A perfect setting for a nostalgic wedding…  ‘Wedding Fayre With A Hint of Vintage’

Step back in time at the ‘Wedding Fayre With A Hint of Vintage. . . ‘Wedding Fayre With a Hint of Vintage’ is being held at the beautiful ‘Angel & Royal Hotel’ in Grantham, Lincolnshire on Sunday 23rd October from 11am to 4pm.a5-front-final-cmyk-jpeg

The county of Lincolnshire has some amazing wedding venues filled with ambience and steeped in history and The Angel & Royal Hotel based in Grantham is just one of those beautiful venues. It is said to be the oldest Inn in England.

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We will have 20+ local hand-picked wedding suppliers on the day; from bridal and menswear, to vintage inspired gifts and jewellery.  We have a jam packed schedule of local musicians who are sure to keep you entertained on the day.  Stop and have a chat with Debbie from ‘The Alternative PA’, who is a local wedding planner and is sure to give you some valuable tips and advice.  The hotel will be conducting ‘show rounds’ throughout the day so you can take in the beautiful surroundings and envisage your wedding day at this most stunning venue.

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If you haven’t already found your wedding transport, then take a seat in a cute stretched VW beetle wedding limo amongst other cars which will be parked in the hotel courtyard on the day.

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The first 100 visitors to the event will receive a FREE goodie bag and complimentary drink, so be sure to arrive early!

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The Angel & Royal will be serving light lunches and afternoon tea on the day, so if you would like to book ahead, please contact them directly.

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To keep up to date with the event information please visit our Facebook page; TheAlternativePA or call 07888 679118.

To register for the event please do so here Register via Eventbrite here

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Stepping Back In Time…

Two weeks ago, myself and my bride, Marie, who I am currently working with had the pleasure of visiting Abigail from ‘Abigail’s Vintage Bridal’, an avid collector and lover of an eclectic mix of original vintage bridal gowns.  Being a lover of all things vintage myself, I  was so excited to be visiting this vintage bridal business, which I discovered whilst tapping away on my laptop and I was elated, as you can imagine when I realised the business was only half an hour drive away!

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Abigail’s passion for the history of fashion started in her youth, most of which was spent watching black and white movies whilst her mum did the ironing; her formative influences were very much more in the vein of Myrna Loy than Madonna: vintage wedding dresses were already on the horizon.

After college, a number of years were spent in film, theatre and television. Abigail turned to fashion and worked for a top ladies evening and bridal wear designer in London. Abigail’s Vintage Bridal was formed in 2009 to perfectly encapsulate her love of history and fashion, offering one of the UK’s largest collections of original vintage wedding dresses.

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Abigail has created the perfect stage setting for her splendid dress studio, set in the heart of Rutland. When entering the ‘The Atelier’,  you are transported back in time.  Her amazing collection ranges from the 1800’s through to the 1970’s so caters for all tastes and genres.

We spent a couple of hours trying various styles and dresses from the era’s and Abigail was most patient and happy for us to take some snaps, so the bride was able to see herself in a photograph modelling each dress afterwards over a cup of tea, served may I add in a bone china cup in keeping with the atmosphere!

It is clear to see, she is extremely passionate about great design and devoted to providing reassurance, guidance and advice to create your vintage bridal dream.

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Vintage accessories complete the look

If you have your own ideas or if there is anything she is able to improve or you would like see more or less of to make you feel even more like a million dollars on your special day, she is more than happy to accommodate your every need.  As well as the dresses, she has some fabulous accessories to compliment the vintage look.

Myself and Marie were truly in awe of the stunning collection of dresses and you would be hard pushed not to find anything suitable which would make the perfect asset for your amazing and magical and nostalgic day.

If you’re in the midst of planning a ‘Vintage’ or themed wedding, then swing by and take a look at Abigail’s website http://www.abigailsvintagebridal.co.uk.  Alternatively, if you require assistance with your wedding planning and finding the perfect bridal gown, ‘The Alternative PA’ is on hand to help http://www.thealternativepa.com.

 

Planning a Vintage Wedding?

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Are you in the midst of planning your Vintage wedding? Vintage weddings never go out of fashion. Whether it’s vintage because of the reception venue, a vintage wedding dress or because of the colours and flowers and vintage china, ‘The Alternative PA’can help with with all you need. Our wedding planner can plan the day itself, including sourcing the perfect venue, organising catering, the wedding photographer http://englandsfinestphotography.pixieset.com/, guest list and even the dress, handbag, pair of shoes or some vintage china, leaving you to relax and switch off and enjoy your special day.

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All of the above photos were taken by Chris @ England’s Finest Photography, check out their website http://www.efpics.co.uk/

If you require a photographer for a special occasion; wedding, christening, vintage fair or family party then contact thealternativepa@outlook.com.