The London Wedding Emporium is a fair for the modern, stylish couple planning their wedding and opens its doors over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. Run by two London-based wedding photographers, Caro Hutchings and Kat Hill, the London Wedding Emporium aims to introduce creative couples to the kind of wedding vendors who will help them craft their day in a way that truly reflects them.
Traditional, vintage and alternative couples are already well catered for in the industry. However, there are a lot of brides and grooms who don’t entirely identify themselves with those labels, bursting with creativity and personality. The London Wedding Emporium is for couples who appreciate good design and craftsmanship, who enjoy the eclectic mix of what London has to offer, who has a good sense of style and most importantly, want to discover new ways of injecting fun and personality into their day.
The ethos behind the fair is collaboration. No hard sales, no flashy shows, it’s simply a chance for couples to chat to some of the most creative people in the industry in a friendly, relaxed environment. People such as:
Photography: McKinley Rodgers Photography ♥ Yellow Bird Photography ♥ Kat Hill Photography ♥ Caro Hutchings Photography
Dresses: Federica Bruno Couture ♥ Sabina Motasem ♥ Wilden Bride
Cakes, Cake Toppers & Catering: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium ♥ The Everybody Love Love Jhal Muri Express ♥ Me Myself & Te
Accessories: Dee Dee Bridal ♥ Kelly Spence ♥ Olive & Langstone ♥ Fumbalinas ♥ Blackbird’s Pearl ♥ Bow & Tie ♥ Charlotte Staniland ♥ Mood Swing Couture
Photobooth: The Photo Emporium
Stationery & Decoration: Kate Ruth Romey ♥ Skinny Nib ♥ Eagle Eyed Bride ♥ Folded Paper
Wedding Stylists: b.loved Wedding Design and Styling
Venues & Venue Decoration: Le Café Anglais ♥ Complete Chill Out Company
Flowers: Evelyn Cole
Hair & Make Up: Amanda Oliver ♥ Sabrina Lily
Stag & Hen: The London Quest Company
Entertainment: The Travelling Hands
Chat With An Expert!
For most couples, this will be the first and only time they have to plan a wedding and we know that there’ll be lots of questions! LWE is all about working together with couples so we’ve invited industry experts to come down over the course of the two days. There will be specific consultation tables where brides and grooms can meet, sit down and chat to those in the know:
Saturday 2 March
11-1 ♥ Charley Beard of London Bride
Charley is a creative wedding planner and stylist as well as author of award winning UK blog, London Bride. Working with couples to create stylish and modern weddings in the city, feel free to come and pick her brains for some big day inspiration or just to get a bit of much needed aisle assistance!
12-2 ♥ Zena Birch
Zena creates unique, distinct and highly personal humanist ceremonies for you, which are not restricted to civil licensed premises, so can be conducted at any venue or location of your choice; indoors and outdoors, day or night. Zena believes that the ceremony is the heart of your day and as such should reflect who you are and exactly what celebrating getting married means to you. (Zena is an accredited member of the British Humanist Association)”
2-4 ♥ Louise Beukes of b.loved wedding design and styling
Louise is a London-based wedding stylist who would love to help you find your wedding style. She’ll be answering all your questions – from what a wedding stylist is, to how to bring your ideas together, in a mini inspiration consultation including a fun ‘What’s Your Wedding Style’ quiz!
Sunday 3 March
11-1 ♥ Zena Birch
12-3 ♥ Alexandra Merri of The Bijou Bride
Alexandra from innovative event company The Bijou Bride is offering complimentary consultations at the London Wedding Emporium. Whether you are in need of decor suggestions, a theme or groom fashion advice, celebrity stylist Alexandra has the knowledge and expertise to help take your big day from special to utterly unforgettable. Come and say hi to one of the most creative wedding stylists in the UK… over sweet treats of course
2-4 ♥ Victoria & Florence Flowers
Want to know what flowers will be in season? Or what florals will go with your colours? Super lovely Torie will be on hand to answer your floral queries and dilemmas!
More information on exhibitors, details of the event and tickets can be purchased at www.londonweddingemporium.com. ENJOY!
Penelope x x