The Carlton Wedding Fayre – Sunday 20th February 2011


We were delighted to work again with Menzies Carlton Hotel over looking Bournemouth’s sea front on Sunday 20th February for their spring Wedding Fayre. Held from 11am-4pm it was jam packed with some of the finest wedding suppliers in Dorset.

A big thank you goes to the wonderful Ian Hamilton who took time out to photograph the show for us and has provided us with the images within this blog. Ian describes his photography style as “discreet” believing that a wedding day should be captured quietly and sympathetically creating a storybook of memories.  For more information on Ian and his fantastic photography please visit his website.

Couples had a really impressive 31 exhibitors over three different rooms at the hotel to enjoy and were treated to a glass of bubbly and canapes on arrival.  Another thank you has to go to  Party Proppers Plus Party Proppers Plus who set up The Causerie suite to showcase what it could look like for a wedding breakfast. They are the perfect contact if you’re looking for some venue decorations from balloon arrangements to fairy lights also they can help to create some beautiful wedding stationery.
It really was a case of having everything under one roof from a selection of fabulous photographers, florist, gift list services, casino, chair covers, wedding rings and a DJ to name but a few. All those that we managed to talk to after their visit to the exhibitors were bursting full of ideas for their big day.
Whilst at the fayre couples were given the chance to enter a prize draw to win a selection of fantastic prizes. 
Prizes were:
– A sumptuous 2 course meal for two and a bottle of house wine in the Fredericks Restaurant at The Carlton Hotel followed by a one night stay at the Hotel and a delicious full English breakfast the following morning. 
– Beautiful bouquet of flowers courtesy of On The Wild Side Florist 
– An engagement style portrait shoot plus print credit with a combined value of £200 courtesy of Andy Rapkins Photography.
Gemma Rowlands – happy to win the bouquet of flowers prize 
A big thank you goes to the staff at The Carlton Hotel and to all those who came along to exhibit without you we wouldn’t be able to put together such wonderful and informative wedding fayres. Also once again thank you to Ian Hamilton.
If you missed this fayre we have another coming up on Saturday 12th March at The RNLI Lifeboat College in Poole from 11am-4pm free entry and free parking. Come along and visit a large choice of contemporary suppliers to help put together your wedding day.  This is beautiful and unique waterside venue. Also on the day there will be a selection of presentations on a number of wedding topics giving you hints and tips to ensure your day is perfect which you can book in for in advance.  Check our facebook/Twitter for a full schedule which will be published in the next few days. 

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