Events

EVENTS

Updates from Portishead Wedding Network and our members...

By Wendy Thorne 03 Jun, 2017

Summer has finally arrived and so has Walton Castle's Summer Wedding Open Day on Sunday 4th June 2017 from 10am to 3pm.

Calling all brides-to-be (and hubbies to be)! Join us for a day of wedding inspiration! With food tastings and live music, our Summer Wedding Open Day is the perfect opportunity to drop in and view our stunning venue.

To ignite your creativity and help you visualise your wedding day we will be decorating this beautiful castle with the help of our fabulous talented local suppliers. With music, jewellery, dresses, flowers and more, you will be filled with ideas to make your day one to remember.

Let the fairytale begin........................................

Joining us for the day are:

Gill - WishTree Weddings -WishTree Wedding provides a full Coordination Service seeing that your wedding day runs perfectly without any hitches and is a frequent visitor at Walton Castle. We offer an all inclusive solution to your wedding decor needs, including place names, table plans, chair covers, lanterns, lighting, table centre pieces and much more, thus allowing you to tie in all your styling without having to search through different suppliers, more of a one stop shop but with an individual & unique service.

Sam- Men’s Hire ‘Formal Hire for all Occasions’ -Men’s Hire is proud to have been voted 2016 & 2012 Wedding Industry Award winner for best men’s wear supplier in the south west region. Men’s Hire offers a totally new experience. Shop from the comfort of a sofa seated room, view Cameron Ross collections and play around with the outfit builder from our web page www.menshire.co.uk Three easy step appointments ‘evening and weekend appointments available’ accommodating you and your busy schedule.

Fran- Wedding works - Locally based in Portishead we can help brides & grooms with the Hire of many wedding related products including hire of Post Boxes, Bunting, Table arrangements, Sweet table glassware and Vintage Gramophone.  We also have a range of Do it yourself products from stationary to wedding favours.

Jo & Carol -  Katherine Jo Design - We are an independent, family run bridal studio providing couture bridal wear, designer bridesmaid dresses, beautiful accessories and a professional alteration service in a relaxed and friendly environment. We always feel privileged to be involved in the preparation of such an important day in your life. We work closely with each of our customers to create a reality from your initial ideas and vision of your wedding day look.

Sarah - Elsa Rose Boutique - I make bespoke wedding accessories, including cake toppers, hair accessories, buttonholes and brooch bouquets. I incorporate sentimental pieces of jewellery from brides into their bouquets and my personalised cake toppers are made from clay so they can be displayed on a bookshelf long after the big day – I can even make pets and children so no one gets left out! I love creative ideas and work hard to exceed expectations.

Andrew - DMC Dancefloor - We are a Weston Super Mare based local supplier of beautiful white starlit twinkling dancefloors for weddings and functions. With sizes from 10ft up to 30ft we can put together bridal catwalks, square, rectangular that look amazing as an enhancement to any event.

Wendy - Spirit Wedding Cars - Spirit Wedding Cars are a family run business with father and son Philip and Matthew looking after the cars and are the main chauffeurs, with Pat and Wendy in support looking after the marketing and administration. The Wedding Cars Include: 1930's Style White Beauford Wedding Car (4 Door), 1930's Style White Beauford Wedding Car (2 Door), Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Wedding Car and Seafrost Green Jaguar XJ8 Wedding Car.

Martin –Martin Dabek Photography - I love capturing the little moments, the candid ones when nobody thinks I’m looking; memories that may otherwise be forgotten. When it comes to photographing the bride and groom, I take my inspiration from the couple themselves; their personalities, the way they are with one another, how their love shines through. I work with couples to create dramatic and artistic images that perfectly capture their relationship. Most especially, I love bold colours and timeless black and white photographs.

