love me do

Fair enough!


The Love me do wedding fair came and went last weekend, preceded by two weeks of crazy working hours and followed by an adrenaline-slump-induced contented weariness.  As a first fair experience, it was a good one.  The other exhibitors were friendly, the atmosphere was light, and the visitors weren't only looking for wedding services, they were also looking for inspiration.  

I wanted a unique way to display my example wedding invitations.  So on Friday, setup day, Hubby and I chopped down some small trees from our fields.  We found birch stumps that he sanded and drilled to fit the trunks.  On rag rugs, they became a homey and woodsy display. Since it is winter, I figured little lace doilies would work as decorations on the branches, emulating snowflakes and bringing a delicate detail to the overall "feel" of the booth.

Apparently fair-goers don't purchase much at the events themselves.  So it remains to be seen in the upcoming months whether brides and grooms get excited about being drawn onto their own wedding invitations in NorsuArt style.  I hope so!

Love me do preparations

NorsuArt will be at the Love me do-fair next weekend at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki.  It's a two-day fanfair with a fashion show and a veritable cornucopia of inspiring ideas for weddings. I went there last year after I had just gotten engaged.

It's interesting to think back a bit, to last November when I was drawing up a business plan, and in the Wedding Services category, there was a bullet for "wedding fairs."  At the time, it was an option, a far-off event that was just part of the planning and brainstorming process.

And now, quite last-minute, it is unfolding in real life! IRL! What it translates to, is a catalyst for fine-tuning my products and getting a lot of work done in a short amount of time!  It is exciting, though, to be doing what I love, getting to meet people and "becoming visible," so to speak.

I will be sharing a booth with Aarography at the fair.  This makes me doubly excited, as I am a great fan of Aaro's work.  Speaking of which, I must dash off to our planning meeting! Au revoir!

Love me do