May 23, 2013

AFC Bournemouth Wedding Exhibition 26th May

Well after all the months of planning and promotion we are officially on the home straight for our wonderful event at AFC Bournemouth home of the cherries……… Not only is this wedding venue the perfect place for a wedding party but it is a wonderful opportunity to bring the family for a day out over bank holiday.

AFC Bournemouth Wedding Exhibition

First off the facts

* We have exhibitors in the “Executive Boxes” (opposite Bubbles Champagne Bar), The Balfour Suite, Macallister Suite and the boardroom which has our lifestyle exhibitors. DO NOT MISS ANY ROOM, YOUR PERFECT SPECIALIST COULD BE IN ANY OF THEM. You will be given a mini map upon entrance :)

* 2 Fashion Shows at 12.00 noon and 2.00pm

* Sunday Lunch in the upstairs restaurant available overlooking the pitch

* Children’ s concourse with entertainment including Buttons The Clown

* Cars, Cakes, Dresses, Personal Training, DJ’s, you name it we have it.

* 100 Luxury Goody Bags for the bride

* Naked cake display for you to munch on

* See the Events Of Elegance new chair covers with a vintage theme, extremely unique and available worldwide and our beautiful sweet cart and cheese cart available for hire.

* Win your bridesmaid dresses + all wedding gowns from the catwalk are available to take away on the day for only £495.00

* Military Wives Choir, Buble Tribute, Jackson 3 and Naomi Mulroy provide the entertainment

* Meet the cherries mascot

* and much much more………………………………………

It was imperative to us that we wanted this to be one of our larger wedding shows with a huge focus on driving brides and their bridal parties to once again some of Dorset and Hampshire industries finest to assist in the amazing planning of their weddings.

Our catwalk theme is inspired from the Great Gatsby of which us and our models went to watch so we knew exactly how the theme should be portrayed, we anticipate this to be extremely popular for the future, here are some sneaky peaks of our recent photo shoot.

We have 45 wonderful exhibitors in the line up and here is a brief overview of them all, ok so we have taken over the whole club so grab those maps on the entrance make your way to the boxes and champagne bar upstairs first to be one of 100 brides to receive your luxury goody bag featuring wine charms, a coaster for the bride, sweeties, confetti magazine and a lucky sixpence with a very fabulous offer for our Bulbury Show on the 23rd June so don’t forget to bring that with you to win a fabulous £700.00 off a family hoburne holiday…………………….

There are two wedding rooms, one lifestyle, 12 executive boxes and the opportunity to grab yourself a tipple in the champagne bar whilst discussing your bridal make up with Estee Lauder or in the Balfour suite B’Beautiful Therapies and Synergy who will be creating the Great Gatsby hair and make up for the catwalk.

So the line up.

External Exhibitors are

Dorset Dub Hire – If you are looking to view two of the most beautiful wedding camper vans in Dorset, you need to come and see Catherine and Jason.


RR Elite – This gentleman has one of the largest fleets of luxury wedding cars in the UK, if you require modern, vintage or simply traditional you can see a wonderful display at our show.  Here is one of our favourite images taken from their website.

RR Elite

Tuk Tuk – Steve will be on hand to show you one of his unique Tuk Tuk vehicles at the show, if you are looking for something different and exciting, this maybe the vehicle for you.

Tuk Tuk Wedding Vehicle

Crazy Party Engine – We do hope you will be in attendance with your hens ! This is the ultimate hen party bus for you and your bridal party, we are delighted to be the only Dorset exhibition who has the privilege of showcasing this amazing fire engine and its in “Pink”, even more beautiful.

Hen Party Fire Engine

We’ve opened the concourse to AFC which is accessible from the front for those children who are attending the show with you, basketball, play stations and of course Buttons The Clown and the Cherries Mascot will be there to entertain, don’t forget to have your pics taken as we would love to see them.

Buttons The ClownCherries Mascot AFC

Internal Exhibitors – Balfour Suite, Macalliter Suite & Boardroom

Lulworth Courtyard – Part of the beautiful Lulworth Castle, we are delighted to welcome them to our wonderful show, sneaky peak of the venue.

Lulworth Courtyard

Bridle Photography – Keith is renowned for his simple styling and approach to photography, capturing amazing natural moments and with a real artistic flair, I always show this image but it is a personal favourite :)

Bridle Photography

Durley Dean Hotel – The recently refurbished Durley Dean Hotel is an historic Victorian townhouse hotel situated close to the beaches of Bournemouth, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the south coast of England. The Durley Dean Hotel offers a range of bedrooms to choose from including executive, standard, twin and spacious family rooms which offer a comfortable sofa bed.   In 2008, the hotel benefited from a £3.4 million refurbishment. If you are looking for a central Bournemouth venue then you need to speak to these guys :)

Durley Dean Hotel, Bournemouth

3D Entertainments – Andy and Debbie will be on hand with a basketful of Lollipops and their amazing system for your wedding disco.  Friendly and approachable, this company is one of the very best on the market.

