The Desire Kissed collection officially launched at ‘The Nation’s Coolest Wedding Fair’ last month and I just have to share what an amazing time Lorie x had getting curious at A Most Curious Wedding Fair.
Taking place over a weekend at the super cool Old Truman Brewery in East London’s Brick Lane, the vibe and location of the show is the perfect fit for Lorie x. Being able to spend the weekend exhibiting alongside so many of my favourite wedding suppliers – who incidentally are all kinds of talented & inspiring – is just magic. Everyone is so happy to catch up, share what’s been going on, promote each other; and it just feels like one big supportive & fun family.
The theme of the show this year was ‘Wood & Bush’ and everyone went to town on their stands making the warehouse space look truly a-mazing with such creative appeal. I tied fresh cherry blossoms & eucalyptus to the top of the rail to try to bring a bit of the theme into the Lorie x world.
The catwalk was sponsored by Style & the Bride and featured signage by Oh Squirrel inspired by the late David Bowie – as someone who has been brought up influenced by such a creative genius (as I’m sure many other exhibitors have been) it felt like it made perfect sense the wedding fair would nod to this. The You & Your Wedding selfie wall, made with wooden palettes & covered in foliage, made the perfect backdrop for snaps throughout the weekend and I loved the message scrawled across it.
The Friday night kicked off the fair with a press night where it was great to catch up with, and meet new, magazine writers and bloggers and be able to see for the first time the reactions to the new collection and hear which pieces were their favourites and why – it’s always so great to get first-hand feedback from people whose opinions you value. I left feeling very excited for the weekend ahead.
Each day featured two catwalk shows and Lorie x pieces were featured in the first theme, titled Boho Luxe meets Boho Minimal. The ever amazing Portraits (who worked on our recent shoot) created the hair & make-up looks. The shows pulled in quite a crowd and it was a wonderful feeling to see the pieces in motion, and great for brides to see the reality of how the pieces move and then to be able to come and chat about how they could tweak the looks to make them unique to their visions.
The brides that I was lucky enough to meet all had such great ideas for how they wanted to bring their personalities into their wedding outfits and I am so excited to be working with them over the next year to bring this to life and be a little part of their day – and I already can’t wait to be able to share the results! The brides which attend the fair all seem to have their own kind of cool and are looking to seek out something special & a bit offbeat and Most Curious is the perfect playground for this.
Some of the favourite things I saw over the weekend were the lush watercolour cakes from Wildflower Cakes (which also tasted delicious!), the bright trays of treats from Meringue Girls (the gin & tonic flavour being my fave), Sophie & Luna‘s ever-gorgeous everlasting flower crowns, AM Faulkner‘s quirky veils, Daisy Sheldon‘s intricate & stunning embroidery skills, the handsome miniature Italian Greyhound who stopped by our stand at the end of Sunday (even the dogs are cool!), and the Esha Dress being captured perfectly with Doris Loves light up letters.
For any brides who missed out this year, or anyone recently engaged I would urge you to go and check it out in 2017. And for anyone who is toying with exhibiting I really can’t recommend it enough; I came away on a dizzy high after meeting such wonderful people and being able to hang out with exhibitors I’ve come to know as friends for the weekend.
Such a massive thank you to Becky, Cat & Sara for creating such an inspiring and gorgeous show made up of such a melting pot of talent – it was an absolute delight to be a part of it and I’m already counting down to next year. 11 months to go….! xx
You can check out the new collection in full here.
This gorgeous shoot took place earlier in the year and we’ve been dying to able to share the images…
Styled by Jenny from Bellaboo & Beau, using her wonderful creative eye to draw on mystical inspiration and black magic influences, it tells the story of an innocent, groom-seeking bride using potions and spells to summon him.
The Tatiana Dress was used for the bride at the beginning of the story which was shot by one of our favourite photographers, Rebecca Douglas at the Elmley Nature Reserve – the natural light and the remoteness of the location make the photographs so dreamy and magical.
The shoot was recently featured on the gorgeous wedding blog Juno & Joy where you can view the rest of the story. Thanks so much to Jenny for using one of our pieces for this super special concept – the results are so stunning and inspiring – and also to all the other talented suppliers involved in creating it.
Concept & Styling – Bellaboo and Beau
Photography – Rebecca Douglas
Venue – Elmley Nature Reserve
Flowers – Blooming Green with Rachel Boxall & Leanne Benn
Cake – French Made
Wedding Dress Boutique – Rock the Frock Bridal
Tattoos – Victoria’s Aviary
Performance Arts & Witch Model – Zenzero Events
Stationery – Sincerely May
Jewellery – Ami Blastock
Photographers Assistant – Lucy Rose
Stylist’s Assistant – Leanne Benn
Model – Chloe Papworth
Table Props – Merchant Chandler
Potion Props – Rye Spice
Fabric Floral Letters & Cake Topper – Daphnerosa
Jewel Chocolates – Mello Mallo
Tableware – Abbey Catering
We were lucky enough earlier in the year to be asked to take part in a styled shoot put together by the wonderful Erica of Mr & Mrs Unique, entitled ‘Flora & Fauna’. As the theme perfectly fits the inspiration behind Lorie x, we were delighted to have been asked to loan some bridal separates; and having always admired Erica’s work, been dying to see watch she might do with some of our pieces ever since launching!
