BOOOM!! We are back!! U.K’s best alternative wedding show 9th-10th November

We’re baaaaaaaack and more badass than ever!

Clear your calendars for the 9th and 10th November because The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is revving up for yet another wicked weekend of matrimonial madness!!

Grab your tickets for the U.K’s best loved alternative, unique and quirky wedding fair.

Roll up, roll up to the fair and meet some of the strange and unusual, bright and beautiful AND super talented flockers ready to make your wedding kickass.

Use the magical space to meet some like minded couples and share some awesome ideas. Our venue is the industrial epic-ness of the Bond, no boring beige-ery here rock ‘n’ rollers.

We’ve got your wondrous wedding day covered; from EWEnique venues to skull cake toppers, fire breathers to light up bouquets, personalised leather jackets to Game of Throne shoes and, some of the most iconic alternative wedding photographers in the biz.

This fair is for all the rebels out there who want to give the middle finger to traditional weddings!

Whilst you meet some of the super cool mother-flocking vendors keep your eyes peeled for sheep as you explore the fair. You could win a flock load of amazing prizes in the sheep hunt as well as other competitions we’ll run throughout the weekend. There’s a drawing competition for your little lambs and a colouring board for all you big kids, get some hilarious pics from a photo booth and join in the demos and workshops.

If that’s not enough for ya there’s the super exciting real couple parade to show you a glimpse into your baaaadass married future. You can witness the fitness of our fashion walkabout (everyone’s front row here at EWE) that showcases the current works of the phenomenal dress designers, tailors, accessory and shoe creators. Hell Yeah!

If gaming is your thing come on down and get your geek on at the gaming stations and if you’re more of a wedding unicorn than wedding sheep then get yourself glittered and (temporary) tattooed up!

You can munch on some delicious food and have a drink (or 3) at one of the cool mobile bars.

APPY DAYS!!!

We know this all sounds amazing, and well it is….. but we also have some more amazing news. Last spring we trialed a new App for visitors to the show, and at this coming show will let you use the App to its fullest.  You can check out the suppliers and their special show offers (released at show time), use the site map to find your way around, buy your tickets on there, enter the Sheep Hunt and even cast your votes on The Best Mo Flo awards.

Download the App from the Google Play store right here or the Apple App Store here (if on your phone)

Get notifications and updates on the show without having to lift a finger…well maybe one finger!!

Remember to join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram @allaboutewe and keep up to date with all the nEWEs and pre-show competitions.

If you want to hear what other people think of our fun and crazy wedding show -checkout our Happy Bleats page!

Why not make a day of it?  In fact…..why not make a weekend of it!? There’s two sessions on Saturday 9th November from 11am till 3pm and from 2pm till 6pm and one on Sunday 10th November from 11am till 3pm.

 

Tickets on Sale now online from the baaargain EARLY BIRD price of £6 each, once they go its £10 after that. So it doesn’t take any sort of a math’s genius to work out that if you book early you get big savings!! Remember that Little Lambs get in free!!!

Don’t be a wedding sheep, it’s all about EWE!

          

We love EWE- All about our Spring Extravaganza

Wooooah!!! Can you believe its 3 weeks since we held our Spring Extravaganza??? Where does the time go??? We had soooo much fun and there were soooo many amazing stands,  sheep, suppliers and visitors having such a good time…its hard to put it all into words…so hopefully these fabulous pics from Emma and Rich will do the talking for us…

We have soo many people to Thanks also for their support, help, guidance,organising,artistic, helpful skills so here goes and apologies if we forgot to name anyone personally xxx

Thanks to our Support team:_ Phil from The Dignums, Jaime from Jamball, Luna May , Kerrie G, Jenny M, Richard, Kay

Thanks to our Volunteers :- Gemma, Elizabeth, Jude, Isabel, Emma,

Thanks to Our awesome Sheep : Anne and Richard

Thanks to all our Models and Real couples who took place in the parades

Thanks to Our Sponsors, Digbeth Weddings, Rock and Roll bride, Mr and Mrs Unique, The dignums and Doris Loves

Thanks to all the visitors who came , had fun and smiled… We love EWE all 🙂

Until the Autumn…..watch this space 🙂

and if you need awesome suppliers in the meantime then go to our online Encyclopedia as tonnes of the show suppliers are in there too 🙂

  

Magic Monday is here again! Meet the Mo Flo’s and grab your tickets.

We are so bleeting excited for EWE to meet the best alternative suppliers the UK has to offer! Check out this Mondays Mo Flo’s for just a little taster of what’s to come 16th and 17th March in Birmingham.

Grab your tickets quick so you can join in the outrageous fun. Ensure your wedding ‘to do list’ is a distant memory, all whilst playing video games and sinking a drink or two. Perfect!

