Florists show off at Wedding Expo
FROM exquisite bouquets to striking table arrangements, brides-to-be will be able to get a true sense – and smell – of potential wedding flowers at Sunday’s Clarence Valley Wedding Expo.
This year’s expo will feature about 30 exhibitors, including South Grafton floristry business Pullen Flowers.
Owner and florist Skye Pullen participated in last year’s event and said she was ‘excited’ to be exhibiting once more.
“It’s really nice to have everyone under the one roof,” she said. “It’s also great for networking, as it’s a regional event.”
In business for two-and-a-half years, Mrs Pullen said she was still reaping the rewards from participating in last year’s expo, held in summer.
“The interesting thing for me has been getting inquiries even 12 months after the last expo,” she said. “I’m still noticing the benefits.”
Mrs Pullen said she believed the best part of an expo was the ‘sensory experience’. “You can see, touch, smell and taste,” she said. “That’s what I think you need to bring to an expo – people need to be able to sample.”
She said she would provide visitors examples of her bouquets and table settings, which she specialises in, and the timing of this year’s expo would ‘work well’ for providers, considering the spring wedding season kick-off.
ThreeOneThree Events director Mark Butler said there were still areas available both inside and outside for wedding-focused businesses to exhibit.
Mr Butler said attendees could expect ‘a real mix’ of services on display for the whole wedding party – from transport and marquee hire providers outside, to celebrants, photographers, jewellers, caterers and wedding attire businesses inside.
The Clarence Valley Wedding Expo is this Sunday, May 2, from 10am to 4pm, at the Clarence River Jockey Club, Powell Street, Grafton. The official opening is at noon, followed by a fashion parade at 12.30pm. Entry: $3.