This time last week, I was joining forces with 40 of the UK's most passionate wedding industry representatives, in showcasing at The Designer Vintage Bridal Show – a brand new bridal show, that was established to celebrate the best of creative designers and suppliers of all things vintage.

The show was the brainchild of designers and organisers, Rachel Simpson Shoes and The Wedding Club, and I was really thrilled to have been asked to have taken part to represent my blog, along with my blogging colleauge Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride.  It was a wonderful, and new kind of opportunity for us Wedding Bloggers to get out there and mix and chat with the Brides we love to inspire.

The event took place at Highbury Hall, Birmingham – something I was particularly delighted about, because I do feel that traditionally, too many of the leading wedding industry events take place in London. Don't get me wrong, I ADORE London, but this event being located in the Midlands made it so much more accessible to so many more Brides.

The 400 tickets for the event had sold out well in advance of the day itself, which was a sign to everyone exhibiting that it was going to be a good day.  And indeed, it was.  From designer dresses, to glorious cakes, table decor, entertainment, accessories, makeup, photography and more, this wedding fair had everything to offer to the discerning, vintage inspired Bride.  It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere all weekend and I have to say, I really very much enjoyed it and was very proud of my little exhibition table The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

Be warned, this is rather a long post – there were simply too many photographs to share with you! The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

A list of website links to all those who exhibited is provided at the end of this feature.

Love My Dress UK Wedding Blog – All Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Emma Case, except where indicated

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The Venue…

The venue for the weekend was the beautiful Highbury Hall in Birmingham.  Highbury Hall would make an amazing wedding venue, and I was pretty stunned to find out the whole entire place costs only just over £1000 to hire out for a wedding! This really is incredible value for the space you get – think dark wood panelled rooms, a Gone with the Wind style sweeping staircase and an air of Grade II Victorian Manor House elegance, and you get the idea…

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The Bloggers…

With the exception of the 'Save The Date' Magazine Wedding Fair that I was unable to attend, this was the first fair I've been asked to 'exhibit' at and here's me next to my fabulous little table, that I decorated to represent the Love My Dress Wedding Blog The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

Thank you SO much to Emma Case for lending me her beautiful Singer sewing machine and to Kim Groves of The Fine & Funky Event Company for loaning me various items to help kit out my space. Thanks to to the very kind Natalie Moralee of Purple Peacock Stationery for creating the most beautiful little cake flags – you ladies are brilliant and look forward to repaying you be showcasing your work on Love My Dress very soon…

I was heartened to have met so many people who already visit Love My Dress and made a point of coming over to say hi.  From Brides to Photographer's to most of the people exhibiting, it was quite a humbling experience! It was also good to talk with people less familiar with wedding blogs but really keen on the idea of learning more about them.

The following 5 Photographs were taken by the very kind Sassy Layford of Assassynation {thank you so much Sassy!}

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The Dresses…

The dress below is by Scottish wedding dress designers and Love My Dress Sponsors, Lindsay Fleming.  I have to say, I was really pretty taken aback to see the Lindsay Fleming dresses 'in the flesh', so to speak.  They were outstandingly beautiful. I exxagerate not one bit…

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David and Grace of Lindsay Fleming, below….

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Tobi Hannah decked the catwalk with her signature style short an sassy wedding dresses…

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Just some of the dresses on display and available to try on on the day…

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One thing that really impressed me most was the drop-dead gorgeous selection of Jenny Packham wedding dresses on exhibition and available to try on, courtesy of The Wedding Club.

One of Jenny Packham's right hand ladies, Petra, was present, and I spent a good while chatting to Petra about the Jenny Packham brand and her exquisite designs. It's all about the beading, the chiffon or the sillk, don't you know! The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

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Kate of Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture below with one of her beuatiful designs.  Kate had a really very beautiful selection of gowns on display. With an emphasis on couture and bespoke production…

And I love how Kate ALSO got lost trying to find the venue on the Saturday! hehe (made me feel a bit less pathetic anyway…)

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I adored the little girl's that were dancing around the venue in their pretty tutu's and Flower girl dresses….         

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A range of fabulous corsetry was also on display by Rawhide Corsets

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The Shoes…

Rachel Simpson shoes really are the most delightful wedding day heels and I will be treating myself to a pair VERY soon!

