Sunday 8 March 2015

Let Clissold House Make Your Day!

Today we hand the blog over to Clissold House who want to share with you their tips on how to make your wedding day one to remember... for all the right reasons!

How To Make Your Wedding Unique

You will always remember your wedding day - that’s a given. However, making that day the best it can be, the most joyously unique expression of the love you’re celebrating, can be a challenge, particularly with so many options and ideas in all directions. But fear not! To help you in your quest to craft your own unique festival of frivolity and legal proceedings, here’s our handy five category breakdown of the headline things you need to consider to give your wedding its own bespoke buzz.

The Location

An unusual location can bring a real zest of curiosity to your day - whether you choose to take your guests to a local former municipal swimming pool, a clifftop napoleonic fort, or out into nature on a specially planned ramble in the woods, choosing an environment with your own particular kind of magic can lend your wedding an atmosphere that’ll live long in the memory of that second cousin you felt duty-bound to invite.

The Ceremony

Before you get to skip to the heartfelt speeches, glowing family photos and copious drinking, there’s the small matter of the ceremony itself. Wedding dresses and black tie aren’t for everyone, and considering alternative garb for both bride and groom, to maximise your own comfort and style, is certainly something to consider.

Adding a touch of personal silliness to your order of service can keep everyone smiling as they wait for the ceremony to begin, or more chemically, a fruity beverage bar can also assist. You can further brighten their days, and yours, with a thoroughly unconventional and tailored approach to the flowers - commonly overlooked, these are an opportunity to make a statement and bring bright, radiant fun to the centre of your ceremony.

The Dancing

Arguably, the one element of every wedding that is truly guaranteed to summon raw, beautiful and unbridled uniqueness into the world is the moment your assorted friends and family take to the dancefloor together.

Still, it’s best to help them along in every way you can - from a hand-picked craft beer bar to unleashing a meticulously prepared flashmob upon your unsuspecting spouse, this is your opportunity to indulge yourself in the music you both love. If your wedding day has a broader aesthetic theme, why not choose something delightfully clashing? Whether that’s a 1940s themed female harmonies trio, a six-piece brass band or the end-of-the-pier extravagance of dueling pianos, there’s plenty of potential for a fab sound that’ll get everyone dancing.  

The Exit

When choosing how to leave the biggest party of your life, it’s important to do it in style. Equip your guests with the tools for spectacle - they can become glittery mixologists at the confetti bar, or sparklers, candles and even lightsabers all round can make for a dramatic departure arch. Of course, the exact method of your departure depends on your chosen location - whether its by hot air balloon or canal boat, make sure you get your ‘off into the sunset’ moment.

The Memory

Preserving your experience in a way relevant to you is important. If you and your partner are keen amateur photographers, try giving everyone a disposable camera to create an extensive and thoroughly personal collection of perspectives on your special day.

Otherwise, if you’re both really into film, or a particular director like Wes Anderson, a styled photoshoot would be a classy alternative to the more traditional photography. You could also set up a video booth, bursting with props and mementos, to allow guests to record private video messages attesting to their love for you, or their severe disappointment in your choice of spouse.

For those with slightly more analogue tastes, why not ask an artist to create a portrait of your ceremony as its happening? Such a unique personal record of your marriage would definitely be a very happy thing to have around in the future.

We hope our five point plan helps you keep your plans on track. However you chose to celebrate and make your day unique, enjoy every moment!

Friday 6 March 2015

bridalNEXT! 2015 - the final 20 revealed and who do you think will win the Rock n Roll Bride Award for innovation?!

Established in 2012, bridalNEXT! is an initiative set up by Most Curious to support and promote fresh, fashion-led, new and innovative talent in the bridal industry. Not only launching them into the spotlight, we are also bringing them straight to the creative, stylish and cool loving bride and grooms.

bridalNEXT! will be taking place at the London 2015 show and is open to all wedding businesses launched since the 1 January 2012.


To propel our bridalNEXT!ers firmly into the spotlight, there will be a special Rock ‘n Roll Bride Award this year, given for possessing big-time innovation and directional qualities, chosen by the candy hair coloured expressive wedding queen herself Kat Willams, founder of the internationally famous and respected Rock ‘n Roll Bride blog and magazine.

