The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is the Best Alternative Wedding Show in The UK, Here’s Why…

ReviveMeBoutique Pic by Assassynation

Photography: Assassynation

Call me cynical, but these days, I can’t seem to move for a new ‘alternative’ wedding fair. They’re cropping up all over the place this year, but there was just one that started it all…

In early 2012, Sassy of Assassynation Photography, Jo of The Couture Company and Rawhide Corsets and Vikki of Liliia had a dream. They dreamt of a wedding fair that was truly alternative and that showcased only the best of the best alt wedding suppliers. They wanted to have a place to host the kinds of suppliers they saw ignored by other, mainstream and vintage, wedding events.

Like I was with Rock n Roll Bride in 2007, they were the first to launch such a show in the UK. Since then many others have followed suit, but in my opinion, none have actually come close to doing just what they do. Why? Because they are truly passionate about alternative lifestyles and weddings (you just have to meet them to know that!) and because they never compromise on hosting an event that completely pushes boundaries.

I’ve been lucky enough to attend the two past Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza shows, and this year’s, hosted again at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham, is sure to be just as amazing. Previous Extravaganzas have included stilt walkers, a procession of gorgeous dresses on a walkabout and more amazing prizes in their treasure hunt than you can shake a stick at. Their themed café also never fails to impress. This year it’s being designed by Strange Case.

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Photography: Kat Hill

Unfortunately I can’t attend (I’m in Australia with The Blogcademy – wahh!) but I am sending my good friend Sophie from Crown and Glory who will be there selling our headpieces (including the BRAND NEW Autumn/Winter designs which we’re launching online in a couple of weeks!) Other exhibitors include many more of my favourite wedding suppliers – Toast of Leeds, Papertwin, Oh My Honey!, Le Keux, Revive Me Boutique, Plastic Pantomime, Disco Wed and Elbie Van Eeden.

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The show is taking place on November 3rd and tickets cost a measly £3 each when bought in advance or £6 on the door. You can also follow them on Facebook for lots of show sneak peeks and exclusive competitions!

Have a blast guys!

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  1. It is indeed the best! The venue, exhibitors, everything is fantastic and Le Keux Vintage Salon can’t wait to attend again. Shame we won’t see you there Kat but I’m sure you’ll love looking through the piccies!!

  2. Jenny revive

    Lovely write up, and honoured to be one of you fave suppliers too *goes red!
    Shame you can’t be there, really looking forward to catching up with everyone and checking out your rock glory collection! Thank you Kat!

  3. We went last year to meet our wedding photographer , sassy from assassynation photography. She is truly amazing, my hair slides were hand made by vikki from lillia. I got so many ideas that even though I am now married, both my hubby and I are going back this year

  4. Love the EWE fair. Can’t wait to meet lots of new and crazy couples who wanna escape the lycra chair covers and scatter crystals in favour of something a little less ordinary. Shame you’re not gonna be there this time Kat.

  5. Maria

    Already bought mine and my hubster to be’s tickets! Can’t wait as I’m super excited!!

  6. Can’t make it this year 🙁
    It has to be said EWE is the best fair on the planet. I’ve had a blast every time I’ve been x


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