At the end of April 2019 I was honoured to be invited to exhibit at the amazing Rustic Wedding Show – a brilliant day of inspiration for your rustic, outdoor or quirky wedding. I absolutely loved being a part of this fantastic, immersive wedding show! It took a few snaps on the day so I could share the experience with you and show you some of the other fabulous suppliers who were exhibiting alongside me!
I totally failed at getting a picture of myself at my stand for this show but here’s a quick one I took of my stand wihtout me! Big thanks to my other half who built my stand from scratch – including the table! (He is a useful sort!)
A gorgeous outdoor venue
This edition of the Rustic Wedding Show took place at Lattenbury Hill Weddings, which is a really wonderful blank canvas venue for incredible outdoor celebrations. The site looked incredible set up for the show, with tipi and marquee set up from Country Tipis. Two of my favourite features of the venue are the giant haybale stack and a gorgeous field of mayflowers. Just stunning!
Food glorious food
Guests at the show were treated to some gourmet grub from a whole host of amazing caterers, including B&R Dining, Hall & Co Event Design, Rural and Urban, CDC Events and Boxed Events. There were also some tasty treats from Kate and Pepe’s Vintage afternoon teas.
While we’re talking about food – why not mention drinks! There was plenty on offer with lots of different options, including lots of quirky mobile bars! I loved Gentleman Jim’s, The Thirsty Wagon and The Little Cocktail Box (a converted horsebox!). Not to mention the Pedal Inn, and the quirky Bulls Bridge Bars which was adorned with flowers.
All the pretty
One thing I absolutely love about weddings, and free-spirited rustic weddings in particular is the gorgeous floral creations that I get to see! There was so much pretty floral detail at the Rustic Wedding Show this year that I didn’t know where to look! My good friend Becky and Feather and Ferns had a beautiful display up in the marquee close by to my stand, and she’d also set up an impressive display with One Part Love Bakery whose delicious cakes were on display nearby too. I loved their collaboration on their amazing cake centrepiece.
Outside, there was a truly stunning floral arch by Flowers at Fifty Eight, which I could have take photos of all day long! They had collaborated with the wonderful Gemma at The White Emporium to create this beautiful installation, as well as table in the tipi. Gemma had also worked her magic on some lovely outdoor chill out areas which, had I not been needing to take photos or man my stand, I would totally have wanted to hang out in!
Other funky styling and props were provided by the super quirky Be More Flamingo, who had a fab donut wall, as well as other props, and Hall and Co who had another outdoor chill out set up outside. One of my favourite set ups was from Pro Event Hire who had some awesome neon lights available for hire – they are so cool!!
Beautiful Bridal touches
A wedding show wouldn’t be a wedding show without some gorgeous bridal bits and pieces to look at, and The Rustic Wedding Show certainly had that! There were gowns on offer from the amazing Rachel Lamb Design – you may recognise a couple of the gowns she was showing from the blogs I’ve posted in the past! – as well as stunning pieces from Shades of White and Blush Ely. Bridal accessories were available from Sweetpea Veils, and gorgeous floral pieces from Belles and Whistles.
Once dressed to perfection, the lovely Claire from Barberella Bridal was on hand to be your stylist of choice at the show. She was there showcasing her gorgeous work. (You can read some of her tips on booking your hair stylist on my blog here)
I was lucky enough to be positioned next to the lovely White Cottage Weddings, whose work I have admired from afar in the past! I love their quirky stationery designs, and there was plenty on offer at the show! Also in the marquee with us was Calligraphy by LB, whose lovely hand written work on show really brought a personal touch to the stationery and other props and accessories on display.
In the tipi, how could I have failed to mention the lovely Luna Glitter Bar who was there to glam everyone up ready to party! Playing throughout the day were bands provided via Bespoke Party Bands, who kept the party atmosphere going! There were also a couple of excellent photo booth options provided by Waterfall Wedding Décor, and The Little Horse Picture Booth which is a super quirky little converted horse box!
There were also photographers there!
It would be remiss of me not to mention that there were other photographers in attendance at the Rustic Wedding Show in April other than myself! Of course, there are always several wedding photographers in attendance at wedding shows and this show was no exception – other than the fact that there was a very high quality of photographers exhibiting! It’s always nice to catch up with the other ‘togs and to say hi and admire each other’s stands! I caught up with the lovely Lee of Lee Allison Photography, and Sarah from Sarah Brookes Photography, and I also met some new friends for the first time – Liz Greenleigh and Richard Savage.
The lady that makes it all happen
Last, but by no means least, how could I forget to mention the gorgeous Katie from Songbird Weddings? She is absolutely amazing and has singlehandedly created this wonderful event which is now such a big date in the wedding calendar for brides and grooms to be in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties. The success of the show is testament to her excellent planning skills and vision for a brilliant event.
Katie runs Songbird Weddings and is a wedding planner extraordinaire and specialises in planning unique weddings with a little bit of luxury and a whole lot of heart. She offers different levels of planning depending on the sort of support you’re after and I would wholeheartedly recommend you check her out!
A huge thank you to everyone involved in this amazing show, and thank you again to Katie for having me along!