A huge thank you to all of our 2008 exhibitors – all of the stands looked amazing and feedback from guests was that they really enjoyed the opportunity to really talk to suppliers about different options without the sales pressure experienced at other wedding fair events. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to be considered as an exhibitor for the 2009 show….
Alexandra House is an elegant and luxurious health and well-being spa in Huddersfield, close to the Leeds-Manchester M62 corridor. Fantastic for pre-wedding celebrations, the spa can accommodate up to 12 guests, with 10% discount for groups of 4 or more. Hen party packages start from £65 per person including two treatments, a foot spa, paraffin wax hand treatment, relaxation exercises, drinks and cakes. Bride-to-be and Mother of the Bride packages are also available.
The spa offers relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, including facials, hot stone back and body massages, Indian head massage, reflexology and Reiki. The treatments and relaxation facilities will leave you feeling de-stressed, re-energised, re-balanced and thoroughly pampered and ready for your big day.
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We are a small innovative award winning business, which prides itself on providing beautiful wedding stationery that reflects your lifestyle. Our emphasis is on style, individuality and creating a bit of character that will blow away the old clichéd concepts of what a wedding should be. We take environmental issues seriously, they are an intrinsic part of our business; all our card is recycled, we use local printers, we are carbon neutral and offset all the carbon used in delivering your wedding stationery. So you can be sure that not only does your wedding stationery look fabulous but its as environmentally sound as possible. We also run a blog greenweddingguru to guide brides in making eco wedding choices.
We will also be launching our new range of favours at the lovely green wedding event.
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Whether you are looking for covers for your civil ceremony, wedding reception or any special occasion we cover it. We offer an exclusive range of high quality chair covers and bows to transform any venue into a vision of elegance. Our exclusive range of covers available in white, gold and ivory and our luxurious organza bows and satin sashes, compliment any theme. We also offer stylish and sustainable chair covers made from organic cottons for the environmentally conscious brides. We pride ourselves on offering the very best in customer services. Free delivery, dressing and collection available.
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Established 2005, FIRENZA are based in West Yorkshire with an additional Cheshire workshop. They offer exceptional customer service and source top quality flowers from UK growers, where possible; as well as providing an option to use flowers/foliage/herbs grown in their own grounds. All waste products are recycled. All FIRENZA’s designs reflect their ethos that texture and scent are as important as the visual appearance and being sensitive to the environment doesn’t mean having to compromise on style or quality.
National Finalist – WRAPIT Wedding Industry Awards 2008 and regularly featured in wedding magazines. No obligation consultations at your home or venue.
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Form Bespoke Jewellers are the best kept secret of hundreds of Yorkshire brides and grooms, who celebrate their weddings with truly personal rings. Form’s jewellers offer advice on different looks and trends, shapes and materials, using their vast experience of making both traditional and contemporary engagement and wedding rings
Leeds based Form are extremely committed to high standards from all suppliers, and you can be assured that any materials they use come from a trusted source. Form Director Michael Dransfield explains: “ Every diamond supplied at Form Bespoke Jewellery is conflict-free and child labour free, as we have taken several measures to guarantee that no conflict diamonds enter our supply chain or our bespoke jewellery and this is a key part of our commitment to our customers”
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James is an independent womenswear designer based in Leeds. His unique and inspiring designs are a tribute to his training with Gattinoni Couture in Rome and Ben de Lisi in London. His impressive client List boasts the likes of Kylie Minogue and Victoria Beckham. His made to measure gowns can often been seen on the red carpet at various awards shows. His bridal collection has already earnt him the accolade of Yorkshire Brides Couture Designer of the Year 2007.
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Jami Sheriff has been a professional jazz musician for over 10 years, with a great reputation in the UK’s Jazz scene. He has toured in some of the country’s best-loved Jazz artists both nationally and internationally and currently lectures at Leeds College of Music. He has performed at many prestigious events and weddings so understands how to create the perfect atmosphere at your wedding.
Clips of his music can be heard on www.myspace.com/thejamilsheriffoctet Although this shows his serious jazz, the repertoire he uses for weddings is standards from “The Great American Song Book” and other familiar songs. He can provide music tailored to your personal requirements from 1-8 artists, including piano, guitar, double bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet and vocals. The choice is yours.
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Keighley Bus Museum Trust holds a PSV Operators licence which allows it to hire out a selection of its fifty preserved vehicles.
Buses for hire include a London Routemaster, restored to 1961 appearance, a 1956 Halifax Corporation Daimler in the distinctive green and orange colours, and a 1962 Leyland Atlantean open topper in the classic maroon livery of Keighley Corporation Tramways.
