*Please note the ticket giveaway is now closed 29/08/12*
White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair is returning to the historic Stockport Town Hall on Sunday 7th October 2012 from 11am until 4pm. The second of its kind, the wedding fair looks set to be bigger and better, providing a fuller vintage experience for brides with over 50 independent bridal suppliers.
The original fair took place in February and showcased over 40 North West bridal suppliers and hosted an amazing competition to ‘Win your dream wedding’ worth over £2,000! New additions to the October wedding fair include a Victorian Gin Parlour serving G&T’s in teacups, an exclusive wedding dress catwalk show from bridal boutique The White Closet, and a unique opportunity for brides to get involved in the ‘Bridal Boot Sale’.
White Memoirs ‘Bridal Boot Sale’ will offer brides the chance to sell their pre-owned wedding items such as clothing, accessories, and decor from their big day. A ‘Bridal Boot’ table has recently been snapped up by vintage gurus Matt Nickson and Annabel Holland of Vintage 78 Gramaphone DJs, who will be celebrating their wedding day in September at the stunning Victoria Baths.
Photo: Katy Lunsford Photography
The wedding fair hopes to host over 50 independent bridal suppliers, ranging from venue stylists, antique jewellers, vintage hen parties, bespoke dress and accessory designers, classic cars, creative crafters, whimsical wedding favours, and of course scrumptious cake makers!
In addition, select exhibitors will be running interactive craft workshops giving brides-to-be a wonderful opportunity to take home a little memento. Bethany Jane Davies of The Vintage Beauty Parlour will also be providing free vintage beauty taster demos to promote her hen party and bridal services.
White Memoirs is showcasing some never-seen-before exhibitors such as ‘An Era of Experience’ Vintage Hen Parties, a brand new business venture formed by the collaboration of four local bridal businesses. Bridal accessories designer, Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe will also be revealing her third bespoke collection at the fair.
White Memoirs will also be running another exclusive wedding competition with a wedding prize worth over £1,000 – the lucky bride will be announced at the fair. The first 50 brides that register for the fair will also receive a free goodie bag filled with promotional offers and gifts from White Memoirs exhibitors.
Stockport Town Hall is the perfect setting for the event and is a unique and historical venue known affectionately as “The Wedding Cake” due to its white facade and its beautifully designed tiered clock tower, crowning the entrance way to this Grade 2 listed building.
Get your free ticket
*29/08/12 – all 20 tickets have now been claimed*
Rachael is generously giving away 20 free tickets to readers of The Natural Wedding Company – if you’d like to get one then simply leave a comment below saying I’d love a ticket to White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair! including your email address in the box provided. The first 20 people to leave a comment will receive a free ticket to the wedding fair.
Pebble in the Pond – provide gorgeous array of decorations and details to hire or buy. Their unique selection includes vintage crockery and glassware hire, beautiful linens, chair sashes, bunting, birdcages and beautiful personalised wedding favours such as lavender seeds and goats milk soaps. Part of The Natural Wedding Company directory.
Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe – is all about handmade, bespoke accessories for the modern, vintage inspired bride, including headpieces, garters, shoe clips, ring pillows and lucky horse shoes. Part of The Natural Wedding Company directory.
Dolly Millinery – 1950’s inspired hats available for bespoke orders and also a ready to wear collection.
Selina Campbell – contemporary jewellery designer and Silversmith creating handmade modern designs for the unique bride.
Wedding Stationery, Favours, Invites
GS Crafts – quality, bespoke wedding stationary created by a family run business.
Vintage Twee – handmade table decor created out a passion for tea, classic romance and literature.
Doodlelove – a designer and illustrator who loves to create stationery with personality. Doodlelove was inspired by her own upcoming wedding, long bike rides in the sun, steaming brews in china cups and doodling in my favourite cafe.
Lucy Greenhill Photography – capturing fabulous weddings from a fashion perspective! With an impressive fashion orientated portfolio Lucy will ensure your wedding day photographs are both personable yet edgy!
Claire Basiuk Photography – every couple and every wedding is different, Claire thrives on showing the personality of both through her images. Capturing your special day discretely, ensuring those memories can be shared with others for years to come.
Dotmoxee – photography duo specialising in creative, vintage style photography.
Foley Photography – a husband and wife team who’s passion for photography will capture the real story of your day with timeless images.
The White Closet – West Didsbury’s premier bridal boudiour will be showcasing their A/W 2012 collection as White Memoirs exclusive catwalk exhibitor.
Melanie James Bridal – a gorgeous independent Bridal Boutique, designing our own collection of handmade haute couture wedding dresses. Packed with all things delicate & dainty.
Helen Du Prez – beautiful quirky handmade dresses with a touch of retro glamour! Whoever said the bride had to wear white?
Rose and Lee Vintage Living – Rose and Lee is a small family run business located in Manchester, aiming to offer an eclectic mix of antique, vintage and shabby chic furniture and homeware accessories to complement your home.
Inspirit Interiors – the most perfectly personal wedding gift! Pre-loved furniture lovingly restored by Manchester based interior designer. Part of The Natural Wedding Company directory.
Wedding Cakes and other Baked Treats
Stuart Thornley Cake Design – Stuart Thornley Cake Design is based in Dukinfield, Cheshire, producing homemade and award winning cakes, cupcakes, favours & other treats for weddings, civil partnerships, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events. Everything is homemade from scratch, fresh for every order, using tried and tested family recipes. They have a range of unique and delicious cake flavours on offer, with new special flavours each month.
Pin-Ups in Pinnies – offer an authentic 1950’s experience to add thst splash of vintage glamour to any wedding! Offering a range of cupcakes (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and cake pops served by our stunning pin-ups in authentic 50’s uniforms.
Wonderland Cakes – wonderfully, wacky wedding cakes from a local Stockport baker! Wonderland Cakes only use the finest of quality ingredients so every cake tastes as good as it looks. They also cater for diabetic, gluten and wheat free requirements.
Vintage Hair and Make-up
Bethany Jane Davies & The Vintage Beauty Parlour – vintage makeup and hair stylist who will be prepping our beautiful models for the Vintage Bridal Catwalk!
Blush Rose Events – Clare Evers is renowned for her elegant wedding flower couture and decorations. Clare’s reputation for impressive design is complimented with her eye for the smallest detail, love of colours and all that inspires her which can be from a simple vase of wild flowers to the English country garden.
Hummingbird Flowers – offer a bespoke service for all your wedding needs. Whether your style is classic, contemporary or vintage, we cater for all tastes and will work with you to ensure that you receive exactly what you want, and deserve, on your special day.
Kiki De Ville – burlesque inspired jazz singer. Kristianne will be performing throughout the wedding fair!
Vintage 78 Gramophone DJ’s – intent on bringing some of the Century’s greatest music back to the masses. Playing LIVE music throughout the day from 1910 through to the late 1950’s.! Jazz/Swing/Rock n Roll.
Zoe Chiotis – beautiful, soulful singer based in Manchester. “I sing, write songs and play my guitars. My inspiration comes from emotion, unusual noises and the desire to express myself through more than words alone.”
White Memoirs Vintage Wedding Fair – Sunday 7th October 2012
Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport SK1 3XE
11am – 4pm
Entrance costs £3
For exhibitors: Exhibiting tables cost £80 for a single, £130 for a double, and £30 for a Bridal Boot Sale table. To book a table please contact Event Organiser, Rachael Adams at email@example.com.