Thursday, 28 February 2013

Days of Grace Vintage

Vintage lace dress designer, Linda Duriez, is returning to our Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair again this March, and she’s bringing more goodies from her treasure store. 

Unique lace gowns will share rail space with original period pieces and new designers inspired by archive styling. Add to this headwear, antique lace and gossamer fine tulle veils and accessories…

You'll want to come prepared to try on and find that dress you've been looking for.

Days of Grace Vintage also have a limited collection of exquisite lace and jewel embellished shoes by Diane Hassall - the perfect finishing touch and at very special prices on the day.

So whether you’re looking for something vintage or vintage-inspired, perhaps even vintage re-created, Linda will be at our Fair with some beautiful dresses to showcase from both her shops, Days of Grace Vintage in Budleigh Salterton and Pirouette in Exeter (by appointment only).  There’s something for everyone, but you’ll have to be quick as there’s only one of each gorgeous dress.

For delicate gowns, beautiful veils, handmade jewellery and tiaras... make sure you don’t miss Days of Grace Vintage on March 10th

Monday, 25 February 2013

Tricia Designs

These gorgeous bespoke fascinators, hats and clips are all made to order by Tricia Designs.

Whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride, a bridesmaid, flower girl or wedding guest, Tricia Designs has exquisite and charming organza floral belts, hairbands, hairclips, headbands, shoe clips and matching bow ties available.

Each piece is a work of art, planned and made to your exact specifications of size, shape and colour to match your wedding dress or bridal theme - Tricia encourages you to be involved in the creative process!

Tricia’s designs are accented with a wide variety of silks, lace, vintage trims, delicate fabrics, beads, ribbons, wired feathers, mesh and veiling. Each part is made to order, resulting in a unique piece that’s designed to be stunning, to reflect your individuality and made for you to wear with confidence, to treasure and to keep.

On the day of the Fair, Tricia will have a selection of her Vintage Bridal Collection on display as well as a portfolio of designs to inspire you. You can try on her samples to give you an idea of shape and size and how these beautiful pieces work. Tricia will also be on hand to give you advice on colour, style and shape. She’ll have gift tokens available so you can create a bespoke design for a loved one or friend, plus a few special offers on the day…

…If you sign up for a design workshop with a group of friends, there’s 10% off if you pay on the day of the Fair. Want to visit Tricia’s studio and view her extensive collection? Book an appointment on the day for 10% off her pieces.

You can find out more about Tricia Designs on her website and if you can’t wait till the Fair, make an appointment by calling her on 07826 333 103 or emailing

Saturday, 23 February 2013

The Dandy Cabin

If you’re looking for something truly unique for a special event, then The Dandy Cabin  - a mobile drinks bar, a beautiful, head-turning vintage teardrop trailer, may be the very thing.

Let The Dandy Cabin be your outdoor Champagne bar for the day. She’s the ideal place from which to serve champagne and, as every vintage lover knows, any good glass of bubbly should be served in the finest original Babycham glasses, all available to hire with the Dandy. She can even be supplied with her own Dandy waiting staff!

The Dandy Cabin also doubles up as a hot drinks bar - organic, Fairtrade teas, fresh coffee and yummy hot chocolate all served up with the best free-range, buttery cakes.

The Dandy’s owner is vintage aficionado, and co-founder of Bristol Vintage, Katie Daniels. With a background in Film, TV and event planning, Katie’s little black book of contacts is seriously impressive. She’s found the very best local cake suppliers, and sister-company, Bristol Vintage, can provide vintage china for up to 300 people as well as an array of wonderful vintage props including gramophones, cake-stands and tea trolleys.

They love what they do here at The Dandy Cabin. They want to spread the love, and always make sure they're decent, both to the planet and to the people who work with them. They only use Fairtrade, organic teas and coffee, and their disposable cups are all bio-degradable. Plus, they only work with independent local suppliers who share their values.  

The Dandy Cabin draws a crowd wherever she goes. Katie's seen people hanging out of their cars on the motorway to snap a photo! The Dandy is perfect for weddings, tea parties, festivals, corporate events and even childrens’ tea parties. She can also be hired as a prop for TV and film. You can catch up with The Dandy Cabin’s adventures on Twitter, or simply book direct by calling 07816 372 017 or emailing - but make sure you catch The Dandy Cabin in action at our next Fair - Caterers with a Curve at the Zoo on March 10th!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cox & Baloney

Nestled on Cheltenham Road in Cotham, Bristol is a boutique full to the brim of vintage-inspired gems.  With everything you could possibly need for creating a truly vintage life-style, from clothing (ladies and gents) to furniture, homewares, a dressmaker, Annie Sloan paints and of course, a gorgeous vintage-style tearoom next door – Cox & Baloney is the place to be.

For owners Amy and Joney, it doesn’t stop there – they offer vintage-style hen parties and small, bespoke weddings in their tearoom!

A hen party with Cox & Baloney begins with the very best tea and deliciously gooey homemade cakes. Did you know they have their own tea brand and blends? There’s Babycham from vintage teacups too, all served in your own private room and followed by a workshop of your choice. You could try your hand at making knickers, nipple tassels, hair fascinators, tutus or having a vintage Hollywood-style hair and make-up lesson or even a naked butler! They’ll organise everything you need and make sure you have a wonderful time. You can even let your hair down and try on as many vintage outfits as your heart desires. Of course, if you need a little assistance, they'll be around to help you achieve exactly the right look.


Come and meet the Cox & Baloney team at our next Fair.  They’ll be on hand to answer all your questions and will have a number of vintage-inspired treasures to show you - everything they stock has been lovingly hand-picked and is either original vintage, designer or limited edition.

You can find Cox & Baloney on Facebook and Twitter as well as in store, so if you’re planning a hen party with a vintage twist or a small, bespoke wedding – they’re the ones to call.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cool Classy Campers

Fancy a different way to get to your wedding? Fancy a vintage-style honeymoon in a 1960s VW campervan?  Then look no further than Cool Classy Campers.

Owners Philip and Sarah Heaton have three of these gorgeous VW Camper Vans they hire out for weddings and honeymoons all year round. Each one of these gorgeous bespoke vehicles has bags of spirit and personality, and has been beautifully restored with a perfect vintage-style finished interior. 

For your wedding you can hire one in red, blue or white, the latter affectionately known as Gus the Bus, their 1966 VW camper.  Gus is very popular as a wedding vehicle, providing something a little bit different.  He can carry up to five passengers and has a fridge on board for refreshments along the way. Whichever VW you choose, you’ll be chauffeur-driven and can be as creative as you like with flowers and vintage ribbons. 


Since last year Cool Classy Campers have completed refurbishment on Harvey – a Cocktail Bar in a 1960s VW campervan. Harvey’s equipped with a fridge, icemaker, sound system and lighting. To accompany him, Cool Classy Campers provide experienced cocktail bar staff serving a wide range of drinks as well as two different sized Capri marquees with tables and chairs - a completely self-contained bar package for your wedding!

You can opt to hire the vans as your honeymoon car too.  Each VW is fully equipped with a double bed, stove, sink and water as well as a fridge for your champagne - they really are something special.


For all enquires call 0117 962 3442 or email but you’ll be able to meet two of Cool Classy Campers VW campervans at our next Fair in March.  Gus and Harvey will be parked in the Zoo car park and both Philip and Sarah will be on hand to answer any queries, and tell you all about the history of their charming vans - don't miss it!