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Review: Decidedly Different Vintage Wedding Fair Exeter Castle

Blue Fizz vintage wedding fair Exeter Castle January 16th

After an incredible vintage wedding weekend at Exeter Castle we have some jaw-droppingly beautiful images to show you, snapped by a couple of uber talented photographers who truly captured the inspiring atmosphere across this two-day Decidedly Different Vintage Wedding Fair…  Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography and Mel from Maxi Photography.


The Catwalk

Alike many of our events we love to incorporate a roaming catwalk to showcase a handful of stunning wedding gowns, divine jewellery and accessories from local designers plus we wanted to show many grooms & brides-to-be this stunning tucked away beautiful venue: Exeter Castle.

Captured on Film by Baxter & Ted

Beautiful, Modern Storytelling through film. We were lucky enough to be joined by Baxter & Ted, Filmographers who truly captured the divine atmosphere along with many beautiful moments from across this stunning wedding weekend!

Take a look & be inspired by all the images from across the weekend….

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Winners announced

We had a competition running alongside the event with such amazing giveaways from exhibitors! Every bride / groom who attended, signed in & shared our event would be entered… READ ON for the lucky winners or take a peek on our Facebook.

Bright eyed & bushy tailed. 

First thing in the morning our beautiful model brides were whisked into the Ballroom to be pampered head-to-toe at our Hair & Beauty Boudoir – By Jai and her fab team at The Event Studios.

Our brides then slipped into their divine wedding gowns and added a touch of sparkle & jewels to complete their beautiful vintage looks.

Our brides wore stunning pieces from local bridal wear designers such as Lily & Louie, Days of Grace and The Ivory secret.  Plus beautiful bridal jewellery & accessories from local designers such as Kye Tew, Vintage Button Bridal Buttons, Lucky Sixpence and Hey Jules.


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Left to Right: Megha – wore dress by The Ivory Secret,  Lace headband by Lucky Sixpence vintage headbands, combs and jewellery.   Hannah – wore dress, fur & flower headpiece by Days of Grace, other headpiece was Vintage Bridal Buttons. Lauren –  wore dress by Lily & Louie – headpiece by Kye Tew Jewellery

(Left to Right:  Ella – wore Lily & Louie Dress with Vintage Bridal Buttons headpiece & pearl pins by Hey Jules. Lauren – wore The Ivory Secret with Kye Tew Headpiece, Megha – wore The Ivory Secret with Lucky Sixpence headdress.

The Roaming Catwalk  Saturday | part 1 captured by Liberty Pearl |

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The Roaming Catwalk Sunday | part 2 captured by Maxi Photography |

Brides & grooms-to-be excitedly watching our roaming catwalk before entering our Decidedly Different Vintage Wedding Fair..

Inspiring plans…

Incredible atmosphere and super exciting vibes throughout the weekend, saw many beautiful brides being truly inspired by chatting to our talented exhibitors. (Part 1 snapped by Liberty Pearl Photography)

Stunning exhibitor displays which certainly wowed our brides & grooms… (Part 2 snapped by Maxi Photography )

Lights, Camera, Action! 

Across the two days we had 3 incredible musicians, singers and bands join us to bring a real vintage swing flavour to the event & share their amazing talent….

The Retro Rhythm Rascals – this brilliant band were positioned at the entrance to our Vintage Wedding Fair – setting such a fun, lively vibe as our brides & grooms walk in.

The Swing Kings,  These boys are always incredible and were positioned at the top of the Ballroom. Our blue fizz stylist Bridget even joined the boys for a song or two!

Caddick & Parkes – This band were positioned at the entrance to the Ballroom, and gave us a stunning performance!

Food glorious food… 

Mouth watering food at the Vintage Tea Party with Posh Nosh in the Terrace Room, scrumptious creative canapés with Pickle Shack in the Ballroom, divine pizza’s from Two Birds Kitchen, plus beautiful paella from Buen Apetito, delicious snacks, divine coffees and yumminess from The Coffee Camper Co. & The Landy Girls, all located outside at the entrance.

CONGRATULATIONS: Winners of our Competition! 

  • Blue Fizz Events styling package for 80 guests won by Jodie Merrick
  • Bespoke Headdress from The Lucky Sixpence won by Clare Elsom
  • Bespoke Headdress from Lily & Louie won by Suzie Chetr
  • ‘Be My Bridesmaid’ cards from Artemis Stationery won by Vikki Matthews
  • Pickle Shack food creatives – Win a ‘Private Chef Experience for Four’ won by Rosemary Maltsy
  • Beloved’ Shoot with a gallery and 2x 12×8″ prints from Lucy Wallace Photography won by Carly Stephenson
  • Beautiful chalkboard print from Anon Designs won by J Mear
  • Free engagement shoot with a complimentary 16 X 12 print from Maxi Photography won by Sarah Richard 
  • £100 bespoke bridal accessories (winner can choose either a headpiece or jewellery) from Hey Jules Bespoke Bridal Accessories won by Nell Hillditch
  • Bespoke engagement session with online viewing gallery, slideshow of your images, Facebook banner AND 40 beautiful ‘Save the Date’ cards from Venetia Norrington Photography won by Olivia Mitchell

Thank you!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the gorgeous brides-to-be and their families plus all the fabulous suppliers who joined us for the weekend & another big thank you to our fabulous on the day photographers & film creators!

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If you would like the entire exhibitor list from the Decidedly Different Vintage Wedding Fair pop over to our Exeter Event Blog Post.

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