I’ve always had a soft spot for something a bit *Special* – my fluffy spidey sense went into tingly overdrive the 1st time that the gorgeous Kiki approached me about being part of last years Chosen Wedding Fair in Bristol last year…….and from set up to leaving at the end of the day I loved every minute of being part of it!
So what is it, apart from the incredible amounts of hard work on Kikis part, that make one of these Fairs so special?? As the website will tell you –
“Chosen is about providing today’s discerning couple with an immersive experience that aims to – most importantly – bring fun and an abundance of inspiration to the planning process.
We focus on helping you find the things that shout about your own personality, style and flair. Yet all too often these things aren’t easily found or readily available in the traditional wedding marketplace. We believe that differences should be celebrated and that the creativity that our handpicked exhibitors bring can help make your big day as unique as you are.”
I agree with all of that & think it would be hard to pick just ONE element – the atmosphere is fabulous, the exhibitors are an incredibly talented & unique bunch who are thoroughly supportive of each other instead of eyeing the room for the competition, people are welcomed to browse & make enquiries without feeling a need to place a booking there & then & the numbers of visitors are steady through the day, so although you are busy chatting you never end up feeling rushed off your feet!
This year, I was fortunate enough to be at one of the *NEW* locations in Reading, at The Olympia Ballroom, Shennai
Having finally managed to extract myself from Readings one-way system (my sense of direction is pretty bad at the best of times!) & got myself set up, I was able to immerse myself in all the lovely things on show around me whilst attempting to not be too mesmerised by the enormous Glitter Ball sparkling above my head (Ooooooooh, shiny!) – an amazing selection of Vintage Dresses, handmade invitations, Cake, live Music, flowers both fresh & origami & Tiaras/hair pieces from the amazing Trifle Rabbit Vintage to name but a few!! A Chosen fair needs to be visited to be truly appreciated!
If you already have plans to visit one of these glorious events, or if you are contemplating doing so, I can promise you that you will be VERY warmly welcomed & you won’t be disappointed!!