Alexandria Hall Photography @Hilton Park Lane Wedding show 8th March 2015
It had only been a week since the Luton Hoo Hotel Luxury wedding Show, and I was extremely excited to be doing another event with them, the venue was to be the London Hilton on Park Lane, such a grand venue in one of the most prestigious parts of London. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and joined the queue to set up, a slightly more challenging event than the previous show, as it was a bigger venue with a lot going on, but within a couple of hours my lovely Alexandria Hall Photography stand was up and ready for Sundays show.
We arrived on the Sunday at 10am and entered the main ballroom which looked amazing! The Luxury Wedding Show had really transformed the space along with the exhibitors who were all set up and raring to go, one thing that really stood out was the amazing chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, it really gave the space a glamorous feeling. 11 o’clock soon arrived and the day was underway with potential clients perusing the stands in search of the perfect supplier for their magical day. At 12.30am, the 1st of the two catwalks was underway which opened to an amazing array of dresses – I Especially loved The couture Gallery’s collection by Danish designer Britta Kjerkegaard, wow! Dream dress heaven! A special note to Vickie Ellis again who did an amazing job on the makeup !
During the show I took a bit of time to walk around and meet some of the other exhibitors, a few of these in particular that really stood out were Leo Payne a film maker from Purple Ribbon , I found myself looking at his Wedding videography and thinking this is some of the best I have seen. It wasn't your classic wedding videography, they were more like a beautiful romantic movies. So intimate and brilliantly edited. The guys themselves too were young and fun, a great find for the new hip cool brides that are emerging in the industry right now. I’m looking forward to hopefully working with them in the near future. The second I have to mention was the lovely Safiyas cakes, I instantly was drawn to their stand for the same reason I love my own, simple, clean and not fussy. If I were a cake designer, I'd truly hope I could create cakes the way they did. They were crafted with perfection. Almost architectual, On so many wedding fairs I see cake designers go all out, with a lot going on, which for some is perfect, at the end if the day a wedding cake is as much an accessory of your personality at a wedding as the shoes and the dress, but I personally have a love for 'less is more' and Safiyas cakes were elegant and chic', sculpted with simplistic perfection. Another person to note if you're planning a wedding in the south of France was Emma Louise from Brides in France, This should be your first point of call if you need help with locating supplier's, from venues, caterers, hair stylists and photographers, Emma is also a hair stylist and definitely one to know for a destination weddings, and she was a delight to talk to.
On the day I decided to run a competition, this was a perfect opportunity to get to know potential clients, and have a little fun doing it, “take a polaroid to be entered into a prize draw for a half price digital wedding package and 2nd place is a free pre wedding shoot”. This gave me the opportunity to play with my new digital Polaroid camera , just an excuse to take pictures really which I love ! Congratulations to the winners;
1st prize goes to Carly and Second prize to Marina!
The London Hilton on Park lane truly was a beautiful location and I met not just great exhibitors and some wonderful bride and grooms to be.
Thank you to everyone that took the time to speak with me and for taking part, I am sorry there could only be two winners but please remember the show price is held up till Sunday 15th. I really look forward to hearing from you all.
Love Alexandria x