Saturday, 28 February 2015

Mad'moizelle BeeBee (is a Bride to be) brings French fabulousness to Most Curious!

Mad'moizelleBeeBee (is a Bride to be)! is a tulle petticoat, glitter and unicorn loving wedding planner! And she's coming to Most Curious to help you plan the wedding of your dreams, just imagine and she can make it happen!

Mad'moizelle BeeBee can organise, coordinate, decorate and plan a tailor-made event that's nothing like a run-of-the-mill wedding! And she can do all of this for you in the country where they speak the language of love - France! What a wonderfully romantic location for one of the most special days of your life!

With Mad'moizelle BeeBee (is a Bride to be), your wedding day in France will be unique, memorable and stress-free, so smile!

And the Most Curious Thing about Mad'moizelle BeeBee?

She's not afraid of ponytastic, glitter-studded weddings!  So get dreaming of your magical French wedding extravaganza and don't forget to get your tickets to the fair where you can discuss it all with Mad'moizelle BeeBee in person!

With help from Guest Blogger: Silvia, Eventi e Wedding P. - The Wedding Blog

Friday, 27 February 2015

Melanie Potro Bridal dresses for the MOST CHIC brides!

We are very lucky this year to have so many talented bridal designers and their to-die-for dresses at our show. 

Some of the most beautiful must be the creations of Melanie PotroWith over 18 years’ experience in couture, Melanie Potro understands the many and varied dreams of brides-to-be. 

The award-winning bridal couturier combines creative flair and attention to detail, with a meticulous concern for fit – an essential element for a bride looking for flawless beauty on her big day!

Melanie’s specialty – a lasting legacy of her work with renowned German costume makers Das Gewand, for the likes of the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House – is corsetry. 

Providing support and comfort for fuller figures and adding curves for boyish silhouettes, her corset gowns are created through a thorough knowledge of historical costume and the intricacies of Melanie’s designs have featured in national magazines such as You and Your  WeddingBridesWedding Ideas and Cosmopolitan Bride as well as City A.M andWedding TV

And the Most Curious Thing about Melanie Potro?

Melanie has also appeared in the recent publication ‘The art of the creative entrepreneur’ as well as numerous bridal blogs.

She says, "People really love wearing my corsets as they guarantee a good fit and are lightweight and comfortable."

We think they look absolutely stunning, chic, timeless and very, very elegant.
Come and see Melanie's dresses for yourself at our show in just......6 days!!! EEEEP!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

GIANT light up letters and more...why we adore Doris Loves

BOOOOOM! Guys, we are just wild about Doris Loves and let us tell you why!

They have a spectacular range of cool products to hire - from Temporary Tattoo Station to HUGE funky light-up letters. Their 120cm tall letters are unlike any others on the market and their light-weight construction and battery powered lights make them easy to move around at any wedding or event. 

Now, with their new luxury range of LOVE letters they are offering something truly new and unique to the wedding world. 

The luxury range not only has many more lights on offer, but also brand new fonts and most importantly COLOUR! They come in a RED & WHITE set, a GREY & YELLOW set and an imitation GOLD LEAF set. Really and truly, what more could you want…??!

And the Most Curious thing about Doris Loves?

Ah well, the bonkers thing is that Doris Loves was all meant to be a hobby! They started at home with a couple of letters and a couple of orders a month but within a year and a half the company has BOOMED!  They now have three members of staff, a shop packed to the rafters with letters and really we haven't even started yet. The luxury range is only just the beginning…

We are so chuffed to have them at the London show so, peeps, if you haven't got your tickets yet, the countdown has well and truly begun. 

Let's hear we get that part-ay started!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015



Just 10 days to go now until the 100 exhibitor strong wedding event for the style savvy couple takes over the Truman Brewery on 7-8 March! 

As well as the explosion of creative suppliers, there's punchy fashion shows, Palm Spring themed installation spaces and Cereal Killer Cafe providing the in-house cafe! 

As well as all this it will be a shopping experience for brides and non brides alike - welcome to Shop the Show!
Not just for the big ol' bookings and 'the one' purchases (of which there will be many!) There will be plenty of smaller, quick fix retail opportunities to buy direct from the coolest and chicest makers in the biz and beyond.

Check out these bang on trend temporary tattoos from uber cool new florist Vervain (above) £5 for a pack of mixed designs.

