Thursday, 1 August 2013

We Have Moved!

Hiya everyone,

Thanks for your continued support here at Weird and Wonderful Wedding World.

We have now launched the date for the next Alternative Wedding Fair, 26th April 2014.

Feel free to continue to look around this site as there is lots to read about our suppliers from 2013 but we are now all official n stuff for 2014 over at

Also, if you #wwwwbristol on Instagram you will show up in our insta-feed on the new site!

See you on the other side!!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Tropical Bridal // Styled shoot by Cactus Coral

When we were approached by Madi of CactusCoral, who has recently put together a styled bridal shoot, we jumped at the chance to share it with all our alternative brides.

CactusCoral is the first Beauty, Fashion and Bridal Digizine. Run by Madi Hill a 25 year old Contemporary Art graduate, she brings together talented creative professionals and creates an environment for them to showcase and develop their medium based on a brief from CactusCoral. She works with Artists, Photographers, Hair Stylists, Bloggers, MUA's, Venues and Designers to create high quality contemporary content and ideas. She combines this work with documentation of her own style, her latest fashion and beauty favourites and a behind the scenes look at the Bridal industry.

Madi says "The inspiration for the 'Tropics' photo shoot came from 2 years of assisting on shoots and catwalks and getting frustrated at seeing the same vintage, pretty, romantic way of styling Bridal. I found myself making suggestions to people who, don't get me wrong I respect wholly and truly, but that didn't share my passion for contemporary, creative vibrance and the role that contemporary art can play when styling your own wedding, a catwalk or a photo shoot. There are a ton of Brides that love a more traditional wedding and I'm not saying that that's a bad thing I just saw a niche for something new and different."

As you can tell, Madi shares our view and outlook on Bridal shoots and offering up some ideas to brides that are a bit different to what is currently 'on-trend'. We love how fresh the styling is on this shoot.

 "The visual language of an artist, not only provokes important questions within national and international culture, but forms an exciting visual backdrop that catches the human eye and mind, which in turn of course, becomes a strong place for sales & promotion. I feel that there is a place for art and artists in the industry of Beauty, Fashion & Bridal styling, so I'm doing it!" 

"I hope that my work for CactusCoral will inspire the internet community of fashion conscious people. We are leading increasingly visual lives through the internet and I love how it encourages visual creativity within us all. I am merely applying it to the things that I love and encourage others to do the same!"

Dresses were lent by Enzoani ℅ Butterfly Bridal Boutique in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Jewellery by Georg Jensen and Poppy DandiyaModelled by Alumni Miss Teen Queen winner Chloe Selenda Hill and top UK Fashion Blogger, Kavita Donkersley Khan from She Wears Fashion. The shoot took place at the OVADA warehouse in OxfordThe sets, dotted with floral displays by Stems of Marsh Gibbon were built by Artist Lewk Wilmshurst and photographed by his talented cousin, Hannah Wilmshurst. The dramatic hair was created by session stylist Victoria Pickup whilst Madi took care of the Make-up and styling. 

Monday, 22 April 2013

WOW!! What a Night! // Weird and Wonderful Wedding World Success!

Ali and I would like to start by saying a HUGE thank you to everyone involved in our Weird and Wonderful journey, from start to finish. Sarah from the events team at At-Bristol has been amazing, we can't thank her enough for her amazing 'can-do' attitude and unending enthusiasm - nothing we asked for phased her and she made the whole event so much easier to organise. We wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to At-Bristol for giving us the opportunity to hold the Weird & Wonderful Wedding World Show. It's such an amazing venue and we heard great comments about it from the visitors.

Thank you to all the suppliers who believed in our vision and supported us along the way and came along, to join in the fun and to show off your Weird and Wonderful Wedding services, you were all amazing and really brought our vision together!  No matter how much organisation and planning you do, without fabulous exhibitors it all falls apart. 

