North West and New England Weddings Expo pulls big crown ahead of couples' special day

SPECIAL DAY: Stephanie Watson, centre, with grandparents Jann and Ron Wittig at the North West and New England Weddings Expo at Tamworth Town Hall on Sunday. Photo: Gareth Gardner 160717GGC07
SPECIAL DAY: Stephanie Watson, centre, with grandparents Jann and Ron Wittig at the North West and New England Weddings Expo at Tamworth Town Hall on Sunday. Photo: Gareth Gardner 160717GGC07

AN ENDLESS train of brides-to-be and dutiful grooms filed through the doors of the Tamworth Town Hall for the North West and New England Weddings Expo on Sunday. 

The ninth annual event showcased 42 exhibitors from across the wedding industry in a bid to play a part in the special day of couples across the region. 

Event manager Matt Bushby said 300 peopled had filed through the doors in the first hour alone.

Among them was Stephanie Watson, who brought her grandparents Jann and Ron Wittig from Port Stephens along for a look ahead of her October 2018 wedding in Coffs Harbour.

She seemed in good hands with her grandma being a former wedding cake lace decorator, who has been married to her husband for 56 years.

“It’s brought back lovely memories,” Mrs Wittig said.

“She’s our first grandchild and only granddaughter getting married, so it’s very exciting.”

Kootingal’s Kaicy Milne was scouting for last-minutes ideas with friend Rachelle Pascoe for her rainbow-themed September 1 wedding at a Piallamore property. 

“We just like everything colourful,” Miss Milne said.

“My bridesmaids are each wearing different colours – yellow, pink, blue, green, aqua and purple. We’re just here to have a look.”

Tamworth’s Steph Walters was at the expo to finalise some details for her March 17 wedding to Rodney Hoad at The Pavillion. 

Mr Bushby said visitors came from across the region to attend, with vintage and nature themes proving popular this wedding season.