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Vintage Chic Flick | Vintage Chic Wedding Fair October 21st 2012

In preparation for our next Vintage Chic Wedding Fair 21st October 2012, we are delighted to bring to you some images from our latest promo shoot which we have called Vintage Chic Flick. The overall aim of the shoot was to provide a little inspiration mixed in with some candid fun – as usual nothing high brow at Vintage Chic Wedding Fair!

Weddings have strong links with movies. Boy meets girl, they fall in love (with obligatory ups and downs along the way) they marry and live happily ever after (ahhhhh!!). A wedding day documents a magical story and so the idea of incorporating movies and cinema into this shoot was born.

The beautiful and vintage Electric Cinema – the oldest working cinema in the UK  set in the heart of Birmingham provided the perfect venue for this shoot.

With a girls night out at the cinema in mind, we collaborated with some of our creative and talented exhibitors to marry together this fun theme which gives you a taste of our fairs. Fun, entertaining and full of ideas with inspiration across all vintage eras. Our models were accompanied by our signature entertainer, the one and only Simon Partridge who loved scoffing popcorn in the name of art!!

Everything included in these images were provided by exhibitors who will be at our October fair and we would like to thank them all very much for their contributions. Big thanks to models Sarah and Laura who stepped in at the last minute – they looked beautiful and were lovely ladies to work with mwah! xx

Studio Seed

Tamsin designed some beautiful cinema inspired stationery. ‘I used a simple pallette of warm greys and black (for that black-and-white film look) and coupled with vintage typography and a subtle hint at romantic on-screen couples…The main invitations opened outwards like curtains at the cinema, and came complete with two admission tickets to the big day. Envelopes were lined with an art deco-inspired print and had vintage labels affixed to the front’

Miss Lolas Bakehouse

I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair photoshoot. As soon as the words ‘Hollywood Vintage Glamour’ were uttered by Susie and Cathy, my imagination went into overdrive! I used a subtle colour palette of neutral tones with highlights of burnished metallics.

A mass of full blown sugar roses and vintage style edible brooches were added to the mix to create a glamourous, yet ultimately romantic 4 tier Wedding cake with matching cakepops.’

Fusion Flowers

Kris from Fusion Flowers designed some stunning floral art. ‘We went with a neutral theme to begin with reflecting that back in the day all film was black and white, this inspired me to use neutral shades including creams, ivory and silvery browns and the use of Norma Jean Roses, Viburnum, Hydrangea, Carnations, Eustoma, Phlox and Physocarpa complemented the Mirrored Candelabra really well and looked striking along with the amazing Cake and Stationary. To compliment this I designed a small Vintage Bridal Posy using Norma Jean Roses, Viburnum and Saponaria complimented with beautiful pearl beads.

Then we moved onto the Electric Cinema. To reflect the Red used within the Venue and the accessories used at the photo shoot I created two bridal designs. To create the vintage bridal bouquets I used stunning Naomi Roses, Sweet William, Alstromeria and Hypericum Berry. Firstly, a beautiful Hand Tied Design and secondly a stunning Shower Bouquet Design.

Luxe Bridal

With a backdrop as fabulous as the Electric Cinema we decided to choose some of our more elegant dresses from a number of eras but all possessing the necessary chic elements. A lurex silver thread 1960s fitted dress was first up along with a wonderful classic 1950s cream satin dress with delicate fern pattern.

One of our favourite dresses, a 1970s, lace tiered number, was used next to add a bit of girly romance to the proceedings. Model Sarah changed into one of our newer arrivals in the Luxe Bridal studio, a stunning 1930s silk and lace dress with collar and matching belt. We teamed this with a delicate 1930s seed beaded clutch.

For the finale we chose an early 1980s, 20s style drop waist dress, as a nod to the Art Deco cinema and a reflection of the fashion for drop waists currently sneaking back into the limelight. The dress by Scott McClintock and originally from Liberty’s features a lace layered upper with a floaty chiffon skirt. Sarah wore another stunning early 1980s column dress with lovely subtle scalloped neckline and shoulders and intricate beading across the bodice of the dress. The style and elegance of the dress reminiscent of the early 60s and very Audry Hepburn.

Le Keux Events (The Vintage Salon)

Le Keux events complimented the gowns with some stylishly simple vintage hair and make up. Classic curls and a low beehive along with strong brows, eyeliner and lips to finish off the look.

Vintage Chic Flick featuring……

Luxe Bridal

Le Keux Events

Miss Lolas Bakehouse

Fusion Flowers

Studio Seed

Simon Partridge

Images courtesy of Susie Styler Photography

We’re really excited about our next fair as we’ve got a most fabulous line up of innovative and creative vintage inspired wedding suppliers. As always entertainment from Simon Partridge and some FREE craft and floral art demos.

Tickets for our fair are now available to purchase online at . £4.50 online or 4 for £15.00 for a limited period only . £5.00 each on the door.