If you follow me on Twitter you may wonder what on earth happens to my tweets every Wednesday evening. Well let me tell you this, if you’re planning your wedding or are a wedding venue or supplier #weddinghour is a magnificent world of weddings right at your fingertips and you seriously need to get involved! Read on and I’ll tell you all you need to know, including some of my favourite suppliers I’ve befriended through #weddinghour.
#weddinghour: a world of wedding inspiration and advice at your fingertips
Hosted by The Wedding Affair, #weddinghour is the home of wedding Twitter every Wednesday evening from 9-10pm and brings together wedding suppliers and Brides and Grooms to-be from all over the world in one place to share lots of wedding inspiration and advice. Every Wednesday evening I drive home from my Kettlebells class, fire up the iPad and grab myself a cuppy (or sometimes it’s waiting by my laptop just like magic) with about 5 minutes to spare before it all kicks off. If you’re looking for help from cake makers, photographers, venues, makeup artists, hairdressers or florists there will be someone right there that can answer your questions. If you need help planning your wedding, all you have to do is ask. Perhaps you need help finding your perfect wedding shoes or you’re looking for recommendations? Yip, you guessed it, all you need to do is ask! #weddinghour is fast, furious and lots of fun so before you get started, make yourself a cuppy, sit down and get ready to be amazed with lots of wedding inspiration.
Sounds fab! How does it work?
This #weddinghour is yours to control: sit back and watch or ask questions, gather inspiration and obtain advice from 1,000s of professional wedding suppliers all over the world. This is a chance for you to research your wedding from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is use #weddinghour in your tweets and they will be seen by the masses. Yes, #weddinghour reaches around 19 million people on Twitter every week! Just ask your question, be sure to include #weddinghour in your tweet then sit back, relax and watch as the answers flow your way.
You can also include one of the following hashtags (as well as #weddinghour) in your tweets if you want to reach out to a specific group and help narrow your search:
#weddinghouraccessories (to include hats, fascinators, bouquets, shoes, cufflinks, rings, jewellery, tiaras)
#weddinghourbeauty (to include hair, make-up, treatments, manicures, spa packages)
#weddinghourbrides (to include brides, bridesmaids, Maid of Honour)
#weddinghourbridal (to include wedding dresses, bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, lingerie, designers)
#weddinghourcakes (to include wedding cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, popcakes, macaroons)
#weddinghourcatering (to include wedding breakfasts, food, bars, cocktails)
#weddinghourchildcare (to include creches, nannies, child minders, children’s entertainment)
#weddinghourdestination (to include honeymoons, holidays, mini-moons, weddings abroad, hen & stag)
#weddinghourevents (to include wedding fairs, shows, open days, events, hen & stag)
#weddinghourflorists (to include real flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers, bouquets)
#weddinghourgrooms (to include grooms, best man, ushers)
#weddinghourhealth (to include health, fitness, diet products, hypnotherapy, medical)
#weddinghourinsurance (to include wedding insurance, honeymoon insurance, event insurance, life cover)
#weddinghourentertainment (to include music, magic, entertainers, DJs, singers, games)
#weddinghourmedia (to include bloggers, magazines, the press, wedding directories)
#weddinghourmenswear (to include menswear, grooms’ outfits, ushers’ outfits, designers)
#weddinghourstyling (to include event styling, designing, prop hire, furniture, love letters)
#weddinghouroutdoor (to include marquees, teepees, glamping, outdoor activities, festivals)
#weddinghourplanning (to include wedding planning, co-ordination, budget tools, planning tools)
#weddinghourphotography (to include wedding photography, boudoir, styled shoots, photobooths)
#weddinghourstationery (to include stationery, save the date, online invitations)
#weddinghourvenues (to include wedding venues, registry offices, places of worship)
#weddinghourvideography (to include videography, vloggers, video diaries)
My favourite #weddinghour suppliers
I first joined #weddinghour in early 2016 after seeing #weddinghour being included in lots of tweets. I quickly realised it was a fun way to chat to Brides and Grooms to-be and was a brilliant networking opportunity too and now you can’t keep me away! I befriended Holly Constantine (@hollyconstan9), the amazing wedding blogger behind Forever In A Day the very first night I took part and it turned out to be her first time too. We took to it like ducks to water and love to get together on Twitter every Wednesday night to chat all things weddings. Holly’s blog documents her journey to becoming an independent wedding planner and also features lots of amazing wedding suppliers throughout the UK. Did I mention she even has her own wedding directory of recommended businesses? Well now you know! I highly recommend you follow her on Twitter and check out her blog too.
