The Natural Wedding Company stall at the Eco Wedding Fair

On Saturday I shared Jennie Hill’s lovely photos from the Eco Wedding Fair (you can see it all here), and today I’ve got my pictures of my stall and a few more details about how I decorated it. Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration for your wedding or just an autumn or winter celebration you might be planning.

We arrived at Riverstation in Bristol at about 9am and first we had to: unpack a number of boxes of what at first glance probably looked like a pile of junk, carry two heavy buckets of sand up a flight of stairs, and manoeuvre a bundle of 7ft long bamboo canes.  I was so pleased that the other exhibitors had equally quirky bootfuls for their stalls!

Rustic wedding decorations

My mom and I had two hours to set up before visitors started arriving, so here’s what I did with the mottley collection of items.  I used a pair of curtains to cover my table – they are a rather fun botanical print style curtain with what looks like horse chestnut leaves on them, and they ended up working in perfectly with that autumn feel I was going for.

Autumn leaf curtain tablecloth

The two metal buckets of sand went either side of the table and they held some of my bamboo canes – apologies this is the best picture I have which shows the bamboo canes and bunting

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Slate heart sign

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

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The Natural Wedding Company 'bride' badges

If you’re reading this on Saturday 3rd November 2012 then I am busying myself on my stall at the Eco Wedding Fair in Bristol.  I’ve been pretty excited about this day, not only because I love getting out and about in the world of weddings, but because this is the first ‘eco’ or ‘green’ wedding fair in quite a few years.

Just some of the post that’s been arriving from TNWC businesses…

I’m really hopeful that I’ll get to meet a couple of TNWC readers (so if you’re going please do come and say hi) and some new brides-to-be who haven’t yet been to the website.  With regards to what my stall looks like, as I write this I’m still not sure!  I’m pretty certain that other wedding fair exhibitors have planned theirs out weeks in advance…me on the other hand, well, my stall is currently a jumble of of ideas in my head and a car that looks like I’m going to a carboot sale not a wedding fair.

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Eco Wedding Fair

It has been a long time since the last green or eco wedding fair was held in the UK, so I am utterly delighted to be sharing details of an upcoming one being hosted by one of our TNWC wedding venuesRiverstation in Bristol.  This is the first Eco Wedding Fair to be held in the South West and looks set to showcase some fantastic regional businesses.

Organised by Riverstation’s wedding co-ordinator, Michele Jetzer (who scooped UK’s Best Wedding Co-ordinator at the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards) the Eco Wedding Fair will bring together an exciting range of likeminded exhibitors – from organic cakes to alternative transport providers, and vintage crockery hire to florists growing their own blooms.

Wedding sign

The Eco Wedding Fair also promises fashion shows and handmade workshops for brides to get creative and make anything from flower buttonholes to wedding favours.  I’ve also been told there’s going to be goody bags for the first 100 brides to pre-register online (details below).

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