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Oh me Oh my – our  round up of some rather splendidly gorgeous wedding wonderfulness. Forget these grey July skies and enjoy this page of delights! What is more spectacular for a lady who loves elegance than a gorgeous Suzanne … Continue reading

Love is ….

Love is……..Over 60 wedding industry specialists from around the region, brought together to help engaged couples plan their perfect wedding day. Love Wedding Shows is excited to host this wedding show in the heart of Northumberland and is supported by … Continue reading

How ‘instagram-able’ is your wedding?

Some couples are a ‘no thank you’ on the social media sharing of their big day – that’s cool, but you also could be in the opposite camp – and embrace the wonder of technology to have an ‘instagram’ wedding! … Continue reading

….til death do you part!

Happy Halloween! Are we ready for the trick or treaters today! Of course we have our porch all dressed up – but what about if you are having a Halloween wedding. There is theming and then there is tragic – … Continue reading

Who did I meet today!

Today’s blog is slightly different than normal and instead of focusing on one businesses I wanted to share with you several businesses I was chatting with today and why you need to look at what they have on offer for your wedding!

La Petite Fleur Cakes

Wowie everyone – these cakes were amazing – there was a gorgeous white 3 tired cake with red heart details that would be perfect for a Valentine or indeed any romantic theme. The tag line here is “Baker of Delicious Cakes” and boy is Nicola not wrong. Not only did they look amazing but they taste amazing too!

I highly recommend you check out Nicola’s website www.lapetitefleurcakes.co.uk or give her a call 07852 49092. You can find her on twitter @LPFCakes and facebook – La Petite Fleur Cakes

iMAGiN3 Photography

Tony and Andrea are iMAGiN3 and they have some serious experience there! Their wedding albums on display were amazingly awesome, one amazing group shot in particular – captured the moment fantastically. Yuo can check out their stuff on www.IMAGIN3Photography.com or call 01670 5 444 83. If you love to tweet – follow them @imagin3photo or on Facebook Imagin3Photo

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer

I was opposite this guy today and man, I had to restrain the dancing (I wasn’t entirely successful he will tell you when he started the Copacabana!) – great range this guy his, from Take That (the modern years) to Il Divo, 500 miles to I Just Haven’t met you yet. If you are looking for QUALITY and VARIETY – this guy is for you! So get online at www.tomwyllie.co.uk or give him a call 07545 394438. Find him on twitter @TomWyllieSinger or on Facebook at Tom Wyllie Singer

Rings By Design

Have your dream wedding ring design in your head or want something a little different from what you see in the stores – then Rings By Design is where you need to head. All rings are bespoke and are exclusive. Looking at the samples today, there really is nothing these people cannot do! So if you have an idea in mind –  pop over to the website www.ringsbydesign.com or call 08000837746 / 0191 584 3338. You can also keep in touch on Facebook – Rings by Design or on twitter @ringsbydesign

So please head over to these pages. It is great to look around and chat with different suppliers. They are there to help you make the best decision for your day. All these guys are very helpful and can talk you through the ideas you have and give you no obligation quotes (and helpful hints and tips too!) Just say Tyne the Knot sent you!

The Explorer is back!

Well, despite the cold, grey Tyneside sky this blogger made it to the Lancastrian Suite on Sunday and what a fantastic selection of suppliers. For anyone unable to make it, here’s a quick run down of what was on offer:

There were 3 fantastic cars on display from Webbs special occasions cars – beautiful Rolls Royce’s – one particularly stunning car from 1952 – gorgeous interiors and well maintained!

On show were the wonderful wares of Just Perfect Weddings and Events Galleries in Cramlington and Washington – a great selection on offer by their permanent exhibitors – from stationery to wellies, wishing trees to umbrellas (some quite essential to a Tyneside based wedding!) Within this was the wonderful bespoke stationary from By Wendy – from invitations to full stationary packages – all created by Wendy!

Gorgeous dresses require gorgeous accessories – hand crafted swarovski crystals and pearl jewellery is always a classic choice and is created by Gina of By Gina. From bracelets to tiara’s necklaces to hair pins she offers a huge range of jewellery and accessories. And this jewellery is not just for weddings (anyone reading this and looking for Christmas gifts – check out the website!)

Looking for something to add a bit of fun to your reception – well getting people in a Shrek mask in all their finery seems to be the way to go! Fantastic photo booth and props to hire from Snaparazzi Photobooths!

Now no wedding is complete without cake (well in my personal opinion no afternoon is complete without cake but we will leave that ….) and Brides and Grooms you truly are spoilt for choice with “A truly Scrumptious Cake.”  While each and every cake on display was a work of art – I have to say a personal favourite was the Malteaser  covered cake! Unbelieveable!!! A great service on offer by Tracey with free loan on cake stands and pillars, a huge range of options and styles and some very, very yummy cake to try indeed!

