Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Newcastle Vendors – Part 4

We are busy packing up our suitcases and getting ready to fly off to Newcastle this weekend for our Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Newcastle.  This is our very first vintage wedding fair in Newcastle (and could very well be the very first vintage wedding fair in the city to date!) and we cannot wait to team up with some of our favourite local vendors to showcase some truly fabulous businesses.  Brides – round up your fiance / the gals / your lovely mum and head on down to Newcastle Panthers from 10am to 3pm this Sunday 22nd June.  Save yourselves a bunch of time by meeting over 25 awesome wedding businesses all under the roof in an inspirational setting!

Tickets can be purchased via our website or on the door (cash only for door sales).  Only a couple of special brides tickets remain which include our current issue of our magazine, our most recent back issue and a handy little planner booklet all absolutely free of charge.  For brides who miss out on those special tickets we will also be selling our magazines at discounted rates on the door!!

Here are a few more of the great people you will meet on the day!

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Makeup by Abbey Sidorow

 

Can you tell us a bit about Makeup by Abbey Sidorow?

Abbey Sidorow is an enthusiastic and talented makeup artist who holds a great understanding of the importance of beautiful makeup.  She always provides a premium and professional service, and takes pride in being dedicated and distinctively creative.

With her attention to detail and passion within the industry, she aims to enhance unique beauty to create the perfect look her client desires.

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Image by Marianne Fowler Photography

Can you describe your style for us?

I don’t focus on one particular style as I love variety and experimenting with different techniques, colours and ideas.But i would say my go to style for weddings is overall natural, with glowing skin and eyes that pop! I love playing with colours on fashion and editorial photo shoots.

 

Where are you based and what areas do you service?

Based in Anna Bay, but servicing the Hunter Valley, Newcastle & Port Stephens (and beyond).

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What advice do you have for brides choosing their wedding makeup?

Research! Pinterest is my favourite place to browse. Find what styles you love and have a trial to get that perfect look – leaving nothing to worry about or be unsure of on your big day!

 

How early should brides book their makeup?

As soon as possible! Makeup artists can book out dates very early/quickly.

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Image by Marianne Fowler Photography

How long should brides allow for makeup on the day?

Allow a maximum of 45 minutes per person.

 

Do you have a particular makeup style that you love for weddings?

I don’t have one set style I always do, as everyone is different! But the favourite among brides is natural looking smokey eyes (browns, nudes, bronzes), gorgeous lashes, glowing skin and natural lips with a hint of pink!

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

I love all wedding stories! They are all unique.

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What do you love most about doing makeup?

The creativity! It’s always something different and I love creating individual looks for my brides to suit them perfectly.

 

What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2014/2015 weddings?

Glowing skin, natural eyes and bold lips.

 

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

Beautiful makeup and a friendly face! 🙂 Looking forward to meeting many brides and hoping to be there for all of your weddings!

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

First 50 brides will receive a gift pack, including a special discount voucher of 25% off wedding bookings!

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Hello Vintage

 

Can you tell us a bit about Hello Vintage?

 Hello Vintage is a treasure trove of vintage props, crockery, seating and furniture. All your whimsical wedding solutions in one spot!

A touch of handmade one of a kind pieces, mixed with a gold mine of vintage goodies. We tailor our packages to suit your needs and source the best quality products to make your dreams come to life.

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Image by Damien Furey Photography

Where are you based and what areas do you service?

We are based on the Central Coast but also service Newcastle and Sydney. We can deliver your hire goodies directly to your venue or you may organise to collect them from our Central Coast location.  

 

Can you give us a run down on how to hire the goodies that you have and what options couples have with you?

The best way for couples to get in touch with us is through email or phone. Once couples have perused our detailed website inventory they can contact us with a list of products they like. We can also custom make details such as ceremony backdrops and signage.

If the bride already has some images of styling ideas they like, we welcome them to be sent through as well to give us a good idea of the chosen theme. Often we find that brides have great inspiration already that we can use as a jumping off point! We find that the best way for couples to get a complete styling guide is through a face to face meeting, after the initial enquiry.

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Image by Damien Furey Photography

How early should couples book your items?

We advise couples to book three to four months in advance to ensure their products are available on their desired date and their chosen pieces reflect a cohesive deign.

 

Do you have a favourite vintage piece and what is the story behind it?

Our Scarlett Rouge lounge is definitely my fav! My husband knew I had been looking for a velvet lounge for quite a while and sneakily found this beauty and surprised me with it.  

