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Wedding Events in July and August 2015 | DJB Photography

Wedding Events in July and August 2015 | DJB Photography

Wedding Events in July and August 2015

Attending wedding events such as fairs and open days can help every couple gain inspiration, ideas, be put into contact with vendors, and take a look around possible venues. In the Yorkshire area there are some amazing wedding events and venues waiting to be explored.

19th July – The Healey Hotel Summer Wedding Fayre 

Set in Batley, The Healey Hotel is hosting a summer wedding fayre and an open day as a potential venue location. Running from midday to 3pm, this event is free to attend and upon entry the bride-to-be will receive a free goodie bag and glass of champagne. Attending this fayre will allow you to enhance your wedding planning process with on-site specialists, vendors and organisers. As part of this event you can also have a look around the venue if you interested in getting married here.

19th July – Wedding Showcase at Wood Hall Hotel & Spa

The wedding showcase at the Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, in Wetherby, is a free-entry open day event where you can go and discuss your ideas and plans with vendors. It starts at 12:30pm and ends at 4:30pm. Whilst meeting with vendors you can also take a look around the hotel as a possible wedding venue location.

2nd August – The Hatfields Wedding Fayre

Pop along to The Hatfields Wedding Fayre in Doncaster from 11am to 3pm where this free entry event offers a vast collection of wedding and events vendors. Attendants are offered a free goodie bag and magazine too! This location also doubles up as a wonderful little wedding venue so make sure you take a look around as well as sourcing some brilliant wedding supplies.

16th August – Oulton Hall Open Day

Oulton Hall is quite simply a stunning wedding venue in Leeds. In August they will be hosting a free entry open day from 11am till 5pm where you can take in the spectacular views, ground and building. You will be able to meet a great range of experienced wedding coordinators where you can discover their excellent facilities and wedding packages that suit every taste & budget.

If you are looking for a professional and experienced Yorkshire wedding photographer with fantastic knowledge of these venues you can rely on DJB Photography, contact us today.

The Mansion Wedding Exclusive – Sunday 26 February 2012

The Mansion Wedding Exclusive – Sunday 26 February 2012

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One of the top venues for a wedding in Leeds, on the 26 February 2012 The Mansion will host its Wedding Exclusive, a wedding fair with 40 of the top Yorkshire wedding businesses exhibiting.  Set in the beautiful surroundings of Rounday Park, The Mansion is a stunning venue for a wedding.  Organised by Brides up North, The Mansion Wedding Exclusive should be on your list of wedding fairs to visit, whether you are planning a wedding at The Mansion, or indeed any other venue.  DJB Photography will be exhibiting and we look forward to seeing you all.

The Mansion Wedding Exclusive Flyer - Spring 2012

Allerton Castle Wedding Experience – Sunday 12 February 2012

Allerton Castle Wedding Experience – Sunday 12 February 2012

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If you are planning a wedding this year why not visit the Brides up North Spring 2012 Allerton Castle Wedding Experience on Sunday 12 February 2012.  It is set to be one of the best, most intimate, wedding fairs in the wedding fair calendar.  Whether you are hosting your wedding at Allerton Castle, thinking about Allerton as a venue, or indeed holding your wedding at an alternate venue, some of the best and most highly regarded wedding businesses will be exhibiting at the wedding fair.  DJB Photography will be in attendance and look forward to meeting you all.

Allerton Castle Spring 2012 Flyer

Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography – International Wedding Photographer

 

Stirling Moss Exhibition

Stirling Moss Exhibition

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This week saw the end of an exhibition of images I took of Sir Stirling Moss at the 2007 Goodwood Revival Festival.  The exhibition was on display in Tykes at Sandburn Hall, a venue I regularly work at with my wedding photography.  The exhibition saw a display of 10 Stirling Moss related images from portraits to action photography of Stirling racing.

Stirling Moss needs no introduction as one of the greatest racing drivers in history.  His name is legendary and as far as I am aware he still continues to compete in historic racing, as well as fulfilling promotional engagements.

I was very privileged in 2007 to work with Goodwood, and to have a press pass to photograph not only the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but also the Revival Festival, and having the opportunity to photograph Sir Stirling Moss and see him in action was a real bonus.

As the majority of my work is wedding photography, and the majority of those are at weekends, I get booked up quite well in advance, so the opportunity to photograph at Goodwood for either the Festival of Speed or Revival Festival is going to be limited.  I am however more than happy to take up the opportunity again, or indeed similar opportunities should they arise.  By all means please contact me if you like the photographs and would like to consider using my services for similar events.

Damian J Bramley, DJB Photography, Exclusive Photography

Pasture Lane Asparagus Photography

Pasture Lane Asparagus Photography

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This week I have been helping pick asparagus on a morning for a local farmer, Spilman Farming, as Sally has apparently had a few problems managing to find people to pick for her.  Her workforce is primarily made up of polish workers who stay for the summer and after the asparagus season help with soft fruits (strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries).  This reminded me of last season Sally asking me to take some photographs of picking both asparagus and soft fruits for her business, and some of the photographs were on display during the Helperby Village Fayre last year.  I thought I would therefore share with you some of the photographs taken which I am sure you will agree look great.  Incidentally if you are looking for nothing but the best asparagus and soft fruits then I would recommend Pasture Lane Asparagus and Spilman Soft Fruits.

