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EWE Birmingham 2016

It’s nearly time for one of the coolest events on the alternative wedding fair calendar – the awesome Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza (EWE)!! There are many, many Way Out Wedding favourite suppliers, or the Baad Ass Mother Flockers, Mo Flo’s for short, as they’re called at EWE, exhibiting on the day. There’s nothing boring or everyday about this fair, so if you’re all about your alternative, then this is definitely the one for you. Jo from The Couture Company, one of the organisers, tells me, “one thing we can assure you of is that it will be a fun day out, with lots of giveaways, lots to learn and see, and not one bit like a ‘normal’ wedding fair!”

Where and when?

This year’s Extravaganza will be held on February 21 and will take place at the unique Bond Company – a hidden gem in the heart of Birmingham’s industrial Digbeth.

How much and how do I buy a ticket immediately?!

Tickets are on sale now online for a baaargain price of £5 each. If you prefer to be a maverick and simply turn up on the day, the door tickets are £7 each. Little lambs get in free. Skip to the end of the post to see how you can win tickets.

Who is exhibiting?

Who isn’t! The exhibitor list reads like a collection of alternative wedding royalty. Here are a few of the Mo Flo’s you can look forward to seeing.


Black Cherry Cake Company

Black Cherry Cake Company

Charlotte Clark Designer Maker

Charlotte Clark Designer Maker

Satin and Tat

Satin and Tat Alternative Wedding Stationery

Legend Bridal Designs

Frankie Lynn Emporium

Frankie Lynn's Shoe Emporium (4) Frankie Lynn

Jamball Creations

Jamball Creations

The Couture Company

Jay Emme Photography

Claire & Nick, Kirkham Grammar School Wedding, Jay Emme Photography

Revive Me Boutique

Revive Me Boutique

Scarletta Designs

ScarlettaDesigns-Assassynation (4)

ScarlettaDesigns-Assassynation (2)

And many more… (Hover over the images below to see who’s who!)

What extras can I look forward to?

Jo tells me, “Since 2012, EWE has showcased a wonderfully diverse range of services and products, from kick ass wedding dresses to sculptural flower bouquets, from gothic themed wedding cakes to some of the best DJs around. Previous shows have included live music, stilt walkers, a procession of models in gorgeous dresses and accessories on the ‘Real Bride’s Walkabout’ and amazing prizes to be won in the renowned treasure hunt.

“Each show we do is different, so come and explore… Who knows what amazingly baaaad ass things EWE will find for your ewenique wedding day!

“To top it off, we are bringing back our immensely popular ‘Treasure Hunt’ where you stand a chance of winning tons of great prizes. Some of our super generous Mo Flo’s/suppliers will even be giving away prizes or discounts of their own, only available at the show!!

“There will be a chill-out area and café facilities so you can have a drink and something to eat, and just sit down and take it all in. We want EWE to get involved, pick stuff up, take a good look, really check out the Mo Flo’s and ask them tons of questions, as they are all a super friendly bunch!!

“For the little lambs, there will be a colouring competition in the café with prizes to be won.”

Got any vids of what previous fairs were like?

Why, yes. Feast your eyes…


Ticket giveaway for EWE

I’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away, you lucky ducks!! Just comment below if you would like to win, or send me an email. I will pick two winners on Valentine’s Day.


Videos – Frank Millar

Photography – Assassynation // Camera Hannah // Toast of Leeds // White Light Photography // Emma Case // Jay Emme Photography // Steve Gerrard Photography // Mario Testino // Ben Spear Photography // Jessie Rose Photography // ZT Photography