Essex Vintage Wedding Fair Nicola Hockett June 11, 2014 Local Business, Local News, Southend 2 Comments So what better way to spend a sunny Sunday than visiting vintage fairs literally a stone throws from your home. Which is exactly what I did! I got up nice and early and wandered down to the Vintage Wedding Fair in Leigh Community Centre, I’m not the greatest fan of overcrowded places merely because it stops me from having a good look at stuff, not because I dislike people I assure you. So thankfully I managed to avoid the crowds, phew, which meant I got to have a good snoop at the stalls and the yummy cakes that were on offer… Which there were plenty! Mmmmmmm… There were some exquisite cakes, beautiful pastel colours, the main one being a delightful blue 3/4 tier cake decorated like a birdcage. Unfortunately I was unable to take a picture but believe me it was stunning… There was also a lovely little stall showcasing various different bouquets, which I have to say I’m a massive fan of. I’m currently in the process of making a button bouquet myself, mainly for fun. Fingers crossed it comes out okay. Also bouquets are my favourite thing at weddings. Not sure why, just love them, particularly how versatile they are. There was also a cute little stall with vintage dresses and head pieces, and some brilliant light up letters, big light up letters may I add. Although this was quite a small fair, with only a small selection of stalls I think for those first time wedding fair goers this was a good one, not too daunting but enough to get some ideas. I also got a goody bag, which is a bonus. Plus ITV offered to interview me and my other half, which could have won us a honeymoon but we graciously declined and mentioned I wasn’t sporting the new sparkly fashion. In hindsight we should have just told a small white lie… after all I may not have it now but you never know! So after our wander round the lovely wedding stalls and a little sun break in Leigh Library Gardens, we were off to our next vintage event. This time it was off to Runnymede in Thundersley, this time there were lots more stalls and a yummy pop up tea shop. More cake… mmmmmm… I had a whale of time routing around the clothes and handbags – I’m a sucker for a handbag, especially vintage ones. But I was a good girl and didn’t buy anything, I’m sure they all went to a good home. I did however have a lovely conversation with a woman about the summer and polyester, one aspect of vintage clothing I do not like. But after an exhausting vintage day, it was signed off with a delightful snack in a country pub in Runwell. Nothing like a mini tour around Essex. Seems we are becoming quite the vintage county. Think this beauty in the middle followed us from the wedding fair. Getting married? Check out these fun seaside-inspired wedding ideas! Did you know you can get married on Southend Pier?