What about Super cool Reo Jewels handmade unisex jewellery with an edgey animalistic side, from full in bridal bling to everyday awesome pieces, all will be on sale on the show.

They'll be the chance to buy cool paper goods from the plethora of fab wedding stationers exhibitirs such as these luxury note cards from tropical loving, deaigners CL.AM Correspondence.

Lots of sweet treats too, like this special wooden scroll gift box of 7 macarons, with flavours like salted caramel and Madagascan Vanilla for £12, from fine patisserie Mon Dessert, who will have Macaron cake pops too - FUN!

The Fiona Headband is by London-based designer AM Faulkner Millinery - usually £60, this fabric hydrangea and silk tulle band will be at a special Most Curious Show Price of only £50, ready to be taken home on the day! Great for a festival, or your bridesmaids or even the actual bride herself , so pretty!

Daisy Sheldon Embroidery's sweet beaded flower Hair Vine has a silk ribbon that ties at the back and is handmade in the UK. ONLY £30.00 at the show!

Let's not forget about the floral and plant buying opportunities - we have some of the best and most exciting florists in the UK (nay the world!) exhibiting and you can buy direct from them! Including succulents in pots and the chicest of bouquets to take away to adorn your homestead from the lovely One Flew Over

Crown and Glory will be there showcasing their own collections and the collabs with Rock n Roll Bride too.  Crown and Glory fun and punchy accessories start at £3 and none go over £50, with most being around £20 - quids in guys! From your statement piece for your W-day-look to some everyday sparkle, come try and buy it straight from the awesome Sophie, founder and head designer at Crown and Glory, at the show!

Sort out some of the smaller buys for your big day, there and then on the spot! With companies like on-trend decor company Pea Green Boat Weddings showing, it won't be hard. Check out this delicate lace papel picado, hand-chiseled to their own design based on 1920’s lace from gossamer-thin white tissue paper by expert craftsmen just outside Mexico City. And only £16 Score!

A Most Curious Gift List Solution from Patchwork Present!

How many of you have toasters and napkins at the top of your gift list? Anyone? Anyone? If you fancy something a bit different then make sure you check out Patchwork Present, who provide an alternative cash gift list for couples, independent of any retailers.

Want to fund a dream honeymoon? A home of your Own? A lusted after piece of art? Whatever it is you can create a patchwork and get your friends and family to contribute to the one big gift you really want - piece by piece.

By creating and sharing a Patchwork Present you get to show the one big gift you would love your friends and family to fund, broken down into a patchwork of smaller, individually priced pieces. Depending on what they can afford or which bit of your patchwork takes their fancy, they are able to choose which particular piece of your present they would like to pay for.

You can find a huge selection of readymade patchworks that you can customise or use to help inspire you. It adds that personal touch too, your friends and family can take pleasure in knowing exactly what they've bought for you, whether it's a couple of beers on the beach or a night in that luxury hotel.

Once you've collected all your funds and have the patchwork of your dreams you can upload photos to your account and email thank you notes, complete with a picture of you enjoying your gift.

And the Most Curious Thing about Patchwork Present?

According to them it's their customers - You should see the amazing patchworks they come up with!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Come see Hearts on Fire Wedding Photography at MC London!

We are introducing one of our fave photographers today - Karolina Paczkowska aka Hearts on FireKarolina is based in London and we love her modern, Most Curious style. 

Karolina is a busy multi-talented bee! Apart from shooting weddings she is doing a part-time MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, where she studies documentary making in photography and film.  

She has been shooting weddings for almost 4 years now, mainly in London and the UK, but also frequently travels to many other countries in Europe to capture the wedding stories of couples there. 

Karolina says "When photographing a wedding day, I like to come up with images that show romance and happiness. I love working with couples who have an original and laid-back approach to their wedding day as this creates a perfect atmosphere."

We think this clearly shows in her images and one of the reasons we are delighted to have her back at Most Curious.

And the Most Curious thing about Hearts on Fire?

Karolina's artistic, natural and fun approach to photographing a wedding day! She tells us, "Sometimes it's more romantic, sometimes a bit rock'n'roll, depending on the couple, but mostly it's organic, easy and fun."

Come and meet Karolina in just under 2 weeks - EXCITING!!! Get your tickets here now!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Introducing Illustries...the Most Curious guest books and albums!

