I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be exhibiting at the UK’s best and most alternative wedding fair in Birmingham this year. This November, the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza will be returning to amazing venue that is The Bond to bring to you an impeccable array of everything that is different, creative and EWEnique in the world of alternative weddings. This will be quite a special event because the show has just reached it’s 5th birthday! For 5 years, EWE has brought together unique exhibitors and couples alike; showcasing the UK’s most diverse and talented suppliers in the alternative wedding world.
Who organises this dream alternative wedding fair?
The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is the crazy brainchild of Jo from The Couture Company (bespoke BAAAdass alternative bridalwear), Sassy from Assassynation Photography (Awesome Alternative Wedding Photography) and Yasmin from Curious Coco Designs (EWEnique Bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen accessories) – this is a wedding fair EWE don’t wanna miss.
The aim is oh so simple; to find all those couples who feel lost in a wedding world abundant with cookie cutter, white wash weddings and welcome them with open arms. EWE is a place for those who want to break free from the ties of wedding tradition and have a day that’s unique to them…
Their motto is simple: “Don’t be a wedding sheep, It’s All About EWE!!
Where is all this going off?
This eclectic wedding fair is held in one of the most unique venue’s in Birmingham. Located in the heart of Digbeth, the fabulous flock will be returning to The Bond Company yet again! The Bond Company is based within a unique complex of expertly renovated buildings which combine historic Victorian architecture with high-quality modern facilities. The venue is an attractive setting for events, celebrations and weddings. With planted, cobbled courtyards, the canal-side café, and a host of different spaces for business and social activities, The Bond is an oasis in the heart of Birmingham.
Who is going to be exhibiting at EWE?
The our BAAAAdass Mo Flo’s of course! This eccentric group of over 60 suppliers made up of cake makers, florists, dress designers, photographers, stationary designers, hair and make up artists, DJs, accessory creators, entertainers, videographers, menswear designers, celebrants and SO MUCH MORE.
On top of all this Erica From Mr and Mrs Unique will be returning as official media sponsor for the show. Mr and Mrs Unique is an award winning online directory hosting an array of amazing suppliers alongside a blog and magazine celebrating the quirky, the interesting and above all, the unique aspects of weddings
If that wasn’t enough, Kat from Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride is the new media sponsor for the show!! Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride is one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world and THE go to blog for alternative wedding inspiration. Alongside the blog, Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride magazine comprises of some of the most unique real weddings through to popular DIY tutorials and wedding planning tips and ideas.
As an extra treat, EWE will have THE exclusive launch of the brand-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride and Crown and Glory headpiece and veil collection for 2018!!! So you can come and try all the awesomeness on, AND you can come meet Kat! Make sure you grab your new copy of her amazing magazine in person!!
What’s going to happen at The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza?
Obviously you’ll get to meet some of the best alternative wedding suppliers in the UK (AKA the ‘Bad Ass Mo Flos’), but there’ll also be some rather spectacular competitions, amazing demos and workshops for you to check out as well as the ever-popular treasure hunt where you can win some amazing prizes for your wedding! Kids big or small are welcome and we even have a colouring comp for the little (or not so little) lambs to take part in. Witness the fitness in the fantastic Fashion Walkabout and give a cheer to awesome brides and grooms from few shows ago in the Real Couples Parade.
You can make memories in the fabulous photo booths, shear some shapes to the beat of the brass band madness or get top score at the gaming stations. Do a bit of sheep spotting, take part in a workshop or demo or two, take a bite out of some tasty delights from the street food folks and relax and enjoy some fizzy concoctions at the specialist wedding bars. Say hello to all the Bad Ass Mo Flo’s and if that’s still not enough, there will be a Christmas market where you can buy original and unique gifts and treats for your wedding AND Christmas. Two for the price of one!
The Essential Info
Saturday 11th November, 12pm to 5pm
Sunday 12th November, 11am to 4pm
The Bond, 180 Fazely Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE
EWE’d be a fool to miss the ultimate alternative wedding fair! But don’t take my word for it – checkout the Happy Bleats page from previous attendees.
Want to know more? Have a ramble around the website:
Catch up on all the suppliers who will be at the show in the MEET THE FLOCKERS sections.
Or, if you prefer to be a maverick and simply turn up on the day, the door tickets are from £8 each per day.
Little lambs get in free!!!
Don’t be a wedding sheep, it’s all about EWE!
If you want to chat with other couples planning an alternative wedding you can join the Facebook group . For inspiration follow on Instagram @allaboutewe. You’ll be able to keep up to date with all the ‘newes’ and pre-show competitions.
Big thanks to Jay Emme Photography for the lovely snaps.
If you want to find out more about my alternative wedding photography pricing click here.
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