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What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2014/2015 weddings?

I have noticed a big increase in the number of brides requesting “vintage glam” weddings with hints of Gatsby…think touches of gold sparkles, lush furniture and classy glassware.

Another trend I have seen is the interest in making weddings personalised, memorable and FUN! Whether it’s through a custom bride/groom cocktail, an interesting catering choice or a collection of lawn games to get your guests mingling, current brides are searching for stimulating and unique ways to customise their big day!

 

What advice do you have for couples when they are thinking about their styling?

Pinterest was my best friend when styling my own wedding! But be warned, you could get hooked for hours. It’s a great tool to organise all your ideas into different folders, such as ceremony decoration, floral arrangements or tablescapes. Buying a wedding planning diary is a great idea as it is invaluable for keeping track of vendors, payments and ideas to look further into.

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Image by Damien Furey Photography

What is your favourite wedding story?

Last year, we styled a wedding at Somersby Garden Estate, a beautiful rural homestead on the Central Coast. We used a collection of vintage lounges to create the perfect family photo area, as well as designing lovely centrepieces using vintage books and delicate flowers. We even custom-made a 100 piece giant scrabble set for guest to play while the bridal party had photographs taken. With our collection of over 400 pieces of vintage crockery and mismatched wooden dining chairs, we gave guests a memorable experience with our eclectic reception styling.

It’s lucky I loved it so much…it was my own wedding!

 

What do you love most about being a wedding stylist?

 I love the look on a bride’s face when she shares an idea and we are able to work together to make it come true. It’s a mix of excitement, happiness and relief that another piece of the puzzle has been put into place!

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Image by Damien Furey Photography

What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

We will have a variety of hire products displayed, including vintage props, games, high tea china and furniture. Come and have a chat about your styling visions with our professional and easy going team.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

We are offering a 10% discount to any brides that visit our stall on the day and make a booking by the end of July.

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Intimo Lingerie

 

Can you tell us a bit about your business?

My independent business is based on helping women feel fabulous in great fitting, practical, pretty and comfortable lingerie everyday! Providing a mobile, professional fitting service available in the comfort of your own home, one on one or with a group of friends and ensuring that you have the best lingerie buying experience possible.  I can also do tailored Hens Nights, Kitchen Tea’s, or Bride & Bridal Party get togethers…..

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What type of lingerie do you offer?

Intimo is a premium quality brand of lingerie in sizes 8-24 and cup sizes A-G. We have sophisticated, elegant and modern styles for every day and every occasion. Intimo is a timeless collection designed for every woman and lifestyle. We also have a fantastic, verstile range of natural fibre “Anywear” pieces which are incredibly comfortable for every day and especially for travelling.

 

Where are you based and what areas do you service?

I am based in the beautiful Hunter Valley area however we have a network of amazing women providing great service all over Australia & New Zealand.

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How would you describe your style?

Modern Vintage with a true love of all things Bohemian

 

What advice do you have for brides choosing their lingerie?

Always be fitted correctly and get advice on the right lingerie style for your body shape. Having great foundations under any outfit and especially on your wedding day will always help you shine. Remember to choose something extra special for your wedding night and honeymoon as well!

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How early should brides look at ordering?

We have a wonderful express service and most orders can be delivered within 2-3 working days or even overnight if need be. I would say a good time frame to ensure less stress would be a fortnight out from when it is needed.

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

Hearing from a gorgeous young bride on the return of her honeymoon saying…”well the lingerie worked, I’m pregnant!”

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What do you love most about selling lingerie?

I am passionate about helping women feel great and comfortable in their own skin no matter what size, shape or age. I have customers aging from 13-92! I truly love that a good bra can make such a positive difference to a woman and help boost confidence. Selling lingerie the way that I do allows me to connect with so many women who all have a story to tell. I have met some truly amazing women in the 9 years I have been running my business and you never know who is going to walk into the fitting room! No matter who you are or where you are from, we all need great bras and undies and we all have our own body challenges. Considering that 80% of women wear the incorrect size bra and we go through 6-8 major body changes in our lives, I love the look on a womans face when she experiences true comfort, great shape and support in the right fit and style for her body shape. We are also passionate about raising awareness around Breast Health and help to spread a much needed message to 1000’s of women every year. I love that Intimo as a company has true heart for every facet of a woman’s life.

