It’s Back – The Designer Bridal Show is coming to town.

It is the most beautiful, most stylish wedding show of the year, and the great news is that it is back next month in another gorgeous venue.  The Designer Vintage Bridal Show has glamour and elegance, acres of dresses, lashings of the most scrummy cakes and this year all under the exquisite roof of Hagley Hall, a Palladian mansion in Worcestershire.

This year's gorgeous venue, Hagley Hall.

As you have come to expect of the DVB show, there are many attractions that will make this the perfect show for any bride to be, whether looking to add the finishing touches to the wedding, or just in the early stages of planning. Exhibitors this year range from The Wedding Club, Temperley Brides and Lindsey Fleming Couture for those looking for THE dress, my good friend TerryTerry accessories offering some gorgeous, affordable ‘vintage bling’ that is hard to resist, whilst ‘Tallulah’s Trinkets’ offer a glimpse into a vintage treasure trove. Worried about hair and make-up? You can take advice from Emily Jayne or Helena Sinclair, both able to transform you into a goddess, vintage or otherwise, for your big day.

But the DVB Show is not just about the bride. This is the day to sort out every other detail. From photographers to stationary, cakes to crockery, entertainment to flowers – you can literally find everything you need at the DVB Show. And you can even meet some of the top wedding bloggers in the business and discuss your ideas with the ladies who just love weddings!

You don’t need to be having a vintage wedding to enjoy the DVB Show. The catwalk shows are a feast for the eyes in themselves, and this is the perfect place for a bride to be to enjoy the perfect girlie day with her mom and bridesmaids. And with the opportunity to be treated to a styling session in the vintage salon and the chance to try some new make-up techniques with the interactive make-up sessions, this would be a perfect day, even if, like me, you are already married. And when you then mention a 1920s themed afternoon tea room where you can get your kicks from champagne (and cake of course) then this begins to sound like the most perfect day ever.

The DVB Show takes place at Hagley Hall, on the 22nd and 23rd of September, and Fashion-Mommy readers can take advantage of a very special ticket offer where you can purchase your tickets for just £5 (currently £8 online, and £12 on the door). Simply enter the code FMDVB12 at the checkout to receive this special price. Please note this is not valid for on the door purchases or original group ticket offer. Click here to purchase your tickets.

The offer is valid until 13th September so make sure you take advantage.

The Designer Vintage Wedding Show is Back!


One of the most glamorous events of the past year was the inaugural ‘Designer Vintage Wedding Show’ that was held in Birmingham‘s Beautiful Highbury Hall. This event was an amazing success that was just crying out to be repeated. Well, I am happy to report that The DVB Show is BACK.

Clear your diaries for the weekend of the 8th to 9th October 2011, This is when the Designer Vintage Wedding Show opens its doors at its new venue, Berrow Court in Birmingham.  There were be treats galore for Brides-to- be to relish, from sumptuous vintage gowns by the likes of Vintage Crocks and Frocks, Lyndsey Fleming Couture and the Wedding Club, Jewellery from the Wonderful Terry Terry,  amazing accessories from the likes of Sharper Millinery and Rachel Simpson shoes and wonderful music from Nero String Quartet. You can spend a whole day wrapped up in pure vintage delight, meeting designers, delighting in a cocktail or afternoon tea, taking time out to watch the catwalk shows of designer gowns and vintage originals and talking to the experts.

Emma Case photography

The event has again been organised by Rachel Simpson and Clare Guest, along with PR extraordinaire Bran Cook, and this year the event is sponsored by Molton Brown. This means you can expect a fantastic goodie bag filled with glorious Molton Brown goodies.

If this hasn’t wetted your appetite yet, here is a rundown of just some of the people, services and companies involved so  far;-

Stationery: Alilia; Dotty Creations; Love Illustrated; Lucy Ledger Designs; Pocket Typewriter;

Photography: Ann Kathrin Koch; Eleta Newby; Emma Case (our official show photographer); Julian Marment Photography; Liezl Croft; Maria Lynne Photography;

Event Styling: Ava Event Styling; Gill Bourbage – Cotton and Roses; Real Models; Vintage Glamour Days; Wren’s Tea Party;

Floristry: Blush Floral Design; Little ‘a’ Floristry;

Jewellery: Cherished; Laurel Lime; Magpie Vintage; Talullah’s Trinkets; Terry Terry Jewellery;

Gowns: Charlotte Casadejus; Lindsay Fleming Couture; Lizzy Jayne; The Couture Company; The Wedding Club; Vintage Frocks n Crocks;

Cakes, Sweets and Treats: Delish; Emily’s Best; Raw Chocolate Parlour; The Boutique Baking Company;

Accessories: Kate Slater; Natasha Jane Headwear; Rachel Simpson Shoes; Sharper Millinery; Soapy Jones;

Music: It’s a Wind Up; Nero String Quartet;

Make-up: Leona Seymour;

Bridal Bloggers: Beyond Beyond; Boho Events; OMG I’m Getting Married; Love My Dress; Rock n Roll Bride


Credit Antonia the photographer


If you haven’t purchased your tickets for the show yet, they are just £8 when you buy them online (or £12 on the door), simply decide which day you would like to come and visit us and then click to buy. For brides-to-be bringing friends and family with them, we also offer a group ticket discount.For further information or to purchase tickets, log on to or email


Designer Vintage Wedding Show hailed as a Huge Success

One of my highlights of the year so far was the gloriously frothy and glamorous ‘Designer Vintage Wedding Show’ that was held at Highbury Hall in February. This was an elegant mixture of beautiful vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses from the likes of Jenny Packham and Elie Saab, glittery vintage ‘bling’ from companies such as Terry Terry and stunning examples of hats, fascinators and headdresses from designers like Sally Harper from The Sharper Millinery. Throw into the mix music from, flowers, cupcakes and  expert wedding advice from top bridal bloggers Rock n Roll bride and Love my Dress,and you had the perfect recipe for a wonderful wedding inspired day.

So it is great news that the inaugural show is being deemed as a huge success by its organisers Rachel Simpson (of Rachel Simpson shoes) and Clare Guest (of The Wedding Club). Exhibitors and visitors have also been full of praise for the 2 day event. Here are some of the comments garnered about the event;-

“I thought the show was superbly well organised and had a fabulous atmosphere throughout the whole weekend” Annabel Beeforth, Love My Dress

“Well done on a fantastic show.  Will be first on the list for the next one.  EXCELLENT!” David and Grace, Lindsay Fleming Couture

“I just wanted to say what a wonderful show, the best I have ever been to.” Sally-Ann Kinnel, bride-to-be

“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for organising the DVB fair. I had so many wonderful comments about my work and the event being the best people had ever been to.” Sally Harper, Sharper Millinery.

With comments such as  these, it is no surprise that the organisers behind the Designer Vintage Bridal Show are already in the planning stages for the next show, possibly to be held later this year. Fashion-Mommy will keep you up-to-date with developments as they happen. Anyone interested in more information should log on to the website or email