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Halloween is right around the corner so get inspired with an eclectic array of  ”Till Death Do Us Part” wedding ideas at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. EWE returns Sunday November 3rd to Fazeley Studios in Birmingham with a new flock of suppliers just waiting to make your gothic wedding dreams come true. From an assortment of whimsical, dark fantasy wedding dresses to beautiful displays of  macabre wedding cakes you’ll find tons of inspiration for a gothic wedding.

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The far from average Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza returns Sunday November 3rd at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham with a new flock of suppliers just waiting to make your alternative wedding dreams come true.

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Back in early 2012 a wedding show like no other was born promising a completely new and unique approach to traditional shows. The suppliers have all been hand picked by the crazy hearts and minds of three creative wedding industry suppliers: Sassy, better known as Assassynation photography; Jo the creative wizard behind the Couture Company and Rawhide Corsets and Vikki, the ethereal, floaty, fairytale inspired designer behind Liliia. Based on a desire to showcase the very best of the UK’s alternative wedding industry, they have searched high and low for some super talented and amazing suppliers and dubbed them the Bad Ass Mother Flockers!

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Like many other wedding shows The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza showcases the best the industry has to offer from dress makers to cake designers, but this isn’t your ordinary wedding show. Step inside this wedding extravaganza to find custom comic book heels, three-tiered Back To The Future and lavish skull and rose themed wedding cakes, as well as, bespoke wedding gowns inspired by fairies and fantasy to tattoos and rockabilly. Their second show on March 24th continues to cater to couples who want “their” wedding be it Gothic, punk rock, geeky and everything in-between. It’s your day and your vision so “don’t be a wedding sheep…..it should be all about EWE!!”

Unlike ordinary wedding shows the suppliers, also known as the Baad Ass Mother Flockers, have all been hand picked and invited by the creators of The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza and industry professionals themselves – Sassy of Assassynation, Jo of The Couture Company and Vikki of Lillia. “The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza was born out of a real and genuine need for an alternative wedding show, the mainstream and vintage sections of our industry are adequately catered for, but what if you are a geek or a goth?” asks Jo. “The suppliers aka the Baad Ass Mother Flockers have been chosen and invited based on their personalities, the quality of their end product and the fact that they offer something unique. White linen covered trestle tables are discouraged and hard sells are banished.” The trio is also challenging their “Mo Flo’s” to create stands that are totally unique and interactive and unlike anything you’ve before.

Minted which offers stationery and invitations sourced from a global community of independent artists and designers, has teamed up with an amazing non-profit organization Every Mother Counts. Founded by Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts is an advocacy and mobilization campaign to improve global maternal health. Minted will be donating 50% of the sales of their children’s and nursery art collection to Every Mother Counts in the month of December 2012 and 6% until May 2013.

Minted provides independent designers and artists an opportunity to have their designs sold online at Minted.com through community voted design competitions. With their successful approach to crowd-sourcing stationary online, the San Francisco based company has recently expanded to include archival-quality art prints. Artists and designers from around the world can submit original designs and photographs to the Minted site, and the most popular designs are voted by the community and sold on Minted.com. In addition, the winning designers also receive a nice cash prize, a 6 percent commission on all the sales of their work and Minted handles all the behind the scenes work like: the printing, shipping, packaging, and customer service on all orders.

Too many great finds? Why not start with a 2013 calender photo calender created exclusively for Minted by their talented community of independent designers. You know your going to need one.

When coming up with your wedding budget it’s also important to take into consideration your bridal party. After all, bridesmaids need more than just a dress; they also need shoes, accessories, hair and make-up all the little details that can add up fast.

Ultimate Outlet is an online retailer featuring the latest fashions at easily affordable prices that are perfect for the budget savvy bride. Their exclusive merchandise features popular brands such as Spiegel, Newport News and Shape FX; and have everything you’ll need to outfit your entire bridal party – dresses, jewelry, shoes and handbags all at outlet prices. They also carry sizes ranging from petite, tall and women’s 14W – 26W.  The number of products isn’t huge, but worth taking a look for some great finds at even better prices.

Here are a few bridesmaid looks for under $100 from Ultimate Outlet:

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The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is being held in Birmingham this Sunday, November 4th at Fazeley Studios from 11.30 – 5pm! Tickets are £6 at the door or £3 if you buy them in advance from EWE. “The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza was born out of a real and genuine need for an alternative wedding show,” says one of it’s founders Jo, “the mainstream and vintage sections of our industry are adequately catered for, but what if you are a geek or a goth?” There are also going to be some amazing giveaways happening on the day…

Planning on doing something different for your wedding day and don’t know where to start? Maybe your looking for a Gothic wedding dress or a Doctor Who themed wedding cake? Or maybe you just want to start at the beginning and find a planner that understands ‘your style’? Well there’s a new wedding show in town, promising to be like no other wedding show you’ve ever seen or been to before.