What a great day we had at the Most Unusual Wedding Fair! I Do…had never visited Godwick Great Barn before and we were excited to see a new venue and also have a chin-wag with some other wedding suppliers from the area.
A chilly but bright sunny morning, we arrived early and quickly set up our stand. The event offered the perfect opportunity to try out a hessian backed display board for the pocketfold Thornham range (including a new recycled design that proved popular) and a special space for the brand new Titchwell designs – a 4 card pack includes invitation, rsvp, information and an illustrated map for directions, hand tied with twine, printed on recycled or watercolour card, finished with a tag to personalise. The matching reception cards went down a storm, fabulous fun for guests at their table.
We made sure we had time to look around Godwick Great Barn, which proved to be a beautiful space, with twinkling fairy lights, and a lovely bright, airy feel. The giant hat tipi in the grounds, supplied by Magical Camping was a sight to behold, while inside the Barn the harpist Xenia Horne gently entertained us, with both classic and more modern tunes.
Once the event got going, music supplied by Wandering Hands was great fun – the guys were keen to get everyone involved and strolled round the entire hall while playing.
And periodically a beautiful model would walk by wearing a wonderful wedding dress by designer Katrine Mogensen.
On her stand, The Little Lending Company was offering items that help create the perfect retro, vintage chic reception, while the Red Velvet Cake from Rose & Glory Cake Company could only be described as heavenly, we needed a second taste, just to be sure…
Teamed up with Magical Events,
the fair will be focusing on what couples choose to get married at
Godwick Great Barn for... so think Rustic, Whimsical, Vintage, Boho and
Festival. For couples getting married in 2015 and 2016 this is an
excellent chance to meet a collection of unusual and quirky suppliers.
We met Victoria & Paul at a Norfolk wedding show in Feb 2013. With all our invitation styles, designs and colours on show, Victoria was immediately drawn to the Thornham pocketfold style invitation.
With Paul and the bridesmaids in blue, we agreed the Sapphire pearlescent pocketfold, with ivory card and a gypsophila illustration, to match her flower theme, would look beautiful and fit the sophistication of their venue, Somerleyton Hall. Situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border this magnificent English stately
a set of sumptuous reception rooms and beautifully designed gardens
that create the ideal setting for a magical, country wedding.
Victoria took care to make every fine detail perfect for their day and this was showcased in Norfolk & Suffolk Brides magazine.
All images taken by Norwich based local photographer Nicki Thurgar
Sonia & Paul married at the trendy and favored, Southwood Hall, set at the heart of a secluded family farm in rural Norfolk.
This very attractive venue made a great image for the front cover of the Sandringham cheque book style wedding invitation, and a good sneak preview for the guests to see where they will be attending.
With Chris in a dark grey suit and the bridesmaids in a dark blue, these colours where included in the stationery theme.
For the receptions stationery Sonia wanted a recycled tag style, using a Kraft stock and twine, we created name tags for the guests place cards and the table plan was themed around a map of the world, highlighting each table as a destination visited by Sonia & Paul.