Earlier today I promised you the inside scoop on an exciting event organised by Love My Dress reader and real bride Sarah Bunting – who also happens to be International Contributing Editor for Oivia Palermo. If, like me, you fell head over heels for Sarah's stylish wedding this morning, you may want to make your way to the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale this weekend.
On Sunday 1st September, between 11am and 2pm, Parallel Venues' Cams Hall in Fareham will open its doors for this unique bridal experience.
The concept is really simple; newlyweds pitch up to sell on their pre-loved wedding items (because
really, what are you going to do with 100 jam jars now you’re married?)
and brides-to-be come along on the day to purchase pieces with which to style their own special day. Visitors can soak up the exquisite surroundings of Cams Hall while perusing the
stalls and stopping for a spot of afternoon tea. Bliss! Better still, entrance is just £2 per person.
In addition to the newlyweds, there will also be an array of carefully selected local
businesses in attendance. They'll be offering some great finishing
touches to take away, as well as live DIY demonstrations and top tips
on how to craft your own unique wedding.
The Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale is designed to be as unlike a traditional
wedding fair as possible, making it exciting and interactive, with
heaps of inspiration. It's all about picking things up on the day, from
pre-loved decorations to vintage goodies, and the odd frock too!
Showcasing some of the best and most unique independent venues across Hampshire is also key to the Bridal Boot Sale – a past venue, Milner Hall in Winchester, is actually a former Church that is now used to host wedding receptions, while beautiful Georgian villa Hill Place, offers entirely bespoke wedding packages for the most creative of couples.
Photography (except image at top of page) Copyright (c) 2013, Angela Ward-Brown
The Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale is curated by events and communication agency What Peggy Did Next, founded by Sarah Bunting, Helen Wade and Karen Wyatt. With extensive careers in event management, publishing and marketing, the trio are passionate about creating unique experiences for their discerning clients.
Be sure to check out the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale blog for updates and great ideas, plus a peek into the What Peggy Did Next little black book of favourite suppliers.