Friday 9 March 2012

Friday Friends - Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

 On the 26th February we exhibited at our first wedding fair of the year with the fabulous organisers Bristol Vintage. I will talk about wedding fairs and shows sometime in the future and I have to say that this was one of the best from an exhibitors point of view.
I stupidly left the card out of my camera but we had a really great day. Many Many Thanks to Ali from Bristol Vintage!

Bristol Vintage
Image credit to Bristol Vintage
Planners and stylists of all things lovely I can definitely vouch for Bristol Vintage as not only do they have my favourite Babycham glasses for hire they are incredibly well organised and lovely people.

What they say about Bristol Vintage

" Bristol Vintage is a Bristol based company working throughout the south west co-founded by Ali Cook & Katie Daniels. Between them they have over 10 years experience organising boutique events, weddings, parties and film premieres. Inspired by their passion for vintage and love of tea-cups and cupcakes, Bristol Vintage was born!
At Bristol Vintage we scour the land so we can provide you with the most unique collection of vintage and mismatched crockery in the country. We take pride in delivering you the best service at the best price."

Bristol Zoo 

Well, the Bristol Zoo Pavilion was a stunning venue, light, impressive and screaming of period grandeur with crystal chandeliers and high high ceilings. They also have the best carpet I have ever seen, leopard spotted!

Photography by Dawn Wilkins
 Anna and me at the fair with our tape measures and lollipops!

Photography by Dawn Wilkins

Photography by Dawn Wilkins

During the day we were very honoured to have our tulle prom dress modelled by the completely stunning Sonali Patel. We were very proud of our girl looking just amazing all day long as she walked around the fair with her hair styled by Shear Madness and photographed by Dawn Wilkins.

Sheena Holland

Image credit to Sheena Holland

At the fair we were positioned in between some amazing ladies. I had seen Sheena Hollands work before at vintage fairs but this was the first time I got to really look close up at the sparkling, jewelled delights that Sheena had designed. Jaw droppingly, want inducing. I fell in love with the green feather hairband and most of the day I was distracted (whilst speaking to people) at the twinkling pieces as people kept trying them on across the room. Thankfully she has an online shop as she travelled all the way down from Derby. I've got some saving to do as I don't think I could buy just one! Take a look in here shop here

Meticulous Ink

Images copyright to Meticulous Ink
 Athena of Meticulous Ink, Bath

 On the other side of our stand was the beautiful Athena of Meticulous Ink, Bath. I firstly noticed Athena's beautiful curly hair with a huge corsage which left me feeling very jealous that I cut my hair off! But when I went to say hello and looked down onto the table to see some of the best hand pressed, stationary I have ever seen. You have to see their website to get it and if you happen to be handed a business card, it's something to treasure. It is really wow factor in weight, texture, the raised gold logo, the varnished lettering, perfect spacing. 
I love my business card design but this is another world in terms if paper stock and is exactly what they say, Meticulously fine design and printing. Take a look at their website here. They have an etsy shop too just so you can buy a little of the quality.

Note: I know I get excited about things easily but I am in all honesty very hard to please, especially when it comes to the way things look. I expect the very best talent from people and I just don't talk about the rest. So these Friday Friends are people and businesses that I think really are something very, very special indeed.