Couples flock to wedding fayre

This Is Wiltshire: Couple flock to wedding fayre Couple flock to wedding fayre

IT WASN’T just hearts that were all a flutter at the Adver’s annual wedding fayre this weekend.

Barn owl Breeze stole the show and had couples cooing over her as she was on her best behaviour during the four-hour fayre at the Hilton Hotel, in West Swindon, yesterday.

The event, now in its fourth year, saw more than 300 people through the door looking for the perfect dress, cake, stylist or suit to top off their big day.

There were 18 stalls to browse, including Sarah Belle Bridal, formerly Gowns of Distinction, which supplied the dresses for the fashion show, Beauty By Rita and Herbalife. But one of the biggest attractions was Breeze, of Faringdon-based Bird 4 All Occasions, who is available for hire as a ringbearer.

Lisa Townsend, who runs the firm, said: “This is the first year we’ve been to the Adver fayre and Breeze went down very well. “It was a good day and we had quite a few people asking so we are glad we came.

“She is very used to being around people as we train to a certain standard. We run a pest control business but we thought what can we do with our other birds and so we do school fetes, weddings and events like that.”

Dancers from Tanwood Performing Arts and also Adver advertising representatives modelled bridal and prom gowns on the catwalk and Sarah Belle Bridal owner Sarah Courtney-Green said she enjoyed seeing the dresses on people.

She said: “It’s always nice to see them off the rail and come to life and I thought the girls did really well. “This is the fourth year we’ve been involved with the Adver’s event and we had lots of interest.

“People have said 2013 was going to be a quiet and superstitious year, but lots of people seem to be going for it or even saving up for 2014.”

Swee Ong, conference and events sales manager at the Hilton, said: “I think we definitely got the right mix of stalls – we had some more unusual things and also the fashion and dance shows which were popular.

“It was a very good turnout and I think we had around 300 people. The hotel itself had about 40 enquiries about weddings here which is great.”

Adver representative Hayley Luszcz said: “Everybody seemed to have a great time and the shows went really well. We had a good variety of stalls this year.”

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12:06pm Mon 25 Feb 13

salt and vinegar says...

How could anyone miss the advertising for this event, a bloody great big half page pop up in your face!

ADVER LISTEN UP, IT'S A DISGRACE!!!
How could anyone miss the advertising for this event, a bloody great big half page pop up in your face! ADVER LISTEN UP, IT'S A DISGRACE!!! salt and vinegar

3:13pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Phantom Poster says...

So who do you think pays for this web site which you access for free?
So who do you think pays for this web site which you access for free? Phantom Poster

2:05am Tue 26 Feb 13

SpeakUp says...

What's a disgrace, salt and vinegar? The Adver, for all their many faults, take money from commercial enterprises who believe their money is well spent or they wouldn't spend it. That's not disgraceful, it's capitalist reality. Surely?
What's a disgrace, salt and vinegar? The Adver, for all their many faults, take money from commercial enterprises who believe their money is well spent or they wouldn't spend it. That's not disgraceful, it's capitalist reality. Surely? SpeakUp

8:58am Tue 26 Feb 13

Phantom Poster says...

Swindon ADVERTISER - the clue is in the name!
Swindon ADVERTISER - the clue is in the name! Phantom Poster

10:59am Tue 26 Feb 13

Badgersgetabadname says...

Wow Salt and vinegar more lemon with that?
A company held an event and promoted it using their web site disgrace....?
It seems to of been a great day why so bitter?
Wow Salt and vinegar more lemon with that? A company held an event and promoted it using their web site disgrace....? It seems to of been a great day why so bitter? Badgersgetabadname

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