Imogen - Butterflies Hire - For 25 years Butterflies has built numerous long-standing relationships with their customers and businesses within the wedding and events industry, and are thrilled to be the preferred supplier for over 25 caterers and venues to ensure the planning for your special day is stress free and the event is perfect in every way. If you want to view the breadth and depth of the hire stock available, Butterflies would be delighted for you to visit its premises in Portishead.

Ross & Liann –  R-Tea Ltd - We are a Bristol based company specialising in unique and personalised loose leaf tea wedding favours. We make to order so can offer a completely bespoke product using your choice of packaging, colours, labels and tea. We have over 20 blends available but always enjoy requests for new flavours. We use 100% natural ingredients with no added flavourings.

Andy & Adrian - Castle Chef Company – We bring you food services of the highest level - good quality wholesome food, sourced locally and developed out of our many years of experience. What makes us different is the passion we have in the search for the best ingredients, to bring you the best food, delivered by the best service.

We believe that menus should be bespoke and while we have a raft of menus ready written, we are happy to quote on any menu you desire. We will guide you to make the perfect choice for your day and with our vast experience of crafting menus, we are able to perfectly blend both English and Mediterranean ingredients and cuisine, with innovative trends in cuisine from across the World.

Claire – Bramblewood Flowers – An independent floral designer who can produce beautiful enchanting displays for any occasion, creatively transforming your ideas and dreams into reality.

Portishead Town Band -As a Brass ensemble we offer a diverse selection of musical styles ranging from traditional Brass band, to classical, jazz, swing, modern and folk. We are always keen to add new numbers to our repertoire. Whether you want a traditional fanfare as a processional piece, an old favourite with a Brass twist as a recessional or some light swing for your guests to enjoy while you are signing the register and having photographs, we can offer a bespoke and polished performance to suit your big day.

 

By Pat Cooper 25 Jan, 2017

Wedding fayres are a great way to meet wedding suppliers face to face and build a relationship with them so you can have confidence and feel less stressed when planning your wedding day. The Portishead Wedding Network (PWN) Wedding Fayre has everything you need for your wedding all under one roof.

We are a dynamic Network of high quality suppliers in the wedding industry covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset and the surrounding areas. Suppliers are invited to join either by invitation from existing members or by applying to the Network.

The Network provides a diverse range of wedding services to couples getting married in the local area ranging from bridal wear to venues and everything in between!

All PWN members are small businesses from the local area. The Network enables members to pool resources to make marketing easier, whether that’s the cost of wedding magazines to helping to raise each individual business profile on social media.

The Network hosts two annual wedding fayres allowing brides and grooms to meet members in person and to seek inspiration for their special day. Our wedding fayres are free entry and the first 50 wedding couples receive a goody bag!

Portishead Wedding Network are hosting the event in St Peter’s Church, Portishead on Saturday 25th February 2017 from 11am to 3pm and includes a Bridal Fashion Show by Katherine Jo Design featuring Nailsea Men’s Hire.

This event has a great atmosphere and many exhibitors will have special offers on the day. Highlights of the event include:

  • Complete the registration form when you arrive for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend with any PWN wedding supplier member
  • Taste some very delicious cake samples from Cemlyn Cakes
  • To complement the dress, accessories from Elsa Rose Boutique

Speak to Pat Cooper from Pat Cooper Photography or Scott from Life in Focus Photography about capturing those special moments

For the all important bridal bouquet, button holes and all things wedding flowers see the Purple Violets Florist stand

Sit in Wedding Cars from Cadbury Cars and Spirit Wedding Cars

See the teams from Walton Castle, Clevedon and Portishead Church of England about your wedding and/or wedding reception venue

 Meet Gaynor from Topikki and chat about your wedding stationery from save the dates to thank you cards and everything in between

Add2Attract will be there to help you choose your wedding rings. Lisa and her team give great advice on which styles work best for you and compliment other favourite jewellery

Also, a BIG Thank you to our hosts. Thank you for letting us use your great space. See the team about using St Peter’s Church for your wedding event.

