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Meet the Supplier: DaisyBell Photography

As part of our brand new series, we’re so exited to be interviewing a selection of fantastic wedding specialists. We take pride in recommending the finest in the industry, and hope this series will help connect you with suppliers for your wedding day.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Lancashire based Wedding Photographer DaisyBell Photography.

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Tell us more

I am a Lancashire based Wedding Photographer, covering the whole of the UK and destination Weddings. I love colour and happiness and the excitement of all of my couples special days, and I have a relaxed, natural, documentary style approach to photography and I love experimenting with light. 

What makes you different?

My natural and friendly approach I feel really appeals to my couples. I am very laid back and I love the candid style of photography. I will take the more formal photos for Grandma and Grandads to be proud of but I feel my couples really appreciate getting to see all the happy, natural smiles and laughter of their friends and family and special moments they might have missed throughout the day. I stay in the background all day you will not know I am there, waiting for and hunting down those perfect shots.

How did it all start?

I have always had a love of photography since leaving university with a creative design degree in 2006. I started my business after some of my friends asked me to photograph their weddings after seeing my hobby of street photography grow. Since then, my business has grown from strength to strength and I have been fortunate to photography some amazing weddings both in the UK and abroad. 

Why should couples choose you?

I am super friendly and I love to really get to know my couples before their big day as this really helps create a unique relationship between us. We go for coffee at their venue before their wedding day and take a walk around the grounds to discuss where they would like their portrait session. Some of my couples have even become friends! 

Words of wisdom

Take your time and enjoy the run up to your big day. Even though it may seem like a lifetime away, you will never get this time back. Prepare yourself for an amazingly emotional day, cherish every moment and make sure to make memories that will last a life time. Take time out as a couple on your Wedding Day, go for a glass of champagne on your own and just enjoy the moment you have to yourselves. 

Contact DaisyBell Photography

daisybellphoto@gmail.com / 07966 028621

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DaisyBellPhotography1
Instagram: @daisybell_photography

Suppliers: Interested in featuring on our blog? Please contact claire@bouquetandbells.com or click here for more info.

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Meet the Supplier: The Distillery Box

As part of our brand new series, we’re so exited to be interviewing a selection of fantastic wedding specialists. We take pride in recommending the finest in the industry, and hope this series will help connect you with suppliers for your wedding day.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce trendy mobile bar company The Distillery Box.

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Tell us more

A mobile bar service offering the option of a beautifully converted Richardson horse box which is now a fully functioning bar which can be perfectly placed outside or inside (Marquee/Barn) and/or a rustic style bar which is perfect for indoor events or garden parties. (This comes in either a 6ft or 12ft size).

What makes you different?

We understand how important the bar is for your big day which is why tailor every aspect of the bar creating an everlasting experience. Starting with the drinks; we will supply and serve any drink that you desire, you have the choice of any drink on draught and we will create and personalise cocktails for the happy couple.

We will colour co-ordinate the dressing of the bar(s) to ensure its in keeping with your wedding theme. Finally, we feel passionate about our environmental footstep which is why we offer the option of biodegradable plant cups or glassware as well as recycling everything that we use (we even use plant-based ink and recycled materials for our business cards and flyers). 

How did it all start?

Our journey began after working for years in the events and hospitality industry and feeling frustrated that our ideas to improve the services on offer where not being taken on board – so one day we sat down and decided we wanted to do something we were really passionate about. After a couple of weeks of bouncing ideas about we decided to combine our love of working with people with our love of all things distilled, and The Distillery Box was born!

Why should couples choose you?

We have over 25 years experience in customer service and believe in creating an experience that will help realise your vision of your special day or event. Our top priority is exceeding your expectations and providing nothing less than the highest level of customer care. We don’t want to be strangers on your big day when serving your favourite tipple which is why we ensure we build a good relationship throughout the planning and preparation on the run up to your big day. 

Words of wisdom

Don’t forget it’s YOUR day, you should feel like it is a day that you have created and not a day that has been restricted by too many of … “You can’t have this and you can’t have that” because your wedding day should be full of love, laughter and a happily ever after. 

Contact The Distillery Box

info@thedistillerybox.co.uk / 0161 743 9766

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedistillerybox
Instagram: @thedistillerybox
Twitter: @distillerybox

Interested in featuring on our blog? Please contact claire@bouquetandbells.com or click here for more info.

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Meet the Supplier: Walsh Films

As part of our brand new series, we’re so exited to be interviewing a selection of fantastic wedding specialists. We take pride in recommending the finest in the industry, and hope this series will help you find the perfect suppliers for your wedding day.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce fun-loving & adventurous filmmakers Walsh Films.

What services do you offer?

Cinematic & Personal Wedding Films

What makes you different? 

We build genuine relationships with our couples to create personal wedding films that are unique and driven by their Love Story. They’ll make you laugh, cry and want to get married all over again!

How did it all start? 

It all started when we got engaged! While searching for our perfect wedding, we fell in love with the industry and knew that a move from TV Production to wedding videography would be the perfect next step in our careers!

Why should couples choose you? 

