As a wedding photographer, I don’t usually exhibit at wedding fairs,  BUT, when I heard about the MAKE handmade fair, I knew it would change that. Organised by the fabulously talented Sarah Drew and LEAP, the attraction of this fair for me was that it’s chock-full of creative wedding vendors and attracts couples who are looking for something a little bit different for their Cornish wedding.  I figured it would be a good opportunity to meet fellow Cornish wedding vendors and couples planning their Cornish wedding, whilst spreading the pasties & petticoats word as well as showing off my photography.  I promptly booked my space and set about preparing photos and organising leaflets (if you’re a regular reader of my blogs/twitter/facebook pages you’ll have experienced the running commentary of my fair preparations!).

The fair was yesterday, and it was good!  I met so many lovely people, and the venue was amazing!  Have you ever been to the Market House in St Austell?  What a venue!  Full of character, steeped in history, bizarre, beautiful, and intriguing.  I could have spent a couple of hours just exploring and taking photos of the building.  As it was, I had a stall to ‘man’, but I did get a little time to have a wander, meet fellow exhibitors and take a few snaps…

Before and after of my stand



One of our regular guest bloggers, Georgie from The Big Beautiful Bunting Company exhibited, and did a MAKE workshop where visiting ladies made some beautiful bunting of their own…

My lovely MAKE neighbour to one side was Kit’s Boutique

And my other lovely MAKE neighbours were Bryony and Alfie.  Bryony makes beautiful jewellery, and Alfie has shire horses and a carriage (I loved hearing about how they made the beautiful carriage themselves, and that you can not only hire the horses and carriage for weddings, but even for a trip to the pub!).

I also loved…


Lou Tonkin‘s gorgeous “arts and grafts”

Pink Elephant Cakes

Justin Duance’s jewellery

handmade blooms by Design & Deliver

Beautiful Cornish art by Driftwood Designs

And… amazing flavour combo cupcakes by The Baking Bird

(I was particularly drawn towards the custard cream cupcake….)


I met loads of fab wedding vendors (*wave* to you all!) and also got to finally put a face to a few names, including the folks from Kiss Photography, Woods Cafe and Lucy  Turnbull Photography who were all just as lovely as I expected!

So… all in all a pretty good day I’d say?

Hope to see you there at the next one!  For now, I’ll leave you with some photos of the fabulous Market House in St Austell…

All images by moi!
If you’d like a copy of any of them, just give me a shout!




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