SPECTACULAR: Carol Davies arranges a table for tomorrow’s Clarence Valley Wedding Expo.
SPECTACULAR: Carol Davies arranges a table for tomorrow’s Clarence Valley Wedding Expo. Adam Hourigan

Something old, something new

BENEATH the drapes of a stunning marquee will hide a special surprise for attendees at tomorrow’s Clarence Valley Wedding Expo.

South Grafton business Something Special Wedding Decorators and Planners will weave their magic on a haven of table settings to suit the tastes of any bride and groom.

Owner and operator Carol Davies said four guest tables plus a bridal table would provide examples of the gorgeous settings that can be achieved with attention to detail and a good eye.

“They (attendees) can expect something spectacular,” she said.

The tables will be set with the perfection Mrs Davies said she expects of herself at every wedding she organises or is involved with.

Crisp tablecloths, shining cutlery, neatly-folded serviettes, orderly bread and butter plates and gleaming glasses will adorn both round and rectangular tables, while handmade seat covers will be tied with beautiful bows.

Added to the basics will be colour-themed centre pieces, including flowers and, in one case, feathers.

Mrs Davies will also showcase what she described as a ‘must’ for every wedding – easels which display the reception’s seating charts.

While Mrs Davies said the specifics of tomorrow’s settings were ‘surprise, surprise’, she hinted at there being a ‘shabby chic’ themed table, including a quaint bird cage where envelopes for the happy couple could be delivered.

For those interested in a striking, modern look, Mrs Davies said a black-and-white themed table could be viewed.

She said both black-and-white and black-and-red themes were becoming popular in contemporary weddings, although the traditional pastels were still standing the test of time.

Mrs Davies said she was looking forward to the expo, which would hopefully be cooler than the last wedding expo’s mid-March scorcher.

Something Special Wedding Decorators and Planners will be one of many local wedding-focused businesses on display at tomorrow’s expo.

Transport providers (including limos), photographers, florists, hairdressers, jewellers, entertainers, fashion outlets and representatives from honeymoon destinations will gather at the Clarence River Jockey Club, Powell Street, Grafton, for the expo, which runs from 10am to 4pm tomorrow. Entry is $3.



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