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.

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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.

Rachel Maye was literally shining at the event. I found the idea of having a circus artist at your wedding incredibly cool! Her slow and elegant manoeuvres in the air mesmerized me.

Victoria Klewin

Victoria Klewin. Her voice and self-written song has made me cry during editing the little clip underneath. I hope some of my couples choose her to sing at their wedding or choose her music to go with their film. I love working with local musicians and I always get the most emotions from it.

Photo by Martin Pemberton

Someone who truly impressed me with her creativity was Rosalind Love. She is a wedding celebrant who can do anything, even fake marry two people who have never met before. She told me that she is able to find unique ways to create ceremonies for couples whose origin is from different cultures and different religious backgrounds. How cool? This made my anthropologist heart jump higher. I hope our ways will cross again, because I am really keen to see and film some more of her ceremonies.

Michele Jetzer Weddings and Copper Fox Planning // Photo by  Laurasweddingfilms

There were also the wedding planners... Excuse me, but I had a little prejudice towards wedding planners. But CopperFoxPlanning and MicheleJetzerWeddings made me chuckle properly during their workshop about "how not to loose your mind during planning your own wedding". I correct my prejudice: there are kick-ass and authentic wedding planners!

Last but not least I'd like to mention the Photographers whose photos I am sharing here...

It is always amazing to see how other creatives capture the day and how they work. I find something inspiring about every photographer. I loved Martin Pemberton's contagious positive and fun attitude joining in as event photographer. I could totally relate to Larissa Joice's style. I simply love her photos as they are creative yet authentic.

Thank You Kate, for organizing such a cool wedding fair in Bristol!

And here is the video edit I made....