More details about each of the suppliers mentioned above can be found under the Directory tab of this website and in our facebook event:   HERE   please pop over and click going.

Look forward to seeing you there.

By Pat Cooper 26 Dec, 2016

Wedding Open Day - Sun day January 8th 2017  

Save the date! Our first Wedding Open Day of 2017 will be on Sunday 8th January where we will be joined by some of the West Country's finest suppliers to show you around this fabulous venue.

Our first Wedding Open Day of the year will be on 8th January 2017.  We will be throwing the doors open from 10am to 3pm.  There is no charge, just come long and have a look around our stunning wedding venue in Clevedon, North Somerset tastefully styled by some of our talented local suppliers.

Franco, Tracey, Clare & Neil along with the suppliers listed below will be there to take a leisurely stroll around the castle and answer any questions you may have.  You will be able to discuss your hopes and dreams for your wedding day in a relaxed setting and leaving some time to have a chat with a select few suppliers who will be at the castle for the day.

Joining us for the day are:

Wendy - Spirit Wedding Cars - Spirit Wedding Cars are a family run business with father and son Philip and Matthew looking after the cars and arethe main chauffeurs, with Pat and Wendy in support looking after the marketing and administration. The Wedding Cars Include: 1930's Style White Beauford Wedding Car (4 Door), 1930's Style White Beauford Wedding Car (2 Door), Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Wedding Car and Seafrost Green Jaguar XJ8 Wedding Car. Highly commended in the Wedding Transport category of the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards 2 years running in 2014 and 2015.

Fran- Wedding works- Locally based in Portishead we can help brides & grooms with the Hire of many wedding related products including hire of Post Boxes, Bunting, Table arrangements, Sweet table glassware and Vintage Gramophone.  We also have a range of Do it yourself products from stationary to wedding favours.

Imogen - Butterflies Hire - For 25 years Butterflies has built numerous long-standing relationships with their customers and businesses within the wedding and events industry, and are thrilled to be the preferred supplier for over 25 caterers and venues to ensure the planning for your special day is stress free and the event is perfect in every way.  If you want to view the breadth and depth of the hire stock available, Butterflies would be delighted for you to visit its premises in Portishead.

Jo & Carol -  Katherine Jo Design - We are an independent, family run bridal studio providing couture bridal wear, designer bridesmaid dresses, beautiful accessories and a professional alteration service in a relaxed and friendly environment. We always feel privileged to be involved in the preparation of such an important day in your life. We work closely with each of our customers to create a reality from your initial ideas and vision of your wedding day look.

Kathryn - Bespoke Blooms - I am an independent florist, based in Yatton, but will travel to Somerset, Bristol and surrounding areas. I like to provide a personal approach to floral styling, with the focus on distinctive and unique design and like nothing more than guiding couples through the floral world and helping them choose Wedding bouquets, hair flowers, along with buttonholes, corsages and venue flowers for that special day. I am a senior member of the Institute of professional florists and just finished studying for my Higher National Diploma in floristry.

Celia - Cemlyn Cakes- I am a Portishead based cake designer/maker. I focus on unique and individual creations, wedding cakes that not only look fabulous but taste delicious too. Combining great baking with beautiful design. My aim is to interpret your ideas and requests into the stunning centrepiece every wedding should have.

Sarah - Elsa Rose Boutique - I make bespoke wedding accessories, including cake toppers, hair accessories, buttonholes and brooch bouquets. I incorporate sentimental pieces of jewellery from brides into their bouquets and my personalised cake toppers are made from clay so they can be displayed on a bookshelf long after the big day – I can even make pets and children so no one gets left out! I love creative ideas and work hard to exceed expectations.

Scott- Life in Focus Photography - I am a documentary wedding photographer. I focus on capturing genuine emotion and natural moments at your wedding. No interrupting, staging, posing or otherwise making you feel uncomfortable on your big day. I’m always in on the action but out of the way; capturing the fun, the details, the beauty and, of course, the love shared between you and all those present on your wedding day.

