Rutland Weddings // Normanton Park Hotel

Nicole Hope Smith Wedding Fayres
Normanton Park Hotel
21st January 2018

This past Sunday I spent the day exhibiting at the Nicole Hope Smith Wedding Fayre at Normanton Park hotel, a great celebration of Rutland Weddings. I have only done two wedding fayres, this one, and the last one put on by Nicole Hope Smith. There’s a couple of reasons for this; one, the venue is amazing, right on the shore of Rutland Water means I have a great view all day, and two, it’s a small, intimate wedding fayre which showcase some of the best businesses which all help when planning Rutland weddings.

I’ve been to wedding fayres as a customer and been overwhelmed, once you’ve seen three singing waiters, you don’t really need to see any more. Nicole creates a great balance of suppliers, who all compliment each other – you could probably book all the suppliers you need from the selection there.

One thing that’s evident in the wedding business is that you need an eye for detail – so whatever it is you’re creating, you need to present it beautifully. I always feel bad as I turn up, put a slideshow on and lay out some of my beautiful albums, when the ladies from Signature Stories next door to me spent two hours putting all of their beautiful dressing items out.

It was a great day, so many wonderful couples to speak to. There was a real mix of visitors, one couple had been engaged a week and didn’t really know where to start, other couples had planned pretty much everything and were just looking for some last minute inspiration. There really was a wide selection of suppliers which meant I think everybody will have found something to help them.

Orange Pippin –

Rutland Wedding Photography examples of calligraphy wedding invitesRutland Wedding Photography selection of wedding stationeryRutland Wedding Photography hand illustrated wedding place names saying bride and groomRutland Wedding Photography examples of wedding lettering, and an illustration of Normanton ChurchRutland Wedding Photography place settings saying groom, bride and oliverRutland Wedding Photography tools used for lettering and wedding stationery

Revolution Disco –

Rutland Wedding Photography light up LOVE lettersRutland Wedding Photography light up love letters and LED dance floor

Love Life, Eat Cake –

Rutland Wedding Photography four tier wedding cakeRutland Wedding Photography details of a stunning four tier wedding cakeRutland Wedding Photography naked cake dripping frosting and a roseRutland Wedding Photography naked wedding cake with raspberries, blueberries and strawberriesRutland Wedding Photography close up details of wedding cakes

Lucy Flint Jewellery –

Rutland Wedding Photography handmade jewellery on an antique bookRutland Wedding Photography examples of handmade wedding jewelleryRutland Wedding Photography left handmade best man wedding cufflinks right handmade earrings from Lucy FlintRutland Wedding Photography Handmade ring on a wooden plinthRutland Wedding Photography handmade wedding necklaces saying LoveRutland Wedding Photography handmade engagement ring daisyRutland Wedding Photography left handmade engagement ring, right selection of wedding rings

Celestial Displays –

Rutland Wedding Photography Robert Hincks from Celestial firework displays

Le Fleur Boutique –

Rutland Wedding Photography Flower displays for a wedding fayreRutland Wedding Photography wedding flowersRutland Wedding Photography wedding centrepieces

Katie Dell Bridal –

Rutland Wedding Photography Business card and pen for Katie Dell bridal designRutland Wedding Photography business cards and flyers for Katie Dell Bridal designRutland Wedding Photography advertising stand for Katie Dell bridal designRutland Wedding Photography Advertising for Katie Dell bridal design

Photobooth Magic –

Rutland Wedding Photography business card from photo booth magicRutland Wedding Photography photobooth albumsRutland Wedding Photography selection of photo booth props and albums

The Purple Pumpkin Cake Co –

Rutland Wedding Photography three images of handmade wedding cakesRutland Wedding Photography details of a wedding cakeRutland Wedding Photography purple pumpkin cakes business cards and cakesRutland Wedding Photography wedding cake which looks like a tree stump saying mr and mrs on

Colour By Katie –

Rutland Wedding Photography advertising board of colour by katieRutland Wedding Photography magazine feature of colour by Katie

Bespoke Buds – Wedding Photography Bespoke Buds business cardsRutland Wedding Photography two wedding bouquetsRutland Wedding Photography wedding centre piece with candlesRutland Wedding Photography hanging flower and candle decoration for a weddingRutland Wedding Photography flower arrangements with a candle

Lace & Pearl Bridal –

Rutland Wedding Photography closeup details of a wedding dressRutland Wedding Photography wedding shoe details

Sposini Wedding Stationery –

Rutland Wedding Photography wedding invitationRutland Wedding Photography wedding invitesRutland Wedding Photography wedding stationeryRutland Wedding Photography examples of wedding invitations and tags

Goody 2 Shoes –

Rutland Wedding Photography Business card and shoes from Goody 2 ShoesRutland Wedding Photography pair of custom shoes on an LED dance floorRutland Wedding Photography business cards and shoes from Goody 2 ShoesRutland Wedding Photography shoe horns and shoes from goody 2 shoes

Signature Stories –

Rutland Wedding Photography selection of wedding dressing props including signs and flowersRutland Wedding Photography sign saying loved you once, love you still, always have, always willRutland Wedding Photography vintage photo albumRutland Wedding Photography selection of wedding items for dressing a receptionRutland Wedding Photography wedding sign saying 'please sign our guestbook'Rutland Wedding Photography vintage suitcase used for wedding cardsRutland Wedding Photography sign saying celebrate life


"If I get married, I want to be very married"
-Audrey Hepburn


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