The Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast once again opened it’s doors to the Wedding Journal Show and it was undeniably a fantastic day out for any prospective couples getting married.
The sheer number of exhibitors in attendance was unbelievable, catering for literally every single aspect of your wedding. From cars, to stationery, to music and entertainment, quirky and unique attractions, mobile bars, ice-cream carts, right down to of course the perfect dress, meant this really was an incredible one stop shop whatever your wishes and desires may be.
If you have never been to a Wedding Show before, picture the most extravagant luxury wedding scene in a movie and with lots of flowers, bows, sparkly and pretty things, every vendor dressed to their Sunday best, gorgeous models swanning around in elegant princess gowns, a VIP lounge offering prosecco, cake and pastries to sample, runway shows showcasing the latest dresses and suits, I mean the list is endless it really is a wedding wonderland and for a few hours I felt like I was in the happiest, most magical place in a Disney princess land minus a Prince Charming!
It really is spectacularly put together by the Wedding Journal Show and Penton Publications, who very kindly collaborated with me to run a competition for my lovely readers to win tickets for the event and they invited me along as well.
Below are just some of the standout vendors and suppliers that I felt just had that little bit more magic and uniqueness to offer a couple on their most magical day together.
For that perfect dress I would say hands down the collections from Divinity Bridal offered a variety of dresses any bride would be gushing over. They all had such high end fabrics, intricate beading and delicate lacework fit for a princess bride and Shellie Watson from Divinity Bridal and her staff where just absolutely charming and very attentive you will be in very good hands. Below are featured just a few of the incredible dresses available.
Also I felt that Debenhams Bridal really offered some beautiful ready to wear dresses.
Bridal wear from Debenhams
Of course no wedding would be complete without a dream location for the reception, and whether you are looking for an intimate setting, extravagant or traditional, there where so many of the UK and Ireland’s finest hotels on hand showing off their stunning hotels and surroundings, whether it would be a lakeside resort, castle, countryside manor set in sprawling private gardens, there where so many choices whatever your tastes and you could be assured that they could make your day the most memorable. Featured below are just some of those beautiful locations.
Ciara and Ciaran where on hand from the stunning Farnham Estate to talk about the incredible Golf & Spa Resort and it really does offer the home of dream weddings, your own corner of Eden as they promise
Crowne Plaza Belfast had a beautiful table display which was just a taste for how they put it Beautiful, Opulent and Uniquely Yours
Roe Park had an enchanting display with flower wall which would look so elegant and fairytale like in their incredible surroundings
Lough Erne with their stunning grounds and exquisite table settings truly will offer you and enchanted wedding
Galgorm Resort & Spa offer stunning surroundings and with their newly refurbished Spa it is definitely a incredible location and they have their Autumn Bridal Showcase on Sunday 22nd October and they will be offering £1000 discount for new bookings!
Hugh McCann’s offering an alternative intimate setting at the Mourne Mountains for your special occasion
The Little Extras…..
To make your wedding so special and tailor made and one that your guests will never forget they will really appreciate the little personal touches and the wedding show did not disappoint with the sheer variety of vendors offering just that. From quaint little bars, roulette, to wedding favours, entertainment, vintage car hire to even a princess carriage the hardest part would be picking them. I just had to share some of my favourites.
Sharon from Innocent Chaos and just some of the beautiful headpieces and bouquets that they have to offer, so elegant pieces and not to mention incredibly friendly staff you should definitely have a look at their website
Charm had absolutely beautiful invitations and card place settings
Letters in Lights NI
The incredible Paddy McGurgan from Makeup Pro Store was there with his team desmonstrating key bridal makeup looks
Perfect Day Print where another vendor that caught my eye with their beautiful invitations and lovely friendly staff
The sample’s from Gemmas Cakes litrally melted in your mouth
The Cake Pantry offering incredible unique cakes
The Genoa Cart offering something different to entertain your guests
Mairead from Sliabh Mor Dental Care was there to tell brides about the incredible Dental Spa Day packages they have available to get those beautiful sparkling pearly white teeth photo ready
Last but not least it wouldn’t be quite complete without someone there to capture your beautiful day and where there are literally hundreds of photographers out there it really comes down to one you are happy with. Work out the style you want and find a photographer who has captured that in their portfolios. Out of everyone on the day the one that I found captured my eye with their photos on display and something unique to offer was Digital Bride. They where very friendly, approachable and interacted very well with all the couples enquiring about their services.
If you still are baffled about who to go with why not issue all your guests with disposable cameras and ask them to take photos throughout the day, this will give you so many natural photos of your day and you could also create an online photo album and get your guests to upload any photos taken on their phones of the day.
One of my beautiful completion winners for tickets to the show having fun
I really hope you enjoyed my review of the Wedding Journal Show, it was an amazing day out and I can’t wait to next year. Good Luck Brides & Grooms with all your wedding planning.
Special thanks to the Wee Tram for our transport to and from the Show and also the very informative tour of the titanic surroundings and to Penton Publications for collaborating with me once again.