Sian - Cater Cater - With years of experience behind us, we can guarantee an unforgettable experience when it comes to your wedding catering.  Every dish created by our chefs is made with a mixture of the finest ingredients, a pinch of innovation and a whole lot of creativity all of which guarantee you and your guests a taste experience that will never be forgotten.

Haley - Forever and Always- Forever and Always is a unique and dynamic wedding planning and coordinating  service. Haley will assist with the design, planning and coordination of the big day. She knows weddings are significant milestones in people's lives, however, the organisation can be complex and stressful. With Haley, her clients enjoy the build up to the day as much as the day itself by creating a boutique feel to the day.

By Pat Cooper 19 Jun, 2016

By popular demand, our next Wedding Open Day has been scheduled for 10th July 2016 from 10am until 3pm. There is no charge, just come along and have a look around our stunning wedding venue in Clevedon, North Somerset.

Along with styling from some of our talented local suppliers, Tracey, Franco and Neil will be on hand to help with inspiration, ideas and useful planning advice to create your day your way.

Pop in, have a glass of Pimms and maybe a cucumber sandwich or two & discuss your hopes and dreams for your wedding day in stunningly relaxed surroundings.

Let the fairytale begin………….

By Pat Cooper 30 May, 2016

Here at PWN we are pleased to announce our Autumn 2016 member showcase event, the PWN Autumn Wedding Fayre.  This year the venue is the AMAZING Walton Castle in Clevedon.

Wedding fayres are a great way to meet wedding suppliers face to face and build a relationship with them so you can have confidence and feel less stressed when planning your wedding day. The Portishead Wedding Network (PWN) Wedding Fayre has everything you need for your wedding all under one roof.

We are a dynamic Network of high quality suppliers in the wedding industry covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset and the surrounding areas. Suppliers are invited to join either by invitation from existing members or by applying to the Network.

The Network provides a diverse range of wedding services to couples getting married in the local area ranging from bridal wear to venues and everything in between!

All PWN members are small businesses from the local area. The Network enables members to pool resources to make marketing easier, whether that’s the cost of wedding magazines to helping to raise each individual business profile on social media.

The Network hosts two annual wedding fayres allowing brides and grooms to meet members in person and to seek inspiration for their special day. Our wedding fayres are free entry and the first 50 wedding couples receive a goody bag!

Portishead Wedding Network are hosting the event at Walton Castle in Clevedon on Sunday 23rd October 2016 from 11am to 3pm and includes approximately 20 exhibitors, including bridal fashion.

This event has a great atmosphere and many exhibitors will have special offers on the day.  alo, complete the registration form when you arrive for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend with any PWN wedding supplier member.

A BIG Thank you to our hosts. Thank you for letting us use your great space. See the team about using Walton Castle for your wedding event.

Look forward to seeing you there.

By Pat Cooper 08 Apr, 2016
We are very pleased to announce the date of the next Walton Castle Open Day Wedding Open Day on 10th April 2016 from 10am until 3pm. There is no charge, just come long and have a look around our stunning wedding venue in Clevedon, North Somerset tastefully styled by some of our talented local suppliers.

Franco, Tracey & Neil along with the suppliers listed below will be there to take a leisurely stroll around the castle and answer any questions you may have.  Many of the suppliers are Portishead Wedding Network Members.

You will be able to discuss your hopes and dreams for your wedding day in a relaxed setting and leaving some time to have a chat with a select few suppliers who will be at the castle for the day

Joining us on the day:

Kathryn – Bespoke Blooms
I am an independent florist, based in Yatton, but will travel to Somerset, Bristol and surrounding areas.
I like to provide a personal approach to floral styling, with the focus on distinctive and unique design and like nothing more than guiding couples through the floral world and helping them choose Wedding bouquets, hair flowers, along with buttonholes, corsages and venue flowers for that special day.
I am a senior member of the Institute of professional florists and just finished studying for my Higher National Diploma in floristry.

