Saturday Reflections And A Style Me Vintage Weddings Book Signing In London, Tomorrow!

Well well well. What an incredible week so far.  Just incredible. Weeks like this don't happen very often, so please forgive us for a slightly sporadic blog post schedule this past 5 days.  It has been a whirlwind dream involving many taxi journeys to and fro, trains (and missed trains), lots of last minute phone calls, pre-event panic nerves and anxiety, happy hugs and tears, no where near enough sleep, champagne and celebration, culminating in 260 of the best of the UK wedding industry joining me, my family and friends on Wednesday evening at Corbet Place in Shoreditch to celebrate the launch of my book, Style Me Vintage: Weddings.  It was one of the most beautiful, joyous evenings I have ever experienced. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

I will be blogging about it all very soon, showing you what the truly talented and amazing team behind the event are capable off, for now, you can catch up with what was for me, one of the most exciting times and proudest moments of my life here;-

Heart  Elle Magazine were in attendance and blogged about it here – thank you so much Elle!

Heart  The fabulously technically savvy Celia of 'Bride Electric' was in attendance and shared her experience on Storify. You can visit Celia's website Bride Electric here.

Heart Instagram was and still is awash with images from the evening – look up the #smvwed hashtag

Heart I think #smvwed must have been trending on Twitter at one point! 

Heart Those gorgeous girls over at Belle & Bunty blogged about the launch – thank you so much Hannah and Alice!

Heart Here is a little sneaky preview of the evening, courtesy of photographer Ashton Jean-Pierre, official photographer on the night, as well as an image of my and my husband Philip below.  You can find out about my dress and all the other details in the official blog post coming soon, I promise.

Style Me Vintage Weddings Book Launch Party - sneak preview image by Ashton Jean Pierre

Me and my husband Phil

You can buy Style Me Vintage: Weddings on Amazon, Waterstones and in all good book shops.

Goodness, I really can't stop thinking and smiling about it. It was nothing short of incredible. Like a dream!  I'm trying so hard not to share to much, I really must keep it for the official blog post! And besides, I have about 3 trillion thank you cards to be getting on with writing.

Which leaves me to say that whilst I might be back in my beloved hometown of Whitby right now, I'm hopping on a train later this afternoon back to the big smoke so that I can join some of my favourite colleagues at the eagerly awaited Zoe Lem Vintage Wedding Fair tomorrow.


Please do come along if you can – I'll be signing/selling books and participating in a VIP expert panel in the morning – join me plus the panel listed below to ask us any question you like about planning your wedding, whilst supping on some breakfast champagne, how does that sound?

Heart Zoe lem – Vintage Shape Expert
Heart Annabel Beesforth – Love My Dress – vintage wedding expert
Heart Lucia Silver – The State of Grace -  bespoke expert
Heart Tara – Ooh la la Vintage – vintage history expert
Heart Charlotte White – Restoration Cake
Heart Laura Babb – Laura Babb Photography - photography expert
Heart Lady Alex – Wam Bam Club – burlesque/hen party expert

I am getting so bloomin' excited about meeting some of my readers and brides to be – this is why I do this and getting out there and being a part of it all is one of the very best parts of my job.


Tickets to the Zoe Lem Vintage Wedding Fair can still be purchased today – alternatively you can pay on the door tomorrow, at whatever time you'd prefer to arrive, morning or afternoon.  Full details of show location, who will be there, what's on, how to get there and all the rest can be found here. It's going to be damn right amazing. I cannot wait!

Lots of love and excitement everyone, I hope you all have a really lovely day,




Annabel View all Annabel's articles

Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.