Wedding coming up? Fed up of sprawling soulless commercial wedding fairs? Compact and bijoux, get personal at Craft Central!  All you need to add a handmade touch to the big day. From bride to evening guest, there’s something for everyone… and the best bit, ADMISSION is FREE!!!

For 2011, Craft Central launches its first wedding fair – Craft Central Gets Hitched is the ultimate shopping treat to tackle those wedding ‘to do’ lists. This intimate and exclusive 3 day event will showcase a wide variety of distinctive craft and design products by 30+ UK designer makers.

Give your wedding some character and browse unique, handmade products. Perhaps commission your own piece or discover a bespoke design service – our designers are as excited about your big day as you are (well, almost) so come and meet them!

From ‘classic’ wedding essentials, to the slightly more unusual, products on offer will include: Bridal fashion, Invitations, Bookbinding for photo albums, Millinery, Jewellery (rings in particular!), Wedding branding, Gifts (such as Ceramics, Interior Products, Silversmith, etc), Tasteful Hen/Stag fashion and accessories, Father/Mother of Bride/Groom fashion and accessories, Bunting, Decorations, Favours and table paraphernalia… Craft Central Gets Hitched is a one stop wedding shop!

Alicia Vintage

It’s not only future brides and grooms who’ll appreciate the delights of Craft Central Gets Hitched. The entire guest list (from family and bridesmaids/groomsmen to the evening guests) will be thoroughly spoilt for choice…

For the Bride... Once the dress is sorted you can relax (well, it’s almost that simple!). Couture bridal wear designers, Melanie Potro and Helen Dryden of Darling Fred will showcase their stunning gowns. Not planning a traditional veil? Or fancy a unique headpiece to compliment the dream dress? Milliner to the stars (including Deeta Von Teese, Alexa Chung and Lily Allen), Katherine Elizabeth will be on hand with her sumptuous vintage-inspired bridal hats and fascinators. From your head to your toes - Hetty Rose’s gorgeously feminine handmade shoes, re-working vintage materials and made to fit, are the perfect finishing touch.

Judy Bentinck Millinery

Hetty Rose Shoes

Don’t forget the men (the Groom, his Ushers and the Father of the Bride)... Inspired by sentimental jewellery of the Victorian and Georgian era and the photographed characters from vintage postcards, the nostalgic narrative of Amy Keeper’s cuff links will add personality to your special wedding outfit. Not to mention, a superb selection of wedding bands and engagement rings from renowned designers.

Amy Keeper Jewellery

Josef Koppmann

The look and feel of the day... From the moment that all important invitation drops through the letter boxes of your nearest and dearest, to the favours and table decorations – we’re here to help! Chop’s Cakes will be serving up scrumptious wedding cake solutions for you to sample, Rebecca Carter’s bunting will brighten up any reception and Virginia McArdle’s bespoke bookbinding service is ideal to beautifully present your memories for safekeeping in an exquisite photo album. Or from the guest’s point of view - Looking for the perfect wedding gift?... There’ll be plenty of handmade options to choose from, including Janet Stahelin Edmonson’s lace-imprinted ceramics and other truly beautiful products for the home.

The wedding party... From the hen and stag weekends, to the morning of the big day, mark the occasion by commissioning bold bespoke T Shirts from Minnie Bats Designs. Seeking a special gift to thank your bridesmaids? Jewellery designers will be on hand with affordable options, including Sarah Hallowes’ playfully adorned jewellery with coloured enamel and stitch work and A. Alicia Accessories’ eco-ethical textile pieces.

Last but not least, the Mother of the Bride... With exceptional milliners like Orizu, Bailey Tomlin and Judy Bentinck, the fear of someone sporting the same hat as you becomes a thing of the past!

Please visit Craft Central Gets Hitched for more information.