We have the most wow-factor bespoke wedding albums to show you today! 

Introducing Illustries, a unique range of personalised and bespoke wedding albums, quirky guest books, journals and message books, designed to capture precious memories in style. 

All Illustries' albums and books combine words, images and quirky touches to bring your story to life, from beautiful albums to fun hen party message books, prompt-packed guest books and a cute and useful wedding planner.

And exciting news for Most Curious brides! Illustries has launched a brand new, ‘capsule’ take on its original bespoke coffee-table style wedding album, The Illustry, with their new slightly abridged albums - The Chiswick and The Montpelier. 

Reduced from 80 to 60 pages, yet still bursting with all those personal wedding details interlaced with the wedding day signature colour, The Chiswick and The Montpelier include vows, readings, quotes, first dance, menu, guest list and a relationship timeline, all that sit alongside photography of the big day - and at a very affordable £595.   

And the Most Curious thing about Illustries?

One of the founders, Emma Penrice, tells us, "We set out to do everything a little bit differently – every album has vows, readings, speeches and more, every guest books comes with fun and funny features to get guests talking, laughing and doodling, our hen party books help you end up with more than a hangover and our planner will make you laugh at your bridezilla moments. Oh, and we have a French Bulldog named after Roland from Grange Hill…". 

Ro-laaaaaand! Wicked - we love them and you will too so pop along and meet Illustries in just 3 weeks!!! Get your tickets here now.

Monday, 16 February 2015

How to Tell You're at A Hipster Wedding Fair (or why it's ok to be a little Hipster about your big day) Love from Most Curious

In a world saturated with wedding fairs it can be hard to know which one is right for you, or even to know what ‘type’ of wedding fair you might have found yourself. Indeed, there are now so many ‘unique’ wedding shows, they are perhaps becoming as ubiquitous as the Hipster wedding itself.

Known to have been dubbed “the bridal event for hipsters”, Most Curious, The Wedding Show for the Style-Savvy couple is hitting London in a special two day weekend event on the 7-8 March at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. And this is our guide to knowing whether you’re at a Hipster Wedding Fair. And why that probably means you are at Most Curious. Also, we want to let you know why we’re ok with that, and why you should be too :)
*all show pics taken at Most Curious - promo images by Laura McCluskey, the nicest hipster we know.

1)  Look around you, do the majority of the visitors and in fact, exhibitors have any of the following?

Male check list
Man buns

Female checklist
Micro fringe
long bohemian hair and prominent eyebrows
Aztec print garments

Bobble hats
NHS style glasses

2)  Is this taking place in an industrial warehouse space, on an uber cool London street, for example, The Truman Brewery on Brick Lane? Just to be sure, there should be concrete floors, exposed pipes over head and white washed brick walls as the back drop to colour pop decor, en point typography, pineapples and naked bulbs.

3)  Leading on from this, can you sense a ‘theme’ to the styling of the show? if so does it involve Mid-Century furniture, Cacti, Makrame and/or wicker? Most Curious is themed around Palm Springs this year and will be incorporating all of the above, with plenty of crochet panels and foliage hanging from branches, cementing sure signs of Hipster leanings... But it shall be swoonworthy, inspirational and you’ll love it nonetheless :) In fact, there are special installation spaces by creative wedding types, dedicated to the theme to give you ideas for all aspects of your wedding.

4)  The in-house cafe serves.... Cereal! Nothing, yes nothing else in 2015 says ‘en-trend’ more than nostalgic, 80s and 90s breakfast goods. And you’ve guessed it the Most Curious food station (we called it a food station for extra points) is going to be provided by the one and only Cereal KillerCafe! Those infamous poster boys of Hipsterdom, will be right here at the show serving their milky, crunchy goodness and damm good coffee to keep your sugar and caffeine levels at peak height for productive decision making and purchasing. And they can cater your wedding. Enough said. If you see cereal you can now be 20% more certain you are at a Hipster Wedding Show.

5)  Is the show also billed as a ‘shopping experience’? This year Most Curious is pioneering ‘Shop the Show’, highlighting the cool indie brands and makers who will have accessories, plant and floral goodies, paper goods, cake and sweet treats, decos and the like for sale right there on the day from between £1 and £50! So it’s not just about big ol’ bookings (of which there will be plenty) but rest assured there will be lots of opportunities for quick-fix, chic buys for eager beaver brides, sisters, mums and friends!

