A Most Curious Guide
We’re sure you’re already aware, but we’re big fans of a ‘treat yo’self’ day. Or weekend. A whole calendar month, if you can stretch it that far. This is why we’re lobbying for you to take a trip to London for your own health and wellbeing, and also to bless your eyes, with The Most Curious Wedding Fair at the Old Truman Brewery. It’s an incredible wedding fair for the style-savvy couple, with over 150 exhibitors who constantly push boundaries to be come the trend-makers and status-quo-shakers. The fair is pure, unadulterated fun and beauty, all geared towards helping to make your day memorable and magical. We went to last year’s fair and definitely left with a mountain of memories as well as an overwhelming feeling of magic.
For this years Most Curious Wedding Fair we’ve come up with a guide to the Best Bits to look out for. We’ll give you the key to unlocking the best of the fair, you’ll get your posse together, buy your train tickets and sort out some fizz for the way - Sound like a good plan? We think so!
Most Curious Must See:
The Styling. Although all of the exhibitors are carefully curated, there’s no overarching necessary theme banding them together, apart from the fact that they’re all sensational. However, the fair itself has a central styled theme, and every year they raise the bar (that they themselves set the year before). This year, it’s the incredible “Pinktopia and Electric Dreams”. The busy bunnies behind the fair keep it all fairly secret so it’s a nice surprise on the big day, but think neon lights, sumptuous pink velvet, iridescence and palm leaves. We’re talking heady pinks, not sickness-inducing pinks. There’s going to be some serious 80's and 90's inspiration behind the show – a gorgeous meeting of industrial elegance and soft, textured romance. As soon as you walk in, before you see any of the exhibitor’s specific stands (which will all be incredible in their own right), the Most Curious team want to give you some serious styling inspiration from the event space itself. Mystic Ellie and her crystal ball predict that it’ll renew your love for pink, and make you see it in a completely different way. On top of that, the Old Truman Brewery is a giant, white-walled blank page, so it can really give you a sense of what your venue as a whole could look like, and gets your mind whirring as to the look you want to create.
- The Famouses. You’ll recognise loads of the names at the Fair instantly – Kat from Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride, for example, has a stand at this year’s fair (squeal!), alongside luxury British bridalwear designer Halfpenny London – who’s been worn by Kate Moss, no biggy – and queens of incredible rainbow goodness, Meringue Girls, who brighten up our instagram feed, and everyone else’s, on the daily. These are the kind of people I follow on instagram, and don’t even think about being real people, that’s how enviably cool and inspiring they are. Turns out (who knew?) that they’re real people, and moreover real people who really want to help make your wedding the day you want it to be. Sweeeeeeeet!
- And the not yet famouses. Up and coming, underground artists, movers and shakers, history makers – whatever you want to call it, they’re in abundance too. The amazing thing about the MC directory is that they support all levels of business, from those that are fully-fledged, to those in their infancy. If you don’t already follow the exhibitor before you meet them, you’ll make sure you click their follow button as soon as you leave—they’re just simply all that good. In fact, MC dedicate a whole portion of their show to their bridalNEXT! exhibitors, who must have set their businesses up within the past 2 years, and not before. They, and their goods/services, thrive on this platform.
The catwalk. What would any wedding fair be without a catwalk? MC bring together fashion of all different formats to the public, to give you a taste of the broad spectrum of bridal fashion nowadays. Last year, for example, we were blown away by the combination of logo t-shirts and fluffy jumpers with tulle skirts. The look was sweet, chic and mind-blowingly awesome. There’s no pretence here either: you can get up close to the designs, speak to the designers, and see what they can do for you. Makes a difference to seeing one clunkily drift down a Perspex runway 23 rows in front of you, hey?!
The difference. A Most Curious Wedding Fair are definitely the fair with a difference. They want to provide alternative ways of looking at things, booking things, and doing things, so that you’re not stuck either having a cookie-cutter wedding you’re unhappy with, or left to struggle on your own and face an insurmountable task solo (well, not solo, but with your partner by your side). This is fairly obvious in everything mentioned above, but MC definitely bring it down to, the last detail. For example, they’re not only offering the usual wedding fair bubbles, but will have a wide selection of booze and brews on offer. If you’re a big fan of craft beer—and, if you’re from Yorkshire, isn’t it a statistical probability that you are?!—or you fancy focusing with coffee, they’re on offer too. You can do MC your way!
The vibe. This last point is both a point in it’s own right, but also a form of conclusion. Most Curious has a one of a kind vibe, that I think only comes with the culmination of the hard work of creatives who genuinely care. Sure, they’re so talented I could cry just to be around them, but the exhibitors are full of advice, experience and vision that they want to share with you, to make your day great. What’s really fab about them is that they refuse to go down the hard-sell route. They know their clients and that their work shines best as a meeting of minds. If you’re right for them, you’ll see that, and you’ll book them. They don’t resort to scare tactics or pushiness, which means you can saunter around stress-free. In turn, this means you can truly enjoy it, with no worries, and just good vibes!