THIS WEDDING EVENT WAS ALL KINDS OF AWESOME AND YOU’RE INVITED BEHIND THE SCENES!

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A few weeks ago me and Emily headed to London to attend Not On The High Street’s wedding event showcasing some of their awesome suppliers and it was all kinds of amazing!! The styling, the workshops, the food, the sweet treats, it was ridiculously fun! Check out what we got up to below and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos!

Talk about tasty table tops! They had styled tables in lots of different themes from bright and colourful to Grecian and pretty pastels! The brights setting was obviously our fave and we spent most of the morning hanging out there eating pan au chocolates and custard tarts!

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We then headed off for a stationery stamping class with The Little Stamp Store, where we were given a bunch of stamps (including flamingo ones!) and a huge choice of colours to choose from!

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AN AWESOME WEEKEND AT THE HANDMADE FAIR

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Calling all crafters and DIYers, if you haven’t attended The Handmade Fair in London then boy oh boy are you missing out!! We attended the fair last weekend and was completely blown away by the sheer amount of awesome exhibitors, wonderful workshops and the thousands and thousands of crafters who attended!

We were at the show with Cricut who you guys know we ADORE and we were in our element! We created some tropical themed stationery and place settings for the Cricut stall and spent the weekend demonstrating all of the amazing things the machine can do! It was so much fun to see people’s faces when they realised all of the materials the Cricut could cut and that you could pretty much cut any shape, design, stencil and more than you can imagine!

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AN EVENING AT THE ETSY WEDDING FAIR

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There’s just something so special about Etsy…maybe it’s the HUGE amount of unique items you can find there or perhaps it’s all of the handmade suppliers that it houses…either way, when you get a chance to see some of their wedding products up close and personal there’s only thing one to say. HELL YES MY FRIEND. Which is exactly what we said when we were invited to Etsy’s wedding fair in London! Our eyes were well and truly spoilt with gorgeous decorations, invitations and gowns, and we were even treated to a little hair styling and our very own cartoon portraits! Here’s a cheeky little video and some snaps of what else we got up to…

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WIN TICKETS TO THE LONDON EXCEL WEDDING FAIR!!

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You guys…we have a real treat for you today, we’re giving away not one pair, not two pairs but 15 PAIRS OF TICKETS to the London Excel Wedding Fair worth £30 a pair! How bloody awesome is that?! This truly is one heck of a show so read on to find out what you can expect and just how you can get your grubby mitts on a pair of free tickets!

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS FAIR?

At the London Excel Wedding Fair everything has been hand-picked including over 150 of London’s top suppliers and experts, with all the ideas and creative flair to inspire you! The show provides a packed features programme for the perfect stylish day out with the whole bridal party with eight beautiful and entertaining Catwalk Shows throughout the two days, an entertainment stage, a champagne bar, food tasting and even the chance to get crafty! Every detail is covered. Try, buy, book and hire everything for your big day.

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WILL I BE ABLE TO DIY ANYTHING THERE? 

You bet your bottom dollar you will! There’s going to be a creative brides crafting corner (eek!) with DIY tutorials, FREE printables and lots of creative ideas to make your day personal and bespoke! I’m talking hands on workshops featuring the following…

Workshop 1: Pinterest Styling (10-15 minutes)
Wedding Stylist, Jenny from Bellaboo and Beau will be offering bespoke ‘Pinterest Styling’ workshops. This is a mini version of their ‘Sparks Package’ where Jenny will guide you to get your dream Pinterest wedding. If you do not have a Pinterest board, then any scrapbooks and pictures on your phone might give them enough to go on!

Workshop 2: Paper Flowers (15-20 minutes)
Paper flowers are going to be a big trend going forward and they’ll be showing you how to make them using simple paper that you can pick up from your local stationery suppliers.

Workshop 3: Paper Cranes (15-20 minutes)
Create an impact at your wedding by hanging Paper Cranes from the ceiling like our real wedding in our latest magazine. We will show you how to make these pretty paper birds for your wedding.

Workshop 4: Favour Pouches (15-20 minutes)

Little touches are always nice at a wedding, so why not personalise your place settings by making pretty paper pouches. You can fill with sweets, petals or little treats. As seen in our latest magazine

Workshop 5: Plate Pompoms
Pompoms have been used to decorate ceilings for years now, but how about using them as place settings for your guests. We will teach you how to do this simple DIY make that can be done while watching the TV.

All places on the workshops are first come first served as space is limited and all materials will be provided.

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10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND THE ECLECTIC WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA + WIN TICKETS!

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Eek we have some exciting news for you all today! The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza will be back with a bang, with not one, but two vibrant, unique and eclectic shows this year! Full to the brim with the most wonderfully unique and awesome suppliers that will help you make your wedding EWEnique to you and your partner! This is hands down our favourite wedding fair, the vibe is amazing and the suppliers are out of this world good! Here’s 10 reasons why we know you’ll love it too…

 1: There’s tons of EWEnique suppliers! 

