Friday, 27 May 2011



Bristol Vintage is a vintage crockery hire and boutique event planner. They have everything you need from crockery, bunting, jugs of wild flowers and even wind up gramophones to make your day to day to remember. Co-owners Ali Cook and Kate Daniels have over 10 years experience organising boutique events, weddings, parties and film premiers. Inspired by their love of tea-cups and cupcakes, Bristol Vintage was born.  At Bristol Vintage they scour the land so they can provide you with the most unique collection of vintage and mismatched crockery in the country. They take pride in delivering you the best service at the best price. To see their website click HERE.



Chocolate Delores is a cake designer who creates wonderfully delicious, visually stunning chocolate cakes for weddings, birthdays and tea parties. Her cakes are fun, funky, very luxurious, and extremely delicious. Chocolate Delores cakes are handmade to order using Fairtrade, Organic and locally sourced ingredients. She started ten years ago when she became the chief designer and chocolatier at one of Britain's leading Organic Chocolate Cake Companies. She then went on to launch her own Chocolate Delores company. To see their website click HERE.


Lucy Ledger Designs is an illustrator who specialises in designing vintage scrapbook inspired stationery. Lucy designs a range of beautiful bespoke wedding invitations with a complete personal service. The stationery can be altered to suit any colour scheme and text that can be personalised to your specifications for no added cost. The final designs will be printed and finished with care on high quality card. The company was started after Lucy had problems trying to find an invitation design that she liked for her own wedding. Her work was also was highly commended at the wedding ideas Awards in 2011. To see her website click HERE.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


The little Wedding Helper, true to her name, helped get things together so that last week all of the Wedding Mafia of Bristol could meet up for a networking evening. Most of us had already met via twitter and some of us had already met at various Wedding events in the South West, but it was great to meet up in person in a social setting. The Little wedding Helper is a bespoke event and marquee stylist and with her help we all had a grand evening with business cards changing hands every few minutes.

Goldbrick House

Goldbrick House was the venue, and considering I live in Bristol, I was surprised that I had never actually been inside the venue before. Goldbrick is a bit of a gem hidden away in two large georgian buildings and over four floors on bustling Park Street. I was taken on a tour of the various rooms they offer for hire within the venue and loved the decor of georgian and contemporary. The roof terrace had a stunning view over the City of Bristol. The tweet-up was situated in the champagne and cocktail bar on the first floor. There were glasses of sparkly being passed around all evening and wonderful platters of yummy foods. Goldbrick is a beautiful venue and well worth a look around. If you would like more information about Goldbrick House as a wedding venue then Kate Minton is the wedding planner there and can answer any questions.

The champagne and cocktail bar
One of the Many rooms available for hire at Goldbrick
The Restaurant

Lizzie (Chocolate Delores) arrived with a box of her homemade chocolates. Lizzie (Lizzie-May Photography) arrived with her 6 week old baby girl who was simply gorgeous! Kirsty (the Little Wedding Helper) acted as the host and ran a competition with McQueens hairdressers, which was won by Stephanie Allison (How 2 Do I). I had a lovely catch up with Sue (Aunties Vintage China) who used to live next door to me years ago. There were many wedding photographers in the room and yet no one had actually bought a good camera with them! I also enjoyed hearing about Pete's (Proof Photography) wedding which takes place in a few weeks. Finally, it was great to meet the lovely Michele (My Wedding Workshop), Abi and Lisa (Marry me in Somerset), plus Holly form Perfect Wedding Magazine.

Kirsty (Little Wedding Helper) announcing the competition winner
A HUGE thank you to Kirsty of The Little Wedding Helper for organising the event. I stayed until the end of the evening and came away with a large pile of business cards of some great local (South West) wedding companies. I thought that I would share them with you in case you may be looking for such a thing? Below you will find links to the companies present:

The Little Wedding Helper

Perfect Wedding Magazine

Lizzie-May Photography

Marry me in Somerset

West Weddings