A Most Curious Wedding Fair is the bridal show for the style-savvy couple. Forget white chair covers, forget taffeta bows and roses with diamonds, this is the wedding event of the year for couples who are create, expressive and love fashion and design.
The 5th April London show was a huge hit and now, on Saturday 19th April it is Norwich’s turn to shine!
This will be the fifth Norwich Most Curious Wedding Fair, and will take place at St Andrews Hall right in the heart of the City Centre. It will be a real celebration of local talent as well as some treats from all over the UK. The 50+ exhibitors, will be joined by live entertainment from the Doo Wop group the Testotatones, a Hula Hooping act, and some barn dance fun from Ceilidh group The Triangle Band! There will also be a vintage tea room run by Norwich favourite Espresso.
It is always a great day with a lively and welcoming atmosphere, with anticipation in the air with all the excited brides and grooms and their friends and families.
A Most Curious hand picks the exhibitors for their creative flair, en trend, design led feel and most importantly their openness to brides and grooms ideas and wishes for their big day - they want to help you have your big day, YOUR way!
There will also be a fashion show featuring local boutique Jennie Cross who will be showcasing her pretty vintage inspired classic pieces, as well as Andrea Hawkes, a very cool Hackney based designer, who will be displaying her range of fashion- led pieces that epitomise that simple modest look that is going to be en vogue this year and beyond!
Accessories will be imaginative with handmade felt bouquets from Miss Violet, vintage head pieces By Samantha Walden and even some paper crafted fashion pieces from decor and styling company House Inertia.
A MOST CURIOUS WEDDING FAIR
St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR3 1AU
Saturday 19th April
11am - 4.30pm
CHECK OUT THE EXHIBITORS!
A great mix of both local and national brands and designers.
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We HEART Jo Flowers. Often in a muted colour palette her arrangements are always unexpected compositions and amazing texture combinations.
Vintage Knit Knacks
Vintage flower girl gowns and hand knitted boleros, handmade tutus and activity/gift bags for little ones on your big day.
Unique, personalised papercuts made to order. Every design is hand drawn and hand cut to celebrate special occasions or special people. Bespoke wedding design service, creating original invitations, stationery and accessories for your special day
Samantha Walden tiaras
Designer Samantha Walden has an enduring passion for history; in particular the history of fashion. She began designing and making tiaras as a compliment to the beautiful fashions of days gone by; the simple elegance of the Georgian age, the glitz of the Roaring Twenties, the delicate beauty of the Victorian period.
La Belle Amour
La Belle Amour offer's a bespoke Wedding Styling service to style conscious Brides & Grooms across East Anglia.
Libby Ferris Flowers
Creative and confident florists in the heart of Norwich, who cater to the classic and trend-led styles. We love 'em.
Liz Bishop Photography
I produce fresh, natural, creative photography from a largely documentary approach that aims to capture the details, the fun and the emotions of the day and present them as a colourful storybook record.
Poppy's Cake Toppers
Poppy's Cake Toppers are fantastically imaginative non-edible cake decorations for all occasions.
Eliza Boo Photography
A wedding photographer that offers a fully bespoke wedding service. She also specialise in boudoir, perfect for that unique present for the Groom in your life!
Camilla Andrea Photography
"With an art-based background and keen eye for portraiture and fashion, I would approach you day with an artistic, editorial eye. I can capture organic, unposed moments while producing stunning portraiture and couple shots. My aim is to provide you with beautiful images that capture the real spirit and fun of your day."
The Big C Norwich
Norwich's local cancer charity will be showcased in a fashion show on the day! Their amazing vintage wedding dresses, start from the crazy price of £35 and there some real real beauties in there! We are proud to be supporting this great cause.
Exquisite jewellery with a story to tell. Unique designs and found vintage pieces this is accessorising with personality! EE boast an impressive fanbase including Vogue, Marie Claire and Grazia!
Argent and Sable
Argent and Sable create vintage fairground inspired signs using reclaimed materials and authentic fairground cabochon lighting. Taking inspiration from cabaret, vintage signs, music and the spoken word, Argent and Sable successfully and uniquely brings eclectic frivolity to your home, business or event.