The shoot took place at beautiful country house and wedding venue Dewsall Court in Herefordshire, and was captured by amazing photographer Alexa Loy. The shoot was made up of a whole host of super talented, quirky, alternative wedding suppliers – most of them found on the Mr & Mrs Unique directory (see full list at the end of the post), and we were honoured to be amongst them.
The Lorie x pieces featured in the shoot were the Estella Lace Top – featuring Belgian corded lace,with scalloped edges layered at the seams to give a feathery effect; the Ophelia Skirt made from silk organza with digitally printed photographed roses; and the Julia Skirt. We were so excited upon seeing the results of the shoot and have been dying to share!
You can see more images from the shoot in the Spring/Summer 15 edition of Mr & Mrs Unique’s magazine (which is also packed full of wonderful wedding inspiration), and it was also recently featured on the award winning Love My Dress blog.
Such a massive thank you to Erica for having us involved, and to all the other suppliers who made the shoot so beautiful xx
Art Direction & Styling – Mr & Mrs Unique
Photography – Alexa Loy Photography + Jessica Withey Photography second shooting
Venue + Food – Dewsall Court
Gold Dress – Wilden Bride
Bridal Separates – Loriex
3D Floral Dress & Ears – Ears & Whiskers
Cake – Nevie-Pie Cakes
Flowers – Wild Bunch
Table Styling – Kate Cullen Creative Styling & Design
Stationery – Dearly Beloved Design
Gold Crown & Bow Headband – Lizzie McQuade
Car – Kushi Cars
Tattoos – The Aviary
Marshmallows – The London Marshmallow Company
PomPom Flowers – PomPom Blossom
Make Up – Naomi Emmauelle
Hair – Love Bridal Beauty
Model – Maria at Alpha Agency
On 26th April 2015, Lorie x exhibited at Spoken For, a new venture for Chosen Wedding in association with The Pavilions, Mile End Park. The venue was so bright and beautiful with huge windows that overlooked the wonderful green space and out of which you could watch all the new Spring ducklings trailing around after their Mommas. It felt like the perfect setting for Lorie x pieces, with the venue being so local to where we are based and a lot of our inspiration for the first collection coming from East London and nature.
Eulanda Shead was the photographer for the day and captured the location perfectly.
Along with meeting lots of wonderful bride-to-be’s, during the day there were two catwalk shows which took place along the outside of the space, against the bright windows – which felt made for it. Fellow exhibitor Sofia Plana took the following dreamy photos of our beautiful model Harriet Gordon from where the models left the backstage area to walk the length of the venue.
To complete the catwalk looks, Harriet wore two different flower crowns from the super talented Sophie & Luna (made with real flowers!); we have been in touch for a while and it was so lovely to see how well our pieces worked together. She carried a bouquet of peonies from exciting new florists Boom Blooms who made the creation with our gowns in mind.
Eulanda also took images of the catwalk and the models all together, before taking Harriet outside for an impromptu photo shoot – the pictures are so beautiful and fun – they also really capture how stunning for venue location was.
A huge thank you to everyone who made the day so special for us; the ones who captured it, the future brides we met, and all the other amazingly talented exhibitors! A special thank you to Kiki (Chosen Founder) for wanting Lorie x to be a part of this new venture and for always being so supportive of what we are doing xx
On March 6-8th Lorie x had the most amazing time exhibiting at A Most Curious Wedding Fair at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London with a whole host of super talented exhibitors.
The Friday evening was a press night where we met Helen from The Wedding Bazaar who put together a wonderful feature on the event (click to view), and Tasha of Ikonworks who took the most beautiful photographs below, amongst others.
On the Saturday and Sunday we met the most wonderful bride-to-be’s and are so excited to be working with them over the next few months. Each one is so different which is what is so magical about working bespokely – capturing personalities and working towards something unique. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on over the coming months.
There was also a catwalk show on each day; and La Cabine de Margaux took gorgeous photographs of the models post show. We haven’t seen so many Lorie x pieces worn together at the same time before and it was very special to see!
A massive thank you to everyone we met over the weekend and especially to Becky & all at team Curious for organising such a fab event xx
We recently shot the capsule collection at Recession Studios in East London with photographer Lucy Alice Edwards, MUA Nicola Madden and model Tatum Marchetti.
The wonderful HF Couture kindly lent some of their beautiful bespoke headpieces, which complimented perfectly. Take a look at some behind the scenes images from the day.