Monday, 16 May 2016

Creative Collective Magic

Sunday 15th May saw the first of the Creative Collective Wedding Fairs at Ocean Studios. There are going to be many a blog post about this event because it was so awesome! But I think everyone's view of the day will be slightly different, and I wanted to share mine.

Over the years I have attended many wedding fairs, I pay for a space, a box or a table. I do my very best to fill my assigned area, be different and make my space stand out from the rest. It works, and I get bookings from lovely couples that I meet.

With the vision of lovely Danni, owner of fabulous stationary and styling company Faithful Designs and The Wed Hub, this Sunday was going to be different. Wherever possible, Danni encouraged us to not have a table, to show our creative side and work with the space we had to make this wedding show unique. 

I borrowed bits and bobs from friends and with my van full of a everything from peonies to suitcases, daisies to wooden crates, I was off! 

The most amazing empty space that is Ocean Studios was filled with every Brides dream, from rings to dresses, bouquets and stationary. It was incredible to see this space filled with fantastic suppliers and lovely couples. 

My neighbouring stands included the very talented Dave Crocker, who creates a unique wedding painting of your day. Certainly worth speaking to Dave if you have ideas, he is so open to new ideas. 

Dave Crocker starting a little sketch of the day - a dedicated creative!

Danni herself out did us all on the display stakes! Bringing literally everything including the settee!! her stand was amazing!

The super lovely Mrs Jutson was just down the row, promoting her stunning wedding photography portfolio. Louise Jutson is an amazing photographer, and so enthusiastic about her work. I've been lucky enough to have my work photographed by her in the past, and, having seen her wedding portfolio she captures the moment perfectly. Louise is also very much promoting the album. I am so behind this idea! Photographs of your special day are appreciated so much more in a stunning book than on a memory stick!

Louise chatting with a couple about wedding photos

Tegen jewellery brought along some of her amazing pieces, all of which certainly caught my eye. I love the idea of buying a unique precious wedding ring that you know no one else is going to have.

Aisla Munro works wonders with a needle and thread! I have never seen such stunning handmade dresses. I have seen Aislas work before, but only in pictures, and this weekend I saw several of her pieces. My lovely bride from a wedding this weekend wore a piece by Aisla, and I also got to see stunning dresses displayed on Sunday, they are truly a work of art. 

Jayne brought along some amazing pieces from Audrey & Rose, which caught the eye of my inner magpie all day with their stunning sparkles! 

Downstairs was filled with lovely suppliers too! 
Katy Short displayed her amazing talents as a make up artist for the first time at a wedding fair. This lady works wonders with a makeup brush! 
The lovely Te Amo Brides brought along their fabulous new suit collection. Centrepiece cakes filled her space with stunning designs and Anon Designs brought along their fantastically unique stationary. 

Pretty little cufflinks from Pretty Little Treats

Without doubt, this was one of the best shows I have been too. The suppliers were lovely to chat to, and the couples that came along were inspired by what they saw. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere gave people the chance to wander and chat freely. 

The Creative Collective is magically unique, and I am thrilled to have been part of the first one!

Thanks to Stuart Brampton for the amazing event photography! Hope you don't mind me stealing the pics! 

#weddingshow #creativecollective #oceanstudios #plymouth 

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