UKAWP Mix & Mingle London ~ Part 2

UKAWP Mix & Mingle Logo by Gemma Milly

Today I’m back with the second instalment of a two part series covering the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) Mix & Mingle evening that I organised alongside fellow planners Serendipity Weddings and Pretty, Please.

Last week I was honoured to share the beautiful work of the talented Mark from Hang the Moon, who expertly filmed the Mix & Mingle for us.

Today, I’m sharing some supplier love and photos from Babb Photo who kindly captured the evening’s festivities.

So a quick re-cap…

The UKAWP is the leading industry body for professional planners in the UK and provides an invaluable support network for both established and new planners.

Every year the UKAWP holds a social evening across the UK called “Mix and Mingle”. This annual event provides wedding planners and suppliers with the chance to unwind and catch up.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

This year the UKAWP “Mix and Mingle” was held in the Balcony Room at The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe.

With wooden floors and large French windows opening onto a private balcony (with undoubtedly some of the best views of St Paul’s and the River Thames), the Balcony Room was the perfect setting for our evening. The team at The Swan were an absolute dream to work with and went above and beyond to assist us with our plans…

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

From the trays of elderbubbles and nibbles, artisanal cheeses and Borough market breads, to the stunning display of desserts, The Swan really did put on a show with their food.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

For me, the highlight of this had to be their dry ice dessert table which was stacked full of delicious bite sized desserts and sweet treats including petit éclair au chocolates, mini scones, macaroons, rocky road bites, butter cream cupcakes and meringue pies.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

The room was decked out in a colour palette of fuchsia and gold thanks to Pudding Bridge, who provided the sequin table linens for our poseur tables, Gingerlily flowers, who adorned the room with gorgeous fuchsia floral arrangements and Vowed & Amazed, whose illuminated props provided the perfect backdrop for our acoustic band, One Foot in the Groove.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

In addition to Babb Photo and Hang the Moon, Say Fromage were also on hand, with their new gif booth, to capture even more of the evening’s festivities…and for those who weren’t quite ready for their close-up’s, make-up artist Sarah Stacey provided make-overs for some of our guests.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Gemma Milly (who I was fortunate enough to work with on ‘A New Beginning‘) was also in attendance…

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Not only did she provide the UKAWP Mix & Mingle London 2014 customised logo and bespoke calligraphy name badges, she also ran two calligraphy mini-masterclass sessions.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Guests took away a gift bag which contained: gourmet popcorn, chocolate cupcakes by Bliss Bespoke (beautifully packaged by Wrapsody), customised teabags from Victoria Mae Designs, seed packets from Wildflower Favours, perfume samples from Boxdelux and gift vouchers from beauty therapist Theresa MacLeod and The Perfect Cellar.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

I’d like to say a HUGE thank-you to everyone who attended but especially to everyone who helped make the evening such a success. It was an absolute honour to work with you.

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Katrina Otter Wedding Planner and Stylist UKAWP Mix and Mingle London (c) Babb Photo

Until next time,

Kat x

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