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Monday, 31 March 2014

Kent Wedding Fairs and Event April 2014


Here's a list of upcoming Wedding Fairs and Events in April 2014

Lympne Castle Open Evening. Thursday 3 April
The Old Kent Barn Wedding Fair, Swingfield. Sunday 6 April
Swarling Manor Wedding Fayre, Canterbury. Sunday 6 April
The Inn on the Lake, Gravesend. Sunday 6 April
The Orangery, Turkey Mill Open Day, Maidstone. Sunday 6 April
Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel Wedding Showcase. Thursday 10 April
The Archbishops Palace Open Morning, Maidstone. Saturday 12 April
Solton Manor Wedding Fair, Dover. Sunday 13 April
Camden Place Wedding Fair, Chilslehurst. Thursday 24 April
Hayne Barn House Wedding Fair, Saltwood. Sunday 27 April
Bridgewood Manor Wedding Fair, Chatham. Sunday 27 April
St Augustine's Priory Wedding Fair, Ashford. Sunday 27 April
The Best Western Russel Hotel Wedding Fair, Maidstone. Sunday 27 April
Chilston Park Wedding Open Day, Lenham. Sunday 27 April
The Hop Farm Wedding Fair, Paddock Wood. Sunday 27 April
Thatched Barn Wedding Fair, Dover. Sunday 27 April


Please note that all event dates shown are supplied to us by the event organisers, some of these may be subject to change or cancellation. To avoid disappointment or a wasted journey, you are always advised to confirm details with the relevant venue.


If you are an event organiser wanting to list future wedding shows in Kent, or your event is not listed on this page, please contact us.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Photo Booth Prop Box Hire for Kent Weddings


Looking for an alternative to a traditional Photo Booth for some fun at your wedding reception?

Photo Booths have been around for a few years now and do offer your guests great entertainment. Recently though, we've seen a handful of photographers developing this idea and are now offering their own Prop Box which tend to offer higher quality and funnier props.

Having a photographer and a Prop Box means you have someone in attendance that can interact with your guests to encourage and help with prop selection. We've seen wedding guests become much more involved and willing to participate in all the fun... This should lead to even more hilariously funny poses and totally unique images!

DB Photography are based in Ashford and currently offer Photo Booth Prop Box Hire in Kent for just £295. This includes, attendance by a professional photography, full use of props for a minimum of 2 hours and all the photos on disc for you to share. Alternatively, this is offered free when booking any wedding photography package with extended evening coverage.

For more details or to book go to the website www.davidblackshaw.com

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Kent Wedding Fairs and Events in March 14

Here's a list of upcoming Wedding Fairs and Events in March 2014

The Grange Moor Hotel Wedding Fair, Maidstone. Sunday 9 March
Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa Wedding Showcase, Fawkham. Sunday 9 March
The Orchard Wedding Suite Exhibition & Open Day, Maidstone. Sunday 9 March
Hall Place Open Day, Bexley. Sunday 9 March
The Roffen Suite Wedding Fayre, Rochester. Sunday 9 March
Best Western Dover Marina Hotel & Spa Spring Wedding Fayre. Sunday 9 March
The Cornwallis Suite Wedding Fayre, Maidstone. Sunday 9 March
Boys Hall Wedding Show, Ashford. Sunday 9 March
Lympne Castle Open Wedding Fair. Sunday 9 March
The Bull Hotel Boutique Wedding Fair, Sevenoaks. Sunday 16 March
Lympne Castle Open Day. Sunday 16 MarchWedding Fayre Dance Junction, Rochester. Sunday 16 March
Priestfield Stadium Wedding Fayre, Gillingham. Sunday 16 March
Friday Street Farm Weddings Open Day, Maidstone. Saturday 22 March
The Oak Charing Wedding Fayre. Saturday 22 March
Hadlow Manor Hotel, Tonbridge. Sunday 23 March
Danson House Wedding Fair, Bexleyheath. Sunday 23 March
Eltham Lodge Wedding Fair. Sunday 23 March
Chilston Park Open Day, Lenham. Sunday 23 March
Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa Wedding Fayre. Sunday 23 March
Best Western Abbots Barton Wedding Fayre, Canterbury. Sunday 23 March
The Chiddingstone Castle Wedding Fair, Edenbridge. Sunday 23 March
New Inn Hayes Bromley Wedding Show. Sun-Tues 23/25 March
Broadstairs Pavilion Wedding Fair. Sunday 30 March
Henry's Cafe Bar Wedding Fair, Bromley. Sunday 30 March
Holiday Inn Rochester/Chatham Wedding Fayre. Sunday 30 March


Please note that all event dates shown are supplied to us by the event organisers, some of these may be subject to change or cancellation. To avoid disappointment or a wasted journey, you are always advised to confirm details with the relevant venue.

