Thursday, 15 December 2011

A Curious Wedding Fair 2012

A couple of years back, when I made the decision to step into the world of weddings, I did a bit of research around the wedding fairs.  I nearly gave up on the idea! I'm sure they appeal to many, but I found them soulless, faceless, and frankly depressing.  Carbon copy weddings of fairytale princesses and limos. Ok, so maybe I'm being harsh - but when you see what The Most Curious Wedding Fair has to offer you may get where I'm coming from!
Think stunning, one off, vintage dresses and veils. Invites and cake toppers hand illustrated by art graduates. Wild flowers in bell jars and individually sourced vintage crockery.  Visionary wedding stylists. Amazing, free thinking, hairstylists and make up artists. Fashion shows and tea rooms. And a tattoo artist who will be brandishing the gun on the day... you get the idea!
Becky Hoh-Hale threw her first Curious Wedding Fair last year, and as I had no portfolio to show I offered to shoot the event rather than have a stall.  I had a great day, got some fun shots, and made a few really good friends. So I was so honoured to be asked this time around to shoot the promos. Becky pulled together an amazing team of creatives who I now want to work with every damn day (see below) - we laughed a lot and swore a lot (mostly with excitement) and generally had the best day!  Love you all xx
So here are a few shots from the day. I hope to see you at the fair, this time around I get to hold a stall at both the Norwich (11 Feb) and London (31 March) shows so please *please* come say hello.  And if you think you fit the bill and want to join the parade, email Becky on ...quick! x

Credit where credit's due : 

Organiser, visionary, and general coolest kid on the block Becky Hoh-Hale @ A Most Curious Party
Curious Party intern and creator of the amazing paper cut Gemma Goodwin
Beautiful venue The Bell Jar
Hair Francesca @ The Egg
Vintage wedding dresses Antidote and Goldfinches
Menswear Lovering vintage fashion courtesy of Norwich Market
Flowers, including the stunning head garland Clare Robinson @ Love Blooms
Cake!! by Victoria Gadsdon @ Victoria's Kitchen
Stunning feather headdress by the recently graduated but so-ho-ho talented Amie Farr
Cake topper and labels by illustrator extraordinaire Kate Seaward @ I Like Pens
Models Aurora Cotten-Mckean and Matthew Gadd @ Power Models and Olivia Watkiss @ Sandra Reynolds
Additional models the lovely Alex whom we dragged from the street and could barely speak a word of English, but totally pulled it out of the bag and whom we all secretly loved... and Sarah, the most stunning barmaid in Norwich!