I'm never one to turn down a free event, a chance to meet new people or a visit to London so when you add all of those into the mix, how can I say no!
The UKAWP hold a mix and mingle event every year for all wedding industry suppliers, so I thought I'd pop along and see what it was all about.
The event itself was in Piccadilly at The Terrace (which is part of the Le Meridien). It had a beautiful ornate room downstairs with free drinks to wander round with.
Then The Terrace was full of bits and pieces from a styled shoot from earlier in the day and more drinks and canapes.
There were probably a few hundred suppliers there from all corners of the wedding industry and I spoke to as many as I could, but it was over so quickly and before I knew it...I was on the coach home.
I'm hoping to keep in touch with some of the people I met and it was great to put a face to some brands I knew...until next time...
Venue: The Terrace on Piccadilly www.terraceonpiccadilly.com
Florist: Anna Fern www.annafernweddings.co.uk
Stationery: Ananya Cards www.ananyacards.com
Trees, Grass and Animals: Easigrass www.easigrass.com
Badges: Letters from Emily www.lettersfromemily.com
Cakes: Apple Tree Cake Design www.appletreecakedesign.co.uk
Lollipops: Dottie goes Pop www.instagram.com/dottiegoespop
Face painting: Poppy and Pearle www.poppyandperle.com
Lighting: The Experience firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Wallis, Safe and Sound Events www.safeandsoundevents.com
Jessica Hay, JHay Creative www.jhaycreative.com
Caroline Gould and Tori Ewing, The Wedding Planners www.thewedplanners.co.uk
Jennifer Sime, Raspberry Bespoke www.raspberrybe.com
Valentina Ring, The Stars Inside www.thestarsinside.com
Mary Briscoe, Weddings by Mary www.weddingsbymary.co.uk
Dominique Douglas, Stylish Events www.stylishevents.com