14

Oct

2011

My stand at the DVB Show and a big THANK YOU

Last weekend I traveled down to Birmingham for the  weekend to exhibit at the Designer Vinatge Bridal Show . I had been invited along with 4 of my other  blogging friends  Rock n Roll Bride , Love my Dress , Beyond Beyond and OMG I’m Getting Married to exhibit in a meet the bloggers feature.

Designer Vintage Bridal Show

As it was the first time I had exhibited a a blogger and not as a planner and I have to admit I was pretty nervous. I needn’t have been though because as soon as I  got there that I realised that everyone involved in the show was completely lovely!

I made lots of great friends, met some amazingly talented suppliers, as well as meeting some of you, my lovely readers, which at times was a bit overwhelming with comments like ‘I Love your Blog’ which is always fabulous to hear!
I will be featuring a lot of those suppliers in upcoming posts, but today I just wanted to share with you a few pictures I took of my stand for those of you who coldn’t make it down, as well as give a few shout outs to the people who made it possible!

Designer Vintage Bridal Show

As a blogger it’s pretty hard to figure out how to exhibit, I’m not selling anything after all, so after a chat with my friend Shelly from Toast of Leeds, I decided I would go for something quirky and try and replicate how I see the blog, while tacking inspiration from ideas that I may have already featured on the blog.

Designer Vintage Bridal Show

Designer Vintage Bridal Show

  • I couldn’t have put the stand together without the help of Jenny from Hansley Beard Vintage Prop Hire. Amongst the hoard of wedding items I have acquired that currently live in my summer house at the bottom of the garden, I borrowed a whole stack of retro and vintage goodies from Jenny. Jenny is an expert in all eras of vintage and she has a store room FULL of everything you can possibly think of from props, totea stets, to furtiture to costumes!……..so I was really spoilt for choice! (find her at www.hansleybeard.co.uk )
  • I’d also like to thank Bex Morgan from Blush Flowers for the lovely flower arrangement she created for me  (www.designedbyblush.com)
  • Once again thanks Nic from Paper Dates for the flyer design that you can see HERE  (www.yourpaperdates.com)
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I decided that my ‘Theme’ was rustic retro, with colours of cream, brown and green. I incorporated photos from some of the real weddings I had featured on the blog (thanks to all the photographers who let me use their photos) as well as mixing in some of my favorite inspiration boards!

What I found surprising was that people were tacking pictures of the stand which was a total surprise! one girl even wanted to use an idea for her art project! I really enjoyed putting it together and playing with all the props that Jennie had lent me!

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And while I was there I was lucky enough to have my photo taken with the gorgeous and totally amazing (and possibly the nicest person in the world) Emma Case. after being asked to do a very quick bit of modeling  for the Couture Company and Ava Styling (and it rally was quick…like 5 minutes quick!) Photos to follow soon, but here’s a quick sneak peak

Designer vinatge bridal show

So THANK YOU…thank you to everyone who came and said hello at the show, thank you to all the lovely suppliers I met, thank you to all the lovely friends I made and thank you to the organises of the show for putting on a fabulous event! A brilliant group of wedding peeps all in one room, all full of adoration and support for each other!
I can’t wait for the next one!

Thanks again to
www.hansleybeard.co.uk
www.designedbyblush.com
www.yourpaperdates.com

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Comments

    louise {bijouxbride}

    It looks really fab Kelly, I’m so disappointed I couldn’t make it, next time! I love how you included photo’s of the couples you’ve featured – such a lovely touch!

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    Bex Morgan

    Awwww…thanks for the mention lovely lady! Was so nice to see you – the blogger who is always having fun and laughing! :)
    Your stand looked beautiful and those square green sweets were yummy! xxxx

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