Lets start at the very beginning!
On June 1st, we indulged in our very first bit of wedding planning. After following Fulford Flowers on Facebook for a long time, I became obsessed with their designs.
As soon as I became engaged I knew I had to attend this wedding fayre, I knew this was an annual event at the York Barbican, but I was well aware I would look like a physco girl friend attending before I even became engaged. So when Leigh finally popped the question just a few weeks before, I made sure we had to be there.
In true Neal style, we arrived 45 minutes early... so we decided to walk into York and visit our lovely jewellers Bradley's on Petergate. Kate and the team are so friendly and really make you feel like a princess, this was my first visit as Leigh bought the ring without me. The girls in the shop wanted to hear all about the proposal so it gave me the opportunity to show off my ring in person.
When we finally arrived back at the Barbican it was just in time for the doors to open. With the most amazing cars outside and rose petals on the ground it really was the perfect entrance.
Once inside we where greeted and encouraged to enter a competition to win Ed Sheeran tickets. This was our introduction to the wedding world, let alone our first wedding fayre I was amazed at how many stands there where.
At first I was a little over whelmed and didn’t know where to start.
Lots of businesses stood out to me and there where also lots of types of businesses I wouldn’t even of thought of.
Along with all the standard wedding services, something which caught my eye was the Le Creuset gift list, what a wonderful way to start married life than with a kitchen full of colourful cook wear!
One supplier which we were both in love with was Superior Motor Cars, the lady on the stand was so friendly, she was a friend of the company and had used the cars at her own wedding. Having her perspective really sold this company for me. Along with the cars at the entrance the gallery was amazing. My Fiancée was really taken by the old American muscle cars, I think the appeal was that you could drive yourself to the venue (which the groom’s men would love), and I think he thought this would be the perfect way to start the day.
Meeting Sheryl the event organiser was a lovely part of the day, she runs Fulford Flowers and she really is a book of knowledge about weddings and local suppliers. Amongst all the lot stands her company really caught my eye, the fresh flowers looked fantastic and I could really see myself being surrounded by her flowers on my big day.
As this was the first wedding fayre we had attended I really feel like I walked around in a massive daze. Trying to take everthing in and pick up as much information as we could, we came home with bags of information from suppliers and my little wedding planning album is now well and truly starting to take shape.
Below is a list of supplier which really stood out to me:
· Superior Motor Cars- 01759 368544 www.superiormotorcars.co.uk
· Fulford Flowers - 01904 631791 www.fulfordflowers.com
· Ambience Venue Styling - 07792 353092 www.ambiencevenuestyling.com/contact-us/york/
· Hornington Manor Yorkshire- 01132 055204 www.horningtonmanorholidaylets.co.uk
· Birds Vintage Tea Party - 07796360133 www.birdsvintageteaparty.co.uk