On Saturday we took the plunge and exhibited for the first time at a wedding fair. However it wasn’t just any old wedding fair but the Most Curious Party’s Vintage Wedding Fair, which is quite unique in what it offers to couples getting married in East Anglia and beyond.
It is no secret that vintage is very in the world of weddings at the moment with couples looking for unique ways of styling their big day – and often finding cost effective solutions to everything from the wedding dress to crockery. The Most Curious Party’s Vintage Wedding Fair was held at St Andrews Hall in Norwich – a fantastic venue and perfect for an event like this. I have to admit that we booked into the show quite late so it was quite a rush in the couple of weeks leading up to the show to get everything ready. Geoff’s excellent DIY skills came into play as he made a folding screen for our stall from some old doors and we used this to hang pictures. But the talking point of our stand was our “Nameless Groom” who we used for a competition. Entrants had to think of a name for him and then write it on a label, which was hung onto our “tree” – some curly willow from our garden, which was also decorated with a selection of our wedding photographs. The tree was also a talking point and I could have sold branches several times over!
All in all we had a really enjoyable day (my daughter helped me on the day with the competition entries) handing out lots of leaflets and chatting to a wide selection of brides and grooms. We also got some great feedback on our work and style of photography. It’s early days to judge how successful the day was in terms bookings as a result of the show but my instinct so far is that it was very worthwhile exhibiting.
It was great to hear the TestostaTones and we’re really looking forward to hearing them again at a Wedding we are shooting in May!