SUNSHINE COAST BRIDAL SHOWCASE - JANUARY EXPO 2017

SUNSHINE COAST BRIDAL SHOWCASE

 Courtney and Ryan's wedding. ceremony: Casurina Gardens, Noosa. reception: On the Beach, Noosa. photography: images by Lou O'Brien Elope to Noosa www.imagesbylouobrien.com
wedding expo line

SUNSHINE COAST'S BIGGEST AND BEST WEDDING EXPO

Last weekend was HUGE!  Julie-Ann and her team from Cloud Nine Weddings hosted another successful wedding expo at Novotel Twin Waters Resort at Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast. There were over 100 wedding suppliers on show from wedding flowers to celebrants to decorators and of course photographers.  

Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer

This show I went for a 'Glam Australiana' styled stand with native young gum leaves and blossoming gum nuts set on a gold sequin backdrop.  From 10am to 4pm I manned my stand and spoke to more Brides and Grooms then I can count.  Even though I was on my feet all day, the time flew by.

 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Lou O'Brien from images by Lou O'Brien.  www.imagesbylouobrien.com

I launched The Tiffany Collection wedding photography package at the show to a great response.

wedding expo photography stand
wedding expo fashion parade

There were two fashion parades again this year with beautiful bridal gowns from Ferrari Formalwear and for the men suits by Suits Direct.

The Wedding Green

Outside they set up The Wedding Green with live music, ceremony and reception set ups, catering and other wedding suppliers.

Luxe Tipi
Cloud Nine Weddings decorations

I love the long seating arrangement, I think it encourages  a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Wedding Garden Games on the lawn

There were lawn games for couples to have some fun, Jenga would have to be my favourite.

celebrant Suzanne Riley Annabella

It's always great to be able to catch up with good friends in the wedding industry. Judy from Annabella Chapel, Marriage Celebrant Suzanne Riley and mum and daughter duo Sandi and Ash from Rolling Scissor, were just a few of the gang I got to hang out with.

I had the divine pleasure of being expo neighbours with Lorinda from Ideas in Icing, her cakes are to die for!  I got to take these little gems home with me.

Ideas in Icing wedding cake

This year at the expo, one lucky couple got to win The Ultimate Essentials Package valued at over $15,000.  As part of the package, I gave away a Rock the Frock photo shoot to the lucky winners, who were Angela and Steven, congrats!

Rock the Frock photography

All in all it was a great day for everyone and I'm looking forward to the next onecome winter this year.