Katie – Cadbury Cars
We offer a range of wedding cars which have been hand-picked to balance luxury, style and affordability, making them the ideal choice for any wedding or civil ceremony. Your car will arrive with an experienced Chauffeur and come complete with traditional silk ribbons and the flowers of your choice at no extra cost.
For the complete package we can provide additional wedding cars for the bridesmaids, best man and groom for the wedding and/or the reception, as well as additional transport for the guests.

Peri & Sue –  PERIDesigns
Based in Bristol at The Wedding & Events Works, the team from PERIdesigns, headed up by its Director Peri Pigott, are passionate about we do and we love it too!  We offer a  bespoke service and a stunning range of table and venue décor items that we can use to create your chosen theme or design ideas for your wedding or event to style any beautiful venue. Classic Style, Vintage, Traditional or Quirky, whatever your taste we can help you re-create your dream to make your fairytale come true.
Our team pay great attention to detail and each having a creative flair in their own right when ‘dressing’ your venue.

Debbie – Exclusively for You Stationary
Every wedding day is personally unique. At Exclusively For You, we provide a professional and friendly design service that will make your wedding stationery as special and individual as you are.
Your wedding stationery gives guests their first glimpse of your special day. We believe that first impressions count and so we take the finest elements available and imaginatively handcraft beautiful and memorable wedding stationery that is special and bespoke to you. Our design flair and your ideas will enable you to portray your own stunning style, which will give your wedding the individual ‘wow’ factor you desire.

Pat  – Pat Cooper Photography
I am a female wedding photographer with a relaxed informal style of wedding photography.  My aim is to provide you with wedding photographs full of memories of the day. In addition to the family photos, I also look out for those special moments that cannot be recreated and beautiful romantic photos of you and your partner.
If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer who can relate to you and provide quality photographs come and have a chat. I offer various packages to suit most budgets and these can be tailored to what you want from your day.

Celia – Cemlyn Cakes
I am a Portishead based cake designer/maker.  I focus on unique and individual creations, wedding cakes that not only look fabulous but taste delicious too.  Combining great baking with beautiful design.
My aim is to interpret your ideas and requests into the stunning centrepiece every wedding should have.

Sarah – Elsa Rose Boutique
I make bespoke wedding accessories, including cake toppers, hair accessories, buttonholes and brooch bouquets.
I incorporate sentimental pieces of jewellery from brides into their bouquets and my personalised cake toppers are made from clay so they can be displayed on a bookshelf long after the big day – I can even make pets and children so no one gets left out! I love creative ideas and work hard to exceed expectations.

Sam –Men’s Hire   ‘Formal Hire for all Occasions’
Men’s Hire is proud to have been voted 2016 & 2012 Wedding Industry Award winner for best men’s wear supplier in the south west region. Men’s Hire offers a totally new experience.  Shop from the comfort of a sofa seated room, view Cameron Ross collections and play around with the outfit builder from our web page www.menshire.co.uk
Three easy step appointments ‘evening and weekend appointments available’ accommodating you and your busy schedule. Connecting your wedding party nationwide couldn’t be easier, not only do we offer a ‘Try On Service’ you can also arrange for your wedding suit to be delivered directly to your groomsman at a minimal cost of £5.95.
We offer an all inclusive solution to your wedding decor needs, including place names, table plans, chair covers, lanterns, lighting, table centre pieces and much more. Thus allowing you to tie in all your styling without having to search through different suppliers, more of a one stop shop but with an individual & unique service.

Lesley – Prestige Catering Hire
Whether you are arranging a small party at home, or work in the hospitality business organising large events, we can offer expert advice to help assist you with your planning. From your first quotation, through to the delivery of your order we can guarantee you will experience the highest level of customer service from our friendly and experienced staff. This is enhanced by our electronic stock control system, which allows us to keep you updated with the progress of your order and provides itemised quotations and invoices.
Everything is cleaned to the highest standard and hygienically wrapped, ready to use. Along with this service we offer a FREE WASHING UP SERVICE with every order. Our aim is to take the pressure off you to make your event even more special and enjoyable.

