A busy autumn
Hello lovely blog readers! I am so sorry to have been away for so long. I promise I haven’t abandoned you, I have just had such a busy autumn, not only with weddings and events but also wedding fairs and it all started with a trip to London…
A trip to London
So a sunny Sunday morning my mum and I hopped on a train down to not so sunny London for the middle day of Brides the show. I absolutely love London and have spent a lot of time work there over the years. I love how busy it is and how everyone walks like they have a purpose and somewhere to be. It reminds me of the scenes you see in movies when the hero is walking down the street (that would be me when I imagine the scene in my head). I love being able to sit and have a glass of wine and people watch, my favorite hobby. However on this trip to London there wasn’t much time for people watching as we had a full day of wedding loveliness!
Brides the Show!
So we got on the train at some hour I don’t normally like to see but I am very lucky to have a mum who is really good at baking, she might not do it too often, unless she has guests and her kids don’t count as guests, but when she does its always something really good. This trip she made us Blueberry muffins and they were so so good. The sun was shining and we had a great trip down.
There were so many amazing suppliers and so much inspiration I didn’t know where to start, but with three laps of the exhibition center, lunch and a glass of prosecco thanks to the Prezola Bar we took stock before setting off a fourth time!
As a wedding planner it is really important for me to meet with new suppliers and to see the trends and I was not disappointed, but where to I start?!
The first amazing site we were met with were cakes.
They were just stunning. I would love to be able to make something this amazing! I am already planning on something like this when the kids birthdays come around, although I am no baker and its possible they won’t be edible, but that’s fine because I would hate to cut into one of these master pieces from Anges de Sucre and The Meringue Girls.co.uk/.
The next thing I totally fell in love with was the décor. The exhibitor stands were to die for. There was so much inspiration that I didn’t know where to start but I have some amazing ideas for next year to share with my wonderful couples. Flowers, balloons, lights, pom poms, sequins and glitter. They had it all.
Look at this amazing table by Ricky Paul flowers!
And these desert tables by Immaculate Confections.
I love the idea of a dessert table. Not everyone likes sweet things. ‘Crazy’ I hear you cry! I know but apparently it’s true and with things like pop corn you are able to accommodate those guest without a sweet tooth.
If you are recently engaged I would highly recommend a trip next year just for the inspiration alone!
Amazing wedding fairs
And my busy autumn just got busier from there! The rest of October saw me spending my weekends exhibiting at wedding fairs across Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Meeting with some wonderful couples, taking bookings in to 2018 and catching up with lots of lovely suppliers such as Phoebe from The Ivory Chapter and the gorgeous Emma Isaacs, as well as selling lots of Bridal gift boxes!
My emergency kit certainly sparked lots of conversation as did my amazing sign, courtesy of the lovely Kate of Splendid Signs. Check my sign out in her gallery!
Feature in Save the Date
I was then totally blown away to see the photo shoot I arranged featured in Save the Date. How exciting. You can see more here on the Honeysuckle and Castle blog. How amazing does it look?! Thank you so so much to all the amazing people who were involved.
Wedding open day at Clumber Park
November saw me planning an open day for the stunning Clumber Park wedding venue. Thank you so much to David and Jo from Every Occasion who provided a marquee on the Parsonage Lawn. We had the amazingly talented Wild Thyme and Avant Garden who provided us with flowers for the tables, Lisa Jayne Creative made some amazing table plans, table numbers and menus. Elizabeth Malcolm brought her georgous dresses. And Cherry Blossom made lots of tasty goodies which she totally insisted I ate. And there were lots more stunning suppliers, as well as a fox! Yes that’s right. We had an uninvited visitor who kept trying to get into the marquee! ‘How cute’ you say? Erm, no. He wasn’t so cute when he broke into the marquee over night, walked on the white chairs and the bar and then pooped in the door way. Perhaps he was looking for a trampoline or #BusterTheBoxer?
Phew! And that was my autumn which is ending with a new venture and a new offer at Rebecca Wilkie Weddings. What out for posts on Instagram and the launch at the spring wedding fairs early next year #popfizzclink
I hope your autumn was a busy and as productive as mine.