The TOTALLY WOW Wedding Fair 2017

A Totally WOW Weekend Wedding Fair Extravaganza . . .

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.


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.

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

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.


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.



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


Epic Love Story

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



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. 




Looking forward . . .

to the biggest trends coming in Spring Summer 2018.

Full of inspiration from images of last weeks’ Premiere Vision (the fashion industry’s global trend forecasting event) I am glancing into my crystal ball and putting together some of the most inspirational material from around the web for you to enjoy on your wedding planning journey.

Natural Beauty

Crystals, minerals and raw metallics are likely to feature strongly in 2018 weddings; with the current trends for shimmering gowns (sequins and sparkles galore) and gold leaf on cakes and stationary going from strength to strength into the next year.


Image Credits : Crystal Heart by Olive Deer / Crystal Cake / Tutu’s Bleu / Sequins

Image Sources : Teal Tablescape / Leaves / Enzoani Handbag / Tutu’s

All things Bold and Beautiful


Image Credits : Top three images Collezioni / Paintings (last image) by Matthew Withey

Rich natural earthy tones, highlighted with metallics and iridescence will be a key component for spring summer 2018. For wedding palettes, I foresee a move away from the neutral greys and nude tones and a return to more bold colour combinations.



Image Credits : Back Tattoo / Bride Tattoo / Place Cards / Gold Feathers / Gold Beading


Metallics are a key trend – luxurious lace with lurex thread highlights or metallic cloths shimmering gently beneath layers of tulle whilst the most bold brides will sparkle in an all over sequin gowns. cropped-with_love_and_lace_bespoke_couture_bridalwear_jo_withey_designer_kent_wedding_dress_logo3.png

If you are a 2018 bride looking for a beautiful bespoke dress for yourself or your ‘maids please get in touch to arrange a free no obligation consultation.