Friday 29 March 2013

Most Curious Wedding Fair London - so far!

So now just 3 weeks to go we can fill you in on the latest exhibitor list for A Most Curious Wedding Fair SS2013 LONDON. The Truman Brewery will be a feast for every sense with this uber cool array of creative and design-led pack of suppliers we have found especially for the style savvy bride and grooms.

Just beautiful, beautiful wedding dresses! created by Finnish designer Minna Hepburn Inspired by her love for vintage clothing, her label is now stocked around the world and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Red, Women’s Wear Daily and Easy Living. British Fashion Council awarded mentoring for her Autumn/Winter 2010 collection and most recently she won the Elle Style Awards 2011 in Finland.

Francesca Mey
Destination Wedding Photographer based in London and Luxembourg, who loves fashion, food, music and is an ink art devotee (in her own words!) !

From her pieces being worn by Bo in The Voice final to the pages of Vogue, Kye Tew’s jewellery is cool answer to bridal jewellery Made from her workshop in Exeter, she converts vintage, antique and pre-loved items into unique, versatile designs bespoke for each customer.

The Shoreditch salon will be providing hair and make up trials and make overs for visitors on the day. Bored of a strict vintage look we have come up with the following brief!

Great Gatsby – 20’s/30’s trend brought up to modern standards

Bohemian vibe – uber relaxed 70’s kate moss style

London lasses – more classic but with fashion edge ie: high top knots and fashion led make up with a bright strong lip and clean face

Fresh from producing the Collections: menswear show at London Fashion Week, Groom style consultant will be on hand to intricacies of Ready To Wear, Made to Measure and Bespoke tailoring in preparation for their wedding day

A formal wallpaper designer and textile artist van Kamp now creates bespoke bridal knickers and garters..she also put togethe 'make your own' garter workshops for hen parties. She is Central St Martins Graduate with an MA in Textile Futures.

Our bridalNEXT! 2012 winner, Graphic Designer Veronica is really bringing something new and bold to the wedding stationery scene - vintage-be-gone!

Vintage bridal and evening gowns from 1930s-1980s Currently with their main customer base in Japan, they are expanding to the UK market.

Ronnie Scott’s and Pigalle Club regular Jazz singer Peter Borthwick will be performing as well as exhibiting on the day

A film photographer specialising in weddings. His first experience with a camera was when he had to attain a photography badge for Scouts at the age of 13, after which he received his first SLR from his Mum for Christmas. Several cameras later, his hobby had developed into an obsession and people were requesting his service. He shoots wedding and portraits...

A professional and friendly jewellery teaching studio in the heart of Brighton & Hove where couples come and make their own wedding rings. Spending a wonderful day crafting metal into beautiful wedding bands that will be exchanged on the big day and then worn forever!

Diana Patient
Photographer specialising in editorial, cinematic style wedding imagery. She once had a couple jump out of a rowing boat in a river to capture the perfect shot and moment. She offer lomography photography as well as digital to give that injection of spontanaeity to a couple’s wedding album alongside the digital photographs.

Supplier of cakes to Lucy in Disguise among others, Fondant Fox will design, bake and decorate wedding cakes of any shape and size. they use natural ingredients as a means of decorating and flavouring my cakes such as sugared rose petals, persian figs, candied oranges and exotic fruits.

Fashion buyer turned creative and cool wedding supplier! Her work is relaxed and imaginative but completely considered.

The House of Vintage Weddings & Accessories

Vintage and upcycled occasion wear, one of the best kept secrets in the wedding industry who have been supplying the Vintage to the wedding world for 27 years but the public do not know they even exist..until now!

Uber cool, design-led stationers with nostalgic feel which started life in San Francisco but have now set up camp in East London too.

A collection of made to order pieces, one-off bridal head pieces, and laser cut wedding decorations and accessories. All items are made by hand, using quality vintage and modern materials, mixed together to create stunning combinations that have a subtle shine and an aged sparkle

Ultra cool fashion and event stylist, also a Wedding Planner & Stylist with a range of unique packages such as Bride’s Best Friend and Shopping Queen

Growing up on a farm in rural Sweden, Emmelie is a Documentary style videographer with a fresh take on film making for your wedding day.


