Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Sun Inn Wedding Fair.

Do you know why I love my job? Well, there are lots of reasons but launching a venue is made fantastic by all the brilliant Wedding Vendors Festoon endorses. I only ask people to exhibit whom I would use personally and crucially they must be cheerful, happy folk! No moody wedding fair exhibitors here, only those willing to have a 'Smile Off' (as coined by the lovely Claire of Waterbaby Flowers)!

So, as ever, the launch of The Sun Inn Leintwardine as a Wedding and Party venue last Sunday was a cheery affair. The beautiful pub is such a cool place to hold a wedding with original 50's wallpaper in the Victorian parlour and an eco build extension on the back that can seat up to 70 guests on long wooden tables. Up to 100 can be seated in the lovely herb garden under a funky marquee from local chap Rob. Although we are not yet licensed for weddings you could have a Celebrant host your own beautifully crafted ceremony with Awen Clement of Wild Magpie (

The pub has been voted Sawday's Authentic Pub of the Year 2014, which is quite an accolade coming from the highly regarded

The aim of the day was to show locals and guests how the pub may look and function as a Wedding Venue. We had one of the three long trestle tables set up as it may look to seat wedding guests; a Photo Booth in the front parlour room from That Photo Booth Company using the Pub's wallpaper as a backdrop, Omie the make up artist making everyone look beautiful as they walked in, Dresses from award winning The Looking Glass, Bridgnorth, a delicious Hog Roast (available through myself at Festoon), Stationary by the lovely Sam Brett Atkin, and lots of great music from Portlights and Boomdogz. Not to mention these beautiful photos from the super talented Andy Li!

That Photo Booth Company

That Photo Booth Company

Naked Cake available through Festoon

Festoon's decor, all available as part of a package at The Sun

Omie's fab Make Up

Sam Brett Atkin Art


 The brilliant Leintwardine locals Boomdogz

Ruth x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Vintage Pub Weddings!

The beautiful Sun Inn at Leintwardine has been taken over by a local man with some serious vision and passion for authentic, real ale pubs. Steve Illidge is the landlord at Dolphin in Shrewsbury and also the Black Boy in Bridgnorth and is bringing them back to life. The Sun Inn is his third and it has been whispered his big passion. Alistair Sawday has awarded The Sun it's 'Authentic Pub of the Year' award 2014, and once you step inside you will see why.

Faded original vintage wallpaper, wobbly stone floors, a Victorian parlour and a grade 1 listed parlour room that makes The Sun one of the last original parlour pubs in the UK, it looks like no one has set foot in it since the 60's.

Festoon was over the moon when Steve approached us to decorate and bring even more vintage charm into the already fantastic space. So underway is a little project bringing more original furniture, some upcycled pieces, a splash of colour and just a little more love to The Sun.

Festoon appears to be right at home as we will also be launching the pub's new(ish) eco build extension as a wedding and party venue. Think real ale, hog roast, vintage tea parties, bunting, wild flowers and traditional little weddings at great prices. Sunday 16th November 12 till 4 we are having an open day to show off The Sun at it's most lively. Festoon will be decorating the space as a wedding may look, cake & tea will be served on vintage china, Andy Li will be our roaming photographer, a photo booth by That Photobooth Company will be using the vintage wallpaper as a backdrop and Omie Megan Wedding make up artist will be providing free make overs to all! It's going to be a good one!

For any enquiries about using The Sun Inn at Leintwardine as a Wedding venue do contact me

Big Love x