The Fake Wedding (Fair) Bristol


What a fun and innovative wedding fair! The amazing wedding planning service Holistic Wedding Hub brought together Bristol's finest suppliers and brides-to-be. The wedding fair was held at the Kings Weston House, a historical building with lots of quirky features. It was the first venue, in which I could imagine both: high end luxurious weddings as well as alternative weddings.


The fake wedding reception at the Kings Weston House.
Photo by Larissa Joice

"An immersive experience, The Fake Wedding (Fair) gave engaged couples the opportunity to see a range of wedding suppliers in action as though at a real wedding. The Fake Wedding 2018 took place at Kings Weston House and included two 'weddings', live music, DJs, a fashion show, a mobile gin bar, a vintage tearoom, wedding workshops, circus performances, beautiful styling, fabulous cars a photo booth and much, much more. There wasn't a traditional wedding fair stall in sight!" (Holistic Wedding Hub)


Photo by Laurasweddingfilms
The Gin Hive's Blueberry Mint Drink

I was very fortunate to be on board with other contemporary suppliers. I couldn't pick out only one highlight, but I was definitely surprised by the refreshing alcohol-free blueberry mint drink mixed by The GinHive.


Little Gems Cakes Photo by Larissa Joice

Also, I have been to quite a few weddings now and I never trusted good looking cakes, but both CemlynCakes as well as LittleGemsCakes had delicious and amazing looking cakes to try. nommnommnomm.


CemlynCakes Photo by Larissa Joice

I loved being able to connect with other suppliers that I wouldn't normally get to see as a wedding videographer. Kate, Elizabeth Weddings and Amaranto Flower Design were some of them. Three very creative women who were fun to hang out with. They worked together with Enamelware Events and the Vintage Sash Company to create a stunning setting for the Fake Wedding. I wished I lived closer to Bristol to meet them for the monthly "Cake for Breakfast" at the Heartfelt Vintage Bridal Fashion Shop. I should not forget to mention that I have a new opinion about bridal headwear... AblemableDesigns has pretty stylish pieces that I would recommend every bride-to-be and even anti-brides to have a look at.

Photo by Laurasweddingfilms
stylish bridal headpieces

Photo by Martin Pemberton

I also liked how the PhotoBooth of PartyPicsBristol integrated in the whole setting of the fake wedding. Often you find huge photo booths at wedding fairs, but this one was basically a screen and a professional camera, with lots of cool vintage props selected for the theme of the Fake Wedding.