29 March, 2010

Berkshire Wedding Fairs

Yesterday we exhibited at Dream Wedding Fair's event at the Reading Town Hall, it was a fantastic day with lots of recently engaged couples having the opportunity to meet a huge selection of local suppliers. The wedding fair was one of the largest in Berkshire with a massive amount of wedding inspiration spread across two of the large ballrooms.
If you did not manage to make yesterday's fair there is one left this season before the summer wedding season break, then lots more from September. Furthermore all of the fairs are free entry, often include fashion shows and from 11am-4pm, here is a list of what is coming up, we hope to see you at some:
  • Ramada Newbury Elcot Park - Sunday 11th April 2010
  • Fredrick's Hotel -Sunday 5th September 2010
  • Donnington Valley Hotel -Sunday 12th September 2010
  • Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke -Sunday 19th September 2010
  • Reading Town Hall - Sunday 26th September 2010
  • Wokingham Town Hall - Sunday 3rd October 2010
  • Grovefield House Hotel -Sunday 3rd October 2010
  • Ramada Newbury Elcot Park -10th October
  • Norton Park Hotel - Sunday 10th October 2010
  • Badgemore Park Gold Club, Henley - Sunday 24th October 2010
  • The Royal Adelaide Hotel, Windsor - Sunday 24th October 2010
  • Trunkwell Mansion House, Berkshire- Sunday 7th November 2010
For more information on any of these visit: http://www.dreamweddingfairs.co.uk/wedding-shows-berkshire.html

24 March, 2010

Venue Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren's House, Windsor

Last Saturday and Sunday we planned and co-ordinated a full weekend of celebrations in Windsor for a 60th birthday- from a traditional afternoon tea with a view of the castle to a show at the Royal Theatre, followed by a Thai feast and drinks in a traditional English bar.
The grand finale of the festivities was dining for twenty five at Sir Christopher Wren’s House in their pavilion room. This beautiful space included a bar and relaxed seating area, with the circular dining room having the most amazing views right on the River Thames with glass dome ceiling too- wonderfully light and airy.
The staff were polite and professional, the food was beautifully presented and being located next to Eton Bridge only metres from the castle makes the venue equally well suited to a wedding.
Emma Vinters, Sales & Marketing Manager ,comments "Our location by the River Thames, makes the hotel an ideal setting for a wedding. Brides often choose to arrive in style aboard our very own private boat ‘Larus‘ which adds a classic touch to their special day."
This room is licensed for civil ceremonies and can seat 70 ceremony guests or 40 dinner guests.
Photo credits: SugarBlossom's own

17 March, 2010

Venue Decoration Service Launched!

We have recently launched SugarBlossom's Venue Decoration service, previously it was only available as part of the Day of Co-ordination package. This has been in response to the number of brides who have been surprised to discover that many of the setting up tasks they expected their venue organiser to do are not offered, or worse still they had planned to go and decorate the day before- only to find out they could not access the venue due to another event or wedding booking.
Will the staff at your venue set up and decorate your room(s) according to your specifications on the day of the wedding?
Few venues take on this responsibility to create the style and atmosphere you have planned for, so you may need to make arrangements with family or friends. Alternatively we offer venue decoration in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. Read more... or email us with any questions, info@sugarblossom.co.uk
Photo credit: SugarBlossom's own image

16 March, 2010

Kissing Booth

This print would be perfect to encourage some impromptu photo silliness if you are planning a photo booth at your reception. In the past we have set up informal photo areas to capture some ridiculous shots with:

  • Wigs
  • Empty photo frames to pose behind
  • Silly sunglasses
  • Fake moustaches on sticks
  • Piles of marker pens and doilies to make signs
  • Boxing gloves
  • 'I'm married!' flags
  • Piles of hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Piles of disposable cameras
  • oh anything wacky we could get our hands on!

To buy the kissing booth sign for notonthehighsteet.com. click here

Photo credits: www.notonthehighstreet.com and www.breathepictures.com

15 March, 2010

Q&A: How should we say it is a child free wedding without offending?

Once you have made this decision you carefully need to communicate it without upsetting anyone. If parents only are named on the invite it should be assumed their children are not invited, but you may need to be clearer with a specific mention, for example: “We hope you understand that we have chosen to make our special day adults only" or “Due to numbers, and the maximum capacity of the room, we will not be able to invite children to the wedding or reception.”