Sunday 20th October 2013
Battersea Arts Centre, The Grand Hall, Lavender Hill, Battersea,
London, SW11 5TN
Quirky, vintage-loving brides are in for a treat as the famous Miss Vintage Wedding Affair returns to London for a fourth run. Following three successful fairs catering for creative brides-to-be, the fourth Miss Vintage Wedding Affair will be held at Battersea Arts Centre on Sunday 20th October 2013 from 11am until 4pm. If you can’t attend the autumn event then there will be another spring fair at BAC on the 30th March.
The fair, run by vintage-enthusiast and fine artist, Amelia Barnes, has become renowned for it’s focus on high-quality and original suppliers offering handmade wedding services with a focus on stylish, contemporary vintage. Many of the wedding industry’s most talented and unique suppliers are already confirmed on the exhibitors list, including Annamarie Stepney Photography, Beaubuttons, Love Art Wear Art shoes, Vintage Floral Teas, Fiona Kelly Photography, Lindsay Fleming and many more. With so many original vintage wedding dresses and bespoke designers it’s the place to find your dress.
Organiser, Amelia Barnes says: “I wanted to provide something to brides that couldn’t just be ordered off the internet or bought off the peg. Much of what was offered to me for my own wedding was part of a package or mass produced with high pressure sales techniques involved and lacking in the quality and craftsmanship I was after. In the end, I made everything myself – and exhausted myself in the process!”
She adds: “I hand pick the suppliers for Miss Vintage Wedding Affair to ensure quality and originality, so that brides can come and talk to the person who will make their wedding dress, see samples of goods up close and discuss their own wedding with an expert who can tailor their services to meet brides’ needs. In short, it’s for brides who want something inspired and a little bit special.”
In addition to it’s list of creative exhibitors, Miss Vintage Wedding Affair is well known for being a full vintage wedding experience. The first 400 brides to arrive at the fair will receive a goodie bag, filled with exciting gifts. Musicians such as The Vintage DJ, Vintage Rose Lancaster and Chris Ward Guitarist will provide entertainment throughout the day, and interactive stalls such as Lucy Lou’s Pop-Up Parlour will give brides the opportunity to relax, be pampered and try out styles for their big day. There will also be an amazing interactive photo-booth installation by Rhapsody Road Photography.
London caterers, FEAST, will be on hand to tempt brides with a full lunch menu of nutritious, mouth-watering food for lunch and afternoon tea and a glass of bubbly in the vintage tea room.
Amelia says: “Planning a wedding should be a fun experience, and Miss Vintage Wedding Fair is designed to be a fun day out, with healthy and delicious meals available and plenty of time to relax and chat to suppliers without feeling tired, hungry or pressured. We want our brides to feel at home and to get the most out of the day – to come away feeling energised and inspired.”
Tickets are £3 on the door and are also available to purchase in advance online.
To interact with the Miss Vintage Wedding Affair on social media, please follow @MsVintageAffair on Twitter or visit Miss Vintage Wedding Affair on Facebook
All images provided by Rhapsody Road Photography
Festival Brides xx