Don’t be a wedding sheep!

Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza

The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is a wedding show that caters for all types of wedding. From the Gothic to the Bohemian, the festival to the cave. Their Mother Flockers (suppliers) can cater for anything your wedding planning heart desires.

 Its A unique and fresh wedding show catering for couples who want their weddings to be all about them.

Their Mission: Don’t be a wedding sheep…’s all about EWE!!

And I have been invited to exhibit at the next show (yay!) which is taking place on the Sunday 21st feb 2016 at The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham! 11.30 -4.30pm. Tickets on sale now!! Find out more here. I was also interviewed for their blog which you can read here.


(please can I get a ‘whoop whoop!’)

** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Congratulations Shannon Mostert! **

I have a pair of tickets to give away and its super easy to enter. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter app below for a chance of winning. Done!

The competition closes at midnight 14/02/16 (ie 12am on 15/02/16) and the winner announced via facebook on 15/02/16. Good luck! Looking forward to meeting you there.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Small print (boo!) …

Terms & Conditions

* This giveaway is for 2 x tickets to the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza (EWE) held at The Bond Company, Birmingham, B5 5SE on 21st February 2016 from 11:30am – 4:30pm

* This giveaway will run from 12am 10/09/16 to 12am 15/02/16. The winner will be drawn on 15/02/16 and announced via Facebook. ( The winner will be contacted and will need to provide their email address and wedding date by 16/02/16. This information will be given to the organisers of EWE so that they can be put on the guest list of the event. If details are received later than 16/02/16 there is no guarantee that the winner will be able to be added onto the guest list.

* The giveaway is open to anyone who is planning a wedding. Although the prize is for tickets to an event in Birmingham, UK on 21/02/16 so please make sure you are able to attend before entering.

* Winners will be selected at random and contacted on 15/02/16 and announced via Facebook. ( They will need to provide their email address and wedding date by 16/02/16. This information will be given to the organisers of EWE so that they can be put on the guest list of the event. If details are received later than 16/02/16 there is no guarantee that the winner will be able to be added onto the guest list.

* If you are unable to attend the event no alternative prize will be given.

* The prize for this giveaway is provided by EWE

*No purchase necessary

Calling all vintage brides …


Cherish Wedding Fayres -Vintage
Sunday 30th September 2012
Harborne Golf Club.

Just a quick reminder that the Cherish Wedding Fayres are having a Vintage Fayre at Harborne Golf Club, 40 Tennal Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B32 2JE tomorrow.

Its free to attend but if you register in advance then you can get entered into a prize draw.

The givaways include:

  • free spray tan and a blow dry from Cascades Hair & Beauty
  • free on-the-day wedding co-ordination. Banish your pre-wedding stress and relax – let Cherish Weddings finalise and confirm all your arrangements and act as your personal on-the-day wedding co-ordinator, liaising with the event staff at your wedding venue  to ensure everything runs smoothly on your special day
  • free taster session from SGR Vintage Hair & Make-Up – the ideal way to find the perfect hair-do for your big day (free within 15 miles of Solihull – there will be a small charge for travel further afield)
  • gift voucher for a box of mouthwatering bakes from The Little Loaf Company
  • hen party special offer – Betty Rose Vintage and Loving Cupcakes have combined to offer you and your bridal party an afternoon tea party complete with cakes, sandwiches and goodies, served up on some beautiful vintage china

I will be offering a special 1940′s promotion during the show so makeup sure you visit the SGR Vintage stand to get your Victory Rolls for £10. Walk-ups will be available but if you would like to pre-book your appointment please email

I look forward to seeing you all there. Sarah xx

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.

Vintage Chic Wedding Fair

I’m going to be exhibiting at the Vintage Chic wedding fair on 22nd April 2012 in Birmingham.

Come and visit my stand. I’ll be running taster session and demonstrations throughout the day.

For tickets and further information please visit the Vintage Chic Wedding Fair website: