And what a fabulous year it’s been for the wedding industry…
2015 started, as it always does with a Bang… it’s not long after the sound of fireworks on New Year’s Eve that we’re fully immersed in work, finalising preparations for our Spring Wedding Fairs. The first of 12 in January being at the wonderful York Marriott Hotel where the staff are incredibly attentive and the second at the breathtaking Ripon Cathedral, our largest Wedding Show of the year. We always endeavour to organise two fabulous events at the start of the year, not only for many of our couples who have proposed over Christmas and who are setting out on their wedding planning journey, but also for our loyal and wonderfully talented suppliers and venues who have entrusted us to spread the word on how they can make every wedding as bespoke and individual as the couples looking to tie the knot.
This coming year was no exception, and as you can see from a taster of images below, they were as beautiful as always. Our thanks go to everyone involved and of course to our Official Fair Photographers for their time and patience in delivering photographs of exceptional quality.
The Wedding Affair at York Marriott Hotel – January 2015
The Wedding Affair Traditional & Vintage Luxury Wedding Show at Ripon Cathedral – January 2015
The Wedding Affair at Goldsborough Hall – March 2015
The Wedding Affair at Harewood House – March 2015
The Wedding Affair at Ripley Castle – April 2015
The Wedding Affair at The Royal York Hotel – May 2015
The Wedding Affair at Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel – June 2015
As you will no doubt agree, our Venues are just breathtaking and working with them is such a pleasure. Half way through the year, The Wedding Affair matured to a grand old age of 6… classical and elegant and full of grace! With seven luxury wedding fairs completed it was time to expand and venture across the Pennines into Lancashire. With attendances at all our Fairs at a record high, these new Fairs were a great addition to the family.
Take a look through the images to see how wondrous they really were!
The Wedding Affair Designer Show at The Royal Hall, Harrogate – September 2015
The Wedding Affair at Sandburn Hall – October 2015
The Wedding Affair at Mitton Hall – October 2015
The Wedding Affair at Falcon Manor – October 2015
The Wedding Affair at The Arches – October 2015
After 12 hugely successful wedding fairs showcasing the very best in Yorkshire & the North West, it is now time for us to rebrand for a new beginning in 2016, so we can offer our Readers a wonderful opportunity of finding Suppliers and Venues in a stunning new Guide with a fabulous daily blog, directory and search facilities. Watch this Space… we’re very excited and working hard behind the scenes to bring you a new look in the New Year…
We’d like to extend a huge ‘Thank You’ to all our brides, grooms and visitors, our spectacular suppliers and venues for joining us over the year at our various events and for following our online presence. Our Social Media platforms are growing daily with over 100,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Our present website sees over half a million hits each month and I have no doubt our new website will do the same. www.theweddingaffair.co.uk. With WeddingHour reaching around 30 million Worldwide each week on a Wednesday between 9-10pm over on Twitter and launching the new www.weddinghour.wedding website in May, packed full of International inspiration, we’ve seen over 700 Members join in the last 6 months. Our Paper Listing is free, so do feel free to list your wedding business today and write interesting articles!
WeddingHour was honoured to be invited to join The National Wedding Shows and the UK Wedding Shows as their Official Media Partners in 2015 and 2016, as well as a Media Partner and Judge in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015, which was a very exciting process. www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk. You must follow it next year and enter! We’re looking forward to the grand finals in London in January. Lisa has also been invited to be a Judge for the 2nd year in the UK Blog Awards 2016 www.blogawardsuk.co.uk which again takes place in London in the Spring. A very rigorous system and fun party at the end of it! Two sets of credible Awards, she’s very proud to be a part of. The end of the year has seen Lisa being nominated for Business Woman of the Year in the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2016, so I know she’d be very appreciative of your votes in the forthcoming months. www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk
We’d like to thank all the wonderful wedding magazines that promote our Fairs and of course WeddingHour including Belle Bridal Magazine, The Wedding Guide for Yorkshire & the North East, Kiss the Bride Magazine, Yorkshire Bride Magazine, Living North Weddings and I Do Magazine. Our Brides have been extremely lucky to pick up each one of these magazines complimentary at our Fairs and we will continue to provide each Bride or Groom with a VIP Gift Bag at every Show. We’re also looking forward to adding Love Our Wedding Magazine and La Di Da Magazine to our collection in 2016, welcome to the family.
Don’t forget to book your Exhibition space at one or more of our 2016 Luxury Wedding Fairs by emailing [email protected]. If you’re a Bride or Groom to be, we’d love to see you over the year, remember, different suppliers at each fair, so Book your Tickets for fast track entry and come and see the best!
We are extremely proud of The Wedding Affair and WeddingHour and everyone who works with us, so thank you again for all your support and love. We’re here to provide you with our continued outstanding customer service and attention to detail in 2016. Do feel free to give us a shout if you feel we can help you further. For our Exhibitors, we include a complimentary website listing with every exhibition booking along with social media support and a company blog feature.
We’d also love to showcase your Real Weddings, Engagements or Bridal Styled Shoots in 2016… feel free to email [email protected] for submission details.
We wish you all a very Happy New Year when it comes and hope 2016 brings you health, wealth, happiness and love!