Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lilygrace Originals


For beautiful, original jewellery with a vintage twist, look no further than Lilygrace Originals.


Owner and designer Hazel Mathiot describes her pieces as handmade wearable art and these 30s and 40s inspired creations are one-off collectible pieces you’ll want to treasure.

  

Inspired by American designer Miriam Haskell, Hazel hand makes each piece with love and care. With her new website up and running, you can take a tour of her current collection which includes a gorgeous range of earrings, pendants, chokers, cuffs and necklaces, each sumptuously made from a beautiful array of corals, glass beads, embroidery, vintage silks, lace, organza, freshwater pearls and rhinestones. 


What’s so lovely about each item is that they come with a little story.  Click on any of her designs and you get a detailed description of how its been made and what precious stones she’s used. Each pair of earrings, each necklace, each choker has a whimsical name and once bought, they’re sent to you packed in a complimentary organza gift bag. 

  

Halfway between fine and costume jewellery, Lilygrace designs are playful, romantic, lustrous, delicate and dainty; think Belle Époque and Showgirl; think roses and teardrop pearls. 


We’re delighted to welcome back Hazel to this year’s Fair. It’s great news for visitors too as you get to chat to her – Hazel specialises in commissions!  She can design a unique piece for you to go with your dress or for the bridesmaids, perhaps in your favourite colours and stones or incorporating a family heirloom.  She’ll also be bringing along some gorgeous handmade items for you to coo over. We’ll see you there!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Til There Was Uke


Til There Was Uke are a fantastic Ukulele/Vocal Duo who perform an eclectic range of covers from 1920s to the present day.



Providing the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding day with their relaxed, enjoyable sound during the all-important ceremony and with entertainment during your drinks reception, they can add atmosphere to your wedding breakfast or simply keep your guests entertained whilst the photos are taken.


  
Til There Was Uke will bring a touch of originality and vintage style to your day, making it as special and individual as yourselves.



With a variety of packages to suit every theme and budget and everything tailored to your requirements, choose from the Classic Reception (includes 2 x 45 minute sets (with a 15 minute break) and your pick of a mixture of 35 songs from our extensive set list), Classic Plus (same as Classic Reception but with a personalised twist, the set list of 35 songs can include up to 10 songs requested by you. They’ll source the songs, learn them and perform them with a sprinkle of Til There Was Uke treatment or Decade Defined… This package is perfect if you have chosen to have a specific vintage theme to your wedding defined by an era, we can play an entire set to suit. Choose from: Totally 20s, Thrilling 30s, Fabulous 40s, Fun-Filled 50s or Swinging 60s.



After something for the ceremony itself? Til There was Uke will learn and perform up to 4 personal song choices throughout your wedding ceremony. They can provide music as your guests arrive, play for the entrance of the bride, during signing of the register, and as your guests leave.

You can find all the details you need for Til There Was Uke on their blog, Twitter and Facebook. You can also sample their style on YouTube.
Intrigued? Why not come and listen to them at our next Fair!  See you there…

(With thanks to Caroline Blake for photographs 2 & 4)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Marionettes


The Marionettes are a Bristol based 1940s 3-part harmony trio.


With a passion for music and classically trained, Sophie, Charlotte and Katie choreograph every song – think The Andrew Sisters meet The Puppini Sisters – and will tailor their set to your requirements.


Singing predominately 1940s songs, they will slip in the odd 50s or more modern ballad a la Amy Winehouse, if it’s in keeping with your theme.

You’ll be able to see just how much they love performing when The Marionettes feature at our next Fair. They’ll be singing twice on the day, so while you enjoy your tea and cake, you can sit back, relax and be swept away by the show.


You can find out more about The Marionettes on their website, Facebook and Twitter. For a little taste before the Fair, check them out on YouTube, but don’t forget you’ll be able to meet and chat to all three Marionettes on March 10th – don’t miss it!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Piece of Cake


Finding unique wedding favours is a Piece of Cake!  With a gorgeous handpicked array of individual, handmade favours that will suit any wedding theme or budget, Piece of Cake have got it sorted.


Owner, Leanne Hemings, has brought together a collection of beautiful gifts, focusing on handmade with a vintage twist. Think vintage decorated bags containing chocolate drops in a variety of flavours; Belgian dark, white, milk and strawberry or perhaps some mini mocha beans instead. How about cake pops made with handmade chocolate or vanilla cake, mixed with a rich chocolate or vanilla ganache and then hand-dipped in Belgian chocolate? What about pocket mirrors, personalised magnets, hummingbird charms, 3D heart gift tags, tea cup candles, heart shaped boxes of mints and the very sweet seed packets of love? 

  

With a background in TV and design, and a team of talented creatives, Leanne ensures that every piece is something that she absolutely adores.

  

Piece of Cake launched to great success just over 6 months ago, so do take a look around their website. There’s the shop, of course and if you‘d like to contact Leanne, there’s a form on the website or you can email her direct at info@pieceofcakehq.co.uk or call 07710 270 422 (she’s absolutely lovely).  Don’t forget to check out the blog as well and join the mailing list.


And you must come and meet her at our Fair. Leanne will be bringing along her vintage-style bestselling place-names and tags and will be showcasing some of her fabulous new range of vintage-inspired favours.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Lilac Hour


Bristol Vintage is delighted that Lilac Hour will be performing at our next Fair.


Bristol based singer Joanna Swann and guitarist Nick Pullin are established top class musicians who have been working together professionally for the past 25 years. As well as their live performances – playing on radio and in prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scotts and The Lyceum – they work as songwriters and composers and have had music released worldwide in film and advertising.


Lilac Hour perform an extensive range of songs from the 1930's through to the 1970s. With such timeless classics and a beautiful, sophisticated sound, they are perfect for every occasion.

Tempering their set to suit your needs, they can be booked as a background duo of guitar and vocal and/or augmenting their sound with some pre-recorded rhythm tracks to give a fuller instrumentation if desired. Just take a look at this YouTube clip for a delicious taster.


For bookings you can email Joanna at lilachourduo@gmail.com and follow Nick on Twitter, but don’t miss out… Lilac Hour will be playing their sophisticated lounge music at the Fair on March 10th, so come along and hear them live.