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A Personal Invitation to The Wedding Affair at Ripon Cathedral
Hello! I hope that you’re really well this fine morn – what are you getting up to today? We have some super (duper!) exciting news for those of you that are planning their weddings for 2019 and further ahead, our largest show of the year is back and taking place at the breath taking Ripon Cathedral on the 26th January, 11-3pm 2019.
This is no ordinary show however, it will be filled top-to-toe with flourishing floral styling, designer catwalks, cocktails bars, delicious food, and event (wait for it!) a giant styled Tipi of course, featuring everything else ‘wedding’ in between. It’s a true beauty!
The Wedding Affair’s 2019 Spring wedding fairs are seriously starting in style. First of all, we will be visiting the stunning city chic York Marriott Hotel, on the 20th of January for our annual wedding fair. Next of course, we are heading to the absolutely dreamy Ripon Cathedral; the picture perfect setting for a wedding show with 100+ premium exhibitors, catwalks, masterclasses and entertainment – in fact, this is our largest, most prestigious event of the year.
Let’s find out more, shall we?
We’re delighted to invite you to join us on Saturday 26th January 11-3pm for The Wedding Affair Traditional and Vintage Show at Ripon Cathedral – If sporting a sparkling ring on your finger, then you are most definitely in for a treat, so, quick! Pop it in the diary for Saturday 26th 2019 and snap up your discounted tickets online whilst have the time.
Not only does Ripon Cathedral provide a pretty spectacular back-drop for the catwalks that we host (more on that later!) but it too gives suppliers of any kind, the best background to showcase their work to couples attending the show. Suppliers certainly take advantage of the unique settings and provide some real show stopping stands – just take a look at the images in this feature and you will realise just how am-a-zing the cathedral looks filled with all of the area’s finest wedding specialists and vendors.
Pst, attendees may even snap up exclusive discounts and offers from wedding suppliers!
Visitors to the show will not only get to sample delicious cocktails, canapés and catering but get to see some of the finest entertainment from Yorkshire and beyond. From classic trios to solo singers, bands and magicians; we can always count on our suppliers to fill the Cathedral with some sublime entertainment to create the perfect atmosphere for the hundreds and hundreds of attendees.
With a full range of delicious caterers booked in, plenty of bubbly and sweet-treats we already know that this show is going to be an oh-so outstandingly delicious one. We’ve also got more pretty special treats lined up for you that we just can’t wait to reveal in the form of a giant styled Tipi inside the cathedral and some street-food vendors that are going to WOW you.
We truly are bringing the outside in…
What’s more, we have not one but three outstanding professional musical catwalk productions, accompanied by some of our finest musicians. The shows will be showcasing attire for the whole wedding party, as well as luxurious hats, jewellery and accessories. Who knows, you may just spot your dream dress floating down the catwalk!
With our ‘no more than 10%’ rule, we guarantee you’ll meet a full range of exhibitors across all categories, giving you the opportunity to speak with a vast array of suppliers, and all under one roof. In fact, we will have 100+ of the finest exhibitors in the region lined-up and ready to meet you. Wedmin, check!
We’ll have plenty of pretty, from bridal houses to bridesmaids and sharp suits for the boys; there will also be a vast range of stylists, florists and planners that will of course, be able to turn your Pinterest dreams into a reality and a variety of venues, bars, transport (trust us, we’ve got everything covered!). Take a look around our dedicated styling areas for all of the inspiration for your wedding day!
We know that these hand-selected and very talented bunch are so excited to hear about your plans. Do pop along in the new year and say “Hello“. We promise they’re a lovely lot with the vision to turn everything from your Pinterest dreams into a true reality.
What’s more is that our bespoke and beautiful vintage area is full to the top with unique, stylish and once again, wonderful people that will be able to help you plan your special day. We’ve arranged unique workshops, arty and crafty bits-and-bobs, vintage tea rooms, vintage bridal and a whole host of wedding wonderful that’s sure to inspire.
Looking to host your own vintage inspired affair? Quick, snap up your tickets here to reserve your space!
To honour of this breathtaking venue, we have pledged a substantial donation to the Cathedral Development Campaign and the Music Trust. The Development Campaign is tasked with raising £5m over three years, whilst the Music Trust seeks to secure and develop the Cathedral’s reputation as a major centre of musical excellence. The Trust looks to provide accessible musical training through membership of the Cathedral Choir, develop an inclusive outreach programme to take musical excellence into the region, and work in partnership with others who share a passion for music.
We’ll be delighted to welcome you through the doors of the Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 26th January, 2019 from 11-3pm. Remember, you can reserve discounted visitor tickets online, the Bride and Groom go free.