Mar 9, 2011

The Handmade Wedding Collective:

With the wedding season fast approaching The Handmade Wedding Collectives event at Craft Central is a perfect place for some extra special wedding purchases.

The Handmade Wedding Collective is a showcase exhibition of UK designer-makers creating beautiful, unique wedding products - from bridal garters in vintage lace to personalised cake-toppers and bespoke ties!

For brides and grooms who want their wedding/civil partnership ceremony to be as individual as they are. With the current resurgence of interest in both craft and ethical shopping, many couples are looking away from the highstreet when shopping for their wedding, but it can be a time-consuming challenge for brides/grooms to source beautifully crafted or alternative wedding products - which is where the Handmade Wedding Collective comes in! This exhibition showcases work ranging from exquisite jewellery and fashion to embellished vintage crockery, contemporary cuff-links, one-off hats and fascinators, hand-crafted shoes, bridal garters and much more, all handmade by independent UK designer-makers.
As part of the exhibition there will be a late night shopping event on Wednesday 16th March, from 6-8pm. There will be amazing wedding cake to sample from Craft Cakes, free beer from Meantime Brewing and free entry into a fantastic GIVE-AWAY COMPETITION, for the chance to win a wonderful handmade prize by Lou Rota!! you can also grab a goody bag from The Wedding Collectives sponsors Etsy
As well as the upcoming exhibition, The Handmade Wedding Collective operates as a directory of wedding related designer-makers.
Links to websites for each of the craftspeople involved in the collective can be found on their website's ‘Buy Handmade’ pages at 

Exhibition venue: Craft Central Showcase Space, 33-35 St John’s Square, London, EC1M 4DS (near Farringdon Tube)

Dates: 15th-20th March 2011

Opening times: 12-6.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, 12-4pm Sunday Late night shopping event (with cake sampling and give-away competition!): 6-8pm Wed 16th March Entry is FREE All work on display will be for sale

Exhibitors Include:
Aelska – laser sliced lace fashion pieces
A Alicia Wedding – bridal garters and accessories handmade using vintage textiles
Blue Eyed Girl – jewellery combining textiles and metals
Book Worm Eats Flower – stunning bespoke bouquets of handmade paper flowers
Daniele Geargeoura – exquisite contemporary jewellery and cufflinks
Cinderela B - Contemporary jewellery
Hatastic! – fabulous bespoke hats and fascinators
Hetty Rose – exquisite hand-crafted bridal shoes
Isamo Crochet – gorgeous crochet jewellery
Lou Rota – embellished and updated vintage crockery and cake stands
Peggy Bamford – hand-crafted and bespoke silk ties
Rosalind Price-Cousins – stunning textile based fashion accessories
Rose Sharp Jones – knitted bridal accessories including shawls and gloves
Toft Porcelain – ceramic cake toppers, vases and ring-bowls

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