Well I don’t know about you but I pretty much love this time of year. Proper autumn vibes are kicking in AND it’s wedding fair season. One of our absolutely favourite events is back this season and you’re not going to want to miss it. On Sunday 29th October, The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair will be bringing the best unique and creative wedding ideas to County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames and trust us when we tell you, you’re not going to want to miss this. Clear your diary, call in sick, just do whatever it takes to be there.

Here’s Amelia, organiser of The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair to tell us more…

Tell us a little about The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair…

Quirky, Creative vintage-loving brides are in for a treat as the famous Miss Vintage Wedding Affair is rebranded and becomes The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair returning to the lovely County Hall, Kingston. Following numerous successful fairs in London and Surrey, catering for creative brides-to-be, this fair has a strong focus on couples as individuals providing beautiful products and bespoke services from the selected suppliers. County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames on Sunday 29th October 2017 from 11am until 4pm.

Planning a wedding should be a fun experience, the fair is designed to be a fun day out, with delicious treats 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.

What exhibitors will couples be able to meet at the fair?

This fair is well known for being a full vintage wedding experience. The first 400 brides to arrive at the fair will receive a goodie bag and then move upstairs to chat with our large selection of exhibitors. You can browse dresses, try cake, discuss stationery and get a feel for what might fit your wedding style or theme. Musicians such as Rosie from The Decatur Street Trio and our resident Dj Mr Tunes will provide entertainment throughout the day, and interactive stalls such as The Pop-Up Parlour run by Lucy Hayward and Catherine Bailey will give brides the opportunity to relax, be pampered and try out styles for their big day. A Tearoom run by Feast London will be on hand to tempt brides with a lunch menu of nutritious, mouth-watering food and a glass of fizz in the vintage tea room.

We hear there’s delicious food and drink available too. Tell us more please!

A Tearoom run by Feast London will be on hand to tempt brides with a lunch menu of nutritious, mouth-watering food and a glass of fizz in the vintage tea room. We might even have a secret bar…shh!

What do couples get from visiting The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair that they won’t get if they just plan online?

Couples get to see if they click with the suppliers, they can chat in an unpressurised way, that is even more informal than a booked consultation. They will be able to see the high quality of the work that is produced, rather than browsing styled images online. But most importantly they can talk about their ideas to people who will be able to bring their vision to life. How cool is that!

What inspires and motivates you when you’re putting the event together?

I get bored easily and there are an awful lot of very visually boring weddings and I hate to say it suppliers out there. What motivates me is t show and inspire others that your wedding doesn’t have to be boring. It can be an amazing reflection of the couple and their relationship. I also really want to champion crafts people and promote cottage industry.

What are your top tips for visitors to get the most from their time at the fair?

  1. Come wearing minimal make-up, You might want to try things on or try out a hair or make-up look.
  2. With this in mind come wearing a light coloured top.. it will give you an idea of colours etc.. that would be good to work with (That’s unless you plan on wearing black, red or dark green-we love those brides!)
  3. Set up a wedding email address. This way you won’t worry about giving out your email address when entering competitions etc…
  4. Be clear about your budgets with suppliers. That way they no best how to help you with the budget that you have.
  5. Don’t skimp on your wedding photography budget. I can’t stress this enough. When the day is over the photographs are the thing that will be treasured for the years to come.

Do we need to buy tickets in advance? Where can we get those?

For tickets visit creativeboutiqueweddingfair.com. Tickets are £3 in advance or £4 cash on the day

Can you sum up what makes The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair so special in five words?

Amazing suppliers for Creative Couples!

Finally, what’s your motto at The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair?

…Go Creative or Go Home!

Yay! Thanks so much Amelia, it’s been great having you with us (and we LOVE these images too!). If you’d like to find out more about The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair and, most importantly, bag your tickets in advance, now’s the time to hop on over to the website!

Credits:

Photography by Lex – Fleming Photography
Styling and Direction Amelia – The Creative Boutique Wedding Fair
Bridal Separates – Rose Joyce Bridal Design
Vintage dress – Days of Grace
Flowers –  Muscari Whites
Hair and Make-up – Rachel from Make up in Orangeries
Calligraphy & Painted Backdrop – Ruth Noonan
Jewellery – Addy’s Vintage
Model – Leona Clarke
Venue – County Hall

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