The next event …

With less than a month to go until The Knowle Wedding Festival we are keeping our fingers permanently crossed that the weather stays dry! Although SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup will be safely indoors there will be lots of roaming performers out and about to entertain the crowds as well as lots of outside exhibitors.

St Mary’s Church, Temple Balsall


The Knowle Wedding Festival will be taking place on Sunday 23rd September 2012, from 12:30pm – 4:30pm. At St Mary’s Church, Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0AN (off Fen End Road West)

Parking and admission are FREE and there will also be a FREE goody bag for those brides that pre-register.

The Festival is organised by ‘Fabulous by Felicity’ and this is what she has to say about the event …

“At Temple Balsall, Knowle which is an idyllic countryside setting with a pretty and historic church, popular for weddings!

Afternoon tea and refreshments will be served all afternoon 

* Live entertainment, displays and practical demonstrations.

*Competitions and free giveaways.

*Large number of unique, exciting and reputable wedding suppliers and service providers for you to talk to and liaise with to help create the wedding day you dream of.

*Selections of beautiful wedding music will be playing in church on the recently restored historic organ.
*The church will be decorated with a selection of stunning wedding 
flower displays from local florists.
*Tours of the church and opportunity to meet with the vicar for advice on ceremonies.

Bring your purses as you are bound to fall in love with some of the products and services available to book or buy on the day! “

And to top it all off SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup will be there running demonstrations throughout the day and also running special promotional prices on treatments too. So way not come and visit the stand to get pampered. Prices start from just £5.

Liner or Lips £5

Fake Lashes and Liner Application £10

Quick Vintage Hair Styling £10

I will also be giving out 10% off all bridal services vouchers to those that come and visit the stand.

Walk-ups will be available but to pre-book a time slot you can email me at , tweet @SGRussell , or use the contact me form.


I do in vintage

I do .. IN VINTAGE wedding fayre

Blakelands Country House, South Staffordshire DY7 5DP
Sunday 29th July 2012

Next sunday the beautiful Blakelands Country House will be opening their doors to host the ‘I do .. IN VINTAGE’ wedding fayre organised by the lovely Eve (a photographer) and Victoria (designs, bakes and decorates wedding cakes).

Pre-register here for you chance to win a photographer and cake for your wedding day!

I was lucky enough to be involved in their promotional photo shoot back in june so I got to see the stunning surroundings of Blakelands Country House myself. Set in idyllic countryside it has an old creaky charm but with all the luxury that you would expect from a top hotel. The main house built in 1638 provides a perfect back drop to anyone wanting to add a bit of character to their wedding. So use this as an excuse to come and see the house for yourself as well wander around and chat to all those amazing vintage exhibitors.

Make sure you visit the ‘Blue Room’ as that is where I will be with the SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup stand alongside Luxe Bridal who sell the most amazing vintage wedding dresses.

I will be offering a special 1960′s inspired promotion during the show so make sure you visit the SGR Vintage stand to get your beehive for £10. Walk-ups will be available but if you would like to pre-book your appointment please email me:

See the ‘I do … IN VINTAGE’ blog featuring SGR Vintage Hair and Makeup

Here are some of the photographs from the photo shoot so you can see what lovely treats are waiting for you. I look forward to seeing all you beautiful vintage brides on sunday.

Sarah xx