Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Fairytale Castle and a Dream...

Your Personal Invitation...

Do join us at this stunning Castle, near Ripon, at one of Yorkshire's finest wedding fairs,
this Sunday 29th April 2012, from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.
It's an amazing wedding fair, with such great exhibitors, actually some of the best!  We'll have 45 suppliers including florists, cakes, photographers, menswear, mother of the bride, musicians, venue stylists, jewellery, hair and make-up artists as well as a photo booth, chair covers and birds of prey!
Come along on Sunday for a glass of something chilled and try out some sushi canapes.  The first 100 Brides to take away a luxury gift bag and everyone who pre-registers, will be entered into various bridal competitions.  Come on the day too and you'll be entered into a prize of a lifetime, a honemoon or holiday to the Maldives, courtesy of Kuoni and in association with The Wedding Guide Magazine.
We really love this wedding venue but even if you have your venue arranged, don't be afraid to pop along, our exhibitors will be delighted to see you and offer their ideas and advice on how to make your day that extra bit special...

Here's to Sunday at Swinton Park, a perfect day out in sunshine or rain!
FREE admission!

See you soon!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The North of England Wedding Awards...

The North of England
Wedding Awards

The Wedding Affair are very proud and delighted to have been invited to be Judges for the North East, North of England Wedding Awards, in association with The Wedding Guide this year!  These Awards are Yorkshire's and the North East's most prestigious awards for client service excellence.

The Awards recognise those businesses which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspiring their customers to want to actively and positively promote them.

To find out more and enter your wedding business into the North of England Wedding Awards... either in Yorkshire and/or the North East, simply visit...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Networking Fun With A Cluedo Theme..... So Just Who Dunnit?

As you probably already know, we tend to have a theme (albeit slightly madcap usually!) for each of our networking sessions. It makes them fun and much more relaxed than your average networking event. To be fair, since when have we accepted average for anything?!

So this brings me to our most recent session, where we had some exciting news to announce. For those who still don't know (where have you been?), we are delighted to announce that we have been invited by Ripon Cathedral to organise their wedding show for January 2013, in collaboration with the Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign (RCDC).

With this in mind, we chose to have our networking event in this truly stunning building - in the Library in fact. And that's exactly where the Cluedo theme came from... Who Dunnit in the Library?

It started with a body being found most cruelly murdered, with a dagger in it's neck..... as the body had to be removed (for Health and Safety reasons, you understand!) the attendees were all sent a picture prior to arrival.........

So the question is, Who Dunnit in The Library, at Ripon Cathedral?

Here's some fabulous pictures taken by the lovely Miss Scarlett aka Nicky Chadwick... (

Loving the Dr Black character Lee (the original murder victim!)

Colonel Mustard working the crowd!
In keeping with the theme we had our very own Mrs Peacock, the fabulous Liz from Scandalous Affairs, assisting with the murder investigation and helping our intrepid detectives solve the murder. Liz and her team of actors can be hired to provide some of the best murder mystery entertainment around and they're guaranteed to keep you guessing right to the end as they are very talented!  I'll be bringing you more details of them soon...

The lovely Julie from Photobooth4You  ( very kindly brought along her fabulous booth with plenty of props for us to whittle down who actually did it.... in all honesty, looking at a selection of the pictures from the night, everyone should have been arrested!!!

See what I mean? Bang to rights - all of them. A very shady bunch indeed!!

Thank you to all at Ripon Cathedral for being such good sports on the night. And despite all the fun and frivolity, the murder was thankfully solved...

It was Reverend Green of course!!!! Well done to those who guessed correctly.

If anybody is interested in exhibiting at this fabulous venue on the 26th January 2013, then please email to register your interest. Spaces are filling fast, and unfortunately we are at full capacity for photographers.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Wedding for All Seasons Designer Wedding Show... the first of its kind in the North of England!

Well we promised you some delights and here they are...

We are very proud to be working alongside some amazing wedding suppliers and venues.  When we announced that we were designing a new, and I mean new concept in Designer Wedding Shows, everyone that came on board, all 74 of them, jumped at the chance of showing themselves in a different light.  Sorry we couldn't photograph every stand due to space but here are a few of them:-

The Spring Quarter by Firenza Floral Design

The Summer Quarter by Horti-couture


The Autumn Quarter by Twisted Willow Floristry

The Winter Quarter by Red Floral Architecture



We do hope you enjoyed our blog.  Our thanks go to those Exhibitors who spent time and money on making this event happen, for their enthusiasm and for embracing our dreams!

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to receive further information.  All the photographs are courtesy of Peter Boyd Photography.

Please find a link to the Exhibitors who attended this amazing Show...

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