The National Wedding Show

Today, we ventured out to the National Wedding Show at Olympia, London.

I’ve come home feeling exhausted, with sore feet, and not really as inspired as I had hoped.  On the upside though, The Mr has prematurely agreed to lift the ban on the discussion of all things wedding, not just for today, but from now onwards.  Hooray!! So the real inspiration trawling has begun.

One place I have really enjoyed looking for wedding inspiration recently is the wedding blog site Rock My Wedding, who were also exhibiting at the National Wedding Show today, and I have to say (and The Mr agreed), they were one of the best bits about the day, by far!  They were presenting two shows, both on the theme of ‘All About the Pretty‘, one entitled ‘Fashionable Florals’ and the second was ‘Decor and Decoration’.  We saw the second.  And it was great.  I find their approach very refreshing – they’re not trying to sell or promote anything, just offer good, sound advice and inspiration based on their experience, and the experience of the ‘real brides’ who showcase their weddings on the site.  Of course, along the way there are links to all the suppliers such as photographers, florists, bridal shops etc, but it’s not overtly selling or advertising.

I’m loving the ‘vintage’ themed weddings at the moment, and I’m leaning towards a vintage tea-party crossed with a country-bumpkin style theme.  To my joy, the few snippets of these styles we saw today, also seemed ‘ok’ to The Mr.  I think at this early stage, with him being totally overwhelmed by all things weddings being thrown upon him on one day, a response of ‘ok’, was actually pretty satisfying!

Here are just a few images which are really making me excited at the moment (click on the pictures for links back to the original sites they came from):

Vintage Tea Light Candelabra

So excited!!  No doubt more to come soon!

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