Thursday, 14 March 2013

Edinburgh Wedding Project: Vintage Wedding Show

As a newly engaged type, I'm starting to take notice of wedding related events that take place in Edinburgh.  There are a lot of wedding fairs and having now attended a few they can be a great way of picking up inspiration, with exhibitors putting in a lot of care to style their stand that makes you think whatever they have is a must for your big do.  However they can also be a bit overwhelming with a lot of people exhibiting the same things that you weren't particularly interested in in the first place.  I've left events wondering how exactly there can be eleven different types of chair covers and losing the will to live.  So I'm very much looking forward to visiting the Vintage Wedding Show in Edinburgh this Sunday 17 March at the Mansfield Traquair.  

Promising hand-picked vintage inspired exhibitors, it's an enviable list of some of Scotland's more interesting and creative wedding suppliers.  From jewelled bouquets, vintage gowns and Super 8 filming, it's a really cool sounding bunch and, unlike some wedding fairs I've attended, I'm sure there won't be any creepy soft focus photographers and hideous hat companies to avoid. 

I'm particularly excited to visit Vivi Paperie, whose wedding stationery looks stylish and fun (I love this Nantucket design).  They also have some very beautiful looking stationery to order from the USA if you wanted to DIY your invitations.  The Green Cockatoo is also a must-visit for me, as I'd love to have some vintage china and glasses at our reception and they have a huge selection of champagne saucers and flutes alone.  I'm also quite keen to try on some veils so will be popping by to see Love By Susie, as their range is gorgeous.  All of the exhibitors look interesting and will hopefully be somewhere I can pick up some ideas for a beautiful day.


  1. Ooh it all sounds so exciting! I hope you find some lovely inspiration.

    1. Thank you! I think I fell in love with vintage champagne flutes and only wish I had the space to start collecting them myself!