First Comes Love 2012

I felt like I was walking into Cheers. You know . . . where everybody knows your name. As I entered the Oxford Hotel, I was welcomed with hugs and hellos from visitors to the First Comes Love fair and exhibitors and was so pleased that the fair had finally come around. After the small amount of images I took casually of last years fair, I was asked to be the official photographer for the event this year which was incredible flattering. Somehow in between the hugs, laughter and conversations as I saw old friends and made new ones, I remembered to capture a few photographs.

There were three fashion looks showcased at the fair. This gorgeous look entitled Perfect Picnic featured bouquets by Flower Talk. All three looks had hair by Identified Hair and makeup by Kathryn Colgan. The fabulous Groom, Russell wore attire by Ruck Rover with tie by General Knot & Co (available from Studio Bomba Shop)

These beautiful bouquets were crafted by Flower Talk and the Bride's gown, junior bridesmaids gowns and a gorgeous blue veil were from Peppermint Milk.

I was so pleased to see my friend Bec from Fox & Rabbit at the fair, home fresh from her honeymoon after her wedding earlier this month. This was her beautiful display.

It was also great to see Nat from Dizzy Wizzy Design (who crafted our own wedding invitations) and is one half of the brains behind the fabulous Smitten Magazine and some of her recent work.

This lovely curated display featured hire items from Her Handpicked Harvest, flowers from Inflorescence - Flowers by Jill Cavanagh and stationery by Mitchell & Dent

This beautiful look was called Vintage Vows and features all vintage clothing from The Hopeless Romantics, crystal and lace jewellery by Sketchbook Story, Brides headpiece by Bethamy Linton Silversmith, Groom's bowtie by General Knot & Co (available from Studio Bomba shop), brooch bouquets by Inflorescence - Flowers by Jill Cavanagh

This lovely table display was styled by Cathrin of CD Weddings and just opposite are some more of Bethamy Linton's gorgeous creations.

Hire Society created a gorgeous display of crisp white linens, crystal glasses and antler inspired silverware. So lovely!

This incredibly cheerful display was by Machell and was a beautiful burst of colour.

I decided to not get a stall this year as there was a chance I was going to be shooting a wedding. However I was fortunate to have my images displayed in the gallery and chose a few favourite images from Priya and Scott's wedding to display. It seemed fitting as I met Priya at last years fair and she booked me soon after for their wedding.

Zinnia Floral Designs had a bountiful harvest perfect for autumn inspiration featuring lots of succulents (or is it succuli?).

The lovely Jess below was wearing a gown by Bluebird Vintage and holding a fan from Bethamy Linton Silversmith.

This final fashion look of the day was definitely the Luxe Look. The bride and bridesmaids gowns by Loui Col, jewellery by Rohan Jewellery, headpieces and fabulous birdcage veil by Reny Kestel and blooms by Lime Flowers.

This lovely display below of flowers was by Jappalin from Flower Talk. I love Jappalin's arrangements and she had such a great variety of bouquets that will suit any bride.

Congratulations Studio Bomba on yet again another fantastic fair! I can't wait for next year :)