Bawdon Lodge Spring Showcase 2017
We were super excited when we were asked to be a part of the Spring Showcase at Bawdon Lodge Farm, Leicestershire again this year. The event is held over a number of days and included a styled photoshoot, VIP evening and then the main event itself, the Spring Showcase. Lots of wonderful, talented businesses joined together to create a rather breath-taking event.
Bawdon Lodge Farm is a family run business nestled away in the beautiful Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire. We arrived there just before sunset for their Twilight VIP Social event. Greeted by the wonderful view of the Tipi's and the fascinating entertainers from Helter Skelter Arts.
The Tipi's (Sami Tipi) themselves are stunning but step inside and it really is a feast for your eyes. The styling was a joint venture between a number of local businesses and pulled together by Tickety Boo Events. Hand written calligraphy by the super talented Polly and Me adorned the tables and hung from the ceilings of the tipi. The colour scheme included touches of mustard, grey and pink with lots of wonderful greenery, it was truly stunning.
As it became darker the tipis came into their own. The twinkly lights began to show their full effect and the atmosphere was wonderful. We both wished we could get married all over again (to the same man of course!). Thomas the Caterer served some wonderful canapés including the most delicious meringue shaped mushrooms (yes mushrooms!). The drinks were flowing, (grown up gin being my personal favourite) and the entertainment was on fire (literally).
As we left we felt it would be rude not to have a go in the photo booth caravan! The evidence may or may not follow!!
The main event... The Spring Showcase.
We were fortunate enough to be one of the hand selected small businesses in the pop up shop at the event. Alongside us were the fabulous Yummy Little Cakes, Mi + My, Burleigh's Gin and Polly and Me. The ticket holders were in steady flow throughout the day and they loved to browse the stalls as well as help themselves to the hot chocolate bar! In the main tent it was a hive of activity with show arounds, live entertainment and the option to grab a bite to eat with the wonderful Heidi the van or Peter Pizza's truck. Our personal favourite was the pizza, delicious!!
It was a wonderful day had by all. Can we do it all again next week?