6) Is it incredibly hard to find a meringue style, shoulderless dress? Have these instead been replaced by bohemian relaxed, cotton floaty loveliness, or perhaps simple, modest tailored silhouettes or lacey, vintage originals? No self respecting hipster bride would be seen wed in something that doesn’t in some way resemble a souped up version of something they would ordinarily wear on a night out in Dalston. And in fact, once it hits midnight, she may just sling on her leather jacket and go off with her crew and new husband into their usual stomping ground!

7)  Hipsters love booths and illustration in equal measure. Therefore, if you spot some kind of stall, counter or bar dispensing painted, drawn or written objects you are truly in the midst of a Hipster event. Most Curious not only has a temporary tattoo booth by Doris Loves, but also an actual Portrait Machine, where artist Amy Pennington interacts with the audience through the 'Speak Here' holes in the booth. As people wait Amy draws their portrait and once completed it is delivered by hand via a slot in the machine - sounds fairly normal for wedding entertainment, right? 

There should be no dull cakes or flowers in sight. Cakes will have a completely bespoke outlook, perhaps with heritage print style motifs, gold dipped feathers, neons or rainbow colours and will have been made by people with media backgrounds who have let their creativity spill into the culinary arena to amazing effect! Flowers will be loose, large, natural and over flowing and instantly get you instagramming. They maybe displayed on ladders or strung upside or perhaps on the heads of the exhibitors themselves. Expect to see a lot of succulents,. Succulents, succulents, succulents. Hell there’s even veils with succulents on, courtesy of AM Faulkner Bridal.

9)  Is there a special section of the show dedicated to nurturing and celebrating up and coming designers, makers and movers and shakers in the industry, perhaps entitled something like bridalNEXT! ? Most Curious rocks it’s own mini platform of 20 designers hand picked to be doing directional and innovative things who have a business that is less than 4 years old, so you can be sure that you will be seeing some of the most exciting and freshest peeps and ideas out there. Rock n Roll Bride herself will give her much coveted seal of approval to one lucky winner of the bridalNEXT! Award too!

10) I think you’re pretty much golden, if you said yes to all these pointers there’s just one final way of being totally certain you have entered a Hipster Wedding Show. Does the promo shoot for the fair look like this? And has it been shot by a leading fashion and wedding photographer from Hackney, namely Laura McCluskey? Carefully crafted to incorporate many of our big trend predictions for the coming year, the promo shoot sets the tone of what promises to be a style-savvy event for the style-savvy couple.

Ok, so..busted! This is mostly a run down of things to expect at Most Curious 2015, you got us guys! But we just feel ready to embrace our ‘Wedding Show for Hipsters’ title, we’ve  asserted our niche and it is a little bit Hipster, but we are proud of that and we think you should be too!  Take it with a pinch of salt guys, have fun with it, don’t take yourselves too seriously. From the outside looking in, that is the main downfall of the Hipsterdom, and we promise not to either! But what’s wrong with being of the moment?

Hipsters get a bad wrap as being slaves to fashions and trends and a pre-occupation with ‘cool’.  Ok, we don’t want to be dressed like a robot on a tiny bicycle, wearing spilt paint as a hair-do on our wedding day (well, not simply because it’s a treeend and without a good personal reason. If you have a real connection for any of things, then go for it!) But wanting to be en vogue and a part of the time you are in, it makes you feel alive! Moving with the times, while remembering how far you have come and who you are, together. It’s exciting to feel the allure of new ideas, of the here and now, and you can pick and choose what is right for you, or simply be inspired by it, rather than carbon copy. Hipster doesn’t mean a follower it means a Pioneer, an innovator! That’s what we try to be and bring all those things you love in everyday life to your wedding. And caring about what things look like and adding a little edge and thought to your surroundings comes naturally if you are a creative person no matter how little or how much, especially if it’s about putting together one of the most important days of your life! We say, activate your inner or outer hipster for your wedding, this is the day you get to be the coolest people in the world, right? Just for one day....



Sponsored by Rock 'n Roll Bride, You and Your Wedding, Cereal Killer Cafe and Barefoot Wines

For more details see the website.We still have space for exhibitors at London so get in touch to join the gang!