Monday, 30 July 2012

A SUNNY PROPS PHOTO SHOOT

I do love my job but sometimes it seriously just doesn't feel like work!  One glorious day in June, a group of us got together and spent the day surrounded by our lovely vintage memorabilia, gorgeous flowers and fabulous cakes so that we could show you some of our props for hire.

Kirsten (aka The Little Wedding Helper http://littleweddinghelper.co.uk) and I often work together so we thought it made sense to show you some of both our props.  I love working with Kirsten as she's so creative and has a real eye for detail and we always have fun.  

We were incredibly lucky to have the very talented Frances Taylor taking photos with beautiful flowers by Emma King Norton and stunning cakes by Anne Gliddon (Pretty Amazing Cakes). 






Kirsten and I are able to hire out these lovely wooden Church chairs.








These are just some of the props available from Kirsten and myself and we're always adding more to the list!


Always smiling - Kirsten having fun whilst Emma and I organise the bunting!

Thanks to Frances Taylor for the beautiful photos, to Emma King Norton for the flowers and her time and Anne Gliddon for the yummy cakes!  And, of course, to Kirsten who is always amazing!

THE CAT'S MEOW EMPORIUM AND KABARET

I'm thrilled to announce my new venture, The Cat's Meow Emporium and Kabaret!  I've joined forces with Sue Fyfe-Williams from Auntie's Vintage, to form 'Jezebel Events' and our first major Bristol Event is a celebration of the Roaring 20's and Prohibition 30's, to be held at The Passenger Shed, Brunel's Old Station by Bristol Temple Meads on Saturday, 17th November 2012.

We're planning on filling this stunning building with art, music, dance, performance and lots of fun all relating to this amazing vintage period.  
Here's a little teaser of the event.


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For more information and to keep up-to-date with what's happening, then do take a look at our blog: http://thecatsmeowemporiumandkabaret.blogspot.co.uk  

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

SAVE THE DATE - 17TH NOVEMBER 2012!

We've joined forces with Sue of Auntie's Vintage China to form 'Jezebel Events' and this November we'll be presenting our first major event - 'The Cat's Meow Emporium & Kabaret' at The Passenger Shed, Brunel's Old Station next to Bristol Temple Meads.

The event will be a celebration of music, fashion, film, art, food & shopping from the 1920's & prohibition era and will feature an afternoon tea dance, vintage stalls, live bands, burlesque/cabaret, photo booth, make-up boudoir and much more!

Watch this space for our new blog and more news coming soon!

Inspiring Us - Something Kinda Cute

If you’re a quirky couple who love all things vintage, then Something Kinda Cute has the wedding stationery for you. Their handmade collections are created with love in mind and inspired by your hopes, dreams and desires.  


Founder and owner Shell Lewis is a graphic designer and all round creative who started the business after creating stationery for her own wedding.  She loved the process so much and had so many more ideas, she wanted to share them, and so Shell and her husband Craig began Something Kinda Cute.  Shell specialises in a quirky vintage-inspired line of wedding stationery and offers a personal bespoke service with a professional finish.  Her team will work closely with you to help create a design that really says something about you as a couple and still suits the type of wedding you’re planning. Of course, if time is of the essence, they have lots of lovely pre-designed collections available.  Take a look at the gallery and be spoilt for choice.  Each design can be customised with your choice of text and colours, from the beautiful 'Vintage Garden' range to the super fun 'Rockin' 50's Diner'.   


When she’s not designing, Shell and her hubby also run a really successful vintage wedding fair in Wales, the Something Kinda Vintage Wedding Fair. In Swansea's beautiful and historic Brangwyn Hall, with over 45 amazing vintage and vintage-inspired exhibitors (including a few from Bristol!), there's Iive music, a vintage tea parlour, burlesque performances, workshops and a fashion show. Shell and Craig will also be setting up shop soon in a new vintage and local design boutique in central Cardiff.  An art, design and vintage 'hub', Hubbard's Cupboard will support local talent by forming a big collective community.  Shell and Craig are already planning 'DIY Bride' workshops where you can learn how to create cost-effective styling solutions for your wedding, in a fun and sociable environment. They're not resting there... They've teamed up with the owners of Hubbard's Cupboard to create a vintage wedding market in the heart of Cardiff!  

You can contact Shell via email at shell@somethingkindacute.com or find Something Kinda Cute on Facebook and Twitter.  Don’t forget to check out their gloriously vintage website and get lost in their gallery of stationery.  For lovers of beautiful, bespoke and quirky stationery, look no further!



Thank you to... 
... for the photographs.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Inspiring Us - Wedding in a Teacup

We at Bristol Vintage just love good stationery and we know you’ll be as totally bowled over by Wedding in a Teacup as we are.  Their exclusive and bespoke wedding invitations are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the creative bride-to-be. And this online boutique isn’t just about stationery… Wedding in a Teacup has all the original favours and styling pieces you could possibly want to create your uniquely perfect wedding day.
 

Owner Hester Lear is lovely. With a background in fashion buying she has pretty defined taste. She loves all things retro and vintage with a hint of quirkiness and charm and Wedding in a Teacup encapsulates that perfectly.  She searches for only the most fabulous finds for her website, making sure wherever possible that they’re made from recycled material (or recyclable), Fairtrade or made right here in the UK.

  

At Wedding in a Teacup, they’ve taken the hard work out of styling.  Loving all the nuptial traditions (confetti, favours, place card holders) they’ll help you to style your day yourself using the website as a pick and mix where you can choose from all the wonderful pieces they’ve found.  They’ve got gorgeous mini vases for holding just a few sprays of delicate summer flowers, hanging teardrop tealight holders, wonderfully quirky cake toppers and vintage stamped labels for place markers.  They’ve even got favours for the guests so you can jazz up the tables with retro sweets and personalized honeys and jams.  They’re stocked with brilliant ideas.


The Wedding in a Teacup mantra is “take great pleasure in your planning and preparations, it will spill over into your wedding day and light it up.”  So for help making your wedding fun and original visit their online boutique to be inspired and get creative.  They love hearing from customers, so if you’ve a question, a query or want some advice, you can contact them by email at hello@weddinginateacup.co.uk or by phone on 01273 933134.  They’re around Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and you can find them on Facebook, Twitter and with gorgeous images on Pinterest.  There’s also a blog on all things stylish and stationery and a newsletter so the inspiration never stops!