Wedding Fever

 Hope you had fab weekends. I worked......again! This time I had my Historical Sauce cap on and we were at The Most Curious Wedding Fair. We were there promoting our hen party packages, chatting to brides and we had several chats from people planning to come to our workshops and our Sip and Shops too - which was really nice. It was also obviously lovely to chat to people who read this blog too (you know who you are! *waves*) There were some interesting fashion shows, you kind of learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to the Curious Party crew, but I still was surprised when we got a fashion show involving ballet dancers....

We were super lucky to be right next to the stage so we could enjoy the shows and the music as the day went on. The Voxettes performed some beautiful classics for us. They have quite smoky tones to their voices. I can picture them in floor length gowns with big hair in some dark but glam club and The Dog Days of Summer gave us some brilliant folk/Irish music. I've never heard this band before and they were simply fantastic. Real musicians - which always leaves me in awe. The whole day was just lovely and the talent in the room was superb. It really was such a delight to browse the stalls and see what was going on.

We dressed our stall with a gorgeous burgundy damask material and deco style mirror to give it a bit of a boudoir look. We gave out oodles of goodie bags and were quite talked out by the end of the day! 

Also in attendance were the fabtabulous (that should so be a word!)  head wear and  accessory designers Sugar and Hatter - in fact the head wear I wore for my very own wedding came from these girls, and I am now totally smitten with these bird clips. You shall be seeing more of this range and probably on my head! These clever ladies are brilliant at making bespoke pieces for your wedding or  special occasion, you can have something special  just for you, and it's hand made with love!

Picture courtesy of Sugar & Hatter    Just gorgeous non? (These are  yet to be listed in the online shop so contact the girls for more info)
We are very very lucky in Norwich that we have an amazing and thriving vintage scene, one of the loveliest shops is Antidote Vintage (owner Annie is equally as lovely) amongst much gorgeousness on this stand was a gents 1940s suit and 1930s evening dress, was this  beautiful, stunning 60s wedding dress. Now I didn't want to get married in a white dress, I got married in a Stop Staring pencil dress and I don't regret it, BUT Annie had this fantastic wedding dress on display, and honestly it is the only 'typical' wedding dress that has mad me go 'oooooooo'  - they always say that 'you know' when you see the dress that is the one! This was just beautiful and the bride who ends up with this is one lucky girl! What a gorgeous neckline. I'm totally smitten with this too. Can you tell?!

You can find Antidote Vintage on Upper St Giles Street in Norwich, The shop itself is an old  pharmacy with some of the original features still in tact. It's a must go to  if you're in Norwich and love vintage. 

Karen (AKA Fabulous Miss K) was there with her vintage events management company Blue Skies, super organised Karen is a whiz at stage management or even organising the whole event, she also does vintage wedding dress sourcing as well - so a very handy lady to know! Finding vintage wedding dresses isn't always easy - especially of you are looking for something pre 1950s. Karen dressed her stand this time with a beautiful 40s gown that was in such amazing condition. 

Also adding a splash of colour and yumminess to the day was super cupcake baker Jess of Cup Cakes by Jess. Jess's creativity doesn't just stop with how her cakes look, she also explores flavour with some dreamy combinations. Salty peanut butter and chocolate cupcake anyone? Reginald Spleens Travelling Snuff Bar drew it's usual curious crowd! As Reginald couldn't be there himself, us Historical Sauces actually manned (womanned?!) this for him - which was much fun! 

Picture courtesy of Retro Chick

I'm a huge fan of close up magic (good magic!) and was treated on the day to not one but two tricks by Bob Percy which were fab. How do they do it?! So clever. Flamingo Any was on hand to do hair, The Curious Party girls ran a tea room and gave the chance for the visitors to have a sit down and a cuppa from beautiful china, there were so many business with ideas to make an event vintagetastic (again, that should so be a word!) that I can't name them all but pop over to the A most Curious Party website for the full list of exhibitors and links to their businesses. 

If you didn't make the fair but fancy some Historical Sauce action for your event or hen party then drop us a line. Also don't forget those for you in Norfolk - that we have the Sip and Shop on Sunday evening. Affordable vintage (the rail will be Halloween themed so expect lots of black!) The bar will be open (hello cocktails...) and this month we have the uh-may-zing guest sellers who are....... drum roll........ Eclectic Eccentricity to perk your jewellery box up for autumn (Paloma Faith has been pictured wearing their designs!) and Elizabethan Herbal to treat your body and home to some beautiful natural products made from traditional recipes. Hope to see you there!



  1. What beautiful imagery, do you do wedding photography at all? I'm getting married in 2013 and I love the dream like quality to your style. Chloe :) x

  2. wow this fair looks great, love that bird clip too.

  3. It all looks so pretty & that wedding dress is divine!

  4. I don't do weddings Chloe, but do click on the link to the Most Curious website as there are some great photographers on there :) Thank you for the compliment though :)

  5. What wonderful pictures (again) I was there for some of the day and you have captured it wonderfully. I came to speak to you and you were lovely. Just as pretty, smile and lovely in real life as I thought you would be :)I love your blog, and having met you , even though briefly it's obvious that your blog is a big slice of your personality, so thanks for sharing it and I look forward to reading more super stuff x


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