Bellissimo presents The Lifestyle and Wedding Show at The Italian Villa 2011


After two busy days of beach weddings, it was time to host our annual Lifestyle and Wedding Show at the stunning Italian Villa at Compton Acres in Canford Cliffs.

This ever popular venue came alive with over 45 of the highest quality exhibitors on Sunday for what is one of the most highly anticipated wedding shows of the season. With over 400 guests through the doors last year this was going to be a busy day!
And sure enough as the clock struck 11am, there was a queue of brides to be and their families waiting to come and see what fantastic stands we had set up for them this year. The Bellissimo team were ready and waiting, with goody bags to give out to all our lovely brides to be, which included yummy cupcakes courtesy of  Lisa Notley who also had a stand where our guests could sample her amazing baking. We were lucky enough to have a taste of both the carrot and the chocolate cake – well there have to be perks of the job and ladies love cake don’t they!

The Bellissimo Team at the Italian Villa 
We had stands over two floors, in the Medici and Verona Suites, and guests were treated to a wide selection of exhibitors to talk to including, accessories, styling, stationery, florists, photographers, musicians and many many more.

There were two fabulous fashion shows which took place in the Sienna Suite and featured stunning bridal collections from Exquisite Bridal and Calm Amongst the Chaos and a range of gorgeous footwear from Shoe Devotion. Ina of Ina Halsor Photography took so many wonderful photos…here’s a sneak preview! Have a look at our Facebook page for the full collection…
All images courtesy of Ina Halsor Photography

We were treated to wonderful performances by Katie Francesca and Jay T Singers prior to each show and one lucky couple won a wedding at The Villa in our prize draw. Congratulations to Katrina and Andy who won and will be getting married next year!

The feedback from the show was excellent once again, with plenty of comments from exhibitors and guests on how well organised and well attended the show was.

We had a great day talking to lots of lovely couples, many of whom had already booked their wedding at The Villa, but many of whom were undecided on their venue and had come to see this renowned wedding venue.

If you didn’t get the chance to talk to any of our team on Sunday, please feel free to give us a call on 01202 533014 or email us at for a free, no obligation chat about the planning of your wedding.

Dont forget our next wedding show at the RNLI in Poole will be on Sunday 15th January so put the date in the diary and we’ll see you there!



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