at Corinthia Hotel London to take a sneak-peek of Blackburn Bridal Couture’s Fall 2016 collection with some stunning dresses from a range of bridal wear designers.

Not only were we able to provide some wonderful wedding dress inspiration to our Corinthia brides and friends, we also celebrated the 10th anniversary of Blackburn Bridal Couture.

Corinthia Catwalk 2

The breathtaking Ballroom was filled with fabulous furniture from one of our preferred suppliers, Great Hire, complemented with floral details from Hayford & Rhodes, which couldn’t have been a more perfect setting in which to present these incredible gowns.

Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone, Flora, Clinton Lotter, Jesus Perio, and Giuseppe Papini were just some of Blackburn Bridal’s fabulous collection that we were fortunate enough to see.

Blackburn Bridal Couture

Claire Pettibone

Blackburn Bridal Couture, based in Blackheath, is owned by Russell Blackburn, who comes from a bridal editorial background, and demonstrates a deep knowledge and wide expertise in his field.  There is no doubt that the beautiful boutique is a luxury haven for any stylish bride-to-be.  His collection of exclusive gowns is incredibly glamorous and perfectly fit the brief of catering to “today’s modern bride who wants that celebrity red carpet feel for her grand entrance.”

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Good looking young man wearing a sunglasses

Shopping for your wedding dress is an exciting and fun part of the lead up to your big day but can be mixed with overwhelming panic!  Fortunately Russell and his experienced team are on hand to guide you through your journey.

Flora Bridal

As a general rule, Russell recommends starting the dress-hunt ten months prior to your big day. This allows plenty of time to narrow your search and decide on your dream dress, but also enables fittings and design alterations to take place without rushing or stress.

After months of trawling Pinterest and Instagram, brides can often be left confused as to the look they are going for.  The Blackburn Bridal team provide a stress-free, enjoyable, and comprehensive consultation service.  They take the focus off the sample gowns being, almost certainly, the wrong size and help you narrow down on colour, fabric textures, and overall style – the most important elements as your dress would in most cases need to be ordered.

Jesus Peiro

Besides yourself (wearing discreet nude underwear) there really is nothing that you need to bring to the appointment, as the team will guide you through all that you will require.  In terms of bringing along support, they are firm believers in ‘less is more’ and that you should only bring a maximum of two guests – any more than this can cause conflict of opinions and therefore unnecessary stress.

Award-winning service and the warmest of welcomes combined with professional and personal attention is what sets Russell and his team apart from the competition.

Jenny Packham

Giuseppe Papini

In addition to the exciting Corinthia Catwalk, Blackburn Bridal Couture had an interview with BRIDES Magazine and divulged lots of exclusive information as well as a selection of their newest dresses.  Take a peek here:


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With love from Corinthia London,