Good morning! Our latest wedding show has been & gone, how we're halfway through January already I have NO idea.
Sunday 13 January saw us at The Thatch Barn in Yelling, St Neots. It's a beautiful barn wedding venue set in the Cambridgeshire countryside, with views of rolling countryside from the terrace & gorgeous, carefully refurbished features inside.
For our wedding show & venue open day, we brought just 10 of Cambridgeshire's top wedding specialists to the attention of visiting couples. Wedding cake, wedding flowers, wedding DJ, wedding decor, wedding dresses, wedding planning & wedding photography, all set against the backdrop of this lovely barn.
We had a wonderful day talking to couples about their plans & all came away with a warm glow - which was helpful as the weather was pretty bloomin' chilly! A few pictures are below, or see our Facebook page & Instagram pages for some more information.
Hope to see you at an event soon, let me know below how your plans are going! Beckie xx
Sunday 6th January, we started our new season of wedding shows, this time back at our old favourite The Grand Hall in Bedford. With 20 local wedding specialists lined up at this beautiful wedding venue, we threw open the doors to welcome engaged couples from in & around Bedford.
The weather was cold but as always, the atmosphere was warm & welcoming, with all visitors spending a long time chatting all things wedding. With such a lot of talent on offer, who can blame them?!
Wedding venue, wedding catering, wedding cake, wedding flowers, wedding cars, wedding entertainment, wedding DJ, wedding decor, Love letters, magic mirror, wedding photography, photobooth, wedding dresses PLUS wedding planning all under 1 roof - I love seeing it all come together!
A few photos are below, plus more info on our Facebook page & Instagram account too. Thanks for reading, let me know below what you think.
6 very special venues, which one will YOU choose?
How much do you know about the venues on my books?
At Beckie Melvin Events, I'm lucky enough to work with a wide range of wedding venues across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire. From large marquees in award winning grounds, to intimate barns, to contemporary inner city hotels, to historical & intriguing buildings, to amazing grand halls...
Here's a little snapshot into each, with more information available on request. I've listed the dates of upcoming shows under each photo.
Our next one is Sunday 6 January in Bedford at The Grand Hall, I hope to meet you there!
The Grand Hall in central Bedford.
Wedding shows on Sunday 6 January, Sunday 14 April & Sunday 8 September 2019.
The beautiful Grand Hall, Bromham Road, is located in the heart of Bedford town centre and is a fully licensed premises for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies for up to 150 guests.
Benefiting from distinctive Victorian décor, The Grand Hall has lofty, ornate ceilings and impressive doors that provide a lavish and unique backdrop for the perfect wedding ceremony.
The Thatch Barn in Yelling, St Neots.
Wedding show on Sunday 13 January 2019
This beautiful, Grade II listed barn overlooks beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. The Thatch Barn is beautiful, over 400 years old & is ideal for any celebration but especially wedding ceremonies.
The Holiday Inn in central Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Wedding shows on Sunday 24 February, Sunday 9 June & Sunday 3 November 2019
Recently refurbished, the Hertfordshire suite is based on the first floor of the Hotel and is fully air-conditioned and beautifully basked in natural daylight. It offers exclusive and dedicated space during the couple's special day. The Hotel has 7 rooms fully licensed for ceremonies to cater from 20 – 400.
The Spirella Ballroom in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Wedding shows on Sunday 3 February & Sunday 6 October 2019
The magnificent Spirella Ballroom is the centrepiece of the Spirella Building in Letchworth.
Beautifully light and spacious, the Ballroom retains period features including its sprung maple floor, impressive chandelier and ornate domed roof windows, whilst benefiting from the latest presentation facilities.
This truly unique setting is the ideal location for a wide variety of events.
The Cloisters in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Wedding shows on Sunday 10 March & Sunday 17 November 2019
Tucked away in leafy Letchworth Garden City, The Cloisters certainly gives an impressive backdrop to your wedding. Full of history & intrigue, you need to visit to get the full picture!
Flaxbourne Gardens in Aspley Guise, near Milton Keynes
Wedding shows on Sunday 19 May & Sunday 29 September 2019
Flaxbourne Gardens has been involved in some of the most beautiful celebrations.
This unique venue offers a blank canvas for you to put your personal touches on, both within the grounds and the marquee - from fairy lights within the gardens & arches, candles in the waterfall grotto, to personalised table decorations - everything you need to create your perfect wedding day.
Back to school time
If you're on my Facebook page you'll have seen a few mentions of me studying, getting my coursework done etc. Well I'm not going mad or making excuses for spending hours off work, I really am back to studying.
I'm currently doing a diploma in Venue Coordination, with the Wedding Planning Academy, & I'm LOVING it! I'm learning so much, as well as having the knowledge I've already gained over the years reinforced. It's a fascinating course, at time of writing I'm around 25% completed & hoping to graduate in Spring to early Summer 2019.
So there you have it, at nearly 40 I'm still learning & improving my knowledge, & loving it too. What have YOU done recently to increase your business skills? I'd love to hear, leave a comment below! Bxx
Pantone trends for 2019
Well it's nearly the end of 2018 so I figured it's time I investigated the anticipated colour trends for 2019.
This year's key colour was purple, beautiful regal purple. So what's on the board for NEXT year?
According to the Pantone website, we can look forward to the following colours gracing our homes & fashion:
Bright & vibrant
Click on each colour to see the "official" name, I'm very excited to see how these play out into the 2019 wedding scene!
Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny—it's the most popular day of the week to marry!
Tradition 3 of 50
In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.
The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Ermmm not entirely sold on this one!
Brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove—according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
Beckie is a qualified wedding planner, with a passion for assisting overwhelmed couples to achieve their perfect wedding day.