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The Luxury Wedding Show, 22 – 23 October 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London

We’re very pleased to announce we’ll be exhibiting at the new luxurious designer bridal exhibition; Taking place at London’s, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, The Luxury Wedding Show London its set to be a fabulous showcase of everything luxurious in the world of weddings.  Visit Love My Dress blog for more details in a recent blog post.

Visitor entry into this exclusive event is priced at £50 and will include:

A glass of champagne to enjoy during the catwalk show
A premium goody bag
The White Book – the essential guide to the show
Reserved seating at the Catwalk Show
The Look Book – the essential guide to the Catwalk Show


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1920’s wedding dress consultations with Lindsay Fleming

Ladies! Lindsay Fleming, the extremely talented wedding dress designers are travelling to London town all the way from their Scottish hub for consultations with brides who are looking for the ‘twenties’ style wedding dress.  Trust me, being a 1920’s addict, they’re dresses are to be lusted over with good reason…..plus you may have seen one of their dresses recently in ‘you and your wedding’, thats a snapshot at the top of the page.

so, notebooks to the ready,  they’ll be at the ‘Dolphin House Apartments’, Chichester Street, Pimlico, London from the 26th to the 28th of March.  These designers are hot to trot and are going to get booked up fast so get in contact with them asap.

Check out the details on their website here

You may remember me talking about them recently.  I love their collection so much, so Rosie Parsons and I included these stunning dresses in a 1920’s Bridal shoot soon to appear in a wedding magazine, whoooo hooo! Once again a special thanks to Rosie Parsons (www.rosieparsons.com), and make-up by Sarah Brock (www.sarahbmakeup.co.uk). Here are a couple of pics from the shoot. Find the complete shoot here.

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Introducing my 1920’s Millinery Website – Clara Bows

Its official launch isn’t until June this year but here’s a taster, I need to photograph all my hats and fascinators which is easier said that done at the minute (a good chunk are with a magazine which is another story!) so for now there’s some old pics on there .  Excuses excuses! check out my very flapperesque website Clara Bows Millinery (make sure you click on the gramophone!) created by the wonderful Rosie & Lee.  They’ve done an amazing job, thanks guys x

This website will be selling hats I make, giving details on how to order a bespoke hat from me and of course, details on my fascinator workshops (with lots of pictures showing them in progress).  I’ve been selling hats now for well over a year, no promotion at all but still getting at least a couple of orders a month usually people who stumble on me via the web or who stop me in the street.  I’ve been given my own millinery section in the Bristol Fashion Show later in the year.  I’m excited, nervous and honoured all at once about that, I’m busily making my six key pieces……six pieces that I’ve wanted to make for years heavily influenced by the 1920’s, its a creative indulgence and I’ve had to up my skills to create these pieces where the practices needed to make them have almost died out.  And two of these pieces wouldn’t be possible If it wasn’t for a lady with over 50 years in the business making hats for Royalty  passing on her skills as I couldn’t find anyone else up to the job.  All the feedback I’ve had from customers has been incredible but whilst I was growing Vintage Tea Sets I kept this in the background, and lets face it I’m very very busy with the china hire business!  But with the support of my lovely Mum – together we make an amazing team – she blocks the hats for me, makes those lovely vinyl cakes stands that just keep flying off the shelves and helping get big orders together.

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Fascinator Workshops, Demo’s and wedding fayres for Vintage Tea Sets – Jan to Feb 2010

Amongst the workshops and wedding fayres,  2010 is getting very busy and booked up  very quickly for weddings and events.  Here’s the next 6 weeks diary for you, where you’ll see me out and about (or just the china) and some fun creative workshops I’m hosting. I’ll update my facebook with more events so pop over there and add yourself, much easier than referring to my blog where information gets buried quickly as I’m quite a busy poster.

In date order…..

Sunday 17th January 2010 – Bath Guildhall Wedding Fayre 10pm till 3pm

If you decide to book the venue on the day you’ll receive 10% off room hire and will be automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw

A selection of my vintage china (Vintage Tea Sets) will be on display at the Bath Guildhall Wedding Fayre at the Fosters Stand.   Pop over and say Hi to the Fosters Events Team and check out they’re gorgeous menu’s.

Sunday 14th February 2010 – The Lord Mayors Mansion House Wedding Fayre – 10am to 3pm


Fosters events are hosting a public wedding fayre at the Lord Mayors Mansion house in Bristol including a number of their preferred suppliers.  I’ll be on hand to give you advice on giving your wedding some vintage style touches and will also have a display for you to take a look at to give you some ideas on how to make your tables look stunning.

Sunday February 20th 2010 – Bridal Workshop – Floral, Jewellery and Fascinator…upstairs in the Hamptons Deli – 11am – 3pm

This is a low key, relaxed affair at the Hamptons Deli, pop in for a coffee to meet Julie from Floriture, Alexandra-Céline and myself to find out what we have to offer in our workshops, we’ll be showing you some neat demo’s.  This is perfect for people wanting to learn a new skill and save money on their wedding day….maybe you’d like to make your bridal headpiece? a unique personal item of jewellery or want to tackle those centrepieces….come and see us, grab a coffee and we can tell you whether we can create a course that fits your requirements.

And lets face it, The Hamptons is an excellent delicatessen and coffee shop, I can often be found in there sampling their delights (their scotch eggs are something else – naughty)…….The Hamptons address is 21a High Street, Chipping Sodbury (Outside Bristol).

Monday 22nd February 2010 – Fascinating Mad Hatters Workshop – Caffe Clifton 6pm-late……

I cannot wait for this one as well!  Limited spaces available and bookings are coming in after I only released info yesterday so book early to avoid disappointment.  More details are on facebook

I’ll be hosting a fascinator workshop at Caffe Clifton with a themed afternoon tea complete with mad hatter vintage crockery and lots of Alice in Wonderland twists.  You can make up to 2 pieces depending on how you do for time (how elaborate you want to be).  I’ll be giving you ideas and suggestions but as the name suggests, its a Mad Hatters Party, so you will have lots of choice of adornments…..flowers, feathers, simamay, beads, crystals, pearls…..just get creative, and I’ll be there to give you guidance and assistance.

Keep it as simple or flamboyant as you like….its up to you…..contact me (Vicky) on 0117 9532973 or email info@vintageteasets.co.uk to reserve your space.

Click on invite for more details or visit facebook

March to come……..

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