As October rounds the corner it is the time of the wedding fair.
If I can only impart a little advice let it be this. Along with wedding blogs, pinterest boards and magazines please choose your information sources carefully. Fairs can be much of a muchness. No interaction, far too enthusiastic vendors wanting to sell, sell, sell. They can be exhausting and confusing.
Well let me start with Cornish scones and lashings of tea. This is where this a wedding fair begins!
So let me introduce you to a fair that will help not hinder. The Miss Vintage Wedding Affair is a unique wedding fair for creative, quirky brides who want to have fun with their wedding day. It’s more than vintage, it’s more than your usual fair. Indeed I think their motto would be leave the men at home and bring your girlfriends. It’s a sweet, fun day out. I only wish this had been around when I was a bride because at the time most of my friends lived within a half mile radius of Lavender Hill (if not closer!).
Here are the important details.
21st October 2012
Battersea Arts Centre, The Grand Hall, Lavender Hill, Battersea,
London, SW11 5TN
£2 for a wedding fair in London. Huzzah I say and well there are over 65 bespoke suppliers to whom you shall be able to chat. You can find out who is exhibiting on the website here. I cannot wait to get stuck in. There are many suppliers I have not heard of so I’m so excited to meet some new faces.
Best of all you can actually have some fun on the day too.
From visiting Lucy Lou’s Pop-up Parlour for all your vintage hair and make-up needs. Hello what a perfect idea to have your hair and make-up done for a visit to the Clapham Grand. I jest, but I would be happy to recommend a few sweet places to dance and be merry in Clapham if the mood took you.
To book an appointment Contact Lucy on 07733383735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or perhaps you could join a Free Paper Rose Workshops with The Story House
Whether you want to use them for your bouquets, buttonholes or venue decorations, paper roses are easy, fun, size adaptable, and really versatile, as well as being beautiful. Use them to express your own interests, using vintage paper, sheet music, or, for those with itchy feet, maps. Take a few moments away from the stalls, pop yourself down at The Story House craft table, and choose from a pile of beautiful vintage papers. In just half an hour you’ll learn to make beautiful paper roses. You’ll come away with your own Paper Rose brooch and an instruction leaflet so you can reproduce them at home – all for free!
The workshops will be held at 11.20, 12.50, 14.20 and 15.30.
If you would like to sign up before the day of the fair, please email email@example.com
I’m very tempted to try that myself! Although after spending literally hours making pompoms, I’m not sure my muscles will relent to anything other the pom!
Finally, Iced Gems Cupcakes will be running cupcake decorating drop in sessions and there is no need to book.
£1.50 per cupcake
Contact Gemma on Icedgemscupcakes@hotmail.co.uk
I certainly could do with a few tips. Perhaps I could give away my efforts to lovely ladies who say hello?
Whilst this is a sponsored post, I love what Amelia does and I think this fair is rather wonderful. It brings together the smaller suppliers who have a great deal to give. There is nothing better than that special touch.
“Much of what was offered to me for my wedding was part of a package, or had to be ordered, mass produced, from China. There just didn’t seem to be anything out there for the quirkier bride to be at the time. So I made everything myself and exhausted myself in the process! I wanted to change this.”
Amelia Barnes – The curator of this wonderful fair
So will I see you on the 21st in Lavender Hill? I hope so! Please come and say hello!