Wedding Fayre – Millennium Gallery: Sheffield.

Last weekend I visited my first Wedding Fayre in Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery. It was so adorable and I even shed a little tear! I can’t believe I hadn’t been to one before as I was in my element, I loved absolutely everything in the room! It has actually opened my eyes to something different I could potentially get involved in; I would love the job of planning weddings on a daily basis. 

I would highly recommend visiting a Wedding Fayre if you are planning your wedding as it had absolutely everything on offer, whether it be just for ideas or to secure something special for your wedding day. I also learnt so much from speaking to so many different people. It is a great way to gather information, get contacts and understand everything that is needed to be planned for a wedding. 
There were lots of different unique stalls on offer which stood out to me:

PHOTOGRAPHY: There were quite a few different stalls dedicated to photography companies who all had their own little unique style. It was interesting seeing all the different types of photos on display and also finding out how important it is to get to know your photographer personally and to have a good relationship with them so you can create the best photos possible for you. This was the best part of the day for me, I love photography and I loved talking to all the professional photographers. This is something I would love to do myself in the future. 

FLOWERS: One company called ‘thebloomboxcompany’ introduced us to the best idea! They had Fake Flowers on offer that came in a little box. They were absolutely beautiful! I’ve always thought that you spend so much money on flowers for them to die in a week or so, but these you get to keep forever!! They seemed to be so popular and are something I would definitely think about when I get married.

PHOTO BOOTHS: There was one photo booth at the event which offered your typical comical shot but there was one very unusual item on offer too. It was a giant mirror that took group photos; an interactive mirror which printed out photo booth like photos!. It was amazing! You could check how you looked before the picture was taken so I think this is a fantastic idea. I’m sure this would go down a storm at a wedding!

FAVOURS: One particular favour stall stood out to us which was offering little lip balms and lip scrubs. I loved it, a really cute idea which was something everyone could use too. I even bought one as a sample and it makes my lips feel amazing. I love supporting small companies. 

FLASHY LIGHTS: These seem to be the ‘in’ thing at weddings at the moment. There were a few companies which offered big lettering that lights up and sparkly lights for the dance floor and walls. These are an added bonus to a wedding in my opinion but they did look beautiful on the photos. 

There were also many stalls offering decorations with loads of different themes, lots of cars you can hire, cakes in all different shapes and sizes and companies that make personalised rings. It was a really great event that I thoroughly enjoyed! I can’t wait to go to my next one with my friends.. 

Have you been to any wedding fayres recently? I’d love to know of any new and unique things you found! Let me know below.. 

If you haven’t been to a wedding Fayre and you are getting married soon, go to one near you as soon as you can; You will leave feeling inspired and incredibly happy, I can promise you that! 

Emily Jane xo

*image is not my own: from google images. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures! 

Being happy never goes out of style.

I am a massive lover of all social media, regrettably I spend a lot of my time reading through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and this week everyone seems to be on a real downer! I personally think it’s because it’s the end of January; there’s not much is going on, it’s miserable weather and everyone is waiting for pay day to come round as they are all scraping by this month, after the festivities. It’s what every January seems to be like! So I thought I would try and share some of my positive thinking in hope it can help some people out ☺️ this weeks Sunday quote is.. 

‘Being happy never goes out of style’ – Perfect right?!

I found this quote on Pinterest earlier this week and loved it. I instantly shared it on my Instagram as I couldn’t think of anything more true! One of my new year resolutions this year is to try and think positive about every situation thrown my way, in hope that I will be a much happier and positive person. 

I learnt at the end of last year that being happy is really a choice. We may not think it but we can choose how we react to a certain situation. Yes sometimes awful things happen, but it is important to try your best to look on the positive side of what’s happened. It will help you to be happier and eventually help you through what’s gone wrong. 

It is SO important to be happy. To be happy in what you are doing, happy with the people around you, just generally happy with yourself is a really great gift. And guess what, being happy never goes out of style! Everyone loves a happy person, everyone wants to be around a person that is happy, well I reckon the majority of people do! I always enjoy a happy persons company, happiness always spreads too which I love. 

Let’s try our hardest to be happy this week. Make sure everything we do is positive and enjoy everything that we do! 

Have a great week..
Emily Jane xoxo

Reflection on 2016.

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to 2017!! I hope that this is going to be a great year for everyone. I’m feeling super positive and super excited for new beginnings and adventures. I can’t wait to find out what 2017 brings. Before I get into talking about what I hope to achieve in 2017, I thought it would be nice to reflect on 2016 and see what I managed to accomplish. I gave myself a week off blogging after completing BLOGMAS but I’m back and ready to write, write, write! I had a great Christmas week and loved celebrating with family. I was very spoilt and can’t wait to share with you the gifts I received. So time to say goodbye to 2016..

I actually managed to stick to the majority of my New Year Resolutions I set myself last year but I also achieved a few things I never thought I would, especially last year when I wasn’t at my best.

New love for reading – I used to HATE reading, and it annoyed me. I wanted to be able to sit down and relax with a good book for years but I never could. I used to read a couple of pages and then fall asleep!! I tried and tired for years and was never successful but in 2016 my luck changed! I had NEVER completed one book! (Dreadful I know) But in 2016 I actually managed to finish 12 books. I know that may not be a lot to most people but it’s a real achievement for me. I’m super proud of myself and I am loving my new found love for reading.

Lost a STONE in weight – This is something again that I have wanted to achieve for a while. I started to consider my weight towards the end of 2016. It took me 4 months but I actually lost a stone and I look forward to the rest of my weight loss journey. Everyone says it but I will be healthier in 2017, I’m going in the right direction.

Been in my job a year – I love my Job at Emmerdale and I have now been there for over a year. I’m so glad I have found something that I absolutely love and actually want to get up for in a morning!

Lots of blogging – I have actually managed to blog nearly a 100 times in the past year and I am so proud of that. I promised myself this time last year that I would continue to build my blog and I actually stuck to it, and I LOVE it.

Kept a diary all year – This was something I wanted to try, to try and help me remember specially moments throughout the year. I personally think it is a great task to write down what you are thinking to help with your personal development. I love having a good read of my thoughts from time to time and I have enjoyed writing everyday. I would say my writing has improved massively too and this is something I want to develop even more in the new year, in new ways.

Managed to Start my Savings – It may only be a very very small amount but I’ve started and I will continue so that’s got to mean something right?! Ha!

Went abroad alone for the first time. – This is something that made me extremely proud of myself. I never thought I would have the confidence to do it and you know what I am so happy I did. I had the best time!!

I did achieve a few other personal things that I won’t bore you with but overall I am so proud of how I’ve developed as a person and achieved what I wanted last year. There are however a few things I feel I need to improve on, looking back at last year..

Make more time for family and friends – I worked A LOT last year, it’s all I did with my time. I was living to work and didn’t spare the time to do things I love. I will improve this year, as family and friends are so important.

Learn Photography – I bought a camera last year and only used it a fair few times. I want to take the time to learn more about photography and visit new places to practise.

Travel more – I am always researching places around the world and promise myself I will go out there and visit the places I have found. But again, work took over last year and I never had any time. Something I really really want to work on.

2016 was a challenging year for me personally but I also had some of the best times with family and friends. There’s always good and bad in every year and I can only learn from what I was faced with in 2016. I’m feeling super postive and excited for what the new year will bring. I have so much to look forward too aswell. Here’s too a fantastic 2017!!


Emily Jane xo