The National Vintage Wedding Fair launched on Valentine’s Day 2010 in Harrogate, UK. It was the first wedding fair of its kind, and has provided inspiration and wedding attire for hundreds of brides over the last 7 years. With over 400 vintage wedding gowns at every event which date from the 1920s to 1970s, it has become a “must go to” day out for every vintage loving bride with her family and friends. Alongside finding the perfect dress, the event showcases the best British vintage exhibitors including amazing florists, photographers, jewellery, stylists, entertainers and hair stylists.
Winner of The Best Vintage Wedding Fair award at the National Vintage Awards, 2013 as well as receiving regular press in publications and blogs such as Love My Dress and Homes and Antiques, The National Vintage Wedding Fair is run by Kate Beavis.
Kate is a vintage expert; writer and speaker and blogs here. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post and magazines such as The Lady, Wedding Ideas, Reloved and Real Homes. She is also the wedding editor of Vintage Life magazine.
Kate knows what it takes to create a vintage wedding. In the middle of a meadow under a tree, wearing a 1950s dress, clutching a flower brooch bouquet and amazing bright red shoes, Kate married Adam with their children as best boy and girl in August 2012. A real DIY affair, with oodles of vintage touches and tonnes of bright colour, they did it their way…read about it here. They now want to ensure that others too can find their special dress and create their perfect vintage wedding day.
Meet The Team
Ali McBride is the Event Manager for the south west of England. She is the owner of hitched in vintage, she makes vintage-inspired wedding and occasion gowns as well as stocking some beautiful vintage pieces. Away from that she is a craft nut who will have a go creating, repairing, renovating or repurposing anything that is lying around. She loves a spot of weightlifting and walking her springer spaniel Rosie. She really dislike sprouts and dishes that combine fruit & meat!
Stephanie Moran is the Event Manager for the north of England. She is the owner and designer of ‘Stephanie Moran Couture’ offering a welcoming, individual experience for the modern bride and bridal party. Her wedding dresses ooze elegance and vintage glamour, leaving each and every bride with the confidence to feel empowered in her gown and look breathtaking on her wedding day. Her style Icons are Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, and Daphne Guinness.