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.