Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Wedding Institute

A few weeks ago I found out I'd won a competition. This  is rare. This is basically unheard of, so I jumped for joy upon reading "Congratulations Chloe! You have won...".

I couldn't remember what I had entered this month & I didn't recognise the name so as I read on " to the Wedding Institute at Saltburn-on-the-Sea" courtesy of Under the Vintage Veil (a simply gorgeous company). Oh! This'll be a funny one to explain to the other half! & as much as I get all girly about weddings I don't want him getting the wrong impression!

To be entirely honest I was a bit baffled as to why on earth I had entered this competition in the first place. Hmm. Oh yes! My lovely friend is getting married. I hoped she could come!

She could & though I was a little apprehensive at the idea off spending the afternoon in a hall full of potential bridezillas, we both braved it.

& not a big green wedding-dress-clad monster in sight! & what is more, there was so much cake. I have to say, everybody we talked to was genuinely lovely & obviously very talented. My particular favourite was the immense Victoria Sponge cake & the

My partner in crime thoroughly enjoyed all there was to offer & was buried under an avalanche of inspirational ideas & I've basically got my own wedding planned too (shoot me).

Here are some of my favourite bits from the day!



Despite the torrents of rain outside, it was a bright & sparkly affair. We loved every second of it!


  1. Normal wedding fairs are pretty boring and yes full of bridezillas!!
    What a difference this was, my eyes have been opened. I have always liked the idea of upcycling and vintage things and of course tea parties, but never had it crossed my mind that I could tailor my wedding,cut costs and make it the most personal day ever :-) all by choosing this theme.
    All my thanks to you Chloe for opening my eyes and for braving the cold, wet and in parts slightly intimidating Saltburn for the day :-)

    1. I was a grand day out & my pleasure! Except that bit in the dodgy pub! x


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