Sunday, 27 March 2011

Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair - Exhibitors

So one week on from the wedding fair and I have finally managed to sort through the piles of photo's from the wedding fair. There were so many talented traders and beautiful stalls that it has been hard to pick pictures to put up on the blog (at some point I promise to sort myself out on flikr so all the pictures can be on show) so for now i'm just going to a small selection some of my favourites;

this belongs to a lovely lady called Cleo who owns a little vintage boutique in Clifton Arcade

I KNOW!!!!

The Handmade Corset Co. - the things these ladies can do with boning...

The Wild Bunch - this stand was so vibrant and delicate all at the same time
I also absolutely loved Vivian of Holloway and Pop Up Parlour but sadly didn't get any pictures worthy enough to put on line.

I would love to go through and list everyone who was there but it would be quicker to check out previous Bristol Vintage bogs!
Everyone there had something special to offer and I hope everyone has had some success come their way - they all deserve it.


Monday, 21 March 2011

...First Fair

This is how it looked on the day;

lovely one of the stall - iffy one of me - apologies!
The immensley helpful and talented people at Bristol Vintage arranged the models and they really do look fab in the dresses (but of course they are excellent dresses!) and using Bristol Zoo as the venue was an excellent idea, it worked really well.

It really was a brilliant day and so, so busy, once the people started coming they didn't seem to stop. We would definitely do another one. And now for a bit of a rest, you shall just have to wait for part 3 I need a cup of tea and a sit down!

Preparation for a Wedding Fair...

This Sunday was our first wedding fair and it was a truly lovely experience, traders and customers a like were enthusiastic and generous about what we at The Hand Made Wedding Co. are trying to achieve.
So what I would like to do today is actually is a bit of a "how to" in relation to the preparation side and then a separate blog with pictures of how the stand looked on the day (later in the week i'll put a post up with some pics of other traders at the fair - and oh my gosh there was some beautiful merchandise - but first I need to sort through the mass of pictures, so one thing at a time).

Step one - dress preparation;

Making sure all the dresses are clean, patched and pressed.

Step two - making the banner for display at the fair;

print out the letters on heat transfer paper - don't forget to print them in reverse

cut the letters out and place them where you want them - iron for around a minute each

once cooled peel the paper off

Step three - trial run;

Step four - last but not least, what to wear!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Before and After

Versie - you are right! Here is the before and after;
And if there's anything I can do to help you get your dream dress just let me know

1930's wedding dress remodelled

One of the dresses I had bought was beautiful but because of the silver thread running through it, it was also rusty. I made gallant efforts to remove the rust but it's been there so long it just was not budging, so instead I decided to remodel it to get rid of the worst bits and cover the speckles. Here are the results;

It's so simple but the fabric and the petal detail give it so much depth I didn't want to go overboard.

See you all at Bristol Vintage this Sunday

Friday, 4 March 2011

Spring has Sprung

So spring has sprung and I just couldn't resist wandering around the streets of south bristol with my camera snapping the flowers in all their glory. I know they are not the best pictures in the world but the sunshine and colours were too delightful top resist.
I hope you enjoy them as I much as I enjoyed taking them

 I love that summer is on its way