This is home turf for the booth - and what turf... If you haven't been to Thrumpton Hall before then you really ought to check it out. The booth lives just down the lane, at Lee Garland's studio. Everyone is so lovely - from the Hall's owner Miranda Seymour, and all the events team; Lynn, Paula, JC, Josephine, Holly, Mark, Barry and co - plus, for the Open Days they hook up with Abbi & Lydia from Save the Date, which means double awesomeness.
There was much interest in the booth today, as always. We've had to turn down quite a few couples over the past few weeks, because the booth is already booked up. If you're interested - and you should be..! - then we really would encourage you to book as early as possible. Drop us a line and we can check your date. The only chance we got to take a photo of course, was on the rare occassion we weren't busy..!
It will be worth watching this space too if we are booked on your date - because there are going to be plans afoot for a second booth - it hurts too much to turn people away so expansion is the only option. It was great to see so many of our neighbours down at the show too - you should definitely check out our neighbour John who does amazing things with wood - and who we'll most likely be roping in to help us with those expansion plans..
Spot our amazing new neighbours Dave & Emma below too; Dave didn't require a beard on a stick.
A small selection of the beautiful people sitting in the booth today. If you want to tag yourselves on Facebook, then you can here!
The photo booth has literally this very moment returned from another brilliant #WEWAD in Nottingham Conference Centre which, amazingly, seems to get better every time. Thanks to Abbi & Lydia & the wider Save the Date lot for putting on a great show, it was much fun and busy as ever.
The booth was of course in full operation on Lee Garland's stand, and as usual a neat queue formed at its curtained door.
We were delighted to be in the 'Vintage Corner', sandwiched between the stunningly talented and ever lovely Karen from Darby & Joan and Lisa from Paperknots. You should definitely check out both of their work if you haven't already, for it is amazing. You think you've gone and done a pretty stand and then you see Karen's... (Thank you for the latte btw...!)
As well as meeting what seemed to be hundreds of lovely wedding couples, it's also fab to catch up with all of our industry friends - Michele Gledhill made the catwalk look magical, with flowers and lanterns galore, thusly...
Those stunning drapes by the way are by Fabric Theatre; one of those products that's incredibly difficult to do justice on a stand - but look just fantastic when seen in this scale.
Over the other side of the catwalk from us we were able to wave occasionally at Natalie from Yummy Little Cakes; you should have seen the cake she had covered in tiny yellow buttercups. Laura & co from the Lace Market Bridal Boutique and Kula Tsurdiu when she wasn't making their models look pretty pre-catwalk shows. As you can imagine if you've ever walked past their window displays in the Lace Market, their stand looked incredible with all it's lace loveliness. (And if you think their window displays are cool - you need to go upstairs and see the tailoring studios upstairs; vast and exactly what I guess the whole of the Lace Market was like before it all became apartments & ad agencies. The Great British Sewing Bee would die for it as a location).
Also over the other side were Rich & Jen from The Wedding Tree, with a load of new lines you'd be remiss not to have nose at. And on the way to the free tea & coffee (alas not for Jo/Joe public...) was the lovely Nicola from Eve Lily and incredibly - an enormous Scaletrix track for hire from The Racing Room.
It was lovely to meet a whole load of new people, as well as old friends Carmen from Carmen Weddings, Val from Benessamy who was also doing a talk in Speakers Corner and then as an unexpected bonus Marcus Holdsworth dropped by at the end too.
Most importanly of all - there were all the lovely couples and their bridesmaids, Mums, Dads and kids who threw themselves at the photo booth with an enthusiasm that drives us on. Particularly lovely to see familiar faces; couples who have already booked and others who now have dates. And of course we're very much looking forward to seeing those who booked the booth today again at their weddings.
So, here's a taster of what went on in photo booth today:
Other things that were learned...
1. If you go into the booth with Charlotte from Rock My Wedding you will be comprehensively out-posed..
2. After 3:30? Aforementioned industry friends take over the booth...