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“Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza” Wedding Show

The “Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza” wedding show. When I first saw those words being bandied around on Facebook about a week ago, I can’t tell you how fast I started investigating this little nugget of interest. A wedding show described as an “eclectic wedding extravaganza” sounded brilliant. In light of my recent brand overhaul, I have spent considerable time shaking up my style in photography too. One word which I know can be applied to me and my personality is “eclectic”. And then they have the tagline “don’t be a wedding sheep”. I swear, it was like the mother ship of weddings was calling to me.

I was sorely tempted after seeing that is was being held just up the road from me at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham. A little gem of a location, hidden in the backstreets of Digbeth, and serves as a wedding venue too. After some more info digging, I discovered one of my photography idols, Shelly from Toast of Leeds was actually going to be there with a stand and everything. Bandwagon? Jumping on? You bet your little tushy I did, grabbing the opportunity to help her out for the day. Grabbed my camera bag and headed on over to Digbeth.

Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding show - Shelly from Toast of Leeds

I had no idea what to expect, but I tell you what, I think I just about LOVED everything I saw. (Spot the unmistakable, hilarious and crazy Kat from Rock n’ Roll Bride, too.)

Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding show - The "Ink Love" Stationery stand

Over at Zenzero Events, this lovely lady’s accessories were made with popcorn. POPCORN.Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding show - Zenzero EventsEclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding show - Cabinets of Curiosity, wedding stylingEclectic Wedding Extravaganza 5 - Cherry Pie Lane, wedding stationeryLittle Ruby Red had a zombie bride and groom topper, and a batman cake topper. So, basically, awesome.Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding show, Little Ruby Red cake toppers with a differenceEclectic Wedding Extravaganza 7 - Love Illustrated, wedding stationersEclectic Wedding Extravaganza 8 - Restoration Cakes

I spent faaaaaaar too much time over at Revivemeboutique’s stand. Where I purchased a stupidly cool dragon ring. And some other bits and pieces.Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 9 - Revivemeboutique, bespoke shoes, bags, jewellery and moreAva Event Styling kitted out the café with some flipping brilliant designs and ideas. Candy buffets with a difference (pink punk and safety pins? For sure.), Marvel comic figurines in goldfish bowls alongside the actual goldfish, hand made cookies with fabulous detail. Just brilliant.Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 13 - Ava Event StylingEclectic Wedding Extravaganza 14 - Ava Event StylingEclectic Wedding Extravaganza - Ava Event StylingAnd then what’s a wedding show without having a fashion parade? These epic designs are thanks to The Couture Company.Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 12 - Fashion Show 2Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 11 - Fashion Show 1Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 18 - My favourite wedding dressDifferent styles, different people, different brands, all of whom were doing their own thing in their own style.Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza 16 - Misc clothes and stylistsEclectic Wedding Extravaganza 17 - Misc peopleEclectic Wedding Extravaganza 19 - Brand names

HUGE props to Sassy, Jo and Vikki, the ladies behind the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. I seriously hope this becomes a regular event, because lord knows it was absolutely brilliant. I’ve only mentioned a tiny selection of my favourites here, but go visit the site where EWE have loads more info. (See what I did there? Sorry..couldn’t help it. Baaaaa-d joke.)

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Helen Whelan

Omg how amazing is this event. Wow wow wow, very original. 🙂

Claire Penn

Brilliant photos Jay, wish I could have gone! 🙂

Andrea Ellison

oooh LOVE LOVE LOVE…it looks amazing xx.

Jay, thank EWE so much for your support, it means the world to us to have such enthusiasm and encouragement from our peers
EWE are a star!! Ewe rock xx Keep your peepers peeled !!

Hahaha Jo EWE are so welcome! Seriously, it was a brilliant show. I’m so blummin excited for the next one, you guys are such a refreshing change. More please! xx

Zenzero Events

Thank you for the lovely mention and of course amazing photos of our popcorn lady! Hopefully see you at the next one 🙂

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