Friday, 25 April 2014


I'm really looking forward to tomorrow and exhibiting at the Weird Wonderful Wedding World at At-Bristol!

Last year, the fabulous Emily Fisher of Fishee Designs and I organised Bristol's first alternative wedding fair.  I loved it and loved meeting all the alternative exhibitors and couples but I've always felt that you can spread yourself too thinly and Vintage is my first love, so this year, Emily is doing it all herself in her own inimitable, awesome style!  This is going to be one AMAZING fair!

Today, Emily, Joanna Shears of the truly stupendous Death & Glory and I spent the day plumping up paper poms from Pom Pom Studio and decorating the venue and I am SOOOO excited to meet all the amazing exhibitors Emily's found.

If you're looking for something just a bit different or something completely out of this world, then this is the fair for you.  It's also a really fun day out with a bar and an opportunity to look round this unique venue.  The team at At-Bristol can't be beaten - they really do go the extra mile - they're fun, friendly and open to all sorts of ideas!

Watch Emily's vimeo here for a taste of the day:

Why not come along and meet us all  - I promise it'll be fun!

Take a look at for the full list of exhibitors.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Vintage Baker Finds - Vintage Zizou

Every so often I find a vintage supplier who's just too good not to share. So while they might not strictly be 'Bristol' based, they certainly get the Bristol Vintage & Vintage Baker Finds seal of approval.

First up is Vintage Zizou.

Vintage Zizou is a speciality vintage and contemporary clothes shop and a dress agency.

Owner Anca Cesar sources her stock from across the UK, Europe and the US to bring you quality pieces.

They have a large section of branded and unbranded dresses, coats, hats, shoes, handbags and jewellery…

…and if you're not sure what you're looking for, need some style advice, fashion tips or want to know how to care for your new purchases, the friendly staff are on hand to help.

When it comes to bridal, they stock wedding dresses, cocktail dresses and party dresses, outfits for flower girls and the Mother of the Bride, as well as some gorgeous accessories.

So pop across the bridge to their shop at 16 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BU or take your time looking through the online stock available on their website. The prices are surprisingly reasonable for top quality vintage.

See you soon for more Vintage Baker Finds!

When Sarah Baker isn't writing children's books she writes features for Vintage Life Magazine and Pretty Nostalgic. You can find her on Twitter @bysarahbaker or follow her on Pinterest.

Friday, 18 April 2014


Just thought we'd share some more fabulous photos from Pete Cranston - enjoy!

Gorgeous lingerie made by the equally gorgeous Miss Jones!

We were entertained by the vintage vocals of John P Crooner

One of our beautiful models enjoying hair and make-up from Beehive Brides - just lovely!

Stunning photography from the incredibly talented Jo Hansford - now doing equine shoots too!

We adore the new sequin tablecloths from Pudding Bridge - I want one!

Beautiful, creative and so popular with our brides-to-be - Your Unique Scrapbook

Lisa Keating brought her own gorgeous models to showcase her fairytale dresses!

Gemma Sangwine's stunning hand crafted accessories proved incredibly popular

An array of delicious cakes from Bake My Cake!

Stunning accessories and dresses from the divine Days of Grace

Adding that special touch to any wedding, styling from The Little Wedding Helper

Who could resist a bespoke suit from the stylish David of Brown in Town?

We'll be posting up our final photos tomorrow so keep an eye out and have a lovely Good Friday! 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


I always say that it's the exhibitors that make the fair and this year it was more beautiful than ever.  It felt a bit like walking into a fairytale and I was spoilt being surrounded by so much gorgeousness!

We were lucky enough to have the brilliant Pete Cranston acting as our 'official photographer'.   Pete spent most of the day, camera in hand, capturing the essence of the fair on film and, I think you'll agree, the results are pretty amazing!


I'm really thrilled to have some photos of my own Bristol Vintage table to add to the portfolio. 
The flowers are by the super-talented Kirstie of Ruby and the Wolf.

I can't tell you how much I love  Lisa Keating's beautiful corsetry and dresses.

Rose Popay hard at work on one of her fabulous creations!

Always innovative and exciting, Claire of  The Wilde Bunch excelled herself 
with a visual feast of flowers and greenery

Izzy, one of our beautiful models, wearing a gorgeous dress from Jessica Charleston

The eponymous Jacqui Jones of Miss Jones Lingerie surrounded by her amazing work!

Beautiful jewellery from the incredibly creative Lilygrace Originals.  
I'm slowly gaining my own collection from my favourite jeweller.

Knicker making kits & parties and amazing fabrics - at Flo Jo Boutique

Stunning wedding and boudoir photography from Morag at Documentary Image

It's no secret what a fan I am of Chocolate Delores - 
great to see everyone else enjoying these cakes so much!

These are just a taster - more photos to follow in a few days!