A blustery Happy New Year from my vintage wedding blog. And news of Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair…

Dear Reader – a very Happy New Year to you!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas break, survived the storms, and are full of energy for 2014.

I’m looking forward to getting back to work today. Well, who wouldn’t love spending their time surrounded by gorgeous original vintage wedding dresses?

Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014

January is our busiest time of year, and includes planning attendance at a few carefully-selected vintage wedding fairs – always fun! There are so many vintage wedding fairs now and they each have something to offer. But my favourite by far is the one held at Bristol Zoo.

This year’s Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair is on Sunday 16th March at Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens. I’ve exhibited there for the last four years, and it’s always packed with terrific vintage wedding ideas and accessories. All the pretty photos on this blog post are from last year’s show.

Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014
Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014
Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014
Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014
Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014

The show’s organiser, Ali, is a lovely friendly lady who hand-picks her exhibitors to ensure she gets a perfect mix. Ali knows exactly how to make the day enjoyable for exhibitors and visitors alike.

The venue is light and airy, and I have my regular spot on the ground floor in the corner by the windows. Here, I’ll have my full collection of around 70 original vintage wedding dresses. (I shall leave my new vintage inspired wedding dresses at home, but they can be seen online or at my studio in West London.)

Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014
Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014

The show has a great blog by their resident journalist, Sarah. I have a small piece on there today – check me out!

I do hope you’ll come and see me and my darling sister Kathy who helps me on the day. Here we are, pictured together.

Heavenly Vintage Wedding Blog, Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair 2014

We’re always delighted to meet new brides-to-be and their friends and families, and to show off our gorgeous original vintage wedding dresses. Please do pop by and say hello!

All photos of Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair c Marie Man

Love

Helena 

Heavenly Vintage Brides