Music can make or break a party, and AM DJ services know this! So with a pre-event meeting (to get your fav’s and the ones that are a big NO NO!) and text request service on the night you can be sure you have the music that suit your tastes – however eclectic!

Flowers … pulling together a beautiful bouquet is not as easy as it may appear (to some), there is a lot of time taken over getting the right styles, complimentary flowers, working with in season (and depending on requests – out of season) varieties all to look perfect on the big day! So it was lovely to meet Sarah, from Pom and Flo, who had some lovely displays, particularly gorgeous rustic styles on offer!

A delightful difference to this fayre was the “wandering brides” – modelling some fantastic dresses in and amongst us Fayre attendees – a great was to see the dresses up close and how they move, if you are a particularly active dancer you may want to make sure that the dress will give you room to strut your stuff (and gravity will not win out!) Great idea Gina!

Speaking of dresses, there were some fabulous collections on show by A.J.Bridal, based in Newburn. Give them a call if you are looking for your perfect dress – they have a great selection to choose from!

Sweets, sweets, who loves sweets! I do!!! And how about a gorgeous, themed candy buffet! The Candy Buffet Studio has some fantastic ideas to make your buffet stand out from the others!

Once your big day is over and you have your photograph album back and stored neatly on the coffee table – what is left as a daily reminder of your big day is your wedding ring! If you are still looking for the perfect ring – have a chat with Polished… who offer local craftsmanship and bespoke designs.

Your big day is your day.. a day to be the blushing bride (or gorgeous groom)! So treat yourself with  beauty treatments, and professional hair and make-up services by the big event. A great range of pre-wedding and wedding day treatments available.

I also got a chance to talk to two fantastic companies Made2matter and Make Bake and Decorate. A beautiful range of handmade, bespoke cakes, stationary and accessories. A couple of favourites were the stunning crystal bouquets and a dramatic black and white art deco cake! Looking to step out of the vintage trend – speak to these ladies! Fantastic and different ideas.

On my exploration I had two “assistants” – my niece and nephew! Now they say never work with children but all the exhibitors were fantastic! As they hunted around looking for their treasure (another fab idea Gina) they were looking and asking a lot of questions to people – including are we done yet! But it all made up for it when they got their goody bag from Kids Deserve the Best, a great service you can include in your wedding to allow children to be part of  your big day!

Though they seemed to tire walking around they did enjoy the singing! James Entertainment have a great range of entertainment options available for your big day – from “Rat-Packed” to “Just James” and quite a bit in between.

There were some gorgeous table and chair dressing going on yesterday. The Event Dressers had a beautiful table set out with not only chair covers and sashes but they can add-on napkin ties, table runners, filled favour bags – all matching into your theme. The linen was beautiful quality and they styling was first class.

Now, I’ve spoken about event dressing, make up, rings, dresses – what have I missed – estate agents! With so many couples marrying or celebrating a civil partnership later in life or after they have bought their own home, setting up together may not require the crockery and household items it used to – more often than not its needing to offload some and decide what to do with your 2 properties! So Clarke Holland were there to offer a  bit of advice to those couples with a couple of houses!

Guest books are a lovely way to see who was there and keep a special memento – but like photo albums they can find their way into a cupboard – only out at special occasions. Occasion Supplies have some fantastic guest signing frames and guest fingerprint frames for your friends and family to put their mark on your day!

Tyne Events were exhibiting with their wonderful chair covers and a lovely starlight backdrop. Not just chair covers – they have a range of packages to suit different budgets and styles – even offering a DIY chair cover service!

So from starlight backdrops to  mood lighting! Premier Wedding DJ‘s Chris was on hand to talk through all your music needs – from Disco services to photography slide shows, mood lighting to add to your venue or ceremony music services and the opportunity to have your name in lights!

We’ve spoken flower bouquets, crystal bouquets – lets not forget some gorgeous button bouquets – B Dazzled had some gorgeous bouquets on offer but a favourite of mine was the pinks – silk flowers and buttons – a fantastic bouquet and gorgeous keepsake!

I resisted before but the flying sherbet saucers on offer from Daisychain Events were just too much to resist! Daisychain offer a range of services to help with your big day – from the candy buffet on offer to styling, crockery hire and more!

To capture your special day, White Rose Productions was on call to talk through all the photography and video options – from the specifics of your photos to the finished packages (and they had some delightful albums to choose from), they offer a range of packages to suit all budgets.

So all in all a fantastic day – if you didn’t make it – these are the great suppliers I got a chance to speak to! You will see a bit more from a few of these on the blog and can grab their details from our Directory!

Looking for the next Explore Wedding Fayre – Sunday 4th November in Dolphin Centre, Darlington!