3d Entertainments

Simply Baked Magical Moments – Who doesn’t love cake?, offering cakes not just for weddings but all occasions, we are extremely excited to see the inspiration and hopefully some tasters from this fabulous lady.  Sneaky peak at an image we just had to steal and share.


Tinkerbell Wedding Services – Are you looking for some assistance with all the planning for your wedding?  Kelly Sue will be on hand to offer extremely affordable help from on the day co-ordination, supplier sourcing and so on.   Alongside this service Kelly will also be showcasing her fabulous hand crafted cards.

Tinkerbell Wedding Planning

Holly Marsh Photography – An astounding photographer and daughter of the fabulous Absolute Fun Casino, Holly offers contemporary and very relaxed wedding photography for you big day.

I am dedicated to the art of photography and the new technologies that allow me to push the boundaries in creativity photography.
I’m a purist and perfectionist, my wonderful digital photographic prints have gained much repeated business and accolades from my peers.
Photography educated and trained within a very successful known studio. Holly Marsh Photography is now in its 6th year of business and growing year on year.
We just love this captured moment.
Holly Marsh Photography

Absolute Fun Casino – Most definitely something for the men for the wedding, a fantastic fun way for the whole wedding party to do a spot of non realistic gambling although it most certainly still feels like you are !

Absolute Fun Casino Bournemouth have been providing mobile fun casino hire for weddings, charity and fund raising events.

It is the perfect way to provide entertainment for your wedding guests,and at Corporate functions, Casino nights, James Bond 007, Parties, Balls. A fun casino is a no-risk casino with fun money and authentic casino tables manned by professional smart croupiers

Absolute Fun Casino

Photo Point – Everyone loves a photo booth at a wedding, not only is it an amazing way to capture the evening reception when everyone has had one too many but they create an amazing reflection of a great day for people to chuckle over.

Just something to get you talking…….

Photo Point

Jackson 3 – We are very excited to hear all of our entertainers but these guys look just the ticket :) The Jackson 3 are an established party band based on the south coast, performing throughout the UK. They cater for any event, including weddings, parties and corporate functions, delivering a high level of professionalism and experience. The band members bring energy and enthusiasm to your special occasion, making it a night to remember.

Jackson 3

Smooch Wedding Rings – Apart from the dress probably the most important part of a wedding, you can drool, get inspired and feel up close these wonderful wedding rings and even book a home visit so you can choose your bespoke wedding rings in the comfort of your own home.

One of my favourites rings ………..

Smooch Rings

John Lewis Gift List – Val and I are avid fans of John Lewis anyway, in fact do we actually know anybody that isn’t? This is the perfect way to issue your guests with the essential items you would like for the home etc.  We are very much looking forward to meeting them.

John Lewis Gift List

Durley Dean Hotel – The recently refurbished Durley Dean Hotel is an historic Victorian townhouse hotel situated close to the beaches of Bournemouth, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the south coast of England. The Durley Dean Hotel offers a range of bedrooms to choose from including executive, standard, twin and spacious family rooms which offer a comfortable sofa bed. In 2008, the hotel benefited from a £3.4 million refurbishment. If you are looking for a venue in Bournemouth then it is most certainly worth speaking to Durley Dean at our show.

Durley Dean HotelSynergy Hair Salons – With three salons under their belt throughout Dorset, Synergy offer an amazing service for brides requiring beautiful bridal hair, with our focus on the catwalk being the wonderful Great Gatsby theme, you will be able to see amazing hair from these specialists which will provide you with inspiration for your big day.

Synergy Hair Salons

B’Beautiful Therapies work with us at all our fabulous wedding exhibitions, Lucie can create any look that you require for you wedding and will be working closely with Synergy to showcase amazing vintage style make up, you can book Lucie for your wedding but we pre warn you, this lady gets extremely booked up!

B'Beautiful Therapies

BCT Videos – Our official videographers for the day and the only videographer at our show, they work with some of the most prestige wedding venues maintaining their status of approved supplier for these venues, you can see an amazing example of their work here

Chris Manning as Michael Buble – Renowned for his fame from appearing on the Fame Academy the same year as Lemar, we were very fortunate to hear the beautiful sounds of Chris at an Events Of Elegance christmas party last year and we just new he had to become part of the entertainment for our show. Available to book for your wedding at AFC…….

