Last night we were thrilled to have hosted the 2nd Wedding Industry Network Evening organised by our team at ESC Weddings.
Held at 45 Millbank (beautiful lesser known venue on the banks of the Thames) we mingled with suppliers of the Wedding Industry.
ESC Events has had a specialist weddings division for over 3 years. Utilising the years of experience ESC has had in the wedding industry we started ESC Weddings as a division of the business dedicated to delivering beautiful weddings.
We have been lucky enough to work with some of the finest suppliers in the industry and saw an opportunity for bringing together these companies to pool their experiences and contacts.
Very often some of these suppliers are small businesses, one man bands who expressed a real desire to have the opportunity to access a larger ‘community’ of businesses like theirs.
February 2011 saw the first of the Wedding Industry Networking Evenings held at Kingston’s, Warren House. The event was hosted with the express purpose of meeting other suppliers as passionate about the wedding industry as we are.
It was a great success and led us to plan a follow up event this year.
Last night we were delighted to welcome Damian Bailey, organiser of the The Wedding Industry Awards who spoke about setting up the awards, now in their 2nd year and why they felt the industry needed recognising in this way.
Last night’s event was planned to encourage further networking amongst suppliers and to showcase a few of these companies.
Caper and Berry served a selection of delicious canapés; the beef lollipops with chilli jam were divine as were the decadent chocolate mousses served in mini kiln jars.
Starlight Design worked their magic with lighting and production to show 45 Millbank in all it’s glory.
Lavender Green created table centres for each season around the room – the Spring bouquets of fresias were gorgeous.
The Cocktail Service whipped up a mean Mango Bellini as well as an amazing Marmalade Vodka – yummy!!
Gary Heasman photographed the evening and From the Hip captured the atmosphere on video.
Other suppliers who kindly added finishing touches to the evening were Topiary House, Prantl Stationery, Fun Wedding Photos for their great photo stand, Brides & Beauty, Chocolat A Toi, Allens Hire and Ananya Cards.
Plans are already under way for the next Networking Evening. With thriving wedding industries in all the major cities across Britain we intend to roll out the Wedding Industry Networking Evenings nationwide.
But for now it was lovely to see so many familiar as well as new faces mingling, enjoying the lovely surrounding, delicious canapés and great company.
The wedding Industry is a specialist market place and it was nice to chat with like minded people who know very well why these most special of events are both such a challenge and so rewarding!
So thanks to everyone for your support in coming along, we hope you made lasting working relationships and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!!