Thank you EWE – we had a blast!

It’s June. June! Not just the beginning but the second week of June at that! We have a proper backlog of blog posts to share with you and I’ve already spent nearly an hour deliberating about what to share first. One of the REAL weddings that we’ve been involved in? Maybe one of the shoots we have up our sleeve? or the second half of the Scarborough Tattoo Show I promised you last week? Well, it’s actually about time we showed you what went on at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. We LOVED being involved in this great event and can’t believe over 2 months has passed since we were joining the ranks of alternative wedding suppliers at EWE in Birmingham. Part of the reason it’s taken me so long to create this post is because Jay is an insatiable demon behind the camera and produced a whopping 988 images of the weekend. All the images in this blog are Jay’s and we’ve focused just on our part in the event (which in itself is 144 images!) so if you fancy checking out a wider view of the event please feel free to check out here If you’ve never heard of Continue Reading →

Tattooed Wedding Collective take over Scarborough Tattoo Convention

Last weekend we took a mighty road trip to Scarborough to be part of the Tattooed Wedding Collective at Scarborough Tattoo Show; a group of like minded, heavily tattooed wedding professionals bringing all things wedding to a tattoo convention. It’s just one of the alternative arenas we like to get involved with, and one where all three of us (Rachel, Tracy and myself) all manage to attend. It sounds like a crazy idea, but what better way to spend your weekend than on a beautiful coastline in the glorious sunshine, with our favourite people, showing couples they can have their cake and eat it, oh and getting tattooed ourselves as well! Win win I say. We also took the time to have some photo shoots with our amazing models Sam and Katy who gave up their weekend to come and play with us. Several times throughout the weekend they could be found on the beach with Rachael (Marry Me Ink) and Andy (Peacock Obscura). The shoots warrant a blog of their own so I’m just going to share a few images here before showing you the rest of the weekend… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Legend Bridal It’s fair Continue Reading →

We’ve been quiet but look at everything we’ve been up to…

You know we’re busy right? The ‘I don’t even have time to check my shirt is on the right way out’ kinda busy. The ‘I’m placing orders twice because I’d rather have 2 than find out I didn’t order any’ kinda busy. The kinda busy where if a job takes more than 30 seconds to complete and isn’t directly connected to a brides order it simply gets added to the ever increasing ‘to do’ list. I bleat on about it ALL the time. I feel like I’m constantly harping on about how little time there is in a day or the things I’ve yet to do… or maybe I don’t? I realise that even though I have this constant monologue going on in my head, very rarely does it leek out. And instead of telling you guys how crazy busy we are, or how our appointments are booked up for several weeks or that we’re not taking any more orders for this summer, it simply looks like we’ve gone quiet. Because writing a blog post takes time. And time feels like an ever decreasing commodity. As a result several weeks have passed since our last update and I’m scared by Continue Reading →

Our best Alternative Bridal Catwalk yet!

or so we’ve been told. Did you see our Alternative Bridal catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena last weekend? It’s quite a production and an undertaking not for the faint hearted. It’s also one we couldn’t do without the support of the Little White Books team. For us planning starts 6 months before the event, a whole 6 months! and goes through several stages… designing new dresses, developing themes to showcase our designs, selecting music that fits the theme, is lyrically suitable and easy to walk to, creating a model running order, finding out we need to create more or different dresses, creating choreographies, holding rehearsals, collaborating with friends in the industry to finish the looks (more about that in a mo). Oh and maybe adding a couple more dresses to the ‘to create’ list. Organizing a catwalk is a massive undertaking but also very rewarding, and one that has to come second to us actually running our business and helping our brides get ready for their weddings. This is why it means so much when brides-to-be and peers alike tell us they enjoyed watching our show. So here is a closer look at our catwalk Continue Reading →

7 days to go! Eclectic Wedding Extavaganza

We are SOOOOO excited to be invited to exhibit at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza! We have watched this event grow over the years and secretly wished we could join the fun. The last few weeks have been crazy busy (with so many awesome proposal stories), and the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza has kinda crept up on us! So, while all our loved up brides-to-be are having romantic weekends away we’ve taken the opportunity to work out what we are going to showcase. While getting everything together I realised that, other than a couple of little Facebook posts, we haven’t really shared the awesomeness of EWE! So where do we begin? Where is it? It’s at The Bond in Birmingham. From what we can gather it’s an awesome venue. We LOVED reading about Jo & Spigs wedding over on our sister blog Beneath the Dark Veil. Who is going to be there? Besides us you mean? Well, there are some AMAZING businesses signed up to be there and I CANNOT wait to go and say hi and make new friends – It’s always fantastic when you can get to know like minded businesses and there are PLENTY of new faces for us Continue Reading →

Great Northern Wedding Show 20th September

We are on countdown… there are just 7 days, 7 DAYS! until we see you all at the Great Northern Wedding Show at USN Bolton Arena 7 days is not a lot of time considering the ‘to do’ list we have to work through this week, however, we’ve just had our catwalk rehearsal and you guys are in for a treat! awesome models – tick alternative soundtrack – tick live performances – tick ice machines – tick gorgeous dresses and accessories – TICK We also have Duncan Fisher and Sonara Parker flexing their creative fingers on our models and have been plotting hair and makeup to pull the whole look together. Too bloody exciting! WARNING: The alternative catwalk probably isn’t going to be videoed and it’s the ONLY catwalk we are doing this year. We are there the whole day (11-4)… our stand is right next to the catwalk, so you can’t miss us and our Alternative Catwalk is at 3pm. There is a lot going on and a lot to see; so many wedding businesses it’s unreal. Make sure you plan your day well. We had so many emails last time from brides who desperately wanted to see our Continue Reading →

Legend Bridal Alternative Catwalk

We are only 5 weeks away from our alternative catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show on the 20th September. I’m not going to lie, we’re not ready. It’s the height of the wedding season and all our attention is quite rightly devoted to our brides. We have plenty of plans; new dresses we want to create, grand ideas about our show and huge plans for our stand. But with our concentration fully on getting our brides ready for their weddings, our preparations for the Great Northern Wedding Show will quite definitely be last minute dot com. This is where our amazing friends come in… we are going to be relying heavily on the help of our friends to get us ready (hope you’re reading this guys… count yourselves roped in!) That said, I’m sat here trying to work out what music we should use for our different catwalk scenes and thought it would be interesting to look back at our April show… (all images by ZT Photography) Pre-register for the next show on the 20th September Retro Rockabilly We opened the show with tattoos, petticoats and parasols set to the cutest track by Evelyn Knight from 1948… ‘A Little Continue Reading →