Dorset Wedding Festival 2013

Dorset Wedding Festival 2013

(2014 dorset wedding festival tickets now available)

The Dorset Wedding Festival review

The first Dorset Wedding Festival turned out to be a great success.  The weather was kind, although a little windy which bought with it a slight chill, it could of been a lot worse if recent weeks was anything to go by.

We had the opportunity to provide all the marquees for this event and the organisers, Sam and Eleanor from Something Borrowed Magazine, chose to create different marquees to hold various themes.  For example they had the men’s marquee, the brides marquee, a shopping and DIY marquee and the vintage marquee.  This was a great idea and looked to prove very effective with the guests who turned out on the day.

There where in excess of 70 different exhibitors showcasing their products with everything from beautiful vintage cars to handmade jewelery, wedding planners to marquees.  As a newly engaged couple looking to plan your big day there is no other annual event like this one held in Dorset.  If you missed it, you really did miss out.

Admission into the festival was an incredibly reasonable £5 per person, and you could even enter into the draw to win a free wedding.  That’s worth more than £5 alone if you ask me with your odds of winning at probably less than 1000 to 1.  You don’t get that on the lottery.

Camelot started erecting on the Monday previous to the day which gave us a nice steady pace to work to and plenty of time in case the weather turned bad.  We did experience a few showers but all in all we were very lucky.  I can’t say as much for the dismantle though.  Unfortunately the rain stayed with us and we did get a little wet along with a lot of equipment.  That’s the English weather for you, no guarantees.

The music marquee provided a steady flow of live entertainment throughout the day with Evertide being my personal favourite, so talented.  Having the music on site with the tea room made a very relaxed atmosphere and gave a chance for guests to be able to take time out, grab some food and chill before taking to some more exhibitors stands.

All in all this festival was an awesome day out for birde and grooms to be and i for one shall definitley be going next year.  You can keep your eye the Dorset Wedding Festival website for next years event which will be around the same time, spring.

If you attended the festival, please feel free to leave a comment about it in the comment form at the end of this article.

See below for the list of exhibitors and a few pics.


List of Exhibitors

Sweetcheeks Bakehouse
BH13 Photography
South Coast Sweet Cart
Honeybells Tent Hire
Swingletree Vintage China Hire
Bridle Photography
Amazing Face
Bo Boutique Flowers
Scarlett Smith
Pink Paradise Beauty
Butterflies and Candy
Lisa Notley Wedding Cakes
Lovely Jubbly
Bramble With Love
Stunning Fascinators
The Old Vicarage
Suzi Horrocks Flowers
Tip of the Pops Wheelbarrow Disco
Pegasus Disco
Well Groomed
Wedding Pet Care
Paul Newton
Beach Weddings Bournemouth
Signature Catering
Re-love the Love
Gypsy Rose Upstyling
Titivating Toes
John Lewis
Only Fools and Flutterbyes
Du Maurier Watches
Geneva Silver
Bluebay Events
Party Dexx
Courtyard Bridal
Pole Crazy
IanH Photography
FourT4 Photography
Saphire Styling
Smooch Rings
Emma Tatchell Make Up
‘Til There Was Uke
Sweet Serenity
M & E Event Hire
Bournemouth Personal Training
Beez Bridal
Mortons House
Hillview Florist
The English Florist
The Little White Heart Company
Wedding Eye Films & Cinematography
Holton Lee
Idelica Paella Catering
Dorset Mobile Bar
Jalopy Pizza
Chilly White Ice Cream Tricycle
Luxury Little Rooms
RR Elite
SJR Executive Cars
Camelot Marquees
Alexander Clarke
The Transitions
The Jackson 3
In The Pink Big Band
Dorset Troopers
Dorset Party Marquees
Something Borrowed
Bee’s Bespoke Therapies

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