Friday, 23 December 2016


We are so happy Ruth is joining us as an exhibitor for this fair after being our official photographer earlier this year. 

Although not exhibiting at the last fair (as she had just become a new mummy to Elena), Ruth took photos of our exhibitors, their stands, the musicians, models and the general buzz of the day!  We loved how she managed to capture the fun of the day in such a relaxed and unobtrusive way and this is exactly what she will do on your big day!

Whether your'e getting married in a stately home, a tipi, a church or hotel, Ruth offers a quality and affordable service with a relaxed, friendly and professional approach to capture all those special moments. 

Although based in Bristol, Ruth has shot weddings as far away as Poland and Thailand so will travel to pretty much any location! She will work closely with you to capture and produce your choice of formal and informal photographs. It's so important that you feel at ease with the kind of photographs taken and how many!

Ruth will go through the different wedding packages that she offers, each one being tailored to suit you and your personalities.

M: 07779 008245

Monday, 12 December 2016


I have been slightly obsessed with The Wedding Reporter for several years. Brought up on romantic black and white films, I've always felt that those perfect moments in your life should somehow be recorded, so I love photography and video but The Wedding Reporter captures every important part of your day in the most magical medium of words!

Imagine the book of YOU and your big day! I'll let Franky, The Wedding Reporter herself, explain: "The Wedding Reporter is a truly bespoke service turning beautiful weddings into literary gold dust to savour as a unique keepsake.  The report can be as flexible as you like, covering just certain elements of your wedding or a blow-by-blow description of the whole day!" 

Initially observing from the sidelines, as the day progresses The Wedding Reporter gets to know your guests and family and will build up a picture of who you are as well as capturing moments from your day that you may only glimpse - creating a lasting memory for you to keep forever.

Just reading their testimonials makes me teary and I think, if you love words and are a romantic, this unique business is something you really can't miss.  I'm already talking to my husband about our 20th wedding anniversary and how important it is to have these memories in writing and just imagining our 50th anniversary and reading all about it all over again!

Come and meet Franky and find out just how wonderful memories of your day will be!


Friday, 9 December 2016


We're so looking forward to having Rose Popay, the Wedding Painter, back with us at next year's fair.  She's a total one-off and an amazing addition to any wedding.

If you're looking for something fun for your guests on the big day as well as a gift that they can contribute to, then Rose fits the bill.

On the day, Rose will rock up with her easel and paints and start work on her canvas, with the bride and groom as the central characters, introducing main features and encouraging your guests to join in, drawing each other or anything memorable from the day!

It's such a fantastic talking point and something your guests can contribute to resulting in a lasting memory which will always remind you of your wedding day.

Rose can also add her own flair to hand drawn wedding maps which your guests will want to keep forever!

At the end of the day you will have a completed canvas showing all the magic and you can even use the image as a thank you card to guests!

With testimonials from the likes of Dawn Porter & Chris O'Dowd, Jill Mansell and Damien Hirst (whom she used to work alongside), you'll be in great company owning your very own Rose Popay.

And don't forget Rose takes other commissions too.  Last year she created a 'Popayspective' of one of my friends' homes as a gift for her husband ... and I'm thinking that might be on the cards as an anniversary present for my hubby!

When Rose was last at the fair, she painted a fabulous picture of the event, which she presented to me as a gift at the end of the day.  It now has pride of place in my home and, having sold Bristol Vintage, will always be a wonderful reminder of the fair.

Come and take a look at Rose in action on the 29th and I guarantee you'll want to commission her on the spot!

T: 07787 123 533

Sunday, 4 December 2016


When you decide you're getting married one of the first things you think about is letting people know, and sending out your Save the Date cards can sometimes be the first time you share the great news with your friends and family.  That's when you realise you need Retropress!

Retropress is the baby of Kate Clift, self-confessed stationery obsessive, with a passion for design and a conviction that your stationery says as much about you as your dress, flowers and venue.

We totally agree and you'll love the excitement of choosing something personal to you to spread the great news!

With a choice of their off the peg boutique collection or customer bespoke designs you can select the perfect style to suit you and your big day. 

Kate and her team cover every aspect of your stationery needs but we particularly love her coasters - the perfect keepsake for all guests and great fun!

Come and meet Kate to talk about all your stationery needs and we promise you, you'll be hooked!


Monday, 28 November 2016


We're thrilled to welcome back Emma Norton Wedding Flowers to this year's fair. Emma's beautiful, romantic, fairytale flowers are every bride's dream.