A curated design archive of vintage couture which has been the inspiration behind many contemporary bridal collections. With a generous and varied selection of white dresses dating from the early 1900s. The extremely different fits of so many eras of fashion and the transformation of a dress that looks so plain on a hanger into something magical once it has found it's perfect match.

Rosie Weisencrantz is the dream child of award winning textile designer Caroline Rose Dent. With a passion for vintage jewellery, a love of weaving and a commitment to recycling, her woven vintage necklaces and headbands with their subtle patina of age are reminiscent of something from a bygone era.

Specialise in designing and making luxury, vintage lace wedding garters. These are adorned with bundles of soft satin and lace ribbons.

Former fashion buyer turned Alternative, romantic and film inspired wedding photographer for the creatively minded

A new design duo who do both have tailoring backgrounds but are making joint new ventures into bridal which started in 2012. Barclay is a maker with training in woven textile design (achieving a first class honours degree from Central St. Martins, London) and is influenced by Dickens, Westwood and McQueen! Day has recently completed a Fashion and Textiles degree and loves historical tailoring but also channels traditional japanese and native American aesthetics.

Naturalistic floristry for free thinking brides,w ho love texture and colour. They have worked at some remarkable venues, including MC Motors in Dalston.

A Vogue regular, Critcher specialises in creating chic and exclusive hats, headdresses and veils, each LCM item is beautifully designed and individually made by hand. She has a bespoke line, working directly with brides to create unique pieces to complete and compliment their look, and a small ready to wear collection.

A true East London hipster in it's loveliest form! a graduate (with a first in fashion photography and styling) of UCA Epsom Laura has had her work featured in national fashion mags and also provides personal documentary style wedding photography

Jessica designs and makes bespoke wedding dresses as well as having a small stockists collection, with the aim of creating something different than what is on the market. She always enjoys discovering and experimenting with new fabrics and well as making latex clothes in her spare time!

Hand-made bridal accessories with a fashion forward edge. From romantic cascading tiaras to dramatic show-stopping designs each of our pieces is meticulously constructed at our studios in Edinburgh using diverse materials from fine silks and Swarovski crystal to glitter and perspex

HATTIE & FLORA A very cool female design duo who’s cleint lists includes Channel 4, The Globe and now us! The wedding and event stylists will be decorating the space for the fair with a festival street fair edge

The cooler than cool London based wedding and studio photographer who specialises in a creative and vintage inspired boudoir experience, forget Goodnight sweetheart wannabes these guys put the edge back into vintage...

Little Brew is a small but perfectly formed microbrewery producing exquisite artisan ales.
Based in the heart of Camden Town, they can offer customised beer bottles for the big day!

Hand Made Food
Rustic home-style caterer offering creative food ideas for events as seen in The Observer Food Awards, Time Out, The Guardian and Stylist

My Love Story Photography is based right here on Brick Lane, Alex D of My Love Story has a design background, which sets him is great stead to provide an elegant and stylish memoir of your big day.

Hand made and hand stitched fabric bouquets to keep forever, as featured in British Vogue and Mollie Makes

Beautifully hand crafted veils and headpieces from a designer obsessed with and inspired by Catholic kitsch and the Day of the Dead

A truly bespoke floral service for clients regardless of budget. A creative and enthusiastic florist

Italian born designer, Federica is a true artisan using traditional embroidery techniques with a fresh, fashion led outlook. Dedicated to creating each piece entirely from scratch to an entirely bespoke brief.

Chasing Lula
Interior designer, silversmith, botanical illustrator.. Maker Yulia is now turning her hand to beautiful bridal accessories, including bridal turbans!

Patrick Liang
A multi disciplined designer who can wedding rings which feature you and your partners finger print. amazing!

John Lewis
The British institution, John Lewis Oxford Street will be joining us at the fair. Come and meet them and find out how to get one of the most stylish gift lists that includes design-led brands including Georg Jenson, Villeroy & Boch, Sebastian Conran, Bose, Dualit, Le Creuset, Vera Wang and Bugaboo.

Friday 22 March 2013

Introducing Our Most Curious Real Life Brides!

