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Westmorland Gazette's wedding fair hailed 'best one yet'
CHAUFFEURS in top hats and a harpist welcomed bridal parties to another hugely successful Kendal wedding fair.
The event, held at the Stonecross Manor Hotel and organised by The Westmorland Gazette, provided a catwalk extravaganza of wedding gowns, plus the chance to see a range of wedding products and services from many exhibitors.
Organiser Trudi Allan, from the Gazette, said: "It is absolutely fabulous, and I think the best one yet. It’s great that it’s so busy and there is a whole array of bridal shop products on show.”
As well as the traditional cakes, dresses and accessories to decide on, there were some more alternative ideas - like installing a photobooth for guests to don props and create some more original wedding photographs, or hiring a 1940s style ice cream tricycle.
Florist Katie Robinson, who runs Made in Flowers based in Frothimoon, Kendal, said: “It is the first time I have been to this fair and lovely to see it so busy.
“I love weddings, they are my passion within the business and it is great to be a part of the couples’ special day.”
Agi Green, owner of Elegance Cakes based in Ambleside, moved her business from London seven months ago.
She said: “The fair has been very well organised and it is really encouraging so far. Knowing so many weddings take place in the Lake District it is a great to place to be.”
Bride-to-be Dawn Hardman said she was almost ready for her big day next May, and was just looking for some last details at the fair like invitations and favours.
Claire Otway, planning a low-key wedding next September, said: “It is lovely to come and see all the ideas.”