Monday, October 14, 2013

What a HUUUGGEEE weekend! Queensland Brides Wedding Expo Wrap up!

The Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo took place from 11-13th of October, and wasn't it enormous! Thanks to our exhibitors for showcasing their wares, skills, and services, and also to our guests for coming out to meet some fantastic wedding vendors.

Were you one of our lucky major prize winners?

MAJOR PRIZE : Villa Botanica - WIN the 'classic experience' package worth $18, 000. Congratulations Kristy King!

MAJOR PRIZE : Holidays for Couples Magazine & Laguna Resorts & Hotels -
WIN a destination wedding package at beautiful Laguna Resorts & Hotels Phuket,Thailand valued at THB 75,000 (approx AUD $2,500). Congratulations Casie Clarke!

MAJOR PRIZE : WIN an Ornate Collection Photography Package valued at $1900 from Chantilly Lace, Stand #133 Includes two photographers with approximately Six hours coverage with proof book, slideshow of images and disc folio of 200 high and low resolution images. Congratulations Lisa Johnson!

Here are some teaser pics from the weekend, like us on facebook for more.

We're are also very excited to announce the 2013Queensland Brides Design Awards winners …

Here's the full list, watch this space as professional images of every single gown will be featured here soon!

Supreme Award:

Winner:   Gown 15  "Krischelle"
Designer:  Wendy Sullivan for Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan    

Peoples Choice:

Winner: Gown 62   "Ophelia"     Tammie Nitschke  for Elizabeth De Varga    

Runner Up: Gown 41  "Adele"   Tammie Nitschke for Elizabeth De Varga  

Highly Commended: Gown 15  "Krischelle"   Wendy Sullivan for Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan 


Winner:   Gown 15 "Krischelle"  Wendy Sullivan for Brides Desire by Wendy Sullivan

Runner Up: Gown 8 "Stacia"  Rayner Lee for Regalia Bridal Designs

Highly Commended:  Gown 16 "Sharna"  Ella Stephenson for Ella Moda

Bride Nouveau:

Winner: Gown 24  "La Metro"  Hester Jarvis for Ja Delle Designs

Runner Up: Gown 30 "Gabrielle"  Jack Sullivan for Jack Sullivan Bridal

Highly Commended:  Gown 34 "Elissa"  Rayner Lee for Regalia Bridal Designs


Winner: Gown 39 "Madame De Winter"  Hester Jarvis for Ja Delle Designs

Runner Up: Gown 43 "Odile" Rebecca Cobbing for Rebecca Cobbing Couture

Highly Commended: "Harriet" Anna Dutton for Anna Dutton Couture


Winner: Gown 63 "Carlina"  Wendy Makin for Wendy Makin Couture

Runner Up: Gown 62 "Ophelia" Tammie Nitschke for Elizabeth De Varga Exclusive Fashions

Highly Commended:  Gown 57  "Billowing Snow"  George Wu for George Wu 

We might still be yawning from our big weekend, but we're happily reliving it through our Instagram feed. Here's some of our fave snaps…

The next expo is held on the 4th, 5th & 6th of April 2014. Sign up to our eNewsletter to stay in the loop >

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