Rose and Glory Cakes
THE CAKE| The Rose and Glory Cake Company, is offering bespoke wedding cakes and favours following free, personal consultations with each and every customer. We have an exciting flavour forum varying from vanilla to mojito flavoured cakes!
Hope & Glorious Vintage Hen Dos and events
We are vintage inspired events company specialising in themed and era based Hen Parties. We specialise in 1920s through to the 1960s. We offer set packages as well as creating bespoke options. Our services include dancing, makeovers, craft, teas, cocktail making in fact we can do almost anything.
Isobel Hind Couture
"I create bespoke jewellery and head wear as well as having a ready to wear collection, all the pieces are designed and handmade by myself in the UK."
Mike Greenland Silversmith
Mike specialises in unique one off items and can offer an individual and personal service on commissions to create the perfect gift.
Miss Violet Bouquets
"I make wedding bouquets and accessories mainly from felt, with beads and buttons and quirky extras. Everything is hand made, the flowers are all cut out individually by hand :) I can make bespoke designs to suit any theme....this is the bit I love the most."
Best Events Barns and Yurts
We create memorable events using our passion, commitment and proven experience. Using where ever possible local small businesses.
Fancy Bowtique Bridal Couture
Luxurious flowers and hair accessories inspired by vintage fashion for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls.
We specialize in handmade bridal garters. Each one is unique but we can also offer bespoke pieces. We create a variety of styles to suit every individual.
A very cool Hackney based designer, will be displaying her range of fashion-led pieces
that epitomise that simple modest look that is going to be en vogue this year and beyond!
Mimolo Stationery and Cakes
"I create illustrated bespoke wedding stationery and utterly delicious hand painted cakes. I take the clients wedding themes and inspirations and create a narrative that runs through all of their wedding stationery, from save the dates to on the day seating plans and place names, and continue this narrative through to a beautiful personalised wedding cake."
Lena Gunnarsson Millinery
A London based milliner providing a tailor made service for both the bride, the bridesmaids and other wedding guests. Using the finest materials Lena creates unique pieces for the big day as well as other occasions.
Meriel Garland MUA
A creative and talented local make up artist, with an amazing eye and specialism in vintage and natural styles as well as the more theatrical.
Emmelie Eriksson Videography
Uber cool documentary style videographer who makes the cutest videos, joining us from London.
The Little Lending Company
" The Little Lending Company hire lots of rustic loveliness to local brides. From Crochet bunting to Vintage bikes and anything in between. We can deliver to your door too!"
HOUSE INERTIA/maison inertie
Poetic, artistic, fantastical and stylish - pretty much all we want from our wedding suppliers! These 'wedding curators' can help you style your big or sell paper creations to help you do it your self.
Jackie Hamilton School of Beauty
"We will be providing the hair & make up for the fashion shows for the Most Curious Wedding Fair. We will also be (on the stall) running simple make up's for the brides-to-be & visitors. There will also be the opportunity for visitors to have a professional file & polish for a small charge."
We offer a full range of wines, beers and spirits perfect for weddings, with glass hire also available and free delivery. we can also offer wine tastings to help couples decide. We also do fantastic hen and stag party wine tastings at our store on Unthank Road.
Hand-decorated ornamental trees and scrabble letter word art, inspired by nature.
We design and sell beautiful good quality precious and non-precious jewellery. We present our jewellery on our unique and pretty wedding cards which can come either in a custom stamped box or a gorgeous neutral organza bag.
Hessian and Burlap
Just launched for spring 2014, our new range of nine gorgeous wedding sack designs. Add a touch of romance to your wedding celebration with these screen printed personalized wedding sacks. Perfect for collecting cards and presents on your special day; the designs with their vintage charm and sophistication, add elegance to any wedding display.
Proudlock and Harry
"Proudlock and Harry are providers of independent labels, high quality lingerie and accessories (jewellery, shoes, bags). Proudlock and Harry is the only place you can get our brands in Norwich."
Double 'Best of Vintage Norwich' Award winner Flamingo Amy is a bit of a Norwich darling and an incredible vintage hairstylist and MUA. She will be bringing her pop- up salon to us for the 3rd time this Spring and we can't wait for you to meet her - Queen of beehives!
