South West Bride: The Wedding Show Devon

Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena 2016 exhibitors are happy customers

13 Oct 2016

Raving about the show's success, Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena's exhibitors were thrilled at the response from the two-day event 

“The show was absolutely fantastic for us. We had the perfect stand to show off our photobooth and magic mirror, and we left with 40 happy couples booked in. Couldn’t be happier.” Chris Collins, owner, South West Photo Booths

“As a first time exhibitor and new business I was unsure of what to expect at Bride: The Wedding Show. I was overwhelmed with how busy my stand was. I have lots of enquiries to follow up. We even made dress sales at the show which I did not expect.” Sam Brown, owner, Browns of Totnes

“We have exhibited at weddings shows at Westpoint for 20 years but this was the best year ever. It was extremely busy on both Saturday and Sunday. It is one of the best ways for us to show our work to Devon's brides-to-be.” Julie Smith, creative director and senior make-up artist, Changing Faces

“A huge thank you to all those involved with this year’s show. As always, it has been a huge success for us. It no doubt gives us the business that keeps us going for the next 12 months. There is great media coverage and presence within the industry and it’s definitely the go-to wedding show if you’re getting married in the area.” Naomi Thomas, founder, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

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“Yet again, we had a fantastic time at Bride: The Wedding Show. This was our fifth time and it never disappoints. We saw so many excited brides (and grooms) and really enjoyed networking with other suppliers in the industry as well as familiar faces. The show sets us up for the coming year and with over 60 quotes to send out from this show alone, it won't be quiet! Thanks again.” Charlotte Crews, owner, The Cake Lady

"Such a brilliant showcase and an invaluable opportunity to meet my couples face to face. I lost count of the number of couples saying they came to see me as a result of social media and came especially. Fantastic as ever. Thank you." Charlotte Atkinson, owner and artist, Charlotte Atkinson Art

“A fantastic and busy two-day event at Westpoint. Well organised and a pleasure to trade there. We look forward to 2017.” The team at Michael Spiers

“It was amazing, thank you so much.” Julie Sum, Kensa Studios

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“Lovely vibe, lovely people, lovely comments. Thank you for making the weekend so nice.” Nina Dodd, owner and photographer, Nina Dodd Photography

“As always, the show was a brilliant event. Professionally run and very well organised, right down to lunch delivery to our stand. I got a great number of good quality leads. I'm really pleased. Thank you and see you next year.” Marion Frances, owner and photographer, Photography by Marion Frances 

“This year’s Bride: The Wedding Show was fantastic; the organisation and quality of leads was excellent. The catwalk shows were engaging and there was a good mix of different exhibitors.” Kathy Murdoch, managing director, Ocean Kave

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“We loved exhibiting at Westpoint this weekend for Bride: The Wedding Show. We were well looked after by the Archant team from the moment we arrived to them personally assisting us when leaving with our VW Campervan. After a very successful weekend we hope very much to be returning next year.” Naomi Brown, owner, Vintage Camper Booths 

“Once again, Bride: The Wedding Show was so well organised. It always makes life so much easier as an exhibitor. We experienced lots of crowds around our stand and lots of positive feedback. Social media was great too, all of our tweets being retweeted by the organisers. Always a pleasure working with you.” Debbie Vanstone, owner, Mad Cakes

“What an incredible wedding show. We were so excited to launch our new animated hen and stag experiences, Flip Me animated favours and animation booths. We had so much fun introducing brides and grooms to our new animation services, great atmosphere.” Helen Mason, director, Zing Ping Wedding Animation

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“Serious about the wedding industry? Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena. I have just spent a tiring but fun, productive two days showcasing our formal menswear at Jonathan Hawkes Exeter. With the boys on the catwalk a must see.” Nicki Rice, hire manager, Jonathan Hawkes

“It’s our second time exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show and we really enjoyed the show. There was a fabulous buzz surrounding the event and we loved chatting to so many couples about their wedding plans.” Aimée Spencer, director, Rockbeare Manor

''Sweetlands Country Fare & Woodland Weddings again had a huge response from the guests at Bride: The Wedding Show. With such a wide range of exhibits, every bride will have left full of exciting plans and ideas, so thank you to the organisers for putting on such a fantastic event.” Pam Sweeland-Bell, co-owner, Boveys Down Farm

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“Bride: The Wedding Show 2016: vibrant atmosphere and amazing catwalk show which enabled us to showcase our beautiful gowns. We had so many compliments from the lovely brides that we met about our dresses. A very busy couple of days but already looking forward to October, 2017.” Kristine Overd, manageress, Sassi Holford Taunton

