On Sunday I had a stand at my first ever wedding fayre.
I had signed myself up for the Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide fayre at Partick Burgh Hall after hearing about the huge success of their Pollockshields Burgh Hall fayre at the start of the year.
I spent a few weeks getting organised, ordering my prints and new portfolio book, deciding on the design for my stand and roping in my mother-in-law to make me some personalised bunting (who doesn’t love bunting!).
My sister came along to help ‘work the stand’ whilst I photographed the fayre (I was the ‘official fayre photographer’) and whilst wondering around taking pics I managed to catch up with lots of people who I only know through the likes of facebook and twitter – it was so great to put faces to names!
Some of the lovely people I met who are well worth checking out include:
e.y.i.love – Jack & Lorna who are specialist (and uber talented) wedding stationers.
LookLook - Darren & Frances from the ultimate and really popular LookLook photobooth!
Butler & Taylor – Vintage event hire specialist… and all round lovely vintage lassies. (worth keeping up with their fab blog too!)
Cup Couture - the most moist delicious cupcakes you could ever imagine! (It was actually Nikki’s Mum and Aunt who were working the stand, but they were so lovely and we couldn’t resist purchasing some cupcakes, especially since we were the stand across from them and they were teasing us with them from 10:30am!!)
I’m aiming to finish putting together a little list of people I love on my website this week… so will ensure I add these and many more to that as soon as it’s completed.
I also met loads of new brides-to-be, a few of my future brides (it was great to catch up with them) and had more than 50 entries for my ‘win a pre-wed shoot’ competition!
All in all MT and the Glasgow Girls made it a great day.
So now I’ve got a bit of a wedding fayre bug and have only gone and signed myself up for the brand spanking new Glasgow Wedding Collective Vintage Style Wedding Fayre. I’m chuffed to be listed as one of their selected photographers and am really looking forward to being part of this fayre and meeting more of their fab suppliers and loads of new brides-to-be!
I’d like to say make sure you pop along to say ‘hi’ but the fayre is happening on 2nd October – a day after my baby is due! But don’t worry… if I’m not there in person I’ll still have a stand there and my lovely friend Rachel will be working her magic. If the bump hasn’t turned into a baby – I’ll be there – so make sure then you do say hi to the heavily pregnant one – just have some hot towels at the ready!