All you need for that special day

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BRIDES-to-be were given everything they need to organise their big day at the Mail’s annual wedding exhibition.

The Mayfair Centre, in Seaton Carew, hosted the event which attracted big crowds.

A total of 27 businesses from in and around Hartlepool showed off their services on an array of stands, with every single aspect of the wedding day covered.

Exclusively Yours, from Wingate, provided the models for two catwalk shows to give brides-to-be the chance to see what they can look like when they walk down the aisle.

Each of the businesses represented at the exhibition kindly agreed to donate a prize for a raffle, with all funds going to the Becky Bell Appeal.

Joanne Spence, media sales manager for Northeast Press, said: “The wedding exhibition takes place twice year, and it is just getting bigger and better.

“There was a great turnout of people and business appeared to be brisk for all of the businesses who took on a stall.

“These exhibitions are ideal for anyone planning a wedding, there was a fantastic range of services and advice on offer and the event was a huge success. “

Event organiser Angie Whitfield added: “Hopefully people will have gone home with a better idea of how to plan their wedding, and we’re already looking forward to next year where we have a similar event planned for March.”

While the main focus was on the brides, the mum’s weren’t forgotten about thanks to Fancy That, who showed off a range of mother-of-the-bride outfits.

Hot Chocolate Fountains sweetened things up by offering visitors a sample of their speciality, while Hartlepool singer Stephanie Lowe – who has a busy diary of weddings – kept the crowds entertained with some popular songs.

And Raby Road-based Feathers and Lace brought even more romance to the occasion by bringing along some doves which can be released at weddings.

l ANYONE who has a winning raffle ticket and has not yet claimed their prize can contact Joanne on (01429) 239324.