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!

Monday, 18 November 2013


Our latest confirmed exhibitor for our Bristol Vintage 2014 Wedding Fair is… Bridezillas.

Bridezillas is a bridal boutique specialising in accessories.

Think tiaras and headbands, shrugs and wraps, jewellery, shoes, veils, ring cushions, garters, parasols, bags and much more more.

They've recently celebrated their 2 year anniversary on Keynsham High Street and since opening have had brides travelling from Cornwall, London and Scotland to visit the boutique, alongside online sales from the USA and Australia!

Bridezillas have recently expanded their in-house brand, Abigail Grace Designs, to include a number of new pieces, all handmade and on trend for 2014. Already available at the boutique to try on, they'll be on the website by Christmas. 

Don't tell everyone, but they've also recently received delivery of new stock from their two biggest suppliers, vintage-inspired jewellery by the well known Ivory & Co and some gorgeous new shoes from Benjamin Adams. 

Moving into the new year, Bridezillas will be introducing a hire facility including birdcages, a shabby chic post box and wishing trees.  Till then go and visit the boutique, check out the gorgeous accessories online or find them on Facebook and Twitter for more news. Bridezillas will be at our wedding fair in 2014 with plenty for you to try on and buy, so save the date! 

Friday, 15 November 2013

You are invited to...

…our 2014 Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair.

Save the date because Bristol Vintage would love to see you there.

Big thanks to Moomie Swan who designed all our posters and banners.

And check back with us soon for more on our wonderful exhibitors… 

… because we've got everything you need to make your wedding perfectly vintage. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Moomie Swan

Bristol Vintage are delighted to present the artist behind our all new 2014 wedding fair poster… Moomie Swan.

Bristol Vintage's Ali Cook says: "I'd seen Moomie's artwork before and loved it and I just felt she had a great style.  I knew I wanted a romantic flowing feel for this year's poster and I was so thrilled when she sent me her first sketches as it was exactly the style I'd had in my head". 

Moomie was really excited when we asked her to create our poster: "I'm a big fan of vintage fashion and early 20th century illustration styles and I knew this would be the perfect project to incorporate both these influences."

Choosing to go with a 20's feel for the drawing and art deco inspired text, Moomie said, "as it's a wedding fair, I really wanted to capture a sense of joy and excitement." She experimented with some sketches of a couple dancing, but eventually settled on the groom lifting up the bride to throw her bouquet as it seemed the most iconic symbol of newly wed joy.

As well as designing posters and cards, Moomie makes beautiful origami decorations which she sells at craft fairs... 

…and illustrates books. She's currently preparing for Christmas, but you can find out more on her blog and don't forget to pop back here soon for the 2014 poster reveal!

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Little Wedding Helper

Bristol Vintage are delighted to confirm our latest exhibitor… The Little Wedding Helper.

Kirsten (aka The Little Wedding Helper) is a brilliant stylist. 

She's that extra pair of hands to help you style your wedding so it's uniquely yours.

There's no need to worry about your marquee, the village hall or hotel. With Kirsten's on-the-day service you can enjoy the build up of your wedding day whilst she decorates inside and out, making your venue beautiful and personal, with incredible attention to detail. 

Kirsten knows that sourcing vintage decor can often be one of the most exciting parts of preparing for your big day, and what she specialises in is bringing together all of those gorgeous props and pieces of furniture and really making the most of them.

Kirsten also has her own extensive range of vintage furniture and decor that can be hired - so never fear, The Little Wedding Helper can help you no matter how far along you are in the styling process. 

Have you begun to source vintage props for your special day?  Have you thought about a wedding stylist? Even in the early stages of planning, The Little Wedding Helper is here to give you a helping hand. A match made in heaven, don’t you think?

Come and meet Kirsten at our next fair in 2014. Meantime you can find out more on her website, on Facebook and Twitter. Happy styling!