Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Gay Wedding Show, Brighton 2013

I’m starting today’s blog with a lovely comment sent to me by email.

It was lovely meeting you. Also, it's good to know you are local and you have a fab stall, with some lovely unique ideas. We are not planning the wedding until 2016 but will keep you in mind.
You were one of the friendliest people at the Gay Wedding Fair.

Kind regards,

Christine and Katy

Remember Sunday 27 October, the day of the dreadful stormy weather. Well despite the elements the day was amazing. Gino and his team were friendly and very welcoming. Dixi Tucker, the hostess of the day, was chatty and very, very entertaining. The atmosphere was relaxed and very friendly. I was positively surprised to discover that lunch was provided with drinks (all day long).

Now, this is the first time as an exhibitor, that I’ve been treated so well. There were over 40 exhibitors in the impressive Grand Hotel in Brighton, a beautiful venue over-looking the sea.

The Gay Wedding Show was celebrating its 10th anniversary. The general mood was extremely bubbly and friendly. The sparkling wine helped to keep everybody pleasantly relaxed and easygoing.

Thank you, Gino, Meriano and your wonderful team. It was truly a great experience.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Miss Vintage Wedding Affair, my experience...

...The day started with the pouring rain, "not good" I thought, while I was loading the car preparing to go to the fair. I have been looking forward to exhibiting at this fair at Battersea Arts Centre in London for a long time. I knew the interior of the building very well as a few years ago I did a photo shoot there.
What I particularly like in this type of event is the feeling of comradeship amongst the exhibitors. For a few hours you're part of a very big family.
Amelia, the mastermind behind the event, is particularly organised and her marketing strategies are very effective. I'm very pleased to say that despite the dreadful weather (wet, wet, wet!) the Sunday was a happy buzzing experience. I truly admire the effort that everybody puts in, to create an eye-catching stand. Yes, very inspiring indeed. Difficult to remember everybody's name or company, but visually the fair was a real feast.
A big "Thank you" to my dear friend Louise from Gingham Hearts for lending me her flamingo. The real star of my stand. I also need to thank Jo from Josy-Posy for her fabulous flower composition particularly the garland. Last but not least, Lauren from French Made for her beautiful cake, and for driving two hours to deliver it.

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Monday, 8 July 2013

A pretty English country bridal shoot

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying this amazing summer weather. Today I want to share with you the cutest, sweetest photos every – Federica and Giulia country wedding photo shoot.

The project is a collaboration born after the Chiswick Vintage Wedding Fair. The vision of this photo shoot was to catch the pure feeling between to lovely brides. Federica and Giulia were just the perfect models.

I had the pleasure to work with very professional and enthusiastic people. Ali from Unique Dress, who supplied the lovely wedding dresses. Cristina Pala, an amazing hard working hair and make-up artist, and the very bubbly, smiling Jo from Josy-Posy with her gorgeous English bouquet flowers.

We didn't have any budget for this photo shoot, but this didn't stop us from producing heart warming beauty. This is obviously thanks to a very collaborative and talented team.

Hair and make up Cristina Pala
Bridal dress Unique Dress
English bouquets Josy-Posy

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Come and see me at The Vintage Wedding Fair, London 2013

The Vintage Wedding Fair 

London. Sunday 23 June 2013 

Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 4JN 


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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Leilah & Tyrone

Today’s blog is about Leilah and Tyrone who celebrated their love at the stunning riverside gastropub, the Duke’s Head in Putney. The story goes… I went to see Ali Rouse, from Unique Dress at her studio sometime ago. When I entered the room, my gaze fell upon a glorious silk wedding dress beautifully hand painted by Josie, from Things Worth Keeping. I had to ask who was the dress for, and this is how I met Leilah.

The Dress was inspired by the 1920s – elegant, glamorous and strikingly sexy. Ali magically put the dress together and the finishing touch of the painted flower only added to the beauty.
Tyrone and Leilah love to travel and this is why they decided a vintage travel theme would run through their wedding.

Leilah spent many hours hand making every little detail, from the bunting to the paper flowers. She looked stunning and the pub’s interior so beautifully decorated, matched perfectly the stylish couple. After all, the pub is a grand Victorian grade II listed building. The room chosen for the celebration was the Wolsey on the first floor, with spectacular views of the Thames.
Tyrone looked very handsome with his petrol blue suit. He wore an atlas paper corsage created by Leilah.

Leilah’s finishing touch was a dragonfly pendant, a family treasure, and an antique lace parasol which belonged to the groom’s mother.

A big “thank you” to everyone. Cristina Pala for her amazing hair and makeup. Ali Rouse for the wonderful dress. Leilah and Tyrone for being patiently collaborative. Plus, a huge thank you to the Duke’s Head staff for being so helpful and friendly.

Hair and make up Cristina Pala
Bridal dress Unique Dress
Silk painting Things Worth Keeping
Location Duke’s Head

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