Gemma Sangwine

Unique and bespoke millinery, fascinators and bridal tiaras

A day out at the Zoo…for Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

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The last few months have been focused on making new bridal pieces for the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair. So focussed in fact that as I packed up the new stock at the studio I just kept finding more and more of it, pieces that I’d made and had then melted into the background as my workbench turned into a creative frenzy of sinamay fascinator bases, feathers and vintage costume jewellery.

Bridal montageAbove are some fascinators with birdcage veils, carefully packed up for transportation, and out on display on my stall

I had a great day, as always with these events it’s refreshing to get out of the studio, show off my wares, get feedback from the public, and bond with fellow makers and fans of vintage. The venue was beautiful too, the Clifton Pavillion in the grounds of Bristol Zoo!

My stall at BVWedFeairA special mention to Delia of Flo-Jo Boutique, who was there with their knicker making kits (great for hen parties!) Kate and Matt of Shellac Sound who added to the entertainment with their array of wind-up gramophones and collection of original 78s from the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s, Jessica Charleston with her stunning couture wedding dresses, and Adele of Tin Can Floral artisan florist.

I took a few photos on the day, but fortunately there were plenty of professional photographers on hand to record the day, including Pete Cranston Photography and Rosa Fay Photography, below is a selection of their snaps;

RosaFayPhotography BVWF 19

RosaFayPhotography BVWF 23

RosaFayPhotography BVWF 26

Pete Cranston Photography

Pete Cranston Photography



Author: Gemma Sangwine

I am designer & milliner based in the Cotswolds, UK. My work focuses on making quirky and wearable head wear and accessories from vintage, natural and recycled materials.

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