IRREGULAR CHOICE

 

Hey flockers we’ve got a treat for your feet from the quirky world of Irregular Choice Midlands! Irregular Choice was created by Dan Sullivan in 1999 as a way to stand out from the crowd, if EWE’ve never seen these shoes before you are in for a delight. Unicorns, Disney, sparkles, heels in the shape of hula dancers and doughnuts are all part of the amazing collections.  They have a great range of all the dynamic and unique styles you expect from Irregular Choice and they ooze originality, creativity and a sense of fun. Maybe you fancy dancing the night away in a pair of flats that will impress as much as sky high heels, Irregular Choice has you covered. Find them at Eclectic Wedding Fair and they will definitely add a little bit of sparkle to your step!

www.irregularchoice.com

Maw’s Leatherworx

Are EWE looking for a beautiful hand made gift for your bridal party, groomsmen or even a cheeky gift for yourselves. Whether you want a beautiful bespoke wedding album or wallets for the groom and best man, EWE won’t be disappointed with his EWEnique craftsmanship! Leather crafter Mark hand tools intricate designs to create stunning images on leather. EWE can purchase ready made items or chat with him about having a custom made piece created. Take a look at the pics below to see the ultra cool beer bottle holders and personalised hip flasks, you’d be baaaarmy not to check him out.

www.mawsleatherworx.co.uk

Koo Arts

 

 

Floral skulls, we repeat floral skulls! We are so excited to be joined by Kay who creates bespoke, one off, collaged skulls that can be incorporated into your wedding décor. She creates beautiful centrepieces for your bouquet or your table décor! If you need something super stylish and skull inspired for your bridesmaids or groomsmen, come have a chat with Kay she will design and create something amazing for your special day and beyond. If EWE love skulls AND amazing colours, then Koo Arts is for you.

www.kooarts.com

Sharon Cooper Photography

Sharon is all about the people, the love, laughter and funny moments! We know all you flockers who come to the fair are fabulous, fun and creative, Sharon is ready to capture your wonderful personalities! Even if EWE’re feeling a bit sheepish in front of the camera she can put you at ease. If you want your day to be full of fun and just a bit different, she is super enthusiastic about getting to know you and capturing colourful photos for you to look back on for years to come.

www.sharoncooper.co.uk

Butlers Bars

Who’s ready for a drink?! Herbert (the van) is a baaaaadass mobile bar with a difference! Butlers bars will bring a 1964 Citroen HY van that has been lovingly converted into a mobile Prosecco & Cocktail bar. HELL YEAH!

Butlers bars are super flexible in bringing the booze to you! You could go for an all inclusive package or an easy peasy cash bar. If you’ve got some fave cocktails these guys can even create a bespoke menu. Head over to Herbert and grab a delicious drink at the fair on 16th and 17th March.

www.butlersbars.com

Maddison Rocks Floral Sculpture

Maddison rocks truly does rock! Forget about traditional bouquets these will blow your mind! You’ve got to check out their Eclectic Alternative Brooch bouquets that flash, blow bubbles & play music (Yes you heard that right!) You’ll have a lovely keepsake as well as lots of bloody lovely smiles from your guests who will beg for a closer look.

As well as bouquets and button holes that fit even the weirdest and wonderful wedding themes they have everything to add that OMG What The …. !!! to your wedding day. From stunning Giant paper flower wall backdrops complete with illuminated neon sign to their “Off the Wall” cake toppers!

www.mrfloralsculpture.co.uk

Edibubbles

If you’re feeling a bit peckish then the photos below are sure to have your mouth watering all over your keyboard! Edibbubles bring the cute Hong Kong street food to the UK with a Brummie twist. Edibubble waffles are drool-worthy, deliciously curvy and are truly a treat for your tastebuds. Not only are they delicious we can only imagine how many Instaworthy pics your guests will take with these beautiful treats.

www.edibubbles.co.uk

Let’s celebrate Freaky Friday with our Spring show Mo Flo’s!

Hey you! Are you a fan of the strange and UnEWEsual? Well then what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets here for the best alternative wedding fair this country has ever seen!

Below are some of the hand picked suppliers who can’t wait to meet EWE!

Rock n roll bride

In case EWE haven’t heard we’ve got our amazing sponsors Rock n Roll bride joining the flock once again this year!!! Not only are they our superstar sponsors, Kat will also be signing copies of her new book, Rock n Roll bride: the book! How bleeting exciting is that?!

You will probably know Kat because she started the ever popular blog – Rock n Roll bride – one of the biggest and best wedding blogs there is. Kat started the blog in 2007 after realising there was a gap in the market for blogs about quirky, EWEnique and alternative couples getting married. She’s also the creator of a super cool magazine by the same name which is so popular it’s debut issue sold out online within 72 hours! Woweeee.

Rock n roll bride is all about the passion to inspire couples to plan the wedding that they really want in a world dictated by tradition. You might have realised here at Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza we like to throw out the rule book, which is why we love Kat and her message so much.