Nervous in front of the camera? Yeah, so are we! We know what it’s like and have a wedding coming up ourselves. So we decided to put making our couples feel comfortable, at the top of our priority list! We stay out of the way, and keep as invisible as possible.

Word of wisdom

Make sure you know who your videographer is (behind the camera)! While it’s important that you like their work, you’ll be spending your wedding day with them! So be sure to get a good grasp of their personality by watching their instagram stories, reading their bio on their website, and definitely jump on a video call with them before you book!

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Contact Shannon & Jack at Walsh Films

creative@walshfilms.com / 07775 121816

Facebook: www.facebook.com/walshfilmsweddings
Instagram: @walshfilmsweddings

Interested in featuring on our blog? Please contact claire@bouquetandbells.com or click here for more info.

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How To Prepare for a Wedding Fayre: A Guide for Exhibitors (Part 1)

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Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography

We were thrilled to be guest speakers at the recent Wedding Industry Supplier Network event. We spoke about how to get the most out of exhibiting at a Wedding Fayre, sharing all our insider tips including the essential dos and don’ts.

Following this talk and the great response from the event, we decided to create a series of blog posts highlighting the most helpful points.

Each post in this series will cover the following topics:

  • How To Prepare for a Wedding Fayre
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Exhibiting at a Wedding Fayre
  • How To Increase Chances of Bookings at a Wedding Fayre

This post is all about preparing for a Wedding Fayre, and what you can do to ensure every box is ticked to give you the best possible chance of securing those all important bookings.

So, you’ve signed up to attend a Wedding Fayre… now what?

Branding & Literature

Branding is super important because not only is it what makes a memorable impression, but it allows your customers and clients to know what to expect from your company. Your logo is the most important element of your branding because it is the face of the company, so it should be memorable and used across your promotional material. Colours and themes should also remain consistent throughout.

I would strongly advise having the following literature & promotional material featured at a Wedding Fayre:

  • A large promotional banner
  • Business Cards
  • Flyers / leaflets with a special offer or incentive included

I’ve seen exhibitors offer a sweet treat or incentive with their business card attached. This is a very good idea to help Brides remember you, and you’ll stand out for all the best reasons.

It’s also a good idea to have a treat available for children as they’re often brought to Wedding Fayres, and this is always massively appreciated by the parents because it keeps them quiet!

All the items you hand out should include your contact details and website to make it easy for Brides to get in touch following the event.

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Stall by Lucky Nibs
Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography
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Branding by Flowers at the Dutch Barn
Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography
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Branding by Reel in Life
Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography
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Branding by Venue Dressing by Trinity
Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography

Stall Appearance

When you are exhibiting alongside top industry professionals and your competitors, you must at all times strive to outshine them. Your exhibition space should be eye catching and completely irresistible for visitors to approach.

It’s essential that visitors recognise the kind of services you offer as soon as they see your stall. Your key message should strike a chord with your audience. It should summarise what you are offering and why your consumer needs it. There are often 30+ different exhibitors at a single Wedding Fayre, so it’s very easy for brides to get distracted by the variety. Don’t leave them confused about what you do because they’ll give up guessing very quickly.

It’s well worth checking with the organiser what is already included with the purchase of your space. More often than not, you’ll find that a trestle table and table cloth are provided for you.

I’d highly recommend setting up a mock stall at home. Being prepared in advance to the show means you’ll have time to play around with your space, and you’ll have a list of exactly everything you need to bring on the day, avoiding bringing any unnecessary items.

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Stall by Flowers at the Dutch Barn at The Wild Pheasant Wedding Fayre, organised by Bouquet & Bells.
Photo credit: NR Imagery
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Stall by Bloomsbury Cakes at Park Field House Wedding Fayre, organised by Bouquet & Bells.
Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography

Goody Bags

Goody bags are something we know Brides love. We offer the first 100 Brides a goody bag on entry to all our shows. These goody bags are filled with special offers and discounts from exhibitors, as well as other treats including the latest copy of a top bridal magazine.

Take the opportunity to include your items in the goody bags. We don’t charge a fee and 100 Brides will walk away from the event with your details which is so valuable.

Special Offers / Incentives

One of the top reasons why Brides like to visit Wedding Fayres is to make the most of the exhibitor special offers and discounts.

Having a booking incentive at a Wedding Fayre can hugely increase chances of bookings, so it’s important you think carefully about what you could offer. If you don’t want to discount the price of your service or package then you could throw in a freebie instead. Either way this acts as a great incentive and will encourage visitors to engage in conversation.

I’d recommend extending your special offer for up to a week after the Wedding Fayre because some Brides prefer to book after the event once they’ve had a chance to look at your services in more detail.

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Discount offer by Plume Creative
Photo credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography

I hope you’ve gained some useful tips and tricks on how to prepare for a Wedding Fayre. To view our line up of shows, please click here. We’re always looking to connect with more suppliers so please get in touch.

Read Part 2: The Dos and Don’ts of Exhibiting at a Wedding Fayre.

Read Part 3: The Impact of Social Media at a Wedding Fayre and How To Use it to Your Benefit!