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“It’s all worth in the end!”

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Makeup By Charlotte Benson

 

Tell us a little bit about your business…

Bridal & special occasion makeup artist, trained in Manchester Trafford college have been working in the south Cumbria area for three years, freelance and home-based, using a variety of high-end makeup.

 

What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry?

Working the in the wedding Industry is one of the best things I love about doing makeup, I find it very satisfying once showing the finished result to the bride and also the outcome of the photographs.

 

Why do you think it’s important for couples planning their special day, to visit wedding fairs?

It’s very important for couples to visit wedding fairs to see the different varieties and packages that business can offer

 

Do you have any new products you will be introducing in the new year?

I am constantly updating my makeup kit with the best high-end product once something new is available.

 

Do you have any special offers available at the Wedding Fair?

I do offer a special discount when a group booking is made.

 

What is the BEST piece of advice that you can give to a couple planning their wedding?

Be very prepared, book in advance and don’t stress it’s all worth in the end!

 

“See first hand what professionals have to offer”

 

Music can be a great way to set the mood for your wedding ceremony or breakfast, whether it be classical or something a little more modern it’s bound to set your day with a fantastic impression for your guests! We spoke to Paul Heptinstall Romantic Piano and Smooth Sax ahead of our Winter Wonderland Wedding Fair. 

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Paul Heptinstall Romantic Piano and Smooth Sax

Tell us a little bit about your business…

I offer live music from the ceremony through to first dance.

What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry?

Meeting new clients and families and working with great venues and staff.

Why do you think it’s important for couples planning their special day, to visit wedding fairs?

To see first hand what professionals have to offer.

Do you have any new products you will be introducing in the new year?

I have just completed a new promotional DVD which Brides and Grooms can take away and view.

Do you have any special offers available at the Wedding Fair?

I don’t offer discounts because I set my fees at a fair price for what I offer clients.

What is the BEST piece of advice that you can give to a couple planning their wedding?

If you like what someone does book them – don’t leave it and then be disappointed because your date has gone.

Have fun and enjoy your planning!

Want to add a ‘Vintage’ touch to your Wedding? The Teeny Tiny China Company is the company for you!

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The Teeny Tiny China Company 

Tell us a little bit about your business…

About Us Based in the beautiful are of Morecambe Bay I’m a vintage loving married mother of two teeny tiny people. I was already in the wedding industry creating bespoke bridal flowers and stationery for my wonderful couples. I was asked on several occasions during our initial consultation if I hired my vintage china out? The answer had always been a no. This was to change when my friend wanted to ask his partner to marry him, so with a vintage picnic complete with linens, china and glass wear he asked on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Williamsons Park. I’m pleased to say the two are to be married. This was the start of The Teeny Tiny China Company. Offering beautiful vintage pieces for all sizes of event, from a romantic proposal for two to an event for 200 people.

What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry? 

I love working with my couples as they plan their wedding day, as it is a pleasure to join in their excitement.

Why do you think it’s important for couples planning their special day, to visit wedding fairs?

I always advise my couples to attend fairs so that they can get ideas and save money

Do you have any new products you will be introducing in the new year?

I will continue to expand our selection of beautiful china and props, as well as complete packages to include full artificial flower and stationery packages

Do you have any special offers available at the Wedding Fair?

Our 10 person complete setting is available at £50 for couples at the wedding fair, with 10% off flower and stationery orders.

What is the BEST piece of advice that you can give to a couple planning their wedding?

As a recent bride and a supplier, don’t worry about the small things. Remember your wedding is about your love for one anther and sharing this with your family and friends. They will honestly will not notice, nor will they care if your sweets don’t match your chair sashes. Have fun and enjoy your planning, then enjoy your wedding day even if it isn’t quite right.

“Relax and enjoy every moment…”

 

The best thing about wedding photographers is that every single one is unique yet, they want the same outcome – To capture those special moments throughout your wedding day that you will cherish forever… We spoke to the talented Ladybirds Photography ahead of this year’s Winter Wonderland Wedding Fair…

 

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Ladybirds Photography

Tell us a little bit about your business…

Specialising in Wedding and Family Photography aiming to capture those natural moments

 

 

What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry?

The rush, the pressure, the change, the people and much more. It is a different experience with every wedding, it is never the same which makes it exciting every time.

 

 

Why do you think it’s important for couples planning their special day, to visit wedding fairs?

