Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Rosslea Hall Hotel Wedding Fayre 16th March 2014

On Sunday I travelled to Rhu to the Rosslea Hall Hotel Wedding Fayre.  It is a beautiful venue on the northern banks of the River Clyde.  When I walked into the hotel there was a flurry of activity with lots of people visiting the many stands on display.  The main function room, the attached conservatory shown above and the bar area were full of local suppliers showing off their various services.  Five of these suppliers in particular caught my eye.

Fairytales Photography by Simon Williams
What struck me about this photographer was that he is a ‘Shoot and Share’ photographer.  This means that after the wedding the bride and groom are provided with a link to their own personal online wedding album.  Within each photo there is an option to share it to popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Photos can also be emailed or downloaded directly to your device. Sheer brilliance.  It allows everyone to see the professional photos on the big day as opposed to just the happy couple receiving their wedding album. There is also the option to order prints from the site.  This is all included at no extra cost to your photography package.

Simon himself was very friendly and approachable, taking the time to demonstrate this feature.  He was also running a competition to win £500 off your wedding photography package.  I put my name down so wish me luck!

Pippa Reid-Foster
Upon walking into the Rosslea Hall Hotel I was greeted by the beautiful sound of romantic harp music.  Immediately to my right sat Pippa Reid-Foster performing effortlessly.  Her music was soft and elegant providing a gorgeous ambience.

Pippa would be an ideal component for your ceremony.  She was kind enough to agree to be photographed for all you Lady Said Yes readers.

Fairy Dust Celebrations
The soft pastel pink and ‘Tiffany’ blue shades were what drew me over towards this table.  The wonderful wedding cakes and cupcakes on display were of a romantic vintage style.  Beautiful roses, lace and bows shone through the designs.  There were lots of little trinkets on display, including favour boxes, garters, jewelry boxes and champagne flutes, again with the vintage theme throughout.

The piece which particularly caught my eye was a little vanilla cupcake with a little flag inscribed with the phrase ‘I Do’ placed beautifully on top.  I thought this was so unique and cute.  It would be great to use as place cards for your wedding meal with your guest’s name printed on the flag.  A favour and place card rolled into one!

I discussed my idea with the lovely Adele, the lady responsible for all of the beautiful creations on display.  She agreed that would be a wonderful touch.  I spent some time chatting to her and her husband Alex.  They were such a nice couple and so easy to get along with.  I think they would be fantastic to work with.

Loch Lomond Carriages
Outside the venue there was an absolutely stunning horse-drawn carriage.  I learned inside that it belonged the folks at Loch Lomond Carriages.  The lady I spoke to talked about different journeys they had taken newly weds on including from Luss church, down to the pier and then on to the Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel.  This sounded like such a magical way to give the couple some quiet time with each other on their wedding day.

All Dressed Up & Helensburgh Flowers
Two prominent local suppliers in the Loch Lomond area have teamed up to offer joint packages on decorations for your big day.  Helensburgh Flowers co-ordinate with All Dressed Up, who provide such things as chair covers and table linen, to supply you with a complete table design.  Several beautiful tables were set up including two round tables along with the top table.  There was also a large ornate balloon arrangement on display provided by Helensburgh Flowers.  Of course both of these companies offer packages individually but I liked the concept of them pairing up to offer a complete package.

I hope you enjoyed reading my findings on the Rosslea Hall Hotel Wedding Fayre.  Were you there?  I would love to hear your experience and thoughts on this or any other wedding fayre you’ve been to. 

Maxine xxx

(unable to locate website for Loch Lomond Carriages)

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