Monday, 26 September 2016

My First Wedding Fair Exhibition

I sat down a year ago and made my "Five Year Plan" as to how I foresaw my photography career and portfolio developing. Loosely, I thought I'd like to think about how I would brand myself and get a webfolio set up after one year, exhibit at a wedding fair after three years, and perhaps be taking regular bookings after five. 

Thanks to the opportunities given to me by Hannah and Liam King, newlywed owners of Herons Park Venue in Kent, I have now already officially exhibited at my first Wedding Fair, at the end of year one. You may have noticed some changes to the blog here, and it has all been a slow but steady work in progress towards building my brand "Sophie De-Roe Photography" and you can now find all my professional work over on the wedding portfolio site here.

The fair was successful on many levels for me; I allowed my physical portfolio to brave the scrutiny of half a dozen brides-to-be who were yet to find a photographer for their special day, I got to meet and chat to local suppliers and continue to build relationships at Herons Park.



Above: Feeling proud of my very first stand


Above: Molly Dollys Bridal Gowns


Above: Blossom Bakers (afternoon tea caterer, vintage crockery and cakes)


Above/Below: Peaches and Pearls (Sashes, table runners, table centre pieces, step ladder, starlit backdrop, post box pictured below)







Above: Gift bags provided by Herons Park for all the lucky engaged couples










Above four photos: All me :)



Above: Page & Sons Wine Merchants
Just something to add about this one- This company will allow the couple to design their own custom labels for their wine, which will be printed, attached and delivered at no extra cost. And the minimum order? Six bottles. I'll definitely be remembering that...






Above five photos: Bethany-Grace Designs





Above four photos: The "Indoor" ceremony option





Above four photos: Debs Sweet Delights (sweet cart and ferris wheel)

Watch this space for up and coming news about Herons Park and all the local suppliers.

1 comment:

  1. Truly your first wedding fair exhibition looks brilliant. The decoration inspirations are breathtaking. I was just finding such nice ideas for my snow white themed ceremony that would be held at one of the destination Los Angeles wedding venues. You have helped me a lot with this post.

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