Spring is on the way and and it was a case of all things bride and beautiful for those looking for wedded bliss.
More than 100 shops and traders took stands at a spectacular wedding fayre at the Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre in Kidderminster.
There were bridal gowns and suits for sale or hire, hair and beauty stylists, cake decorators and floral artists showing off their talents as well as bands and singers wanting to impress. To help create the perfect day for every girl’s fantasy there were also toastmasters, beauticians and even vintage Volkswagens as well as limousines on offer.
Whether it was to be a traditional intimate and informal small-scale affair or a truly unique and grand wedding celebration, everyone’s choice was catered for by those taking stands. Love-struck couples in Worcestershire are also being given an even greater choice of fantastic wedding venues with more approved premises around the Wyre Forest district where couples can tie the knot.
There are many fantastic venues across the county that can cater for all types of weddings, civil partnerships or renewal of vows throughout the year. Anyone in the Wyre Forest district looking to say ‘I do’ in the future can find out more through the Worcestershire Registration Service.
Among the venues are many hotels and even stately homes and couples can even walk on the wildside at the West Midland Safari Park.
Tracey Edwards, of Butterflies Bridal, who is a floristry artist from Kidderminster and who took one of the stands at the fayre, said:
“It is obviously a time of the year when couples look to start organising their special ceremonies.
“It can be quite a daunting task, with so many things to remember, but the fayre provided an ideal opportunity for couples to come and find all that they might need under one roof.
“Everyone is expecting a wedding boom as some people were concerned that 2013 might be unlucky so held back until this year to say their vows.
“Everyone at the fayre seemed to be surrounded by quite a crowd interested in what they had to offer.”
Photographer Jon Allen, from Heart Weddings in Kidderminster, is aware of the importance of a record of the happy day and was talking to couples about their requirements.
Bride-to-be Emma Clark, from Kidderminster, looked in on Emma Dandy, on the stand of Frocks N Flowers, who sells bridal growns and flowers and hires gentlemen’s suits, from her base in Lisle Avenue in the town.
Meanwhile, others such as bride-to-be Zoe Gray, from Kidderminster, were taken by the vintage Volkswagens on display, which could be used as the perfect transport for any couple.
A live show rounded off the event.