Lots to love at Westpoint Wedding Show

Beautiful brides take to the catwalk

Beautiful brides take to the catwalk - Credit: Archant

Jam packed with more than 170 wedding suppliers, live musical entertainment and three spectactular catwalk shows, The Westpoint Wedding Show is the place to be for brides-to-be this October

Not just for brides! The grooms are looking good all suited up

Not just for brides! The grooms are looking good all suited up - Credit: Archant

Bride: The Wedding Show comes to Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on October 8 and 9 and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The South West’s finest bridal celebration will host more than 170 wedding suppliers, a marquee of wedding transport, and three sensational choreographed catwalk shows each day. There’s entertainment from Blue Lion Band, FullyFunctional, Steve Dott Sings, The Kingsmen barbershop harmony chorus, Frank Capri and magician Dan Brazier, and a dedicated vintage inspiration area with gowns, millinery, stationery, favours, a camper van photobooth, cakes, gifts and The Cowlick Creamery’s vintage bike serving ice-cream made to a flavour of your choice.

Westpoint Wedding Show is a great day out for brides-to-be with family and friends

Westpoint Wedding Show is a great day out for brides-to-be with family and friends - Credit: Archant

The catwalk show – worth the entry ticket price alone – will have the crowd cheering and clapping with gorgeous gowns, beautiful models, great tunes, and lots of antics from the boys… This is the place to get inspiration for your wedding dresses, groomswear, guestwear and bridesmaids’ gowns. The line-up includes Sassi Holford, Te Amo Brides, The Ivory Secret, Jane’s of Torquay, Serenity, Kate Walker Bridal, John Lewis, Moss Hire, Youngs Hire and Jonathan Hawkes.

All this, plus lots of exclusive show deals, competitions and samples, a stylish café provided by Posh Nosh, and a champagne bar.

The region’s finest wedding experts are on hand, eager to talk over your wedding plans, whether you’re looking for the big items for your big day or the final touches. Businesses exhibiting range from cakemakers, venues, make-up and hair specialists, photographers and dress designers to stationers, florists, entertainers and caterers – in fact everything you need to plan your perfect day.

Bespoke china, and many other beautiful pieces, for table decorations at your wedding

Bespoke china, and many other beautiful pieces, for table decorations at your wedding - Credit: Archant

Becky Cuming, director of Crafty Cakes of Cowick Street, Exeter says: “We have exhibited at the Westpoint wedding show for many years now. It is the undoubted jewel in the crown of the region’s wedding show calendar. From the variety and quality of suppliers to the venue set-up, décor and ambience created it is clearly as outstanding as anything you will see in London and the South East.”

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Heidi Watson of show organiser Archant Bride says: “Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena is a fabulous day out for brides-to-be, their friends and family. It’s a great way to meet South West wedding professionals who pride themselves on excellence and friendliness and who make a bride’s dreams come true. You can see their products and services at first hand and talk to them so you know they’re the right match for your wedding celebrations. It’s the perfect way to plan your perfect day…”

Bride: The Wedding Show is at Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on October 8 and 9, 2016, from 10am-4pm.

Tickets cost £5 each or £15 for a group of four in advance from theweddingshow.co.uk/westpoint-wedding-show. Tickets are £7.50 each on the day.

The first 100 brides through the doors on each day of the show receive a goody bag of samples and visitors can pick up a free South West Bride magazine, plus a show guide. Anyone who registers for advance show tickets will have the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a return flight for two from Exeter Airport to Alicante with Flybe – make sure you tick the box to enter.

The event returns to Westpoint Arena in 2017 when for the first time there will also be a spring Bride: The Wedding Show, on March 25 and 26.

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