Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Fishee Designs Photobooth

Bristol Vintage loves the Fishee Designs Photobooth.

The Fishee Designs Photobooth is a mobile studio with professional lighting and photography equipment.

It's an exclusive set up, stylish and pretty. Owner Emily goes the extra mile to create a lovely vintage-style space for you to enjoy making memories.

She has carefully selected vintage and retro props, beautifully displayed in old suitcases alongside bespoke handmade backdrops that you won't find anywhere else.

Having the Fishee Designs Photobooth at your wedding means having a giggle with your guests while you get absolutely awesome photos of them dressing up vintage-style.

The Fishee Designs Photobooth will be appearing at our next Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair. Try it out, strike a pose and chat to Emily about how a photobooth would work brilliantly at your wedding. If you can't wait till then, find out more on the website, Facebook and TwitterNow… are you ready for your close up?

Friday, 13 December 2013

Days of Grace Vintage

Bristol Vintage welcomes Days of Grace Vintage to our 2014 Fair.

At Days of Grace Vintage you'll find beautiful one-off vintage-style wedding dresses and accessories.

Whether you'll be barefoot on the beach…

...or having a woodland ceremony with wild flowers, hampers and deck chairs, Days of Grace Vintage have so many dresses for you.

Choose from their own label creations in antique lace to their amazing collection of original heirloom gowns and designer samples, which include Jenny Packham, Sarah Houston and other vintage-inspired collections.

New for 2014 will be a 1920s beaded range for Gatsby brides with fabulous headwear… think antique veils and unashamedly romantic shoes to complement the look.

Come and meet Linda, designer and owner of Days of Grace Vintage at our next Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair. She'll be showcasing some of her beautiful dresses and will be on hand to offer you advice on cut and fit. Meantime, you can find out more on her website, follow her on Facebook and we're reliably informed her dresses will be featuring in the next issue of Wed Magazine!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Babes in the Woods

Bristol Vintage is thrilled to introduce you to Babes in the Woods.

Babes in the Woods run wild woodland hen do’s in secluded Devon and beautiful Malvern.

With their signature Californian domed tents, wild walks and woodland wedding favours, Babes in the Woods host great alternative hen weekends.

A hen party with Babes in the Woods  is all about comfortable woodland living, complete with champagne and Devonshire cream teas.

Hens can spend the weekend indulging in good times, champagne and luxury camping.

Other activities include the chance to learn bushcraft skills, such as fire and shelter building, ‘wild walks’ of the area, chill out time in front of a roaring fire and even the opportunity for some proper girlie pampering.

2014 will include the option for wild swimming in the river at Devon or a mini-trek to one the Malvern Hills called, Chase End.  Hens can use their ‘wild’ experience to make unique and seasonal ‘wedding favours’ for their guests such as hedgerow jams, garlic pestos or hedgerow lip balms.

Everything is organised so all you have to think about is enjoying yourselves.

So release your inner Ray Mears and find out more from the Babes themselves. They'll be on hand at our next Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair to answer all your questions. If you can't wait and you need to be glamping right this minute, take a look at their website, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Jessica Charleston

Bristol Vintage are delighted to welcome Jessica Charleston to our next fair.

Jessica Charleston creates couture wedding dresses. 

Her dresses are beautifully romantic.

With Jessica Charleston the sky's the limit. She'll work with you to create the dress of your dreams. A dress that reflects your personality without compromise.

"Time after time my brides tell me that they love being part of the creative process and they feel a real personal attachment to their wedding dress. It's your wedding day and everything about it should be the way you want it, particularly your dress!"

Jessica has recently opened a shop in Bath and this new space will showcase past and present collections with new designs added on a regular basis.

You can find out more about Jessica's designs on her website, follow her on Facebook and Twitter or be inspired by her Pinterest page. Do make sure you come and meet her at our next Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair though… she'll be showcasing a new separates collection together with a selection of unique flower girl dresses made from the same beautiful fabrics she uses to create her wedding dresses. She's not to be missed!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Bake my Cake

Bristol Vintage are thrilled to introduce you to Bake my Cake.

Bake my Cake turn your ideas into deliciously beautiful cakes.

Specialising in hand crafted sugar flowers with vintage and contemporary designs, Bake my Cake will work with you to create a cake that's not only delicious, but a stunning centrepiece for your wedding.

Cakes can be contemporary or traditional, grand or elegant, just one particular flavour or many different flavours.