Image supplied by Forever In A Day
I’ve also made great connections with the following suppliers that love #weddinghour I think almost as much as I do. Make sure you give these lovelies a follow:
Artisana, Vintage Mobile Tea Room & Patisserie (@artisanabakes)
Ailsa and Fleur are available for weddings all over Scotland and beyond. If rustic weddings are your thing then Fleur, the 1970s vintage Citreon H van will make a stunning addition to your day. They offer delicious artisan Cakes, Canapes & Petit Four along with Prosecco and Pimms cocktails to keep your guests happy pre or post ceremony and during your evening event. The Chocolate Mud Cake with Raspberry Creme au Beurre below looks like a taste sensation as well as a work of art. You can tell Ailsa’s been trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London! For more information check out www.artisanabakes.com
Photos supplied by Artisana
Leigh Smith Cakes (@leighsmithcakes)
Leigh’s love of cake making started at an early age. No cake was complete without buttercream piping, ‘hundreds and thousands’, and chocolate buttons! In 2008 she bought a second-hand cake decorating book and challenged herself to make a ‘bouquet of roses’ cake for her Mum’s 70th birthday. Since then she’s been hooked – going on courses, baking and decorating cakes for friends and family and turning her hobby into a business in 2015 aiming to make beautiful, elegant cakes with a wow factor. Leigh Smith Cakes is based in Glenfarg, Perthshire and serves Perthshire, Fife, Tayside and the Lothians. For more information head over to www.leighsmithcakes.co.uk
Photos supplied by Leigh Smith Cakes
The Cow Shed Crail (@cowshedcrail1)
The Cow Shed has been a part of the Logan family for over 70 years. Originally used to house the calves for a dairy, it was an important part of a working dairy farm. The dairy closed its doors in the 1980’s but The Cow Shed has been given a new lease of life and opened its doors as a venue in January 2016.
The Cow Shed is located on the outskirts of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife, a beautiful corner of Scotland with stunning beaches, traditional fishing villages and pretty harbours…oh, and not forgetting a huge selection of golf courses too! The Cow Shed is full of original features, character and enjoys sea views across the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock and East Lothian – the perfect backdrop to their “blank canvas” venue, giving you have the freedom to add your own personality. For more information, visit www.thecowshedcrail.co.uk
Photos supplied by The Cow Shed Crail
View From The Slow Lane (@slowlaneview)
If you want to arrive at your wedding in style, View From The Slow Lane have two chauffeur driven classic vehicles available for hire to add a unique and elegant touch to your wedding day. The vehicles instantly add that wow factor and make a wonderful backdrop to your photos. Gloria is a 1934 Triumph Gloria Tourer, she is by far the respected elder of the fleet having been in their family for over 40 years. With a stunning restoration that has brought her back to her former magnificence, Gloria is a regular at the vintage vehicle Extravaganza at Glamis Castle each year. This maroon and cream beauty makes the perfect entrance to your special day.
Lickety Split is a 1967 Westfalia splitscreen with a turret top and classic roof rack. She was born in Germany but spent most of her life in sunny California before returning to Europe. This beautiful pastel blue and white van has had a complete makeover, she is finished in Scottish burred oak, able to accommodate 7, she is ready to transport you to your special occasion. A vintage wedding car with a difference. To find out more, zoom over to www.viewfromtheslowlane.com
Photos supplied by View From The Slow Lane
Over to you
Don’t forget you can follow me on Twitter by clicking this link. When you join in for the first time tweet me and let me know. I can’t wait to talk weddings with you! As well as #weddinghour I think Pinterest is an amazing tool to help you plan your big day. Check out this blog I’ve written that shows you how to use Pinterest to plan your wedding in 7 easy steps.
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, you can find out more about what I can offer you here. Don’t forget to share this with all your loved-up friends too and get them involved too.