Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Wedding Dresses

If you are planning a winter wedding, you may be concerned about choosing the perfect wedding dress.  Don't worry!  With a careful eye, the right accessories will make your wedding dress stunning AND appropriate for winter.  Consider sleeves, boleros, fur shawls, capes, gloves, and sparkling jewelry to make your wedding dress the perfect ensemble for a winter princess!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Wedding For All Seasons...... Design, Adventure and The Limelight....

Yorkshire's finest Wedding Show is coming soon!  Don't miss this one, its a different concept of wedding fairs and we really mean that, its not only for the girls but for the boys too...

Our belief is that there are some exceptionally talented people in the wedding industry and lots of them live in the North! We wanted to create a show that followed our usual format of fabulous suppliers, brought together in the house or grounds of a Stately Home or historical building but that was much bigger and far more interactive, ultimately the North of England's finest Wedding Fair.

We spent the best part of a year trying to work out the best location for this show - the logistics needed to be just right. We wanted a Stately Home rather than a corporate environment, but we needed to have the right space, be not too far from a main city and have sufficient parking for a high number of cars. And then we found it... but even then, we didn't mention anything to the venue and instead arranged a 'normal' fair to test the water.

The fair was a fabulous success and it confirmed our thoughts that it was exactly the right place to bring our ideas to reality. We are incredibly lucky - the venue have a fantastic 'can do' attitude and jumped on board with the plans the second we announced them. Have you worked out where it is yet? For those not in the know, it's the absolutely stunning Newburgh Priory, in Coxwold, 20 minutes outside of York, just off the main A19 near Thirsk. This venue is truly gorgeous for a million reasons and we can't wait for you to see it.

Which brings me to the 'New' Show - of course lots of things will be the same - fabulous suppliers, stunning Stately Home and The Wedding Affair team to pull it all together, but there's also going to be a few different things too. We always wanted to provide that spectacular interactive fair, with so much to be involved in, the Brides and Grooms could be there all day and still want to come back! And so we arrive at A Wedding For All Seasons....

To purchase tickets please go to ORDER NOW!

Here's some of the highlights and as the date approaches we'll share more with you:-

The Design Quarter
We wanted to inspire our brides and grooms and allow them to step into a wedding theme - therefore we have a marquee housed in the beautiful ruins of the old ballroom, divided into four quarters to represent each season and designed and styled by some of the best florists and venue stylists.  You will be amazed at the colours, accessories and styling involved in making each wedding unique.

The Wedding Affair Boutique
Wouldn't it be fabulous to have an on-site boutique that brides can talk to Yorkshire Designer's and see the latest trends and accessories.

The Limelight Catwalk Shows
We've got three amazing Catwalk Shows a day delivered to you by The Model Experience, showcasing designs not only in the Seasons but the latest Designer fashions from Bridal, Menswear and Milliners...

The Adventure Zone
We haven't forgotten those adventurous Brides and Grooms amongst us and they can step into the Adventure Zone to ride quad bikes through the woods or have a go at archery and the climbing wall.  For the quieter Groom try your hand at Black Jack or Roulette and bring out the gambler in you!  All activities are included in the price of the admission ticket and a competition will be run for an Adventure Weekend for Four for the highest score with 3 arrows on the weekend.

The Wedding School
We are delighted that we will have an on-site wedding school for brides to attend and have sessions on etiquette, planning their wedding and inspiration. It's back to basics with a fabulous planner! Perhaps you would like some tuition on wowing your guests in the first dance, this is the place to do it. 

The Cocktail Bar
We've had a sublime cocktail created especially for us, layered in our corporate colours and fabulously tasty. Lucky VIP Brides will have the opportunity to sample this as part of their ticket but it will be available on sale too!

The Beauty Room
Forget going to a Spa that weekend, come to A Wedding for All Seasons, where you'll be pampered with beauty treatments and complimentary hair and make-up consultations.  This is the ultimate day out for Bride to be.

Bride & Groom Competitions
Don't forget when you register for tickets to enter our Competitions.  We've got a fabulous Designer Couture Dress from Jane Elmer Couture worth £1,500, a delicious Wedding Cake or Cupcake Tower from Cakes for All Occasions Yorkshire, an Adventure Weekend for 4 from our Sponsors Maximum Adventure, win a pair of Weddington Boots courtesy of ourselves and various other fabulous competitions running throughout the weekend.  You've just got to come and see for yourselves!

To purchase tickets please go to ORDER NOW!

This is all just for starters and we have many other ideas that we are currently working on - our ideas are limitless! We'll be releasing more details soon with Blogs about our fabulous sponsors, those people involved in the areas mentioned above, and more sneak previews of what will be going on. We can't wait to share them with you.
If you are a prospective supplier or sponsor then please email enquiries@theweddingaffair.co.uk as we now have very limited spaces available.

If you are a Bride or Groom and would like to attend the fair, please visit A Wedding for All Seasons Registration or alternatively to purchase tickets please go to ORDER NOW!

Admission will be £5.00 per person or £15.00 for VIP's.  VIP tickets will include the entrance fee, a Wedding Affair Cocktail, Invitation to a private Champagne Reception on Friday 23rd March, a luxury gift bag, priority wedding school and adventure zone sessions and various discounts from selected suppliers.

To purchase tickets please go to ORDER NOW!

This is going to be the finest Yorkshire Wedding Show, you'll ever see... we would love you to be a part of it and join us for this incredible event.

