The Miss Vintage Wedding Affair takes place on 21st October, between 11am and 4pm at Battersea Arts Centre in London. Admission to the show is just £2, and organiser Amelia Barnes, who runs the event, is a true vintage obsessive.
Originally trained as a fine artist, she subsequently branched out into floristry
and China Hire. When she decided to get married she realised, that at the time,
the suburbs of Surrey didn’t really have much in the way of quirky, vintage
style wedding suppliers…
of what was offered to me for my wedding was part of a package, or had to be
ordered, mass produced, from China. There just didn’t seem to be anything out
there for the quirkier bride to be at the time. So I made everything myself and
exhausted myself in the process! I wanted to change this.”
Image below taken from the Connie & Dolly stand at the previous Miss Vintage Wedding Affair event
For her own wedding she bought over five
different vintage wedding dresses off eBay, only one of which fitted! There had
to be an easier way of planning a vintage wedding. In the years that followed, as she built up her vintage china
hire and bespoke floristry company, Vintage Floral Teas, she found that
she came into contact with lots of lovely vintage suppliers. So she decided to
bring a bit of vintage chic to South London brides for them to get exactly what
they want! High quality, quirky and creative suppliers for a really personal
I got chatting with Amelia about the Miss Vintage Wedding Affair…
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How would you describe
Miss Vintage Wedding Fair?
Miss Vintage Wedding Affair is a unique wedding fair for creative,
quirky brides who want to have fun with their wedding day. Packed with high
quality, inspired and original suppliers, it’s for brides who want something a
little bit special. Bring your girlfriends and leave the men at home! With
things to buy, eat, drink and do, it’s going to be more like a party than a
traditional wedding fair.
can you do on the day?
Have a vintage makeover – On the
day visit Lucy Lou's Pop-up Parlour, for all your vintage hair and make-up needs. WIth a 'quick hair' makeover from as little as £5, to full makeup from £10, youd be missing out by not booking an appointment to trial Lucy's services; contact
Lucy on 07733383735 or email@example.com.
Join a Free Paper Rose Workshops with The Story House – Whether you want to use them for your bouquets, buttonholes or venue
decorations, paper roses are easy, fun, size adaptable, and really versatile,
as well as being beautiful. Use them to express your own interests, using
vintage paper, sheet music, or, for those with itchy feet, maps. Take a few
moments away from the stalls, pop yourself down at The Story House craft table,
and choose from a pile of beautiful vintage papers. In just half an hour you'll
learn to make beautiful paper roses…
Cupcakes will be running cupcake decorating drop in sessions – no need to
Live Music – We will have a great line up of live music on the day of the fair. The Nightingales are a stylish and sophisticated
vocal duo with a great repertoire that mixes the modern classics of Adele and
Estelle with the old fashioned soulful sounds of Natalie Cole and Nina Simone.
They will be performing throughout the day at the fair in the tearoom, so come
and have a listen over a scone and tea!
What She Said', who are Rosie, Kate and Katie will be beautifully and
bravely demonstrating their blend of vintage and contemporary music with their
own distinctive arrangements and ukulele accompaniment, producing a sound that
is sweet, fresh and all kinds of fun! They will be performing in the Grand
What else? Brides will be able to chat to over 65 different
bespoke suppliers from and around the Surrey, Sussex and London area about how
they can help create their handmade day! There will be florists, cake
designers, photographers, hair and beauty experts, bespoke stationers and vintage
bridal wear companies (who’ll be selling their dresses on the day!).
Brides can relax in the lovely vintage inspired tearoom where well-deserved refreshments can be
found run by the amazing Christina Reynolds of Vintage Feast and her team. As
well as serving tea, coffee and sparkling wine, this is Vintage Feasts sample
menu for the day.
For a full list of who will be exhibiting at the show, click here.
About the venue
The Battersea Arts Centre is an award-winning theatre venue
in London, renowned for its innovative, accessible and high quality arts
activities… they also do really lovely weddings for your less than typical
bride and groom. Steeped in theatrical history Battersea Arts Centre offers the
perfect creative environment for any special occasion. This Grade II* listed
Victorian Town Hall is fast becoming one of the most sought after venues in
south London. The Grand Hall and Octagonal Hall and the main foyer are all licensed for Civil
So, who's planning on attending?
Should you have any further queries, please
contact Amelia via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
0775 984 8813. You can also follow Miss Vintage Wedding Affair on Facebook and Twitter.
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