It is always best to meet as many suppliers as you can before booking anyone for your big day so you know you got the right one for you.Wedding fairs are the best place to see, meet and compare all different suppliers.Don`t forget the freebies and drinks 🙂

 

 

 

Do you have any new products you will be introducing in the new year?

I have a brand new wedding package coming in the new year, I am planning to introduce it in January 2018.

Do you have any special offers available at the Wedding Fair?

I will be giving a complimentary pre-wedding photoshoot with any bookings made on the day.

What is the BEST piece of advice that you can give to a couple planning their wedding?

Just stop stressing!Relax and make sure you enjoy every moment from start to finish…

 

Book early!

Deciding on a wedding cake that’s right for you can be difficult with various styles around… Speaking to a professional may help you narrow down your ideas and give you a better inkling in what you want. We spoke to the lovely Corr’s Cakes about her tips and tricks ahead of our Winter Wonderland Wedding Fair…

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Corr’s Cakes

Tell us a little bit about your business…

Corr’s cakes is a award winning cake design business that has been creating beautiful and bespoke cakes for over 8 years. Each order is unique to the couple and is created with the upmost care and attention to detail. The taste is just as important as the look which is why we offer over 12 delectable flavours. Despite the many hours of hard work that goes into each beautiful creation, our prices are always reasonable.

 

What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry?

Meeting and working with all my lovely couples and their families. Many of them will come back time and time again for other important celebrations cakes. Some of my past couples have even become friends, there is nothing nicer than meeting two people so in love and excited to start they married life together. It makes me feel very honoured to be part of something so special.

Why do you think it’s important for couples planning their special day, to visit wedding fairs?

To shop around and gain ideas, most businesses are online theses days but it’s always nice to meet theses people in person and see their work up close. Plus there will be many ideas at the fairs that you didn’t think of or know were possible. And sometimes there are discounts on offer, which is always a bonus.

 

 

Do you have any new products you will be introducing in the new year?

I am always trying out new techniques and keeping up to date with current trends. Plus there are always new flavours being cooked up in the kitchen.

Do you have any special offers available at the Wedding Fair?

Yes, I will be offering 4 tiers for the price of 3 plus a free couples cake!

What is the BEST piece of advice that you can give to a couple planning their wedding?

Book early! Once you have decided on a supplier, book them early. No one wants to be disappointed by missing out on their preferred supplier.

Abbey House Hotel & Gardens Vintage Wedding Fair – Stefanie Grisdale Hair & Makeup Artist

On Sunday 30th October 2016 Abbey House will holding a ‘Vintage Wedding Fair’ from 10am untill 2pm. Come down and explore our unique venue, chat to suppliers and discover lots of inspirational ideas!

We asked each of our suppliers a series of questions, for you to get to know a little bit more about them and their business’.

Today’s supplier is the lovely Stefanie Grisdale Hair & Makeup Artist!

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Favourite Colour

Green & pink

Favourite Movie

Pretty Woman & The Wedding Planner

Favourite Song

Somewhere over the rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Favourite part of a wedding

The favourite part for me at a wedding is when the bride walks down the aisle and you see the love on the grooms face – such a special moment!

About you & your business

Award winning Hair & Makeup Artist working freelance in the Lake District & Surrounding areas. I use high quality products to enhance the clients natural beauty and go the extra mile to ensure they have the best experience on their wedding day.

Best thing about working with Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Abbey House is such a fantastic venue that has it all, which has been  proven by it’s popularity! I feel very excited to be recommended by this beautiful hotel!

 

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Abbey House Hotel & Gardens Vintage Wedding Fair – Love It Studios

On Sunday 30th October 2016 Abbey House will holding a ‘Vintage Wedding Fair’ from 10am untill 2pm. Come down and explore our unique venue, chat to suppliers and discover lots of inspirational ideas!

We asked each of our suppliers a series of questions, for you to get to know a little bit more about them and their business’.

Today’s supplier is the fantastic Love It Studios!

 

Favourite colour

Blue

Favourite movie

Star Wars

Favourite song

Bryan Adams, Summer of 69

Favourite part of a wedding

Bride & Groom natural photos

 

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About you and your business

I have been a wedding photographer for 7 years and do a maximum of 30 weddings a year, this means i can offer couple the best attention at all times.

I tailor my service to suit the requirements of the couple, from formal photos to 100% natural all day long.

 

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Best thing about working at Abbey House Hotel & Gardens?

The bulk of my weddings are at Abbey House and it is an excellent venue, I even had my own wedding here 14 years ago.

