Plymouth wedding show a big hit with record numbers
MARRIAGE is more popular than ever, says Westcountry Wedding Show organiser Gemma Mulcahy.
"Some people have claimed that 2013 is unlucky but there was no evidence at the Plymouth Pavilions," Gemma said yesterday.
"We've had record numbers through the doors for this year's Westcountry Wedding Show."
About 1,200 people attended yesterday to see j 100 exhibitors, making it the biggest wedding show in the region.
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As well as the main stage catwalk show, there were new mini-catwalk events.
Four live music acts entertained the crowds – Black Diamonds, V8, Jessica and the Rabbits, and Gez Thomas.
The main stage catwalk show had displays of designer outfits for the whole wedding party, including menswear, bridesmaids and flower girls from The Ivory Tower, The Wedding Company, Prudence Gowns, Perfection Bridal and Menswear, Jane's of Torquay and Bella Bella Bridal Wear.
Gemma said the flower girls stole the show, earning a big "Aah" from the audience.
A cocktail bar and hog roast, new this year, kept visitors fed and watered.
The show, organised by The Herald and the Western Morning News, gave people planning their own perfect weddings the chance to find out where to get everything from flowers to photographers.
Wedding cars were parked bumper-to-bumper outside the venue.
Gemma said: "It is a really good feeling.
"It is always a buzzing atmosphere, because you have so many couples who are happy and in love.
"People come from all over the South West, but mostly from around Plymouth."
Visitors also had a chance to enter The Herald's "Win a Dream Wedding" competition.
Entries can be submitted online, before the deadline at noon on Monday, March 11.
See Page 24 for full details of how to enter.