Last week I co-hosted The White Event, an inspirational and educational wedding event, with The Bridal Lounge. Much to our delight it was a big success and we’re already in talks about hosting another event. So be sure to watch this space for updates!
The idea behind The White Event is to grow the alternative wedding industry in Ireland and to connect wedding vendors who are passionate to create something different with like-minded brides and grooms. We want these events to feel intimate so that everyone has a chance to share, chat and ask questions. Not only do the guests get to hear from industry experts but there’s the added visual elements of a real wedding. We chose to style the event with 2 different wedding themes. Each theme had a story behind it and Deirdre of Ruby & Bloom talked us through each style and where the inspiration behind each theme was created and how to effectively create a style from your own inspiration.
We created a space that had all the elements of a real wedding. I won’t give too much away, if you’re interested you’ll just have to join our next event! Helping to style the evening was Cloudberry Bakery, Me Auld China, Pretty as a Picture, Best of Buds, Covet, Dirty Fabulous, Ruby & Bloom, The Bridal Lounge and Caterhire. Our guests wined and dined on tasty treats, teas, coffee, and lemonade served from jam jars.
Being the first event I’ve hosted I’m delighted with the response and can’t thank everyone involved enough for their help and support. Our 4 fabulous guest speakers Ciara of Style Serendipity, Naoise of One Fab Day, Claire of White Sage Events, and Deirdre of Ruby & Bloom delivered fantastic presentations with lots of useful tips. At the end of the evening guests had a chance to relax, mingle, and speak directly to each vendor.
As much as I enjoy being behind my camera and in the background I have to say it was refreshing to step into the spotlight for a change. I’m not much of a public speaker and really have to push myself to do it, but I really enjoyed being able to give something back to the wedding community and future brides and grooms. Hopefully my days as an MC are just beginning and there will be many more successful events to come. Of course as much as I wasn’t behind my camera for this event I couldn’t quite tear myself away from taking a few snaps of the evening. Enjoy some eye candy!