Friday, 22 March 2013

Workshop 22

Engagement rings, wedding rings or bridal jewellery, here at workshop 22 you can create your own unique and wonderful wedding jewellery.

Be it something understated and stylish, or a flamboyant work of art, together we will create your perfect piece.

You can design and make it yourself under the skilled guidance of our experienced tutors or commission us to make your designs reality.  Workshop 22 is the perfect venue for adding that personal twist to your wedding experience.

Spend a day with the one you love making your own wedding rings and create memories to cherish forever. Enjoy a day of friendship and laughter while making the jewellery you will wear on your special day. Stand out from the crowd and design a ring that is truly unique and personal and we will be delighted to make it for you at workshop 22 in our onsite studio.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Noel Deasington Photography

Noel is a wedding photographer based in Bristol where he lives with his partner and their dog Leonard. Noel's style is creative and relaxed and through his reportage style of photography he tell's the story of your wedding from start to finish and takes beautiful, creative and unique portraits throughout the day.

'I'm so excited to be part of such a unique event. I'm looking 
forward to meeting all the weird and wonderful couples''

''There are so many amazing moments at weddings and I just want to capture them all. I am truly passionate about catching all the beautiful moments at your wedding and it makes me immensely happy to do so. It’s a privilege to be part of the most important celebration of your life and to capture all of the 
details that make your wedding unique.''

Noel has been an avid collector of unusual and antique cameras for over 10 years and through this he discovered a passion for film photography, a passion which still influences and inspires his photography today. In 2009 Noel invested in a digital camera and a friend asked him if he would be interested in taking some photos of their wedding, after this he was hooked and discovered a passion and talent for documenting weddings in a creative and unobtrusive way.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Grace Kingsley MUA

Grace was our first port of call when we decided to put together our photo shoot. She pulled together a fantastic team and we were able to create some fantastic shots thanks to her and her teams wild imagination! 

I have worked with in the Make Up and Beauty industry for just over ten years and absolutely love it! I get to work with loads of different people, play with make up and be creative nearly every day.

I have worked in Fashion, Film & TV, Music Videos and have even taught at the London Make Up School but have always specialised in Weddings along the way.Working with brides is great as you get to make them look and feel fabulous on their special day. I work with them from their first phone call or email to plan a look at their trial right through to the last lip stick check before they walk out the door to walk down the isle! 

Over the years I have worked with Bristol Fashion Week, Tres Chic magazine, west weddings, Beautiful Brides, Trap Magazine, ITV to name a few but now I am able to add The Weird and Wonderful Wedding World to my list which has been amazing! This has been one of my favourite projects and it gives endless possibilities to how a bride can look on her special day!I am trianed in all aspects of Make Up, not just the pretty stuff! I come with lots of experience and a huge amount of passion and knowledge.You can find my portfolio at or have a little tweet with me at Graceyk_MUA!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Gwen's Bridal Bizzaar

Come along and meet the team behind the new wedding blog for all of you in Wales and the South West – Gwen’s Bridal Bazaar.  We are dedicated to bringing you innovative, sumptuous full of unique style savvy content articles.

Here at Gwen’s we completely understand sometimes you need to be swept away far from the maddening wedding crowd!! - So many people are quick to tell you how it “should be done”. Well not here at Gwen’s; we aim to help you break the traditional wedding mould and encourage you to make bold choices that will help you reflect your personality throughout your big day!!!

We are a small blog new to the wedding world but with plenty of personality and we readily welcome suppliers who can cater for everyone from punks to rockabilly kings, from vintage babes to steampunks, and from mods to goths, geeks and gamers.

A taster of what we love - Sparkles, Blogging, Pizza, Polkadots, Lace, Peacock Feathers, Tim Burton, Chocolate, Sleeping, Whiskey (neat of course), Red Lippie!!!!

Fancy anything you like the look of my pretties?? Then be sure to come along and check us out so we can chat all about the “filthy gorgeous” wedding elements of your special day while you enter our wonderful wedding element competition!!! If you can’t wait to read more we are here –

Helen xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013


We have spent the last couple of weeks with our heads locked in to our design programmes here at the WWWW Bristol head office, tirelessly putting together our OFFICIAL magazine, to bring you the best alternative suppliers and inspiration in the wedding world.

We held back our best shots from the epic photo shoot and kept you waiting for weeks on end, but we can finally announce that the best picks from the shoot are released in the mag.

We have teamed up with the lovely gorgeous girlies at Bespoke Bride to bring you a very colourful DIY to help with the decoration for your big day.

We have released all our official exhibitors for the show and we have carefully hand picked the awesome suppliers featured in the magazine to help you chose the best, most alternative suppliers in the industry to help create your big day YOUR way!

Without further ado we are very pleased to announce that the magazine is on sale for £3.50 in digital format or you can order your printed copy for just £4.50! (If you buy a Print copy you automatically get a free digital copy!)

Weird and Wonderful Wedding World Magazine Issue 1
24 pages, published 3/15/2013
Includes the Best Alternative Wedding Suppliers and inspiration for your Alternative Wedding

We will also be giving away the first 100 glossy copies for FREE at the #WWWWBristol Show, so be sure to turn up from 6pm on Saturday 13th to At-Bristol to receive your copy.  Don't forget to register via our website to receive FREE entry into the show and your FREE Kir Royal!! This show really has been put on to help you wonderful brides plan the most alternative wedding out there.

We will have a raffle on the night giving away some amazing prizes and discounts from our exhibitors and you will be able to book in for one of our three Fashion Show's under the Stars in the Planetarium. You can chose from 7.30pm, 8.30pm or 9.30pm showings, each running for half an hour. You'll get to see our exhibitors' dresses modelled by the gorgeous WWWW models from the photo shoot in between two short viewings of the starry night sky.

