Brides Up North Tweetup 2011 - Didsbury Manchester

Hello lovely followers apologies again for the lack of updates but as some of you will know I have had a bit of a nightmare with my internet connection for the last 2 months - hopefully it will be sorted tomorrow as I've finally managed to get an engineer booked to come and sort out where the problem is.  

I should have written this post 2 weeks ago but haven't been able to due to lack of internet.  However, finally fingers crossed the internet doesn't crash while I'm writing this post.

You maybe looking at the title and thinking what is a tweet up - well very briefly it's a gathering of people who are on twitter and are looking to meet face to face.  This particular tweet up was organised by the lovely Julia from Brides Up North.  This wasn't just any old tweet up it was for people who are specifically involved in the wedding/bridal industry.  I was one of the lucky ones to get a ticket - there was a waiting list as the event had sold out.

The event was hosted on 7the August 2011 at The Didsbury House Hotel which I have to say is absolutely gorgeous and wouldn't mind spending a couple of nights at. I have to admit I was really nervous walking in on my own -but I needn't have worried because the first person I met was a lovely young man named Ian Martindale who happens to be a photographer based in Yorkshire but also works around the northwest. 

The official photographers were Jenny and Keith McAvoy - it was a pleasure to meet them both and they have given me a few exclusive photographs taken at the event.

Unfortunately I didn't get to speak to everyone so apologies to those I haven't mentioned in the post.

Well I'm gonna stop waffling and let you have peek at some photographs courtesy of McAvoy Photographers - thank you Jenny and Keith.

This is our hostess Julia from Brides Up North

Oh aye up here's yours truly with Ian Martindale and the delightful Jenny McAvoy 

This young lady makes the most stunning vintage crystal bouquets check out her website

There are more delicious looking photographs on Julia's blog of all the other people who were there on the night and you will agree that a good night was had by all.  In one of the photographs you will see a table set up as a sweet stall - can I just say I DID NOT touch one of those sweets - why? because I was into day 7 of my 30 day challenge of cutting out sweets, chocolates, biscuits and cake - aye you read right - currently I am onto day 16 but more of that on another blog.

Here are links to some of the other creative people who I had the pleasure of meeting at the event.  I hope you will pay them a visit - 

Cakes by Beth Hand-crafted cakes for all occasions
The Flower Lounge  Sian Wild -lovely lady won a nights stay at The Didsbury House Hotel.  You can see some of Sian's creations over at Brides Up North

Very Inviting Bespoke Handmade Stationery  

Wrapor - Wraps Tailored To Fit You Beautifully by Kay McEllin 

The Wedding Shop Gorgeous wedding dresses.

Dream Booth -fantastic idea

Wedding Bits n Bobs - Wedding Accessories

Love Bouquets -Stunning Vintage Bouquets

Gimme Cake!!! Cupcakes made to order

Mia Rose  Handmade Tiaras and Jewellery

Well that's it from me for today.  Hope you all have a good day.



Wendy said...

Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves! Good luck with that sweetie challenge - you obviously have more willpower than I do! x

itsamistry said...

It was a good night really enjoyed meeting everyone from twitter - good to put names to faces.

Well I've done really well with the challenge I'm pleased with the results to.