Our Most Curious Wedding Fair Fashion Shows always go down a storm, and this time our Norwich show has a twist - some of our beautiful models are real life brides to be!  Wearing gorgeous vintage dresses from Vintage Deli, accessories by Mystic Magic and Argentum, our brides to be are going to be getting their finest strut on, as well as getting in some wedding-dress practise for the big day! The first fashion show featuring our gorgeous real life B2B's is at 12pm sharp, and our bridalNEXT! show, featuring our up and coming talent is at 1pm, with the contest winner announced at 2pm (you can see a full running order for the day on our facebook page).

We asked our betrothed beauties for the lowdown on their imminent nuptials, their wedding plans and how it all came to be....

When's the big day?
August 2014, with a bit of luck and finger crossing!
Tell us how you got engaged.
On his birthday Chris lured me to the Sealife centre under the guise of it being a birthday treat for himself - what I didn’t know is that he’d been to visit them a month before to set his proposal up! We were allowed in before anyone else so we had the place to ourselves and he proposed to me in the shark tunnel (I love sharks) and then they let us feed the sharks afterwards as a special birthday/engagement treat. I cried like a massive girl!
Describe your wedding plans in 5 words.
Quirky, colourful, origami, sealife, hectic!

When's the big day?
We haven't set a date yet as we've only been engaged for about a month. Hopefully sometime in 2014.
Tell us how you got engaged.
It's a long story involving a trip to the dump on our 13 year anniversary, a broken down car and lots of rain - basically the car broke down at the dump and we were just talking about things and decided it would be a good idea!
Describe your wedding plans in 5 words.
A geeky vintage hippy party.

When's the big day?
The 15th of June this year
Tell us how you got engaged.
Will was my first 'serious' boyfriend back when we were 17 and 16 and at 6th form. I moved to London, we split. 20 years later, I found our names written in a visitors book in a church near where I grew up whilst on a visit to my parents. On a whim I copied down his address and sent him a card and in December 2011 he took me back to the church and proposed on one knee in the middle of the path (having taken me to the wrong church first of all!)
Describe your wedding plans in 5 words.
Chaotic, confused and last minute!

When's the big day?
2014 - exact date TBC.
Tell us how you got engaged.
After 3 years of believing he would never marry me EVER!! It was on the 14th December after a lovely meal at The Last - he did it down by the river and I didn't believe him so got down on his knee twice! Poor lad.
Describe your wedding plans in 5 words.
Ethereal, simple, fun, natural and country. I hope anyways!

JULYANA NASSAR RUMSEY 'officially married' to SKY VIKER-RUMSEY now planning the Brazilian party!
When's the big day? ( And when was the big day!)
Our English wedding was the 20/09/2012 - and our Brazilian wedding is going to be late 2014.
Tell us how you got engaged.
I met Sky randomly in Brazil 2 years ago and we were 'just friends' until a few days before Sky had to return to the UK.  We carried on being good friends (God bless the internet!) until I decided to come to England on holiday to meet him one year later - we got together and as soon as I returned to Brazil we decided to get married. He went to Brazil intending to propose to me but he, as clumsy as he is, hadn't got a ring. I moved to the UK a few months later after the "non-proposal" episode - he took me to the beach, waited for me to go swimming and as I was leaving the water he went down onto one knee in his very clumsy but cute way and proposed. With a ring.
Describe your wedding plans in 5 words.
Farm + white tent + barbecue + music + sunset

We are SO excited that these fabulous gals will be on stage for our Norwich Fair - we think they perfectly represent the quintessential Most Curious Bride - doing their big days their way with bags of style. Thanks guys, see you on the catwalk!

Thursday 21 March 2013

bridalNEXT! ~ Meet The Judges - Katy Coe of Vintage Deli

Our next judge is the one and only Katy Coe, founder of renowned vintage store (and favourite of none other than Vogue magazine) Vintage Deli. With a fascination with beautiful vintage fashion, the fashion world as a whole, and a penchant for glamour and dressing up, Katy began her boutique to share with others her passion, and Vintage Deli houses a handpicked selection of the very finest ingredients which are beautifully aged for your wardrobe. A true advocate of local talent, Katy is often involved in Norfolk fashion events and photoshoots, as well as offering a styling service for red carpet events, films, photoshoots and more. One multi talented gal or what!

