Trying to get your vintage wedding business noticed on a large scale? Enter this new competition from The National Vintage Wedding Fair today and you could get free promotion for a year!


The team behind the original UK Vintage Wedding Fair have launched an award to celebrate the new and exciting talent in the vintage wedding industry today. They have recognised that it can sometimes be hard to get your foot in the door, or even to know where to start to get promotion in the early stages of a business. It can also be difficult to get the funds to advertise and to be able to meet and network with more established businesses which can really help to get your brand recognised.

The Something New Award has been created by Kate and Adam Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair to celebrate early successes, and to offer new companies a helping hand on their journey. The award’s name plays on the traditional wedding rhyme, ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’.


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“We want to give an opportunity for new wedding businesses who have embraced the vintage style to showcase their work to others in the industry as well as to thousands of vintage loving brides and grooms,” explains Kate. “The winner will receive an exhibition space at one of our events, free advertising for a year as well as a promotional blog feature.”

“Our fair is recognised by our couples as celebrating true vintage style, with hundreds of original vintage gowns at every event,” adds Adam. “We also showcase the best florists, cake makers, photographers, musicians, stationery designers and more, so this competition is open to anyone in the wedding industry. There are only two rules – their business must be less than 12 months old and must be vintage or vintage-inspired.”


The award is judged by industry experts who immerse themselves in vintage design and weddings on a daily basis – Annabel Beeforth from Love My Dress, Kiera Buckley-Jones from Homes and Antiques magazine, the team from Stitch, Craft, Create – an incredibly popular craft blog – and last but not least Sophie Grabham, Deputy Editor from Wedding Ideas!


“Our judges are recognised as creative women who have successfully achieved in their chosen field and we are honoured to have them on board,” says Kate. “This is a great opportunity for newcomers to be noticed by some of the best, which usually takes years.”


This could be the perfect chance for your new business to shine in the vintage world which celebrates wonderful things from the past!

To enter visit for an application form and all the terms and conditions – just make sure you enter by Friday 25th July!

Photography: Binky Nixon Photography
Hair: Sarah Dunn
Location: Moggerhanger Park
Model: Elizabeth Parker