Walking Wedding Fair returns to Edinburgh's Old Town

The Greater Grassmarket BID's exclusive Walking Wedding Fair returns for the second year running. 

The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District’s (BID) Walking Wedding Fair takes place in the Grassmarket area on Saturday 8th April from 11am – 5pm.

The Walking Wedding Fair will feature a series of free fashion shows at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel as well as outdoors at the Grassmarket Square. Exclusive wedding attire will be showcased, including Scottish tweed three-piece suits from Walker Slater, wedding dresses by Rowan Joy Bridal (at Godiva), and vintage clothing and accessories from Armstrongs Vintage Emporium and Godiva Boutique. Accessories such as hats and headwear will be showcased by Fabhatrix, along with unique jewellery pieces from Purple Glamour. There will also be a range of exhibitors at the fashion show; Museum Context, Red Door Gallery and Barantine’s will be showcasing their collections of unusual gifts and wedding favours, whilst Apex Hotel and the Greater Grassmarket Community Project will be showcasing their wedding venues. Visitors attending the fashion shows at the Apex Hotel will receive a free glass of fizz.

Visitors are then invited to pick up and follow the Walking Wedding Fair map and visit the wide range of boutiques and shops in the Greater Grassmarket area. Visitors will find special wedding offers and freebies in many shops taking part in the event including free champagne and vouchers to book a personal shopping experience. Outside at the Grassmarket Square there will be entertainment from interactive street theatre group Broccoli Brides and live music performed by the 31 piece Wakefield Grammar School Senior Concert Band (ages 11 to 16).

Norrie Stewart, Greater Grassmarket BID Project Manager, says: “We want to offer an exclusive, yet alternative wedding fair, very different to all the rest. We can show brides and grooms-to-be how they can make their special day that little bit more memorable with one-off finds, they just won’t see anywhere else.

“As well as discovering the many wonderful independent boutiques offering some of the most unique wedding supplies, visitors can also indulge in the many cafes, pubs and restaurants. With wedding themed fashion shows, entertainment and pop-up exhibitions, the Walking Wedding Fair is a must for those planning their big day.

“Our first Walking Wedding Fair was a huge hit and we’re delighted to be able to bring it back for a second year.”

The free Walking Wedding fashion show takes place in Heights Restaurant, Apex Grassmarket Hotel at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, and outside at the Grassmarket Square from 1.30pm on Saturday 8th April 2017. Free wedding maps are also available to pick up from Greater Grassmarket shops.