We are also thrilled to tell EWE that there will be an exclusive showing of Rock n Roll bride’s collaboration with Crown and Glory (another one of your awesome MoFlos). Get ready to see the most incredible veils in their 2019 collection.

www.rocknrollbride.com

Wild Heart Films

Wild Heart Films are daydreamers, travelers, and storytellers.  To them, the journey is just as important as the destination you arrive at. They are masters of wedding videography for wild-hearted humans.

They understand that there is so much more to a wedding than just the day itself.  Our awesome flockers (that’s you guys!) will have crafted your perfect day over months and even years, building each part of it to be just as EWEnique as you are.  They take a natural approach to filmmaking, flowing seamlessly with your day as it unfolds.  Capturing all the authentically beautiful moments, telling the story of your wedding day, simply, creatively and bursting with heart and soul.

www.wildheartfilms.co.uk

Wish Upon a Sparkle

Calling all glitter lovers! Are you looking for a way to add some sparkle and fun to your big day? Having a EWEnique and memorable wedding day doesn’t have to be a chore, Wish upon a Sparkle bring the fun to you!

They cater for everyone with their friendly service, adding a touch of magic to any wedding reception. On the day, the glitter makeup artists will be equipped with glitter, paint and jewels to leave your guests sparkling. They can even provide a key ring service with photo booth props, created just for EWE. Make sure you get a good shot of Dads glitter beard!

If you’re worried about plastics these guys use biodegradable glitter. YAY. For the brides looking for something extraordinary, let the sparkle makeup team get you ready with glitter before you walk down the aisle for a quirky wedding day look.

www.wishuponasparkle.co.uk

Jamball

Jamball are a husband and wife team, Pete and Jaime Ball, based here in the UK and totally devoted to creating the bespoke bouquet of your dreams. If EWE’re looking for an alternative bouquet for your wedding day, check out their selection of innovative and quirky designs. Guaranteed to WOW you and your guests alike, their exciting creations are sure to be a talking point on your special day.

Jamball use vintage buttons, sourced by themselves or you, to create stunning bespoke designs in your chosen colours to suit your style. It’s an awesome keepsake as well as a wonderful bouquet and EWE will be designing with Pete and Jaime! They are both looking forward to meeting you lovely lot at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza show.

 

www.jamballcreations.com

Flambé Circus

If EWE want to blow your guests minds with fantastical and magical entertainment then head over the to Flambe Circus stand. You might just see these guys walking around making outrageously cool stuff happen! They are specialists in bespoke entertainment packages, Flambé Circus will give you a wedding to remember! Their performers cover an incredible range of skills – whether you’re searching for stilt characters to welcome guests, jugglers and jesters to interact and amuse, or a show stopping performance to wow with circus, fire and light! Check out the badass fire and cute bubbles from our directory pics.

www.flambecircustheatre.co.uk

Scarlet-Tayla

Are you more of a morticia or an Alice? Maybe you just want a bewitching wedding dress that fits you beautifully? Well head on over to Scarlet-Tayla. Working with her awesome clients & drawing inspiration from whatever takes her magpie eye, put yourself in the hands of this alternative craftswoman, experienced & qualified in fashion design & clothing.
Hold on tight cos this girl really knows how to drive a sewing machine!

www.scarlet-tayla.co.uk

Bostin Brass

 

Hold on to your hats mother flockers cause these musicians are sure to blow them right off! Birmingham’s very own second-line, jazz, funk & ska soul stew lead our fashion show here at Eclectic Wedding Extravanganza, getting everyone shaking their baaaaadasses all over the show.

Bostin Brass have been playing soul-music through the streets for the best part of a decade! From their beginnings as a marching band in Digbeth, Birmingham, the group has grown to wow audiences in school playgrounds, mardi gras parades and international jazz festivals.

www.bostinbrassband.com

 

Fazeley Studios

Let us introduce to EWE one of the stunning venues we are using for the Eclectic Wedding fair!

Are EWE looking for an urban city centre venue for your wedding or celebration, a venue with excellent transport links? Then look no further!  From the elegant grandeur of a renovated 19th century chapel to the versatile blank canvas of their converted factory spaces, they will find the perfect place for your event and their experienced events team will be on hand to help from start to finish.

Have a look around this wonderful venue on 16th and 17th March and talk to them about booking it for your big day!

www.fazeleyevents.co.uk

It’s Freaky Friday, the perfect time to meet more of the Mo Flo’s who will be at our Spring 2019

Have we got a treat for EWE our fabulous flockers? This week we have a list of suppliers who could see you arriving in a Hearse to your big day and a company who will dress your bridesmaids so they’ll be psyched to wear the dresses you pick them (even after the wedding is over)!

Just over a month to go until we get to see all of your lovely faces. Come and meet us at the two amazing venues (right next door to each other) in Birmingham. It’s easy to grab tickets, the link is right here. Join us in putting a middle finger up to boring weddings!