Having worked with flowers since she was a teenager, Emma's experience and eye for detail are second to none. With so many years' experience Emma realised her real passion lay in weddings and so created her business to specialise in working on weddings so is committed to making your big day as beautiful as possible.

Emma will work closely with you to ensure your flowers are distinctive and unique to you. She loves hearing your ideas and you'll work in partnership on your themes, colours and styles to create the perfect designs from your bouquet  to the accessories, table arrangements and venue flowers.

With her calm, relaxed manner and total professionalism you'll feel in safe hands with Emma.  Take a peek at her news and testimonials to see and hear from real life couples who've loved working with her.

You'll adore Emma's beautiful blooms at the wedding fair and she's really looking forward to meeting you and telling you about her passion for flowers.

T: 0117 9625987
M: 07891 308540


Friday, 25 November 2016


We're really excited to introduce our latest new exhibitor to the fair.  If your idea of heaven is a romantic, elegant accessory, then you'll want to visit  I Do Vintage Bridal's stand.

Adah Wellman is the creative brains behind this lovely company, making bridal capes and specialising in feature capelets, perfect for the bride and her bridesmaids.

Each capelet is handmade to order to personal specification and can incorporate vintage pieces or heirlooms to create a truly unique capelet.  They can be finished with new or vintage trims, even incorporating heirlooms, so you have your 'something old' as well as a truly unique piece.

Some brides also have capelets for their bridesmaids in a feather that compliments the theme or colour of the wedding. These make beautiful gifts for as they will love wearing them again.  

Take a peek at Adah's happy brides and what they have to say and you'll be very tempted. I know I am! 



Tuesday, 22 November 2016


Matt and Joe, the two halves of Always You Photography each bring their own unique talents to their work, marrying traditional photographic techniques with a more contemporary reportage style.

Their work blends a washed-out style, perfect for vintage weddings, with high-end editing techniques to deliver quality pictures capturing all those special moments of your perfect day.

The duo love getting to know what makes you tick and thrive on building a great relationship with you as they know this is the key to making sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera, resulting in more relaxed and beautiful photos.

Knowing how much you have to think about on your big day, Matt and Joe aim to give you a service that delivers one less thing for you to worry about.  They will work closely with you in the run-up to your wedding to deliver a service you can truly trust and can rest assured your day will run as smoothly as possible.

They can also cover your engagement shoot so you have get to know them even better beforehand and how lovely to have your pre-wedding photos as well. Take a look at what their satisfied clients say about them and you'll be impressed.

Matt and Joe will be at the fair to show you their work and chat about what you need from a photographer on your big day.

In their own words ..."Your love is one of a kind, so let's get your story started ..." 
T: 07958 678256 

Sunday, 20 November 2016


We're so thrilled to have Vintage Button Bridal Designs joining us again for 2017.

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We fell in love with Clare Lloyd's designs the first time we saw them and I still can't walk past her stand without wishing I had an excuse to own every piece!

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The Vintage Button Bridal Designs collection features intricate and delicate bridal accessories and jewellery designed as stand alone pieces or with the option to combine adornments to create a more subtle or statement look.

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Her pieces include heirloom quality hair adornments, headpieces, jewellery and accessories designed and made entirely by hand by Clare herself with love and attention to the finest detail.

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Each piece is a small work of art, unashamedly romantic and feminine and perfect for the bride looking for something a little bit different.

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Take a look at her gallery to see even more stunning designs.

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Come and visit Clare's stand at the fair and we guarantee you won't be able to resist!

Monday, 14 November 2016


Just hearing the name Xanthe Ivory makes me think of a romantic heroine and, as the owner of Ivory Flowers, Xanthe is in the perfect job to know all about romance.

It's lovely reading the Ivory Flowers' website as her passion for her work shines through and the lovely words of clients confirm how much she and her team love working on weddings.

Growing up in the beautiful Somerset countryside, Xanthe's imagination was captured by the natural blooms, stunning woodlands and endless fields and she developed a pastime of flower pressing (to award-winning standards!)

After training as a florist, Xanthe settled in Bristol and became a mainstay of the Tobacco Factory, where I met her when my husband treated me to some of her wonderful flowers.  Since then she's joined forces with chocolatier Zara and the pair now own a glorious shop in Southville providing beautiful flowers & divine chocolates to the lucky people of South Bristol.

Come and chat with Xanthe at our Fair and you'll be charmed by her laid-back style as well as her knowledge and love of flowers and foliage.

T: 0117 9533892