Vintage Wedding Fair at Session’s House, Clerkenwell – 1st April 2012

Today celebrity stylist Zoe Lem, gathered together a creative team of designers and business folk involved in the wedding industry.  The venue, a 17th century Pantheon styled court house, with rotunda ceiling, elegant function rooms, balconies and dramatic staircase is an idyllic setting for weddings. The romantic staircase, decorated with hand-stitched buntings by Little Bundles, and edged with our white hydrangea arrangements, was used to maximum effect for Zoe’s vintage wedding catwalk. Dressed in vintage bridal gowns, ranging from the late 1920′s – 60′s, model brides sashayed along the balconies and floated down the stairs, clutching our period styled bouquets. A medley of tunes from across the decades were spun by the Vintage Disco.

Zoe talked with the audience about ideal body shapes for wearing a particular period wedding dress. Each model’s dress was discussed in turn which provided the perfect photo opportunity to take pictures of the gowns and our flowers.

Pasi gave a brief talk about wedding bouquets through the five decades and hosted drop in sessions for future brides to discuss their flower requirements. A question that popped up regularly was “Which varieties are going to be in season for our wedding?” We plan to discuss this point further in a future blog.

Visitors to wedding dress designer Faith Caton Barber surely couldn’t fail to be excited by her wedding gowns. We were privy to her portfolio of sketches of new designs that are truly inspirational.

For vintage bridal accessories look no further than Cherished, Their choice pieces such as hair brocades and coronets are glamorous show pieces for brides and her maids.

Zoe Lem’s team were on hand to provide styling advice and help brides select from a wide selection of chic vintage gowns and accessories such as handbags and parasols.

Today’s event, like other smaller wedding fairs we have attended, tend to feature carefully selected suppliers and designers, plus they are not as overwhelming as the giant, national wedding shows. This is certainly proven by the relaxed atmosphere throughout the day here in Clerkenwell; here we witnessed many visitors taking time to talk to most of the designers/stall holders; and heard their appreciation of the designs and products on display.

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