Wedding events & weddings that rock!

We are in the thick of wedding event season and we’ve still got two to go. And what shows they are!

But first lets get all nostalgic and reflect on the shows we have done…..

Our stand had its debut at the luxury wedding event at the Hilton in Leicester…….but I forgot to get the camera out at the Hilton, so this is at Dovecliff Hall……but you get the jist 😉

stand fayre

Everybody wave to Hannah in the background, “Hi Hannah!”. We love our new stand, we wanted to move away from the traditional trestle table with table cloth and we feel we’ve managed to do that with a bit of individual flare, even if we do say so ourselves. Also we can add lots of new doors to the screen for when we take over the stationery world, mwha ha ha ha! One of the winners of the shows and very popular designs is our vinyl disc invitations. We love the surprise and look on people’s faces when they realise that they are a burnable CD.

Vinyl stand

Our photostrip save the dates were also at hit at one of our favourite venues, Alrewas Hayes when we exhibited there in September.  Brides loved the idea of using existing photographs of themselves with their beau, letting us do the hard part of making them look like a photobooth strip without even having to grace a photobooth.


As mentioned above, we also exhibited at Dovecliff Hall Hotel. This is a lovely house with 12 bedrooms and a lovely orangery to tie the knot in. It also has the best decor and furnishing, including this awesome sofa that unfortunately wouldn’t fit in our car 😦



So that’s three down and two to go. This Sunday 20th October we’re at Osmaston Park. This is a wedding venue with a twist as it is a large marquee in large grounds where Osmaston Manor used to stand. Unfortunately Osmaston Manor has been demolished but you can look out and make use of the palatial surroundings for your wedding day. The Giant wedding show is well… you’ve guessed it, a giant wedding show! With around 80 exhibitors it will give you the chance to meet with lots of fabulous suppliers and see this unique venue in all it’s glory.

GIANT header -smallOn Sunday November 3rd we’re just a little bit excited to be showing at the ‘wedding show with a difference’. Their mantra is don’t be a wedding sheep and if you are looking for something away from the wedding norm, we would love to see EWE there! With some of the most individual suppliers in the industry, geeks, goths and Bohemia are the norm here and it’s destined to be an amazing show with different and individual ideas. The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is set to be just that, an extravaganza as it is also set to be held in one the most modern and stylish venues in the Midlands, Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, near Birmingham’s trendy Custard factory.

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Now, I’m going to finish this post with something that I never thought I’d actually ever write……..we, us, Hannah and I are only one of Rock My Wedding‘s official recommended suppliers! If you’ve never heard about RMW and you’re a bride to be, you need to get your little tush over there and get involved. It’s an amazing wedding blog full of inspiration and general wedding musings. It was invaluable when I was planning my own wedding and I have to admit, over 12 months after my own wedding, I still visit these pages nearly every day. For Be Our Guest Designs to be given the RMW seal of approval and to be included in their Love, Lust, List supplier directory is a real milestone for us. So thank you team Rock My Wedding!



So on that note, I’ll leave you with your diary, where in theory you’re penciling in the last two remaining show dates to come and see us 😉

See you there!

It’s all a little over whelming….

Hi peeps!

If you follow us on Facebook you’ll know that we’ve had a bit of a busy week in the world of old cyber space. First of all we launched a competition to find a name for our little buddy the bunny.


We needed a name for the little chap as he was going to be making an appearance as part of our new logo across all of our social media sites. After you lovely lot entered into the spirit of things, he’s been named Bert, which was chosen by the lovely Kacey Katt, who has won her wedding day invitations as a thank you.

Bert, now that he had a name, had his most important debut around the corner, looking after the bottom footer of our brand spanking new website. We’re really happy to have revamped the old site, making it a lot more ‘us’. It’s stream lined, cool and yellow! 🙂 A big thanks to the wonderful Thom Baker who had the patience of a saint dealing with us two. Here’s a sneak preview but if you’d like to see it in all it’s glory pop over to


It just so happened that the very same day that the spangely new website launched, a little Boho Bride was also launching her lovely blog’s new sponsors. And you never guess what?! We were only ruddy one of them! We were over the moon when Sarah at Boho Bride said we could put our little banner on her little bit of boho-ie goodness. It’s a lovely blog with lots of wedding inspiration and wedding musings. Sarah’s mantra ‘Love Blossoms. Marriage Blooms’, says it all. We are super pleased to be sharing this part of our wedding stationery journey with her. You can visit Sarah’s bit of boho heaven here.


Then last month we were contacted by Emma-Jane of Buckingham Events to ask if were free for her next event, the luxury wedding show at the Hilton in Leicester. Number one, it’s super cool to be asked as it is hand picked suppliers and only the best will do 😉 and two, Emma-Jane does an amazing job hosting it. So what do you think our answer was?? Yes of course! So cue the next awesomely lovely blog about us. We blushed A LOT when we read Emma-Jane’s words. We can never quite get used to such amazing support and feed back. As we’ve said before, the wedding industry is such a supportive environment. If you’d like to come along to the Luxury Wedding show, it’s being held on Sunday 22nd September and you can get your tickets here and they’re free!


And then to top the week off, we had our ‘5 minutes with….’ blogged about by the guys over at the Giant Wedding Show. It’s a great blog that runs alongside all the information you need about the Derbyshire show, held at Osmaston Park on 20th October. It’s a great way of getting to know all of the suppliers before you visit the show. Here’s what we had to say about ourselves.


So, that’s our blushingly, over whelming week in the world of the online blog. Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to write about and support us. We really do appreciate it.

Now I’m off for an early night, ready to tackle the remaining bits of our new wedding show stand tomorrow. If you’d like to come and see us, have a chat or just to say hi, check out our events page which has all the details of our autumn shows. Hope to see you there!

The start of 2013!

“Happy New Year!” Are you bored of hearing that yet………………..? I suppose the outcome to that question is how you view the statement. It used to just be the standard greeting that I’d say in the first week of January and by the end of the week I’d find myself rolling my eyes on hearing it. BUT…….this year is different! “Happy New Year” puts a smile on my face. Do you want to know the reason?

Well, I’ll tell you. “Happy New Year!”, “why thank you my friend, as yes, yes it is a happy new year. It’s a new year for meeting lots of new bride and grooms, it’s a year of new designs, it’s a year of exciting opportunities, new paths to take that we don’t know where they will lead and the first fully operational year of Be Our Guest Designs as a bonafide business!”………………….I know what you’re thinking, I bet they wished they hadn’t spoken to me 😉

Maybe my new ‘I’m a mental person, don’t talk to me persona’ about new year is because we already feel it’s started with a bang. We, yes us, yes that’s right, Be Our Guest Designs have only gone and got a mention in an actual bridal magazine! The lovely peeps over at Wedding Ideas have launched a Real Brides supplement and one of our bride’s (who am I kidding, me! little old Jessica of Be Our Guest Designs!) wedding is one of their ten featured days*. Myself and my brand spanking new husband, Luke are totally giddy about it but what’s even better, is that Be Our Guest get a supplier mention and it’s an 8 page spread! We hope that this is a sign of things to come in 2013 and we couldn’t have hoped for a better start.

Myself and Hannah have a tinge of excitement building inside, to see what 2013 will hold, we hope that you guys will come along for the ride x


*images within the magazine, courtesy of the amazing Albert Palmer photography