Know what I love? That recently the wedding world is being contemporised and revolutionised by more and more creative talent, dissatisfied with settling for the same old things. I’ve spoken lately about different wedding fairs that cater for the section of the market more into its modern style (Most Curious wedding fair) and its alternative vibe (Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza).
You’re such lucky people because here’s another amazing and talented member of the wedding industry, Kiki-Sunshine of Chosen Wedding Fair, committed to providing you all with creative and mould-breaking suppliers in the form of an online resource designed to complement and inspire your planning. Lucky, lucky, lucky!! I would’ve been all over this when I was planning my big day!!
Here’s Kiki herself to explain this exciting and much-needed shake-up!
WELCOME TO THE #WEDDINGREVOLUTION
We’re absolutely over the moon to announce our campaign – the #weddingrevolution
WE’RE ON A MISSION TO UPDATE THE WEDDING WORLD AND YE BORING OLDE WEDDING FAYRE!
We know there’s a great amount of creative and innovative vendors out there, and we’ve made it our mission to bring that talent together, and help drive the industry forward by promoting contemporary makers, ideas and vision.
We don’t mind the traditional, but what we do love to see are variations, new ideas and imagination running wild, whether that be in bridalwear, in floristry, accessories, in photography or any other area.
We believe in promoting fresh thinking.
We believe in the sheer unbridled talent the UK has to offer.
We believe that brides and grooms deserve to know what options they have for their contemporary weddings and for those options to be freely available and easy to find.
After my beau proposed to me, I hunted high and low to find things that would fill my planning experience with fun, excitement and joy. I went to various fairs, looked around online, bought too many magazines, and ended up feeling rather flat and confused. There wasn’t much that really grabbed me or screamed ‘yes, this is what you want!’ as I was told there would be. People were asking me if I was enjoying the planning experience and the truth was, as ashamed as I was to admit it, I really wasn’t.
The result? It gave me drive to push forward with Chosen Wedding.
Having trained and worked in the designer-maker community for the past ten years – and always having a rather large penchant for having creatively messy fingers – I know so well that there is an abundance of creative talent in the UK. Not only that, but that talent is already within, or looking to break into, the wedding industry.
The idea of uncovering this talent and bringing together a collective of creative minds that are in agreement with our manifesto fills me with absolute sheer invigorating excitement.
Over the past three years, I’ve been lucky enough to discover and meet some really incredible talent within the wedding industry. Yet, as was the case for me, I believe that it’s still difficult for brides and grooms to know which way to turn to find options and uncover the creativity that they may crave to help them express their own personalities for their big day.
So, I’ve taken it upon myself to turn that around because I believe wholeheartedly in two things:
- that the talent that’s out there deserves to be seen
- that I don’t want anyone to experience the disappointment that I did myself when I started planning our wedding.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
If you’re in agreement and would like to see this turnaround become reality, making creativity and fresh thinking a mainstream in the wedding industry, I ask you to simply sign up.
We’ll be publishing a list of names on our website – supporters, makers, creators, service providers, fresh thinkers, vintage aficionados, and all of those who rock and fully intend on growing and rocking it further.
The list of exhibitors will remain on our site for brides and grooms to discover to help them with their planning experience. Knowing that there is an abundance of people out there who will help them uncover alternative and contemporary options, or their own wedding style or personality, we think is pretty darn special.
Brides- and grooms-to-be – it’s so important that people in the industry know how you feel, too – after all, this is all for you! So please do take a moment to sign the list, too.
You can find our sign-up forms here.
If you’d like any more details, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line on email or call me on 0797 070 0015.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – THE CHOSEN WEDDING FAIRS
January 25th, 2015 – Reading
February 1st, 2015 – Bristol
February 22nd, 2015 – Cardiff
March 29th, 2015 – London
Photography – Caroline Hancox Photography // Origami stars – The Origami Boutique // Foil print – Dottie Rocks // Confetti – The Wedding Stylist // Cookies – CakeyCoo // Ribbons – Kate Cullen // Accessories – Vintage Button Bridal Designs // Mirror, tag + pencils – Oh Squirrel