Jo – Katherine Jo Design
We are an independent, family run bridal studio providing couture bridal wear, designer bridesmaid dresses, beautiful accessories and a professional alteration service in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We always feel privileged to be involved in the preparation of such an important day in your life. We work closely with each of our customers to create a reality from your initial ideas and vision of your wedding day look.

Jane – Beez Neez Bunting Hire & Jane Eveleigh Millenery
I set up Beez Neez Bunting Hire in 2013 offering  a range of  top quality bunting available to rent and made to measure.  The hire bunting is available in 5 and 10 metre lengths. It is suitable for all types of beautiful wedding  venues. Stitched in the Bristol sewing studio by Jane.
Jane Eveleigh Millinery, was launched in 2015,  after studying hat making in London and the Cotswolds. I personally design and make up individual hats and bespoke head pieces to order.

Emily – McBaile Catering
McBaile is a Catering and Event Management Company for discerning clients who require the highest standard of Catering and Event Planning Services, coupled with a discreet and friendly service. We have over 15 years’ experience in top level hospitality, organising and catering events in luxury venues and beautiful private homes across the world – we work closely with you to understand your needs.

Kieran – Beetle Juice Bars
“We’ve created a range of beautifully converted 1970’s VW Camper Vans Pop-Up Bars that have all been individually designed to provide the perfect bar for your wedding or party! Each bar has its own individual character and has been converted with raising roofs, opening sides and comes with in-built catering fridge, colour controllable lighting and high end sound systems.
The bars can be driven to your precise location and set up within a matter of minutes, ready to serve a wide range of hand crafted, unique cocktails along with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We’re able to design a bespoke menu with you before hand to make sure all of your favourite drinks are included, which our expertly trained cocktail staff will create and serve for you on the day.Walton Castle

For more information please contact Walton Castle, information found on our directory.

By Pat Cooper 05 Mar, 2016

Portishead Wedding Network held our 5th annual Wedding Fayre at St Peter's Church in Portishead on Saturday 20th February 2016.

The doors opened to the 700 year old Church at 11am to welcome the wedding couples who were queuing in the winter sunshine.

The first 50 couples received complimentary goody bags which included sweets, discount vouchers and wedding favours.

Guests were treated to a live fashion show featuring bridal gowns from Katherine Jo Design and menswear from Nailsea Mens Hire. The outfits were complimented by flowers from Bespoke Blooms and Portishead Wedding Flowers.

The Church looked stunning as the sunlight streamed through the beautiful stained glass windows and all the exhibitors had worked hard to make their tables so attractive and inviting.

The PWN would like to thank all the Church volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help with the smooth running of the day and serve refreshments to the exhibitors.

The PWN have received very positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors and are looking forward to planning the 2017 showcase event.

By Pat Cooper 09 Feb, 2016

Wedding fayres are a great way to meet wedding suppliers face to face and build a relationship with them so you can have confidence and feel less stressed when planning your wedding day. The Portishead Wedding Network (PWN) Wedding Fayre has everything you need for your wedding all under one roof.

We are a dynamic Network of high quality suppliers in the wedding industry covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset and the surrounding areas. Suppliers are invited to join either by invitation from existing members or by applying to the Network.

The Network provides a diverse range of wedding services to couples getting married in the local area ranging from bridal wear to venues and everything in between!

All PWN members are small businesses from the local area. The Network enables members to pool resources to make marketing easier, whether that’s the cost of wedding magazines to helping to raise each individual business profile on social media.

The Network hosts two annual wedding fayres allowing brides and grooms to meet members in person and to seek inspiration for their special day. Our wedding fayres are free entry and the first 50 wedding couples receive a goody bag!

