Wedding Inspiration from The Designer Vintage Bridal Show

Last month the team headed to Worcestershire to visit the fabulous Designer Vintage Bridal Show. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Hagley Hall, the show featured an impressive list of exhibitors, with top names including Temperley London and twobirds bridesmaids alongside an array of amazing cakes, fabulous stationery, beautiful floral creations and even a royal wedding photographer!

As we wandered around the event we met some lovely suppliers with really inspiring ideas to help make your wedding magical. Here's our pick of some of our favourites!

Image courtesy of Chris Barber Photography

Photography
When it comes to high profile nuptials, it doesn't get much bigger than a royal wedding and we were in absolute awe as we looked through the albums on Lyric Weddings' stand. As one of the 15 accredited photojournalists selected to photograph the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middelton from right outside the doors to Westmister Abbey, photographer Gavin Dickson captured some amazing images of the happy couple and guests alike, and if he's good enough for Kate Middleton…well, need we say any more?! To view more examples of Gavin's fabulous work, visit his profile page on The Wedding Vine.

Image captured by Gavin Dickson of Lyric Weddings

Wedding Cakes
As well as top photographers, the show also boasted some brilliant cake suppliers and, having skipped breakfast to get to the show nice and early, it was a real treat to be able to sample some of the tastiest cakes we've ever had! One of our favourite designs was by Caroline's Cake Company, who presented a quirky white tiered cake with handwritten black script covering the sides, black ribbon and a striking, single red flower. To finish it off the cake stand was an original red vintage record player - perfect for any musical or literary couples out there!

We also loved the beautiful, vintage inspired cakes over at The Couture Cake Company, with delicate sugar petals and cute button decorations. Our favourite - the chocolate orange cake pops - pure heaven!

Cake by Caroline's Cake Company - Image courtesy of Chris Barber Photography

Wedding Accessories
There were lots of gorgeous accessories on display throughout the venue, including inspirational designs from the lovely Debbie Carlisle, who was showcasing her beautiful vintage inspired pieces including fabulous jewellery and headpieces as well as the most gorgeous, one-off jewellery and button bouquets.

Another label that stood out for us was the stylish range of headwear from Natasha Jane, with a range of designs from delicate, feminine pieces to statement pieces designed to make an impact!

Stationery
When it came to stationery, there were so many lovely designs at the show, it's hard to pick just one, but we really fell in love with Lucy Ledger's range, with a strong use of pattern to minimise white space and maximise impact!

Stationery by Lucy Ledger Designs - Image courtesy of Chris Barber Photography

Entertainment
Finally, proving that photography can be fun was The Photo Emporium. With a range of booth options including one in a silver 1950s Airstream caravan, the Photo Emporium team were some of the most enthusiastic people we met and they even persuaded us to get involved! We really like this idea - great entertainment for your guests and a fantastic way of capturing the atmosphere of the day.

Sharon & Claire trying out the Photo Emporium's booths - Images courtesy of The Photo Emporium

All in all we had a great time at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show - a beautiful venue, a great range of exhibitors and lots of fabulous wedding inspiration! If you didn't make it this time, we can highly recommend you make the trip next time round - we'll keep you posted with news nearer the time!

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