The Wedding Affair 2009 to 2019
Your Inspiration, Our Passion
So, how did that happen, 10 years of our life dedicated to the Wedding Industry, organising over 100 luxury Wedding Fairs in Stately Homes, Castles and historical Wedding Venues, writing an inspirational award winning Blog, providing Brides and Grooms with access to a multi-award winning Supplier & Venue Directory and of course running WeddingHour, the social media phenomenon.
You’re probably thinking, but it’s not 2019 yet! You’re right it isn’t but this is a good chance for us to let you know our plans for the future. The industry has changed an awful lot over 10 years. From organising the very first wedding fair at a Yorkshire Stately Home at Ripley Castle in 2009 to working with 40 stunning venues, countless wedding suppliers, meeting over 15,000 Brides in Yorkshire over the last decade and their Grooms, Chris and I (Lisa) have come to decision that we’d like to retire in our 10th year, after historically our two most successful wedding fairs, the York Marriott on 20th January and Ripon Cathedral on 26th January 2019. A fitting end to an incredible journey… we’re getting old you know! Perhaps you’d like to join us at these two amazing wedding shows and raise a cocktail or two! Email [email protected] to join the party!
Well, what can I say, it’s been a ball, it’s been a lot of hard work, incredibly fun and rewarding, with many happy times meeting new and old friends in the industry. We would consider this chapter in our life, a huge success and look back at it with great fondness. However, good things must always come to an end, so Chris, Ella and I would like to thank everyone for their support, friendship and following and wish everyone a huge success with their businesses and wedding planning in the future. Perhaps you could see yourself taking over and running The Wedding Affair and WeddingHour yourself… if so do contact us and we’ll put you in touch with Knightsbridge Plc who are acting on our behalf. You never know, the legendary Wedding Fair Organisation may continue…
However, we couldn’t say goodbye that easily, so Chris and Ella are joining me full time in The Bridal Affair where we’ll be attending other wedding fairs and meeting Brides and their Bridesmaids to find them the perfect dress. You can’t get rid of us that easily, so keep in touch, come and see us in Boroughbridge for a coffee.
Here are a few facts and figures and images to celebrate our 10 years in the industry… don’t forget we’ve still got three wedding fairs left, Oulton Hall on 28th October, 12-3pm, York Marriott on 20th January 2019, 12-3pm and Ripon Cathedral on 26th January 2019, 11-3pm. Your chance to be part of a wonderful era in the wedding industry.
The Wedding Affair Venues… 2009 to 2019
15,000+ Brides attending 105 Wedding Fairs in 40 Venues over 10 years.
Remember we only ever counted Brides rather than visitors, so that averages 142 Brides per Show which is an incredible feat especially in this day and age when you can get married just about everywhere and every venue are doing open days, open evenings and fairs.
Aldwark Manor Hotel & Spa (Jun 2014, Jun 2015, Jun 2016, May 2018)
Bawtry Hall (Apr 2018)
Bowcliffe Hall (Oct 2014)
Cannon Hall (Apr 2018)
Carlton Towers (Mar 2017, Oct 2017)
Cedar Court Harrogate (Oct 2014)
Deighton Lodge (Sept 2017)
Duncombe Park (Feb 2010, Sept 2010, Oct 2012)
Falcon Manor (Oct 2015)
Goldsborough Hall (June 2011, Jun 2012, Jun 2013, Jun 2014, Mar 2015, Feb 2016, Feb 2017, Feb 2018)
Grays Court York (Apr 2010, Dec 2010, Feb 2011)
Harewood House (Mar 2015)
Hooton Pagnell Hall (Oct 2018)
Merchant Taylors Hall (May 2011)
Mitton Hall (Oct 2015)
Newburgh Priory (Mar 2011, Mar, 2012, Mar 2013, April 2014)
Newby Hall (Oct 2011)
Oulton Hall (Oct 2017, Oct 2018)
Pavilions of Harrogate (Feb 2018)
Priory Cottages (2010)
Raithwaite Hall (Sept 2013)
Ripley Castle (Nov 2009, Sept 2013, Apr 2014, Apr 2015)
Ripon Cathedral (Jan 2014, Jan 2015, Jan 2016, Jan 2017, Jan 2018, Jan 2019)
Rockliffe Hall (Apr 2016, Sept 2016)
Sandburn Hall (Oct 2015, Oct 2016)
Scampston Hall (Nov 2011, Sept 2012)
Sutton Park (May 2012)
Swinton Park (Apr 2010, Apr 2011, Oct 2011, Apr 2012, Apr 2013, Mar 2016, Mar 2017, Mar 2018)
Talbot Hotel & York House (Mar 2014, Apr 2017, Apr 2018)
The Arches Dean Clough (Oct 2015)
The Devonshire Arms (Oct 2013, Mar 2016, Sept 2016, Mar 2017)
The Hawkhills (Oct 2012, Oct 2013, Nov 2014)
The Orangery at Settrington (Sept 2018)
The Majestic Hotel Harrogate (Mar 2014)
The Queens Hotel Leeds (Apr 2016, Apr 2017, Apr 2018)
The Royal Hall Harrogate (Sept 2014, Sept 2015, Oct 2016, Oct 2017)
The Royal York Hotel (May 2013, May 2014, May 2015, May 2016)
Wakefield Cathedral (Oct 2016, Oct 2017)
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa (Nov 2017, Mar 2018)
York Marriott Hotel (Sept 2010, Jan 2011, Sept 2011, Jan 2012, Jan 2013, Jan 2014, Sept 2014, Jan 2015, Jan 2016, Jan 2017, Sept 2017, Jan 2018, Jan 2019)
Thank you so much for all of your friendship and support over the years, we’ve truly loved every minute of it! You’ll still be seeing us in the industry, but we wish the best of luck in the future for yourselves and your amazing businesses.
Don’t forget, we would absolutely love to welcome you to our final wedding events and shows. No doubt we’ll be going out true party style at the York Marriott and Ripon Cathedral!
Lots of love, Lisa, Chris and Ella xxx
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