Portishead Wedding Network are hosting the event in St Peter’s Church, Portishead on Saturday 20th February 2016 from 11am to 3pm and includes a Bridal Fashion Show by Katherine Jo Design featuring Nailsea Men’s Hire.

This event has a great atmosphere and many exhibitors will have special offers on the day. Highlights of the event include:

- Complete the registration form when you arrive for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend with any PWN wedding supplier member

- Taste some very delicious cake samples from Cemlyn Cakes

- There will be a bridal fashion show and advice from Katherine Jo Design

- To complement the dress, accessories from Elsa Rose Boutique

- Speak to Pat Cooper from Pat Cooper Photography or Scott from Life in Focus Photography about capturing those special moments

- For the all important bridal bouquet, button holes and all things wedding flowers see the Portishead Wedding Flowers and Bespoke Blooms stands

- Sit in Wedding Cars from Cadbury Cars and Spirit Wedding Cars

- See the teams from Walton Castle, Clevedon and Portishead Church of England about your wedding and/or wedding reception venue

- Meet Gaynor from Topikki and chat about your wedding stationery from save the dates to thank you cards and everything in between

- For your perfect honeymoon talk to Global Independent Travel

- Grooms that want to dress to impress see Nailsea Men’s Hire

- Complimenting the Bridalwear in the Fashion show will be makeup by Ellie Elson and Mimi Makeup Artists

- Add2Attract will be there to help you choose your wedding rings. Lisa and her team give great advice on which styles work best for you and compliment other favourite jewellery

Also, a BIG Thank you to our hosts. Thank you for letting us use your great space. See the team about using St Peter’s Church for your wedding event.

More details about each of the suppliers mentioned above can be found under the Directory tab of this website and in our facebook event:  please pop over and click going.

Look forward to seeing you there.

By Pat Cooper 29 Jan, 2016

Come along and join us at Walton Castle for our Wedding Open Day anytime between 10am and 3 pm on Sunday 31st January and have a look around this beautiful wedding venue in Clevedon, North Somerset. You will be able to have a leisurely stroll around the castle accompanied by either Franco, Tracey or one of our fabulous talented local suppliers.

You will be able to discuss your hopes and dreams for your wedding day in a relaxed setting and leaving some time to have a chat with a select few suppliers who will be at the castle for the day. Fellow members from Portsihead Wedding Network joining us on Sunday are:

Sue – Portishead Wedding Flowers -Independent Creative Florist
From a little girl I knew I wanted to be in the floral business to share ideas in floral blooms, seasons and colours with brides for beautiful bridal and floral arrangements. Styling a range of classic, romantic, modern, rustic chic or vintage looks, whatever you choose, your wedding flowers and decorations will be highest quality making an unforgettable statement for an unforgettable day.

Wendy – Spirit Wedding Cars
Spirit Wedding Cars are a family run business with father and son Philip and Matthew looking after the cars and are the main chauffeurs, with Pat and Wendy in support looking after the marketing and administration. The Wedding Cars Include: 1930’s Style White Beauford Wedding Car (4 Door), 1930’s Style White Beauford Wedding Car (2 Door), Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Wedding Car and Seafrost Green Jaguar XJ8 Wedding Car. Highly commended in the Wedding Transport category of the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards 2 years running in 2014 and 2015.

Gaynor – Topikki Stationary
Hand-made Bespoke & Designer Wedding and Special Occasion Stationery & Favours. The majority of Stationery is designed using paper or card elements with ribbon and embellishments. With over 30 years design experience, I can tailor turn your dreams into reality, reflecting the personalities and lifestyle of the couple. Free, no-obligation consultation within 20 mile Radius of Bristol Bear-pit (mileage payable over this distance); no minimum order; DIY workshops available.

