Monday, 29 February 2016


Do you like the idea of designing your own wedding dress but are on a tight budget?  Would you like something sassy and stylish yet individual to you?  Well Cornflower Blue may be just what you've been looking for! 

Whether you've been handed down a dress that you would like to put your own individual stamp on or have your eye on a vintage dress that you want to work for you, Cornflower Blue can help.   Author of sewing and reworking how-to book 'Thrifty Style', Janine Chisholm Sullivan (recently married herself), feels that she now has a head start on understanding the needs of a bride, the groom, her bridesmaids and her guests. 

Passionate about styling and clothing Janine brings her background of fashion, television and theatre to her work to create something completely unique to you.

Janine's vintage wedding dress worn by the original owner
Janine on her wedding day in her up cycled dress
The back of Janine's beautiful up cycled dress

Tel: 07943 410368


We're so pleased that Jo Hansford Photography are able to join us again for this year's fair.  Jo & her husband Nic have such a lovely, relaxed style and their stunning pictures speak for themselves.  Not only do they take amazing wedding photographs, but they are also have a way with animals as you'll see from the links below.  In fact Jo took the most wonderful photos of my dogs, which I really cherish.  Over to Jo to tell you a bit about them and their work (and thanks to Jo for her lovely words about the Fair!)

"We were over the moon when Ali and the Bristol Vintage team asked us to exhibit at the upcoming show this March. For us, this show has always encompassed everything a wedding fair should be, from its collection of inspirational, quality suppliers, to its beautiful location on the edge of Clifton village, and its fantastic atmosphere and organisation, all brought together in the capable hands of Ali Cook and co.

Our style encompasses natural, informal photography, with an element of more classical imagery and direction from us, to ensure we capture the best from any location and couple. Nic & I have been working together since 2004, capturing over 350 weddings from all over the UK as well as Italy and Spain. We combine our two styles to offer our couples an amazing blend of images as a memory of their wedding day. My first love has always been natural light, creating soft and beautiful images, Nic adds in a more technical element with a passion for lighting and dramatic shots. As a duo, we are always keen to get to know our couples, their style and taste, as much as possible, to make each wedding capture as unique and personal as possible.

In the last few years, we have  been busy introducing a new element into our work, capturing our "four legged friends", horses and dogs. In our relatively short time working in this field, we have been commissioned by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera (, have captured the British eventing legends Mary and Emily King jumping furniture on their horses (!), and travelled to the Isle of Skye to photograph the "Homecoming" event with HRH Princess Anne, celebrating and promoting the rare breed the Skye Terrier.

If you have any other "family" - horses, dogs, cats, sheep, would like included in your wedding photoshoot, we both love doing something new and different!

You can look through our wedding, equine and canine work on our site here:

Sunday, 28 February 2016


'And the Children Came Too' is a fabulous new company created by a husband and wife team who wanted the opportunity to bring their own personality, professionalism and imagination into creating a unique event business of their own.

From a children's area at your wedding to a full-on children's party, they offer a completely flexible bespoke service and can work with all budgets and imaginations. From an hour's circus workshop and prop hire, through a small tent filled with dress up, to a big stage area in The Enchanted Pavilion with working microphone and a spotlight - whatever your children's party wish, 'And The Children Came Too' can fulfil it!  With an event production background and experience in many fields including events and festivals, nothing is too much trouble, including lighting and sound!

In their own words "Inspired by the little people in our lives, we will curate a beautiful space at your event that is wholesome, fun and powered by the children's imagination".

And, as a special treat, for the child in each of us, they're bringing along their vintage rocking horse, Megan, on the 13th and I, for one, can't wait to meet all of them!

Tel: 07917 524444

Saturday, 27 February 2016


If you're looking for a gorgeously romantic wedding dress that makes you feel like a million dollars then take a peek at LK Bespoke Bridal's website and you'll be in heaven!  

Every piece of Lisa Keating's work is genuinely created by hand at her studio outside Bristol.  Lisa works closely with her clients to create bridal wear unique to the personality and style of the bride, creating exclusive made to measure gowns, bodices and corsets, whether you want vintage, classic, elegant and chic or theatrical and outrageous.

With over 30 years designing and making wedding gowns, her workshop is a fantasy of silk, lace and tulles from four of the best UK fabric suppliers and Lisa offers the sort of personal service you've always dreamed about.

As well as her stunning bridal wear, Lisa will also be exhibiting hand-tailored waistcoats at the fair, so there's something for the groom too!  Come and meet Lisa on the 13th - you won't be disappointed!

LK Bespoke Bridal
Tel: 01394 830042 (Studio)
Mob: 07984 896732

Friday, 26 February 2016


Introducing to you, the wonderful ‘The Supers’, new to this year's fair, with an array of music to delight your ears.  Offering wedding and function entertainment they provide perfect music for every occasion. From Jazz, Swing and Soul, to Funk, Pop and Motown there will be something for everyone. Lead singer Molly King has a voice to die for, as she croons away to classic ‘50’s ballads, as well as upbeat swing hits.

The Supers can provide a range of entertainment from an intimate Jazz Duo, to a  fantastic 7-piece Funk Band, and can be available for the entirety of your event – to gently sing the bride down the aisle, or get the party rocking with hit covers on the dancefloor in the evening. The Supers can also offer DJ music for dance fillers in between their live music, a full PA system, which can be used during the day for speeches, as well as a full lighting set to add visual delight to the already buzzing atmosphere.

With a highly impressive resume, the musicians of the Supers are sure to be a hit with your guests having worked with the likes of Jools Holland, Hans Zimmer, U2 and Marcella Detroit amongst many others.

We at Bristol Vintage are “super” excited to hear them perform for all of us attending the fair in the afternoon, and you should be too! For a sneak preview check out their website.

The Supers
Tel: 07974138739