Sunday, 3 March 2013

'To love and to cherish'...The National Wedding Show NEC 2013...

First off  - Make sure you enter my giveaway I'm running!

I have a special post lined up for you today, following my little visit to the National Wedding Show at the NEC yesterday, accompanied by the lovely friend/photographer - Emma-lee. (she's on twitter: @cakemixture)

For those of you who read my blog regularly will know I'm currently study Weddings as part of my Art project's, and I was keen to seek inspiration for my own designs. I had a chat with a few readers and you suggested I attend the event to give you my own little summary of the event and let you know, this seasons' must have's for your wedding!

Number one of my list was the vintage section (well you know me). I fell in love with a few particular Vintage stalls...

Memories of Vintage - was a lovely company who supply vintage crockery hire! I fell in love with the whole composition of the stall, and for anyone looking to have a vintage style wedding/party event, I strongly suggest you check out their website and see for yourself, what they offer:

Timeless Couture - Another beautifully presented stall, selling handmade timeless wedding dresses and other wedding accessories. I particularly liked the flower bouquet made from a paper map - it was so unique and would look lovely for flower girls.

- Next was the cake stalls - yum yum! Which I smelled a mile away (though I didn't get to taste them!) -

The Red Cake Company - displayed some very elegant cake designs! The detail was exquisite, and the people on the stand were lovely too! For any brides wanting a traditional wedding, the Red Cake Company provided the perfect recipe! Check out more on the website:

Miss Lola's Bakehouse - Another company selling beautiful cakes, that took a completely different approach to the 'wedding cake'. Themed around flowers, their was a beautiful display of cakes - my favourite being the flowers that sweeped across the cake!

Candy Girls - A new enterprising idea, that seems popular for this years weddings, is to have a selection of 'sweet' goodies for the guests! Candy Girls had a truly irresistible selection of  sweeties in the shapes of tree's! They cater for a wide range of events, but as a 'sweet-a-holic' myself, I think every bride should hire some sweeties for their wedding!

Finally the highlight of the whole even was the Catwalk (obviously). Their were some irresistible dress designs, and a very distracting male model (that looked particularly handsome). I've left a few shots of the event below, so you can admire!

Finally, I got chance to check out the new Photo booth's, that have been a huge hit at weddings recently! They're great fun, so me and Emma-lee thought we'd test it out too!
Check out to learn more!
And even better we got a goody bag  from The National Wedding Show to take home - which put the cherry on top of a lovely day!

Well that's all from me! I just wan't to say a big, thank you to The National Wedding Show, for organising such a great event, and letting me come along and enjoy the day! If you're a 'bride to be' and want some inspiration for your special day, head over to the Website to get your tickets for next year:

Lots of Love,


  1. The Memories of Vintage display is beautiful!

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  3. oooh, i love a good wedding. all of the displays are stunning, although the sweety and vintage ones are my favourites. i'm a new follower, and you can check out and follow my blog if you wish at

    Tata, leah at Amour, la fille. xo

    1. Hi Leah,
      I know - I'm a sweet/vintage addict, so I was in heaven ;)

      I've checked out your blog too - it's lovely, I need some layout tips from you! :)

      Grace X

  4. One of my friends went to this so it's nice to see some more pics from it! love the candy idea, so cutsie :) lovely blog xx

  5. Love the Vintage stuff! This looks like such fun!(: Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, would you like to follow each other?


  6. I did my daughters wedding in 2011. Cookie favors were a huge hit!

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