 

What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

Great old-fashioned service, professional advice and a smile 🙂

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

Yes absolutely! Anyone who books a time for their own private fitting for 2 or more women, will receive a FREE lucky dip brief and a $25 voucher off their purchase.

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Avellino Creative

 

Can you tell us a bit about Avellino Creative?

I design eco-friendly invitations and stationery for weddings, parties & ceremonies. I started Avellino Creative earlier this year as a way of exploring my creative side, away from the corporate world I work in during the day. I’ve always loved weddings, papers and the environment so I found a way to combine all three! I’m the graphic designer & my husband helps out with a discerning eye and lots of cups of tea. He’s a great sounding board for new ideas and designs.

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

I work from outside business hours in the beautiful Hunter Valley but we service all areas Australia-wide. Newcastle & Hunter Region clients will enjoy free freight to your door, and you can also benefit from face-to-face meetings after hours or on weekends.

 

How would you describe your style?

Modern-vintage, sentimental, a bit earthy and not too fussy. I pay a lot of attention to fonts and layout so the overall effect is pleasing to the eye. All our invitations are custom designed just for you and your beloved, so your personalities will dictate the final design.

 

What advice do you have for couples choosing their invitation suite?

When your guests receive the Invitation they should get a good sense of what sort of wedding you’re having, so we ask a few questions about your style, wedding theme and personal preferences. You could also think about other weddings you’ve been to and how they made you feel. Pinterest and Instagram are great places to collect ideas, just be careful not to overwhelm yourself with too many conflicting ideas. Once you have decided on a theme, stick to it and make sure everything you choose fits within that idea.

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How early should couples look at booking in?

As soon as you can! If your wedding is booked for, say, November this year, your Save The Date cards should go out in the next month or so, followed by the Invitations in August or September. The design & printing process for a full suite should take about 4 weeks to allow for proper consultation, but if you’re in a rush I will always do my best to accommodate!

Sending out Save The Date cards as soon as the date & approximate location is decided will give your guests maximum time to organise themselves so hopefully no-one misses out. When the finer details are confirmed, the Invitations should be sent 8-10 weeks before the wedding date (longer if you have people are travelling from afar). Preferably RSVP cards & self-addressed envelopes are sent with the Invitations so your guests can easily reply with the information you need.

Thank-You cards are printed & delivered to you with the Invitations so you can quickly write thank-you messages & send them after your wedding. We can also print your chosen message inside the card, so you can simply sign them, leave for your honeymoon and have a friend or family member post them for you.

 

What do you love most about making wedding invitations?

I love being a part of someone’s big day and hopefully making the process a little less stressful. It’s a lovely thing to see a piece you’ve designed come to life. My aim is to give each custom design a distinct look and feel which reflects the personalities of the couple.

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What is your favourite wedding story?

Two of my siblings have had weddings in recent years and both their weddings were just beautiful, with handmade, upcycled & vintage elements plus lots of love! The “love tree” invitations I designed for my sister’s wedding last year were a lot of fun.

But my favourite story might have to be mine. We went on holiday to Europe got married in secret on the Greek Island of Santorini, honeymooned for 4 weeks & then had a big family party when we came home. Our Wedding Party invitations featured an amazing photo taken at our wedding shoot on a beach in Santorini. Eloping might not be for everyone but it suited us perfectly – I’m too much of a perfectionist to plan my own wedding!

 

What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2014/2015 weddings?

I think “vintage” is more than just a trend so it will be around for a while but different elements will come and go. I have noticed more & more people are becoming concerned about sustainability and the environment so I expect recycled options like ours will become more popular.

Patterns are big right now, especially Chevron which will pass in time, but floral patterns will be around for a couple of seasons. I think we will see more adventurous colour combinations emerging, like a design I did recently which has 2 shades of green, burnt yellow and chocolate brown, taking inspiration from a love of cheesy 70’s TV shows. It sounds outrageous, but clever design & a good choice of fonts can make any colour scheme look amazing.

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

A chat with me (Rosalind) about your wedding stationery, plus a variety of vintage-inspired designs on display and 100 free sample packs for some lucky visitors to take home.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

Yes! If you order A5-sized Invitations + envelopes with us on the day or within 1 week after the Fair, you’ll get matching business-card-sized RSVP Cards + envelopes for FREE. Just visit our stand and let me know you’re interested.

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Unique Vintage Events

 

Can you tell us a bit about Unique Vintage Events?

