Eight years ago the Gay Wedding Show was born in Brighton and every year it has proven a huge success.
Yesterday the show was embraced at its new home the lavish De Vere Grand reaching a new level of style and status for our 2011 finale after the London, Cardiff and Manchester shows.
45 amazing exhibitors coloured the room with sights, sounds, tastes and fun.
Couples were presented with some WOW factors including honey, cookies, stylish cakes and designer rings.
On show were suppliers and venues that truly value and respect same-sex couples from stunning venues to photographers, from travel and cruises to beautiful clothes.
Gino Meriano founder of the Gay Wedding Show commented “Over 567 people graced the show between 12 and 4.40pm and were treated to a welcome glass of Lambrini bubbles, the new issue of our Pink Weddings Magazine and one of the most vibrant, colorful and exciting shows we have seen in Brighton to date.”
Gino added, “The team including myself are very proud. We have a niche market and one that can no longer be ignored with the 2010 market being estimated at around £55 million of new wedding market. We’re seeing the market grow and companies finally realising that it’s not about jumping on the band-wagon for the so called pink pound but rather about demonstrating their true commitment to inclusivity for gay couples and their families.”
The dressed and gorgeous ceremony room opened its doors to two stylish example ceremonies from Brighton & Hove Register Office, while Elvis Schmelvis rocked the couples’ exit.
A magician amazed our couples and our hostess Fonda Cox was dressed for the day and created a VIBE like no other that made the Gay Wedding Show one of the most talked about wedding shows nationally.
The Gay Wedding Show were proud to have Lambrini and Co-operative Funeralcare as sponsors for the 2011 shows and The Grand Hotel as sponsor of the Brighton Show.
While the team may try to relax for a couple of weeks, believe it or not we’re already seeing an increased to high demand for our 2012 dates
Be sure to see some moments caught on camera and join the chatter on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GayWeddingShow