The Wedding Journal Show took over Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast at the weekend and a fantastic time was had by everyone who came along.
Whether exhibitor or visitor, anyone we spoke to throughout the course of the Wedding Journal Show was having a great time.
Our new, improved VIP Lounge sponsored by Victoria Square was in-situ to welcome our VIP guests with special reserved front row seating right in front of the main catwalk stage. The goodie bags were really well received and everyone indulged in the sweet treats and glasses of Prosecco!
2018 Bridal Fashion
On the main stage the catwalk show ran three times daily at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm – as always the crowd were treated to a thoroughly entertaining display by our dancers as they showcased the latest 2018 wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, groomswear and mother-of-the bride occasionwear.
Young Designer of the Year Winner
Cara McAleenan was crowned the 2018 Young Designer of the Year winner. Cara’s beautiful floral gown came out on top with our Judges, international bridal designer Ian Stuart, designer and 2012 winner Gordon Donaldson and Martin Martin from Maureen Martin Models. All of this year’s finalists were deserving of their title and we would like to thank everyone who entered the competition.
Expert Styling Tips
Also on the main stage, award-winning hairdresser Stephen McCusker and celebrity make-up artist Paddy McGurgan took to the stage to share their expert knowledge on bridal hair and beauty with our audience full of beautiful brides!
An Entertaining Weekend
Other entertainment on the day included harpist Rhian Hanson and wedding singer Jamie Brown from CT Entertainment who both took to the stage to entertain the crowds prior to out catwalk shows over the course of the weekend.
100s of Wedding Experts
Whatever our couples were looking for to make their dream day come true, they could find it at the show! With top Irish wedding venues, to far flung destination wedding ideas, honeymoons, wedding cars, stationery, gift list services, dresses, groomswear, cakes, photographers, videographers, room dressers, selfie mirrors and so much more – everything needed to plan the perfect day was under one roof! Plus the show offers meant they were able to get some great savings!
Win a £30,000 Wedding
Last, but not least, we had our Win a £30,000 Wedding live final on stage with QRadio presenters Ibe Sesay and Gareth Stewart which saw Kyle and Kathryn crowned the winners of this once-in-a-lifetime prize! Follow their story with us in the next issue of Ireland’s Wedding Journal!
Don’t miss all of the excitement of the Wedding Journal Show when we do it all over again in September!