Updated: Sep 14
So, we are starting to gradually get out of lock down and restrictions are easing, and wedding fayres are back up and running. So let the planning your wedding begin. This blog I will be talking about the first wedding fayres of the year that took place 24th and 25th July in two amazing venues Craig y Nos and the Liberty stadium. It has been great to be back at wedding fayres, here is a round up of the first two I have been to this year and the great selection of suppliers that was there.
Wedding fayre that took place on the 24th July was at a lovely venue Craig -y-Nos based in the Brecon Beacons, with stunning views of the national park surrounding the beautiful castle. The wedding fayre that took place on the 25th July was at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. At both fayres we had a variety of suppliers that help you plan your big day in every aspect.
When planning your big day part from starting at your budget your first step is finding that dream venue here are three great venues that attended the wedding fayres.
Morgan’s Hotel – https://morganshotel.co.uk/#
OldWalls Gower - https://www.oldwallsgower.com/
Craig – Y -Nos - https://www.craigynoscastle.com/
Morgan’s Hotel is the ultimate boutique wedding venue in the heart of Swansea. Their friendly and professional staff, exquisite rooms and Grade II* listed location will contribute to making your day a very special and memorable one for your guests and more important for yourselves.
OldWalls Gower are a collection of luxury wedding venues. They offer quality assurance, uncompromising style, and first-class service. When they put their name to it, you can rest assured that your wedding experience will be second to none.
Craig – Y – Nos is set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and is the perfect location for your romantic and historic wedding in Wales. With the wonderful Welsh countryside, it really is a special place to hold your special day. It has excellent wedding and banqueting facilities catering for small parties and large parties. All the comforts of the castle are offered together with a friendly service that will realise your every expectation for a successful event.
Photographers/ Videographers/ Photobooths
Prime – Shot photography (https://www.prime-shotphotography.com/) is based in Caerphilly and approaches weddings in away to let you relax as much as possible during taking pictures of the event as they occur. Using this technique, they provide natural and a true reflection of your day. They do provide some posed pictures but as to ensure you and your guests enjoy the day the number of posed photographs needs to be sensible and so they can capture those natural moments.
Photo by Prime-shot photography
Kem Radford photography (https://www.kemradfordphotography.co.uk/wedding-photography) based in Cardiff and enjoys taking wedding photos, and it can be seen through their photos. Their style is creative and romantic that focuses on the use of natural light and shadows. They look at capturing every candid moment, every beautiful instant between the couple. They also create classic portraits that are full of life, dramatic and un-posed. They keep it relaxed, fun and encourage laughter.
Photo by Kem Radford photography
Ultra-booth (https://www.ultrabooth.co.uk/) is an award-winning South Wales photobooth hire specialist, is a family run business based in Llanelli South Wales. We offer high-quality, fun photobooth hire service at a very affordable price. Whether you’re hosting a school prom, wedding, or brand event, we pride ourselves on bringing a fantastic, professional, and memorable photo booth hire experience to any occasion.
Photo by Ultra-booth
Jenkins (https://www.jenkins-photography.co.uk/) is a family run business with exceptional eye for all the smallest details and the biggest moments. They are professional photographers who creatively interpret you brief to tell a story through the images.
Image video (http://www.imagevideo.co.uk/) looking to put your big day into a video memory these are great supplier that I met while at the CJ wedding fayres. Based in Llanelli with many years’ experience they only look at booking three weddings a month as to give their full attention to the editing process of every wedding, including music of your choice.
My wedding props (https://www.roysweddingprops.co.uk/) is based in South Wales and have a range of wedding props which the supplier has designed and created over the last 10 years. They are all designed in-house and can not be found anywhere else, giving you something unique for your wedding day and your guests.
Photo by Hanson
Hanson (https://www.hansontheclothespeople.co.uk/) as a family business they have grown to cover a wide range of services, including suit hire, dry cleaning, laundry and of course alteration tailoring. They also retail suits, shirts and shows. They are a lovely team that I got the pleasure of meeting during the wedding fayres and their work is carried out on site by experienced professionals to the highest standard.
Cariad Bridal (www.cariadbridal.co.uk) provides you with stunning bridal wear for all styles with their friendly staff they discuss all aspects of what you are looking for, what style you maybe looking for and ideas of colours and themes you have planned and find that dream dress for you.
Photo by Cariad bridal
Formal hire (https://www.formal-hire.com/) looking for your outfits for your men of the wedding check out these suppliers that provide suits to hire for your big day. They cover suits, tuxedos and kilts to hire or if you are looking to buy the cover that too.
Suppliers that can help to plan your wedding day down to the small touches.
Photo by Francis Floral Design
Francis Floral designs (https://francisfloraldesigns.co.uk/) are an amazing team that can create your decorations essentials, from venue decorations, your wedding flowers covering bouquets, full wedding decorations, table centres, arches and so much more. Rhian who runs Floral designs is a lovely woman that also provides a celebrant service if that service is what you are looking for, I recommend her.
Smooch rings (https://www.smoochrings.co.uk/) this is a service that helps you design your own wedding rings. Where you can design the depth and width of your rings, you can add diamonds, choose your metal colour/type, have engravings put on, customise the shape and have it matt or polished.
Janine Hailey Unique life ceremonies
(https://www.facebook.com/uniquelifeceremonies.wales) looking for a different way of getting married instead of the original registrar. This supplier provides a unique, personalised, and memorable life ceremonies. They give you the chance to have your wedding anywhere and anytime she gives you that first step in creating your dream ceremony.
So, here are a handful of suppliers that attended the wedding fayres with CJ weddings and some of these suppliers are under my supplier list so are trustworthy and recommended suppliers. If you would like help in choosing the right supplier for you and can not see a supplier here that you need and need a recommendation, please contact me www.emmalouiseweddingplanner.com/contact
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