I love wedding fairs – I know lots of people in the industry and I feel like its a social part of my work. I also love it because believe it or not I love to chat to people and hearing their engagement stories and wedding plans, I get so excited sharing wedding ideas and experiences and now I’m getting married its even better!!
This weekend has been the biggest wedding fair of the year for me, its Sunday night and I’m knackered and buzzing! I heard some fab engagement stories, some from Christmas and New Year just gone and I met lots of friends both old and new.
Some of my favourites included Sarah from Sarah Henning make up and hair who I have met before but really feel I got to know a lot better this weekend. She is such a bubbling and lovely person and I’m in love with her make up – its so natural but makes everyone look wow! She is just the kind of person you want with you the morning of your wedding! I was also told by my photographer friends Lina and Tom that they love it when she’s the make up artist as it makes their job easier with less touch ups – what better testimonial can there be?!
Talking of Lina and Tom here are some of their photos:
Need I say any more? What a fab photographer couple they are, their wedding pics are quirky and fun and capture the day beautifully! Their pictures excite me and make me wish I was a part of all their couples days!
I chatted to David from Cool Rocks who’s knowledge in wedding rings doesn’t cease to amaze me! He looked at my engagement ring and showed me a ring which matched perfectly straight away!
It was lovely to see some great venues at the fair, Offley Place and their lovely wedding team were opposite and we had such a laugh! They also had macarons made by their chefs and trust me they were yummy!
I have fallen in love with a florist – Collette from Origins Floral, her quirky style had my name all over it! There was the most amazing flower “chandelier” on her stand and I loved her use of foliage and quirky flowers! Her passion was fantastic and she really excited me opening my eyes to the endless possibilities when it comes to flowers! (who knew there was so much you could do – the talk of chilli peppers in a table centres set my imagination on fire!)
It was lovely to see Tipi’s 4 Hire who’s tipis were so cosy on a frosty morning with a log fire burning away and fairy lights twinkling, I chatted to lots of the team including the lovely Lucy who is so passionate about weddings!
I can’t help but mention the stunning chocolate cake (all the cakes were amazing but being a chocolate girl I could eat the chocolate cake all day!) from Claire from At Your Wish Cakes which kept me going at the show, with little time for lunch a slice of this cake every so often was a brilliant pick me up and several of my exhibitor friends agreed as we all got left over samples at the end of the day which was amazing! The cakes not only taste heavenly they look beautiful too!
Lastly I’m proud of my stand Photo Buzz Photo Booths and it was lovely to meet 3 of my past customers. One came running up, gave me a hug and said “your booth was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding, we had so much fun and love looking through our photo album” – Alison who’s wedding was August 2017. The next comment I got was “the photo booth was central to the wedding reception, it got everyone talking and we still love our photos 3 years on!” – Beki who’s wedding was April 2015. It’s always lovely to see my past brides and hear such amazing comments – it made me blush!
If I met you at the wedding fair, thank you so much for coming and making my weekend wonderful! Leave me a comment about your favourite bits of the show and I look forward to seeing you at the next one!
Sarah Henning: www.sarahhenning.co.uk
Lina & Tom: www.linaandtom.com
Cool Rocks: www.coolrocks.co.uk
Offley Place: www.offleyplace.com
Origins Floral: www.originsfloral.co.uk
Tipi’s 4 Hire: www.tipis4hire.com
At Your Wish Cakes: www.atyourwishcakes.co.uk
Photo Buzz Photo Booths: www.photo-buzz.co.uk
Thank you to all of the suppliers mentioned in this post, you all made my show extra special and thank you for the use of your photos!