Thanks to all you Weird and Wonderful brides and grooms, that were curious enough to join us in our mission to shake up your wedding planning!  We hope you went to the stars and back in our planetarium wedding catwalk, soared around the galaxy in the science exhibits throughout the centre, and indulged in the madness on the top floor!?

Thank you to all the gorgeous hair and make up artists involved on the day, as always, a pleasure to have around, you guys totally rocked our Day of the Dead show stealer!

One last thank you.. To Laura. Laura Michelle Photography (soon to be Laura Power but sssshhh more on that later!) We were going to go on about how fabulous she is, and what a brilliant photographer she is, and how amazing she was during the photo shoot and how awesome she was helping us set up all day, and then still taking loads of photos all night whilst showing off her gorgeous art installation, come wedding exhibition stand, like no other...... But then we thought, what the hell... her photos do the talking!!! 

Take a look at these beauties and tell me you don't want her at your wedding because she's the awesomest person in the world!! 

(P.S when you have finished being totally in awe of these photos theres a bit of business to attend to at the bottom!)

Photo by Laura Michelle Photography

Photo by Laura Michelle Photography

Photo by Laura Michelle Photography

Little Wedding Helper by Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Professor Maelstromme Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Laura Michelle Photography Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Bristol Vintage Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Chocolate Delores Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Rose Popay with candy floss from Claire Jayne Prop Hire Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Pieminister Photo by Laura Michelle Photography

Lizzie May Stationery Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Laura and Model Rachel Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Beyond Burlesque dress Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Fishee Designs Photo Booth Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
 Sophie from Crown and Glory and Cassie from Cake top Characters Photo by Laura Michelle Photography
Death and Glory Taxidermy Photo by Laura Michelle Photography

We released the winners of the raffle this week and we will be giving each of you a little email this week to make sure you get your prize as they were so amazing! Make sure you look out for us in your inbox.

We have so many more photos to show off so keep checking back for more Weird and Wonderful photos for inspiration for your Weird and Wonderful Wedding Day! We would love to know if you booked anyone from our show and have photos you would like to show off of your own big day. We love showing off photos of awesomeness here, so if you have any kind of Weird and Wonderful Wedding to show off.. send in your deets to us and you could be the first to feature in the official Weird and Wonderful Wedding World!

You can check out more reviews of the Weird and Wonderful night on some of these awesome blogs..!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Raffle Winners

I know you are all dying to know who won what from Saturday night... So without further a do... the winners are announced below, please get in touch on to claim your prize. (We will be emailing the winners to let you know too!)


Jessica TurleyIron Fist Distant Memory Peep Toe Platform (as seen here)

Kimberly DearsleyIron Fist Sweets For My Sweet Peep Toe Platform (as seen here)

Melvin Blackmore - Family ticket for entry in to At-Bristol

Victoria Witts - 20% OFF Prop and Crockery Hire from Bristol Vintage

Sarah Archer - 20% OFF Photo Booth hire in Bristol from Fishee Designs Photo Booth

Georgina Webb - Box of 12 Pies from Pieminister

Carmel Price/Coe - 20% off full styling service within a 30 Mile radius of Bristol from Little Wedding Helper

Fi Brailey - 500g Solid Belgium Chocolate Heart from Black Cherry Cake Co.

Hannah Ellis - 15% OFF Bridal hair and make up from Grace Kingsley MUA (Normally £110)

Nicole Richardson - £30 voucher towards Crown and Glory bridesmaids medium Bows (as seen here)

Maisie Saunderson - 25% OFF Pink Kitten Dance School Pole Dancing Hen Party

Sandra Cook - Free Black and White line Drawing of Bride and Groom from a Photo by Rose Popay

Chloe Lee - Free Bridal bouquet when you spend £500 with The Wilde Bunch (Normally £50)

Gwyneth Radcliffe - Free luxury garter and 15% OFF Voucher towards a corset or full bridal order from Lisa Keating


A huge thank you from us here at WWWW Bristol to all the fabulous suppliers that entered a prize in to the raffle that allowed to us to give something extra special to our guests!


