Thursday, April 10, 2014

Loch Lomond Wedding Fayre

This weekend I had the privilege of attending the Loch Lomond Wedding Fayre. I was there modelling hair styles for my friend Anna. I took my camera along and thought I'd blog about it. This will be a long post but it is mostly pictures so please scroll all the way through and look at all the wonderful creatives that I loved at the show!

On the Friday myself, Anna and Linda (the second model) just chilled out, re-dyed Linda's hair and ate Carbonara and cake!

(I made a victoria sponge cake for the 3 of us, I have to say it went down quite well!!)

I'll start off with some pictures of Linda and I's hair on both the days. 

(I think this was my favourite of the 2 styles Anna gave me, I just loved the curls and the pleat! Aaaah it was gorgeous!)

(Linda had very 50's inspired styles both days)

 (Although Saturdays style was my favourite, this one made me feel like a mermaid so there isn't much in it! I loved the feather clasp and the fishtail braid!)

(Another stunning 50's style for Linda, paired with the birdcage veil she looks beautiful!)

On the Sunday Linda and I wandered round and I took some pictures of my favourite stalls! Lets start with the lovely lady who lent us the hair pieces for the weekend!

Vintage Belle
This beautiful stall was one of the first ones that caught my eye! The bespoke handmade pieces were very obviously inspired by my favourite eras, the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's very glamourous and decadent. I will definitely be purchasing my hair pieces for my 21st from here!

 (So many beautiful things!)

 (This is what I have my eye on for my 21st…anyone able to guess the theme?!)


You can find Vintage Belle on their Facebook page here!!

Angelkin Cards 
Next to Vintage Belle was Angelkin Cards. These cards range from birthday cards to wedding invitations and each and everyone is hand drawn. The detail and time put into each card is phenomenal and the fact that they are all hand drawn makes them unique to every single person. Angelkin also does table plans for weddings and had a few on display at the fayre.

(The cards were all so beautiful! They included pictures of churches, bride and grooms, cute little cottages and landscapes too)

 (I loved this idea for a couple, their names surrounded by words and pictures of things that made them as individuals and a couple)

 (Table plan for a Scottish themed wedding, bit of a shaky photo but you can work it out can't you?)

(How beautiful is this drawing? So detailed. It's the hotel the couple were getting married in)

You can find Angelkin Cards here!

The Magical Cake Company
We spent our weekend across from these gorgeous cakes and really had to hold back from eating all the samples that kept on appearing!! We did try a few pieces and they were absolutely delicious! The Magical Cake Company do all sorts of cakes for birthdays, weddings and lots of other special occasions and the cakes themselves are works of art! 
They include your everyday 3 tiered wedding cake, a stack of multi-coloured cupcakes surrounding Mr Happy and Little Miss Happy made out of icing and then birthday cakes in the shape of mine craft characters!!

(These were the cakes on the stall over the weekend, 2 quite simple, 2 not so simple but all very beautiful and I bet delicious!!)

(I loved the look of this one! The detail is phenomenal!)

Go and check out The Magical Cake Company here!!

Winton Wedding and Event Hire 
Winton Wedding and Event hire cover everything you need for the decoration side of your wedding, from chair covers and tea cups & saucers to the flowers outside and even the lighting! They even have caterers!! (See I told you, everything!!!)

(How beautiful is this table?!)

(I love the vintage birdcages that are very popular at the moment)

(This really caught my eye, it's so unusual but very effective too! The pearls sell it for me I think!) 

You can find Winton Wedding and Event Hire here!!

Piping for all Occasions
Right across from Winton was a very impressive looking young man wearing full highland dress! At his feet was a very large bagpipe case. He looked so smart standing there that I had to stop and take a picture!! Alasdair Beaton is a piper for all occasions (just as the name suggests) weddings, Burn's suppers, Hogmany and much, much more!

(The man himself! Told you he looked impressive!!)

To get more information on Alasdair check Piping for all Occasions out here!!

Cards by Carrie
These were another of the many gorgeous cards on offer at the fayre. This stand caught my eye for one reason, and one reason only. The cinema themed table plan and invitations from their Hollywood range! 

