The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular – Part One

The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular had promised to, “Celebrate everything quaint, queer and weird in the wedding industry.” Their website also stated that, “Laughter was recommended and watching gorgeous Burlesque dancers was mandatory.”

It became very obvious, very quickly that this was a wedding fair like no other. I loved every wonderful, weird moment of it, but I am aware that some readers may not appreciate the mild nudity that I have included in this feature. So be warned, if you do find Burlesque style nakedness offensive do not read on!

Quirk by the Bucket Load!

I pulled up outside The Proud Cabaret, Brighton with high expectations. Could this highly unusual wedding fair quench my thirst for quirk?

Spotting a Trotter’s Van, a Rocky Horror Hearse and an A-Team Van lining the street outside the venue, clamouring through a Narnia-style wardrobe and coming face-to-face with a live owl almost blew the dial off my expectation-ometer.

Delboy's van outside The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
The Rocky Horror hearse outside the Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
The venue had a dark, slightly sultry atmosphere. There was a tingle of anything-could-happen-in-the-next-few-hours in the air. I stood agog as the delectable Dawn Gracie, ‘Ring Mistress of Ceremonies’ belted out her rendition of I Want to be Loved by You. My thirst was definitely sated!

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The vintage mistess of cremonies at The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
Ruby shoes hair acccessories.
The Quaint, Queer Wedding Spectacular crowd shots.
Below: Jewellery by Brighton based designer Miranda Smith who creates amazing pieces with a modern twist. A lot of her work can be worn by either sex, perfect for civil partnerships.

The Quaint, Queer Wedding Spectacular had same sex wedding rings.
Same sex wedding rings.
An owl at the Quaint Queer Wedding Show.
Watching a demonstration by Sussex Falconry was one of the highlights of the show. Can you imagine this little fellow flying up the aisle and delivering your rings?

An owl on stage about to fly at the Quaint Queer Wedding Show.
An owl delivering wedding rings.
A very sleepy owl.
Body art being painted.
I was blown away by the breathtaking body art of JulieArts. Watching as she created an incredibly detailed bridal bodice was mesmerising.

Painted bridal bodice at The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
Hand painted bridal bodice.
Pink top hat.
Above and below: Hats by La Dame au Beret who offer bespoke millinery. I sooooooo want the pink top hat!

Black hat at The Quaint Queer Wedding Spectacular.
Latex wedding dress at The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
What can I say about Am Statik’s amazing latex wedding dress except WOW!!! Amy won this years European Fetish Fashion Award, she is also the stunning model in these shots – you can go off some people :)

Latex wedding dress at The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
Close up of latex wedding dress.
Close up of latex wedding dress bodice.
Close up of latex wedding dress bodice.
Back of latex wedding dress.
Bride wearing latex wedding dress.
Bride wearing latex wedding dress and hair accessory at The Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Spectacular.
Unusual wedding make up.
Above: Lovely ladies modeling the make up of Millie Hetherington-Wilkes. Below: A piece from Angels Carrying Savage Weapons.

Silver collar necklace.
To finish off part one of this feature, here’s a shot of the eclectic stand of Bella Does Brighton who specialises in up-cycling everyday objects to incorporate into your wedding.

Unusual way to up-cycle dolls.
Well, that’s it for part one, but worry not – there’s masses more to come in part two. Look out for cake, cabaret and copious amounts of quirk.

Caricature of Michelle Lyndon-Dykes

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