We are dedicated to keeping bridalNEXT! a platform for new graduates and those truly starting out in their creative careers, which means that eligible businesses must not have launched their wedding business before 2012. And to ensure we are truly accommodating to start ups these stands are at a special up-and-coming- friendly price.

This year it is divided into Bridal Design and Wedding Service, there will be a Winner and Highly Commended Award in both - exciting!


Velvet Johnstone

Velvet Johnstone provides bespoke and ready to wear collections for brides craving unique modern nostalgic romance.

From bespoke bridal gowns to comfortable pre-wedding day apparel..
velvet johnstone prides itself on making dream creations a reality. whether that’s the perfect gown for walking down the aisle, knock-out frocks for your rock n roll wedding guests or the ultimate evening outfit as she and her sweetheart dance off into the sunset together.
She is obsessed with the number eight and true love …..

Lorie X

Lorie x is a collection of bespoke bridal wear which is designed and created in East London. It is made up of bridal gowns, but also separates; and it offers something completely unique, with pieces featuring hand inked and photographic digital prints and invites brides-to-be to have input in the process. Garments are made from the finest silks, laces and jacquards. Brides can choose fabrics and style, using the pieces featured in the capsule range to inspire what can be achieved; and have their own print developed (if they wish). This ensures garments have their personality truly tied up in them, and no two will ever be the same. Print is not overly used in bridalwear currently, and it is something which is used in a subtle and romantic way, through either hand drawings or photographs to add texture and colour to garments. Digital print translates beautifully to silk fabrics and gives brides the opportunity to develop and explore their own ideas further than perhaps they would with other bespoke designers.

Cristina Adami

We create limited edition collections of handmade garments, crafted using vintage laces combined with new pure silks, creating off the peg unique pieces (given the vintage lace each piece will differ from another) as well as providing a bespoke service on dresses and outfits to individual requirement.
With 10+ years of experience in the industry and having styled well know UK music celebrities, we're now proud to have launched our first ever bridal range in September 2014 and we look forward to continue creating the magic.
We love to be spotted on a stage! Among other things styling X-factor posh contestant Chloe-Jasmine took us on mainstream Tv and press.
With great thanks to Chloe for loving our dresses!

Olwen Bourke

Olwen Bourke is a brand new, couture bridal wear company specializing in bespoke gowns for modern brides. Bourke began her design career with a couture dance dress company in London, working on gowns for dancers including the stars of Strictly Come Dancing and the ballerinas of the Royal Opera House. When clients began asking for white and ivory bridal versions of her designs, she expanded into the wedding world and launched her first bridal wear collection in 2014 at A Most Curious Wedding Fair.

The collection entitled Aislinn – the Irish word for “dream/vision”, is a whimsical, romantic and sophisticated collection for the fashion conscious, contemporary bride. Having grown up in Ireland by the sea, it’s no surprise that nature is a recurring theme in her work, with shells, flowers and leaf motifs featuring regularly in her designs. The collection features gold embroidered floral motifs, lace-inspired punched leather and handcrafted flower detailing. The dresses are all handcrafted in Bourke’s east London studio.

AM Faulkner Bridal

AM Faulkner Bridal is the brand new label from London based milliner Ann-Marie Faulkner.

Hats, headpieces and veils are designed and produced by hand using a mix of gorgeous high quality fabrics such as silks and laces and also contemporary, innovative materials such as plastics and metals and plants to create unique pieces especially for the fashion forward, trend aware bride.

Bespoke pieces can also be produced alongside the client to create something unique. AM Millinery was founded in 2012 and after numerous bridal commissions I decided start a separate label especially dedicated to all things Bridal -AM Faulkner Bridal.

Daisy Sheldon Embroidery

Daisy Sheldon Embroidery is a bespoke embroidery and design studio, based in Cheltenham in the Cotswolds. She specialises in bridal and lingerie, creating unique veils, working with brides on a one-to-one basis.
I also offer a bespoke monogramming service, to personalise wedding veils or garters with a beautifully embroidered monogram or wedding date.
'Beryl' the Cornely, is a beautiful 1920's machine which creates a decorative chain stitch. She is named Beryl after her original owner Beryl Johnson, who wrote one of the only books on Cornely machines 'Advanced Embroidery Techniques'.