All these buses can be supplied with driver and conductor, showing “Wedding Special” on the destination indicators and dressed with ribbon, and are available within a radius of up to fifty miles of Keighley, an area which covers most of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, West and South Yorkshire.
Keighley Bus Museum Trust is a Registered Charity and all profits go towards the restoration of the Museum’s vehicle collection.
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The girls from the marvellous tea dance company arrange vintage tea dances all around Yorkshire. They are bringing their special vintage style to the lovely green wedding event – so look out for the bunting, vintage cake stands and loads more.
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Neo Lana’s philosophy is built on the desire to source and supply only ecologically enhancing fibres from around the globe. All their wools have full organic certification and are grown by farmers devoted to the environment and the preservation of their land, which gives us this ancient natural fibre – a true sustainable and luxury source of fashion.
Environmentally friendly, animal friendly, renewable, biodegradable, natural organic wool will make wedding suits that will last a lifetime.
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Nicely Iced offer couples a complete inspirational design service to help create the perfect wedding cake based on any idea, stationery or wedding theme. They provide a personal, friendly and professional service, working one-to-one with you with the ultimate attention to detail.
They create both contemporary and classic cake designs and individual miniature cakes. Their fruitcake is based on a traditional boiled method to produce a rich moist flavour and is made using 90% organic/fairtrade produce. Their other flavours are a rich chocolate cake, a traditional sponge or carrot cake.
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Olivia specialises in documentary wedding coverage using natural light and a relaxed approach to create stunning modern images. Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire Olivia photographs weddings across Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and beyond. Olivia has established a reputation as one of Yorkshire’s leading female wedding photographers and also takes on a range of private commissions including lifestyle portraits, corporate imaging and documentary projects.
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Org was established in 2001 by Novita Williamson and Wai-Yii Yeung as Leeds’ first organic retailer and caterer. Since then they have won a string of awards and organic principles go right through the business. Org will be bringing their range of organic beauty products – including Dr Hauschka and Burt’s Bee Wax, and will be on hand for advice on make up and the many treatments they can offer - from massages to facials – for any stressed out brides.
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“A wedding in a beautiful outdoor setting is a dream come true for many brides and grooms, but finding a suitable structure for all the dining and dancing can be tricky. Many wedding tents tread the fine line between tasteful and tacky rather precariously, but I love these unusual versions from PapaKata.
The company specialises in hiring out Kata tents, which are the tipi style tents of the Sami people of Lapland (in case you didn’t know!). Most importantly for us, though, they look extremely grand and impressive and fit sympathetically with a natural backdrop, too.”
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Piccalilly are based in Settle and make 100% organic cotton and fairly traded children’s clothes. They will be bringing their range of fair-trade children’s party dresses, which make a great alternative bridesmaid outfits for little ones. Their unique supplier chain means that you can be assured that you are part of a positive change in the garment industry – clothing to feel good about as well as good in.
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PC Events have a superb selection of luxury loos which are suitable for any outdoor occasion. Their luxury Units are finished to the highest standard, each one equipped with wash basins, make-up mirrors and LCD television screens. Although it’s difficult to provide fully green toilet services the units are supplied with recycled toilet paper and hand towels as well as recirculating the water. PC Events also specialise in creating and managing bespoke weddings, working with you to reflect your individual taste and style. They have a range of fantastic props and furniture and can supply music and live entertainment.
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Black Sheep is a small but traditional Yorkshire Brewery located in Masham, the gateway to Wensleydale. They provide Cask Ales and Bottled Beers so there is something to suit everyone. They are one of the leading independent breweries in the country and their ales can be sampled in many traditional pubs throughout Yorkshire and beyond.
If you’re looking for something original, and cheesed-off with the usual samey venues, then Low Farm “Weddings and Wellies” might just be the answer. Come back to nature at our 40 acre free range farm in West Yorkshire, the perfect, natural stage for your countryside wedding. With a selection of different marquees, and a multitude of catering and entertainment options, each wedding is tailored to your individual needs. And we limit the number of weddings we do each year, so that we’re able to put all our efforts into making each day totally unique.
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The book and the website has a large selection of organic places to stay. Many offer meals or have their own small restaurant, a few of which are certified organic and others may have a certified organic kitchen garden, orchard or vineyard. Meals are prepared using local organic produce and a number of places grow their own produce. Most aim to use fresh local produce rather than imported food. Other places are self-catering on organic farms or smallholdings. At these places you’ll find information about the availability of organic food in the local area.
Linda Moss of organic hlidays cannot make the event but has donated some books as a prize for the lovely green raffle.