Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Birmingham. We still love you.

Did you know, that if it wasn't for the wonderful city of Birmingham, there would be no Strange Case? We love Birmingham. We met there, we studied there and from 2007-2010 we lived there. Since moving back to Liverpool and starting SCC we haven't had the time to re-visit as much as we'd like to. We've been planning on returning for a while and when a pretty awesome email popped into our inbox, it gave us the perfect opportunity to go back.

Yesterday, Laura, Nicola and I jumped the train down to Birmingham and had the most wonderful time. Only having 8 hours in our old home, we gave Nicola a whistle stop tour of our old stomping ground, pointing out classics like Snobs, University halls and an array of architecture. In case you're not familiar with Birmingham, 'Snobs' was the go-to club for students throughout Birmingham.
Images via Strange Case Collective Instagram
First stop was the always colourful Digbeth, armed with a box of Laura's Little Bakery cupcakes, we headed to Fazeley Studios to meet the dream team behind Birmingham's Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. Who were also the ladies behind the wonderful email that popped into our inbox, in case you were wondering.

The wonders of Digbeth, including Fazeley Studios bottom right.
Images via Strange Case Collective Instagram
It's safe to say the cakes went down very well with Sassy and Jo and we chatted over coffee in the gorgeous venue. We're exhibiting at the show in November and getting to hear more about what they have planned, get a tour of the location and finally meet the faces behind Assassynation and The Couture Company was brilliant. We have a whole post to come about EWE, but for now head over to their website to hear more about how amazing this alternative wedding fayre is.

Top - Laura's Little Bakery Cakes via Strange Case Collective Instagram
Middle - Jo of The Couture Company via Assassynation Instagram
Bottom - Sassy of Assassynation via The Couture Compnany Instagram
After we ate all the cakes, we said goodbye to team EWE and walked the length of Birmingham. Stopping along the way for coffee, food, snacks and lots of photos. Unfortunately it rained the whole time, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits. (Pardon the pun!)

It was great to re-visit Birmingham. We have a lot of memories there and getting to see how much it's changed was brilliant. It was great to show Nicola around the city too and hear the perspective of someone who has never been before.

See you in November Birmingham, it's going to be a fun one!

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