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Suppliers

Just thought I’d do a quick update. We’ve booked a few more things now, so I can tell you about the suppliers we’ve booked:

Photographer

We’ve met and looked at so many photographers since we started planning the wedding, but none made us go “Wow!”. Until we went to the wedding fayre at Horsley Lodge. Merv, from Field Photographic, is such a great guy, and was so friendly when we first met him. The work that he and his partner do is amazing. They take gorgeous photos. It was lovely that when we told Merv where we were getting married, he instantly found photos he had taken at our church to show us. It really helps to see photos from previous weddings at your venue. He also showed us pictures from all of our prospective reception venues (as we hadn’t decided one at the time). We knew as soon as we left the fayre that we wanted Merv to photograph our wedding, so booked him the next weekend at the Makeney Hall wedding fayre.

Car

At our very first wedding fayre at Breadsall Priory, we saw two beautiful cars from I Do Wedding Cars. This was the first time I’d heard of a Beauford, and I completely fell in love. They are absolutely gorgeous cars. After this I went on a mission to find all wedding car companies in our area that had a Beauford. I contacted all the ones I found that I liked for quotes, and received 3 quotes back. 2 of the companies were based an hour from our house, so quite far to travel to see the car before we booked. The other, was from I Do Wedding Cars, so although they aren’t based very close to us, we’d already seen the car. It was also the cheapest quote, so we went with it!

DJ

I hadn’t really thought about booking the DJ until we met Paul from Spirits High DJ at the Makeney Hall wedding fayre. He was a really nice, down to earth guy, but really professional. I took his details home with me after, and just put them in my wedding folder. A while later, I added him on Facebook, and saw that he was taking bookings for 2014, and already had a few. I had always thought I wouldn’t book the DJ until about a year before, but hearing that he was already in demand made me change my mind! I emailed him for a quote, and he got back to me straight away. As soon as we’d secured Shottle Hall, we contacted Paul and booked.

Caricaturist

I was thinking about what entertainment to have in the break between the speeches and the evening reception, browsing the internet, when I found a list of caricaturists in our area. I had my caricature drawn whilst on holiday in America when I was 12, and absolutely love the picture, so thought it was a great idea, and a lovely momento for our guests to take home with them. I found one caricaturist that I particularly liked the look of, and saved his website to my favourites. A couple of weeks after, I was showing my Man of Honour my idea, and noticed that Mark (caricaturist) had updated his website as he had started taking bookings for 2014. So I sent him an email asking whether he was available, and confirming the price. Thankfully, he was available, and so we added him to our list of suppliers!

 

That’s it for now! We think we’ve chosen our videographer, but haven’t booked him yet. Then I WILL stop planning until June!!!

 

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Mini update!!

Sorry for the lack of posting, no major developments but thought I’d give you an update of where we are now.

Shottle Hall

Still haven’t arranged to visit here yet. I did receive an email telling me that they were having a voucher day in their marquee. I emailed the wedding co-ordinator to ask whether the house¬†would be open, but they have a wedding on that day, but I could come to their open day in April, or book an appointment to be shown round. I’m too excited to wait until April, so will be arranging an appointment at the end of this week!

 

Cars

I’ve decided I definately want a Beauford…

Absolutely stunning cars. I have a list of companies that have Beaufords, and will be contacting them all for quotes once we’ve booked the reception venue!
Dress
I’ve also been looking online at wedding dresses (even though I’ve decided I won’t actually go shopping until a year before!). Here are some of my favourites so far…
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Looking forward to actually trying something on!
Will update again once we’ve seen Shottle.
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