Blog Yorkshire's 1st Event | Organising and the Day

Monday, July 14, 2014

So the about 6 weeks ago I decided I would do my 1st bloggers meet. I asked around and decided on Leeds as the destination. My hat goes off to anyone who has organised meets in the past I didn't realise how much hard work goes into them.

Before I even tweeted about the meet I knew what I wanted to do. I have been to lots of meets in the past in which I had hardly spoke to people because I didn't know who they were until I got home later that night to see people on twitter talking about the event and I didn't even know they were there. I knew I wanted to have someway of reconising people by their twitter pictures as Lets be honest not many of us look like ours, I know mine is always a highly edited one that I when I have changed it that much it finally doesn't look an ounce like me anymore and I think wow I look ok! 

I came up with the lanyard Idea and thought a festival theme would fit right in with this so off I went with the planning. I would like to say a big thank you to Keli at Kels Kurls for making them from my not so amazing prototypes. 

Bloggers Meet

I went to see a few venues and decided on Revolution Call Lane. I then got contacting all the brands and I have to say I was blown away by the response I got. Then 5 weeks ago I got talking to Faith from musicandeyeliner and over a Starbucks coffee Blog Yorkshire was born. 

The day came around quick and my house began filling up with boxes. Faith was also busy calling PR companies which led to some amazing brands coming on the day. 

bloggers meet

On the day I struggled down stairs with the 44 Goodie bags and got my partner to squeeze them all into our car along with lots of prizes for the Charity Raffle.  Me and Faith was at the venue for just after 10.30 and started the preparation closely followed by Keli. 

Blog Meet

The day was Amazing I just wish I had more time to mingle. I stood on front greeting everyone and giving them their lanyard and Blog Yorkshire wrist band in true festival style. House of Fraser  also provided little goodie bags which were fantastic which were giving on arrival too.

Bloggers Meet

Bloggers Meet

We started the day off with a little Introdution and then let everyone go visit the brands.

Bloggers Meet

Bloggers Meet

Snacks were provided by Jelly Belly and Urban Fruit. Faith PR also sent some mouth watering Macaroons. We also provided Jugs of fruit infused water and I made some Vanilla/lemon and choc/vanilla cupcakes. 

Bloggers Meet

Bloggers Meet

Bloggers Meet

We played the cotton Ball Challenge which was sponsored by The City Rack a fashion-forward on-line retail store selling clothing at affordable prices.



Espa did a little introduction to the brand followed by skincare consultations and hand massages. I have to say I am in love with their products and was so happy to have them as part of the day as our Skincare brand.  The girls were so helpful and approachable and was giving out their own generous goodie bags (I will do a follow up post on this).

Bloggers Meet

Pastile Nail Bar were offering speedy Mani's and I was guttered I didnt get chance to get my own but I won a £20 gift voucher in the Charity Raffle so will be getting one soon. 

Bloggers Meet

Country Attire bought endless amounts of fun to the day with a game of Welly Croquet with the chance to win a Pair of Hunter Wellies (ooooo). The also gave out the most amazing Festival theme goodie bags.

Bloggers Meet

Bloggers Meet

Quiz Clothing came and did a style challenge giving people the chance to win a £50 voucher. What a brilliant prize and the beautiful Rebecca from http://queenbeady.com/ won this. 

Blogger Meet

Allertons where also there on the day doing festival and dry hairstyle and Tom from Rock Pamper Scissors was giving out amazing advise. 

The very beautiful Georgina Grogan from shemightbeloved.com was giving beautiful makeover throughout the day and people left her table feeling very happy.

Last but not least were Wynsor Shoes who provided the cutest goodie bags I especially liked the little dibdab lolly in the shape of a foot. The foot cushion will also come in good use for nights out as I always forget to buy these. 

Bloggers Meet

We ended the day with a Charity Raffle in aid of the British Heart foundation and I am very chuffed to say we raised £159 with the raffle and my Sky Dive!! 

Bloggers Meet

I would like to thank all the brands for making the day special and Faith and Keli for helping me make it possible. 

Carrieanne xx

Due to me been very busy I had help with photography throughout the day so credit goes to Keli at Kels Kurls and Pete from Plus One Magazine for some of the pictures. 




















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18 comments

  1. This looks amazing, such a unique idea too!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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    1. Thanks Hun I had a really good time organising it x

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  2. This looks like the best event ever!
    Well done on organising such an amazing day.
    I wish I was there
    xx
    http://www.bloglovin.com/adrugstoreaddiction

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    1. Thanks that means a lot. We put a lot of work into it x

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  3. u planned such a interesting event with great turnup
    keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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  4. It was such a wonderful event, so well organised!! Well done again girls xxx

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    1. Thank you so much It honestly means so much to hear it x

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  5. Wow! I am so impressed at all the work you put into this!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I spoke to them and told them what we were about and what I wanted to achieve from the meet. It wasnt just one straight forward email some brands want Stats and a list of attendees x

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  7. This looks amazing! You did such a good job :)

    I'll definitely be at your next event ;)

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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  8. You did an amazingly good job hun, thank you so much for letting me get involved, and thanks for the mention! :) xx

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  9. I wish I could have made it to the event :( It looks amazing! Well done :D

    xoxo
    jessica
    from
    www.thecrownwings.blogspot.com

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Thank you for reading
I read all of my comments and am grateful for each and every one

Lots of Love

Carrieanne xx

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