On sunday November 10th Karen Whybro from Essex Vintage Wedding Fair had organised one of her lovely Vintage Wedding Fairs again. This time it was held inside the Old Parish Rooms in Rayleigh. It was a truely lovely event and such a great venue. And I had the pleasure of exhibiting there myself with my little stand this time around. Along with a lot of other vintage wedding vendors. The event had quite a good amount of visitors – lovely brides-to-be, finaces, little babys, moms, grandmothers and friends of the happy couples. Chatting with each and one of them was a real pleasure and so much fun. But also chatting with the fellow vendors was a real honour and great to meet them all. I really had a great time and hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
During the fair I held a little competition at my stand – every bride and groom-to-be had the change to win a free pre-wedding or post-wedding photoshoot. The task was to tell me their love story (how they first met, whether it was love at first sight and/or how he proposed) and the “best” story wins. Easy huh? But what I noticed was that as soon as any “contestant” read that question on my sheet, their face lit up and they all had a cute little smile on their lips. An inner one, they chuckled rather to themselves than to anyone in particular. It was so adorable and beautiful to see these smiles and how every single one was immediatley put back in time and remembered how he/she met their other halfs for the first time. To read the stories afterwards made me smile, laugh and even quite emotional too (I know I’m a big cheeseball and always fall for the romantic stories…every time :)). Such cute stories. Thanks again to everyone for sharing.
I have already announced the winner via email to all participants, but I just wanted to congratulate the happy couple again.
The winner is… Luke and his lovely fiance Kat.
They met when they were 16, 10 years ago. His proposal involved an 8m inflatable cinema screen and a open air event with 75 of their closest friends. He made a 20min documentary of her life. Isn’t that the most adorable story ever? This could be a script to a love story in a movie, let me tell you. But all stories were very unique and beautiful. As I just couldn’t decide I had to pick one out of the hat… And Luke won! So congratulations again!
Here are a few image impressions from the fair. Below the images you can also find all the links to the websites or facebook pages for each of the vendors. So if you are looking for some inspiration, go over and check them all out. Gorgeous vendors!!
If you are a happy coule just in the middle of planning your own wedding, I hope these might be helpful to you. Also for more inspirations and DIY tips, look at my pinterest profile. I have several moodboards with loads of vintage goodness, diy wedding imagery and so much more. I LOVE pinterest and am very much addicted myself… So hopefully this might give you some more ideas for your own wedding.
So thanks again for “tuning” in. Speak to you soon.
Lots of love,
PS: Oh before I forget. This upcoming weekend, I will be exhibiting again and be part of the big Indoor Vintage Festival inside the Brentwood Center. So if you are around on Nov 23/24, come on over and say hello. This event will be quite big and the wedding fair is one part of this event. There will be lots of other vintage exhibitors, live music, and I believe even a little fashion show. So should be quite a spectacle extravaganzza!! So check out any details here or via Karen’s site. Hope to see you there x