I bang on all the time about loving people, spaces, things and ideas that are different and I do that because I actually like being different now....
I wasn’t one of the cool kids at school, hard to believe right (only kidding). Actually, I tried for the most part of school life to be invisible, to fit in and not draw too much attention to myself. I was nervous, shy and afraid to stand out…. not confident at all!
That’s not to say that I’m the total opposite now, I still struggle with my confidence daily.
However life has taught me so much these last few years, mostly that it’s to short to play silly buggers pretending to be someone you’re not just to fit in!
Fuck it! What’s being cool mean anyway?
I champion the odd bods, the weird and the wonderful, the unconventional and the quirky…. we all deserve to be loved!
Which got me thinking, where are all the real cool people? The ones who think differently, the ones who don’t want to do things in a “traditional” or “normal” way. Where do they go when they want to plan their wedding?
Do the high street bridal shops and generic wedding fayres leave you feeling flat and uninterested?
Do social media platforms excite you visually but then overwhelm you because you don’t know where to find the right suppliers that can help you accomplish the dream pinterest board or have received way over 600 recommendations on the Gossip Girls Facebook page but have no idea who to go with?
There’s this weird pre conceived misconception that the UK ends at Bristol and nothing cool or quirky happens this side of the Devon border…. utter bull! The southwest is full to the brim of creatives who will not only help you create your perfect wedding they will go above and beyond because this is more than just a job to them, it’s their passion!
I like to prove people wrong, it’s a trait that hasn’t always worked out so well for me but with that in mind I wanted to bring some of these uber talented and lovable souls together to show you that it really is cool to be different and because I love to support a good cause it makes perfect sense to me that it should be a fundraiser!
Get Your Freak On a Wedding Showcase & Catwalk Fundraiser Event, for the couples who like to be different!! You can find all the details about who'll be exhibiting at the event here .
All profits will be donated to Street Factory CIC to put towards their inspirational project to create the first ever HipHop theatre. Go check out what they’re about here... Street Factory .
If you are getting married and want some inspiration then go grab a ticket here!
If you know someone who's getting married please tell them so they don't miss out.
If you would like to get involved by either exhibiting, modelling on the catwalk or perhaps know somewhere that would put up a poster for us then please send me an email here .