Sunday was wedding fair No2 for myself and my trusty side kick Sarah. This time it was a bigger fair than last week and was hosted by The Wedding Box at the Clandeboye Lodge. At the moment I have a few friends planning their wedding and a couple of other who are newly engaged and I have been asked is it worth your while going to wedding fairs? So I thought I would suss this out for them, making sure to photo the stalls of all the local businesses involved, including the wedding venue. I spoke to a couple of the people on the stalls and the main bonus to wedding fairs are the fact that you can plan your wedding, everything you need under the one roof, you have a few different business offering the same things that you can find out prices from and get your right price. You can work out your budget and more than anything you can become inspired and gather ideas for your perfect day!
So let me show you everything from Sunday’s Wedding Fair
This probably is in a totally mixed up order but hey that’s me, miss scatty, so stick with me
So like I said the fair was held at The Clandeboye Lodge, a popular wedding venue. This would be the main room where you can get married, showing an example of how the room can be dressed alongside the stunning roses.
Throughout the fair there was a constant flow of food to try, all gorgeous I must say! I had a mini burger (delicious, but a little messy to eat, how I managed to stay clean I don’t know!), a cream filled meringue with raspberry coulis, the shortbread when we sat down for a cup of tea and the fish and chips before we were leaving. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!
Tables were also set up to show the layout of the room and what table creations you could have.
To see more pictures of the venue, find out more information and learn more about the Weddings make sure to visit the Clandeboye Lodge website!
CLANDEBOYE LODGE HOTEL
10 Estate Road, Bangor, Co.down, BT19 1UR
tel – 028 9185 2772
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Local cake makers Jenny’s Cakes were at the event.
Just some of their gorgeous cakes. I loved the top table one, something I had never seen before, so different I really loved it, and SO personal!
The Workshop, Unit 71
2-4 Balloo Avenue, Bangor, BT19 7QT
tel – 028 9145 2366
email – email@example.com
website – http://www.jennyscakes.co.uk/
twitter – https://twitter.com/jennycakelady
Another local cake maker Cake Couture were at the event.
Again more stunningly gorgeous cakes, I have to say I’m glad I’m not a bride to be, too much beauty to chose from!
103, Beechfield Avenue, Bangor, Co.Down, BT19 7ZX
tel – 028 9127 7146
mob – 07966 064670
email – Catherine@cakecoutureni.co.uk
website – http://www.cakecoutureni.co.uk/
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cakecoutureni
Photographers Lifesytle Photography were at the event.
Unit 21, Saba Park, 16 Balloo Avenue, Bangor, BT19 7QT
tel – 028 9146 1440
mob – 07880 546815
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
website – www.lifestyle-photography.info
Erskine Chrystal Photography LSWPP were also at the event.
ERSKINE CHRYSTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
182a Belfast Road, Newtownards, BT23 4TA
tel – 028 9181 6435
mob – 07927 130748
website – http://www.ecbsc.co.uk/
Show casing some of their stunning dresses and hosting the event was Alison McKechnie from the Wedding Box.
THE WEDDING BOX
4 Lower Main Street, Newtownards, BT23 4JH
tel – 028 9181 3112
website – http://www.the-wedding-box.com/
Local company from Bangor, Focus were at the event for all the grooms needs whether it be suits, hiring or bespoke. P.S. I loved the personalised coloured socks
Bangor – 114-116 High Street, Bangor, Co Down, BT20 5BB
tel – 028 9127 1818
Newtownards – 39 South Street, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 4JT
tel – 028 9182 8007
website – http://focusni.com/
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/focus.menswear
twitter – https://twitter.com/@focus_ni
Hire Class from Ballymena, Lisburn and Belfast were also at the event showing off some of their fine suits.
Exclusive Wedding & Formal Hire
Ballymena – Fairhill Shopping Centre
tel – 028 2564 2604
Lisburn – 23 Lisburn Square, Lisburn, BT28 1TS
tel – 028 9266 9185
Belfast – 22 Bedford Street, Bedford House, Belfast, BT2 7HL
tel – 028 9023 0332
website – http://www.hireclassni.com/
These stunning flowers are from a Belfast company floralearth.
Blythe Street, Belfast, BT12 5HU
tel – 028 9066 6690
email – email@example.com
website – www.floralearth.co.uk
facebook – www.facebook.com/floralearth
THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
CT Entertainment were at the event and show casing one of their up and coming and most popular bands UNTOUCHABLES.
