Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Designer Wedding Show- The Highlights.

So we have just come back from spending the weekend at the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea Park, London. We had a brilliant time, met lots of lovely people and gained some super ideas. We thought it would be great to show you some of our favourite stands and suppliers particularly for those of you who are currently planning your weddings.
This was our stand, it was actually quite relaxing sitting chatting to people in our recreated lounge. We took some Cath Kidston mugs for our cups of tea and made ourselves right at home. We were surrounded by some wonderful suppliers who we really hit it off with and who kept us going all weekend.
This is Kim who works with her friend Jo of Jo Heckett Wedding Gifts and Favours they make the most lovely and original ceramic decorations.
These are some of their wonderful tags. They also make place name tags and table decorations.
Holly particularly loved this ceramic bunting.
Ben and Janine from Rings for Eternity were very popular and amazingly knowledgeable. Here they are with a well earned glass of wine at the end of the show.
Then there was Tim! Tim of Tim Spiers photography and his colleagues Rick and Safi were hilarious and kept us giggling for the whole show. A big thank you to Rick and Safi in particular for all of your technical support with our new Mac PC and with Twitter, we really got the hang of tweeting over the course of the show, hurray! Follow us @pickwellmanor
These shoes are amazing, completely beautiful and designed by our lovely friend Emmy of Emmy Shoes. We love them so much that we have teamed up with Emmy and are giving away a £330 voucher towards a pair of Emmy shoes with each wedding booked at Pickwell before the end of March, 2012.
 The blue ones on the left are my favourites and I coveted them the whole show. A number of our brides over the past 2 years have worn Emmy shoes. She has designed a particular heel especially for Pickwell which is slightly wider, perfect for getting married in the Italian garden under the rose arbour.
One of our best finds of the show was this lovely cake designer and maker Anna Tyler. She has a shop in Bristol and will deliver to Pickwell.We tried some of her cake and it was as delicious as it looks (which is not always the case!)
How beautiful is this stand! Zita Elze is the most wonderful florist and designer. Check out her website to see 'living embroidery', which involved her decorating the corset of a wedding dress with sixteen thousand stems of flowers, amazing!!
We fell in love with this table setting, completely spectacular from 'By Appointment Only Design'. This would look amazing in our ballroom if someone could book them for their wedding....please!
This is Janie Lawson a lovely milliner who does 'Glam Hatters' hen parties. This is a great idea where you go with your group of hen's, take nibbles and bubbly and make gorgeous fascinators in her studio in Clapham. I am tempted to take our 'make and cake' crafting girls from Devon on a day out there...sounds fun!
I just adore all things vintage and there were a number of super vintage stands. This is a lovely girl Natalie (on the right) of Passionate About Vintage, who we met at a wedding show in 2010.
Each item of jewellery she sells is a genuine unique vintage piece, what an amazing necklace.
 Luella's Boudoir had some gorgeous shoes, dresses and accessories.
More vintage hair accessories and broaches from Gillian Million, I love the way they displayed them in this antique cabinet.
These were my favourite wedding dresses of the show by designer Charlotte Casadejus. She had 6 dresses in the catwalk show (I did try and take some photos but was accosted by security, oops!).
This is Jake who ran the chocolate fountain stand next to the cat walk. He seemed to spend the entire show checking out the models on the cat walk....shame on you Jake (he was very funny though and had some very excellent stories of parties they have done!!).
This was my favourite bridesmaids clothing stand, how cute are these tutu's. The children who modelled the dresses on the catwalk spent the whole show coming over to our stand trying to get their hands on Lee (our chef's) home made fudge, which I have to say was delicious.
Thank you to our brilliant local suppliers who helped make our stand look so lovely: Pete Cox for our fantastic video, Juicy Lucy Cupcakes and Off Shore blooms.  A fabulous weekend was had by all, we met some lovely couples, have booked lots of viewings and we are really looking forward to showing them the wonders of Pickwell over the next few weeks.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fab time guys. Makes me wanna come next year. :)

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  2. It was lovely to read up on all the exciting thing on offer at the show, maybe I'll be there with you next time!

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