The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards; there’s still time!

Did you get married between 16th December 2012, and 16th December 2013? Are you from Bristol, Somerset, or the surrounding area? If so, the organisers of the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards want to hear from YOU.

Did you have a fabulous florist? Maybe you found a superb stationer, or a marvellous master of ceremonies… Whatever their skill, if you received an amazing service from your wedding suppliers, why not nominate them for the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards? This unique prize giving is designed especially for the wedding suppliers and services in your local area, so please consider rewarding their dedication to the industry.

The closing date for all nominations is 7th February 2014, while all votes must be cast by 14th February 2014 to ensure they are counted. This year’s winners will be revealed on 28th February at a glittering awards ceremony, which will be held at Wick Farm in Bath.

Register your nominations and vote today! Suppliers, if you would like to be considered for the awards, be certain to nominate yourselves and let all clients know to vote for you.

The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards are organised by Forever With Love Wedding Planning Services, and sponsored by Wedding Monkey. All funds will be donated to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

Visit for more information, or search, “Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards” on Facebook.

Events, Fundraising News

The Wedding Show 12th – 13th October, Westpoint Arena, Exeter


Billed as the South West’s premier bridal experience the Westpoint Wedding Show will be taking place this weekend (12th-13th October), with over 150 fantastic stands offering inspiration, discounts, and samples to couples planning their nuptials.


This most prestigious of wedding shows features helpful demonstrations and daily catwalk shows, showcasing lines from the likes of Sassi Holford, Kate Walker Bridal, Pirouette and Serenity, Catwalk 09, Coast, and Frilly Frocks, as well as Lugets, Moss Bros, and Jonathan Hawkes for the grooms in the audience. Other highlights include a licensed Champagne Bar, Casino Corner and inspirational makeovers, while many of the exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts to couples at the show. As if that wasn’t enough, every entrant to the show will receive a complimentary show guide and goodie bag, packed full of surprises.


This year’s WestPoint Wedding Show is particularly exciting for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, as we will be exhibiting for the very first time. Come and visit Naomi Thomas and the team and find out a little more about the work we do, while discovering how you (and your wedding day) can provide the valuable support we need. Our Wedding Wishing Well Gift List gives couples, and their guests, a chance to fundraise as they celebrate their special day; instead of receiving gifts, consider asking your guests to donate to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation instead, and help couples affected by terminal illness to enjoy the wedding day they deserve.


So whether you’re searching for a photographer, florist, confectioner or entertainer, or just want to pop in and say, “hello” to Naomi and the team, come along to the Westpoint Arena this weekend – it’s guaranteed to be a jam-packed weekend.


The Westpoint Wedding Show is open from 10-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost £5 when booked in advance, or £7.50 on the door. Group tickets for four people can be purchased in advance for £15.


For further information about this fantastic event, please visit Tickets can be purchased by calling 01803 860753, or by visiting

Written By Louise Baker at Avocet Editorial