Assassynation

If you want the coolest photographs that totally capture your amazing personalities, then it’s got to be Assassynation. Sassy has travelled the world shooting couples like EWE on their fun wedding days. If you book Sassy then you are guaranteed to have photos that just beg to be framed and printed so everyone who visits you can see them (as well as profile pics for life).

She gets super excited hearing about couples wedding plans and especially likes it when you have animals at your wedding. Have a look at the photos below for just a few furry friends she has captured, she has a lovely doggo which you might have spotted in the photos for the new Eclectic Wedding Encyclopedia directory.

As well as being a brilliant photographer she is also one of the team who run Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza so she certainly knows her stuff when it comes to alternative weddings!

 

www.assassynation.co.uk

 

Crown and Glory

Join headwear heroes Crown and Glory at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham for their ONLY wedding show of the season! Showcasing their brand new Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory collection, Rainbows and Daydreams, a range of alternative veils and capes designed for fashion-forward brides who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Inspired by rainbows, pastels, sparkles and stars, their range of handmade accessories will make any sparkle-loving, colour-obsessive, My Little Pony bride squeal with glee. Designers Sophie and Gareth will be on hand alongside Rock n Roll Bride’s Kat to give you personalised styling advice, talk you through the customisation options available and generally scream along with you in excitement that somewhere over the rainbow, your dream wedding veil DOES exist.

www.crownandglory.co.uk

 

Vamphire Hearses

Calling all Halloween and horror lovers, don’t be sheepish, we’ve got a treat for you! Vamphire Hearses are a Hearse hire service based in Northampton, UK – Covering The UK Nationwide! Hearses available for chauffeured Wedding Hire, Halloween Party or Film, TV & Photo-shoots! Surprise and delight your guests with something they will be talking about long after your wedding day is over!

www.vamphirehearses.co.uk

Curious Coco

Forget about puffy sleeves and unflattering colours if EWE want your bridesmaids to look fabulous and proud on your wedding day then you need Curious Coco. These are badass bespoke bridesmaid dresses, made to order, that your bridal party will want to wear again and again! Maid with love with a capital L these dresses are made for EWE. Even better they are created by the same genius team behind The Couture Company so you can get your incredible wedding dress and baaaaadass bridesmaids dresses all in the same place. HELL to the YEAH!

Curious Coco website

 

Charlotte Clark Ltd

Charlotte Clark is a quirky, alternative & macabre homeware brand with all items hand finished in Shropshire, England. Maybe you’re getting a bit bent out of sheep worrying that you might end up with a few too many toasters or wedding gifts that will sit in a drawer?  Worry no more, check out the gift list service on the Charlotte Clark Ltd website. Time to kit out your love nest with hella cool items you REALLY want.

If you love taxidermy, skeletons, skulls, moths, cats, bats and all that lovely stuff all on bone china & vegan friendly mugs & homewares, then you must come and find their stand.

www.charlotteclarkltd.com

The Wedding Artist

If EWE want big smiles all round then it’s definetely time to hire The Wedding Artist! This caricaturist extraordinaire will liven up every occasion with his lightning fast drawings of you and your guests. What a great way to get people talking to each other and a hilarious keep sake for everyone!

www.wedding-caricatures.co.uk/

© Hannah Smiles

See EWE there Flockers!!

This weeks Freaky Friday Mo Flos. Hell Yeah!

Don’t be a wedding sheep, head to the wonderful and wacky Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza this March! We love a rebel and our round up of fantastic alternative suppliers are the perfect tonic for wedding beigery!

Are EWE feeling the love after Valentines day yesterday? Well what are you waiting for? Get your tickets to the wedding show here that will make you feel all warm and woolly inside!

 

Legend Bridal

The name says it all here, these guys are absolute legends in the alternative dress making game! Don’t be surprised if you see tattoos, crazy hair colours and piercings all round from the owners of this incredible bridal shop. Legend Bridal are as EWEnique as you are so they totally get that everyone has a different vision for their wedding day. Between them they have over 50 years of experience in making couture bridal designs. Have a chat with them and you are guaranteed to get your dream wedding dress, nothing is too strange, unusual or fantastical. Each garment is made bespoke to fit your amazing shape and style.

www.LegendBridalDesigns.co.uk

Pizza Al Forno

Your guests are going to need some sustenance after all that head banging on the dance floor and there’s nothing better than a delicious wood-fired pizza to feed hungry bellies. Pizza Al Forno is a home grown, family run, wood-fired pizza kitchen. The mobile kitchen is small enough to fit most spaces which that means fresh pizza prepared and cooked on site and handed piping hot to your guests. HELL YEAH!
Bringing a burst of mouth-watering southern Italian flavour to your special event they use fresh ingredients with a modern twist on the classics. Excuse us while we wipe the drool off our keyboard writing this, follow your nose to find them at Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza.

