On Saturday 11 February, 11am-3pm, the former Ilkley Deanery hosted a Wedding Fayre at St Margaret’s Church Ilkley. It was a good day, with over 30 exhibitors present, ranging from large letters in lights to cheese, wedding dresses and grooms wear to bunting and jewellery to travel agents.
The exhibits included two from the Deanery, advertising Marriage Preparation and also publicising weddings in our Churches. Lots of people attended, the first fifty groups through the door receiving a goody bag of vouchers and freebies. There was free prosecco and beer, with music provided by a string quartet, a saxophonist and a guitarist throughout the day. At 1pm there was a catwalk of wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses and also a hatwalk!
The organisers would like to thank all the volunteers who made the day possible and who helped the exhibitors and those who attended the fayre feel welcomed and at ease.