Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Palazzo Versace Wedding Expo - Sunday 31 May 2009

There are certain iconic labelsand brands that just seem to roll off the tongue and Versace is one of the most exclusive of those. Needless to say, when Ideal Bride announced they were to hold the very first bridal expo at the Gold Coast institution that is Palazzo Versace, we put our hand's up and hoped like crazy to be included. With the participants limited to a few of Queensland's very best suppliers in each category, we were lucky enough to be chosen to be involved and headed down to the Gold Coast on the last weekend in May to take part. Having been lucky enough to have been to the hotel on a couple of occasions - only for lunch though :-( we knew it would be good and it certainly didn't disappoint. With the sumptious decor and marble floors, the exhibition space was stunning and we knew it was going to be some event. By the time the doors opened on the sunday word had certainly got around and we were simply overwhelmed by the numbers of people coming through the doors. by the time of the first fashion parade there was barely room to move and everyone was treated to a great show before moving off again to chat to the various exhibitors. We were surprised by how far people had come to see the expo - from the sunshine coast and further afield - I even spoke to someone from Canberra - which is indicative of how important the event actually was for the industry. it never stopped all day and we were still talking to couples as other stalls were being dismantled around us. A truly fantastic event and one we are sure to be at next year, not to mention the RNA event in September. See you all there!!

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