Chris Manning

Tiaras By Becky – One of the most sought after hair piece creators in Dorset, this lady offers complete excellence at creating memorable headwear for your wedding day, with a choice of any colour, any jewel and hand crafted from scratch no piece will ever be the same, Becky always gets orders from our shows so do ensure if you see a piece you like you order on the day,  once again you’ll be able to see her amazing head pieces on the catwalk.

Tiaras By Becky

Jay Ratchet MC – Jay has worked with Fire FM and is an amazing DJ and toastmaster and can ensure that your wedding is controlled and runs smoothly, we feel a toastmaster is so important to take the control over for you.  Also with a diverse range of tunes from golden oldies to current music trends, he can assist with your wedding perfectly.

Jay Ratchet MC

Oh and let us not forget Estee Lauder will be on hand offering make up and skin care advise and doing mini trials in the main room too.


Now onto our smaller wedding room where once again we have a fantastic range of suppliers so do ensure you visit all of our rooms, in this suite we have the following.

Hillview Florist – We are most delighted to be working with Hillview at our exhibition, with a huge variety and extensive knowledge of floristry that goes back many years, Danielle and her team are able to create the perfect bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets in any flower and colour of your choice, we have heard nothing but good reports regarding this amazing company so do come and see them for yourself.

Hillview Florists

Bournemouth Personal Training – Who doesn’t want to look their best or feel their best for the big day?  Mike is the most affordable personal trainer in our area and without a doubt he will be able to rid you of bingo wings, give you a bottom that you could hold nuts in and if you feel you need a little nip and tuck in the abdominal area, if anyone can do it he can, we are also working with Mike to offer a bridal boot camp which we will be telling you all about at AFC, personal training at a much cheaper rate where we will also be there working up a sweat, do come along twice a week at only £5.00 a pop.

Bournemouth Personal Training

The Perfect Ring Company – We are totally delighted that this fabulous company is working with us on our amazing wedding exhibition here in Bournemouth, If you’re looking for your dream wedding ring, engagement ring or eternity ring then you need to look no further! The Perfect Ring Company provides a free, no obligation home visit service that allows you to design your own wedding, engagement or eternity ring from the comfort of your own home.  We are the experts in bespoke ring design and we can make any type of ring you desire, including wedding rings shaped to fit your engagement ring.  You start at the beginning of the process by choosing a width, a shape and a material for your ring.

Then you can customise your design with a range of diamonds, coloured gemstones, patterns and engraving to create something completely unique to you.  Our skilled workshop team will then bring your designs to life, giving you a piece of jewellery you’ll treasure for a lifetime.  You have to have a discussion with these wonderful friendly people at our show !

The Perfect Ring Company

Emm Photography – We are very much looking forward to meeting this photographer at our show, here is a little bit about her, we will of course find out much more on the day as we like to have a good ole natter with our exhibitors.

Based on the edge of the New Forest near Salisbury, we are a husband and wife photography team who specialise in weddings and portraits, throughout the South of England including Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

We can offer two photographers, working together to capture the true spirit of your day, to make full use of the surroundings and provide memorable images from two different perspectives.

All our wedding photography is designed to suit the individual essence of your day, meeting your requirements and budget. We can produce reportage wedding photography covering the whole day; contemporary and classic; formal and intimate; and pre wedding shoots.

Emm Photography

Kami Crystal Jewellery – If you are looking for fabulous jewellery just to wear at your hen party or maybe you would like to purchase affordable gifts for your bridesmaids, come and see them in our wedding room, you can buy and take away on the day too.

Kamikrystal Jewellery

Picture That Booth – A fabulous new booth to add to Dave’s range of booths he already promoted around Dorset and Hampshire, with unlimited print, secure gallery, dvd of all images, props with just one price with no extras, see Dave for all your photo booth needs, we know we are going to have a go !

Picture That Booth


Naomi Mulroy – We also have a wonderful soft singer in this room, a lady who has worked with us many times and who has such a subtle wonderful tone to her voice, she is perfect as background music whilst your guests are sipping champagne whilst you have your photographs done.

Naomi Mulroy

In our lifestyle room you can smell and purchase beautiful candles, have your teeth whitened, see bespoke jewellery ranges, visit the Designer Nail Boutique and discuss lifestyle changes with Herbal Life and Body By Vi.

Now I do not know anyone that does not want to dip their toes past the door line to an executive box perfectly situated opposite Bubbles Champagne Bar and direct views to the pitch, here you can see another great range of suppliers in all their finery.