61 High Street, Newtownards, BT23 7HS
tel – 028 9042 8800
website – www.ctenterainment.co.uk
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ct.entertainmentni
twitter – https://twitter.com/CTEnts
youtube – www.youtube.com/user/CTentertainmentNI
I have to say ARCO String Quartet sounded amazing on Sunday!
ARCO STRING QUARTET
tel – 028 9050 1711
mob – 077159 75385
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
website – www.arcoquartet.co.uk
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/arcostringquartet
twitter – https://twitter.com/clarearco
youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/arcoquartet1
The Hootenanny’s were also at the event showing their talents.
tel Gary – 07752 937515
tel Paul – 07894 221315
website – www.thehootenannys.com
INVITATIONS, TABLE DECORATIONS, FAVOURS AND EXTRAS
Highlight Events showed off their gorgeous wedding invitations, favour boxes and table decorations etc
mob – 07779 105368
email – email@example.com
I loved all the cute little things above by Sweetheart Vintage Weddings.
SWEETHEART VINTAGE WEDDINGS
website – http://ww2.sweetheart-wedding.co.uk/
Bangor company I do Wedding stationary and venue styling were at the event with lots of their products on show.
Showing their Victorian sweet cart, stationary, table plans, favours, centre pieces and also their wishing well, this is something I would like at my wedding one day.
I DO WEDDING
25 Innotec Drive, Bangor, BT19 7PD
tel – 028 9145 5478
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
website – www.i-dowedding.co.uk
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IdoWedding?fref=ts
E&G Cards were there showing off their handmade invitations and name cards.
tel Eleanor – 07747 482805
tel Gina – 07919 123061
website – www.eandgcards.co.uk
THE WEDDING LIST
The Cape Table from Holywood were showing off some of their unique items perfect for a wedding list. They also hire out wedding cakes! I thought this was a fantastic idea and one I had not heard of before. What you do is you hire the cake (like the one above) get a cake made for the top layer so it matches in, then you can cut and eat it without any cake going to waste and at a remarkable cut of the price!
THE CAPE TABLE
60b High Stree, Holywood, BT18 9AE
tel – 028 9042 7077
email – email@example.com
website – www.thecapetable.com
Danske bank were there to offer advice and information for mortgages, first time buyers and opening an account.
website – www.danskebank.co.uk
THE ENTERTAINMENT AND EXTRAS
This champagne fountain was a total eye catcher thanks to Champagne Memories.
contact – Chris Rooney
tel – 07860 944092
email – champagnememories@Hotmail.co.uk
website – www.champagnememories.co.uk
Sarah and I absolutely LOVED these bride and groom balloons, and can you believe they are 2 weeks old!!!
tel – 028 9447 73729
mob – 079687 36386
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
website – www.expectionalballoons.com
This would definitely keep the wedding guests entertained thanks to Mulsanne Casinos.
15 Belfast Road, Crumlin, BT29 4TQ
tel – 028 9082 5235
mob – 07774 419558
email – email@example.com
website – www.mulsanne.co.uk
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Mulsannefuncasinos
Just look at these gorgeous cars from Klass Cars!
Bowtown Road, Newtownards
tel – 028 9247 8921
mob – 07872 993455
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
website – www.klasscars.biz
facebook – https://www.facebook.com/klasscarsni?fref=ts
Gardiner Brothers Limited were also there showing off their gorgeous rings and offering their advice and services for couples.
GARDINER BROTHERS LIMITED
44-46 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED
tel – 028 9024 4122
email – Michael@gardinerbrothers.co.uk
website – www.gardinerbrothers.co.uk
MY REVIEW OF THE CLANDEBOYE LODGE WEDDING FAIR
I have to say the Clandeboye Lodge is one of the best wedding fairs I have been to. Greeted at the door by friendly staff, who were welcoming and helpful throughout the whole fair, with a glass of sparkling rose wine. Amazing food samples from the venue, gorgeous setting, loads of different local companies for literally everything you need for your wedding. Lots of places to sit down and have a break, not too cluttered and over powering! It was also great to have a booklet letting you know all about the wedding packages at the hotel and who was attending the fair.
I also got to meet the lovely Kerry and Greig who met on take me out, fell in love and are planning their wedding at the Clandeboye Lodge next year! What at gorgeous couple and such friendly people, they were kind enough to meet up with me, have a little chat and pose for a pic!
Finalising all their wedding plans and needs at the wedding fair the couple are super excited for the big day! I don’t want to give away anymore info, my lips are sealed but I am 100% sure the wedding will be amazing and Kerry will be one STUNNING bride!
So should you bother going to a wedding fair? I’d say yes, even if it is just to get some ideas, find out who your local companies are and visit different venues.