StephieAnn Designs

StephieAnn creates luxury lingerie and nightwear inspired by British poetry. The collection includes knickers, bralettes, kimonos, nighties, camisoles and shorts for the wedding night and honeymoon. StephieAnn’s bridal range features ivory silk satin and blue embellished detailing. Each item is packaged in a fabric bag containing organic lavender, bags can be embroidered with the wedding date.
The SS15 debut collection, Hammer Through Daisies is inspired by the poem, And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas who expresses his belief in everlasting love and the notion that love never gives up. I chose ice to destroy flowers in a poetic manner, freezing flowers so alive in beauty, capturing ice crystals. Although I eventually shattered the flowers, my photography and drawings are still beautiful and ethereal, as is Thomas’ love.
My artwork is digitally printed onto 100% silk satin and made in Britain into lingerie and nightwear using couture techniques. Every design is distinctive and features exclusive textile techniques. After my fabric is printed, I embroider and embellish the surface by hand.

Love Art Wear Art

Love Art Wear Art bridal shoes are beautiful, luxurious, hand made shoes that will add the perfect final touch to your wedding. Feel feminine and elegant in this range of vintage inspired courts, sandals & ankle boots. The shoes are made from the highest quality kid suede, luxury satin, metallic and glitter finished leather. All shoes are leather lined with an embossed natural leather outsole. The attention to detail is exquisite and each pair is individually numbered with a tiny metal banner on the breast of the sole. All styles are part of limited runs with only 150 pairs made per style to ensure a very unique shoe for your wedding day.

The fact that we offer only 150 pairs per style and colour makes Love Art Wear Art shoes something really special!


Lemon Tree Cakes

A wedding cake designer based in Bethnal Green, East London creating sublime cakes and pristine sugar flowers. All cakes are created to look like works of art.

Mon Dessert

Mon Dessert is a fine patisserie business. I supply centre piece cakes through to dessert table intricate petit fours and wedding favours. I often add a bit of a twist to the flavours. Combining influences from my Asian background and my French love affair… Think beautiful towers of macarons flavoured with cardamom and mango… With a background in workgn at a creative advertising agency! The name actually comes from a French film called Germinal where Gérard Depardieu's character refers to his "Mon Dessert" as when he has his way with his wife! I promise the desserts on offer are a much more sophisticated than his character in this film!

Insta Wedding

The husband and wife team offer professional wedding photography but also offer a pioneering service where they photograph and edit weddings using iPhone and instagram! Within 24hrs brides have beautiful social media ready pix back for them to post to Facebook/instagram.
With social media being so important, everyone posts pics of the wedding. By the time the professional pics come people are bored of seeing the wedding/don't get to see these pics. So the lasting impression is of the original pics. With Insta weddings the bride gets to show off beautiful pics straight away.

Natalie J Weddings

London-based wedding photographer and UK destination wedding photographer – photographing weddings in a creatively-documentary style! background is in fashion photography ( – credits include, Elle UK, Coast, Vidal Sassoon, Tesco, Argos, Sweaty Betty, Cosmopolitan amongst many more and she has photographed personalities including Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dita Von Teese and renowned artist Antony Gormley. My creative editorial photography led to many people enquiring for me to photograph their weddings and in 2012 she started her wedding photography business.

Flowers By Kirsty

Flowers by Kirsty predominately is a wedding florist, but provides other normal florist services. I also do 'extras' for weddings too, including table plans, table place settings and wedding favours.

She has two goldfish as mascots and wears her Blue Peter badge that she won when she was 7 for good luck when she makes her creations!

She decided to give up a career in breakfast radio to follow a longing desire to set up her own business and get creative. She says ‘the advantage of having no training in floristry has allowed me to make it up and not follow boring rules when it comes to flowers. This restriction free approach hopefully comes through my creations so no one wedding is the same.’