Rachel had several of her collections on show, including the gorgoeus Pearl and Ivory collections as well as her Noir and bursting with colour Cocktail collection…

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My favourite design from Rachel Simpson shoes is 'Mimi', below right…

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The Cakes…

One of the first exhibition stands to hit you as you walked into the main hall was that of The Boutique Baking Company – who very recently appeared on Love My Dress courtesy of this fabulous Bridal Photoshoot by Alex Beadon. Vicki Pritchett of The Boutique Baking Company really does know how to create one incredibly special cake. Everything looked like it was fresh out of some fantsatical kind of fairy tale, all sparkly glittery edibles before my eyes. Just fabulous!

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The Table Decor…

I love love LOVED what venue stylists Bonne Fete did in decorating all of the tables that were located in the main hall of the building, in different styles.  Wedding tablescapes on display included Deco, Retro, Country Fete, Candy Floral, I Do & Mend, Curios, Decadence and Precious.

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Bonne Fete have just launched a new concept called 'the Bottom Drawer'; paying homage to practice of the 'saving away' of household goods for later on when they would be needed/when a home was established, Bonne Fette's 'Bottom Drawer' service enables you to purchase itesm to style your tables and venue with, and keep them too!

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Event Stylists Vintage Glamour Days had an utterly gorgeous display on show…

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….including cute caravan-for-hire (£45/hour), Audrey, who was located just outside the entrance to the venue….

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That's Rachel Simpson below left there of the legendary Rachel Simpson Shoes having a little fun in Audrey! :)…

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The Wedding Stationer…

Wedding stationery Designer, Lucy Ledger, had a really pretty display on show.   Lucy's signature style is very much shabby-chic and vintage inspired, and I particularly loved Lucy's art-deco style stationery.  It was lovely to have met Lucy for the very first time too The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

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The Crystal Bouquets…

Clever, clever Debbie Carlisle creates the most beautiful crystal wedding bouquets.  I really was particularly taken aback by Debbie's stand, so breathtaking are her designs…

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The Milliners and Headwear Designers…

When it came to Millinery and headwear, this show had it all.  From gorgeous birdcage veils to 1950's oversized bow veils, I could have easily spent the whole day trying them all on!

A display from HT Headwear below…

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The following six photographs were taken by Sassy Layford of Assassynation and showcase the work of the amazing feather headband and bridal headband designer, Sheena Holland and Sharper Millinery

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The Florists…

Passion for Flowers put on a really beautiful display…

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All the pretty table decor below was supplied by Wedding table decoration suppliers, 'The Wedding of my Dreams', from sweetie jars, to signs, to table plans etc….

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The Bridal Portrait Artist…

One exhibitor I fell in love with was Abigail Hall, who was producing really beautiful bridal portraits there and then on the spot!…

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The Vintage 78 Gramophone DJs….

How lucky was I, having an exhibition stand right next to It's A Wind Up!? Believe me I was very lucky!!! I LOVE this gramophone playing duo, they are just so fabulous!  It was a little confusing at times as the female half of the act is also called Annabel! The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

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The Photographers….

There were several photographers exhibiting their work that weekend.  I adored Emma Case's stand…

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Steve Gerrard had an amazing display, I was super impressed with his work….

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The Exhibitors 

Wedding Dresses…
Jenny Packham
Lindsay Fleming
The Couture Company
Tobi Hannah
The Wedding Club
Sarah Willard Couture
Kate Edmondson

Accessories…
Gabrielle Louise
HT Headwear
Laurel Lime
Rachel Simpson Shoes
Ragged Rose
Rawhide Corsets
Sharper Millinery
TerryTerry
Debbie Carlisle Bouquets
Little 'A'
Passion for Flowers

Stationery…
Lucy Ledger

Cakes
The Boutique Baking Company
Carolines Cake Company

Hair & Makeup…
Emily Jane
Leona Seymour

Photographers…
Emma Case
Futura Films
I Am Anna
James Crockford
Liezl Croft Photography
Steve Gerrard Photography
AE Photography

Entertainment
It's A Windup!
The Nero String Quartet
Sugarfoot Stomp

Venue Styling…
Abigail Hall Design
Bonne Fete
The Wedding of my Dreams'
Vintage Glamour Days

