With Valentine's Day fast approaching we have been looking at some of the gorgeous offerings from our great exhibitors with a love theme. If your loved one has a sweet tooth, what better way to their heart than with these sweet and scrumptious offerings!
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.
Well hello there August! The weather isn't quite as summery as we had hoped for so here are our favourite vintage and handmade finds of the week to brighten up the day! All of these fabulous exhibitors will be taking part in our next event - The End Of Summer Vintage & Handmade Fair on Saturday 20th August at Market Square Lisburn.
After what seems like a really long break since our last event on 5th June we are getting super excited for this Sunday 31st July when we are back with The Great Summer Holiday Vintage & Handmade Fair taking place at the Marine Court Hotel on Bangor's beautiful seafront!
With the fair opening at Noon and ending at 5pm there will be lots to see, buy and do. On arriving at the Marine Court Hotel you will be greeted in the ground floor reception by a fantastic showcase of vintage, antique and industrial furniture, curiosities and homewares from two of our favourite vintage collector dealers - The Natural Room Emporium and On The Square Emporium.
Making your way to the Ballroom on the first floor, using the lift or stairs, you will then be greeted by not only a fantastic marketplace of vintage and handmade treasures but you will also have the opportunity to participate in taster craft sessions with the lovely ladies from Crafty Teas and to get involved in an attempt to beat the world record for the largest patchwork Christmas stocking with NI Big Sock (and you don't even have to be able to sew to take part).
Not forgetting our fabulous stallholders, you will also be able to shop til you drop from a great selection of vintage, handmade & upcycled wares including clothing and fashion accessories, china and homewares, fabric, haberdashery and soft furnishings, sweet treats and artisan foods, jewellery, original art, candles, male grooming products, toys, children & baby wear, beauty products and much more. With 30+ stalls there will be something for everyone - here is a little taster of what to expect on the day...........
The Great Summer Holiday Vintage & Handmade Fair takes place at The Marine Court Hotel, 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor on Sunday 31st July. The event takes place from 12-5pm and admission costs £3 for adults and children go free.
Only 3 sleeps to go until The Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair is back at Belfast Castle this Sunday 5th June! This event is going to be positively bursting at the seams with gorgeous vintage treasures and beautiful handmade designs from 48 fantastic exhibitors and here is just a small glimpse of what to expect on the day......
If like us you have a sweet tooth then you are going to love the selection of exhibitors offering scrumptious sweet treats at The Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair at Belfast Castle on Sunday 5th June! We're excited to have Eclectic Cake Box join us for the very first time as we're totally in love with their quirky, alternative, steampunk and gothic style and when you have seen the images below we are sure you will agree! Talented cake designer Anne will be showcasing a fabulous and quirky mix of cake designs for the special events in your life at the fair - Weddings, Christenings and First Birthday's to name a few. There will also be samples to try and taster cakes to buy and Anne is offering a fantastic 10% discount for bookings made with deposits paid on the day!
We will also be joined by favourite regulars Wee ChocCo who produce delicious chocolate with profits going towards supporting and benefiting people with learning difficulties, meaning you can do good while eating chocolate! They also run great chocolate making courses (see website for details).
Another favourite regular joining us on 5th June is the lovely ladies from Camran Crafts and if you haven't tried their scrumptious artisan marshmallows yet then make sure to visit their stall before they all disappear. We promise that they are pure melt-in-the-mouth pieces of heaven!
Also newcomers to Frock Fairs are the lovely folks from Crafty Teas and on 5th June you will be able to sample what they're all about - afternoons of crafting with your own choice of craft including traditional afternoon tea all in the comfort of your own home!
We look forward to seeing you all at Belfast Castle x
Last week we were delighted to welcome a new addition to the Frock Around The Clock Directory and we are excited for you to meet The Sugar Flower Cake Company! A wedding cake specialist who love nothing more than to create cakes that look fabulous, taste divine and are unique to you and your wedding day, the Sugar Flower Cake Company are based in both Moira and Love Weddings Belfast, where a selection of their cakes are on display.
The creative talent behind Sugar Flower is the lovely Natasha and whether you are looking for a traditional wedding cake or something completely off the wall she will design and create the perfect confection to bring your ideas to reality with exact attention to detail. Sugar Flower Cake Company offer the following services -
And with scrumptious cake flavours that include Chocolate, Vanilla, Lemon, Chocolate Fudge, Double Chocolate Mud Cake, Salted Caramel, Red Velvet, Raspberry and White Chocolate, Malteaser, Coconut, Almond, Fruit, Carrot, Ginger, Apple and Cinnamon, Cherry, Black Forest, and Blueberry (to mention just a few), the possibilities are endless!
These are just a few of Natasha's past stunning designs that we love..........
For more information and to view more amazing images you can visit the Sugar Flower Cake Company Website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. You will also find a permanent display of Natasha's work at the Love Weddings showroom at The Spires Centre in Belfast City Centre.
You can also read some fabulous testimonials here or you can contact Natasha by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to have Mrs M's Cake Boutique exhibiting with us once again at The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Castle on Sunday 8th May. Patricia Mann prides herself in creating exquisitely designed celebration confections and specialises in the creation of unique bespoke wedding cakes. Her promise to brides and grooms is a sweet end to a new beginning.........
"It will be my pleasure to guide you through the design process leading to the creation of your exquisite, individually designed wedding cake that reflects both your unique personal style and complements the ambiance of your special day. You can choose from a range of mouthwatering flavours and even consider a range of wedding confectionery for the big day eg. cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cake pops, shortbread and French macarons. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, I am passionate about providing you with the highest level of quality and service".