We do love a bit of sparkle and shine at Frock HQ, so with just under 2 weeks to go until The Belfast Cathedral Wedding Fair on Saturday 10th March we thought we would share our amazing jewellery designers with you. Not just for brides, the wedding fair will be the perfect place to pick up gorgeous bridesmaid jewellery and gifts for the Mothers of the bride and groom too!
Jeanette from Maryanna's Jewellery designs and makes unique, timeless and elegant bridal jewellery and gorgeous hair accessories. Works of art, they often incorporate genuine gemstones like emeralds, sapphire, pearls, topaz, and garnets, and because each piece is handcrafted with you in mind it will never be seen on anyone else.
For more information visit Maryanna's Jewellery on Facebook.
Norma Jean Vintage stocks the most fabulous range of antique and vintage jewellery and bridal accessories. Norma also reworks 1940's/1950's brooches and rhinestones together with vintage lace into the most stunning bridal and special occasion hair combs, all unique to you.
Julie from The Pretty Curious Design Studio says "My designs are inspired by many things, from flowers, birds, butterflies and other winged creatures, to old novels and pure whimsy. I have a penchant for Alice in Wonderland imagery and love woodland themed pieces too". Julie has been making jewellery and all kinds of lovely things for over 10 years. Using a range of new and vintage items in her designs, each item is carefully handmade with love and attention to detail. Custom orders are welcome, and wedding discount packages are available.
Erin of Erincraft Jewellery has an affinity with hearts and flowers, so many of her designs are perfect for brides and bridesmaids in particular. Her handmade sterling silver jewellery collections include pendants, rings, bangles and earrings, predominantly inspired by nature. Each piece comes in a white presentation box with the Erincraft logo, and gifts for bridesmaids come with a Thank You presentation card too.
Our Event Manager Norma Smallwood (of Norma Jean Vintage fame) has launched her new jewellery range Arsenic & Old Lace. This venture showcases her own silver jewellery designs, inspired by the landscape, flora and fauna of Northern Ireland, as well as redesigned vintage jewellery pieces, and a gorgeous collection of old Irish linens and lace.
You can find out more by visiting Arsenic & Old Lace on Facebook and Instagram. You will also be able to see Norma's beautiful creations when she exhibits at The Belfast Cathedral Wedding Fair on Saturday 10th March.
We're very excited to be holding our first wedding event of the year at the stunning location of Belfast Cathedral! The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair will be taking place in this amazing venue on Saturday 6th May and we are delighted to have a great line-up of fantastic & creative wedding suppliers and designers. Here are just a few of them.....................
Annie and John from Rose Cottage Events believe the only thing you should be worried about on your wedding day, is saying 'I Do'. They strive to make your special day as beautiful and effortless as possible with those final special elegant little touches, and take pride in going that 'Extra Mile' so you don't have to.
A small family run business, Rose Cottage Events have one goal - to ensure that you receive a first class service right from the initial point of contact right through to the end result. You deserve nothing less!
Rose Cottage Events have one of the largest selections of beautiful original Postboxes in Ireland, and also a vast variety of other lovely vintage props to hire which are suitable for any occasion. The beautiful postboxes come in red, white, green and ivory. All are originals, and come with a lovely personalised insert for you to keep as a memento of your day. They are also supplied with one key only to ensure you have complete peace of mind that all your messages and gift envelopes received from your guests are kept safe and secure, so all you have to worry about is having a wonderful memorable day....whatever the event.
You can also hire a candy cart, chocolate ferris wheels and LED bases, wishing trees, a Ferrero Rocher heart tree, vintage step ladders, birdcages, lanterns, steamer trunks and much more. Some of the other props available include a fabulous selection of original vintage typewriter’s dating from 1906 to the early 1930’s, gorgeous original ostrich feather fans dating back to the early 1900’s, a beautiful original telephone dating back to the 1920’s/30’s, and an original General Electric fan dating back to the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.
Rose Cottage Events offer a number of beautiful original vintage step ladders which have been lovingly restored by John and Annie, two sets of which are flat topped so they can be used to hold their unique postboxes. All of the step ladders can be used as seating plans and dressed to suit your theme, creating a strong focal point. They can also supply message boards which your guests can peg little personal messages on.
You can opt to collect any hire items yourself, or choose the Set Up option, whereby the lovely Rose Cottage folks will liaise with your venue to ensure the display is in keeping with your chosen theme. And they are also very keenly priced, so you can have a stress free day without breaking the bank!