www.pizzaalforno.net

 

Madame B’s boutique

Madame B is a creator of beautiful bespoke accessories for extraordinary weddings. She will work with you to design and make all those gorgeous finishing touches and accessories for your big day. Are EWE looking for a headpiece, belt, cufflinks, jewellery and much more to make your wedding outfit into a total wowweee? Come and find Madame B at EWE. Maybe you’ve got an old favourite piece which has seen better days or a family heirloom you’d like to include in your outfit, well she also offers an upcycling service, to give them a new lease of life!

www.madamebsboutique.com

 

Made You Look Luxury Photo Booth

Come on now, we all love a photo booth don’t we flockers?! Made You Look not only offers perfect take home prints, you can also choose to have videos (definitely going to be hilarious) and animated boomerangs. The booth is open air so everyone can join in and interact. If your guests are feeling a bit shy they provide great props and backgrounds to encourage silly faces and smiles. All of these funny moments can be shared via social media and email, perfect for adding to your wedding hashtag.

www.madeyoulookphotobooth.co.uk

Le Keux Vintage Salon & Parties

Calling all Betties and Ditas, vintage hair and makeup doesn’t come better than this, a brilliant service with super sweet makeup and hair artists ready to make you look fabEWElous on your big day. Le Keux are the UK’s leading vintage salon and hen party company and know how to make your vintage vision a reality. You can join them at their cute 50’s venue or they are available to come to you in your own home or hotel. It’s not only wedding days they also offer packages including afternoon tea, photo shoots, dancing, burlesque, makeovers, crafting and cocktails! What are EWE waiting for, baaaaadass hair and makeup awaits.

www.lekeux.com

 

Daisy and Fred

Daisy and Fred are your one stop shop for incredible alternative cakes. These Mo Flos are multi award winning and know exactly how to bring your ideas to life in the most delicious way. Don’t be surprised if guests are gathered around your cake table taking photos, these cakes are a real talking point. Are EWE geek chic or more of a Disney lover? If it’s a naked cake or something gravity defying Daisy and Fred have got your covered!

www.daisyandfred.co.uk

 

Meet some of our amazing Mo Flos in the first Freaky Friday Flockers!

The time has come again for the most baaaadass wedding fair around.

Are EWE as excited as we are?! We’ve got an incredible line up of hand picked suppliers for you, there’s some old favourites and some fabulous new faces. Can I get a HELL YEAH?

The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is back and bigger than ever at The Bond & Fazeley Studios!

For all of you who don’t want to follow the wedding herd, you can find your tickets here.

Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture

If EWE are looking for a whimsical and romantic wedding dress, then Rosie Red is your gal. You might have seen her dresses on social media and noticed that all lovely shapes and sizes are catered to, being bespoke she can create something that fits like a glove. Rosie Reds’ skills have caught the eye of celebrities such as Billie Piper and – as seen in the piccy below- Helena Bonham Carter.

Her designs are perfect if you want that extra bespoke touch, be that hand stitched lyrics of your favourite songs embroidered into the gown or beautiful handmade flowers placed just so on your dress.

If you want to feel super supported throughout the journey of having a dress made (a dress that will make your guests gasp as you arrive) then look no further than Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture.

www.rosieredcorsetry.com

Prim & Glad Bespoke Wedding Stationery

Prim and Glad offers a EWEnique bespoke stationery service, you name it, they can create it. They know stationery can be a great way to show your guests what your wedding day is all about. If you’ve got a Pinterest board then send it over and they can start designing for you.

Are you a Harry Potter fanatic – well they can make invites that look like Hogwarts acceptance letters and if you’re more of a music lover well they’ll make you some festival ticket style invites.

It’s not just invites either, Prim and Glad can make everything you could ever need from save the dates to table plans to thank you cards. Those amazing small details will be a fabulous reflection of EWE, look at those incredible dinosaurs and the skulls! HELL YEAH!

www.primandglad.com

Deuce event hire

Can you think of anything more fun than a photo booth in a cute little caravan? That’s just one of the options of photo booth style. With unlimited prints this will surely be a favourite at your big day with a lovely guest book that you can treasure forever!

EWE’ll get help with all the processing, Andy who owns Deuce loves interacting with guests and getting great photos for you, he’s got a wealth of experience from working in events for years. He’ll get even your most shy guest in on the fun.

It’ll be a guaranteed talking point and don’t be surprised if you hear lots of laughter coming from the amazing Volkswagen pick up all night long, funny photos and a great experience awaits.

www.deuceeventhire.com

Natalie Flewitt Make Up Artist

Natalie is a makeup artist with more than 20 years experience, with the last ten focusing on weddings so you know you’re in good hands!

She will put you at ease with an in depth trial where you can work out exactly what’s going to make EWE look super fantastic on the day. She can work from all briefs and styles from Goth to vintage and everything in between.

