Limerick’s Milk Market set fayre for vintage treat

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

LOVERS of vintage clothing and accessories in Limerick will be in fashion heaven on October 2 next when the Milk Market plays host to a vintage wedding and celebration fayre.

LOVERS of vintage clothing and accessories in Limerick will be in fashion heaven on October 2 next when the Milk Market plays host to a vintage wedding and celebration fayre.

Four local ladies behind the Vintage Fayres enterprise came up with the idea to host the fayre in a bid to bring vintage and vintage inspired pieces to the people of Limerick and the greater surrounding area.

“It is a vintage fayre. It is not just aimed at brides – it will be for lovers of vintage as well. We are designing it so that it will be quite exclusive. It will be one exhibitor for each area; so one baker, one florist, there will be a make-up artist, hair stylist and a photographer,” explained graphic designer Kathryn Dalton from Kilmallock at the launch in the city centre this Tuesday.

“We will have a runway which will have a number of different collections. We are getting vintage down from the north, we have people from Galway and we have Marion Murphy Cooney coming from Nenagh, she will be displaying there as well. We are still working on confirming all the exhibitors but we have about 20 already,” she added.

Vintage Fayres in association with Rebecca May Weddings, (Rebecca is also one of the four ladies behind the enterprise) have been asked by ITV’s Four Weddings to find four brides for the upcoming Irish edition of the hit show.

“What they do is they get four brides and they each go to the other’s wedding and they have to score them on the venue, food, dress and overall experience and they have to score each wedding in secret. At the end of it, there is one winner and they get a very, very exclusive honeymoon away,” explained Leila Aldous from Rebecca May weddings and Vintage Fayres.

To audition as a bride for the show - which offers the winner a luxury honeymoon holiday - the bride-to-be must download an application form on www.vintagefayres.ie and audition at the fayre in the Milk Market.