There are lots of options if you are looking to attend a Suffolk wedding fair. But it is so important that you do not waste your precious time attending all the available shows, only to find that your kind of suppliers are not in attendance. In my opinion, this is usually because many of the wedding fairs just look to get whoever they can in through the door, instead of specifically marketing to a key demographic which always bodes better for both the attendants and the wedding suppliers involved. So it was really refreshing that last year, a new wedding fair approach rose from the crowds. Emily and Caroline at The Truly Marvellous Wedding & Bottom Drawer Fair really have taken things to the next level of instead of creating just another wedding, have created a new creative, sensory experience that has a key demographic always close in mind.
In today's blog post, independent wedding planner Caroline Gould shares her top 5 wedding venues in Suffolk (in no particular order):
1. Kenton Hall Estate- A great family run venue with a rustic countryside feel, a hidden gem in rural Suffolk
2. Kesgrave Hall- Modern, stylish and great service on the outskirts of Ipswich
3. Hengrave Hall - A fabulous building with lots of character and you get the whole place to enjoy!
4. Woolverstone Hall- If you like a sweeping driveway and an impressive entrance, look no further
5. Easton Grange- A beautiful barn venue, they have really thought of everything for the bride and groom
You know, sometimes its those last minute shoots with very little prep and planning that end up looking great. This was such a shoot when my good friend and Suffolk wedding planner Caroline Gould asked me to take some new promo shots for her forthcoming re-brand and for use in various publications that she would soon be writing articles for. We headed down to central Ipswich for a coffe at Arlingtons Brasserie, one of our favourite places and venue to the monthly wedding network events that we run. Over drinks Caroline explained that she needed some new headshots which captured 'her' and some other shots that kind of explained what she did without being too cheesy.
So after an hour or so shooting in and around the coffee house, this is what we achieved. I was really pleased with the outcome, as someone that knows Caroline well, I think the portraits capture her bubbly, friendly persona beautifully.
You'll remember a while back I shot the 2012 accessory collection for Nell'Amore Bridal Consultancy in Essex along with the amazing Caroline Gould: Wedding Planner, Bohemia Hair & Purity: The Beauty Retreat. Well, this week the shoot was picked up by U.S Wedding Blog 'Life of a vintage lover' and Caitlin at the blog has run with the feature in her latest post. It's great when we're able to promote our services to a wider audience and so thanks to everyone that was involved with this shoot and made it happen.