Love Heart Feature // Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair, April 2014

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:54 -- lottie

Images: Caroline Hancox via Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair

On Sunday April 27th 2014, the Islington Assembly Hall will play host to the first Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair of 2014. The Islington Assembly Hall occupies a great location on fashionable ‘Upper Street’, and is not far from the popular North London wedding venue of Islington Town Hall. The original 1930s art deco features of the Assembly Hall mixed with a few contemporary twists make it the perfect location to host this month’s Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair.  

Images: Caroline Hancox via Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair

Chosen fairs are a must attend for vintage-inspired brides who are looking to include plenty of high quality handmade and artisan bespoke products within their wedding set up. Chosen plays host to the type of suppliers that you just don’t find at the average wedding fairs, and will provide you with an abundance of charming inspiration for your own big day.

Images: Caroline Hancox via Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair

Chosen fairs are all about helping each bride and groom to plan their perfect day by injecting as much of their personality into it as possible. Your wedding should be as unique as you are, but it’s often difficult to find suppliers who match your preferences perfectly. The Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair was created not only to make this search a fruitful one, but also to ensure that the wedding planning journey is as enjoyable as possible!

Images: Caroline Hancox via Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair

Brides can expect to see a wide variety of exhibitors showing off their wares and sharing their own professional insights into the world of weddings. You will have the chance to meet, chat with and book cake makers, bridal accessory designers, florists, photographers and jewellers to name but a few! There will be live entertainment and a gorgeous tea parlour, along with a whole host of stunning bridal designers and vintage aficionado’s. There will be interactive bridal walks too – so you can get up close and personal to the dresses and the designers. The Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair really does have everything you need for an inspirational day out all in one place!

Images: Caroline Hancox via Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair

So, pop along to the Islington Assembly Hall between 11am and 4:30pm on Sunday 27th April, and prepare to be inspired! Tickets for the fair are on sale now for only £3.00 (plus a booking fee), over at the Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair website. Tickets will also be available on the door, but pre-bought tickets automatically register you for a limited number goodie bag and entrance into the prize draw. I will see you there!

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Love Heart Feature // What’s Next for Hazaar of London?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:27 -- lottie

Images: The Lace & Love Hearts blog

At the beginning of the month I spent some time with the Hazaar of London ladies, Isoline & Rachel, at their beautiful pop-up boutique on the New King’s Road in London. The pop-up boutique welcomed excited brides-to-be and press alike to peruse their exquisite dresses, as well as accessories by Corrine Smith Design and bridal shoes by Rachel Simpson. I was utterly charmed by their set up which included tempting sweet treats by Holly Pops and The Sweet Event, as well as venue decoration by Nerissa Eve Weddings. I took full advantage of getting the ladies on their own for a while to chat about their experiences at this year’s first pop-up boutique.

Images: The Lace & Love Hearts blog

Lace & Love Hearts: Hello and welcome once again to the featured suppliers section of the Lace & Love Hearts blog! So, how successful has your spring pop-up boutique been this year, and are you going to host another in the autumn?

Hazaar of London: This pop-up has been wonderful! This is only the second time we have hosted a pop-up event, and both this and last year’s boutiques have been very successful. They really provide us with the greatest opportunity to meet London brides and to enjoy watching them play dress-up with our creations. Our stockiest do a great job of course, but it’s even better to meet the brides ourselves and get their direct feedback. And yes, we will be hosting another this November after the autumn National Wedding Show!

L&LH: How have the brides reacted to your collections this time?

HofL: The Rose Collection and the Grace Collection have been available for brides to look at and try on, and we’ve also had a few dresses from our brand new ‘House of Hazaar’ collection. The brides who have made appointments with us at the pop-up boutique love the dresses and already know what we do, so they always react well to the dresses. Some brides who haven’t tried on our dresses before take a few moments to get their heads around the concept because it’s something completely new and unique. But once they’ve had time to play dress up for a while, they always love the idea of not being limited, and being able to swap and change pieces to create their own look.

Images: The Lace & Love Hearts blog

L&LH: Which dresses and skirts have been the most popular?

HofL: Lots of brides have loved the ‘Ruby’ skirt in particular, and the ‘Ophelia’ short dress. We have really enjoyed personalizing the dresses even further for each bride by removing pieces of tulle, adding a sparkly belt or flower, and including one of our new line of veils.

L&LH: Tell me about the new collection you have been working on.

Our new collection is still very early on in the process, but we are very excited about unveiling it properly later this year. We have a few dresses which brides can look at and try on from our new collection, which is called ‘House of Hazaar’, but it’s still very much a work in progress. House of Hazaar is a collection of one piece dresses created by combining some of our very favourite separates. This range of dresses has been specially developed for brides who would like to wear one dress for the entirety of their wedding day, rather than removing the skirt section for the evening. The House of Hazaar collection will be ready for this autumn’s National Wedding Show!

Congratulations to the Rachel and Isoline for a very successful and breathtakingly beautiful pop-up boutique, and thank you so much for creating a dress just for me! Introducing the ‘Lottie’ dress! I’m sure you will agree that it’s a gorgeous creation and the perfect dress for a bride who is a romantic girlie girl at heart!

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