We regularly have brides, maids and mums visit the shop for anything from a gorgeous little pair of earrings to a full blown, top to toe ensemble. So, we carefully gathered together a collection of our most popular 'wedding' pieces of vintage style dresses, vintage shoes, gloves, jewellery, handbags, hats and stockings (phew!), and packed them into a van. (Along with 3 mannequins, a vintage dressing table, some display plinths and a stash of chocolate to keep me going.)
What's so fabulous about showing at a wedding fair is that all the attendees are so loved up that they're a delight to spend time with. Well, I say 'all'... There were 1 or 2 Bridezillas who swept onto the stand with their entourage, cast an eye and then swept off again, dragging their nearest and dearest with them- and woe betide the rebellious bridesmaid who dared to linger lovingly over a vintage shoe! But, the majority were charmingly giddy with excitement, if a little overwhelmed by the myriad of choices available at the fairs.
I had taken 15 different vintage shoe variations and they were all hugely popular. I mean, who doesn't love a shoe!? Our shoes were like nothing else available at the shows and they drew gasps of 'Ooh' and 'Ahh', because they are all gorgeous, glamorous, classic, and oh so comfortable. (Who wants to spend such a big day in agony!?) The vintage style dresses were a great hit too, and on a couple of occasions ladies hot footed it straight to our shop off of Tottenham Court Road to try them on for size and snap them up! (That's great work girls, I love your commitment.)
Everyone that visited the stand was invited to enter our prize draw to win a private Top To Toe with a senior stylist at our West End store, and because we're not actually a vintage bridal boutique, the prize is suitable for all. Perfect! We've had hundreds of entries and we will be drawing a winner in May. Could it be you?