The Nostalgic Wedding Fair – Southampton

On Sunday 12th of October you would have found me with all my creations at The Nostalgic Wedding Fair in the gorgeous setting that was Southampton Art Gallery.

I might have been swayed by the stripes in the arches, but this would make a stunning wedding venue in its own right. Such a lovely light, airy space and you could woo your guests with the art on the walls.

Southampton Art Gallery

Southampton Art Gallery

Here’s how my stall looked.

Eleanor Whichello Wedding Fair Stall

Eleanor Whichello Bridal Accessories #NostalgicWeddingFair

I had some of my new pieces on display. The Richard Mother of Pearl Wave Cufflinks were a hit, as were the dainty Lani Pearl Drop Earrings and the Olivia Rose Quartz Comb.

I had a competition running to guess how many beads were used in my latest tiara (see below). The winner will be announced next week and they can claim their Ilia Pearl and Crystal Hairpin.

Eleanor Whichello Beaded Flower and Crystal Headpiece

Can you guess how many beads I used?

I meet some other wonderful suppliers, who had great stands and were offering brilliant services and purchases for your wedding.

It was hard to decide what was the yummiest between Macaron Madam and Winchester Vintage Catering. The luxury, homemade macarons would add beautiful colour to your wedding and make quite a display. They would be great for favours or to serve with coffee after the wedding breakfast. I would have to go for the bright pink ones!

Macaron Madam The Macaron Ladies

Macaron Madam The Macron Ladies

Alternatively you might be looking for a true vintage feel to your late night food. Better than a buffet for those evening guests, what about a crêperie in Jenne the vintage citroen H van. A tad classier than a hog roast, but still easy to feed lots of people.

Perhaps the supplier I was most excited about meeting was Daff Workshops. I was drawn straight to the crafting table and wanted to make everything. I had to remind myself that I was supposed to be working! With Daff Workshops you can arrange craft parties for a hen do, ranging from garter making to larger projects which include all the hens, such as bunting. It has even featured as my #TuesdayDIYInspiration this week.

Right next to me was Rosadior, offering floral headpieces and crowns. I am still obsessed with floral crowns and the ones Rosadior had on display were stunning. They just made you want to pick them up and try them on. Obviously a great wedding day accessory, but perhaps even for your hens on your hen do. A sophisticated, yet fun approach to the hen do sash?!

Rosadior Floral Crowns

Rosadior Floral Crowns

There were suppliers I had met before there and I got to have a lovely catch up with, Doily Days, Ash Darling and Lovely Jubbly.

I even managed to start working on my next hair comb, whilst there was an ebb in brides!

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