The Bloggers
Love My Dress UK Wedding Blog
Rock n Roll Bride

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I would like to thank Rachel of Rachel Simpson Shoes and Claire Guest of The Wedding Club for inviting me to exhibit at The Designer Vintage Bridal Show.  Huge thanks also to Branwen Cook of Mother Brown PR and to graphic designer Matt Simpson, who designed the really very fetching event programme The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

The team that made it all run smoothly on the day, from left to right, Bran, Claire, Rachel and Matt…

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I have a strong suspicion that is gin they're drinking from their teacups! hehehe The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

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I'd also like to thank Photographer Emma Case for making me feel so welcome at this event. I'd had a particularly stressful few days prior and managed to also get lost finding the venue! Emma is such a genuinely kind and caring person and her warm smile and lovely Husband to Be made me feel at home instantly – thank you both :)  HUGE thank you to Sassy Layford of Assassynation who very kindly took some photographs for me to share with you today – thanks so much Sassy and final thanks to Makeup Artists Emily Jane and Leona Seymour for helping me look and feel a little less tired than I actually was that weekend! The Designer Vintage Bridal Show, Birmingham, February 2011 - Blog Report... (Weddings )

For more information, visit The Designer Vintage Bridal Show website, where you can sign-up to a Newsletter to be kept in touch about future events.  The organisers have also set up a blog.

Did you attend the event? I'd love to hear back from  you if so – leave a comment below!  What are your thoughts on vintage inspired wedding fairs – have you been to one before and would you attend one in the future?

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Much love,

Annabel xXx

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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  1. This looks amazing and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t go as I’m only 15 miles from Birmingham!! Love your stand Annabel, so cute and your dress is beautiful too!

  2. Hi Annabel, I was one of the Brides who came to say hi! My Mum was the one saying she wish she hadn’t chucked out all that stuff from her loft the other year once she saw your beautiful stand! I really enjoyed the show and picked up so many ideas for my wedding, think I’ve found my dress too!!!

  3. Me and my best friend came to the show it was truly amazing, everyone involved did such a great job, wishing everyone lots of luck x

  4. I am definitely attending this fair if there is another one, it looks absolutely fantastic. Any idea if there will be another one quite soon or not? I’m getting married in 13 months time, thanks x

  5. Thanks for your comments guys!
    Tiff – you HAVE to be at the next one showcasing your fabulous vintage wedding planning skills!
    Lorna – I remember you yes, blonde hair right? Your Mum was lovely! I’m really pleased you enjoyed the show :)
    Really, I’m so excited about the next one already. If the standards by this, the organisers inaugural event, were to go by, the next show should be just spectacular ;)
    Much love all and enjoy your Sundays :)
    Annabel xXx

  6. Annabel, thanks for the really comprehensive round up of the show. It really gets across the flavour of the weekend for those that missed it. Cheers for the mention too.
    For those of you that did come along, we’d love to hear what you thought to help us shape future events and make the next one even better! There’s a quick feedback survey you can fill in here – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6HGYQV7
    Thanks again Annabel, loking forward to seeing you next time… Matt x

  7. This looks amazing! Wish I had have know about it, would definitely like to attend another event if there is one being planned?

  8. I really enjoyed attending this show – it was great to see so many like-minded vendors, and it was a great chance for me to meet with one of my brides, who’s getting married at Highbury Hall in a few months’ time. But the highlight of the day for me was finally meeting you! You looked completely gorgeous, your stand was so beautiful and so full of pretty things (and thanks for the cakes – the kids loved them!) and you were every bit as lovely in person as you come across online.

  9. OMG Eliza, thank you so very much for this lovely comment!!
    It was such a pleasure to FINALLY meet you, I am just sad we didn’t get longer to chat! Let’s fix up that lunch/night out soon yes?
    I’m pleased the cakes went down well – hehehe! ;)
    Much love,
    Annabel xXx

  10. Hi Annabel, where are those pink frufru skirts from that the little girls are wearing, they are just super-cute!!!!
    The whole show looks amazing, I think you look gorgeous in your dress sat next to your pretty table. Well done you. I’ve followed your blog for a few months now and watched you grown, you are doing such an amazing job and it’s always good to see the person behind the blog :)
    Anna xxxx

