Early morning on Saturday 16th April intern Charlie, my sister Megan, photographer Sara Thomas and I found ourselves on the road to St Andrew's Hall in Norwich for A Most Curious Wedding Fair. I don't normally bother with wedding fairs, as a rule I don't think they work for wedding planners, but when organiser and founder of A Most Curious Party Rebecca Hoh-Hale got in touch to invite me I knew I couldn't turn it down.
It didn't disappoint either, because before the doors opened vintage brides and enthusiasts were queuing round the corner to be let in to enjoy a gorgeous array of vintage wedding specialists from dresses and accessories, flowers, cakes, photography and of course styling and planning.
Throughout the day when I wasn't chatting to brides, we had the chance to wander up and down the aisles and chat to some of the other exhibitors, some of which were old friends, (Dottie Photography, Debbie Carlisle, Gabrielle Louise and Eliza Claire Photography) as well as make some new ones. I hope to blog about these beauties soon, they're too good not to share with you...including Britain Kitten of Kitty Minx Vintage and her pet skunk. Yes, I said skunk and BOY was he cute!
My stand was a sweet little spring time display using designs created by some really lovely suppliers, including a bespoke cake designed by Samia of The Vanilla Cake Shop, stationery by Natalie Moralee at The Purple Peacock and sweet little mirrored favours lovingly made by Katie at What Katie Did Next.
The cutesy love bird biscuits were a joint effort between Charlie and me. She made the Peggy Porschen biscuit mix and I cut, baked and piped them. Delicious!
My outfit, which made me feel SO fantastic (especially post baby) and really made me feel like Joan Holloway was kindly loaned to me by the ladies at Jane & Marilyn whose stunning dress collection I'll be telling you all about in a dedicated post coming up next. The Ava dress is £695.00 and available via their website.
During the day brides were treated to live performances and fashion shows which Sara kindly captured-aren't those dresses just to die for?
I hear that Rebecca is hoping to make this a regular event, so if you missed it this time round, don't worry, there'll be other opportunities. Thanks to all at A Most Curious Party for a really fun day and to the lovely tea ladies who kept us fed and watered with homemade cakes and tea! HUGE thanks to Sara, Charlie and Meggy for helping out for the day.
All Images copyright of Sara Thomas Photography