Wedding Exhibition – The Menzies East Cliff Court Hotel – Sunday 2nd October 2011


With wedding season drawing to a close, wedding fayre season is upon us, so on Sunday 2nd October, Bellissimo Weddings hosted our first show of the season at the Menzies Eastcliff Court Hotel on Bournemouth’s beautiful Eastcliff. And what a day to have chosen! It was nearly 30 degrees and the beach was absolutely packed! But luckily we had some determined brides-to-be that despite the glorious weather turned out to come and see what we had on offer. I did notice a few bikinis poking out of dresses though! And one couple even arrived with their beach towels under their arms!

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Our guests were treated to a glass of bubbly and some delicious canapés on arrival courtesy of the hotel and then were free to wander around where all our exhibitors were on hand to talk to our brides-to-be about their wedding plans.
We were lucky enough to have FourT4 Photography take photos of the day and all the photos you see in this blog have been taken by Jon himself. Jon is a fantastic, very professional and unobtrusive wedding photographer who covers weddings, civil ceremonies and events around Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Jon’s stand

We had three suites full of exhibitors so guests had plenty to see…

In the Ocean View Suite, Cake Cucina had the most amazing cakes and cupcakes on display…

All courtesy of FourT4 Photography
…and in the Garden Suite Simply Love Vintage displayed a selection of their fabulous range of vintage crockery, china, and vintage inspired accessories. They are available to hire for your wedding or event and add the finishing touches to your vintage themed day! 
Courtesy of FourT4 Photography
Flaura Boutique had created some gorgeous bouquets for the day, which were used by the models in the fashion shows…
Courtesy of FourT4 Photography
The fashion shows featured some absolutely stunning dresses by Bliss Bridal, Christchurch showed off by the five gorgeous models, Emma-Jayne, Sasha, Lauren, Anita and Julie. Bliss Bridal showcased bridesmaids and guests dresses as well as brides dresses to give brides-to-be and their guests some food for thought on what to wear on the big day. The models hair was expertly coiffed by Laura at Hair by Laura and the make up beautifully applied by Tara Sanger.

 All courtesy of FourT4 Photography
We didn’t forget about the males of the wedding party either and Gibb Menswear of Southbourne were on hand to offer the men some style tips too!

At the entrance to the hotel we had a wonderful vintage car supplied by All Aspects Wedding Services which looked gleaming in the Bournemouth sunshine!

So an all round successful wedding show and if you like what you see and would like to attend or exhibit at a Bellissimo Wedding Show, please contact Melanie or Natasha on 01202 533014 or email us at

And don’t forget that the next show is the Wedding and Lifestyle Show at The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Poole on Sunday 30th October between 11am and 4pm.

See you there!



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