Zoe and Nathan had a Harry Potter themed wedding at the beautiful Warwick House! Zoe got ready at the venue with Lauren Moore on make up and the Hair Company on hair. Zoe wore Dr. Martens with her Wed2b dress and dark lips, she looked gorgeous!
The ceremony began, to keep in with the Harry Potter theme, an owl flew the rings down the aisle. It was amazing! After Zoe and Nathan were married we went outside for photographs. Mid photographs, Nathan’s friend held a sign up saying Nathan was going to take Zoe to New York on Friday – the reactions say it all!
Warwick House was full of the Harry Potter theme and the wedding breakfast room looked great. The table art was by Kasi Firefly Tattoo and some of the other art by paperheartspaintings. The cake, (normal cake from the front, Harry Potter in the back) was by Kiss Me Cupcakes.
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Naomi and Ben got married at the stunning Rugby School. The home of Rugby and one of the oldest independent schools in Britain.. this place has seriously good architecture!
In the morning, Naomi got ready at a local hotel then left for the ceremony in a rather cool Tesla!
The ceremony began, which was taken by Naomi’s Godfather – a lovely personal touch!
Afterwards we were able to use the stunning grounds as a backdrop.. even though it was a little windy!
After the photographs, guests were seated for the wedding breakfast. The room looked beautiful with long tables in rows, full of beautiful flowers all by Naomi’s Mum, Peta. A tower of cupcakes by Delights by Donna sat proudly next to the main cake by Iona Steadman.
After the speeches the evening reception began which was a Ceilidh! The Gypsy Rogues played and got everyone to do the dance moves, it was a really fun ending to a lovely day!
Going to a gig in a different country was on my bucket list.. so I booked to see Banks in my favourite city Paris, she cancelled it. Anyway, still went and popped to some of my favourite places;
Eiffel Tower A must when you’re in Paris. I like looking at the tower from the trocadero, then walking down to it. Then taking a walk down the Av. Montaigne and dreaming of staying in the Plaza Athénée.
Irving Penn exhibition at the Grand Palais Absolutely love wandering round a gallery and soaking in some culture!
Place Vendome A pretty square on the walk upto the Palais Garnier.
Palais Garnier The opera house in Paris. My first time here, stunning. A must see!
Palais Royal and the Louvre The Palais Royal is close by the Louvre, a lovely gardens with some funky Instagram-able columns. Then the Louvre is a quick walk away!
Pont Alexandre iii My favourite bridge in Paris. I love watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle from here. LOVE IT.
Jardin Du Luxembourg Located in the Saint Germain area, the gorgeous gardens are great to walk around.
Café Du Flore Best place for eclairs. FACT.
Montmartre One of my favourite places in Paris, quintessentially French! I love the artists in the streets, the musicians as you walk by and pretty buildings.
Musée d’Orsay Huge museum, home to some Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and many many more. Great walk around and has a huge clock which makes great photos.
Where do you like to go in Paris? I still feel like there’s a million more things to see any do!
Wendy and Malcolm got married at the gorgeous Curradine Barns. This is such a lovely venue!
In the morning, Wendy got ready at the barn alongside her bridesmaid. Claire Bache was on make up, whilst Becky B from Legends Hair and Beauty styled their hair. Once ready, Wendy got into her stunning Maggie Sottero dress and was ready to go to the ceremony!
The ceremony room is such a lovely intimate room, where guests sit on benches. Once Wendy and Malcolm were married, guests enjoyed drinks in the courtyard and Wendy’s hockey friends did a hockey stick arch for their exit.
We took photographs in the lovely grounds and then returned inside for the wedding breakfast that had a ski-ing theme!
After speeches, Wendy and Malcolm cut their Cupcake Corner by Jo cake and danced the night away to The Coverups!
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Rebecca and Josh got married on a sunny October day at Warwick House. Warwick House have just re vamped their bridal preparation room.. which looks gorgeous, all ready for Rebecca and her bridesmaids to get ready in! Aimee Garner was on hair and make up, and once finished Rebecca got into her beautiful dress from Emma Phillips Bridal Studio.
The ceremony began and then it was outside for photographs – the sun still shining! We were so lucky with the weather, the sun looks so nice when it’s out this time of year.
The wedding breakfast and speeches began as it began to get dark outside, which was perfect for the sparklers in the evening!
