On Sunday 1st September, the Hampshire Boot Sale opens its doors once again with a host of newly-weds setting up shop with their pre-loved wedding items, plus select local businesses presenting unique products, inspiration and handy DIY tips. Brides and Grooms-to-be can this time soak up the exquisite surroundings of Parallel Venues' Cams Hall in Fareham, Hampshire, whilst perusing the stalls and stopping for a spot of afternoon tea from 11am until 2pm. Entrance is just £2 per person. Here is just a little sneak preview of some of the people you can meet on the day…
On the ground floor, you’ll find newlyweds selling on their preloved wedding items in the Garden Room. There’ll be everything from vintage tea cups, dresses, decorated jam jars, shoes, veils, photobooth props, vintage suitcases. Whatever your wedding theme, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy!
Step out of the Garden Room onto the back lawn, and enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake in our pop up tea room, hosted once again by the amazing Smallpiece of Cake, all housed in a beautifully decorated marqee, supplied by 3 Men and a Marquee and dressed by our event styling company What Peggy Did Next. All of the vintage crockery will be supplied by Sheil’s Crockery Company, so make sure you pick up some of their hire details!
Also on the lawn you can grab a bite to eat with The Gentleman’s Burger Company (sure to be a hit with your Groom!), speak with the super talented Angela Ward-Brown about her unique photography offer (it involves a converted ice cream van!!) and take a peak at Vintage Dotty!
Venture back into the house, and upstairs to the Oval Room, where you will find a handpicked selection of suppliers, all who can add a special finishing touch to your day. You’ll find stationary by Paper Magpie (who also designs our HBBS artwork!), personalised bunting from Larlieboo Bunting, Pretty Postbox’s, prop hire from Teacups and Tandems, vintage clobber from HBBS regular What Alice Found. You can even find out more about making your own wedding rings with Jeweller Olivia Lowe from Meon Valley Studio, and step into a photobooth, provided by Fishee Designs.
Once you’ve got all of your suppliers sorted, visit the second floor, and our Beauty Boudoir. The Fairy Godmothers will be sprinkling their magic over you, with hair, nails, and make up by MUS and HBBS friend Vicky Bunting. Uptown Curls will also be in the Boudoir, doing vintage style hair trials. Get a mini make over, and pick up some top tips for your big day.
Make sure you get your photo taken in the photo booth once you’re all made up. And then surely it’s time for tea again?
We can’t wait to see lots of you there on Sunday. Give us a shout on Twitter and Facebook if you’ll be coming along!