Whoever invented the name Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is a marketing genius. Killer name, and it turned out to be an even more spectacular event than I could have imagined. Over two days my pile of cards and flyers (don’t get me started on the non arrival of my fliers from the printers!) got seriously depleted and I basked in the love of the amazing people visiting my stall.
I was bricking it a little, being a newcomer to the business and a first timer at the wedding fair game. I’d also had three weeks notice, to invent a reasonable looking stall layout and add some wedding-related shoes to take along. I needn’t have worried beause the organisers – despite looking a bit over worked – had planned the show with such extreme awesomeness that from my point of view everything ran like clockwork.
Every single exhibitor was amazing, kind, friendly and sold the most incredible stuff you have ever seen! You’d be doing yourself a great favour if you had a look at any category from the show ( exhibitor list here) that you’re interested in – every single product that I saw was original, perfect and insanely desirable.
Every visitor was happy and chatty and I overheard some amazing comments about how EWE is the only wedding show worth going to, and how it is absolutely the best in the whole of the universe since the beginning of time. Or words to that effect.
My most perfect and massive thanks go to Jo, Sassy and Yasmin. You inspirational, creative and vibrant trio have lifted me from my doldrums and given me hope that I can make ShoeDoodles work for me and Malachi. I felt so at home amongst the other people there, I was not the only wierdo with funny coloured hair intent on pursuing her dream to make the world a more colourful place. I’ve got a little tear coming up now. Sniffle. Anyway, ladies, you know, thank you. I feel all sheep-ish now *laughing emoticon with tears*.
Here’s some of the great pictures that Jay Emme took of my little part of the spectacular Eclectic Wedding Extragavanza and a selection of Wedding Shoe ideas.
UPDATE: check out the official EWE blog piece here .