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Over the last few weeks I have been getting increasingly frustrated with the amount of wedding stuff I seem to be missing out on. There are so many amazing events going on all the time in the wedding world but because I live where I live (Sheffield) I seem to be missing it all.
Now is this just me? I’m originally from Cornwall (as south as you can get!) but having moved to Sheffield 4 years ago I feel I can talk as both a Northerner and a Southerner!
It seems nearly every day I receive an invitation for an opening party, or a launch night, a networking event…..but most of them seem to be in London. Don’t get me wrong I am delighted that I being asked to these events, and very honoured and flattered that people are thinking of me, but I’m always more than a little disappointed and sad when I have to say no. I would love to say yes to all of them but time and money just doesn’t allow me to do so…….so sometimes I feel like an outsider looking in on a wedding world I can’t quite touch!
Is this just me? Recently amazing events likeLuellas Boudoir Wedding fair and The Wedding Sanctuary have passed me by as I just don’t have the time to make the trip down to London. Yes it’s only 2-3 hours on the train but it’s not just a nip into town option like it is for many who already live there.
Sheffield in my eyes is brimming with amazing photographers, wedding suppliers, we really are very lucky to have so many talented wedding people all in one place, and the same can be said for the whole of the North, so many great wedding suppliers! so why do I feel that I’m missing out on so much? Is it because the south has London as a central point? Is it because there seems to be a higher element of wedding creativity going on in the south? Or is it just a case that everything seems so much more glamorous down there? When really it probably isn’t.
So instead of moaning about it I want to do something about it, it’s just I’m not too sure what! I want to put on a wedding event for us wedding suppliers and brides alike who can’t necessarily get to every wedding event held in the centre of our lovely country!
So I’m asking you for ideas……as suppliers and brides what would you like to see? I don’t really want to do a wedding fair, been there done that, it has to be something glamorous and fun done in a non-pushy/sales way. What would you all like to see? A party? A bridal workshop? And where would we do it? The north is a pretty big place and we don’t really have a centre, so where is a good place that is central to everyone? And when? Day or night, weekend or weekday? Personally I think there needs to be cocktails! I have images of mixologists creating some amazing Boho cocktails….but that’s as far as I’ve got!!
So I’d love to hear your thoughts
1) Are you based in the north and do you feel like you are missing out?….(or is it just me?)
2) What sort of event would you like to see, and where?
Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments, this is for everyone to get involved in.