Monday, 15 April 2013

Attention Weird & Wonderful Wedding Couples!

Hey everyone,

While you're waiting for photos and tales from Saturday night just to let you know we've been contacted by a lovely journalist who is looking for weird and wonderful wedding tales to appear in women's magazines. 

Anything goes - themed weddings, fancy dress weddings, naked weddings, bizarre location weddings, even animal weddings!  
Was your wedding out of the ordinary? 
Would you love to see it featured in a magazine and get paid for it? 
If so, contact

Friday, 12 April 2013

Raffle Prizes and More Stuff you need to know!

We know you need to line your bellies before embarking on our evening of drinks, laughs, and all round weird and wonderful wedding-ness, we have our awesome friends from Strumpets with Crumpets, Cider Pigs and Dandy Cabin to keep you refreshed out in Millennium Square over near the planetarium from 4.30pm whilst you wait for the fun to begin. On arrival to our fabulous show, there will be some one on the door to greet you at the At-Bristol reception when doors open at 6pm. 

For those of you that registered, we will have your names on a list.. And if your name ain't on the list.. you aint coming in.. Nah only joking, if you didn't get a chance to register online, there will be a £5 entry fee. This will include entry in to the Show, a raffle ticket to be in the chance of winning some amazing prizes, entry in to one of the scheduled catwalk fashion shows in the Planetarium and free access to the man creche and all the science exhibits across both floors. For those of you that do have your name down you will be given you ticket to collect your drink from the bar on the top floor before being offered the chance to buy your raffle ticket and entry to the catwalk for a combined total of £2.50. If you are one of the first 100 through the door you will also receive your free copy of our Weird and Wonderful Wedding World magazine.

You will have from 6pm until 11pm to have a drink, talk to some amazing wedding suppliers, try on the dress of you dreams, learn about science, watch some live pole dancing and be part of a wonderful event, we can't wait to meet you all.

Below is the floor plan so you know where to find everyone on the night.

Raffle Prizes

The raffle will be drawn at around 9.45pm, for all of you that enter the raffle if you are still partying by then you will be able to speak to the suppliers on the night about your prize, but we will of course email you all to let you know who has won and how you can get your hands on it, it will also be released on the blog so make sure you check back here next week to find out who won what! Here's a list of whats up for grabs....

Iron Fist Distant Memory Peep Toe Platform (as seen here)
Iron Fist Sweets For My Sweet Peep Toe Platform (as seen here)
Family ticket for entry in to At-Bristol
20% OFF Prop and Crockery Hire from Bristol Vintage
20% OFF Photo Booth hire in Bristol from Fishee Designs Photo Booth
Box of 12 Pies from Pieminister
20% off full styling service within a 30 Mile radius of Bristol from Little Wedding Helper
500g Solid Belgium Chocolate Heart from Black Cherry Cake Co.
15% OFF Bridal hair and make up from Grace Kingsley MUA (Normally £110)
£30 voucher towards Crown and Glory bridesmaids medium Bows (as seen here)
25% OFF Pink Kitten Dance School Pole Dancing Hen Party
Free Black and White line Drawing of Bride and Groom from a Photo by Rose Popay
Free Bridal bouquet when you spend £500 with The Wilde Bunch (Normally £50)
Free luxury garter and 15% OFF Voucher towards a corset or full bridal order from Lisa Keating


Thursday, 11 April 2013

My Fabulous Life Photography

07966 090916 

Becky Joiner, owner of My Fabulous Life Photography and creator of the Fabulous Wedding Festival. Her photographic style is quirky, alternative and fun. She visually tells a story by documenting tiny moments of time. In her photographs you see the spark of what is happening or what is about to happen. She thinks it's delightful to be invited along to capture your extraordinary Wedding day. She graduated with an MA from University Collage Falmouth in 2006 and since has had exhibitions in London, Falmouth and Brittany and been featured on a number of wedding blogs and fashion magazines. If she not photographing you will find her out surfing, walking in the country side with her family or perhaps buying shoes.