We will also be giving away a prize for the best dressed on the night so be sure to put on your glad rags (sparkles encouraged!) and come and join us for what is set to be the most fun wedding show in Bristol!!

Can't wait to see you there!

Lots of Love
Emily and Ali! xxxx

Friday, 15 March 2013

Hoochie Coochie Sunday Social

To mark the launch of what promises to be one of Bristol's hottest events, Hoochie Coochie have teamed up wit Bristol Vintage and are giving away 6 tickets to one lucky winner for the first Sunday Social!

To enter the draw just answer the following question: "Who is the curator & Art Director of Hoochie Coochie Kabaret?" (take a look at the Hoochie Coochie site for your clue).

Send your answer, by 6 pm on Friday 15th to:, along with your name and address.  Tickets will be drawn on the evening of Friday, 15th March.

Here's all the info, and watch out for more Sunday Socials over the coming months!

5-11pm, Sunday 17th March, Mauretania Bar and Lounge, Park Street, BS1
Contact Keda Breeze: and Bristol Ticket Shop

"Have you fancied the idea of living it up in a private members' club but thought that it might be a bit, well ... not quite your scene?  Well now Sunday Social, the latest spin off event from Hoochie Coochie, the renowned Bristol creators of super fun parties, could be the latest addition to your weekend.  Sunday Social combines the decadence of the Mauretania's Members Room with kitsch entertainment and Sunday afternoon fun.

It is to be spread over five lavish wood-panelled rooms of the Mauretania and Java on Park Street in Bristol City centre.  Sunday Social interactive games and fun, mixing and mingling with new and old friends.  There will be a games room hosted by our showboys and showgirls where you can play the likes of Jenga, Connect Four, card games and Twister!

Expect other ridiculous delights such as 80's karaoke, Rock 'N Roll Bingo and pole dancing unicorn.  to get you in the party mood the cocktails will be two for one all night.  Later in the night things will gravitate to The Ballroom with DJ LloydiTron (Wonky) where apparently there really is a light-up dance floor!

Sunday Social has more emphasis on the interactive elements of the Hoochie Coochie than a big stage show, but still expect knock-our performances from the likes of cabaret luminary Audacity Chutzpah, the brilliantly crap failed tribute act, Fanny Fontaine, and belly dance star Natty Bom Batty.

The Mauretania was, in fact, the first ever building in Bristol where Hoochie Coochie was hel, back in 2005.  Since then, Hoochie Coochie really has created some really large scale events and is one of the most nationally renowned shows of its kind.  Hoochie Coochie's producer Keda Breeze says "I am really thrilled to be returning to the Mauretania.  I like to create experiences as well as shows, and for me an experience starts with setting it in a special location, and you really couldn't get any more wonderful than this building".

That all-important question of what to wear?  As always, dressing up is big business at Hoochie Coochie.  The theme for Sunday Social is OTT and 'dress to impress': glamour, glitter, evening wear or ANYTHING flamboyant.  Hoochie Coochie say they don't really mind what you wear so long as you make an effort.  It's not compulsory to dress up, but apparently, if you don't you will probably wish you did!

Tickets cost £9 and are available from the Hoochie Coochie website and from Bristol Ticket Shop.  This is an exclusive event with limited capacity so, as always, with Hoochie Coochie advance booking is strongly recommended.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Emily Garrod Bespoke Dressmaker

Emily strives to make you feel comfortable, happy and beautiful in your dress. She is full of ideas and can help you to choose the best styles, colours and fabrics to suit you. A bespoke dress will be made to a client’s exact measurements. Their colouring, individual style and personality will all be taken into consideration throughout the design and making process. 

Fabrics and the process of dress making captured Emily’s imagination from a young age. At the age of five Emily had her first sewing lesson with her Grandmother on an ancient Singer sewing machine. The same machine resides in her studio today, still stitching perfectly.

In 1999 Emily moved to Dubai with her family and went to secondary school there. Dubai’s material souks held many wonders and indulged her love and excitement for fabric.  

Too young to attend basic pattern cutting classes, she sent her mother on her behalf.
 After A Levels in England, Emily went on to complete a Fashion Studies degree at the Arts Institute Bournemouth, graduating in 2010.

Emily has great empathy with people and loves to design clothes to suit their figure and personality. She feels her most successful work is created when designing for a specific individual. Emily enjoys creating outfits which can be worn over a lifetime and not just for one season.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Professor Maelstromme

Professor Maelstromme is the alter Ego of artist Amanda Scrivener.  She presents a sumptuous collection of accessories, inspired by history, infused with drama and perfected in the crucible of her imagination.  Bespoke pieces are my passion and my imagination knows no bounds!  I like to call my creations demented Victoriana.  I studied jewellery design, production, metal work, silversmithing and textiles at Art College. 

I enjoy working with leather, metal, fabrics, lace, vintage artifacts to make a range of accessories including hats, spats, jewellery and belts. I am inspired by Gaslight Romance, Gothic, Steampunk and Historical places.   

 "All in all the professors curiosities have been hailed as imaginative oddities epitomizing the rich landscape of steampunk design"

Thursday, 7 March 2013

The BelleFleurs

"Beauty, Comedy and Aural Sex"

The BelleFleurs will be performing well-known favourite songs with beautifully-arranged harmonies and a sharp comic twist. - they are most certainly not your usual girl group!
With comedy patter and PVC, alongside original arrangements of songs from artists as diverse as Electric 6,Ella Fitzgerald, Katy Perry and Motorhead and many more....

The girls add a bit of naughtiness and SteamPunk/Goth Glamour with a 40’s twist to your wedding reception!