Bangalow bridal fair on this Sunday
THE Bangalow A&I Hall is the exciting new location for the Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise's annual Bridal and Events Fair this weekend.
For the last 10 years the fair has been held in Goonellabah - but this year the club has opted to hold two events - with the first in Bangalow.
Featuring 43 exhibitors showcasing every imaginable element of what it takes to put on a memorable event, the fair is a one-stop shop inspiration and ideas for anyone planning an occasion.
If you want inspiration of a elegant style, look no further than High Tea Ladies' Glenda Ramsbotham.
High Tea Ladies offers all the decor, trimmings, delectable edibles, tea, and fine China associated with the classic Victorian high tea for up to 100 people.
"It brings back a touch of elegance to an event, sitting back and have a cup of tea and a chat," Ms Ramsbotham said.
"We provide everything but the tables and the chairs."
The fair's fashion parades, always a highlight, start at noon with Mary Vidler Bridal Gowns, famous for elegant and beautiful clothes for all ages.
Then at 1.30 pm My Tailoress' Julia Taranto will also showcase her exquisite garments in her own parade.
Plenty of prizes are on offer at the fair, including three hours of wedding car hire from Byron Bay Luxury Transfers, hundreds of dollars in vouchers from Richard Windeyer Photography, Mary Vidler Bridal, and Juke-Box Jives.
A long-time volunteer for the Rotary Fair, Josephine Saunders, said keeping numbers of exhibitors limited in each category allows all categories of event suppliers to be represented.
"These suppliers are chosen as the cream of the crop," Ms Saunders said, "so there is no need to have too many more exhibitors of the same category."
"It is about quality, not quantity and this saves confusion of choice on the part of the visitors to the fair."
The event is expected to raise more than $8000 to donate to the club's chosen recipients which are diverse as malaria assistance to Papua New Guinea, water wells in Africa, to local organisations including Heartfelt House and the Lismore Women's Health Centre.
President of the club Andrew Heap also thanks the strong support from the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce in supporting the event, and the Bangalow Men's Shed.