In 2015 I was invited to be a keynote speaker at one of the Cornwall WedMeetups. Now, entrepreneurs Hazel Parsons and Jenny Wren, the team behind Cornwall and Devon WedMeetup, have announced the launch of South West WedMeetup, an exciting two day business extravaganza open to wedding suppliers in the South West.
The South West’s Biggest Wedding Supplier Event
The event will offer networking opportunities and business insights aplenty for attendees. Key highlights will include a wedding business help desk, trade show, marketing and empowerment workshops, and an impressive line-up of speakers.
Where and When
South West WedMeetup will take place on 26th – 27th February, 10am to 4.30pm, at Deer Park Country House Hotel in Devon. The two day extravaganza is set to welcome more than 200 wedding businesses from the South West of England – from Bristol to Cornwall. It is the place to be if you are looking to develop and grow your business in 2018.
Did you see our feature on Friday showcasing the incredible Aruna Seth bridal shoes? Well, we’re delighted to team up with Aruna Seth to give you the chance to win bridal shoes of your choice, up to the value of £650.
There are so many beautiful styles in the bridal shoe collection, including the infamous Farfalla shoe with the trademark butterfly. Whether you are looking for a comfy pair of ballerina style pumps, an open toe pair for a summer wedding, or a pair of shoes to wow the crowds, you will find your dream shoes in the Aruna Seth collection. Many Aruna Seth styles are also available in their amazing Tiffany blue colour, so these could also be your ‘something blue’!
You could win bridal shoes of your choice from Aruna Seth, up to the value of £650. Browse the range at arunaseth.com/bridal.
PapaKåta are the folks who specialise in hiring giant teepees and sperry tents, giving you the perfect space to create your own magical wedding. Pop along to the PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend on 14th – 15th October 2017 to enjoy a ‘festival like’ wedding event and see for yourself how amazing their teepees and tents are.
PapaKåta is using autumn inspiration to create breathless tablescapes and glamorous styling decor ideas. The open weekend is the perfect place to see the beautiful tents in all their glory and gain inspiration you for your own wedding or event.
The idyllic setting and natural surroundings of Escrick Park will once again be home to the Sperry Tent and Teepees for the autumn open weekend. It’s a stunning wedding venue just a stone’s throw from York City centre.
Suppliers and Highlights
During this event there will also be lots of wonderful suppliers to help you with every stage of your wedding planning. Michelle Kelly of Pocketful of Dreams is in charge of the design and styling, with floral inspiration courtesy of Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design and teepee florals by Hart Company.
The National Wedding Show returns this autumn with everything you need to plan your perfect wedding day, all under one roof. In our latest competition we have two pairs of VIP tickets to give away for each of the show locations.
The autumn 2017 shows are set to be bigger and better than before, showcasing over 300 experts. You will find everything from stunning countryside venues to picturesque villas, award-winning photographers, wedding day cars, entertainment acts and much more.
One of the best parts of The National Wedding Show is the catwalk, where bridal designers showcase some of their new designs for the coming season (I can’t wait!). The much-loved catwalk shows will feature the latest trends in bridal wear, menswear, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride outfits. You will see looks from brands such as Maggie Sottero, David’s Bridal, Young’s Hire, Rainbow Club, Ben Sherman and Allure Bridals. Plus, you will get inspiration for every aspect of your wedding day look with on-trend bridal hairstyle, make-up and accessory ideas.
New for autumn 2017 is the Inspiration Lab. Here you will get the opportunity to get involved with a selection of workshops throughout the weekend to learn hints and tips for your big day. If you are thinking of adding a personal touch to your special day then look no further.
I am very excited about the Inspired Bakes Gallery. This area will showcase delectable wedding cakes from the region’s top cake makers, helping you choose the perfect wedding cake for your big day.
In Manchester you can visit the Floral Inspiration Lab. Here talented experts from top florist Joseph Massie will host free DIY workshops, teaching you skills to make some truly beautiful floral creations.
Are you looking for a beautiful country retreat for your wedding? A venue filled with history for you to hold your own magical wedding? Country House Wedding Venues’ Leez Priory and Gosfield Hall in Essex are hosting wedding open days on Sunday 10th September 2017. This is the perfect opportunity to visit the venues, experience the glory and speak to the wedding teams. What’s more, they’re also both currently offering an amazing discounted package…
Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside.
With a choice of seven licensed ceremony settings your day can really be personalised to you. The historic Great Tower, adjacent to the main house, provides an intimate setting inside or an imposing backdrop for an outdoor ceremony on sunny days. Within the main house the Great Hall is full of character and charm or the house itself could be the setting for your ceremony. Whatever your taste or theme, Leez Priory can offer the location to make your dreams come true as you say “I do”.
A former royal residence nestled in a village location among the beautiful Essex countryside, Gosfield Hall stands proud, overlooking the sparkling Gosfield Lake and nearby Gosfield Golf Course.
The Queen Charlotte’s Oak panelled gallery, with its 120ft long aisle, is perfect for wedding ceremonies, and the newly licensed carriageway is a gorgeous location for outdoor ceremonies on sunny days.
23 beautiful bedroom suites, offered to you exclusively for your wedding night, provide the perfect end to your day at Gosfield Hall. The Lady’s Chambers Cottage is available to the bride and bridesmaids the night before the wedding so they can awaken revived and refreshed ready for their morning preparations and pampering.
To book your appointment at Gosfield Hall please call 01787 472 914 or email [email protected].
All remaining dates until 28th February 2018 at Leez Priory and Gosfield Hall are now available from just £5,500 for 60 guests. Plus, have an extra 40 evening only guests completely free of charge.