Scott – Life in Focus Photography
I am a documentary wedding photographer. I focus on capturing genuine emotion and natural moments at your wedding. No interrupting, staging, posing or otherwise making you feel uncomfortable on your big day. I’m always in on the action but out of the way; capturing the fun, the details, the beauty and, of course, the love shared between you and all those present on your wedding day.

Sarah – Elsa Rose Boutique
I make bespoke wedding accessories, including cake toppers, hair accessories, buttonholes and brooch bouquets. I incorporate sentimental pieces of jewellery from brides into their bouquets and my personalised cake toppers are made from clay so they can be displayed on a bookshelf long after the big day – I can even make pets and children so no one gets left out! I love creative ideas and work hard to exceed expectations.

Sam –Men’s Hire
‘Formal Hire for all Occasions’ Men’s Hire is proud to have been voted 2016 & 2012 Wedding Industry Award winner for best men’s wear supplier in the south west region. Men’s Hire offers a totally new experience. Shop from the comfort of a sofa seated room, view Cameron Ross collections and play around with the outfit builder from our web page www.menshire.co.uk . Three easy step appointments ‘evening and weekend appointments available’ accommodating you and your busy schedule. Connecting your wedding party nationwide couldn’t be easier, not only do we offer a ‘Try On Service’ you can also arrange for your wedding suit to be delivered directly to your groomsman at a minimal cost of £5.95.

Sheila & Lisa – Global Independent Travel
At Global independent travel in Clevedon we are passionate about what we do and offer honest impartial advice. Our personal travel advisors will tailor the perfect honeymoon for you and individually organise your arrangements with every attention to detail so it is perfect for you. If you already have enough household items why not put your honeymoon on your wedding gift list with our honeymoon accounts.
By Pat Cooper 20 Aug, 2015

Wedding fayres are a great way to meet wedding suppliers face to face and build a relationship with them so you can have confidence and be less stressed when planning your wedding day. The Portishead Wedding Network (PWN) Wedding Fayre has everything you need for your wedding all under one roof.

We are a dynamic Network of high quality suppliers in the wedding industry covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset and the surrounding areas. Suppliers are invited to join either by invitation from existing members or by applying to the Network.

The Network provides a diverse range of wedding services to couples getting married in the local area ranging from bridal wear to venues and everything in between!

The Network hosts two annual wedding fayres allowing brides and grooms to meet members in person and to seek inspiration for their special day. Our wedding fayres are free entry each wedding couple receives a goody bag!

Portishead Wedding Network are hosting the event on Sunday 20th September 2015 from 11am to 3pm.

This event has a great atmosphere and many exhibitors will have special offers on the day. Highlights of the event include:

- Complete the registration form when you arrive for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend with any PWN wedding supplier member
- Taste some very delicious cake samples from The Icing Centre
- There will be walk around bridal and bridesmaid models and advice from Katherine Jo Design
- And to complement the dress accessories from Elsa Rose Boutique
- Speak to Pat Cooper from Pat Cooper Photography, Scott from Life in Focus Photography or Chris Clarke Perception-Photography from Perception Photography about capturing those special moments
- For the all important bridal bouquet, button holes and all things wedding flowers see The Portishead Wedding Flowers and Bespoke Blooms stands

- Sit in Wedding Cars from Cadbury Cars and Spirit Wedding Cars
- See the teams from Walton Castle, Clevedon, Somerset Hall or Portishead Church of England about your wedding and/or wedding reception venue
- For venue decor see Beez Neez Bunting HIre
- Meet Lee from Whoopee Design and chat about your wedding stationery from save the dates to thank you cards and everything in between
- For your perfect honeymoon talk to Global Independant Travel
- Grooms that want to dress to impress see Nailsea Mens HIre

Also, a BIG Thank you to our hosts. Thank you for letting us use your great space. See the team about using Somerset Hall for your event.

More details about each of the suppliers mentioned above can be found under the Directory tab of this website and in our facebook event:   HERE   please pop over and click going.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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