One Flew Over

We are two friends, doing what we've dreamed of doing! For Charlie and Jess, doing flowers was always Plan A. After a while spent doing Plan B, C, ...the pair embarked on their floristry career courses and the idea for One Flew Over was born over a cup of tea. It has continued to grow ever since thanks to a bit of hard work, a lot of lack of sleep and an enormous amount of support from friends and family. With a passion for seasonal stems and natural beauty, the business grew out of the house and into the city. The pair are capably assisted in their duties by a green pawed quadruped named Oscar Lost Cat, who is particularly good at dealing with left-over ribbon cuts.

Pea Green Boat

Based in North London, Pea Green Boat is an online party paraphernalia emporium stocking beautiful, original and stylish decorations, stationery, tableware and accessories for wondrous weddings and celebrations. Drawing on their backgrounds in interior design and film production Tessa and Zoe established Pea Green Boat in 2014 to bring a modern, creative and fun aesthetic to the world of weddings. Our range of bespoke, sometimes handmade, always special pieces, is sourced from all over the world with a large proportion made right here in the UK.

“We love weddings, parties and celebrations of all sorts and we believe that creating a fun, gorgeous and love-filled atmosphere is absolutely the most important thing – but never at the expense of sanity! We aim to provide a curated range of gorgeous wedding accessories and decorations to take the stress out of making these choices. Wedding planning should be a joyous affair and we are overflowing with ideas on how to put things together for maximum impact – and we relish questions and conversations with our customers.”


“We are a creative prop hire agency. Like your show, we aren’t restricted to one category such as vintage, rustic or bohemian as we want to offer props that are as original as the couples themselves. We source and produce an eclectic mix of props that look great, but are a little different to the average mainstream prop hire offering. So if a bride and groom want a lightning strike for their dance floor, a huge cinema sign for their entrance, or a table full of pineapple ice buckets; they should come to us.

We’re not too cutesy (so don’t stock too many things with hearts), but we do love great design and creative ideas. How about an army of gold robots, a neon flower bike or a bespoke piñata?

And some might think that it’s a curious decision to set up a new prop hire business, when you’ve spent the last 4 years building up a successful events agency ( That’s what I’ve done – because props make me happy, they’re my passion, I get overly excited every time I see something new and end up filling my house with finds; so I decided the time was right to set up HEY and do what I love the most. Our site will be live in February 2015 so we’re busy scouring, hunting and producing bespoke stock.

Bride to Bijoux

Bride to Bijoux is a unique, bespoke wedding service offering creative direction, styling and sourcing for brides to be. Newlywed fashion editor turned wedding stylist Joanna Shiers provides a modern approach to matrimony – inspirational, imaginative, creative consultation for every visual aspect.

Most Curious Thing:
Joanna’s exquisite eye for detail transforms the look and feel of any celebration with original vintage props from her carefully curated archive. Some items are available both to hire as individual pieces as well as en masse for complete space styling. Delivering holistic wedding design linking the interior and fashion elements of your celebration, Bride to Bijoux also offers a growing collection of vintage wedding dresses, furs, veils and accessories available to hire or purchase, as well as made to measure Hen do headpieces.

CL.AM Correspondence

Husband and wife team Chris and Annahita, otherwise known as 'CL.AM CORRESPONDENCE. “We specialise in quirky fashion and travel inspired wedding stationery; including save the dates. wedding invitations, cards, place settings and personalised notebooks. We design everything ourselves and all are products are made in England. We aim to appeal to alternative bride and grooms who want something original, colourful and completely different to other wedding stationery out there!” aztec prints, tropical blooms and graphic style takes over from twee!

Hollyhock Lane

Hollyhock Lane is a wedding stationery company providing everything from invitations, save the dates, maps, menus and table plans and any other paper goods that can be printed for your wedding. Currently I have 11 'ready to print' designs which can be personalised with your wedding details and preferences but I also offer a luxury bespoke service for couples wanting something completely unique and personal to their wedding.

Most Curious Thing:
The most curious thing about my designs are that they’re covered with detailed illustrations, collages, paintings and patterns making each item of stationery a little piece of artwork in it's own right. All the designs are first created on paper by hand before being converted so they can be professionally printed onto luxury recycled card with a vintage finish. Each design has a hand crafted feel to it whilst managing to look modern and fresh.