There are also beautiful original steam trunks available which date from the 1920’s and 40’s, and which have also been lovingly restored. These can be used for seating plans, letters & messages, and of course as a lovely piece of art to have as a focal point for your occasion. There are also some smaller original vintage suitcases which can be used in the same way, or filled with beautiful flowers for a pretty and nostalgic display.
Annie and John want to make your day special and unique to you, and will ensure that everything is in place, right down to each and every last little detail. They will take the time to listen to you and co-ordinate your requirements to your colour scheme and theme, placing great importance on helping you achieve the very best experience for your special day.
No matter how large or small your event is, you can be sure that Rose Cottage Events will help make it a memorable one. For more information please visit the Rose Cottage Events website and follow on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.
For more details on any of the services available please email email@example.com or call 07562 379701.
We are delighted to announce that next year we will be holding 2 bridal fairs, the first of which will be taking place at Belfast Cathedral on Saturday 6th May! The Cathedral is undoubtedly one of Belfast's greatest and most magnificent buildings in terms of size, architecture, mosaics, stone carvings, textiles and history. Above all it is a sacred place of worship and we are proud to have been invited to hold Rock The Frock : The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair in the beautiful main nave of the Cathedral where this event will feature 50+ sellers of gorgeous and original vintage and handmade treasures including bridal fashion & accessories, floral design, wedding cakes, stationery & jewellery as well as original, alternative and high quality photography, wedding transport, food, music & entertainment, and much more besides. Everything you will need to create the wedding day of your dreams! If you are planning your own big day then watch this space for lots more news about this exciting event coming your way.
The lovely ladies at Hampton Blue are constantly sourcing new and exciting products so you can be assured that you will always find something unique for that special occasion or for that special someone - even if that special someone is you! And with free UK shipping on orders over £25 there is even more reason to treat yourself or your loved ones. Debra and Tracey now specialise in wedding decor though many of the beautiful items are suitable for other special occasions too. Right now they have some gorgeous new products available on the website and we have included a few of our favourites below (just click on the images to go to the relevant page on the website).
The Hampton Blue wish list service is a great way to let family and friends know what you like on the site, making your shopping experience worry free. You can add items to your wish list simply by browsing through the online store and clicking the 'Add to Wish List' button on each product details page. You can then either print out your wish list or email it to family and friends.
If you are gift shopping and unsure what to choose, Hampton Blue Gift Vouchers are also available to purchase. The gift voucher is emailed to the recipient right away or you can select a specific date you would like your friend to receive the electronic gift voucher. Alternatively, you can choose to have the gift voucher posted to the recipient using Royal Mail First Class Letter Service.
Hampton Blue also specialise in handmade painted wooden signs for your home and for weddings, anniversaries, baby gifts and other special occasions. The signs and plaques are all handmade in house by Debra and Tracey. They are made from wood, hand painted, finished with a coat of protective wax or varnish and can also be customised to suit your colour scheme. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or for a quote if you have anything particular in mind.
A big Thank You to all the lovely brides who came along to our wedding event at Belfast Castle last Sunday with their grooms, Mums, sisters and friends. The sun was shining and our exhibitors stalls looked amazing - it was a really lovely day and now we can't wait 'til next May to do it all over again! Happy wedding planning and congratulations to all the couples getting married soon x
If you're planning a fun hen party where you want to spend some quality time with your best girls then you couldn't choose much better than an Edie Sloane crafting party! Run by talented crafter Karen Weston who makes all kind of beautiful gifts and decorative items for the home, Edie Sloane (named after Karen's grandmother) is also a local business which stages workshops and parties for all ages and abilities. Karen will be exhibiting at The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Castle this Sunday 8th May where she will be chatting to couples about hen parties which are all about crafting bridal favours and memory quilts. And if the groom and his best guys are interested in crafting stag parties they can ask for details too! For more details you can visit the Edie Sloane website and follow on Facebook.
Emily Loves Vintage will be showcasing her pretty limited edition handmade jewellery at The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Castle this Sunday 8th May, but also a lovely selection of gorgeous floral hair vines and hair combs. Perfect for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls and wedding guests, these are just a few of our favourites.......
If you're a bride-to-be looking for an authentic vintage wedding dress to wear on your Big Day then make sure to check out Norma Jean Vintage who will be showcasing a selection of vintage bridal gowns from the 1940s to 1990s at The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair this Sunday 8th May at Belfast Castle. These are just a few of the beautiful wedding dresses from the Norma Jean Vintage collection that we have used in past photoshoots and which are still available to purchase. Please contact Norma via Facebook if there are any that you would like her to bring along to Belfast Castle this Sunday for viewing.