Www.natalieflewittmakeup.com

Tiny Sarah’s Cakes

Tiny Sarah makes delicious and ethical cakes and treats! Her signature style is super cute but she’s got an edge of rock n roll that’s so creative, she can make something bespoke that fits your vision.

If multilayer vegan (and allergy friendly) cakes seem like a dream then Sarah makes them a reality, gorgeous flavours and decorations that will make your guests go ‘oooooh’ and ‘yum.’ From pastel cakes covered in sugar avocados and rainbows to black cakes with deep autumn coloured foliage nothing is too weird and wonderful for Sarah.

She can also make EWE dessert tables for all you sweet toothed lovelies to scoff some sugary goodness that taste as good as they look! (sometimes a cake just isn’t enough of the good stuff) Rocky roads, brownies, cookies, rice krispie treats and more are on the menu, if you see a queue forming at your wedding, you know it will be for the Tiny Sarah’s cakes treat table!

www.tinysarahscakes.co.uk

 

 

 

 

We Are Back!!! Save the date for 16th-17th March – Alternative Wedding Show

The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is back for a wondrous weekend of magnificent matrimonial madness! 

Come see the UK’s best loved alternative, unique and quirky wedding fair on the 16th and 17th of March!! 

Following on from the fun of the November Extravaganza we are pleased to announce our next BIG adventure in wedding land.  Our March show is going to be the biggest and best show we have EVER done and will fill two amazing Digbeth venues, chock a bloc full of weird and wonderful wedding wonderous.  One venue is the industrial epic-ness of the Bond and the other is the beautiful urban oasis that is Fazeley Studos…they are directly a hop skip and a jump from each other, so not too far to flock at all…

If EWE are looking to break out from wedding beige-ery then look no further.  EWE might think that wedding fairs aren’t for EWE but if you’ve not visited us before you won’t believe how much fun they can be.  We host crazy Mardis Gras fashion and real couples parades, there are competitions to enter including our big SHEEP HUNT, demos and workshops to attend. There is a kids colouring competition and a big kids colouring board. Get glittered, get gaming, get your geek on, get papp’d, get tattooed (temporarily), grab a free mag, get involved. There truly is something for everyone and with little lambs getting in free (please don’t turn up with any actual lambs…..we can’t let those in sadly) why not come along and see what all the buzz is about.

As well as our magnificent Mo Flo’s we also have 2 of the biggest names in the alternative wedding industry joining us! Erica from Mr and Mrs Unique and Kat from Rock N Roll Bride are returning to our flock to be our shows media sponsors and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  

So where can we find this BAAAAdass flock?  

Our fantastic flock have been welcomed in by the stunning venue that is The Bond and now we have an additional and equally awesome venue, Fazeley Studios. Both located opposite each other in the heart of Digbeth in Birmingham, these renovated building complex combines Victorian architecture, cobbled courtyards with a beautiful canal side views, converted chapel, gallery spaces and banqueting halls. When they aren’t accommodating our flock these hidden gems are also amazing wedding venues so if you are looking for an oasis amidst the concrete jungle then Digbeth is the place for EWE! 

What The Flock Can We Do There??

On top of all the wedding awesomeness we are giving you the chance to win a flock load of prizes from a vast range of our awesome suppliers in our ever popular sheep hunt as well as taking part in other spectacular competitions. Witness the fitness of our fashion walkabout that showcases the current works of the phenomenal dress designers, tailors, accessory and shoe creators.  Cheer on our real couples parade that lets the awesome brides and grooms from previous shows, strut their stuff in their wedding attire to show you just what our fabulous flockers can do. 

Miss it!! Miss out! 

 

Remember to join our Facebook group  and follow us on Instagram @allaboutewe and keep up to date with all the newes and pre-show competitions.  

If this doesn’t sound like the most fun wedding show out there we don’t know what does!!  

But don’t take our word for it- checkout our Happy Bleats page  

 

Why not make a day of it? In fact…..why not make a weekend of it!? 

Tickets on Sale now online from the baaargain price of £10 each  

If you prefer to be a maverick and simply turn up on the day the door tickets are from £12 each per day 

Little lambs get in free!!!  

 

Don’t be a wedding sheep, it’s all about EWE!  

Fantastic Poster and Artwork by Bruno at The Tiny red factory

4 Days to go!!!Meet the Final Mo Flo’s of the 2018 Autumn Show 10th-11th of November (Part 7)

So here it is for EWE guys!  The last in the series of introducing the Mo Flo’s for the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza this November.

So for the final time – come and join us at The Bond in Birmingham on the 10th and 11th November.

