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February
2014

Happily Ever After Bridal Fair 2014

Posted in Blog, Decorating Inspiration, Flowers, Happily Ever After Bridal Fair, Hints & Tips, Photographer, Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie Weddings, Reception Venues - Port Macquarie, Wedding Cakes - Port Macquarie, Wedding Events & Expos, Weddings

Well its that time of year again where we start to prepare for our annual Happily Ever After Bridal Fair that is to be held Saturday 19th July at the Wauchope Showground Hall, Wauchope between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00pm. Below is a bit about the bridal fair and what to expect as well as some pics from last year! The themes for our ceremony and reception set ups will be announced in the coming weeks as they are that special they will need their own blog! We look forward sharing the lead up to the bridal fair with you so follow our blog and our facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest bridal fair information as well as loads of inspiration and ideas.

The Happily Ever After” bridal fair is a unique and creative way for some of the regions best wedding vendors to come together to showcase their work and inspire couples who have or may choose to have their wedding in the Hastings region.

Stepping away from the traditional bridal expo format Happily Ever After follows the latest trend in bridal fairs where guests are invited to attend the event as if it were a real wedding. There will be live music, food and drinks and instead of just one “theme” for the event, there will be several different themes across a number of ceremony and reception set ups – so much to inspire the bride-to-be!

The fair will be divided into 4 interactive experiences:

The Ceremony – just like at a real wedding, you’ll see a bridal party, ceremony styling, flowers and a celebrant.

The Reception – taste the food and wine while perusing the regions most sought after florists, stationers, cake decorators and stylists. Displayed will be an array of decorated reception tables, all uniquely styled.

Styled Exhibitions – your chance to put a face to the name! A number of talented wedding vendors will be promoting their businesses with uniquely styled exhibition stands so you can see, touch, hear and smell all that they have to offer making each exhibition a truly unique and interactive experience.

Wedding Venues to Visit – The experience doesn’t stop once you leave the bridal fair either! A number of the region’s top wedding reception venues will be opening their doors during the day so couples can visit and view their wedding facilities. Brides will be given a map with directions to each of the venues so that once you have had your fill of all that our bridal fair has to offer you can set off on an adventure to find your dream wedding reception all within a short drive from the bridal fair.

Extras – there will also be loads of prizes to be won, give aways, bridal fashions and a free Happily Ever Bridal magazine for each bride.

So now couples, bridal parties, family and friends can all come along, make a day of it and join in the unique experience that is the “Happily Ever After Bridal Fair”.

Some Pics from last year

Bohemian Love Reception Set Up

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Neutral Romantic Reception Set Up

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Rustic Australian Reception Set Up

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Sunny Days Reception Set Up

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Some of last years vendors

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Cakes by Atmosphere Cakes & Lolly Buffets

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Flowers by Sarah J Hudson Flowers & Styling

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Happy Booth Photo Booths

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Photogarpher Melissa Lee

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Glasshouse Flowers

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Trish Jackson Designer Cakes

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Stationery – Wolley.com

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Curly Tree Photography

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Little Glimpses Photography

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North Coast Weddings Magazine

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Nic Donohoe Photography