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Connie and Ollie got married at the beautiful Walton Hall. In the morning, Connie and her bridesmaids got ready at the venue, with their hair and make up done by the talented Matilda Lansdown. Connie looked absolutely stunning in her Maggie Sottero dress from Shakespeare in Love and the most gorgeous navy blue Jimmy Choo’s.
Once ready, we took a short walk to the Chapel where the ceremony began. It was a lovely intimate ceremony and one of Connie’s friends sang – she was fab!
After the ceremony it was back outside for photographs, in the gorgeous grounds. It was a little chilly so we didn’t walk too far but it is so beautiful around Walton Hall that we didn’t need to!
We then headed in for the wedding breakfast, speeches and cutting of the cake. Connie and Ollie had a bride and groom caterpillar cake from Marks and Spencer’s, such a great idea!
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Kristy and Kev got married at The Granary at Fawsley, it’s a lovely intimate venue with a country feel.. which meant their gorgeous dog Albie could attend!
In the morning, Kristy got ready at the venue with her bridesmaids. Make up was by Keira at Belle Beautique and hair by Lauren Taylor from Asti’s Hair. Kristy had spent months growing the flowers for her bouquet and arranged them herself – such a great idea!
The ceremony began, all watched by Albie who was very well behaved! Then it was into the beautiful grounds for photographs, all before the rain came!
Kristy and Kev met whilst travelling, so there was a little travel theme for the day which was reflected in the decor. In the evening, came the speeches and then guests partied the night away and ate pizza from the pizza oven – YES.
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I spent Sunday having a wander around The Wedding Fair’s fair at Stoneleigh Park. I didn’t have a stand but was kindly offered some tickets to have a walk round – and I am glad I did! It was just the right size and wasn’t at all overwhelming. I didn’t feel like there were too many of the same supplier, there was a great choice!
I got to meet some fabulous people like Fern and Foxglove. Their dresses are right up my street! It was really good to chat to some suppliers and do a little networking!
I also really enjoyed the catwalk show. It wasn’t on for too long so there wasn’t a chance to get bored. There was a great selection of dresses for different styles.
Thank you also to everyone who entered my competition to win tickets to the show!
Dani and Luke got married at the gorgeous Swallow’s Nest Barn. In the morning Dani got ready with her bridesmaids and Mum, with Chloe Bullimore on hair and Alison Pickerill on make up. Dani wore a beautiful dress by Alfred Angelo from The White Boutique, Leamington and carried a bouquet made by her Mum!
Once ready the ceremony began. The room looked great with lots of little details. After the ceremony we had a little walk to take some photographs, thankfully the weather stayed dry! Then it was inside for the wedding breakfast. Again, the room looked stunning.. with a very strong GIN theme! Which also tied in with the cocktail making class after the speeches – great idea!
In the evening, the band ‘come together‘ played whilst Dani and Luke had their first dance and cut their gorgeous cake by Cake Design by Pamela. Then guests danced the night away!
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You’ve got the ring on your finger and it’s now time to start planning the big day – but where do you start? The West Midlands Wedding Fair in Warwickshire, is a great place to begin, with everything under one roof – from venues and dresses, to bands and florists– you’ll be on your way before you can say ‘I do’. The Wedding Fairs have compiled a list of our top 10 tips to make sure you make the most out of your visit!
Before you head down, make sure you visit the fairs website to familiarise yourself with the show, the features and all of our exhibitors, and then be sure to follow our top tips for your first visit…
1. Start your day at the Catwalk Show
There’s no better place to see a wide variety of beautiful wedding dresses than live on the runway. Large scale shows will always have a fantastic runway, with top bridal boutiques showcasing the year’s most sought after designs and elegant classics, in a choreographed showcase that shows you a wide variety of dresses. Grab a glass of bubbly and watch as models run the catwalk in beautiful gowns and elegant footwear, bridesmaids and occasion wear, joined onstage by male models showcasing tailored suits. It’s the perfect way to start your day and get you inspired to start hunting. We run four catwalks a day at all of The West Midland Wedding Fair.
2. Find your Wedding Dress
Having seen the dresses on the catwalk, take note of your favourites and head to the boutiques and designers to try them on. At The Wedding Fair, we have a plenty of bridal designers and boutiques where you’ll be able to try on the gowns you’ve just seen on the runway, as well as hundreds more. With a huge selection of dresses, experts are always on hand at any fair to assist you in looking for your perfect dress and guide you in the right direction to make sure you feel and look your best on your big day.