I had been looking forward to exhibiting at Most Curious ever since being part of The Most Unusual fair, at Godwick Hall in November last year. It's one of the biggest, indie-focused wedding events in the UK, so I was delighted to be one of the sixty, hand-picked exhibitors. Most Curious has been running since 2010, and this was their 16th show, hosted for the first time by The Fire Pit Camp.
The Fire Pit is a wonderful, festival-wedding friendly venue out in The Firs in the magical Norfolk countryside – complete with the coolest festoon-light-lit industrial warehouse, yoga yurt and tipi. It's the perfect wedding venue, for every free-spirited, bohemian bride and groom. Definitely one of the coolest venues on East Anglia...it even has it's own bus!
Upon arriving, I set up my table and laid out my portfolio books – this time with the addition of the hand-painted banner and table runner I made during the run up to the show (and some copper-wire, twinkly lights!). I am really pleased with how they turned out, and think they worked really well at clearly telling visitors what I do. I am pretty chuffed with them if I'm honest.
This was a wonderful wedding fair to be a part of, and just like The Most Unusual Wedding Fair, every one of the suppliers exhibiting was of the best quality - with absolutely wonderful, unique services on offer. Every stand celebrated the quirky, unusual and bespoke items the bride and grooms visiting, were in search for. Two fantastic catwalk shows perfectly showcased the designs from the various dress designers and vintage gown curators – and I got to watch both from where my stand was positioned. The venue itself is incredibly cool, and playful. I particularly liked the giant gnomes who greet you as you enter the warehouse, and the all-inclusive toilet door signs!
Amongst my favourite exhibitors was Sugar Buttons Cakes – beautiful, artisan, celebration cakes; baked and decorated exquisitely by Imogen. The detail she puts into hand-painting them and adding finishing touches is absolutely incredible, and they provide the ultimate in wow factor.
I also fell in love with The Food Dude's waffle sticks and crepes. They cooked me up a Nutella and banana crepe for lunch. One word...delicious! Photographer, Beth Moseley and Jacqui of Wisheart Tiaras were my show neighbours, and are both absolutely wonderful at what they do (as well as being good chatters, which I always appreciate).
There was a great turnout of bride and groom-to-bes at the event and I met lots and lots of fab couples who were ready to plan their big day. My illustrations went down well with all the people I spoke to, who were keen to talk about how I they could include my illustrations in their wedding plans – whether it would be as part of their stationery, for a Fingerprint Tree, or as a keepsake portrait.
I had a great day, and would love to be part or Most Curious again next year. It's definitely a date for all boho, festival-loving couples, so put it in your diary. I hope to see you there next year to discover everything 'most curious'.