I had a wonderful night yesterday attending the first Brides Up North Tweetup in Yorkshire and it was a fab turnout.
Normally I would find these sort of gathering daunting because I'm a shy person in social situation. However I felt at complete ease and picked up a load of business cards! I think in total I picked up 19 business cards out of 80 which isn't bad.
The venue was the mansion at Roundhay park it was picturesque! The leaves were only just turning a different colour and the light was warm. And the mansion itself lovely as well I wish I took photos of the place but I was anxious to get started with the networking.The tweetup was in one room but it was fabulously decorated I will have get the pictures off brides up north website.
Of course I had to wear a kimono because I wasn't going to the kdj September meetup. Therefore I wore my favourite polka dot kimono with the added lace and my homemade obi. There was another good reason in wearing a kimono and that was to stand out in the crowd and by god did I!
I'm sorry for the dishevel look but I have been on a 1hr and 20min train journey and I was very tired.
I got talking to a couple of dressmakers who loved my kimono which provided the ice breaker to discuss our business.
It was a shame that I didn't stay over in Leeds because I didn't get a chance to meet everyone. But hopefully I will be able to connect with them twitter in the coming months.
Well done to Julia for organising this wonderful event and I hope in future we will work together.