A glass of bubbly in hand, a goodie bag filled with wedding favours and chats with plenty of wonderful wedding suppliers whilst looking at some amazing wedding dresses. Made our first day at The National Wedding Show great and we wanted to share with you the best bits from our first day.
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The best of the UK’s wedding suppliers were celebrating this month at The 2014 Wedding Industry
Hosted by Sky News’ Sarah Hewson, the awards recognise the very best in service, innovation, professionalism and passion.
From bridal gowns, wedding flowers, hair and make-up to venues, transport, entertainment and photography, every winner was cheered by the 450 strong audience and everyone who had reached the shortlist for each of the 24 categories had much to celebrate.
I would like to share with you all what I am doing in the week leading up to the big day, which will hopefully give you an insight into how hectic it can be and also the emotions that you may experience.
Don't forget to check in with me again on Monday morning!
But he eventually did, and after many months of preparation the big day is just 5 days away and we thought it would be fun to share the trials and tribulations of a bride who has all the possible contacts and connections to ensure that her wedding does without a murmer of a problem ... if only life was that simple.
Today, a big "thumbs down" to Sainsburys in Wantage. We would always recommend that you use a catering hire company for all your glasses, and Trudi has used Oxford Event Hire for mst things, but when supermarkets offer free or cheap glass hire it is tempting. Needless to say the order, placed many months ago, was lost by Sainsbury's staff. We will be sipping champagne straight from the bottle.
And another thumbs down, again for Sainsbury's. They need 7 days notice, not 5 days, to supply fresh bread rolls. They don't sound that fresh if they need that much notice. Now, I don't mind sipping champagne from the bottle but eating hog roast without the roll might get messy. Hoping that our friends at GW Shepherd Bakery in Chieveley may come to the rescue.
Hot on the heels of the trend for French Croquembouche at weddings, macaron pyramids are making an appearance at weddings this summer, particularly in London where specialist French bakeries are more accessible, although the chain bakeries are not always delivering the quality required for weddings.
The colourful macarons (pronounced macaroons in the UK) are sandwiched with a light filling and displayed on an inverted cone.
As macarons can be made in virtually any colour and flavour we can see these being a huge hit for anyone wanting to add a splash of colour to their reception, and vintage colours; mint green, cream, dusky rose and lavender, work particularly well.
If your Wedding Day is looking like it might rain, then plan ahead! Don't just consider your hair and dress getting wet, but what about your feet as well?
Not all brides have the luxury of being able to arrive on the doorstep of their church or venue, so why not make sure your feet remain dry with a pair of wedding wellies.
Perdita's Wedding Shoes supply wedding wellies that are already decorated and some that even have a heel. But if you are a bit creative, why not buy a plain pair of wellies and decorate them yourself.
Not only is this a very practical option if the ground is wet, but what a great opportunity for some fun photos!
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