Sunday, 29 June 2014

Photo Highlights & Suppliers from the Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale at Penton Park

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We had a great time setting up shop at the last HBBS on 18th May. Don't miss our full album of all the action at Penton Park over on our Facebook page (photos by the wonderful Lydia Stamps).

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If you saw someone you liked at the event but didn't quite catch their name, here's a list of all our top suppliers in attendance.

Hosts of our vintage tea rooms... Smallpiece Catering
Pretty Post Box
Marvellous Millinery
Brides of Winchester
Meon Valley Studio
Lydia Stamps
From Peggy With Love
Olea Flowers
Kathleen Rose
The Pie Hole
Regent Tailoring
The Sweet Bus

Don't forget we're back at Penton Park for the next HBBS on Sunday 19th October 2014! If you're interested in reserving a stall contact us at

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Friday, 6 June 2014

Introducing Jimmy Bean - Gourmet food and drink truck

Here at Bridal Boot Sale HQ, we love discovering new and interesting catering options that will make your big day extra special. So we were super excited when we discovered gourmet food and drink truck Jimmy Bean.

Jimmy Bean is a converted 1954 Citroen HZ van, converted into a travelling coffee shop, serving the best coffee, soft drinks, smoothies and handmade sandwiches.

Owner James, spent 12 years working in hospitality before he started Jimmy Bean, and has taken the art of coffee making very serious since deciding on his new venture, learning everything from the brew method,  to the skills of top baristas.

We caught up with James, to find out more about Jimmy Bean.

“Jimmy Bean started with dream to run my own business without having to be tied down with premises. There were two options of vehicles I found which were good for catering, the Piaggio Ape and the Citroen H Van. The Citroen won the battle as I could fit all the equipment I needed comfortably in the back. Now here we are 8 months later offering gourmet food and drinks from Jimmy our lovingly restored Truck.

“At Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale on Sunday, stop by to try our amazing Espresso coffee from Allpress roast house, luxury hot chocolate, organic soft drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, gourmet sandwiches and wraps to include- New York Deli and Garlic and Herb roast chicken club and freshly baked sweet pastries.

“Using my experience in the hospitality industry I have built up the knowledge and experience to offer couples a professional service which can cater to the needs and wants of each individual special event. Nothing is too much trouble and we look to offer a bespoke service for each booking.

“Having dealt with high end weddings and events within my last role at the Chewton Glen Hotel I can ensure excellent service and offer quality food and drink which is local and traceable where possible.”   

Be sure to stop by for a bite to eat, and to chat to the Jimmy Bean team about hiring them for your special day!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

In the Studio with Victoria Fergusson

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Accessories designer and make-up artist Victoria Fergusson will be joining us this Sunday for the Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale at The Manor Barn in Winterbourne Stoke, near Salisbury. Victoria recently shared these wonderful images on her Facebook page (by another supplier in attendance on Sunday, Lydia Stamps), giving a peek inside her studio (follow the link to see more) - it's certainly got us excited to see her bridal collection come the weekend!

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Introducing Bridal Boutique The Organza Room

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Here at BBS HQ, we love nothing better than discovering top bridal destinations to share with our lovely brides-to-be... And so we're thrilled that the wonderful team from The Organza Room in Amesbury will be joining us at the first Wiltshire Bridal Boot Sale this Sunday, 8th June.

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Priding themselves on their personal service, the team will be bringing their expert advise and exquisite collection along on Sunday, in the form of a sample sale no less! With designers from Mori Lee to Justin Alexander and Mark Lesley, all at reduced prices, this is one event not to be missed. Catch them upstairs in the Straw Loft at our venue, The Manor Barn, Winterbourne Stoke from 11am.

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