Beautiful vintage inspired gowns by Sally Lacock

Well, The Wedding Project is going to be one haven of beautiful dresses on Sunday with a gorgeous array of dresses for all you blushing brides-to-be to try on the day!

We are delighted to have Sally Lacock’s beautiful vintage inspired gowns joining our bridal boudoir and I’m sure they will look absolutely beautiful!


Another beautiful dress exhibitor graces our bridal boudoir!

We are delighted to announce that the beautiful and unique dresses from Allbone & Trimit will be adorning our bridal boudoir for all you brides to be to swoon over!

Come along to meet the lovely Catherine and see some of her amazing designs!

Delicious delights from French Made! A free wedding cake worth £300!

The fabulous people at French Made are kindly offering an exciting giveaway for brides-to-be when booking one of their gorgeous dessert tables (including goodies and styling!) ~ a free wedding cake worth £300!

Another great reason to come along and meet our beautiful exhibitors!

Vintage eyes and lips at just £10 from an amazing make up artist? Can’t argue with that!

Good morning!

Well, well, well another exciting announcement to make! We are delighted to announce that the amazing Joyce from Brides and Beauty will be offering vintage eyes and lips for just £10 to brides-to-be upstairs in our bridal boudoir!

As if you needed another reason to come along! We simply cannot wait to see everyone loooking beautiful!


More fabulous exhibitors to feast your eyes upon!

Boy are you guys in for a treat on 11th March at the beautiful Sutton House!

We are very proud to confirm some more amazing exhibitors for all the wonderful guests to meet on the day!

Have a browse below and click through to their sites to see the fabulous products & supplies they offer! We simply cannot wait to see Sutton House set up in all its beauty on the day!

Sabina Motasem dresses



Jewellery By Design










New workshop added ~ Make your own birdcage veil!

We are delighted to announce that the fabulous Charlotte from Charlotte Rose Designs will be running a workshop at the fair to make your very own birdcage veil for your special day! Just how amazing is that? And, even better, the workshop is just £15 when booked in advance!

Don’t miss out – get your place booked today!

Book your workshop in advance for an amazing £15!

So crafty brides – are you ready? We are now taking bookings for the Wedding Project’s delightful DIY workshops for you to make something unique and beautiful for your special day and beyond! If you’re up for learning a new skill and taking home everything you need to continue making personalised items for your wedding, then you simply need one of these workshops!

Our workshops will be run by experienced and extraordinarily talented people who make even the trickiest craft easy for any DIY enthusiastic. No experience of the crafts is necessary and all materials will be provided. You will enjoy a fun-packed 50 minutes learning a new skill and have the end result to take home to use on your special day! What’s more, you will be able to buy packs to recreate your bespoke item in the comfort of your own home should you need more for your wedding party!

For a bargain price of £15 (when pre-booked) you will receive a fantastically bespoke product and a brand new skill! Who could ask for more?!

Workshops – all £20 (or £15 when pre-booked)

Wooden bunting

Learn how to decorate wooden bunting in your own unique style in keeping with your wedding colours. Using the Decopatch technique you’ll learn how to transfer your designs on pre-cut bunting and how to put it all together to make a fantastic alternative to this classic decoration

Felt flower buttonholes

You’ll learn how to make your own felt using soap and water in your choice of colours. Then learn how to make a flower corsage that can be worn by the bridal party as a button hole. This is the perfect alternative to the traditinal flower button hole and will last forever!

Paper cutting

Learn how to make your own wedding stationery and paper decorations for your big day. Use beautiful paper windmills instead of a bouquet or paper lanterns at your reception.


To book your place, please visit and click on “The Wedding Project at Sutton House”.

Workshops will run throughout the day starting at 11am.



We cannot wait to see all you crafty brides busy beavering away on these fantastic crafts!


Let’s start the project!

A huge hello and welcome to the first ever post from The Wedding Project! We are thrilled to announce that we’re ready to launch the project for 2012 and hope you will join us on our journey! Uninspired by outdated walk-through wedding fairs? Want something interactive and inspirational for your wedding planning journey? Then follow us for we will surely show you the way!

So, who are we and what are we all about?

The Wedding Project is the brain-child of Laura of Just-Married Photography and Karen of Retrospective Bride who have teamed up to transform the world of wedding fairs! We started the project after finding the current offering of fairs impersonal and dull for both brides and exhibitors alike and wanted to create events which would share the amazing talents of wedding suppliers in the South East with the creative brides out there. We especially adore eco-friendly and handmade weddings which truly capture the individual personalities of brides & grooms to be.

Luckily for us, the beautiful Sutton House National Trust property was kind enough to allow us to use its amazing venue as the heart of The Wedding Project.

The Project

The ethos behind the whole project is creativity. Finding inspiration for your wedding day isn’t about seeing one idea and trying to make it fit. It’s about being true to yourself and reflecting your personalities and relationship to your loved ones on the day. But every bride needs a little guidance in a world seeped in wedding magazines, fairs and blogs and sometimes it’s difficult to hold on to the fact that your wedding needs to be as unique as you are when you are bombarded with imagery everyday. Creating a bespoke wedding is easier achieved when you go that extra mile to create elements of it yourself and, with The Wedding Project, you can not only find that perfect look but also learn a new skill to use for your special day. That’s why we are making interactive workshops a central part of our fair to make it as “hands on” as possible. This isn’t just a show – it’s an experience.