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What did we get up to at the BBEH March 2011?

23 March 2011

We had such a great show this March in Harrogate, which you can read about on the Bridal Buyer website. We always work so hard to make sure that our four stands are varied and interesting for visitors, so that you can not only see the new sparkling veils, tiaras, jewellery, petticoats and millinery, but you have a fun experience whilst doing so.

This March, our themes were Wedding in Wonderland and Fishtail Fantasies & Pearly Persuasions. The Wedding in Wonderland themed tiaras, veils and jewellery were set on a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, complete with grass, bunting, vintage tea cups and even magic potions!

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

The Fishtail Fantasies theme was perfect for our Destination Wedding section of the stand, to show the options for accessorising for a wedding abroad. The veils, tiaras and jewellery looked perfect around the crystal waterfall falling into the rockery, and perched on large shells.

Destination Wedding BBEH March 11

The Boutique Collection stand looked as bright and cheerful as always, housing some gorgeous new hats and fascinators for mother of the bride and other special occasions.

Boutique Collection Stand

NIEVE Couture was beautifully sophisticated, and you all loved the new quirky headdresses and veils, in the Whimsical Woodland Daydream theme. Flowers and twines were abundant, with luxurious fabrics moulded into unusual shapes.

NIEVE Couture at the BBEH

Last, but not least, William and Jennifer were very pleased to see everyone that visited the Blue Ribbon Petticoat Stand, whether it was as a new customer or an existing one popping on to say hi and see the new styles.

But the stands were not the only place where Richard Designs shone at the show. The Catwalks exclusively showed our veils, tiaras, and headdresses. We had such a great reaction from the catwalk shows, and we are pleased to say that we will be featuring our headwear on the Catwalk in September also.

BBEH Catwalk 2011

On top of all this, we were flattered to be asked to create a ‘work of art’ for the Swarovski Elements Gallery in Hall Q. Our design team worked tirelessly to create the beautiful Black Swan:

Swarovski Gallery BBEH

Inspired by the senusal fragility of Natalie Portman’s award-winning Nina, and her tortured battle with her portrayal of Odile, in ‘The Black Swan’, this piece explores the darkness of the character through gnarly tactile materials, juxtaposed against the effervescence of crystal. Over 14,400 flatback stones and nearly 2300 fancy stones, pendants and bicone beads by Swarovski Elements have been used; the bodice is constructed of nearly three metres of crystal hematite fabric.

A big thank you to everyone who came to see us, we are so happy with the reaction we have had on our new collections – our best yet! If you couldn’t make it to the show, then give us a call to make an appointment with our company representative to ensure you don’t miss out on these stunning new bridal accessories.

If you are a bride and are interested in wearing Richard Designs accessories, please call 01353 661600 or email and we can direct you to your local stockist. Later this week we will reveal the bestselling new styles from the show! Until then you can see more images on our Facebook page. Catwalk image from

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