Polka Dots and Pearls is an events planning and design company, specialising in Vintage and Retro themed events.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

October Events for Polka Dots and Pearls

We have two fairs confirmed for October - these will be our first fairs and we are very excited.

The first fair we will be attending is a Vintage Fair by Victoria Claire - this takes place on 9th October in Westhoughton near Bolton. It is the first fair of this sort in the local area so we are very excited and hope to see lots of people there.

 The plans and preparation for our stall are coming together nicely and we hope to stand out amongst the others. Anybody coming to this fair will find a huge variety of vintage and retro stalls, from cupcakes to jewellery to vintage clothes and retro homeware to us, events planning, photoshoots, tea parties, dessert buffets and photobooths.

 Our next fair is Alternative Bridal Fair in Manchester on 23rd October. Again there will be a wide variety of stalls here, but the will be based around weddings unlike the previous fair.

I love the idea of Alternative bridal fairs, I know when I was getting married and looking for ideas and suppliers I was unable to find much locally that suited my needs. I attended local bridal fairs but they were all aimed at the more traditional weddings, which mine definitely wasn't.

I'm looking forward to meeting lots more local businesses and I can't wait to see all the fantastic retro/vintage products and services that everybody has to offer.

I hope both these fairs go well and hope there to be many more in the future!


Polka Dots and Pearls Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago Polka Dots and Pearls and Nomnom Photography teamed up with Cyanide Kiss for a photoshoot. The shoot was to advertise the photoshoot packages that we offer, and Cyanide Kiss were kind enough to lend us some of their gorgeous dresses for the photos.

We went up to the Rivington near Bolton and took some gorgeous photo's in the grounds of castle ruins. The location was gorgeous and the model, Kara, gave us some fantastic photos.

These photographs are taken in a wedding dress and are very classy and elegant - these kind of photo's would be lovely for a bride as another memory of her big day and her fantastic dress.

Since I got married I have had my own Rock the Frock shoot planned, so here are a few of my photo's - I wanted my shoot to be quite fun and full of my personality. The drop from where I was standing was a very long way down.

After the wedding dress shoot, Kara popped on a fifties style dress made by Oh My Honey and had a stroll through some lovely fields full of Lavender - these photo's are gorgeous, Nomnom Photography has worked the colours really well and I adore the editing to make the colours stand out.

Any dress can be used for these kind of shoots, it is a fantastic way of getting another use out of that special dress, it could be a bridesmaid dress, a prom dress or even just a dress you have that you really like and would love to have some amazing photos taken in it for your memories.

Take a look - doesn't Kara look stunning!

Here's a couple more location photo's that we did in a Cyanide Kiss dress.

After finishing the location shoots, we then went back to Nomnom's studio for some pin-up style shoots - these were good fun, and again another thing that I had planned for myself since getting married. The photoshoots that I wanted are what gave me the idea to set up Polka Dots and Pearls - I think everyone should be encouraged to have a retro photoshoot at some point, they are so much fun!

The dresses that were lent to us by Cyanide Kiss are worn by Kara in these shoots. They are such gorgeous dresses and Laura is a brilliant designer.

 And here's a few photo's from my shoot - again I wanted to have fun with them and I am so happy with the final results.

If you'd like a photoshoot similar to any these please get it touch either by email or on my website - www.polkadotsandpearls.co.uk.

Huge thanks to Nomnom Photography, Cyanide Kiss and Kara Sharpe for all your help with the photoshoot.