A Vintage Wedding Showcase with some Great Gatsby Styling.

The Art Deco Midland Hotel, Morecambe.

I'm delighted to have acted as vintage consultant at the recent Vintage Wedding Showcase at the Midland Hotel in my home town of Morecambe, to help them showcase a fantastic array of talented local suppliers who all work in a vintage style for modern vintage and design aware couples.

Hot on the heels of the incredibly successful 'Vintage by the Sea' Festival I wanted to help create an event with a real understanding of  the vintage scene and the architectural heritage of this Art Deco gem of a hotel. Suppliers showcased work inspired by a variety of decades from the 1920's through to the 1950's, and the hotel itself payed homage to it's own seaside nostalgia with two new giant Midland Hotel deckchairs! There were lindy hop dancers, vintage singers, a beach hut photo booth, a gin bar, canapes and cocktails, and of course a catwalk show of swoon worthy vintage wedding dresses and accessories. Photographers including Jonathan Bean Photography, florists, stationary designers, cake makers, and an illuminated letter and lighting company all took part to make this a special and fun day. I hope to be part of the team that helps to grow this event year by year.

Photos of the Midland Hotel

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside..

I was there to promote my styling services, prop and china hire collection with a top table inspired by the Great Gatsby with co-ordinated floral arrangements by Katie at Made in Flowers. In shades of peach, pink, blush gold, silver and ivory, with orchids and 1920's accessories, and a little bit of bling from a sequinned table runner, I hope I recreated some of the opulence and glamour of the 1920's and Great Gatsby period.

Vintage Glamour!

(All table and model images by Jonathan Bean Photography)

As part of the build up to the showcase I was interviewed by the marketing team at English Lakes Hotels: why I love vintage, where this passion came from, and how I'm part of a creative bunch of vintage lovers and artists trying to regenerate Morecambe with innovative and quality led events and festivals. The Midland Hotel is at the forefront of this regeneration with it's incredible Modern Vintage designed interior by Urban Splash and it's ongoing collaboration with Wayne Hemingway and the Vintage Festival. I'm so proud of this town and what we're trying to do.

'In preparation for The Midland Vintage Wedding Showcase, I met up with Carol Bean, co-founder and Director of Itsy Bitsy and discovered a wealth of knowledge about the Vintage era and what’s going on creatively in Morecambe. She is also our expert advisor for The Midland Wedding ShowcaseHere is someone to whom I would feel very comfortable handing over the style reins of any Vintage glamorous wedding or event. '

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Wayne Hemingway at Vintage by the Sea Festival.

That's me still vintage loving after all these years.

Photos by Jonathan Bean Photography.

Photos by Jonathan Bean Photography.

Guest photograph by Tobiah Tayo.

Art deco styled weddings by Itsy Bitsy Vintage.

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