The Vintage Wedding Fair in Brighton and Our Launch!

So as some of you may know, the Love Sussex Weddings girls were delighted to be invited to launch our new wedding website for Sussex at The Vintage Wedding Fair at The Corn Exchange in Brighton last Sunday.

It was a great event, brimming with vintage lovelyness, and buzzing with Brighton, Sussex and London brides-to-be — hi to all of you brides that subscribed to our blogazine posts by the way — your weddings all sound just lovely and we hope to feature some of them on here in the not too distant future.

Lucky for us the super talented Heather of Brighton-Photo agreed to capture the day for us (inbetween chatting to brides, and decorating her beautiful stand!).

It was nice to see some familiar Brighton faces down there; Wedding In A Teacup’s stand was dripping with wedding gorgeousness as always. If you haven’t done so already, check out their website, as it is literally chock full of beautiful stationery, décor and DIY bits for your wedding.

And North Laines based vintage wedding dress boutique, Hope and Harlequin, were also there, rushed off their feet with brides trying on their beautiful vintage bridal collection.

We also met some new faces on the Brighton vintage wedding scene. Maggie and Helen from Brighton’s Metrodeco (a 1930s style tea-salon based in Kemptown) told us about their amazing sounding vintage flavour bachelor and bachelorette weekends. We’re talking — on tap personal french chef, afternoon vintage shopping sprees (in Brighton or France via Shorham airport), cocktails, canapés, and dancing for the ladies. And a weekend of cricket, afternoon golfing jaunts to France, backgammon, fine whiskey tasting, and a midnight burlesque show for the gents! Ooo la la!

There were also beautiful vintage-inspired bridal accessories everywhere you looked. Big Bead Boutique brought along their beautiful Brighton shop’s wedding wears.

And we tried on some fab sparkly vintage inspired hair accessories from two online boutiques; Sussex based Connie and Dolly, and UK based Debbie Carlisle Bouquets, which are also now on our most wanted lists.

There was a great range of vintage inspired dresses, veils and headpieces on display, Madeleine Bride‘s website is well worth checking out, and keep an eye out for Lindsay Fleming’s forthcoming London roadshows too.

So after a bit of nattering with our lovely stand neighbour of The Wedding Invitation Boutique and the charming Marie-Anne from Ma Fleur (both Sussex based). We topped the day off by raiding Fanny Fandango’s collection of delicious cupcakes (for the kids of course), and then by pinching a few sweets from the very charming Melissa of Splendid Celebrations (a Brighton based wedding celebrant).

As you can see from Heather’s beautiful photos, there were more lovely vintage wedding suppliers than you could shake a stick at – too many to mention them all here (but you can get a bit more of an idea from the photos below).

So we would just like to say a big thanks to Keeley and the team at Discover Vintage for organizing such a great day, and for inviting us along to launch Love Sussex Weddings at your Brighton fair! And thanks for all the lovely support from the suppliers and brides at the event too. We couldn’t of wished for a better day.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to come back over the next couple of days for part deux of Nikki and Dan’s chic Brighton (and Hove actually) wedding.


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