Last weekend Luxurious Glitter exhibited at the A Kentish Wedding Big Canterbury Wedding Show. This was the biggest wedding fair we've exhibited at in Kent to date, so you can imagine our excitement!
There were loads of different wedding suppliers at the event, all with their own unique selling points but we were the only glitter bar making it even more exciting for us to introduce our super sparkly eco-friendly alternative wedding entertainment.
I met some really wonderful suppliers, many of whom I've not had the chance to meet before, so I thought I’d share a bit of supplier love…
First up was Kings Pets Services these guys are a Wedding Dog Chaperone service. Sarah will look after your dogs for you before and after your wedding and as an extra service you can book her to bring along your beloved pet to take part in your ceremony and photos. I thought this was a brilliant and unique service to offer brides and grooms as so many of us would love our four-legged friends to take part in our day, but we know it can be a busy and stressful day, particularly for your dog.
Next up Sweet Majic, a cake company with a difference, who specialise in making a feature of edible art. Natalie brought with her a beautiful and very unusual wedding cake as well as floral cupcake walls. I was also very pleased to find out Sweet Majic are only 15 minutes down the road from me so I'll definitely be using them in the future!
Stag Cottage from Halling in Rochester creates beautiful floral arrangements using both fresh and silk flowers. Linsey is so creative and I especially loved the moss and floral handbags as a beautiful keepsake for you or your bridesmaids.
Lauren from Lauren Marie Studio is an illustrator and calligrapher who uses sustainable and recycled card stocks as well as vegan and cruelty-free supplies so she is a brilliant choice for anyone looking to be more eco-friendly with their wedding. We at Luxurious Glitter love anything that is environmentally friendly (obviously!).
Lawley Fine Jewellers are based in Sittingbourne and offer the service to create your own wedding rings from start to finish, allowing you to cast your ring in your chosen metal yourself. They had some beautiful and very unique wedding rings on display. H and Andy were so friendly and welcoming and both very knowledgeable. Andy has over 22 years experience making jewellery, so you are in very safe hands. These guys are also down the road from me and I wish I'd found them for my own rings. I've already been talking about going and making a special piece for our anniversary instead!
It's always a pleasure to see Lawrence from Retro Rides 4 Brides, who offer a Vintage VW Campervan to hire for your big day. Hector is an amazing car which Lawrence has restored himself. Hector appears at many wedding fairs across Kent if you're interested in seeing him first hand.
I was entertained whilst I was there by Thomas Dixon, a close up magician who can provide all different kinds of magical entertainment at your wedding. I am still dumbfounded by the card trick he showed me. I thought I was watching so carefully but I still can't explain how he managed to pull out my card. Not only is he very talented but he is very engaging and funny and would entertain all your guests for hours!
If you're looking for a photographer then please do check out Emma Migden Photography, she takes beautiful and relaxed photos of your big day and has worked at some of the best wedding venues in Kent and her photos really capture your big day in such a special way.
I met so many other lovely wedding suppliers and it's impossible to list them all here without my blog post going on forever, but I just wanted to give a special mention to Lainey from Lainey Carter MUA and Sam from Just Advice Vitality Life Insurance who were my neighbours and kept me entertained and supplied with tea and coffee both days! I even got to take a couple of selfies using Kirkeano DJ Events latest selfie mirror, which was brilliant.
I met lots of lovely couples and their families and it was so nice to be able to tell people about Luxurious Glitter as most hadn't heard of us or even thought about having a glitter bar for their evening entertainment. I think I have now converted many couples over to a more eco-friendly and sparkly wedding!