Abbey house offer the couple the best of attention and service and along with excellent photos inside and out.

Find out more about Love It Studios by visiting there website.

 

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Aynsley & Ben – A Fairy Tale Wedding

Back in July, we had the very glamorous Aynsley & Ben celebrate their marriage at Abbey House Hotel & Gardens. The day was magical from start to finish, filled with love, laughter and tears from all their close family and friends.

The happy couple booked out Abbey House Hotel & Gardens exclusively for their day along with our Crystal Package.

Eriin Browne defiantly captured the romance in the air on the day!

 

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We caught up with the lovely Aynsley and Ben after the wedding to ask her a couple of questions about their big day! 

 

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How did you know Abbey House was the right venue for you?

Myself, husband and bridal party had visited many places at the lake district and had actually provisionally booked a venue. However, my cousin Dionne who had married at Abbey House on 7th December 2013 had prompted me to visit Abbey House knowing I wasn’t certain on the current selected venue.

We came to abbey house and I was instantly attracted to the venue and décor which was fitting to my taste. Myself and Ben had a meeting with John Horton who was very warm, welcoming and accommodating. From this date we booked Abbey House Hotel and Gardens for 23rd July 2016 and we didn’t look back.

 

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“Ben & Aynsley we’re great fun to photograph. Their wedding was modern, fun and glamorous – perfect for their personalities! It was a celebration all day and the families were lovely, what a beautiful father daughter bond. We had gorgeous weather all day and I took the opportunity to head off with them both for my favourite part of the day, bride and groom portraiture. We actually shot these pretty quickly as they were eager to get back and join their guests, but with the gorgeous grounds of Abbey House to play with we didn’t need to go far or take long at all. Ben came to the rescue at one point scooping his bride up in his arms to get across some mud, and I’m sure they both agree the little detour was worth it.”

Eriin Browne Photography

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Where did your inspiration come from?

I didn’t choose a particular theme but I wanted an elegant, modern glamorous feel for our day. I knew the colours and theme I wanted when I first started planning our wedding; as a stressed bride I did doubt everything I had chosen but this came together perfectly on the day and I was so happy with everything.

 

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How did you feel the morning of your wedding?

Nervous actually!! I wasn’t nervous at all to the buildup of our wedding but Ben was but our places switched on the morning of our wedding. Once I’d had a couple of glasses of champagne my nerves soon settled.

 

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What was the best thing about your wedding day?

Marrying my husband in front of our friends and family. Also seeing all the hard work pay off and being able to share such as perfect day with everyone.

 

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If you could do it again would you change anything?

Book Abbey House for the weekend as the day went so fast I wish we could do it all over again!!

 

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Would you recommend Abbey House Hotel & Gardens to your friends?

Absolutely! The service we received was excellent and you have to take advantage of a beautiful venue that’s on our doorstep.

 

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You must agree that Aynsley & Ben’s wedding could be more perfect… take a look at their fairy tale wedding film captured by the fantastic Moviart Films.

 

Venue – Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Photographer – Eriin Browne

Wedding Film – Moviart Films

Flowers – Posh Flowers

Wedding Cars – Lakeland Chauffeurs

Wedding Cake – Sugar Pie

Chair Covers & Sashes – Sitting Pretty 

String Quartet – Murrays Quartet

Band – Shed Sessions

 

Catherine and Steven’s fun filled wedding day at Abbey House Hotel

From giant garden games to Abbey Houses first sack race! Catherine and Steven defiantly brought the fun to Abbey House Hotel & Gardens on their wedding day back in July.

There was lots of emotion and laughter through the day, all captured so perfectly by the very talented Steve Hillman Photography

Catherine and her bridesmaids looked so beautiful on the day don’t you agree? We loved the colour theme…

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Venue – Abbey House Hotel & Gardens 

Photography – Steve Hillman Photography 

Videography – Lakeland Films

Chairs – Sitting Pretty

 

 

Alice In Wonderland Themed Wedding

 

Craig and Niall tied the knot at  Abbey House Hotel & Gardens in the Great Hall  back in July. There fun approach to an Alice In Wonderland theme ran throughout the day! Steve Hillman captured the day perfectly…

Take a look at all the lovely table details.

 

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Beautiful photography by the lovely Steve Hillman Photography

Floristry by the very talented Posh Flowers

Chair cover hire form the fantastic Sitting Pretty 

Venue Abbey House Hotel & Gardens