“Westpoint has always been a great show for Young’s Hire and continues to exceed our expectations year on year. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.” Chris Burns, head of operations, Young’s Hire

“The 2016 Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint was again what we have now come to expect as a regular exhibitor, where Archant Bride sets itself aside from the crowd with their exceptional planning and execution of this must-see regional wedding show.” Becky Cuming, director, Crafty Cakes

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“I think this was one of the best shows yet. The footfall on Saturday was colossal and we’ve already been swamped with enquiries from eager customers.” Al Findlay, DJ presenter and principle event manager, Your Perfect Night Discos

"This was the second year that I have exhibited at Bride: The Wedding Show and again, it was a well advertised and put together show. I had an amazing day, chatting to lots of excited brides-to-be, emotional mums and dads who just agreed with everything and paid deposits. I can’t wait for the spring show.” Clair Smail, The Secret Garden Bookstore

“The show was well thought out and organised. The footfall seemed to be good on both days and we took some promising leads. Hopefully see you next year.” Jacqueline Shaw, events manager, Trenderway Farm

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“The Kingsmen Harmony Chorus had a stand for the first time at a wedding show. It proved to be a most worthwhile experience in terms of promoting our chorus and attracting interest in our services. We had 92 enquiries and await the results of our follow-up campaign. Archant Bride did an absolutely fantastic job in the set-up and staging of the event.” John Morris, marketing manager, The Kingsmen Harmony Chorus

“We loved every second of the show. Our stand and gowns on the catwalk went down brilliantly, and we have booked lots of appointments. As always, the show was extremely well organised, with varied wedding suppliers and we'll be back in March to do it all again. Many thanks.” Tina Johnson, owner, Te Amo Brides

“We had a wonderfully busy couple of days chatting to lots of excited brides about their wedding style, with many trying on pieces and purchasing their bespoke jewellery and headpiece. There was a brilliant, fun atmosphere, really friendly suppliers and stunning catwalk shows; we loved being part of it.” Jules Warrender, owner, Hey Jules

“As a first time exhibitor at Bride: The Wedding Show I can only say it was a very positive experience. The show was well organised and Heidi, who coordinates the event, is really lovely and helpful. The show itself was well attended and I personally, had a very successful time in terms of both bookings and enquiries. Definitely an event I would do again.” Carole Rhodes, owner, Carol Rhodes Flowers

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“Well organised with friendly exhibition staff. Great response from couples with fantastic and fun catwalk shows. We had a great time and enjoyed the bacon rolls in the morning.” Tess Chisholm, events manager, The Castle at Taunton

“Wow, what an absolutely fantastic show. We had a brilliant jam-packed couple of days, meeting lots of lovely brides and grooms, and also meeting other wonderful suppliers. The response we've had has been terrific, with enquiries and bookings already coming in. Looking forward to the next show.” Sarah Howells, owner, A Cupful of Cakes. 

“Such an amazing and busy show. We met so many lovely brides-to-be and their families who are all very positive and excited about planning their big day. A very professional, organised and fun weekend – thank you.” Amy and Amanda, Amica Bridal Boutique

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"An important and massive thank you to the brides and grooms-to-be that visited our stand. If you talked with me (Nick), Craig or Ann we hope you enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed yours. Special thanks to all that chose to book us both for 2017 and 2018.” Nick, owner and photographer, Nick Pearce Photography

 “Fantastic organised wedding show with lots of suppliers to choose from. The atmosphere around the show from the suppliers, organisers and couples was electrifying and you could certainly organise your wedding in one day and pick up ideas if planning a wedding.” Mandy Howells, owner, Mandy's Classic Cakes

“Whilst this was our first Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint, we found it to be a very enjoyable experience with a huge amount of interest in our company, with many people coming on to the stand from recommendations.” Dave Moore, managing director, Brooklands Events

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“What a weekend. Great to see so many brides-to-be and be able to speak to them face-to-face. The response to our food and catering service we offer was so positive. It was so well organised which made for a great first experience of Bride: The Wedding Show.” Catriona Willatt, director, Sauté & Spice

“Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint was a vibrant and exciting affair. FullyFunctional was kept busy with enquiries, helped by the fact that we were able to have Sax & Soul perform on the café stage. Enquiries coming for all that we offer.” Rhiannon Tree, organiser and band member, FullyFunctional

"There was a lot of interest at the show in Gaia Spa. As the South West's new luxury spa, many of the brides were interested in booking a bridal spa experience with their bridesmaids and mother of the bride or mother of the groom. We also met lots of couples who would like to celebrate post wedding with a relaxing spa day as newly weds." Sarahjane Funnell-Kemp, marketing and PR for Gaia Spa atBoringdon Hall

Read all about Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena 2016 here.