We used three members of York Wedding Deals for our wedding in August 2014 and received a unique and tailor made service from each of them.
First up was the ultra organised and efficient Zena from Boodika events planning. We had a very small wedding ceremony then a large party the following week to celebrate. Zena organised the party for us, thinking of many details I'd have never considered and taking all the stress away from organising a large party with multiple suppliers. Zena was the go to person for all of the suppliers and myself...this made the organising so much easier!! On the night Zena decorated our venue, kept the suppliers to the time line, catered for our guests every whim, ensured our glasses were never empty and delivered all the decorations back to us the next day!! Having Zena took away all the pressure of planning a large party and meant we could spend our time on the things that really mattered to us and with each other.
Next into the mix was the delightful Andy Herrington with his Ainsty Ales. New to the brewing world Andy's "trial brew", now named Flumoxed Farmer, went down a treat as a reception drink for the boys. Without my knowing, until the night, the bottles also came with personalised Mr & Mrs labels wishing us to live "hoppliy ever after"!!
And finally but by no means least comes Nikki Bowling Photography. I'm not sure what I can say to make you understand how wonderful this ladies photography is, they still bring a tear to my eye to this day!! Amazingly natural and capturing many special and unique moments, I could not have wished for more. If you're planning a wedding soon take a look at the website and book now before you're too late!!
Caroline and Andy
We were married on 2nd August 2015 and York Wedding Deals helped to make our wedding day a huge success! Every step of the way one of their member's played a big part in our day. We used 5 of the members of York Wedding Deals group altogether.
Firstly, the very kind and artistic ladies, Paula and Vicky, from Reflections made a wonderful job of mine and the bridesmaid's hair. Paula had happily squeezed me in last minute for a second trial when I had a pre-wedding wobble about my hair. She then worked miracles to have me ready on time when things were running behind.
The very talented Julie Mercer provided the bridal make-up. She really helped to put my nerves at ease on the morning. Julie worked with me in the trial to find the exact look I was looking for. A really lovely lady who couldn't do enough to help. Paula and Julie even stayed behind to help me get into my dress so that the bridesmaids could set off to the church on time.
Champagne cars, 1939 Royal limousine, was our transport of choice. Kim was patient with us when we were choosing which car suited us best, I was a very indecisive bride always swapping and changing my mind. I can't explain what a god send Trevor was on the day. During my dress malfunction he was on hand with scissors and other bits of kit. He even informed the church that we were going to be late. Patient and helpful ...a true gent.
To many of our guests delight, It's Fete provided an ice-cream stall on the big day. The ice-cream was absolutely delicious and all locally sourced, which was a huge bonus. We picked 5 flavours from their extensive list, after sampling a selection at the Pavilion wedding fair of course. Adults and children alike enjoyed seconds (and thirds) encouraged by the lovely Vicky and her family team. Their friendly smiles were a great welcome for our guests and they were fantastic with our young guests.
Finally, the wonderful Nikki Bowling who captured our day from bridal prep to the first dance (and beyond). We got the set pieces we requested and a plethora of candid, natural shots which capture our day perfectly. Nikki was very familiar with our venue and knew all the good nooks and crannies to get really wonderful pictures. A number of our guests commented on how great she was on the day. Getting her job done without imposing on the day and special time with family and friends.
We cannot thank all of these ladies and gents enough. They really did make our big day a spectacular one and I would not hesitate to use any of them again.
Nicola and Gareth (Mr and Mrs Stewart)