With it’s central Brisbane location at City Hall, close to some exceptional bridal shopping opportunities and great eateries around Queen Street, the Ideal Bride expo could be the perfect place to get your besties together for some serious planning.
City Hall certainly is a spectacular venue, with it’s cavernous circular chamber lending elegance and old world sophistication to any event. The Ideal Bride team are always welcoming and have invested in state of the art technology to assist your planning, starting with tablet driven registration forms and scannable tickets to enable you to register interest with exhibitors.
There were a wide range of suppliers to choose from, and a real mix of styles, from shabby chic to elegant modern.
Our main interest, of course, was the fashion parade, which kicked off very promptly and presented by the personable Courtney Thorpe, 2014 Miss World Australia. The show featured two of Brisbane’s well known wedding gown designers, Elizabeth de Varga and Jordana Regan, who have featured at MBFF in the past, as well as a several other labels, including JK Couture Designs, Hills in Hollywood and A Formal Affair, in front of a full audience.
The boys livened things up for the crowd with a little bit of personality showing though, but the most applause was reserved for the young children in flower-girl and page-boy outfits.
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Sunday 17th May 2015
Mecure Gold Coast Resort
Looking for wedding inspiration from talented suppliers? Then visit our stand on the Gold Coast today.
Thanks to Alysia at Celebrations by Alysia, our stand looks absolutely outstanding!
Here’s a sneaky peek of what you can see today.
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So what’s with the weather Brisbane? With Autumn throwing some unexpected weather events into the mix, we finally got the chance to attend The Wedding Arcade’s latest event. Held in the industrial setting of the old Peters Ice Cream factory in the heart of eclectic West End. This was the hottest ticket for brides-to-be this weekend, offering in depth planning advice and workshops as well as the opportunity to meet some of Brisbane’s best vendors. The old factory certainly made for a unique backdrop for the event, which was transformed with stylish settings from several event planners and some clever stalls from the suppliers.
When Freddie Met Lilly hosted a session on bridal fashions, with several models looking stunning in the gowns and suits. The grooms weren’t neglected either, with a Grooms Room close to the display of wedding transport that was offering a chill-out zone for the guys with a whiskey bar and comfy sofas if the boys needed a break.
Another innovation was the chefs table, which offered patrons a chance to enjoy a range of delectable dishes from a range of catering suppliers. Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular at Weddings and they were well represented too with a range a unique vehicles offering a selection of cuisine options.
The event was certainly popular, and although the weather didn’t play ball all the time this was a very different type of expo that allowed brides and grooms to dig a little deeper into the planning process and have time to talk to the vendors they wanted without the usual push and shove of some of the larger expos.
Photo Credit: Masterpieces Photography + Video
Have an upcoming bridal expo, open day or event?
Then head over to our website to register your event. Enter your details, and we will add your bridal event to our page. Events that are eligible include wedding expos, wedding fairs, wedding open days, and fashion parades. If you have any queries, then just email us with your questions.
Looking for some bridal inspiration this weekend?
Head over to the Hamilton Hotel for their Open Day for your fill of wedding inspiration.
A range of wedding professionals will be there to answer your questions, and show off their gorgeous products and skills.
Where: Hamilton Hotel – 442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
When: Sunday 27th July 2014, 11am – 4pm