There are plenty of alternative and impressive wedding fairs popping up all around the country, Tie The Knot Wedding Carnival at Hexton manor really put Herts up there with the best. When attending a fair, its important to pick one thats right for you, that includes the couple and the suppliers! I joined a directory that celebrated unique and independent local suppliers and booked a stand at the Tie The Knot wedding fair. I started to get very excited, wow this was a chance to show people my work, my lovely albums, my framed prints, my creativity, my passion. But more than that...a chance to talk about weddings all day!
There was fab music, delicious food, sunshine and such an artistic display of suppliers stands to draw the crowds in. I loved the day from start to finish....meeting lots of great couples and mingling with the other suppliers.
It was so lovely to meet everyone - It was a great day for me, lots of enquiries and already some bookings! Also huge massive thanks to Erica from Mr and Mrs Unique and Binky and also to Sarah at Hexton Manor.
I wanted to make my stand unconvential and the furniture pieces I used were borrowed from Gila Timur. My huge card cameras (and can you spot one that is my logo) were given to me by Monsoon Hitchin.
Thanks to Binky Nixon for this photo of me!
My adorable little chocolate camera treats were made by the brilliant Oh Lolly Lollipop! delicious
My Viewmaster's were a massive hit, I wanted something that I'd not seen anyone else do, that would make people stop and chat.
I was so busy chatting to lots of lovely couples, that there really wasnt time for me to get around to every other stand, I did do a short jaunt and took these additional photos of those near me. Everyone looked amazing. Such a buzz!
Louise from a little piece of cupcake, with her lovely stand
Noeleen from The Basement Florist
Funky Monkey amazing tents
My lovely friend and neighbour Katerina from Rhubka Design - we had alot of fun together, especially as one of my large albums was her actual wedding, everyone wanted to look at chat to the real bride, to hear all about the wedding and coo over her beautiful day!
I really enjoyed the day, and thank you all those who came along to meet me and got in touch afterwards. 2014/15 are going to be fun years ahead. I hope this event grows bigger and bigger! Thanks to Erica and Binky for organising it.
So tell me, did you come? And what is YOUR favourite wedding fair you've attended or shown at? Please leave me a comment to let me know.
Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin based Wedding and portrait photographer, who specialises in creative, emotive and fun location photography.