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Right Ok, we’ve had a bit of sun but NOT nearly enough so we’re taking inspiration today from the lovely team over at Bellaboo and Beau, who have given us some really cute ideas to share about making your wedding sunny no matter the weather. So with a stiff upper lip, get collecting your tin cans and set about making your wedding the brightest one ever.

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The styling was all part of Belles Events wedding fair down in Worthing. If you’re planning a vintage wedding the fairs are a great starting point. Shoot Styling team:

Jenny from Bellaboo & Beau
Paula and Michael from Draped
Donna from Fabulous Floras
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You won’t get your vintage wedding planning off to a much better start than popping down to Gravesend’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 13th April.

3 Little Birds are organising this gorgeous little Vintage Wedding Fayre which has everything the vintage inspired bride-to-be could possibly need, from milliners to make-up artists and lots more in between.

A unique part of this fayre are the smart little money saving seminars you can join in including “Build your own bouquet” and “DIY Vintage Hair and Make-up” which are run by some of the fantastic vintage and industry experts exhibiting at the fayre. As well as tea and cakes galore you’ll also get to sample live entertainment in Tea Room as well as find that perfect vintage style with the Walk-In Dress Shop by Vintage Curves.

All Brides receive a free goody-bag on arrival and you’ll also be entered into a prize-draw for the chance to win free room hire for a civil ceremony at The Old Town Hall itself.

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For more info visit 3 Little Birds.

Happy Vintage Planning!

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All images by James Grist Photography

If you’re planning a vintage wedding then you’d be best to take a little road trip this Sunday (24th March) down to the South Coast to Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair at Hove Town Hall. There will be over 50 vintage inspired wedding suppliers there, each one really talented and inspiring, who will be happy to give you more than enough advice to create the best vintage wedding ever.

The entertainment is reason enough to visit as acts playing include Johnny ZeroCherry MorelloMaria SorianMr Tunes Vintage DJNoelle Vaughn and finally Anna Sin and the Jukebox Bandits.

Egg & Spoon will be providing a pop-up tea room, so you can stay for lunch as well as get a vintage style change with hair and make-up artists, Coco Belle Styling and Pretty Pout.

A new edition to the fair is the MAKE area where DIY brides can learn how to make special handmade pieces such as jam jar flower displays for your wedding. There’s also vintage transport ideas including the event organiser herself, Kelly Wickson, with her Sussex Love Bug that started the whole wedding fair idea.

Kelly says “I started Belle’s Events in 2012 after a rather disastrous visit as a supplier to a local wedding fair with my Sussex Love Bug. I wanted to create a fair for couples and suppliers to come together under one big vintage inspired roof to chat, enjoy the atmosphere and discover that there are people out there that will love what you do or simply ‘get you’, that’s what it’s about after all, finding the right person to help create your vision. A year on the wedding fairs are becoming ever more popular and attract couples from near and far who are desperate to find something different, unique and really special.”

Like Kelly says this isn’t your average wedding fair – it’s a wedding fair and then some. So even if you’re not getting married but just enjoy vintage life you’ll love this for a fun day out.  Plus the first hundred guests through the door get a complimentary glass of Processco.

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Entry is £3 and the fair runs from 12noon to 5pm. For more details check out Belle’s Events.

Have fun!

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Today it’s sunny and we’re super excited as we’ve just signed up to be part of Alice and Rose Presents, Vintage Wedding Fair on Sunday 16th September.

 

 

It’s a really different kind of wedding fair with a relaxed atmosphere and lots of fun along the way. On the day you can expect to be entertained with live music, a bridal pack with wedding mag and discounts, a glass of bubbly on arrival, competitions and the chance to meet lots of lovely suppliers who can help you pack a punch when planning your vintage wedding. And of course you can now meet us to chat through any wedding worries you might have.

We suggest you bring a picnic on the day and enjoy some breathtaking views across the Kent and Sussex countryside. Plus there’ll be a bar open serving beer,wine and soft drinks and you can even meet the local animals that call Hollambys Farm their home.

The fair is at Hollambys, which is a small organic farm in Groombridge. Their converted Sunset Barn, overlooking Birchden Field, is perfect for a country wedding and is a fabulous place to check out for your vintage wedding.

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Plus did I mention that it’s free entry? So don’t hang about pop over and see Alice and Rose Presents for more information now.

We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

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