First up you can see us, we’ll be showcasing our pretty cheese cart and sweetie cart in two sizes, we had to have a family you see ;) and our exclusive beautiful chair covers that include our wonderful white chiavari chairs and vintage lace trims and covers.

Events Of Elegancesweetiecart

Girls Of Elegance – Our official partner and the UK’s leading supplier of wedding shoes and accessories will be putting all of their Charlotte Balbier Wedding Gowns onto the stage and yes you can take each and every one away for just £495.00 on the day ! (after the 2.00pm catwalk), you can try them on in our executive box too. Plus you have the chance to win your bridesmaid dresses !

Girls Of Elegance

Poppies Florist – A popular florist who has actually catapulted herself into the wedding industry, a delightful family business where nothing is too much trouble and this florist is on the approved florist list of many venues in the Dorset area.  Sam will be showcasing her silk collection on our catwalk and her fresh and silk collection in her executive box and knowing Sam she is sure to draw a lot of attention due to her creative detailing and styling.

Poppies Florist

Cakes By Elizabeth – We are delighted to be welcoming Elizabeth and Martin to our showcase this weekend, once again we love family focused businesses, those who take on the wedding industry by storm with their creativity and flair, we adore this  image we found of one of their amazing creations.

Cakes By Elizabeth

The Riviera Hotel – Another fabulous Bournemouth wedding venue exhibiting at our show.

Looking to get married in Bournemouth or for a wedding venue in Bournemouth in a beautiful location?

Why not consider the Riviera Hotel for your Bournemouth Wedding venue, Civil Partnership and Reception and rely on us to ensure that your Big Day is a huge and memorable success. Licensed for civil weddings in Bournemouth.

Being so close to the beach and cliff-top, we have stunning sea views to the Isle of Wight, overlooking the treetops of Alum Chine, with naturally day-lit rooms to host your ceremony, reception and party. In addition to the beach itself, we have the lovely little “romantic Riviera Palm Garden” as a backdrop for those all-important pictures – and our friendly enthusiastic and very experienced staff will help as much as you wish, from your early planning right through to the Occasion itself.

What are you waiting for, get into their Executive Box !


Fox Tailoring – Of course we have something beautiful the men of your lives, responsible for the AFC football clubs suits including the fabulous Rob Mitchell, John will be here armed with his amazing swatch booklets with every possible choice of fabric and colour choices for your groom to be’s very own commisioned suit for your big day,  John is able to cater for most budgets and we think it is extremely important that the groom gets that personal experience like the bride to be don’t you?

Fox Tailoring

Affinity Wedding Photography – Mr Nigel as we like to call him, do not ask my why!!! This man simply has to have a box because his display is so mahoosive that he would need a whole corner of a main room ;) there is one thing you cannot take away from his, his style, his professionalism and a wonderful range of photographic portfolio for you to drool over.  Here is one of our favourite ever pictures….

Affinity Wedding Photography

and finally, I am going to focus on cupcakes now as everybody loves a cupcake and you can make purchases on the day!

Cakexstacy – Naked wedding cakes are all the rage right now so Carol and Dali will be offering cuts of this fabulous cake for you to taste on the day and yes that includes all of the exhibitors along with their amazing cupcakes no doubt which quite frankly are mouthwatering, sugary, colourful and more than likely may add a couple of pounds to your waist line but who cares, you just have to try one.


and on that note, once again we very much look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition this Sunday, we really hope both the brides to be, their families and of course our exhibitors have a great day with us.  xxxx

See you soon x



  • WOW what an amazing line up for this exhibition…I wish I was getting married all over again :-)

  • What an amazing list of suppliers and an incredible write up on everyones behalf, lets not for the Events of Elegance Team that make all of this possible and bring everyone together under one big umbrella….WELL DONE

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About Events of Elegance

Sarah Harvey

“Events Of Elegance is an exciting concept for me, gone are the days when showcasing your services / products to a wide audience costs thousands, we aim to offer exclusive and unique exhibitions that are affordable and worthwhile, as an exhibitor at over 20 shows per year including the National Wedding Show it is time to thrust those smaller businesses into the limelight at a price they can afford with no hidden extra costs, I am delighted to be part of such an amazing venture and very much hope to see you at an exhibition near you soon”

Valerie Honeywill.

“The shopping centre concept is our unique exhibition, with a footfall of thousands, marketing promotions from the centres involved to increase bridal footfall and a very limited range of placements ensures those that exhibits have the perfect opportunity to take bookings on the day and get their business known, many wedding industry specialists are in a field that caters for parties and more so if you want to get your business known this is definitely the way to do it”