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Wedding day essentials at Bride: The Wedding Show at Colchester

08 Sep 2016

The countdown is on to the first ever Bride: The Wedding Show at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes Resort in Colchester from 5th - 6th November 2016. Discover what wedding essentials you can find at the event.

From venues to entertainment, stationery to transport, here are some of the exhibitors set to showcase at Bride: The Wedding Show at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes Resort in Colchester from 5th - 6th November 2016.


Tom Ryder, Stand number: 111

Tom Ryder is a captivating singer and acoustic guitarist who performs everything from chilled out classics to reworked dance anthems. His repertoire includes Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Rihanna and many more. He has sung brides down the aisle, performed live during ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts, first dances and between the DJ, tailoring the setlist and atmosphere to your requirements.


Blackjack Wedding Discos, Stand number: 81

Blackjack Wedding Discos are pleased to offer a high quality and reliable service, backed up by lovely DJs, brilliant music and amazing equipment. They also hire photo booths, either on their own, or with a disco.


Sole Bay Strings, Stand number: 261

Sole Bay Strings is an experienced, distinguished string quartet. Their passion is to provide excellent and beautiful music for your unique occasion. An extensive catalogue of music ranges from the heartwarming classical masters, through the Broadway hits of the 1920s and 30s, to modern-day favourites from film, TV and pop.


Other entertainment exhibiting:

Leaping Lily, 190
Red & Black Casinos, 159
Songs by Design, 155


Layer Marney Tower, Stand number: 33

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, Layer Marney Tower is one of the most beautiful places in Britain. Whether you wish to celebrate your wedding ceremony; your wedding reception; or both, the Tudor buildings and surroundings will leave you with wonderful memories. The staff are excellent and pride themselves on a professional and flexible approach.


Wivenhoe House, Stand number: 75

By choosing a venue with dedicated event planners you can focus on the extras which will ensure your wedding stands out from the crowd. Wivenhoe House hotel pairs you with one of the team's expert wedding planners from the moment of introduction to the first dance. It’s a match made in heaven.


Other venues exhibiting:

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, 162
Victus Bistros (The Crown), 37
The Venue at Kersey Mill, 209
Thorpeness Country Club, 143
Princes Theatre, 135
Hintlesham Hall, 107
High Barn, 215
Exclusive Yacht Weddings, 69
Cressing Barns, 197
The Boathouse, 93

Photo booths and photography entertainment

Nuts About Events, Stand number: 117

The Selfie Mirror from Nuts About Events is the latest wedding must-have. Touch the mirror and choose to take photos in colour, black and white or sepia or video message. Each time three full length photos are taken, guests can then sign on the actual mirror and high quality prints are produced instantly.


Photo Booth Events Essex, Stand number: 28

Photo Booth Events Essex are a professional, family-run company that specialises in hiring photo booths for parties and events across Essex and the surrounding counties, including London. A photo booth adds an exciting experience to your event or special occasion, as well as an alternative way to entertain your guests, capturing those funny and memorable moments.


Scripin Events, Stand number: 169

Scripin Events adds an exciting new dimension to your wedding celebration by instantly capturing wonderful photos and videos, from everyone at any time during your wedding day and streaming them onto screens. From dad’s bad dancing to your friends and family having a great time, so you never miss a moment.


Wedding planners

Creative Sam, Stand number: 59

We are wedding planners that can offer the whole wedding package, from balloons and decor to chair covers, table clothes and decorations, DJ, cakes, photo booth, sweets, ferris wheel and much more. All to make the day special.


Other wedding planners exhibiting: 

18 Karat Event Services UK Ltd


East Coast Classics, located outside the show venue

East Coast Classics is a family run company based in Essex offering classic VW campervans and cars for hire for any occasion. Each of the campervans has been fully restored in the East Coast Classics workshop and vehicles can be hired in any combination for your special day.


Stationery and favours

Let Us Invite You, Stand number: 23

Let Us Invite You is a small, friendly family-run business offering quality, personalised and handcrafted wedding stationery and favours. With a huge choice of colours and all printing included (including guests names and addresses),  there is something for everyone. Find out about their bespoke designs at the show.


Other stationers exhibiting: 

Dilightful Weddings
Russet and Gray

For more information on Bride: The Wedding Show at Crowne Plaza Five Lakes Resort in Colchester, visit www.theweddingshow.co.uk/colchester-show/, where you can view exhibitor profiles and buy tickets.

Tickets are £7.50 on the door, or £5 when booked in advance.

Call Sarah Bunn on 01603 772538 to buy your tickets and receive a free copy of Essex Bride magazine (worth £3.99).

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