Get plenty of inspiration for your big day – get your tickets here

 

ARIA BRIDAL UK

Aria Bridal  was created by rainbow loving and fellow anti-bride designer Helen O’Sullivan for brides who dare to be different!
Ewe’nique, colourful, customised and affordable bridal gowns using  sustainable materials. Each design is created in Helen’s home-based studio in Wales, in collaboration with fantastically Ewe’nique brides!

https://www.ariabridaluk.com

KATE JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY

If music, food and booze are at the top of your list when it comes to planning your wedding then EWE are probably made for each other. Too cheesy? Soz, personally Kate reckons EWE can’t beat a bit of cheese, especially when it’s the edible kind. Oh yeah, and Kate take photos at weddings, which she says is an awesome job.

www.katejacksonphotography.co.uk

KOO ARTS

Kay creates bespoke,one off, collaged skulls that can be incorporated into your wedding, whether it is a beautiful centrepiece for your bouquet or your table decor ,or if you need something super stylish and skull inspired for your bridesmaids or groomsmen, Come talk to Kay she will design and create something amazing for your special day and beyond

http://www.kooarts.com

REBEL ROCK HAIR AND MAKEUP

Welcome to sisters Rebecca & Keri one does hair one does make up and they both love getting involved with some awesome weddings. On a daily basis they run a salon in Hereford which has a hair salon two beauty rooms and a party/make up room.  They have a team of girls that work with them who are awesome and get where we are going with some of their crazy ideas.

http://www.rebelrock.co.uk

VINTAGE SUIT HIRE COMPANY

The Vintage Suit Hire Company is an award-winning suit business with concessions nationwide. Their range of beautiful wool suits are available for hire or purchase, and are complemented by their EWE’nique and stylish neckwear, accessories and footwear.

http://www.vintagesuithire.co.uk

ANNA FINE JEWELLERY

Ewe’nique wedding, engagement and eternity rings are award winning goldsmith, Anna Mcloughlins speciality! Anna LOVES to bring new life to old pieces of jewellery hidden away in drawers, but of course if you haven’t got any old jewellery, she also works with nEWE recycled or fair trade silver, gold, platinum and palladium, lab grown diamonds and ethically mined gemstones.

http://www.annafinejewellery.co.uk

PAPER HEARTS PAINTINGS

Welcome to Paper Hearts Paintings.  Dawn is an artist specialising in weddings , couples , anniversaries and engagements .
Dawn adores her job ,  as she gets to share your most precious moments and memories and preserve them in your very own  Paper Hearts Painting forever .

https://www.paperheartspaintings.com

THE BROWNIE BUS

Oli Ashworth runs The Brownie Bus, a dessert street food vendor specialising in Brownie based desserts with all homemade ice cream, sauces and toppings. They trade from a classic French Renault Estafette Van who they lovingly call “Etty”. They can cater for almost all flavour and dietary preferences for pretty much any event.

http://www.thebrowniebus.co.uk

WILD HEART FILMS

Wedding Videography for wild-hearted humans.  We are all daydreamers, travellers, and storytellers. To Wild Heart Films the journey is just as important as the destination EWE arrive at.  They understand that there is so much more to a wedding than just the day itself. The two of you have crafted your perfect day over months and even years, building each part of it to be just as EWE’nique as you are.  They take a natural approach to our film-making, flowing seamlessly with your day as it unfolds. Capturing all the authentically beautiful moments, telling the story of your wedding day, simply, creatively and bursting with heart and soul.  Inspired by EWE.

http://www.wildheartfilms.co.uk

TIGER BITES

They arr Tiger Bites and serve super sized Taiwanese steamed bao buns with American-fusion fillings. Some exciting flavour combinations on their menu include  ‘Peanut butter and Jelly’ Bao, consisting of home-made coconut satay sauce, crispy fried chicken (or vegan Chick’n) sticky chilli jam, fresh rocket and crushed nuts, or  bite-size pieces of popcorn chicken drizzled with sriracha infused maple syrup!Everything on our menu is available to meat-eaters and vegans alike, as we offer a choice of vegan fried chick’n or free range fried chicken.  Whose going to be first in the QEWE???

www.facebook.com/tigerbitesbao

THE WEDDING ARTIST

Unique and quirky entertainment from professional caricaturist George. With over 27 years experience and 1200 weddings to his credit, he is an expert at breaking the ice and entertaining wedding guests, while mixing and mingling. Quick draw caricatures for laughter every 4 minutes! Star quality entertainment with a difference.

https://www.facebook.com/Wedding.Caricatures

What EWE waiting for come and get your tickets here!

 

Meet the Mo Flo’s of the 2018 Autumn Show 10th-11th of November (Part 6)

So Mo Flo’s, we are almost at the end of these Blog Posts with EWE only a few weeks away!  Are EWE excited yet?? We are! We just can’t stop BLEETING about how BAD ASS its going to be!!

Come and join us at The Bond in Birmingham on the 10th and 11th November.

Get plenty of inspiration for your big day – get your tickets here

Before they sell out!!

