Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair at Donnington Valley Hotel

Last weekend we hosted our second wedding of the year so far at Donnington Valley. January also saw us hold a wedding fair and what a wedding fair it was!

With 21 stands of local suppliers we had a wonderful time with lots of new brides along with some familiar faces. Brides and suppliers alike enjoyed chatting through ideas, sharing plans and catching up with me throughout the day. Karen Harrison of Harrison and Green florists had my favourite stand of the show displaying too many different ideas to mention. She even came with vintage ladder to help her show off some beautiful flowers.

The whole fair was brought to life with a variety of musical performances throughout the day from two very different, but equally talented sets of musicians. Richard Sully (local pianist and regular at The Vineyard) provided a beautiful and sophisticated sound as a back drop to our suppliers on the mezzanine and somehow manages to play and talk at the same time!
Meanwhile in the Cromwell Suite, alongside a mock set up for a wedding breakfast, ‘Got it covered’ provided a fabulous alternative to a disco. They literally did have it covered with cover versions of songs to keep everyone from your niece to your Nan happy.

Special mention to all suppliers who attended: Helen Sarah pictures, Oceanic videos, Rev Akasha Lonsdale, Elegance Chair Covers, Harrison & Green Florists, Fuschia Designs, Cakes by Cocochoux, West Berkshire hair and makeup, Newbury Registrars, Holly Hotcakes, Lush Hair, Richard Sully, Richard Lister Cars, The Vineyard, Cakes by Katie B, Bonappasweet, Acorn Furniture Hire and Got it covered.
Thank you everyone for your time and support and here’s to the next one!

Trends for 2013

Lots of new things are starting to emerge for weddings in 2013, with the tipped colour to be dark blue. Lace is something that has been part of wedding dress styles for centuries, but it seems to be having a surge in popularity right now. And its not just on the dress. We’ve seen lace being used for table coverings, on the wedding stationery, for the bridesmaid gowns and many more besides. Finally something that we have seen time and again at Donnington Valley is the popularity of late night nibbles. Many of our couples are choosing to move away from providing a buffet at the evening reception choosing instead to have a late night cheese board or even bacon rolls to fuel the evening fun.

And Finally

If you have not seen it yet our new wedding brochure is hot off the press. You can download a copy from our website  or if you’d prefer pick up a copy of the brochure and at the same time have a tour of the hotel, please give me a call on 01635 568106 to arrange a date and time to come and see me.

Photograph www.nealejames.com

Beth Willis
Wedding Co-ordinator