For further information about all our Fairs in 2012, visit www.theweddingaffair.co.uk

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Choose the Right Taste Your Christmas Wedding Cakes

Christmas weddings are preferred more nowadays by couples as they want to add the excitement and joy of the festivity to their wedding and make it more enjoyable. The festive mood is contagious and couples put in all efforts to make their Christmas weddings as special as possible. They plan every part of their wedding well in advance and especially the wedding cake. Christmas wedding cakes become the highlight of Christmas weddings and it is essential to choose the right taste that would be enjoyed by one and all.

Ideas to Choose Christmas Wedding Cakes with the Right Taste

You can do a simple research to know the varieties available in wedding cakes that would match your taste and also your Christmas wedding theme. Decide whether you want a cake recipe based on fondant or a simple white wedding cake. You can also opt for a fruit-based cake recipe or jam based recipe depending upon your taste and budget.

It is also easy to buy a simple white fondant cake and decorate it with different things like flowers, ribbons, toppers, and ornaments. Since yours would be a Christmas wedding add elements that would remind everyone of the festive season. Snowflakes, red accents, pinecones, Christmas trees, and Santa with Reindeers, etc., can be used to decorate your wedding cake and make your Christmas wedding a truly special event that would be remembered by everyone for many years to come.

Rich colored fondants in red and green can also be used on alternate tiers of your cake and also decorate your cake with flowers like daisy and cherries. This would reflect the spirit of Christmas in a unique way. You can opt for cookies as wedding favors that are famously used in Christmas or winter wedding. Snowball cookies are very popular cookies that can be given to your guests as wedding favors. This would delight your guests to no end and they would remember your Christmas wedding with a big smile.

If you want to try something different you can opt for cupcake wedding cakes that taste really out-of-the-world. Cupcake fruit recipes would be ideal for your Christmas wedding. You can arrange for a cake stand that resembles a fountain setup and place the cupcakes on it. Place a larger cake at the top with a snowman cake topper. Cake icing paints can also be used to decorate the cupcakes. For example, paint them red and green alternatively. If you have the time, prepare fondant icing and cut them into desired shapes like snowflakes. Decorate each cupcake with the icing and your Christmas wedding cake is ready.

Ice-Blue Wedding Cake

Make your cake the perfect reflection of the snow and blue sky. Choose a simple three tier white fondant cake and wrap each tier at the bottom with ice-blue colored satin ribbons. Icing in the shapes of small stars and dots can be designed on each tier to make your cake really cool.

Get ready to be showered by praises from your wedding guests for your yummy and stunning wedding cake.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sometimes, when things come to an end, there's nothing but sadness...

That is unless it's an end of season event at The Wedding Affair! Sunday, 20th November saw us descend on the Legard family's beautiful home, Scampston Hall, enveloped in a mystical shroud of fog, once more for our last fair of the season and what a fabulous fair it was!

Despite a thick fog, the brides just kept coming - firstly having the opportunity to view the stunning Hall and then the magnificent marquee provided by Your Marquee www.your-marquee.co.uk. And whilst the weather outside was a little miserable, the atmosphere inside was decidedly party like! This may have been due partly to the fabulous 10ft Christmas tree which glittered and sparkled away in the centre of the marquee.

We were very lucky to have the talented Nicky Chadwick www.nickychadwickphotography.co.uk on hand to take photographs of the event so that we could share it with those that were unable to make it. I've said it many times and I will say it again - a picture speaks a thousand words so here's some of the stunning shots that Nicky took for us. Aren't they just beautiful? We're so grateful that she gave up her Sunday for us!








Thanks to the lovely Beth and Sarah for modelling!

Our gratitude and love go to the following for their continued support and help on the day:-

Scampston Hall - www.scampston.co.uk

Friends for Dinner - www.friends4dinner.co.uk
Helen Guy Hair and Make Up Artist - www.helenguy.co.uk
Plush Bridal Boutique - www.plushweddingboutique.com
Mia Sposa - www.miasposayork.co.uk
Alice & Rose Floral  - www.aliceandrosefloral.co.uk
Nicky Chadwick Photography - www.nickychadwickphotography.co.uk 

With special thanks to the Legard family, our fabulous suppliers and the many lovely brides and grooms who attended the show yesterday. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Although this was the last fair of the 2011 season, we have a list of events for 2012, including our two day designer show, A Wedding For All Seasons on the 24th and 25th March. This will undoubtedly be the biggest and the finest fair in the region with over 70 suppliers, a Design Quarter, Adventure Zone, Wedding Boutique, Beauty Room, Wedding School, The Limelight Catwalk, Champagne & Cocktail Bar, an Entertainment Zone and much much more. Visit our website www.theweddingaffair.co.uk for further information on this event, plus over 400 pages of inspiration, high quality suppliers and fabulous photo shoots.

Wedding Fairs in 2012:-

The Wedding Affair at York Marriott - Sunday 22nd January 2012, 12pm to 4pm (50 Exhibitors_
A Wedding for All Seasons at Newburgh Priory - Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2012, 11am to 4pm (70 Exhibitors)
The Wedding Affair at Swinton Park - Sunday 29th April 2012, 12pm to 4pm (45 Exhibitors)
The Wedding Affair at Sutton Park - Sunday 27th May 2012, 12pm to 4pm (40 Exhibitors)
The Wedding Affair at Goldsborough Hall - Sunday 24th June 2012, 12pm to 4pm (35 Exhibitors)

For details about exhibiting at our Fairs in 2012, contact us at enquiries@theweddingaffair.co.uk or ring to book your stand on 0843 289 8504.  If you are a Bride or Groom and would like to register to attend our Fairs, go to www.theweddingaffair.co.uk/registration.html.

We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our Fairs!