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The Vintage and Handmade Wedding Fair

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into is designed to help children experience history.
Missed the Fair? Don't worry you can catch up
My daughters and I (one of whom is getting married next year and one of whom is planning a renewal of vows ceremony), attended the Vintage and Handmade Wedding Fair on Sunday 18th August, 2013.

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Harpist provided enchanting background music.

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SO many stalls with such gorgeous goodies.

Sadly, it was only a one day event. However, you can still benefit from the list of vendors. Note Saturday, February 15, 2014 is the date of the next event.

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Vintage Flair provided delicious high tea which was greatly appreciated by all. So much more elegant and appropriate than a take-away coffee and a quick mass produced snack. Do check out their website. They offer hire of tea party china and a fabulous menu of old fashioned goodies. They even offer dairy and gluten free options.

Feather & Lace Creative Cakes. Janine makes cakes for any occasion and judging by her testimonials she is easy to work with.

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So many beautiful cakes!

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Janine will work with you to create a cake that suits your needs.

Gillian Bell Cake Girl - Gillian uses local, organic produce in her cakes and sources eggs, flour, cream and butter straight from the farmers. In a postage stamp-sized garden, she grows a small range of organic fruits and edible flowers for cakes, and sources seasonal fruits and flowers from organic growers. She uses quality Callebaut Belgian couverture chocolate and bakes cakes that meet a wide range of dietary needs and lifestyle choices.

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Cake Girl cake. Simple elegance.

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Gillian uses organic ingredients in her beautiful cakes. Photo courtesy of Cake Girl

Perfectly Sweet seems to cater for anything - weddings, special events, corporate functions. Their range of ideas is mind boggling. Do look at their website. It is a feast for the eyes.

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Perfectly Sweet is just that.

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This site is DEFINITELY worth a look.

Pureness-Essity Gifts offer delightful living gifts designed to bring unity, peace, harmony and a love of life to your special event. Olive trees are available in a variety of packaging. Other plants can be arranged.

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Living plants make a useful take home gift.

Conna Kelly displayed some vintage and vintage inspired jewellery. She loves creating pieces that make you feel like you're wearing a treasure.The highest quality materials possible are used for each piece in a quest to tailor pieces to reflect the client's individual taste and ultimately become an original heirloom.

You can either choose materials from the existing collection, or incorporate something personal to you, like your grandmother's brooch or bracelet. I love this idea.

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A sparkling array of vintage jewellery.

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Incorporate family jewellery into your unique accessories. Photo Courtesy of Conna

Wendy Louise Designs
part of Belle Folie based at 321 Lancaster Rd Ascot have flamboyant headpieces that would be perfect for Race Days. Hmmmm ... maybe that's why they're based at Ascot!

Rebecca Cobbing Couture - also from Belle Folie had an amazing range of beautiful jewellery.

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Jewellery and headpieces from Belle Folie

Silver Sixpence - vintage clothes and accessories

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Vintage dresses and accessories


Debbie Scott Dusk to Dawn Celebrant

Joshua Withers, Marriage Celebrant


The Irish Club

Eagle Farm Racecourse (Brisbane Racing Club)


Cut a Rug DJ If a vintage themed event is your thing, then you will want your entertainment to complement that style. Cut a Rug can DJ your wedding or event using vinyl and turntables, combining this with the modern technology of an extensive digital music library. This provides you with a classic looking set up, utilising the best professional equipment available, along with access to a practically endless choice of music.

Wedding Photos

I'm so glad I didn't have to choose a photographer. They all had wonderful displays. Some had cute props for guests to use.

Photographers at the Vintage and Handmade Wedding Fair were:

Bruce Loves Susie

Ashleigh Sheridan Photography

Benjamin Hurt Photography

Dear & Tine Photography

Kath Scott Photography
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Another impressive photographer.


Leoni Bolt Photography

Wildflower Images


YellowBull Media

Fabulous Flowers
A bouquet of florists showed off their wares:

Bubbly Bridal Bouquets make unique handmade wedding bouquets, button hole flowers, corsages, bridal party flowers/bouquets, bridal garters, flower girl baskets & bouquets, headbands and more.

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Clever combinations of fabric and ornaments used to create unique items.

Dream a Little based at North Tamborine does amazing things with felt.
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Cute accessories in felt...perfect for the flower girls.

Heavenly Blooms can be found at Eumundi Markets or on their Facebook page.

Jacqui M Floral Design offers a complimentary 1 hour session to discuss your needs in her beautiful studio. She also has lots of photos on her website which I find useful.

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Check out the photos on Jacqui M Designs.

Tussy Mussy Sarah creates fabric bouquets and accessories from luxurious fabrics such as silk and taffeta, then signature vintage doily flowers are added. Next items such as vintage buttons, beads, jewellery, feathers and good luck charms are added. She also uses the 'language of flowers' theme made popular by the Victorians to add fabric flowers with meanings. What a lovely way to incorporate "something old" that has memories for you.

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Cute accessories to go with your fabric bouquet.
Courtesy of Tussy

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Sarah uses vintage linens and knick-knacks to create everlasting bouquets.


Creative Emporium integrate modern design with traditional print techniques and bring a renewed passion and perspective to high quality printing. Where the project brief allows print by hand on our collection of antique printing presses.

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Beautiful vintage look invitations and other stationary.

In Pink Ink has a wide range of products and ideas for any occasion. Take a look at their Facebook page.

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Really cute paper flowers and butterflies took our eye.

Stylists / Prop Hire / Decorations
The Beauty Bar

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Look your best.

Arctic Fox Hire

Bowerbird Designs


First Class Weddings & Events

La De Da Vintage

Polkadot Events is an online boutique event & wedding planning and styling service.

Retro in the Rough hires out an amazing range of accessories to theme your wedding. furniture, rugs, glassware and much more.


Holden Oldies - really cool if you want a vintage car.!

February 2014

BE PREPARED for 2014 Events:
The Vintage and Handmade Valentines Wedding Fair
Saturday 15th February 10am to 3pm
The Tote Room, Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane

Dont miss the 2014 Fair.
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