UKAWP Mix and Mingle, East Midlands, 2 October 2013

Continuing our write up on the mix and mingle events, we are delighted to give you a quick overview of the East Midlands event which took place on the 2nd October. Thank you to UKAWP member Val of Benessamy Events in Nottingham who organised the event for us. I shall leave Val to tell you about the evening.
Having met and worked with so many fabulous wedding suppliers in the East Midlands I was thrilled to be asked by the UKAWP to organise this years Mix and Mingle event in our fabulous region. The venue for this year’s event was The Living Room in Nottingham’s stylish Lacemarket. Our venue host for the evening was the lovely Katrin Puutsa and our guests were treated to delicious canapés and some rather fabulous cocktails!
The Living Room Nottingham

We were joined by photographers, make up artists, venue stylists, bridal boutique owners, wedding planners, singers, musicians, web designers and developers with businesses based in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

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Our guests had lots of fun in the vintage photobooth courtesy of before being treated to a demo of The Living Room’s Cocktail Masterclass
Vintage Booth Me
A few of us tried our hand at mixology – A little concentration and lots of shaking!
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After cocktails we were entertained by the fabulous Rob Baker Band and as the music took hold there was even a little bit of dancing!

As the evening drew to a close our guests were presented with a few treats to take home.

All in all it was a great fun filled evening with lovely people who seem to enjoy making new connections and catching up with old friends. Not bad for a Wednesday evening! Take a look at Storify for some of the feedback about the evening.
UKAWP East Midlands Mix and Mingle

I would like to thank:

Mark Pugh Photography for the absolutely gorgeous photographs captured on the night
Lee Garland for his fabulous vintage photobooth – a real hit on the night!
Katrin Puutsa and all the staff at The Living Room Nottingham for hosting the event and for looking after us so well
Rob and Matt – Rob Baker Band – for entertaining our guests
UKAWP – for giving me the opportunity to plan the event and to represent the UKAWP

….and last but by no means least, thank you to all our guests who came along to mix (quite literally!) and mingle!

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