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Allerton Castle Wedding Experience

Allerton Castle Wedding Experience

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This weekend saw me very busy firstly setting up a stand at Sandburn Hall wedding fair on Saturday evening, and then setting up and manning a stand at the Allerton Castle Wedding Experience.  Allerton Castle wedding fairs are always really nice, classy fairs, with excellent quality exhibitors.  The location sets the scene for a really high class fair where couples can gain a lot of information in preparation for their wedding.  In contrast to some wedding fairs there was a nice steady flow of people through the doors, and although numbers were slightly down on past fairs, I never really felt I was standing about waiting for a long time.  Most couples were planning on having their wedding in 2010, 2011, with some as far away as 2012.  Although I did not take any bookings on the day, and never really expect to, I usually receive several enquiries which hopefully lead to bookings.

Claudie, Sophie and their team from Dine Services, once again, did a great job in the planning and organising of this fair, and couples who attended, I believe, got a lot out of the day.  The weather certainly helped to show off Allerton Castle in its best light, and with several photographers who did not attend the fair this time I think it will prove to be very beneficial for me personally.

I must also thank Annita and my mum for manning the Sandburn Hall stand for me, which I very much appreciated.  I have written a separate article review of the Sandburn Hall wedding fair.

Sandburn Hall Wedding Fair

Sandburn Hall Wedding Fair

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In addition to the Allerton Castle Wedding Experience I also had a stand at the very first Sandburn Hall wedding fair.  This was not really by design as originally the Allerton Castle fair was to be held in February but was rearranged to be on the same day as the Sandburn Hall fair which I had also booked.  I therefore asked Annita and my mum if they would be happy to man the Sandburn Hall stand for me, which they duly did and it sounds as though they had an enjoyable day.

Last week there was an awful lot of work involved in preparing for the two fairs, and I had to hire a separate set of display boards from Geoff at Fastlane Displays.  I had to give both Annita & mum a training session on the sorts of questions they would likely be asked and how to answer to provide accurate and meaningful information to potential couples.  I also had to select suitable albums to be used at both fairs to ensure that the range of albums I offer were available for people to look at.

It sounds as though there was a steady stream of people through the doors with little time during the day where there were quiet periods.  I apparently had a lot of positive comments about my work and quite a few people had heard of me already and were aware of my work.  In contrast to Allerton, couples were mainly enquiring about 2009 & 2010 wedding dates, and with 2009 dates almost full it would be nice to have the enquiries and bookings to fill 2009 and concentrate on 2010 and beyond.

Hayley and Sarah at Sandburn Hall have done a great job in organising their first wedding fair.  Sandburn is a nice venue for a wedding and has a lovely oak framed function room with a superb large south facing window.   Hayley and her team are particularly motivated and devoted to ensure a wedding day is well planned and runs like clockwork and I enjoy photographing weddings there.  If you are looking for a very nice yet different to the norm venue for a wedding then Sandburn Hall is definitely worth looking at.  Along with the Griffon Forest log cabins as a place for the bride to get ready and guests to stay in, it has a very nice overall package to make a wedding day very special.

It sounds as though the wedding fair was the success it deserved to be and I thank Hayley and Sarah for contacting me to have a stand at the fair.

Yorkshire Spring Brides Wedding Fair Show – Day 2

Yorkshire Spring Brides Wedding Fair Show – Day 2

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After a busy weekend at the Yorkshire Spring Brides Wedding Fair Show I have finally got everything put away and just getting back into my normal working week.  Day 2 seemed busier than day 1 with a constant flow of people passed my stand.  In some cases there were a few too many people at the stand and I was unable to speak with everybody.  However I have given out plenty of brochures and literature, and spoke with a lot of people potentially looking for photography services for their wedding.  This is one of the best shows in the area and although overall there may have been less people through the doors than previous years, there were certainly a lot of genuinely interested couples.  I expect a fair few number of couples to contact me after they have had an opportunity to review the literature they have collected at the fair, and with 13 photographers in attendance there is certainly a lot for people to think about when choosing a photographer.

I want to thank Cathy at Yorkshire Brides for giving me the opportunity to have a stand and for the organisation of the event.  It was very professional indeed and I would recommend it to couples looking at attending a wedding fair in the future.

Yorkshire Spring Brides Wedding Fair

Yorkshire Spring Brides Wedding Fair

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Just been exhibiting at the Yorkshire Spring Brides Wedding Fair at the Pavilions Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.  Day 1 of a 2 day exhibition.  It has been very good considering the current recession.  A good steady flow of people passed my stand with quite a number apparently seriously interested in my services.  I never really expect to take bookings at a wedding fair especially when there are a dozen or so other photographers exhibiting.  For the most part people will go away and review the literature they have received, and look at websites before arranging to come and see photographers to spend a bit more time looking at their work.  The wedding fair is probably one of the largest in the North of England with another two day fair planned for early October.  The quality of services exhibiting is of the highest standard with approximately 150 exhibitors.  You can therefore expect to find what you are looking for when planning a wedding.

One point of interest that I noticed is that quite a lot of people have not as yet arranged their wedding date, so were simply gathering information before they really get in to planning their wedding day.  There are of course venues exhibiting so you can potentially find the venue of your dreams to get married at here also.

Well tomorrow is set to be busier with most people attending on the Sunday, and with the nice weather predicted for tomorrow it could well be a busy day.  If you are planning a wedding then this is one of the fairs to attend for inspiration, ideas and to find the services you require for your big day.

Sandburn Hall Display

Sandburn Hall Display

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I met with Hayley this week and the pictures are to be on display from mid December.  Hayley suggested something local to display and we have settled on a display of ‘Colourful Skies’ based on a study which I have done over the course of a year or so.  With a mixture of sunrises and sunsets of varying degrees of colour and interest it should make for an interesting display.  If you get the opportunity go and have a look they are on display until the end of January in the entrance to Tykes Restaurant at Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, just off the A64 between York and Malton.  Here is a little taster:

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