Ok, this one is a given but I’m serious, I’m talking every single business having been specifically approved and chosen meaning only the highest quality and most alternative suppliers will be there! There’s a wonderfully diverse range of services and products too, from historical inspired dresses to sculptural flower bouquets, from gothic themed wedding cakes to giant paper flower decorations! There truly is something for everyone.

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2: The Treasure Hunt

Yep, you read that right! A real life treasure hunt for adults full of prizes where answers to clues can be found on the Mo Flo’s stands.  We want EWE to get involved, pick stuff up, take a good look, really check out the Mo Flo’s and ask them tons of questions as they are all a super friendly bunch.

3: There’s a prize given to the best decorated stall

Meaning that the suppliers really GO TO TOWN to make their little space at EWE one to wow! Every stall is different and beautiful in it’s own right, which makes some serious eye candy for you guys!

4: The Fashion Show

Why sit down and watch the models walk up and down a runway when you can brush shoulders with them and see them up close and personal?! This is one of my favourite things about EWE, the gowns are showcased in a completely relaxed way as the models walk around the rooms in Birmingham! Don’t worry if you’re attending the London show you can still see the gowns up close as personal on the suppliers stands! I love being able to see the details of the dresses!

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5: Chill Out Area & Cafe

Don’t worry if you tire easy and need to take a load off at EWE, they have their own designated chill out area and a café on site for those of us who need a sweet fix now and then! (I’m not the only one right?!)

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The Unique and Eclectic Wedding Carnival ‘Tie The Knot’ is Coming To Elmore Court

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It’s about time a unique and alternative wedding fair came to our neck of the woods. Gloucestershire has long needed a fair like this and I am excited to announce that in April, Tie The Knot will be rocking up at Elmore Court to introduce brides to a whole new world of weddings.

Tie The Knot was created by Erica from  Mr and Mrs Unique and photographer Binky Nixon after they met one Christmas a couple of years ago. After 2 years of successful fairs in Hertfordshire they decided to take Tie The Knot Wedding Carnival on tour, choosing the newly renovated Elmore Court in Gloucestershire. I spoke with these two lovely ladies about their hugely popular wedding fair and their plans for Elmore court this Spring.

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‘Bygone to Bondage’ – The Quaint Queer Weird Alternative Wedding Fair

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Gosh is it me or does there seem to be flurry in the number of totally awesome alternative weddings fairs that are happening around the country right now? It is so exciting to see the wedding industry evolving! No longer are your choices limited by your location, something that those of you that live in small towns such as ours will completely understand. I am psyched that no matter where you are in the UK you can guarantee that there will be a wedding fair that celebrates all things unique coming near you. 

The Quaint Queer Weird Alternative Wedding Fair celebrates everything alternative, retro, LGBT and funky Vintage in the wedding world. This year the 18+ event is themed ‘Bygone to Bondage’, with alternative and daring suppliers displaying their stunning and most unusual wedding fashion, accessories, photography, cakes and much more.

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The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 3! EWE Is Back and Better Than Ever!

Fasten your seat belts lovelies because one of our favourite wedding fairs in the whole wide world is back! The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is a fantabulous wedding fair dedicated to brides looking for something different!  You can expect a fair full of handpicked, unique vendors and they’re all super nice and are waiting to meet you!

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Don’t be a wedding sheep…come on down to EWE and find some seriously amazing vendors to make your dream wedding a reality!

The third Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is taking place on Sunday 3rd November 2013 at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham!

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But how did it all begin? Back in early 2012 a wedding show like no other was borne. It tumbled, devoid of elegance, from the crazy hearts and minds of three creative (but arguably a touch batty) wedding industry suppliers. Sassy, better known as Assassynation photography; Jo the creative wizard behind the Couture Company and Rawhide Corsets and Vikki, the ethereal, floaty, fairytale inspired designer behind Liliia. Based on a desire to showcase the very best of the UK’s alternative wedding industry, they have searched high and low for some cracking, super talented and totally lovely suppliers and dubbed them the Bad Ass Mother Flockers!

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Kate Halfpenny Opens Her First Flagship Store!

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I have been a huge fan of British designer Kate Halfpenny for quite some time now. She has designed some of the most inspirational dresses that I have ever seen and has made a serious name for herself designing gowns for celebrities such as Rihanna and Kate Moss. Kate launched her first bridal collection back in 2005 after Emilia Fox wore two couture gowns designed by Kate to her wedding. Since then Kate has been extremely busy evolving her creations and focusing on opening her first boutique.

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A Most Curious Wedding Fair…

How gutted are we that we can’t attend this fab event in London this weekend?! We need all of you lovelies to go and then report back and tell us how awesome it was! Please and thank you!

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So what’s A Most Curious Wedding Fair All about then? 

Well, to put it briefly, it’s a home for the style savvy brides and grooms, the fashionistas and the creatives! Like us, founders Becky and Gemma believe that a wedding shouldn’t follow trends of what’s hot now or what everyone else is doing, it should be all about you and your personalities! The best news? They’ve rounded up a whole load of awesome suppliers who can do this for you!

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