 

MADAME B’S BOUTIQUE

Bespoke, ethical accessories for extraordinary weddings. Beth designs and makes veils, hats, headpieces, fabric jewellery and more for creative couples. Using only high quality, ethically-sourced and recycled materials, she helps people get that wedding ‘wow factor’ while staying true to their lovely weirdo selves and being kind to the planet.

https://madamebsboutique.com/

WEDPHONES

Make the best day of your life even better by enjoying WEDPHONES Silent Disco at your wedding.
You can either switch the speakers over to your silent disco later on in the evening or have the whole night silent disco. With 3 channels to choose from on their top of the range LED headphones, EWE can be sure to satisfy every musical taste at the wedding!
With WEDPHONES they can supply anything from just the headphones to a full wedding package with DJ. Their team has over 15 years experience in the industry and able to cater to whatever your needs would be.

http://www.wedphones.co.uk

 

WORKING CLASP JEWELLERY

Rebecca Cowley of Working Clasp, designs and makes ready to wear and bespoke accessories to your specification. She laser cuts her designs from a range of coloured acrylic, wood, leather, fabric and paper to make anything for your wedding from Bridal and bridesmaid headpieces and cufflinks to table decorations and cake toppers.  Whether you want a game of thrones inspired head piece or a wonder woman crown and anything in between, she can help make your wedding fantasies a reality.  She also runs jewellery making Hen parties with a range of laser cut charms for you and your hens to get creative with over cake and bubbly! Now that sounds like my kind of hen party!


 

http://www.workingclasp.com

ASSASSYNATION

Don’t get bent out of SHEEP trying to find the right photographer for your wedding. Please give a EWEge welcome back to Assassynation. Sassy is someone who is as excited about your big day as you are . Like a wedding planning friend who loves hearing all about the details in the run up to the big day!! Sassy is a wealth of wedding supplier knowledge with plenty of great advice on the tricky situations that can crop up while you’re trying to work out the details.

http://assassynation.co.uk/

 

DORIS LOVES

Temporary Tats For the punk in EWE! Choose from Doris Loves custom designs or create your own with their help. Then hire the lovely peeps of DL and their tattoo station to come and tattoo you and your guests, or if you prefer they even have a DIY version in a box. It’s EWEnique, unlike anything else and your guests will love it.
Don’t forget their battery operated light up letters for hire! Being battery operated they can go anywhere you like. What word would EWE spell out? They also offer NEONs to hire/buy.

http://www.dorisloves.co.uk

 

UNSTABLED BAR

Unstabled Ltd was founded on the principle that behind every recipe is a story. Their purpose is to learn, sample and experience why and how different cultures eat and drink the way they do.

Unstabled was created to provide a space and experience to join in on an ever-moving journey of discovery. They love to create, explore and meet good people!

The Unstabled Bar & Cafe is highly adaptable and versatile in what it offers.  The Cafe offers a variety of exotic loose leaf teas from around the globe
and experimental coffees and hot drinks.  The Bar supplies an array of seasonal, classic and experimental cocktails as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic super healthy smoothies.

They focus on the botanicals and cultural aspect of a recipe, adapting and tailoring both health benefits and taste to you!

https://www.facebook.com/culturaldrinks/

BOSTIN BRASS BAND

Bostin Brass have played soul-music through the streets of Birmingham for the best part of a decade. A New Orleans style brass band based in Birmingham

From their beginnings as a marching band in Digbeth, Birmingham, the group have taken their own brand of Brummie infused second-line around the country to wow audiences in school playgrounds, mardi gras parades, concert halls and international jazz festivals.  Wait till EWE see them at the fashion parade!

https://www.bostinbrassband.com

MIDDLE FEAST

The Middle Feast are a wedding catering and street food company with EWE in mind.  Middle eastern inspired kebabs and mezzê made fresh by people who love to cook (and EAT!).

https://www.facebook.com/themidfeast/

IRREGULAR CHOICE

If you’re looking for a shoe which is just a little bit different on your wedding day, then the fabulously quirky Irregular Choice is for EWE.
Gorgeous colour combinations, luxurious fabrics and maybe a toadstool heel or two!
You’re sure of a warm Brummie welcome when you walk through the doors of their Birmingham store- Twinkle Toes, or ‘Graham’ as he’s affectionately known in branch, our carousel horse is also waiting to greet you! We’ve grown quite a reputation for great customer service and a welcoming warm smile since opening our doors in October 2016, and many of our customers are now recognised as old friends. We have a great range of all the dynamic and EWE’nique styles you expect from Irregular Choice and of course we ooze originality, creativity and a sense of fun. Come and visit us and we will definitely add a little bit of sparkle to your step! Based in between Grand Central and the Bullring Shopping Centre, we’re in the heart of all shopping activity in the UK’s second city.

https://www.irregularchoice.com/

What EWE waiting for come and get your tickets here!