I was invited to take part in the very first Designer Vintage Bridal Show in Birmingham. I was not only excited and honoured to be asked, but when I got there I had an utter blast. I basically got to hang out with a whole host of awesome wedding suppliers and meet many many of you, my darling readers…and call it work!
So when the team behind the show asked if I’d like to be involved in the next event, I jumped at the chance! The next show will be taking place on Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October at
Berrow Court, Birmingham (UK).
“The October show is going to be bigger, better, more interactive and will give brides and grooms-to-be the chance to meet with the most talented bridal designers and suppliers to the wedding industry,” the organisers told me. “The event will include catwalk shows, workshops, demonstrations, live music and the opportunity to meet with some of the biggest and most followed bridal bloggers in the UK.”
I’ll be overseeing the ‘blogger’s room’ and exhibiting alongside some of the UK’s very best wedding bloggers (the girls that took part in the
Big Fat Wedding Blogger’s Shoot in fact!) So if you’ve ever wanted to meet the girls that inspire your wedding planning then this is the show for you!
Some of the already confirmed exhibitors include
Rachel Simpson Shoes, The Wedding Club, Emma Case Photography, Leona Seymour Make Up, Natasha Jane, Terry Terry Accessories, Vintage Frocks ‘n’ Crocks, Little ‘A’ Interiors & Florist and Tallulah’s Trinkets…and of course more will be added closer to the time (I’ll keep you in the loop.)
Tickets are available now for just £8 when bought in advance (or £12 on the door) and if you purchase your ticket online there are group booking discounts too. To purchase, or read more about the show, be sure to check out the
Designer Vintage Bridal Show website.
You can see my report on
February’s Designer Vintage Bridal Show right here.
Emma Case Photography
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The Designer Wedding Show February 2010 ♥ Highlights
February 16, 2010
few weeks ago I was offered a couple of tickets to attend The Designer Wedding show in Battersea, London. The event took place from last Friday - Sunday so my friend (and photographer extraordinaire) David McNeil and I thought we'd go check it out in the hope to be inspired, have fun and to actually real-life-meet some of the amazing UK wedding vendors that we've met online. Today I want to share a few of my highlights and photographs from the event so you can see what fun we had. I definitely did and I even got to meet a bunch of Rock n Roll Bride readers. It was the first event I've been to where I actually got recognised which was surreal but certainly nice! Here are some of my (and David's) faves.
♥ Magpie Vintage undoubtedly had one of the busiest stalls of the day. I've wanted to meet Lisa & Tania for ages now and The Designer Wedding show proved to be the perfect opportunity. I wondered up to their stand hoping they'd spot the pink hair and know it was me and as soon as I was within 20 feet I was greeted by Lisa with a massive hug and an "oh my god you look so young!" (haha way to suck up Lisa - you go girl!) and " oh you simply must wear this necklace!" She the proceeded to drape a beautiful powder pink and teal green reclaimed vintage gem around my neck which I was lucky enough to walk around with all day (and yes I did remember to return it after!)
♥ Abbey of Sugalily Stationary and I have been chatting online for months now so it was great to finally meet her in real life. I fell in love with not only her but with her beautiful creations in paper, ribbon and sparkly bits. From retro to classic, colourful to muted, Abbey's display was one of the most indearing there..and she had cupcakes! Now who could say no to that!?
♥ Myself and David had waaaay too much fun at the Booth Nation/Glitterbooth. As we walked past I was instantly drawn to the 8 foot, silver glitter-covered photo booth. We were greeted by Seamus who immediately told us to hop in and give it a go, and inside only a bloomin' built in wind machine (you can see we had fun with that!) I swear to god, if I was getting married again I would totally have one of these. Awesome!
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I headed up to London with the lovely Lisa of Magpie Vintage. Before the party we paid a visit to our friends at Luella's Boudoir in Wimbledon who kitted us out with sparkles and shoes (Lisa nabbed some gorgeous Emmy shoes and I borrowed a beeeautiful Magpie Vintage headband - and yes I wanted to keep it!) We then all piled back in Lisa's car and made our way to Merton Abbey Mills where Julia's studio is located.
The Designer Vintage Bridal Show Feburary 2011 ♥ My Report + Exclusive Photos
February 23, 2011
In November I received an email from Bran Cook (PR extraordinaire) to ask if I’d be interested in being one of the attractions at a brand new wedding fair she was helping Rachel of Rachel Simpson Shoes and Clare Guest of The Wedding Club (a fabulous bridal boutique in Birmingham) to organise. At first I was a little confused. What would they want me there for? Who would want to come see me at a wedding fair? What would I even put on a wedding fair stand?! However I bit the bullet and said I’d be there with bells on…big pink ones.
Over the next few months I received regular updates (both via email and on The Designer Vintage Bridal Fair blog) about all the amazing suppliers that were getting involved with the show and my initial uncertainty and nerves turned to utter excitement! I had basically signed up to hang out at the beautiful Highbury Hall in Birmingham with a load my favourite wedding suppliers for a WHOLE WEEKEND...woohoo road trip! I even booked into a hotel with my girls Lucy of Lucy Ledger Designs and Debbie of DC Bouquets which further transformed the weekend from a ‘business trip’ into a fabulously giggly and gossipy girls weekend (and yes we did lie in bed until 3am chatting and laughing uncontrollably!) And I call this ‘work’ right?!