Obviously behind the scenes it has been all go at the moment but on Sunday we were able to go along to a new wedding fayre, not to exhibit but to look around for our own wedding and get to know some of the great suppliers out there. We all know that networking is key to making your business work and these events are crucial, we are ourselves hunting for suitable fayres to exhibit at and we will keep you up to date on this….but for now let’s get back to the event.
The Great Hall Wedding Fayre took place on Sunday 26th March at Bristol Grammar School. The location was absolutely stunning, steeped in such history and grandeur, I would definitely recommend this as a possible venue for all prospective brides as it had brilliant backdrops for your photos as well as offering something a little different.
The event itself was a great mixture of all professions and with every exhibition space you got to see such amazing creativity. We love going to fayres with a strong theme and this fayre went more down the route of an eclectic and vintage nature. These fayres are so interesting and often provide brides and grooms with really unique ideas that are more outside of the box from what is on offer at the more commercialised events.
Every vendor we spoke too was so friendly, no one was pushy and just invited you to try their produce, glance at ideas and they generally made you feel that they were so interested in your special day and this for us is key. We want our clients to feel like that but as prospective customers ourselves it really is what makes us click with a vendor. Take for example Lighthaus Events and the wonderful Siobhan. I cannot stress how comfortable she made us feel…so much so we have booked her wonderful light up letters and props for our own wedding.
The styling by The Little Wedding Helper was beautiful as ever, Kirstens work is stunning and she is even a guest speaker at Chosen’s The Hub, an event where wedding industry specialists gather to look into new ways of growing your business. She is definitely one to keep track of and is someone who we hope we will be able to collaborate with in the future. As you can see she’s getting a lot of love at present!
We loved the work on show from Bake my Cake, Emmas latest masterpiece is so en vogue, the grey chalkboard cake mixed with pastel petals was divine and her biscuits are so cute. Big thumbs up from us on taste!
There were also some glorious flowers on display, we particularly enjoyed talking to Mim of Mim's Flower Shed. Her mixture of vintage styling and the choice of foliage was particularly lovely. Take the great idea for an alternative table plan and just take a look at these petite button holes - how adorable are they?
Some delicious food was on offer to taste, we loved the artisan cheesecakes on offer from Arch House Deli and we loved the drink dispensers being used by Relish Catering - great for a relaxed and homely feel at your wedding and so refreshing!
Previously featured on our Instagram feed, Heartfelt Vintage were there showing off their amazing collection of vintage wedding dresses bringing some by gown era glamour to the event. The handmade accessories on show by Vintage Button Bridal Designs were so pretty and take such a long time to create, take this stunning handmade hairpiece….isn’t it just stunning, easily took a whole day to complete!
The event was really great and we would definitely recommend it again to other potential bride and grooms, let's hope it returns soon.