Hot on the heals from staging a spectacular Leap of Faith final on Friday, we were back in business on Sunday to host The Wedding Day in Kilkenny city.
The annual expo saw hundreds of couples from across the South East descend on The Hub at Cillin Hill.
With over 50 suppliers from the region under one roof, the event aims to help fiancés organise every conceivable aspect of their wedding in a single stop.
Now in its eight-year, the expo has become a landmark event in the wedding-industry calendar; attracting a host of wedding-focused businesses from across the South East. This diverse array included Rockfield Ice Cream, for all things sweet; The Limo Company, to arrive in style; Sky Eye Wedding Films, for a Spielberg-quality flick; and much, much more.
The afternoon was punctuated by two fashion shows, with the gorgeous wears on display provided by Waterford’s Bijou Bridal, Carlow’s Camden Square, and Tipperary’s My Dress Bridal Wear – made all the more beautiful by stage decorations courtesy of Vita Floral.
Attendees caught a diverse array of artists including showband stalwart Jason Fallon, while Karen Kealey provided the perfect counterbalance to The Waxies high-octane performances.
Event organiser Siobhan Flynn was overwhelmed by the positive reaction to this year’s event, stating: “The response has been phenomenal. I’ve come across so many couples today who made unbelievable savings on their big day. I’d like to offer a huge thank you to all the vendors who made this event possible.”
Beat C.E.O. Gabrielle Cummins added that the longevity of the event is testament to its quality: “We have been presenting this annual showcase for eight years and the fact that so many exhibitors return year after year is testament to the quality of the event. Our team, both on and off-air are directly involved in organising The Wedding Day, so just like all of the other quality content that we produce on-air and online, we strive to exceed expectations with The Wedding day – I’m confident this year was the best yet.”