Vintage Wedding Fair, Sunday 4 March 2012, Mansfield Traquair
BEGINS a spokesperson: “As the commercialism of weddings goes out of fashion, brides are now looking for something different for their day. For many, the more relaxed, quirky and distinctly vintage style is the way to bring back good old fashioned love.
“Vintage style weddings are the new vogue. As couples now make their own choice about the style and shape of their wedding day, with a move away from the traditional parent-planned wedding, bringing in the vintage experts is the way to say ,‘I love you’, with old-style glamour.”
The Vintage Wedding Show showcases wedding suppliers who appreciate the love, glamour and style of vintage.
They are true experts in their field: from beautiful original bridal gowns from the 1930s through to stunning vintage-inspired designer-made dresses; from gorgeous costume jewels and accessories to original flower bouquets oozing with the romance of days gone by; these exhibitors just love the timeless elegance of yesteryear.
The Vintage Wedding Show organiser, Mel Jarron, was just such a bride.
“When I married I just wanted to fall in love again to the live sound of a swing band and to do something different from what all my friends were doing.
“But I really struggled to source vintage pieces to bring that special and glamorous twist to my wedding. Having found local suppliers who can put that swing back in, I just want couples to be inspired by the unusual and the beautiful, as I was, and to have truly unique weddings.
“Whether it is a simple dip into vintage for your big day with old fashioned china, or whether you want to go the whole hog, everything is going to be under one roof at this show.
“Photography, cakes, flowers, hair and make-up, crockery hire, event planners, dresses, jewellery, accessories and even cars! There will be live music all day and a (G&) tea party for refreshments.”
Mel has been involved in organising large events for ten years.
Fashion shows, film previews and speed dating events are all under her belt with her online membership business, Scene Scotland (formerly The SIlver Card). Eight years ago, she set up her beloved Funk Fair, a vintage fair and makers market which runs in Edinburgh and more recently, Dundee with an avid and loyal following of vintage friends.
The Vintage Wedding Show is on Sunday 4th March at stunning wedding venue, Mansfield Traquair.
Running in conjunction with Edinburgh’s award-winning hospitality whiz kids Heritage Portfolio, this unique wedding fair promises to entertain and most importantly inspire all wedding couples looking for something beyond the norm.
For details of exhibitors and ticketing visit:
Vintage Wedding Show
Sunday 4th March
11am – 5pm
Scene Scotland (formerly The Silver Card) is an online membership scheme based in Edinburgh and promises members exclusive offers and event invitations across the city.
Funk Fair is organised four times a year in both Edinburgh and Dundee (www.facebook.com/funkfair for more details)
The inaugural show is being held at Mansfield Traquair which is available as a wedding venue.
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