The TOTALLY WOW Wedding Fair 2017

A Totally WOW Weekend Wedding Fair Extravaganza . . .

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On the 27th and 28th May 2017 I joined 40+ unique wedding suppliers at the Creative Brides Totally WOW Wedding Fair at the fabulous Kent venue The Nightyard.

The venue itself was spectacular, beautiful buildings with so much versatility for couples to either step straight into a dream of a vintage / boho / festival chic wedding or to use the space as a blank canvas. There was a real buzz from brides to be who had booked the venue and were excitedly discussing their plans for how they are using the space. It was packed with friendly, laid back suppliers with nothing but excellent quality products and services on display and no pushy sales pitch.

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If you missed it I would highly recommend checking out the awesome selection of suppliers you missed here and be sure to add the 7th and 8th October to your diary for the next Totally WOW Wedding Fair at Chafford Park.


Some Totally WOW Suppliers

I had a great time meeting brides to be and their families and hearing about their exciting wedding plans. I also met lot’s of great suppliers, too many to list but among my favourites were :

The Vintage Bobbin Bridal

Offering the most beautiful hand stitched bridal accessories, with a touch of vintage and a hint of fairy tale – the most exquisite pieces expertly crafted and as beautiful on the back as they are on the front.

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The Vintage Bobbin Bridal
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A match made in heaven The Vintage Bobbin Bridal and With Love and Lace . . .

http://www.VintageBobbinBridal.etsy.com

Fox and Braces 

Offering a complete DJ and entertainment package, Fox and Braces are a one stop shop for your vintage themed DJ, live music, photography and more.

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http://www.foxandbraces.co.uk

Mr and Mrs Ebbage

The creative dream team offering beautiful hair and make-up by the lovely Jess and amazing photography by Matt – how perfect to have a talented husband and wife duo with you on your big day to capture you at your very best.

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http://www.mattebbagephotography.com/

http://www.jessicahawkinsmakeup.com

Hire-Love

Amazing prop hire and event styling – their stand was full of vintage beauties and was pretty much just my dream living room!

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http://www.hire-love.co.uk

Epic Love Story

Beautiful colourful and creative alternative wedding photography by the super friendly and lovely Emma.

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http://www.epiclovestory.co.uk

 

And then there was me . . .

If you would like to arrange a free design consultation or to view my current collection please contact me. 


A huge thank you to Clair of Creative Brides as well as Nancy and Charlotte of the Nightyard for making the day a huge success. Also to Mr Love and Lace and The Little Love and Lace for helping me get my collection together. And especially to my bestest, Hannah for being my marketing and life guru and being right there by my side. 

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Shelley

I absolutely loved creating this bespoke traditional corset style Wedding dress for beautiful beach bride Shelley for her Mexican Wedding.

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Shelley had a clear idea of the style she would like but she was unsure if it would suit her petite frame. I advised her to go and try on some ‘off the peg’ dresses which she felt swamped in but she still loved the idea of a full princess silhouette so we experimented with proportions and used traditional corsetry techniques to create her elegant two piece gown.

The bodice was created using a Victorian corsetry pattern adapted to Shelley’s measurements and made using silk satin and fine lace. The skirt was made from the same beautiful satin with an over layer of georgette and the gown was hand finished with lace appliqués carefully positioned to emphasise the shape of the dress.

Shelley was the best fun to work with, I loved every fitting with her – she’s a little bundle of energy always with a smile on her face.

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Congratulations Barry and Shelley!