(The work that went into this is amazing! The jaws part (Top table list) is 3D and those lights flash! The other films include Top Gun, Jurassic Park, The Goonies and Ghostbusters!)

(These are the matching invitations, Thank You cards, place settings and R.S.V.P cards!)

To find out more about Cards by Carrie you can find them here!!

I feel like I should apologise for the amount of card designers i'm posting about but they the most eye catching stands which meant they were more interesting to photograph, so i'm not sorry at all!

Vicky MacKenzie Card Designs
Vicky Mackenzie card's caught my eye first of all because of the adorable and funny little cartoon drawings of bride and grooms that were hand drawn on a lot of the cards. There were a whole range of these with the couple in different stances including the bride carrying the groom, the couple standing with a pet and lots more. I thought they were a great idea as cards to give the couple on their wedding day or as a congratulations on your engagement card! They are so personal because Vicky can draw the couple anyway at all doing anything and with anything or anyone! 

(The stand had examples from a number of ranges on offer in cards and also a lot of the little acsesories that are available too, like the bottle of whisky with the miniature tag on it to match the card and jewellery box)

(This is an example of one of the cartoon invitations)

You can find Vicky MacKenzie Card Designs here!!

Com Bossa
The stationary available at Com Bossa really are top of the range. There is a huge range of styles and there is the ability to design your own from scratch too. They are all printed on beautiful card and their vintage range really caught my attention! The table was full of different styles of invitations that had been designed for clients. It was all so beautiful I ended up taking quite a few pictures!!

 (A tiny collection of some of the invitations on display)

(The invitation from their vintage collection)

(I really liked the way the table was set out and this MR & Mrs sign looked stunning)

(I had to take a picture of this old fashioned keepsake box filled with letters! It really appealed to my romantic heart……sorry to cheesy?!)

For more information on Com Bossa click here!!

Sugar Snap Stationary
This stand really was something else, I couldn't really stop looking when I cam across it! There was so much to look at and it was all done so beautifully! Sugar Snap specialise in making paper art. Everything is incredibly detailed for being cut out of paper and with their stand and cards every time you looked back you found something else that you hadn't spotted before. Their stand was beautiful with vintage suitcases, typewriters, a swing and even part of a fence all set up and displaying the different things they could do with paper! Sugar snap do everything from invitations to table plans, menus and even one off wall art for the bride and groom to remember their special day! 

(These girls really know how to display their gorgeous cards! It's all so perfect!)

('Where your imagination runs wild and your dreams come true' is their little strap line and for their designs it fits perfectly!)

(I'd love this just to sit in the corner of my room! I've always loved 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow')

(The work was all so intricate!)

(So pretty! These tree designs are also available in huge framed keepsakes for the bride and groom)

You can find Sugar Snap Stationery here!!

Hair Creations by Anna Wade
Last of all but certainly by no means least there's Anna. I am very fortunate to be able to call Anna my hairdresser and friend and over the past year she has gone from strength to strength doing hair for weddings and photoshoots. The time and effort she puts into each creation is insane! You can see pictures of Linda and I's hair over the weekend above but I thought i'd pop a few pictures of some other things she has done here too.

(Anna did this for me last year when I attended a wedding reception. I absolutely loved it!!)

(The beautiful Leitia had a mini trial done on the Sunday of the show)

(Part of a collection called Vice Versa)

(A beautiful faux mohawk for a Native American shoot)

For more info and to see more of Anna's beautiful hair creations click here!!

Phew thats a lot of pictures!!! I really hope that if your planning a party or wedding, or know someone that is, that you take more of a look at everyone featured here! Independent business owners really are the way to go!!

Are any of you planning a wedding or party? Have you got a theme? The plans for my 21st are well under way and it's not until January!!!!

Hope your weeks gone ok so far!


  1. Hi Kat

    Wow, some snazzy hair on here!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog. Hope you can take part!


    1. Hi I've just seen this! Sorry, been too busy to blog the past 2 weeks :(

      I'll definitely go check it out!