If you are an event organiser wanting to list future wedding shows in Kent, or your event is not listed on this page, please contact us.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Ten Step Guide to Creating Your Perfect Wedding Day

A Ten Step Guide to Creating Your Perfect Wedding Day
By Robert Z Erving

Your wedding day should be the most perfect and special day of your life. This leaves many brides and grooms feeling the pressure! According to the Telegraph.com it is estimated that the average wedding costs £18,244. Now that puts even more pressure on couples to make sure that everything is right. Here is a nice and easy guide so that planning your wedding can be less stressful and kept low cost.

Step One: Plan a budget

Ask yourself the question. How much can you afford? If you think you are falling too short it may be an idea to consult the bank or give daddy a call. When you have a clear sum in your head spend some time creating a list of what you need and how much of your budget you are going to allocate to each thing. Be realistic with your figures, and therefore you may need to do some research to get an idea of how much everything is going to cost. However, once you have set you budget be strict on yourself and don't sway! If you are realistic from the beginning you should have no problem sticking to it.

Step Two: Find a venue

This is of course if you have a date in mind. Yet more often then not unless your are planning your wedding day years in advance, the availability of the venue will most probably drive the date of your wedding. When you have your venue and ceremony booked you will have the foundations of your wedding day in place. Be mindful that not all venues come with over night accommodation so if this is something needed for you and your guest, then you will also have to make sure that this is arranged in advance.

Step Three: Choose your rings

The rings for marriage are supposed to symbolise an endless stream of love. Other theories are that the tradition started because of the fact that a vein runs from your wedding finger directly to your heart, and therefore the two are constantly connected.
Whatever the purpose of the ring it is important that you choose something special and long lasting.

Step Four: Inviting your guests

You probably have a pretty good idea of the amount of people that you want to attend your wedding when you book your venue. But now you need to create a list and start sending out invitations. First of all start with the people that are the closest to you (for example, family members, maid of honours, best men, bridesmaids, page boys etc) and then work outwards to friends and so forth. If you follow this you should not leave anybody important out! You should send out your invitations a minimum of eight weeks before your wedding. However you are best sticking to the cliche 'the sooner the better' to ensure that you have given everybody enough notice for them to attend.

Step Five: Get choosing your wedding wear

This is probably the most exciting bit of planning a wedding for a bride... time to choose the dress. Have a colour scheme in mind so that your bridesmaid, pageboys and the groom match.

Step Six: Plan the honeymoon

Your honeymoon should be a blissful and perfect first few weeks of marriage. Get down to your local travel agents early in order to avoid disappointment. It is best to change your name on your passport after you get back. But make sure that both passports have more than six months validity on them. If either of your passports look to be running out soon get a new passport sooner rather than later. Make sure that you fully research the place that your are going. Ask yourself will you need a visa, or a jab for example. Preparing for things like this will ensure that you can get to your desired location without any problems. The worst thing that could happen is flying to another airport and getting sent back home because you don't have a simple thing like a visa.

Step Seven: Book a photographer

There will be so many beautiful moments on your wedding day that you will want to treasure forever. Arrange a photographer who can capture these moments. However, make sure you do some research into your photographer, ask for a portfolio of previous wedding shoots. You do not want to be involved in one of these horror stories whereby couples are only left with blurred and useless photo's of their special day.

Step Eight: Create a wedding gift list

To make things simpler for your guests and to avoid getting things you do not need, you should create a wedding gift list. Do not feel cheeky by creating one as you will find that many of your guest will expect and ask for one. Such wedding gift lists are great for couples who do not live together yet and are moving in as you can choose presents that will benefit your new home. You can arrange your wedding gift list at many of the leading department stores or online.

Step Nine: Apply the finishing touches

This includes flowers, food, cakes and cars! These all need to be arranged well in advance. First all make sure your flowers and decorations are colour co-ordinated and meaningful. Remember that sometimes less is more! Think about the wedding cake you would like to eat and also little things like which song you would like for your first dance. And finally, you need to get your wedding car sorted out. You wedding car is a great finishing touch which can add sophistication to your day. Why not ride in a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, or a Daimler Limousine?