As part of the prize, we are excited to say that Vintage Deli will be stocking pieces from both accessories and dresses from the winners of bridalNEXT!, which is a truly amazing platform for our winning talent. We've taken time out with Katy to get the lowdown on what she's loving, looking for and the plans for her very own 2013 wedding...

Who or what is your biggest fashion inspiration and why?
I've finally just watched the documentary Grey Gardens and I would say playing dress up is daily occurrence at my house. My mum's 60's dresses was where it all started - and my obsession with well tailored clothes with an edge began. One dress in particular has always remained my key player: a slim fitting turquoise dress that sits just above the knee. I found her nestling at the back of my mum's wardrobe 15 years ago. She rocks and I still wear her. It's true that some simple, staple pieces will last you a lifetime - despite flights of fancy in between!

What will you be looking for to make your decision for this year's winner?
I'll be looking for someone who isn't afraid to lead and who doesn't follow. I'm always open minded, so I won't know it until I see it.

What don't you want to see?
I don't have any set ideas of what I don't want to see - I just don't want to see anything dull or too safe!

Are you excited to have the winners work in your store?
Very excited! I am always thrilled to help support up and coming creative talent.

You have just moved premises, where are you now and do you have wedding dresses?
We open at Drove Orchards in Thornham at the end of May. Set in a beautiful apple orchards on the edge of the marshes, it's the perfect place to take Vintage Deli. And Wedding Dresses - oh yes, we have over 50 dating all the way back to the 1920s.

A shoot with Norfolk Brides and A Most Curious Wedding Fair featuring a Vintage deli dress . Make up by Love Moi and Flowers by Jo Flowers

You are getting married this year! We MUST know more!
Yes, I am indeed getting married this June. I'm definately no bridezilla, and I want a relaxed, informal affair that really goes back to (beautiful) basics. Simple yet effective is my ethos. A little impulsive so whatever takes my fancy at the time - I'm being very vague I know! For style, think Victorian farmer meets new wave harvest festival - lots of natural light, then tea lights on water for nightfall. And I'm definitely not afraid of a hay bale or two! The music will definitely play a key role, and we are planning an eclectic mix of folk acoustic, rock n roll, dirty bass, and we will finish with rustic chill out!

Eeek! We think you'll agree Curio's that that sounds RIGHT up our street! You'll also be able to peruse a beautiful selection of Vintage Deli goods on the day as they will be exhibiting too - so vintage loving brides, you know where to go!

Running order for the Norwich Most Curious Wedding Fair THIS SATURDAY!

Right lovelies, here is the running order of events for the day on Saturday's Most Curious Wedding Fair NORWICH - it is certainly one not to miss, we've packed a lot in for your £2.50! (Or £2 if you buy them here beforehand)

Let us know if you're coming on the fb event page and do spread the word to all your engaged loved ones and buddies if you can. Thanks so much. Oh if this comes out blurry - here's the text version. x


11.00 The fun of the fair begins with JONNY LOVE TRAIN our DJ for the day

11.30 PETER BORTHWICK serenades us with his mix of jazz & swing

VINTAGE DELI dresses, accessories by MYSTIC MAGIC & ARGENTUM

12.30 HELLES BELLES - a spot of wedding themed burlesque anyone?

13.00 FASHION SHOW 2 bridalNEXT!
A showcase of our promising stars from the new bridal design generation.

13.45 THE VOXETTES Wonderful vocal harmony hotties!

14.00 -We announce the WINNERS of BridalNEXT!

14.45 FASHION SHOW 3 - SOPHIE & SMITH collection of bespoke gowns with MYSTIC MAGIC  accessories in a DANCED showcase

15.15 HELLES BELLES - come back for another routine

15.30 PETER BORTHWICK, the jazz singer joins us again

16.30 THE FAIR ROLLS OUT OF TOWN Till next time!

Fashion Shows art directed by Gemma Goodwin and choreographed by Hannah Ashmore, who is also the event's stage manager