National Wedding Show

Well in-case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately…it’s been because I’ve spent most of every minute of every day preparing for this…the National Wedding Show….I’ve quite literally been living, eating, sleeping and dreaming it…!!! I have to say it was a strange mixture of emotions on Friday morning when I stood back and managed at last to admire my stand….seeing my vision for my brand, all come together in front of me like that was very satisfying!!! 🙂 I can’t begin to tell you the effort and hours that every little detail took, as it is impossible to explain……just seeing it all there, knowing how much love and effort had gone into it all, was surprisingly emotional though.

Now, at the risk of sounding like some kind of cheesy Oscar-esque type speech, I have a few public thank yous I want to make…hehe!
Firstly, I have to start with a MASSIVE hug and much love to my long suffering husband these past few weeks, who did so much I can’t even begin to list it…!!! Also, a HUGE thankyou to my mother in law and father in law who painstakingly cut and tied pretty much every single piece of ribbon around my 1000+ leaflets….and all the other bits that went into that (anyone who knows me knows it was not just a simple leaflet! oh no!!! hehe), and the rest including the mad dash at the eleventh hour to save the stand (you know what you did…!!! hehe). Ditto to my brother in law and sister in law…! And finally, big hugs to my friends Emily and Martin who helped out on the stand and behind the scenes to again, make everything run so smoothly….! (Emily the 6.5 hour car journey home on Saturday night was one I will never forget and a true bonding experience – hehe!).

Ooooh and another few thanks to my lovely ‘stand-neighbours’ who made the whole show a truly enjoyable experience – the wonderfully talented singer and thoroughly lovely guy Andy Johnson, the gorgeous Liz and Matt from Think White Review and Hummingbird Bakery for sharing your delicious Cupcakes at the end of each day! Also, lovely to see a few of my future ‘bride to be’s’ there – Nikki, Natalie, Claire and Gayle…hope you got some fab inspiration for your wedding day!

And last but not least, HUGE thanks to all you lovely people who took the time to stop, look and chat to me – oooh and of course those of you who decided to book me….! You made the whole experience worthwhile 🙂

Ooooh, and keep your eyes peeled for the finalists of my WIN your DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY competition (entrees only accepted at the NWS itself) – to be announced shortly!!! They need your help to win….


  1. Shella

    Awww fabulous! Well done you!!! Did you get lots and lots of enquiries? 🙂

  2. Natalie

    Lovely to meet you there too – you were our best find of the day! Our fingers & toes are crossed for the comp 🙂

  3. Juliet McKee

    It’s looks beautiful. I know how much prep can go into even the smallest wedding fair so this must represent a HUGE amount of time and effort!

  4. Hannah Whomes

    Looks brilliant, congratulations

  5. Emma Whitfield

    Wow! What an amazing stand – I bet you got lots of enquiries. And just where is my thank you for being a loyal and understanding friend who is happy to cancel plans just so you can get a FEW photos together!! You’d better remember me when you are photographing celebrity weddings! LOL Speak soon E xx

    • Annamarie

      Hehe – and that too! Thanks lovely! xxx

  6. Annabel - Love My Dr

    Annamarie, you should be extremely proud of yourself. Your stand looks bloody fantastic lady! ENJOY THE SHOW!
    Get shooting those weddings you’ve booked and then get sending them my way to blog about please!!! 😉
    Much love to you,
    Annabel xXx

  7. Annabel - Love My Dr

    Oops, just realised the show has finished! I hope it went brilliantly for you – email me and let me know how it went!!! I’ll be at the next one 🙂

  8. Annabel - Love My Dr

    ps – obviously, I don’t ‘Love My Dr’ – but the darn field wouldn’t let me fill in the website title fully! 😉 teeheehee 😉


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