The Triangle Band
A Norfolk-based ceilidh band with an energetic and big sound. Featuring fiddles, percussion, hurdy gurdy, banjo, cello, recorder, flutes, bouzouki, whistle and guitar, The Triangle Band will fill your ceilidh with a wall of sound. An impressive nine piece ceilidh band with caller; a ceilidh big band, but still sensitive enough to move with the dancers.
Beth Moseley Photography
Beth specialise in natural reportage wedding photography, unobtrusively capturing special moments as the day unfolds.
Grix Cake Company
"Grix Cake Company is a collaboration of art, sculpture and cake to present to you a vintage inspired array of unique cakes and flavour. I am a cake designer for all events and weddings, as well as teaching workshops in cake decorating for all aged enthusiasts."
Duel Fuel Entertainment
Duel Fuel Entertainment make perfect hens hoopla party's, stag fire shows, wedding entertainment fire shows, stilt walking and children's entertainment circus workshops. Their fantastic Fire shows including fire eating, fire breathing, fire artistry a speciality
The Little Flower Shop
A step away from the rules and regulations of traditional floral designing bringing in a touch of the wild side, ' anything goes' Using materials and blooms sourced and upcycled for a day that's set to be different from the next. Not afraid of colour and size, and loves a floral challenge.
Jemma's passion is dynamic and spontaneous photography which makes for truly fantastic shots of your wedding day.
Lola VW Campervan
THE CAR | 'Lola' the VW Campervan takes weddings seriously and arrives dressed for the occassion with flowers and champagne! A perfect way to arrive en-mass with room for 5 people. *Please note that Lola doesn't have a website, so you'll have to come meet her at the fair!*
THE DRESS | Jennie Cross offers an "all about the Bride" service where she and her party have exclusive use of the showroom and dressing room. A relaxed, unpressured and memorable experience awaits ...
Purple Plum Catering
"We are a Norwich-based catering company specialising in locally sourced and produced food. We provide catering for corporate events, light lunches, intimate dinners at home or at a venue, weddings, parties and canapés with a huge selection of gluten, wheat and dairy-free alternatives to suit every taste. We are equally happy to prepare food at your premises, or off-site for later delivery. We offer a food consultation service to help you book, cater for and run your event – whatever the size or duration."
The Fire Pit Camp
The Fire Pit Camp is a small, quirky, up & coming boutique glamping destination in the East of England with a lovely camping meadow, natural playing fields, wonderful facilities, a retro double decker bus and of course The Wren's Nest, which is a hand-built hazel dome bender tent (the perfect wild luxury honeymoon suite or even hen/stag venue).
Ormesby Manor is a grade II listed manor set in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk Broads, lovingly renovated, Ormesby Manor is an exclusive, unique venue which offers you a completely blank canvas for your celebrations. The enue can be hired in its entirety for your wedding. The Manor has 12 acres of parkland and can easily accommodate 14 +adults in its boutique, styled glamorous bedrooms.
Bray's Cottage Pork Pies
We hand-make extraordinary (and very different to traditional ones) pork pies, close to the sea in North Norfolk. Some of our beautiful and flavourful pies are enormous and are used as spectacular tiered wedding pork pies, in place of a wedding cake. We can accommodate smaller events too.
Expresso Cafe & Catering
These guys will be running a vintage tea room at #Norwich's A Most Curious Wedding Fair! So make time to wet your whistle and have a spot of their delicious cake whilst working your way round our fantastic exhibitors.
These Doo Wop darlings are local to the area but are a hidden gem that play high profile gigs as well as weddings nationally. They will be performing on the day as well as providing some come sounds from the DJ booth.
Period Weddings at The Old Rectory
This is a family home which is six miles from Norwich, four miles from Wymondham. We have a ceremony room for 60 and hold all rececptions in a marquee in the garden. Marquees can be for up to 250. Full wedding planning service. Aproved catering bar ect. We also have our own Vintage china bunting ect. We can do any period or moden wedding. with costumed staff. Shabby or not so shabby chic, Dowton Abbey, 60s 40s – you think of it we can do it.
Annelli Clarke Millinery
Annelli Clarke has trained with some of the best in the business. She is a 'model milliner' working with the client to produce a unique piece of headwear that exactly fits their design specification using traditional millinery methods. She has a great eye for line and form which means each piece is elegant, balanced and utterly wearable.