Are you a chocoholic? How about chocolate truffle? Chocolate fudge? Chocolate brownie, Chocolate and raspberry? Red Velvet? Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Cherry or Chocolate Salted Caramel? 

Perhaps you prefer something a little different, in which case, how about Coconut, Banana and Pineapple? Carrot Cake? Lemon Drizzle? Strawberries and Cream? Apple cake? Almond and Raspberry?

Or for the more traditional amongst you, how about a dark fruit cake soaked in liqueur, wrapped in marzipan and coated with royal icing, soft fondant or buttercream? Bake my Cake cater for coeliacs too with their wheat-free range. What's not to love?

Come and see some of these beautiful creations up close at our next Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair. If you can't wait till then you can find Bake my Cake on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Lily and Louie

Bristol Vintage is excited to welcome… Lily and Louie.

Lily and Louie create bespoke wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and headdresses. 

Inspired by many eras their styles tend to be vintage and often quirky, from tea-length silk dresses with fluffy, coloured petticoats, to elegant art deco inspired draped dresses.

They also make headdresses and veils to complement your look, with birdcage veils for the shorter 1950’s dresses, rose garlands for a country themed wedding and long silk tulle veils for those romantic, flowing lace dresses.

These bespoke dresses and accessories are made by designer Jayne Miller. 

She's currently based in London, so you can arrange an appointment by emailing studio@lilyandlouie.comBut good news for brides in the South West! Lily and Louie will be moving to Devon before the end of 2013 and the move will give them more space to display more dresses and accessories.

Come the New Year Lily and Louie will start designing a new vintage-inspired range.
This gorgeous range will see the addition of some flowing 1930’s inspired lace dresses and a couple of shorter dresses - perfect for the more informal wedding. Samples of the new designs will be ready for display around spring 2014.

But if you can't wait, then you're in luck, because Lily and Louie will be exhibiting their stunning dresses and beautiful accessories at our next Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair in March 2014. Come and meet them and get the dress of your vintage-inspired dreams!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Ruby & the Wolf

Bristol Vintage is thrilled that Ruby & the Wolf will be at our next fair.

Ruby & The Wolf is a recently launched Bristol-based florist and venue styling service specialising in weddings and events.

Where possible, and particularly during the summer months, owner Kirstie Deane buys flowers that have been grown locally and uses the foliage found growing in her garden, although this, she says, 'is more by luck than judgement’.

Kirstie is passionate about design and is inspired by fashion, interiors, art and, of course, by nature itself. Each Ruby & The Wolf creation, from buttonholes to bouquets and elaborate centrepieces are made with love and real attention to detail. 

Ruby & the Wolf's centrepieces have a timeless elegance which means they are often compared to paintings.

A social creature at heart, Kirstie loves a good party. She believes that the best ingredients for any celebration are good people, delicious food, great lighting and, of course, exquisite flowers.

Ruby & The Wolf can provide anything from personal flowers for the bridal party, right through to creating exquisite table-scapes or a full venue styling service.

Come and meet Ruby & the Wolf (and Kirstie!) at our next fair and see these wonderful blooms up close. If you can't wait till then, check out the website where she also runs a blog as well as Facebook and Twitter to find out more. Ruby & the Wolf also has the most amazing Pinterest board to get lost in. Flowers? Ruby & the Wolf have got you covered.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Beehive Brides

Bristol Vintage loves… Beehive Brides.

How about some bespoke bridal beauty? With Beehive Brides you can experience the full star treatment from professional hair and make up artist, Fiona Maynard.

If you're not sure how to achieve vintage glamour then look no further. Fiona's been making women look like movie starlets for the past 20 years.

And with those years of experience working in Film and TV she's got plenty of insider tips from the industry. Fiona's also an expert at calming nerves so your wedding day will get off to a beautiful start as she brings out your natural beauty and glow with that all important vintage glam twist.

From timeless, classic glamour to full on retro styling, Fiona and her team will treat you like a star.

And n you've got the chance to meet the Beehive Brides team at our next wedding fair in 2014. Fiona will be styling our models throughout the day with beautiful vintage-style hair and make up. 

She'll be on hand with hints, tips and plenty of advice on what styles will suit you.

But if you can't wait till March 16th, check out her website and most recent work on the Beehive Brides Facebook page for inspiration. Oh and Let us know what style you'll be wearing for your 2014 wedding!