The Event: Calendars at the ready. . .the big date has been set, the venue booked, now all you have to do is find "The One". And to give you a little inspiration, we've spotted some key fashion trends on the red carpet this awards season. Browse our celebrity wedding dress ideas and beauty edit for brides this SS17. . .We simply love reality TV stars, Kym Marsh (Rex 8112237eb) and Michelle Keegan in floor-length white dresses at a recent high profile awards ceremony. (REX PICTURES already in media library) Wow! They really know how to make an entrance. Michelle wore Galia Lahav, a white peplum dress whilst  Kym opted for a two-tone effect with a fitted golden bodice and white fishtail flare skirt.   Try getting the look with the Elle Zeitoune Kiara maxi dress  We think it has a sleek silhouette which copies Michelle's and Kym's hemline to perfection. Simply add heels, hair in loose waves and an on-trend rose pink lip for aisle to dance floor glamour.

Townie's Jessica Wright's dress inspiration

Or we simply loved watching Towie's Jessica Wright(REX 8074901cp) on the red carpet recently wearing this vintage 1920s style gown - we think it's perfect for a more alternative bridal look. (REX PICTURE ON FILE). TeamLBD adore the simple fringed design. If you also love this look, see the Gatsby Lady range for a go-to  vintage vibe, we think it's certainly something a little bit different. Browse the Isla Gown for Jessica's unstructured but stunning entrance  -  could this be "The One"?

Jorge Porter in Nadine Merabi

Meanwhile Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter(Rex 8112237fz) stepped out in style at the National Television Awards wearing a Nadine Merabi white lace halter neck - and boy did she look amazing with her hair in a gorgeous loose up do that was slightly tousled in a playful way. Shop Nadine's collection here but we think Jorgie's look would be a stunning wedding ensemble - or try Nadine's Amie dress in champagne (link needs adding) for a similar halter-neck glamour.

Kerry Washington in Roberto Cavilli

Or what about the stunning American actress Kerry Washington(REX 8137126ey)? She,  of Django Unchained fame, stole the show in a Roberto Cavalli white sequinned floor dress at The Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. It came complete with a lace train! The bardot-style maxi even featured sleeves. (Perfect for early spring brides) Wow, now that dress will be a heart breaker! Try ?????????LBD option here.


Make-up artist Carly Hobbs(STOCK PICTURE in media library), author of Supermodel Tips and MUA to Strictly and X Factor stars, gives insider secrets to create dramatic make up looks for the bride - cue the feline flick and matte orange lip. (WE NEED AN IMAGE -old school movie star such as Sophia Loren/penelope cruz?).

Old school movie star make up looks

“This is a bridal match made in heaven. A nod to old school movie stars with a modern update. This is for a bride that loves to make a statement - however if you're not used to a bold lip, avoid this and let the flick fly solo with a nude lip gloss instead," Carly Hobbs.

step 1.

For your flick, prep the lid with concealer such as Bare Minerals Blemish Ready Concealer and a neutral, powder eyeshadow like Bare Minerals Matte Eye Shadow in Pebble - this stops it slipping or melting into the socket crease. Start your line from the outer corner where the lash lines meet, use a flat, small angled brush and Bare Minerals Lash Domination Ink Liner in Intense Black to do this, taking the flick out as far as you like.

Step two:

Then bring the flick back in towards the upper lashes in a triangle style shape. Take this line all the way along the upper lash liner, pressing the colour in by pressing the brush in horizontally to help you keep it steady.

Step three:

Then go back and fill your triangle in with black. Perfect the shape and flick with cotton buds dipped in bareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil.

Step four:

Once happy 'set' your liner by tracing over all your hard work with the matte powder in bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo.
Step Five
Lip-wise prep your pout with brown sugar and oil to ditch dead skin cells and flaky patches; next clean it over and outline your lip with a complimentary lip liner, before using on the rest of the lip as well - this gives your lipstick something to hold on to. 
We love bareMinerals Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner in Borderline. Paint the lipstick over the top with a lip brush  - our favourite is bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Love. And then hold a tissue over the top and blot with bareMinerals duo kit - this gives it staying power - but pack in your bridal kit to keep you topped up all day. Shop BareMinerals #NUDEITUP Shop Bridal dresses Love TeamLBD x