  11. Hi Anna,
    They are gorgeous aren’t they? I will find out for sure, I did ask but regret that I have lost the business card. Leave it with me and I’ll reply back here via a comment :)
    By the way, I have a 5 year old with several of these tutu/frufru type skirts and the ones at the show really were totally gorgeous, beautiful and soft and very well made. I did find out they cost around £60 each.
    Much love,
    Annabel xXx

  12. Wow this event looks fantastic, what amazingly displayed stands, and what a fabulous report. Pinching myself for not having attended! I am quite new to the wedding world and have to say I am addicted to blogs like yours now, they are so insightful and you can see you really have a passion for what you do.
    I have just attended the Vintage Wedding Fair in Harrogate today after reading about it on your very own pages – which was fab too, met so many lovely people.
    So thanks Annabel.
    Michelle x

  13. Wow! It looks like such an amazing event, wish I could’ve gone. You’ve written such a lovely, detailed write up and shared some beautiful photos from the day (especially of those stunning wedding dresses)! x

  14. Thanks Michelle – I’m so pleased the Harrogate show went well, thats fabulous news! I can’t wait to hear about it from the organisers and those who were involved :)
    Make sure you come to the next DVB show! I’ll be there :)
    xXx

  15. This was my first wedding show, or indeed any kind of formal wedding-ey thing I have ever been too and It was brilliant. I wish I could have everything from the show for my wedding! I went with my cousin Kate – who was featured on this blog last year after her May 2010 wedding and she was saying how much she wished there’d been something like this when she was planning. I feel v. lucky indeed to have access to all this. Emma Case’s stuff rocks. I just hope we can get her for the wedding! Kelly x

  16. Hi Kelly!
    I remember chatting with you!!! You talked about the books as favours?? I cannot WAIT to see your wedding and if Ms Case is indeed going to photograph it, I sincerely hope I have the pleasure of featuring your big day on Love My Dress. Emma’s stuff does indeed rock :) hehe! ;)
    Very best of luck with the rest of the planning of your wedding Kelly :)
    Thanks so much everyone else for your lovely comments.
    Much love,
    Annabel xXx

  17. Looks like a fabulous show and as ever, so inspiring and creative – I agree about Rachel Simpson shoes as well they are just all gorgeous and glam, I bought a gorgeous pair of silver ‘lola’ shoes for my wedding and I am hoping to get more wear out of them!! Thanks for a really interesting post! xx

  18. Thanks for the lovely mention Annabel and for such a brilliant report of the Show. As an exhibitor I can vouch for the fact that it REALLY was this amazing and is a ‘must’ in the diary for any bride planning a vintage styled wedding. Emma Case’s photos capture the event so well. I have to take the opportunity to mention Amy, from ‘Little a’, the florist that collaborated on the nine vintage tables that we styled. The process and the end result wouldn’t have been the same without Amy’s creativity and passion for flowers. Thanks for making the effort to attend the show Annabel – it wouldn’t have been the same without you either x

  19. Great report Annabel, lovely to see more scrummy pics of the weekend from Miss Case!
    Thanks for the mention, twas a pleasure to help with your makeup – You may have been sleepy but looked radiant anyway! x

  20. Hi Anabel, great artical, glad you liked and remembered all of our vintage themed tables. We gathered lots of info from the brides to be and can honestly say we were quite suprised at the results but we (@littleaflorist and @bonnefete )are keeping that up our sleeves for the next show. Hope to work with you soon and maybe even share our top secret info!!! Amy (littlea) x

  21. I couldn’t make it to the show unfortunately, but eep! This is my venue! and I’m very happy to see it looking so lovely (even more so than usual). Looks like a great show, I’m really sad to have missed it

  22. It was a wonderful fair, I had such a great time and met lots of fantastic people and suppliers!
    I discovered I actually work in the same building as Becky of Ragged Rose who’s now making my jewellery, found Little ‘a’ who are doing my flowers, and found my fabulous dress which is in one of your photos (it’s the 1950s vintage lace one on the rail by the bed).
    So sorry I didn’t get to meet you, I love your blog!

  23. Oooh. These dresses are glamour in its highest form. I love, love, anything vintage, and I think they make a cool wedding theme. Awww… I would love to have my wedding this way.

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