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The National Brewery Centre – Burton upon Trent

The National Brewery Centre – Burton upon Trent

We have a new venue for our wedding fair! Burton wedding fair will be held at The National Brewery Centre - Burton upon Trent - in the hop marquee and courtyard on Sunday 29th September 2019 – 11am – 3pm, with free onsite parking and free entrance. The listed...

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Wedding Singers, Entertainment and Bands

Wedding Singers, Entertainment and Bands

Your wedding is a celebration of love, a time for family and friends to gather and congratulate you on your commitment and your collective future. Wedding singers, bands, musicians and entertainers can help make your day extremely memorable.  Your guests will be...

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Your Hen Night / Do / Party / Week

Your Hen Night / Do / Party / Week

In the UK the average hen party costs £157 per person, and with a 50% rise in the last few years there's no wonder brides feel pressured to have the best do ever! First of all, appoint your chief bridesmaid or best friend as head organiser, too many cooks spoil the...

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Bridal Bouquets and Wedding Flowers

Bridal Bouquets and Wedding Flowers

As the weather is so amazing at the moment, we can't help but think of the fabulous flowers in our gardens. Choosing flowers for your wedding can be a daunting task. There's lots to consider; time of year, what's in season, colours, buttons holes, bridesmaids and...

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Autumn 2019 – Burton Wedding Fair

Autumn 2019 – Burton Wedding Fair

Yay! We're bringing our Wedding Fair back to Burton - but at a different venue - this Autumn. Put Sunday 29th September 2019 in your diary as we can now confirm that we will be holding our fabulous wedding fair at a brand new location.  The National Brewery Centre...

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Spring Weddings

Spring Weddings

Hello Spring! New growth and new beginnings, fresh flowers and lighter days... Are you thinking about getting married in Spring? Here's a few ideas and inspiration on why we think you should!Spring weddings are wonderful and after a long, dark Winter the anticipation...

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Burton Wedding Fair – February 2019

Burton Wedding Fair – February 2019

It's been a couple of weeks since our first Wedding Fair at Burton Market Hall. We had approximately 150 brides attend, with their fiancés, friends and family, along with over 30 amazing local traders and suppliers; Decorations & Balloons, Hair & Beauty,...

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Burton Wedding Fair

Burton Wedding Fair

With just over one week to go, we are so excited about our first ever Wedding Fair at Burton Market Hall with Curly Magpie! We have some amazing local traders and suppliers for you to meet and discuss your wedding day requirements; Decorations & Balloons, Hair...

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Burton Market Hall History

Burton Market Hall History

As we are holding our first ever Wedding Fair at Burton Market Hall, we thought it would be a good idea to share some history about this historic venue. Back to the fifteenth century A market hall building existed on the current site of Burton Market Hall as early as...

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Burton upon Trent Wedding Fair – Sunday 24th February

Burton upon Trent Wedding Fair – Sunday 24th February

Two for Joy Wedding Fair at Burton Market Hall, Market Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1HA. Sunday 24th February 2019 - 10am - 3pm - FREE ENTRY.Join us at Burton Market Hall to find everything you need for your special day. Over 50 traders showcasing...

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Save The Date Cards & Wedding Invitations

Save The Date Cards & Wedding Invitations

So, you've set the date, now it's time to send out save the date cards! Send out your save the date cards out as early as a year before your wedding, giving friends and family plenty of notice to get organised for your special day. Remember, if you're going to get...

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Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

So, after you (the bride) all eyes will be on the maid of honor, bridesmaids and flower girls. There's a lot to think about, who will you ask? Your oldest friend or your bestest friend (#bffs) your sister, daughter, aunt or even your best male friend? Whoever you...

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Christmas Weddings

Christmas Weddings

It's Christmas! A Christmas wedding! How wonderful. Christmas weddings are magical, all the reds and greens, and faux fur and feathers. Wedding dresses made from heavy velvets in deep purple or black lace, accessorised with faux fur or a feather stole cover up....

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Personalised Wedding Websites

Personalised Wedding Websites

In this digital age - where email and social media are the most popular way to communicate - personalised wedding websites are now incredibly popular. It could be a private hub to keep guests up to date with all relevant wedding information, news and updates. Or a...

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Millennial brides embracing technology and social media

Millennial brides embracing technology and social media

A new study reports that Millennial brides (born between 1981 to 1996) are moving away from old-fashioned wedding traditions and embracing technology and social media. As this generation have grown up with social media, the emphasise on their wedding to look...

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Autumn Weddings

Autumn Weddings

Hello November! Are you thinking about getting married in Autumn? Here's a few ideas and inspiration on why we think you should! We love Autumn weddings, particularly in November, because of the natural colours nature creates and the wonderful light the sun gives us...

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A Marriage Made in Devon

A Marriage Made in Devon

Planning a wedding can be such a daunting task, that's why we decided to elope and have a budget wedding! Gaz proposed to me in December 2012 and throughout 2013 we searched different websites and visited potential hotels and registry offices, but there was a nagging...

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Download your Wedding To-do list!

Download your Wedding To-do list!

However big or small your wedding, it's always good to have a to-do list! Click here to download our printable list to get you started. One year to go Set the date Set your budget Draw up your guest list(s) Book your venue(s) Decide on bridesmaids, best man / woman...

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‘The’ Wedding Dress

‘The’ Wedding Dress

As a bride all eyes will be on you! So the one thing you want to get right is your wedding dress. But, where do you start? Are you a dress person? What lengths suit you? What colours suit you? Off the shoulder or sleeves? First you need to look at your current...

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Your Shoes

Your Shoes

Shoes! Wedding shoes can either make or break your outfit (or your feet - ouch!). The main thing (in my opinion) is comfort, you will likely to be wearing your wedding shoes all day, so choose wisely. Stiletto heels, mid heels, flats, loafers, brogues, flip flops or...

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The Wedding Cake

The Wedding Cake

Chocolate, vanilla sponge, fruit, cup cakes, cheese! When it comes to wedding cakes there's so much choice. Where do you start? How much do you spend? How big does it need to be? Let them eat cake! With so many places to buy a wedding cake, whether you want a bespoke,...

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Wedding Cars

Wedding Cars

How will you arrive at your wedding? There's so much to choose from; traditional vintage wedding cars, a limousine, horse and cart, a Vespa scooter, or even a VW Campervan?   Depending on your budget, style and location and whether you want to arrive at your...

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Who are we?

Who are we?

Who are we? Our sister company, Curly Magpie was established in 2012 to bring regular Vintage & Handmade Fairs to the National Forest, covering Swadlincote, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Burton upon Trent and Derby. Now in its 6th year Curly Magpie has expanded their...

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