A Roundup Of The UK's Best Bridal Trunkshows: Summer Edition

Newly engaged and looking to start your bridal journey? Look no further than The Story Of’s ultimate guide to upcoming UK Trunkshows. Published quarterly, our April-July guide features the must-know boutiques and their roster of contemporary designers. Stay tuned throughout the year for more exclusive events.

What is a Trunkshow?

A Trunk Show can be the exclusive opportunity to try on the full collection from a bridal boutique’s roster of designers. Often, there will be unseen looks from their latest collections in addition to the core lines, which will be on site to try on for a limited time frame. In many instances, it may also be the first time a designer has shown at that boutique. Booking is essential.

A Trunk Show is a rare and exciting opportunity to meet the designer or a brand representative in person, who will be at your side throughout a personalised appointment to help you choose the dress of your dreams and answer any questions as well as make bespoke alterations or special additions to your look.

The Story Of. brings you a roundup of the UK’s most fashion-forward multi brand bridal boutiques, and their 2022 trunk shows.

Browns Bride

12, Hinde Street, London W1U 3BE

About the boutique: Perhaps the most famous boutique in London, Browns Bride is a linchpin of the bridal experience. Here, you’ll encounter exquisite service and a truly traditional bridal experience, with a wealth of big bridal names for you to try on and a heavy helping of trunk shows throughout the year.

Vivienne Westwood

28th – 30th April

The Vivienne Westwood 2022 bridal made-to-order collection embodies a sense of new beginnings; transparency in sheer fabrics, transformative elements, and metamorphic three-dimensional silhouettes.

Unique Westwood pattern cutting techniques and fabrics, create looks with an ethereal quality – ‘from another world, sculpted for goddesses’, whilst contemporary exposed corsetry and layered tulle bring a painterly romance to the collection.

The collection is comprised of fifteen gowns and nine separate styling pieces, available in a selection of luxurious fabrics and finishings. Environmentally conscious fabric options include an ivory recycled tulle and an FSC certified viscose – as a vegan alternative to silk and satin.

Lihi Hod

12th – 13th May

For those who aren't familiar with this designer, Lihi Hod founded her eponymous bridal house in 2010, previously working alongside Dior under John Galliano.

Always searching for modern elegance, Hod is known for her rich, artisanal details, romantic flair and timeless designs. Her wedding dresses combine couture-quality techniques with classic silhouettes and luxurious textures, focusing not only on the bride’s look but also on her comfort, confidence and ease.

The Fall Bride

Studio 201, Permanite Building, 451 Wick Lane, London E32TB

About the Boutique:  A key boutique in our Directory, The Fall was created with the contemporary, independent woman in mind. It’s a destination for brides who don’t relate to the mainstream offering and want a simple and elevated alternative to bridal shopping. Their designers are all carefully selected not only for their quality and style, but also their ethos and values.

Enquire with The Fall Bride Here

De La Rosa

18-24 April

An edit of De La Rosa’s collection will rejoin The Fall Bride for a mini trunk show in April. de la Rosa is a bridal collection for the effortless, modern bride. Made in Hawaii, a de la Rosa bride encompasses a bohemian sensibility; her aisle could be a beach-path; the mountains — her cathedral. Thus, de la Rosa offers timeless and elegantly unconventional bridal gowns and separates for the modern woman.

Styles showing at the trunkshow will include the Valentina, Catalina, Mariposa and Raquel gowns, the Bella blouse in both organza and crepe, and the Rio skirt.


3-5 June

The 2022 collection by NEWHITE will join The Fall for one weekend only. A minimal, sophisticated take on bridalwear which draws from influences of architecture and freewheeling Californian spirit, making for fresh, fashion-forward, yet understated attire.

Collection VI, entitled Wave, embodies the flow of water - the shapes and volumes of the gowns are gentle and calm, spectacular and dramatic in one.

The Law

11-19 June 

Designing gowns that cater to women with a clear and individual sense of style, The LAW focuses on bringing a contemporary edge to minimalist bridal. This Philadelphia based label offers fresh, original, thoughtful design where structure meets flow and timelessness meets modernity. Brides will find tailored pieces that exude femininity and can be styled to create a look that is subtle, striking, and unmistakably her own.

Lola Varma


Coming soon to The Fall Bride, LOLA VARMA is minimal bridal wear designed by Courtney Illfield. As a fashion and wedding photographer first, Courtney found that many women didn’t connect with the common sweep of garments, the traditional details, the dated silhouettes. For these individuals—edgy, unbound by convention—she designed a collection of unconventional bridal wear.

Marrying high fashion and everyday apparel, the separates and gowns aim to mirror the air of our era, the desires of the modern woman. Minimal and elegant, the garments honour a subtle beauty.


Coppice Lifestyle, Coppice Ln, Middleton, Tamworth B78 2BU

About the Boutique: With a namesake which translates as ‘to love,’ the boutique exists as a textural love letter to the ‘wild-hearted brides that are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime dress.’ Star-studded with names such as Prea James, Christie Nicole and Alexandra Grecco, Amare is a treasure trove of eco-conscious artisans and timeless innovators who are waiting for fate to unite them with their one true bride.

Enquire with Amare here

Christie Nicole

1 - 15 May

A UK and EU exclusive for AMARE, Christie Nicole celebrates the edgy, cool girl meets modern romantic. Her work showcases intricate details, bold fabric pairings, renaissance style embroidery and hand sewn ornamental needlework. Challenging traditional wedding standards; her designs epitomise contemporary femininity.


1 - 3 July

If you missed NEWWHITE at The Fall Bride, Amare will be showcasing the collection in the first week of July.

Collection VI, entitled Wave, embodies the flow of water - the shapes and volumes of the gowns are gentle and calm, spectacular and dramatic in one.

Ghost Orchid

22 Humber Street, The Fruit Market, Hull, HU1 1TH

About the boutique: Hull’s Ghost Orchid promises a diverse edit of fashion forward bridal designers in a relaxed, intimate and inspirational space.

Sample Sale

29th April - 1st May

Ghost Orchid will be hosting a sample sale later this month. A rare and unique opportunity to lay your hands on your perfect dress at a fraction of the cost. This buzzy boutique's design roster includes: & For Love, Chosen, Alexandra Grecco, Chantel Lauren and more.

Booking is essential.


De La Rosa at The Fall Bride: 18th -24th April
Vivienne Westwood at Browns Bride: 28th – 30th April
Ghost Orchid Sample Sale 29th April - 1st May


Christie Nicole at AMARE: 1st - 15th May
Lihi Hod at Browns Bride: 12th – 13th May


NEWWHITE at The Fall Bride: - 3rd -5th June
The Law at The Fall Bride: 11th - 19th June


NEWWHITE at Amare: 1st - 3rd July