Virtual wedding fair for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire couples

Coronavirus meant that many weddings were cancelled, and many newly-engaged couples were unable to plan their special day.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 9:40 am

With the announcement that small ceremonies are finally allowed to go ahead this week, engaged couples are tentatively beginning the process of booking their weddings.

However with face-to-face appointments for many services still restricted and traditional wedding fairs a long way off, a Mansfield photographer has decided to collaborate with Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire businesses to bring the wedding fair to engaged couples, via modern technology.

Carrie Austin Photography has organised an online virtual wedding fair on Sunday July 26, where couples will have access to multiple wedding service providers to view their work, ask questions and have access to special offers on the day.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The Virtual Wedding Fayre takes place this Sunday.

Some of the businesses currently involved are Carrie Austin Photography, Henry & George who specialise in vegan wedding favours, Instant Image Photobooth, Gary Norman Skincare and Nicola Marie who is a wedding performer.

Carrie explained: “The wedding industry has really been left on pause and it’s important we are optimistic that weddings will be ‘normal’ again next year.

"It isn’t possible to attend traditional wedding fairs at the moment – the other virtual events I have attended have been successful, so I thought it was worth a try.

“It’s important to promote other services in one place so anyone planning can learn more about other local business without having to search for them.”

Carrie Austin Photography have organised the event alongside a selection of Mansfield and Ashfield businesses.

For more information on the wedding fair, see the event page or via Carrie Austin Photography.


Gary Norman skincare specialises in getting brides and grooms' skin wedding-ready.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you

Nancy Fielder, editor