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Vintage Chic Wedding Fair comes to Stratford Upon Avon!

On Sunday 13th March, we held the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair at a new venue for us – the stunning Ettington Park Hotellocated in Stratford Upon Avon. The neo-gothic mansion provides the most luxurious surroundings and it suited our hand chose, high quality exhibitors perfectly.
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As well as having indoor suppliers within the beautiful hotel, we also were able to take advantage of the stunning grounds as we also had outdoor exhibitors which included vintage vehicles, the stunning Deckerdence bus bar marquee and the cutest caravan called Edna to help inspire any lovely brides-to-be looking to have an outdoor vintage wedding. It was great to see visitors enjoying these exhibitors in the spring sunshine!

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As well as helping our visitors with details such as photographers, wedding cakes, bridal hair and make-up, decorations and more, Boho Bride ran a Bridal catwalk show within the breathtaking long gallery. Bookcase lined walls, stained glass windows and imposing stone fireplaces – it was the perfect setting to show off such elegant vintage dresses.
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Live music was provided by the D Day Dolls and the classical Nero String Quartet throughout the day which really helped to create a vintage feel all day!
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We were pleased to see so many of attend the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair in Stratford Upon Avon and to see how many of received practical and inspiration advice from a number of exhibitors. The Vintage Chic Wedding Fair is all about you getting inspired for your wedding day! Thank you to everyone who came along whether visiting or exhibiting!

Our next fair will be something a little different! We’ll be holding a Festival Chic Wedding Fair on Sunday 15th May 2016 to help all of you brides and grooms looking to have a festival, garden party, boho, tipi or marquee inspired wedding.

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Behind The Scenes of Ghostly Shoot

We recently took to Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon, with some of our wonderful suppliers, and had a ‘Ghostly Wedding’ photoshoot.

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Our thought behind the photoshoot was to create a ghostly feel with a touch of vintage elegance, to help brides of today with some inspiration, which is why Ettington Park Hotel was the perfect location. The exterior of hotel really has a Gothic yet English Country House feel to it and the inside feels rather grand with the beautiful staircase, high ceilings and vintage interior running throughout. Ettington Park Hotel reportedly being one of the most haunted hotels in Britan made it even more of a perfect location as it really helped us to capture the eerie feel we were looking to create. It seems the makers of 1963 film The Haunting also took advantage of the Gothic hotel as it was the location for the horror film.

We really took advantage of the beautiful location as we used both the interior and exterior of the location to capture the ghostly yet vintage feel we had in mind. We did a full range of shots including some ‘serious ghostly’ shots which our fabulous model Katie did a great job of; I’m not sure how she kept such a straight face sometimes with us all giggling around her! Being the true professional she is, Katie even carried on posing as the perfect ‘Ghostly bride’ whilst standing outside in the frosty January weather in just a corset dress.

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Our day shooting at Ettington Park Hotel was truly amazing; the stunning location really helped us to bring our vision alive. It is such a beautiful location that some of the suppliers intending to drop items off were so drawn in by Ettington Park Hotel that they ended up staying for the whole day! This was a really great opportunity for more creative minds to work together.

By the end of the long day, we created and captured some beautiful shots, ready to give modern brides some inspiration for their special day. We think it’s important that shoots are looked to for snippets of inspirations to which they can be personalised. A bride should never be concerned about their wedding not looking as good as the ones they see in the magazines – shoots are there for brides to pick and choose from! Having kept this thought in mind, it allowed us to have a lot of fun with a shoot and do something a bit different.

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While the Vintage Chic Wedding Fairs are something we love to organise – especially with them being so much fun – styling and organising photoshoots are a true highlight of the job. Being able to work closely with suppliers and exhibitors provides more time for interaction between the Vintage Chic Wedding team and our wonderful suppliers/exhibitors, which isn’t as easy to do at our busy fairs.

We would just like to thank everyone who took part within the photoshoot; especially our model Katie and Sarah from Nellie Photography who helped to keep us keep on track throughout the day with her super directing skills.

Take a look at our behind the scenes film from Nicola Joy – https://vimeo.com/1517654

For all images of the photoshoot – https://uk.pinterest.com/chic0498/ghostly-vintage-wedding-photoshoot/ 

Our next Vintage Chic Wedding fair is taking place in Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon on Sunday 13th March. You can purchase your tickets for £2.50 each online: http://www.vintagechicweddingfair.co.uk/tickets.php

Credit

Venue – Ettington Park Hotel

Photography – Nellie Photography

Flowers – Country Wild

Wedding Cake – The Sugared Rose

Decor – M Style

Stationery – Good Egg

Hair and Make-Up – Sarah Russell Vintage Hair and Make-Up

Props – Pillows and Procelain

Bridal Accessories – Thomasina Brides

Dress and Tiara Supplier – Boho Bride – Dress is Lovely Lizzie by Terry Fox

Model – Katie Sheldon

Large Candelabras – Set The Scene

Styling and Organising – Vintage Chic Wedding Fair

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Vintage Chic Wedding Fair comes to Leamington Spa!

On Sunday 28th February, Vintage Chic Wedding Fair made its way to the Royal Pump Rooms situated in the heart of Leamington Spa.

We welcomed over 30 hand chosen, creative and super stylish exhibitors who spent the day helping our 106 Brides plan their vintage inspired wedding day. From beautiful flowers to chic fascinators, unique bouquets to elegant bridal gowns and vintage music from The Glamophones to make-up, we had it all.

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As well as helping Brides with the finer details for their big day, we also took to the Jephsons Gardens where we held our Bridal Catwalk show. Royal Leamington Spa Venues also run events at the spectacular Jephsons Brasserie within the gardens, as well in the Royal Pump Rooms. The gardens really have to be seen to be believed and we were lucky enough to hold our catwalk within the Brasserie, which overlooked the beautiful garden. With help from our suppliers M Style Creations and Elegantly Finished Events, the catwalk looked very elegant.

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The elegant dresses showcased at our Bridal Catwalk, supplied by Boho Bridesuited our vintage inspired fair perfectly. A range of Boho Bride’s wedding gowns and accessories from top British designers were modelled, including 50s tea length dresses and light floating boho styled dresses. Our lovely models also walked down the aisle with unique bouquets provided by Bouquet Chic Unique and Lisa Drinkwater FlowersCrawford and Jayne’s had also done a really great job with the hair and make-up.

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Throughout the event, Vintage Wedding DJ really helped to create a vintage feel as they took us back in time with some great vintage music.

Thank you to everyone who had attended the fair in Leamington Spa! We were really pleased with how many of you enjoyed the event, and we are super happy with how many people we were able to help. With a number of exhibitors in one place, the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair is a great place to get some vintage inspiration for your wedding day. If you didn’t get the chance to attend the event – worry not as we are coming to Stratford Upon Avon on Sunday 13th March.

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You can purchase tickets from our website – http://www.vintagechicweddingfair.co.uk/tickets.php

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