WHAT a weekend! Margot’s Wedding Fair is over and I’m shattered… it’s Tuesday and I’ve only just finished unpacking the car.
We were blessed with bursts of sunshine for our event at The Dome in Worthing on Sunday. The views from the main lounge and the Whispering Gallery are incredible; gaze over calm blue seas to the iconic pier, a beacon of British nostalgia!
Sally from Events by Design put together a beautiful beachy tablescape in the window of the Atrium Bar. Stunning isn’t it? Marsha from Quirky Chair Covers added colour and pattern with her gorgeous alternative chair covers and bright bunting. The Filming Co were exhibiting upstairs too and Morgan did some filming to capture the spirit of the day (including a cringe interview with me!) I can’t wait to see the footage.
In the main room we had fifteen hand-picked exhibitors offering a range of services from dresses, to rings, to garden games, hair, make up and flowers. I was blown away with how creative exhibitors were, like Steph from Quintessential Fetes who got visitors hooking ducks in order to win discounts off her packages… genius!
I had a few helpers on the day; my good friend Candice who did an amazing job getting exhibitors in and cars moved in the morning, lovely Alex from The Vintage Parade (you’ll find me helping at her event on 28th in return!) and my sister Sally (who is also a cake and pie baker extraordinaire at Southsea Bakes). We greeted visitors with goody bags sponsored by Not Your Average I Do. The bags contained issue 11 and 12 of Margot’s Wedding, a copy of Your Sussex Wedding, seed favour packets from Wedding in a Teacup, sweet favours from Queen Bees, key rings from Awesome 3D Printing (and some rather squashed Tunnocks Teacakes).
We continued to offer our visitors complimentary goodies as they made their way into the event; The Dome kindly supplied glasses of bubbly and we had a fab donut wall from Neon & Blush that got demolished!
In the bar area we had DJ Brian Mole with his unique VW booth, Victoria Lily Events with her photo booth and Pink Pineapple Events with their HUGE colourful love letters. The light-up letters have a fairground feel so they went perfectly at the venue, opposite the pier with the lights and colours of the amusements.
Also in the bar were two workshops; flower crowns with Holly Florist and Faux Calligraphy with Grey & Copper. It was so lovely to be able to offer our visitors a unique experience and it meant the girls could chat about their wedding services during the workshops. Holly was kind enough to make me a flower crown and Anne from The Bridal Hair Company worked wonders with my hair in about five minutes flat!
Last but not least I must mention the incredible orb balloons kindly given to us by Neon & Blush. Also the super shiny Beetle parked proudly outside courtesy of Bus & Bug Vintage Weddings. 1967 ‘Tickle’ provided the wow factor for visitors as they arrived and for members of the public passing by!
I must thank Kerry Tongue from Teddy Pig Photography for giving up her Sunday to come and snap away. It’s wonderful to be able to document the event… it all passed in such a blur! Kerry was also the photographer for our styled shoot a few weeks ago.
And lastly thank you to all the brides and couples who came along! We hope you were inspired? We’d love love love feedback.