Also don't forget about seating plans, order of service, rehearsals, speeches, readings, thank you gifts, first night accommodation etc.

Step Ten: Sort out the Hen and Stag Nights

Your Stag and Hen nights are your last night of freedom. The night should be all about you and be a chance for you to get psyched up for the big day. It is generally the duty of your best man or bridesmaids to arrange these nights. Stag and Hen nights are often turning into whole weekend events. If you have budgeted well it can be spent far away where you can top up your tan ready for the wedding!

A ten step guide may not cover everything you need for your wedding day but hopefully, you will feel more guided towards planning your special day.

If you are looking for Wedding cars west Hull, why not hire a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in a white finish with a magnolia leather interior at The Classic Way. We are a local business run by a husband and wife team and will provide a first class service for your special day. We have been supplying Hull wedding cars to local brides and grooms for over six years and during that time we have built up an excellent reputation for our service and vehicles.

Article Source: A Ten Step Guide to Creating Your Perfect Wedding Day








Friday, 31 January 2014

Kent Wedding Fairs and Events in February 14

Here's a list of upcoming Wedding Fairs and Events throughout Kent this month.

Manor House Sidcup, Open morning. Saturday 1 Feb
Lympne Castle Open Weekend. Sat/Sun 1/2 Feb
Penshurst Place & Gardens Wedding Open Day. Sunday 1 Feb
St Augustines Wedding Fayre, Westgate-On-Sea. Sunday 2 Feb
Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club Wedding Show. Sunday 2 Feb
Bromley Civic Centre Wedding Fayre. Sunday 2 Feb
Salomons Wedding Show, Tunbridge Wells. Sunday 2 Feb
Wedding Fair at Bluewater. Fri/Sat/Sun 7/8/9 Feb
Lympne Castle Open Weekend. Sat/Sun 8/9 Feb
Oakwood House Wedding Fayre, Maidstone. Sunday 9 Feb
The Archbishops Palace Open Morning, Maidstone. Saturday 15 Feb
Bradbourne House Winter Warmer Wedding Open Afternoon. Sunday 16 Feb
The Kings Hall Wedding Fayre, Herne Bay. Sunday 16 Feb
The Charlton House, Greenwich Wedding Fair. Sunday 16 Feb
Hall Place Open Day, Bexley. Sunday 16 Feb
Hotel Du Vin Wedding Fayre, Tunbridge Wells. Sunday 23 Feb
Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel Wedding Fayre. Sunday 23 Feb
King Charles Hotel Wedding & Events Fayre, Gillingham. Sunday 23 Feb
Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa Wedding Showcase, Fawkham. Sunday 23 Feb
Chilston Park Hotel Wedding Open Day, Lenham. Sunday 23 Feb
The Grand Folkestone Wedding Fayre. Sunday 23 Feb
Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel Wedding Fayre. Sunday 23 Feb
Ward Rooms Pembroke Wedding Fair. Sunday 23 Feb
Hempstead House Hotel Wedding Open Day, Sittingbourne. Sunday 23 Feb
Ramada Dover Spring Wedding Fayre. Sunday 23 Feb
Commissioner's House Wedding Show, Chatham. Sunday 23 Feb
Holiday Inn Bexley Wedding Fair. Sunday 23 Feb
Wedding Fayre Minnis Bay, Birchington. Thursday 27 Feb
Sundridge Park Manor Wedding Fair, Bromley. Friday 28 Feb

Please note that all event dates shown are supplied to us by the event organisers, some of these may be subject to change or cancellation. To avoid disappointment or a wasted journey, you are always advised to confirm details with the relevant venue.

If you are an event organiser wanting to list future wedding shows in Kent, or your event is not listed on this page, please contact us.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Brides Preparations at Westenhanger Castle in Kent


The first chapter in your own unique wedding story is the photography of the bridal preparations.

Get your photographer to arrive at least 90 minutes before the ceremony to capture the mood and all the excitement as the momentum of the day builds. Not only do these shots provide cherished memories for you and your bridesmaids, but also your groom will be really intrigued to see what went on.


All images from the wedding album of Rachel and Adam married at Westenhanger Castle nr Hythe in Kent. Captured beautifully by Kent Wedding Photographer David Blackshaw.









Saturday, 4 January 2014

David Fenwick Photography in 2013

With the 2014 wedding season now open here's an opportunity to see the 76 weddings photographed by David Fenwick Photography in 2013. Happy New Year to all!






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