Wedding Fair at The Monkbar Hotel, York

On Sunday, the newly refurbished and extended MonkBar Hotel, opened it's doors to welcome in plenty of Bride and Grooms-to-be to their annual wedding fair.

 

MonkBar HotelWedding Fair

 

The MonkBar Hotel, York was looking splendid in the late burst of September sunshine. The newly decorated lounge area has to be one of my favourite looking places currently in York. I think any hotel guest would enjoy relaxing and having a cheeky G and T in one of its new sumptuous leather chairs!

 

Reflections Hair DesignBridal Hair, York

 

On the stand next to me was Paula, from Reflections Hair Design. She was very popular and very busy giving advice to many brides. She even made the time to do some make-up and some hair 'ups'. 

 

Perfectly CoveredChair covers, Keighley

 

The chairs were gorgeous with their blue sashes. Perfectly Covered made sure that the room and the catwalk area was looking splendid.

 

Harris TweedThe Edinburgh Woollen Mill, York

 

Now, I am led to believe, from those in the know, that Harris Tweed is the next big thing for grooms. Edinburgh Woollen Mill had plenty of styles on display.

 

Mark Gilroy Vocals & KeysWedding Music

 

The lovely Mark Gilroy, entertained the visitors in the outside courtyard. His vocals and keys were on point and he sounded as lovely as ever! I worked a very wet wedding with Mark last year and his amazing vocals kept every happy, including me.

 

Wedding Belles & BeausBridal Shop, 19 Micklegate, York

 

The stand from Wedding Belles & Beaus looked stunning! Ella was on hand to give advice about bridal wear and having just returned from a Bridal dress show abroad, she was definitely in the know about next seasons must have dresses.

 

Propose To InviteHandmade wedding stationery

 

Propose to invite had plenty of options for your stationery. I loved the fact that there display invites are all for Rachel and Ross!

 

Rich Reynolds, MagicianNothing is Impossible

 

Rich Reynolds did a great job in entertaining many bride and grooms with his close up magic. 

 

Ella Flowers LtdHandmade with Love Goodramgate, York

 

Janine from Ello Flower's was busy, not least with her 10 week old gorgeous baby girl! Her stand looked 'blooming' marvellous.

 

Jaydee MediaWedding Films

 

It was lovely to see David from Jaydee Media. It's a while since our paths have crossed, having worked a wedding with him last year. His work is stunning and, I can say from personal experience that he is a true professional at a wedding!

 

Smooch Wedding RingsChoose in the comfort of your home

 

Its always a pleasure to see Smooch wedding rings at any wedding fair. I love the idea that they bring the wedding rings to you!

 

Photo Booth by Crazy PixLets get this party started!

 

Photo Booth Hire and their talking mirror kept many brides-to-be entertained. These guys know how to throw a party!

 

Silk Floral ArtSilk floral arrangements

 

Anne from Silk Floral Art was jetting off on holiday but had left her gorgeous stand in someone else's careful hands. I am lucky enough to have one of Anne's displays in my house. It was a gift from a bride after I photographed her wedding. It still looks stunning today, two years later, but then I guess thats the point of silk flowers!

 

Champagne Car Ltd1936 Austin Sherborne

 

Outside in the sunshine was Champagne Cars

 

AsquithsEngagement & wedding rings Goodramgate, York

 

Asquith Jewellers were busy showing off all things sparkly with both engagement and wedding rings on display.

 

Acomb Travel

 

Samantha at Acomb Travel was on hand and ready to help with any questions on your honeymoon.

 

No More TiersCakes and toppers

 

No More Tiers cakes looked good enough to eat and I for one, was very tempted!

 

Electrifying PromotionsPromoting live music in Yorkshire

 

Electrifying Promotions provided some entertainment before the catwalk show began.

 

New & Pre Loved Bridal Gowns and AccessoriesOxfam, Goodramgate

 

Bridal Gowns & Accessories, Oxfam, provided all the dresses. 

 

New & Pre-loved Bridal Gowns & AccessoriesOxfam, Goodramgate, York

 

And they looked amazing! Not only are the dresses a snip, but they are also doing something for charity. What a fabulous way to buy a wedding dress, save some money and give something back. 

 

New & Pre-loved Bridal GownsOxfam, Goodramgate, York

 

And then of course there was me!

I had a fabulous day, spoke to lots of lovely bride and grooms-to-be as well as seeing lots of old friends from the Wedding industry.

We were all looked after with bacon sandwiches and tea from the Monkbar Hotel and there was even a pastry or two.

It really was a great event and I for one hope to be back at the Monkbar Hotel again soon.


Comments

2.Julie and Paul Miller of crazy-pix(non-registered)
It was a fabulous day and we thoroughly enjoyed the day exhibiting with everyone. Great. Blog and lovely to meet you all!
1.David Griffiths(non-registered)
Fabulous blog post - a great write-up Jo :) The pictures really capture what a brilliant afternoon it was! Thanks for your kind words about me and JayDee Media. Hope it's not so long before our paths cross again!

David x
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