On the far eastern tip of the Isle of Wight, lays the quaint and picturesque town of Bembridge. If you venture just off the main high street you will find The Spinnaker, a beautifully restored Edwardian hotel. It holds Fourteen en-suit rooms, a bar and restaurant, and plays host to many types of functions, including conferences, wakes and of course weddings!
Myself and around a dozen other businesses turned up for the first wedding fayre the Spinnaker put on. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and the team have done a really great job at doing the building up. If you are looking for a venue on the Isle of Wight to have your Wedding, Reception and a comfy bed to sleep in, be sure to check it out. Due to the small amount of exhibitors all in the one main function room and a marquee just off the room, it made for a small intimate affair. Really easy to get chatting with couples and indeed other exhibitors, all and all a rather enjoyable Saturday. I was asked by the Spinnaker to take some photos of the event, including the fashion show that was in the marquee put on by Gem's Bridal Wear.
A new edition to the wonderful Events Co. family is the rather beautiful drawings of Katy Rose. I had seen her work previously at The Wight Bridal Wedding Show at the beginning of the month and fell in love. If you need invites, order of services etc. I urge you to get in touch! I found myself next to The lovely and talented Theresa Ellis, a harpist and folk musician. How often do you find yourself next to a harpist at work? Also, how often do you find yourself listening to various Abba tunes being played on the flute during quiet spells? Thank you Siobhan Cosgrove! Bartletts Farm Flowers also had button holes made out of edible flowers. I've never seen something like that before! I guess edible flowers are quite trendy in the culinary world right now, so this could make it a lot easier to have the same flowers right through the wedding. The ever wonderful Karen of Dornellie was also there. The only reason I can think of as to why I didn't get many photos of her stall was that every time I went over I ended up chatting to her too much and forgot to take photos! I think it's almost a crime to do a Bridal Fair and not have a go in the photo booth, always a good laugh - Look in the slideshow to see our photos. (Thanks Robert Longford!) Proper Vintage IOW did a fantastic job at decorating the little courtyard outside and the Marquee (where the Gem's Bridal Wear fashion show took place) It all looked like something you'd see on Pinterest or a amazing Wedding blog, nice one guys! The Fashion show itself was put on by Gem's Bridal Wear, the models were supplied by Island People Agency and their make up was by Lisa of A brush with Beauty.
With all this wedding and business goodness, along with lots of free coffee I received for being an exhibitor, I was a very happy little bean!
It's rare for me at such events to get a chance to take as many photos and chat to exhibitors as much as I managed to, which resulted in this blog post! If you enjoyed this, let me know and I'll try and do some more posts like this :)
Love & stuff!