Oh Squirrel

Launched in 2012, Oh Squirrel is a handmade stationery & gifts brand. Every product is hand finished by designer Katie in her beautiful studio in lovely, leafy Muswell Hill, North London.

Katie is inspired by nostalgia, old furniture and household objects, conversations overheard on the bus and general day to day life. Her most popular products are her unique take on making the Hen Party classy, in the form of a range of wearable accessories and decorations, and her hand stitched cards with a very cheeky sense of humour.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Flowers by Evitavonni...coming to Most Curious in just 4 days!

'Floral designs with heady mixtures of scents, enchanting colours and alluring textures' 

Oh yes please! Flowers by Evitavonnia have creativity and passion for all things floral deep-rooted in their hearts and we think their bouquets and displays speak for themselves.

The creatives at Flowers by Evitavonni understand that every bride is truly individual and work with couples to create beautiful floral designs for your wedding day, tailored to your specific needs and incorporating aspects of your personality.

They take on board your visions and develop them into a reality, whether your theme is traditional, vintage, contemporary, glamorous….

And the Most Curious thing about Flowers by Evitavonni?

They are part of an interior design brand while also being qualified Master Florists! So expect the ultimate in originality here, peeps. 

And they not only create flowers for weddings, events, photo shoots and businesses but they also have an amazing new online shop where you can buy their beautiful flowers and luxury gifts.

Come and see their stand at the show....shhh, but we think they are creating something very special just for Most Curious! Have you got your tickets yet?

Monday 2 March 2015


As well as the 100 design and fashion led exhibitors and Cereal Killer Cafe taking over the Truman Brewery on 7-8 March we have some super creative suppliers creating special Inspirational Installations. These will give couples ideas for all aspects of their wedding day, all with a Palm Springs theme through them - tipped to be one of the biggest trends of 2015 - think cacti, central American prints, desert blooms, mid-century furniture, tropicana and macrame. We can't wait. Just have a look at these concept drawings, mood boards and sneak peaks coming through...Top image is HEY STYLE's mood board, a brand new prop hire company specialising in vintage cinema signs, lightboxes, cocktail trolleys, flamingos, juke boxes, record players and all that good stuff! So new her website it launching in conjunction with the fair. Get in with us touch for more details though.

This is more props the lovely Laura of HEY STYLE will be using and a little sneak into her spatial plans for her installation.

We also have The Fire Pit camp setting up an eclectic mix of seating, rugs and bohemian swoonworthyness for you to watch the catwalk shows by, there maybe Persian rugs and vintage bus seats, that's all we can reveal for now... ;)

And as you step into Most Curious you will be greeted with an enchanting Spring like entrance by Harper Bazaar florist fave Jo Flowers.

Interior designer turned awesome wedding stylist Carrie Southall is creating a full-on tile print wall, reminiscent of the beautiful geometric Palm Springs architecture, as well as a reception table styled to perfection with midcentury props, macrame and graphic prints. We can't wait!

London laser cut crafter Micheala of Comeuppance, informs us she is making a 3D paper wonderland, which is pretty much all the information we need to know! Bring on the weekend!

The one and only....Minna Bridal!

Most Curious is the champion of indie fashion labels so we are completely in love with Minna Bridal!

We adore Minna's style, it is right up our Most Curious street, ranging from feathery light silk chiffon maxi length gowns to bohemian style dress made from crochet type lace with open back. *Happy sigh*

Minna's new collection is called 'Every Woman' because she wants every single woman coming through the door to find their dream dress. With over 70 dresses available to browse on the website, this is pretty much a dead cert!

We think one of the loveliest things about the Minna brand is that they understand brides may not all be super loaded. Minna wants her brides to be able to spend their wedding budget on an amazing venue, food and honeymoon so she keeps her prices affordable - from £380 to £1400 plus alterations!

And the Most Curious thing about Minna?

She is from Finland and, if you happen to be passing through Helsinki, as you do, you can pop into her other store there! 

