The Love My Dress Summer Soiree ~ Part 3, Night Falls and Party Time

Part 3 for your delectation 🙂 See Parts 1 and 2 here. Burlesque Performance Artist Vicky Butterfly stole the show. She was out of this world.  Enjoy, comment, show some soiree love people – thank you so much!

Photography by Helen Russell & Katy Lunsford

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Until the next time my friends – from one very happy Wedding Blogger, come Soiree host extraordinaire 😉

Have a lovely Friday and enjoy your weekend,


Annabel xx


Snaparazzi Photobooth Images are here

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Photographers – Helen Russell & Katy Lunsford
Film Makers – Mintyslippers
Venue – The Riverside Terrace Suite, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts
Catering/Canapes/Cocktails – Fresh Element
Overall Concept, Styling & Co-ordination – Me + Kim Groves
Hero Of The Day/All-Round-Handyman – My Husband {Thank GOD for him!}
My Outfit – Once Upon a Time Design + Emmy + BHLDN + Forever Vintage + Kat Swank

Stylists – Severin  Hubert of Hepburn Collection + Lisa Jones
Flowers – Bel’s Flowers + By Appointment Only Design
Calligraphy + Signage – Paul Antonio

Entertainment – It’s A Windup! {Vintage 78 DJ’s} + Fonix Music {jazz trio} + El Bucko {DJ}
Illustrator – Charlotte Thomson-Morley
Burlesque Artist in Feather Boah – Scarlett Daggers
Photobooth – Snaparazzi
Vintage Props – Vintage Style Hire + AVA Event Styling + Event Prop Hire + Chic-Osity
Vintage Style Dessert Feature –  AVA Event Styling
Additional Popcakes – Popcake Kitchen
Flapper Dresses on Models – LeLuxe Clothing, via Vintage Teasets
Models – Emma, Eve and Zoe, c/o Hauterfly Events 
Burlesque Performance Artist –Vicky Butterfly
Sound & Light Expert – JM Pro Audio
Stage Draping & Swagging – Amanda Hearn
Masquerade Masks – Samantha Peach + some of my own paper masks from Cox & Cox
Name Tags – Purple Peacock Stationery + Sugalily
Instax/Polaroid Hire Cameras –  You Snap
The lady with a pen documenting everything – The Wedding Reporter

Lady with the huge beehive – Stacie Stewart 😉

Soiree Write-ups

  1. This is soooooooo funny! Sent in by Photographer Chris Barber, who were the most entertaining guests on the evening.
  2. I adore this review of the evening by Aisling of the Any Other Wedding Blog – thanks so much Aisling! I loved partying on with you into the wee hours, you were a hoot.
  3. Film makers Mintyslippers wrote about their experience documenting the whole evening (and day preparing) on film. By the way, you can see the teeny tiny teaser film here. 
  4. I love this honest and fabulously written account of the evening from Miss Bush Bridalwear owner, Emma Meek.
  5. The gorgeous Michelle from Pocketful of Dreams wrote about the evening. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love My Dress and responsible for most of these pretty bridal inspiration boards.
  6. One of my official photographer’s Katy Lunsford looking simply divine.
  7. Blogger Anna And The Ring tells us who was wearing her favourite dress.
  8. Photographer Neda Larodi-Blake writes about her experience as a guest. 
  9. Photographer Chris Hanley captured these stunning images. 
  10. The Archibald Photographer looked to have had lots of fun with Lindsay Fleming Couture 
  11. The Snaparazzi photobooth images are online for all to see.
  12. My amazing Illustrator Charlotte Thomson-Morley wrote about her road-trip up to Gateshead where she painted a live model, Burlesque dancer Scarlett Daggers, on the evening of the Soiree. Amazing!
  13. Kate Fletcher from Vintage Style Hire whose gorgeous props helped decorate the evening, shares her photobooth images.
  14. Dress designer Linda Davey of Dresses At No. 9 blogged about her time on the very glamorous Quayside that evening.
  15. Charlie from the Fifties Weddings Blog talks about the fun had on the night – thanks Charlie! ;))
  16. Blogger {and gorgeous Bride-to-be} ‘Love Audrey’ blogs about her evening – I am so glad I met this lady, she looked divine.
  17. The gorgeous Elizabeth from wedding blog Bridal Musings shares her experience. Thank you Lizzy! 😉
  18. Madison from The Pastel Pirate Wedding Blog also wrote about her excitement, what a delightful writeup, thanks so much!
  19. And one of my fave Bloggers Anna of Anna & the Ring blogged about THAT dress (no, it wasn’t mine!)
  20. Love My Dress {and hair, and makeup} hehehe! Thank you Joanne Linder at Vintage Twee
  21. A most fabulous glamorous make-over for the evening!
  22. Mr & Mrs Lawson, along with Tobiah Tayo and his beautiful wife looking absolutley beautiful
  23. Blogger ‘Only Gorgeous Weddings’ recounts her Cinderella Night
  24. I adore these photographs, espesh the ones of you Jay – Thank you, people of Blue Sky Photography
  25. Photographer Paul Joseph describes his view of the evening – thanks Paul, I love those booth pics
  26. Accessories Designer Nicola from Silver Sixpence in her shoe wrote of the fun she had, and need to change to ballet flats by the end of the night  (GOD I know that feeling!)
  27. Bride to be Becca, and Miss Pickering Protoge, spills the contents of her goodie bag.
  28. Online wedding giftlist company Zankyou blogged about their visit 
  29. Stationery Elle of Elle is for Love wrote about the process of preparing to attend the Soiree – this is such a fun blog post!
  30. Wedding Designer and Co-ordinator Andri of ‘Always Andri’ wrote about her experience.

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She has a passion for photography, walking, yoga, nature, and loves to support talented artists and creative businesses. In 2013, she became a published author. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters Eska and Leanora and menagerie of furry hounds. Annabel supports Philip in the running of the family flower farm at at Moonwind Flowers. She is also co-founder of What About Weddings.

25 thoughts on “The Love My Dress Summer Soiree ~ Part 3, Night Falls and Party Time

  1. Annabel…you should have introduced me to Stacie…. “Stacie this is Emma She has a scottie dog called Bob”
    “Emma This is Stacie she has a scottie dog called Percy”….we would have talked for hours!!
    All the best people have scottie’s…i think you should get one! 😉
    gorgeous images….happy memories x

  2. Oh this has reminded me of what a fun night it was! Everything was just amazing! Annabel your kids are too cute 🙂 What a great night. Everyone looked gorgeous and made such an effort. Glad I managed to the avoid the photos hehe!! xxx

  3. Will we be able to have a few for our own collection? Would love to have a few for my folder/album x
    It was the most amazing night and I would urge anyone who didn’t get to go this time GET ON THE LIST ASAP for the next. Annabel is THE most lovely lady. Thank you for such a memorable evening. xx

  4. All three of these posts have just made me swoon and sigh. I wish EVERY day could be a soiree day! (And no I don’t care about the exhaustion that would entail or the issue of finding a new dress daily.)
    Thank you for creating a magical little world that we could all indulge in for the evening. It was evidently appreciated by all and you should be beyond proud of yourself for such a gorgeous achievement.

  5. What a fabulous congregation of vintage worshippers! It looks like such a fantastic day – what an achievement Annabel and everyone involved! You should all take a big bow xxXxx and a big thankyou Helen Russell & Katy Lunsford for capturing such stunning photos of the event! x

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