Thursday, 21 April 2011

Fascinating Airyfairies

Today I am blogging about my new class on Tuesday 24th May at the gorgeous Airyfairy cupcakes on School Lane, Didsbury. As you can see below it is a haven of kitsch, vintage gorgeousness! With lots of scrummy cakes thrown in! The shop has a fab classroom upstairs and this is where I am hosting Didsbury's first vintage themed fascinator and hair accessory workshop. It will be a fun packed, inspiring 2.5 hours of creative crafting with fabric, ribbons, buttons and jewellery. Oh and did I mention there will be tea and cake or bubbly? Plus you get to go home with something totally unique made by your own fair hands, helped a little by me, so don't be scared! What could be better on a usually boring Tuesday evening?

Please contact me at or access this email address via my website where there are more details about my bespoke business. Let me know if you have unusual colour requirements and feel free to bring anything along that you may like to use such as a favourite bit of jewellery.

Classes cost £30 inclusive of all materials and refreshments. Payment is via my secure paypal account.

Details also on

Hope to see you there 6.30 pm on Tuesday 24th May. I can thorougly recommend the cupcakes too at

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Michael and Gemma's Highland Fling

Another chance to catch up this afternoon and blog a few of last years Silver Sixpence brides. This time round it was all about the bridemaids. 2 gorgeous little girls called Lauren and Rowan. As flower girls for their parents Michael and Gemma at their Scottish themed wedding in Melrose at the gorgeous Dryburgh abbey

Michael and gemma had a humanist ceremony complete with hand tying and highland dancing. Then it was onto a wedding breakfast of haggis with a ceilidh for the evening entertainment. Could it be more Scottish?!

To compliment their dresses Gemma wanted the girls to have custom made oversized bows with pearls and sparkles for their hair. Here are a few pics of the girls looking very cute indeed, thanks to Michael and Gemma for asking me to be involved and lots of luck for your future together all 4 of you!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A Sunny day in Lemington

It was a glorious sunny day on Sunday at the first ever Lemington Vintage Wedding Fair but that didn't stop the brides to be coming out in force to see us. It was held at the fabulous Assembly- complete with Tammy Wynette's caravan in the basement as a bridal changing room! You had to see it! The day was packed with vintage glamour and songs a plenty from the Polka Dot Dolls The gorgeous girls are below along with the fabulous ceiling in the main hall and of course a couple of shots of me in action on the day.

Below is the lovely Lena garter which went on the day to one soon to be Lemington Bride and a collection of new headpieces - all available to buy on Folksy this week too

Popular on the day were the lavender filled bouquet charms that were showed off so well by hanging them from the gorgeous bouquet below done by my fab florist friend Laura Coleman-

So, a few highlights for me in terms of the other stall holders. A lovely lady called Katrina from Whimsical Wishes came over and introduced herself. Like myself she has started her business through getting married - she makes gorgeous stationery so check out

It was good to meet the Rachel of Rachel Simpson shoes and we had a good old natter about our bygone days working at hectic retail head offices and how we don't miss it one bit!

And below is Cheryl of Vintage Glamour days- another ex retail lady! Having given up visual merchandising she has turned her very talented hand to running vintage style afternoon tea parties and crockery hire. Her caravan Audrey was the talk of the place- check out for more info. I hope to be working with Cheryl possibly in the future.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Airy Fairy classes

Join me on 24th May at Airyfairy cupcakes in Didsbury for a class in crafting your own beautiful vintage style fascinators and hair accessories- perfect for all those summer weddings! Classes include materials and cost £30 for 2.5 hrs- it will be very relaxed and you get to leave with something totally unique- see their website for details
Here are a few ideas of what you could end up creating...
Contact me directly to book your place- there are only 10 slots available. I can take group bookings too. or @Silversixpence1 or facebook

Monday, 4 April 2011

Lemington Spa Vintage Wedding Fair

Evening all Silver Sixpence followers. Just a quick note to say we are off to Lemington Spa on Sunday for the next Vintage Wedding Fair. It is being held at The Assembly on Spencer Street from 11am-4pm. Check out their website to register your interest or more details of exhibitors. Silver Sixpence have a new look stand and some new products and ideas to tempt you brides to be

See you Sunday!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Des and Gemma's London wedding

Finally, a blog about some of last years Silver Sixpence brides. Des and Gemma got married last October at Islington Townhall in London and had a fabulous city chic wedding complete with London bus, a reception at the Globe on the South Bank and a casino party. Gemma had a real retro 50s vibe to her look in her made to measure prom style dress and a spotty retro fascinator made by me complete with a gorgeous birdcage veil and vintage brooch embellishment.

Gemma sent me a few wedding pics for the blog. How gorgeous does she look! Loving Des's look too- very sharp. It looks like it was a brilliant day. How cool are the pics with St Pauls in the background!