And madly, she has no formal fashion training! Minna launched her label in 2008 while living in the middle of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Inspired by her love for vintage clothing, she started creating tops that soon found their way into high end boutiques. 

Lucky she did as 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!

Come and meet Minna at our show on 7 and 8 March, at the Old Truman Brewery - not long now peeps!

Hiding In the City Flowers are Most Curious About The Upcoming Fair!

Hiding in the City Flowers can be found, but they’re inside the premises of ‘The London Fabric Shop’ in Shoreditch surrounded by some of the capitals most exciting creative communities.

Predominantly a floral events company specializing in beautiful wedding flowers, Sarah Loughrey-Jennings works to create designs which are luxe, celebrate nature, and are impeccably finished using seasonal flowers and plants in their organic form.

With previous experience working with some of London’s most prestigious florists, Sarah decided to go solo in 2013 after wanting to veer away from standard bridal floristry and to establish a product and service for couples that are wanting to add a bit of personality into their day.

"Hiding in the City Flowers has received some very complementary features from the press and I recently have had some ‘pinch me’ moments when approached by some of our big clients. Sitting inside ‘The London Fabric Shop’ I’m constantly surrounded by fashion buyers and textiles two seasons ahead of the high street so, I make it my business to think how this then relays to our flowers and lifestyle trends. We are really proud of some of our glassware pieces as they magnify plants and flowers natural beauty and we adapt them really successfully for our weddings. We also love creating unique statement installments which catch the eye. This is our first time exhibiting at the Most Curious Wedding fair but we are so excited to be participating to showcase some of our designs for the forthcoming year to likeminded couples!"


And the Most Curious things about Hiding In The City Flowers?
The fact that Sarah really does have her finger on the pulse and creativity in her heart, seeing up and coming trends and translating these into stunning floral creations which are two steps ahead of everyone else!

We're super excited to have Sarah joining us this weekend, don't forget to get your tickets while you still can here!

Sunday 1 March 2015

Boxless Booths bring Most Curious Photobooth Fun to Your Wedding!

Boxless Booths was set up in 2014 by creative husband and wife team Paul and Oriana who share a love for photography, design, and of course a great wedding! 

After a very successful first year in business, Boxless Booths say they are honoured to be exhibiting at Most Curious and we're delighted to have them! To celebrate how much they love Boxless Booths weddings, they are setting up a live studio booth at our fair, giving away free photos to all participants and offering a 20% DISCOUNT off bookings, nice!

Inspired by the classic timelessness of photo booths, Paul and Oriana have given the traditional booth a twist by taking the experience out of the box and into the open space.  Equipped with signature illustrated props, backdrops and studio lighting, Paul invites guests to get together in a shot, have fun, be creative and have a laugh looking over the immediate printouts of their photos, which make great wedding favours!

Clients also receive a digital image gallery so the bride and groom can easily share their Boxless Booths photos with their friends and family.  The “booth’s” innovative design makes it easy to set up and takedown and can include as many or as few guests in a single shot, which makes each moment captured as posed or spontaneous as you like.

“We’ve had such a great time setting up Boxless Booths for weddings, and find it really gratifying to interact with guests and see how happy our brides and grooms are with their photos.  Our goal is to capture our clients’ weddings in a fun, original way, which is why we’re excited to share Boxless Booths at Most Curious so those looking for a unique way to capture their wedding can experience Boxless Booths firsthand.”

Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in events and portraiture.  He has shot at London Fashion Week and at events for Tony and Guy, and Ted Baker.  He has set up Boxless Booths at numerous weddings and corporate events for clients in the fashion and media industries, including a residency at the exclusive London club The Dolls House where “booths” were enjoyed by Alexander McQueen, Timeout, Ted Baker and Beggars Record Label.  Paul has a natural eye for capturing peoples’ true characters and loves interacting with those he photographs.

Paul’s eye for composition and Oriana’s knack for creative design makes for unique photos filled with character. Their personable, friendly and fun-loving professionalism makes Boxless Booths a great addition to any wedding.

And the Most Curious thing about Boxless Booths?
They're a pop-up photobooth service without a box of course! 

Make sure you come and say hello, you can get your tickets here!