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So this time last week my mom and I were at the Eco Wedding Fair in Bristol – if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might have seen some pictures I took whilst we were there, but I wanted to share the day in full and also show you what my stall looked like.

Today I’ve got all the pictures from the wedding fair as captured by the talented Jennie Hill (who is utterly lovely, so definitely check her out if you’re looking for a wedding photographer).  I will have a follow up post to share my stall in more detail so keep an eye out for it.

It was wonderful to be part of the Eco Wedding Fair and to see the fruition of Riverstation’s Michelle and Sally’s hard work.  There were about 20 exhibitors in total and we had the beautiful upstairs room at Riverstation for our venue – seriously, the view of the harbour is incredible, I can see why it is so popular with brides and grooms.

The Eco Wedding Fair – Saturday 3rd November 2012

Take a look at these pretty goody bags that were given out to 100 lucky brides…

Eco Wedding Fair goody bags

There was champagne on hand as people arrived…

Champagne at the Eco Wedding Fair

Anemones and champagne

Vintage blue and green glass bottles filled with flowers on the Auntie’s Vintage China stall…

Vintage blue glass bottles with flowers

I love this idea from Sue at Auntie’s Vintage China for a wedding favour that doubles up as a place name – teacups potted up with succulents for your guests to take home…

Teacup wedding favour with succulent

Eco Wedding Fair

This is me and my mom behind my stall, telling everyone what I do here at The Natural Wedding Company

The Natural Wedding Company at the Eco Wedding Fair

My favourite vintage jelly moulds, upturned and filled with flickering tealights and displayed on an old wooden bread board…

Vintage jelly mould tealight holders

My ‘Bride’ badges which were designed by my sister Izzy Burton

Bride badges from The Natural Wedding Company

Part of my stall showcasing a few ideas…

The Natural Wedding Company at the Eco Wedding Fair

The everso dainty pink posie made by The Garden Gate Flower Company for my stall – I just love those delicate grasses and the fabric covered jam jar

Pink wedding posie from The Garden Gate Flower Company

Some of the beautiful bougainvillea petal confetti from Rosie at Bespoke Confetti – I love them in the newspaper cones (don’t miss out on this great offer currently running)…

Petal confetti from Bespoke Confetti

Eco Wedding Fair

The gorgeous stall from Red Bird Makes

Red Bird Makes at the Eco Wedding Fair

Colourful stripy paper straws

Very cute handmade photobooth props from Red Bird Makes

Photobooth props from Red Bird Makes

Red Bird Makes at the Eco Wedding Fair

Accessories from Red Bird Makes

Wouldn’t these pretty accessories made by Red Bird Makes be sweet gifts for your bridesmaids…

Bridesmaid accessories from Red Bird Makes

Handmade wedding details

Georgina from Pompon flowers had an incredible stall made from straw bales and was giving out buttonholes

Pompon Flowers

Beautiful green and white flowers and foliage from Pompon flowers – I particularly loved the selection of wheat and grasses…

Dahlias, ammi and green wheat

Pompon flowers at the Eco Wedding Fair

This is Margaret who runs Trees for Tomorrow, a TNWC recommended supplier, and her beautifully presented tree sapling wedding favours…

Trees for Tomorrow at the Eco Wedding Fair

Striking buttonholes and hairslides using peacock feathers and heather…

Peacock feather and heather buttonhole

Peacock feather and heather hairslide

A romantic arrangement of pink and lilac roses with succulents from Ivory Flowers

Rose and succulent floral arrangement

Vintage wooden tray of pansies

A pretty look using old metal teapots and jugs to display flowers for Edwardian inspired centrepieces…

Old metal teapots filled with flowers

The team from Riverstation were on hand to serve delicious canapes…

Seasonal wedding canapes

One of the loveliest ice cream carts I’ve come across, this beauty is from Copoazu and is powered by a rather beautiful mint green bike.  Plus, their ice cream is organic, extras include edible flowers, and they even do personalised wafers!

Copoazu at the Eco Wedding Fair

Ice cream cart for weddings

My stall was next to this dessert table from Riverstation that showcased just some of the desserts and cakes they could create for your wedding…

Riverstation cake table

In the pretty blue and purple stripe dress is Michelle from Riverstation, packaging up some sweet treats for a couple by the look of it…

Michelle from Riverstation at the Eco Wedding Fair

Pete Cranston Photography had a fab stall made from wooden crates and photos pegged onto a washing line…

Wedding photographs on a washing line

Pete Cranston Photography at the Eco Wedding Fair

Wooden crates and washing line

The wonderfully rustic stall from Babes in the Wood who offer alternative hen weekends, complete with twiggy frame covered in ivy

Babes in the Wood at the Eco Wedding Fair

Some of our visitors looking at the hessian wrapped tree sapling favours on the Trees for Tomorrow stall…

Eco Wedding Fair

We were also treated to some lovely music and some beautiful girls wearing a selection of wedding dresses and corsets from LK Bespoke Bridal

Eco Wedding Fair

Eco Wedding Fair

This beautiful slate sign was made for the Eco Wedding Fair by The Slate Boutique

Slate sign from The Slate Boutique

A pretty collection of dried golden wheat ears and mini pumpkins on display at the entrance to the wedding fair…

Seasonal wedding decorations


Rachel Goodchild who makes beautiful wedding stationery chatting to a visitor at her stall…

Rachel Goodchild at the Eco Wedding Fair

Eco Wedding Fair

Those little squares of cheescake on the right from Riverstation were divine…

Daffodils and cheesecake

A fab new company that I’m looking forward to following is The Vintage Sash Company – completely changed my opinion on chair sashes…

The Vintage Sash Company at the Eco Wedding Fair

Arch House Deli were there showing off their cheese wedding cakes and giving out samples of some of their cheeses…

Eco Wedding Fair

And finally, the lovely ladies from Ivory Flowers were showing people how to make buttonholes…

Wedding flowers at the Eco Wedding Fair

Eco Wedding Fair

I was also thrilled that a number of TNWC businesses called in at the Eco Wedding Fair – you can’t imagine how nice it is to meet those people I’ve spent so long emailing.  I got to meet Wendy from Organic Blooms, Nadine from Clavelshay Barn, Maria from Sorori Design and wedding photographer Jennie Hill.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed having a whistle-stop tour of the Eco Wedding Fair, of all the wedding fairs I’ve been to I think it’s had the nicest atmosphere and all the couples I spoke to were really sweet and looking for something a bit different for their wedding.  I hope they went away inspired and with lots of contacts for creating their wedding their way.

Images: Jennie Hill Photography


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