Today we’d like to introduce Andrea & Emma’s delightful report of the Northern Mix & Mingle event earlier this month…..
This year our Northern Mix and Mingle event was held at the fabulous new venue member Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire.
As Carden Park had recently joined the UKAWP as a wedding supplier member, it was a great opportunity to showcase their venue to planners and suppliers from all over the North West. As it was bonfire night eve, we decided on an autumnal/bonfire theme and Carden Park helped us get in the mood with warming Winter Pimms and non alcoholic hot toddy as guests arrived, followed by lots of delicious bonfire night inspired canapés! We even had toffee apples for guests to get stuck into on the way home!
Their Shooting Lodge was bathed in soft orange light from the uplighters kindly provided by Hipswing, chairs were dressed with orange and brown sashes provided by Ann from Sugar and Spice and we had fabulous autumnal table centres from Lisa from Red Door Designs. Our entertainment was courtesy of Under The Covers, a fantastic wedding band, who kindly supplied one of their keyboard players, who helped create the perfect atmosphere for the evening. We also had a roaming close up magician John Holt, who kept guests laughing as he worked his magic on them.
The Word is Love provided us with our very own light up UKAWP! Awesome! And as you will see our fab photographer for the evening Caroline White made full use of these!! All the ladies attending (and gents if they really wanted) were invited to have a little pampering courtesy of Sam the chief Make Up Artist for award winning Flossy and Leigh. Outside, setting the scene we had a gorgeous vintage Daimler from Chester Wedding Cars.
Duane from County Brides Magazine supplied us all with their latest edition so we could keep up with all the wedding news in the North West.
Huge thanks to all the wonderful suppliers who contributed to make the evening so special, and to all those attended, including our very own Sandy for making the journey North! (Ladies it was a pleasure – thanks so much for organising). It was great to see everyone, see you next year!
Andrea and Emma xx