Unique Vintage Events was born from my passion for anything vintage, romantic & old world. I just love to source the perfect piece to add a special touch to each wedding & event that I style. I love what I do, and that is evident in my commitment to create a unique vintage event for you.

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

Unique Vintage Events is based in Warners Bay and services the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Hunter & Port Stephens area. UVE is also happy to work with Sydney couples, who are planning a destination wedding to the beautiful Hunter Valley Wineries.

 

Can you give us a run down on how to hire the goodies that you have and what options couples have with you?

UVE has a gorgeous eclectic selection of vintage pieces including furniture, glassware, lighting, lawn games, suitcases, and custom made pieces including backdrops, photo booth wall, drink stand, lolly buffets and much more.  You can choose to dry hire and DIY, or sit back and relax and let UVE create a romantic, elegant vintage event for you. For DIY hire, UVE can deliver to your venue or you can choose to pick items up. For a complete styling package delivery is included in a written quote.

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How early should couples book your items?

As most of my pieces have become very popular, couples should make contact as soon as possible to secure the particular pieces that they may want to include. I have taken booking for items up to 15 months ahead, with a small deposit to hold them.

 

Do you have a favourite vintage piece and what is the story behind it?

It is hard to decide what my favourite piece is, as I love everything that I find, but I would have to say that I have two vintage crystal champagne flutes that were given to me as a wedding present and I love to incorporate them on the bridal table for my couples to toast the beginning of their marriage. I also have two sets of beautiful vintage cutlery that have pearl & silver handles that I always place on the bridal table as something extra special just for the bride & groom.

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What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2014/2015 weddings?

Rather than following a trend, I feel that a lot of couples are really incorporating more & more individual touches that reflect their own personalities into every part of their wedding. After all a wedding is two unique souls putting their love on display and it should reflect that…..romance never goes out of style.

 

What advice do you have for couples when they are thinking about their styling?

When making the first appointment with my couples, I always encourage them to bring along vision boards/scrapbooks they may have been using to gather their ideas, anything they may want to show me really. My role is then to listen & provide support and advice in making their vision come together.

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What is your favourite wedding story?

A few months ago I had a phone call one Monday morning from a bride. Not unusual, until I asked her when her wedding was, and she calmly replied ‘Sunday’…. Well, I meet with her that afternoon and we set about putting together a ceremony on the lake & reception styling at a local lakeside restaurant. The whole wedding came together in 6 days! I am very proud of the way it all turned out and the couple were extremely happy with the result. It’s amazing what can be achieved in such a small amount of time.

 

What do you love most about being a wedding stylist?

I just love meeting so many lovely couples in the lead up to one of the most important events in their lives, and getting to be a small part of their big day.

 

What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

A friendly face who is willing to listen and support them in making decisions on their styling needs, and some beautiful vintage pieces.

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Heidi and Jasper

 

Can you tell us a bit about your business? 

Heidi and Jasper is a label I started after three years of fashion design and textiles. I made a head piece and entered into a local competition and it won first place, I then decided I would study millinery and launched my label specializing in couture bridal head wear.

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What type of accessories do you offer? 

My main work is bridal and race wear head pieces I do however custom make garters for brides whether it be to match the head piece or just for the garter alone.

 

Where are you based and what areas do you service?

I am located at Redhead in Newcastle however I will ship world wide and will travel to Sydney for a bridal party booking.

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How would you describe your style?

Unique, eclectic, elegant, romantic and timeless.

 

What advice do you have for brides choosing their accessories?

It is your wedding day, you want to feel as comfortable as you can, so choose or design a piece that you would wear to any formal occasion, don’t feel you need it to be something you wouldn’t normally wear just because it’s a wedding and it will only happen once.

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How early should brides look at ordering?

I am clever 😉 and I can pull it all together within a month but I really do appreciate as much time as possible to allow us to change anything if need be and to fit in with my other orders.

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. If you have not seen the dvd “the young Victoria” I highly recommend it. So much love.

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What do you love most about making accessories?

I consider it an absolute privilege and honor to make a piece that is to be a part of your special day. It is such a blessing and I have been blessed with the kindest brides.

 

What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2014/2015 weddings?

I am not a girl to follow trends because they date really quickly. Lace and beading however is forever elegant and timeless and looks amazing.

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

To view 100% hand made pieces from completely my own design and never to be made again. Everything is one off and unique do you truly feel special on your wedding day. There is nothing mass produced.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?
If you purchase a head piece on the day and pay direct deposit or cash up front, you will receive 15% off.