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.
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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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.
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?
I was blown away by the breathtaking body art of JulieArts. Watching as she created an incredibly detailed bridal bodice was mesmerising.
Above and below: Hats by La Dame au Beret who offer bespoke millinery. I sooooooo want the pink top hat!
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
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.
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.