I just got home from an epic weekend at the National Wedding Show at Olympia in London.
I was exhibiting as part of the RocknRoll Bride "gallery" at the show so I was next to a fantastic bunch of people. I feel that each one of them needs a mention as they were talented, lovely, generous and most of all hilarious - I don't think I would have made it through some of the stressful parts without them!
First of all I met Hannah of Hannah Martin Flowers. She had an amazing tree that she had built and some of the photos she showed me of her work were stunning. She helped me get set up and I really appreciated having someone to chat to when I had arrived on my own! Check out her website here: http://www.hannahmartin.net/
Shelley and Kirstie from Kitty & Dulcie were the next to appear. They were brilliant company and their dresses are lovely - everything on their site is under £400 and their dresses are all amazing. They were a huge help setting up and making sure everything was as it should be and I'm super grateful for their company. Check them out at: http://www.kittyanddulcie.com
Then there was Bloody Mary Metal. The girls are ridiculously talented and I have been stalking them on Instagram for a looooong time. So to be next to them was a nightmare - I basically wanted to buy every single thing they had on display! I still do (...hint hint to everyone who knows me, my birthday and Christmas aren't far away)
If you like jewellery that is cleverly designed, different to all the boring stuff on the market and really well made, visit them at: http://bloodymarymetal.com/
Felicity Fowler Designs had some really cute stuff - including little lighthouse decorations and some pieces with amazing sand art too. Clare was lovely too and her business is still young like mine so I really hope she does well. Her Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/FelicityFowlerDesigns
Cara with Story Of My Dress was so sweet and had a gorgeous lacy dress on display. I discovered she owns a shop that will redesign vintage dresses to make them work for modern day brides - which is such a great idea if you have a family heirloom but want it to actually fit you and look good whilst still retaining vintage features. Her site is http://www.storyofmydress.com
Then there was Felicity and Dan from Choccywoccydoodah. Oh. My. God. The cake they took with them was AMAZING. So much talent goes into everything they make and if I wasn't vegan I think I'd have eaten all the white chocolate off of that cake over the 3 days I stood next to it. If you want something really special, head on over to https://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/
Last but certainly not least there was Verity with Troffle. Verity wasn't even part of the Gallery but we spent so much time together as her stall overlooked ours. She makes handmade chocolates and - wait for it - she does VEGAN ONES TOO!!! This absolutely made my weekend, especially when I got to taste them. If you are ever in need of chocolates either as wedding favours, birthday presents, Christmas gifts, any excuse, please order from her. I know I will be!! https://www.troffle.co.uk/