I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the Island Wedding Show run by the good people at Atlantic Wedding Showcase, held at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown. Speaking to some of the other vendors, there was certainly some concern that the weather might make for a sparsely attended show, but I can assure you that wasn’t the case. I personally found the show to be one of, if not my best yet. I was also lucky enough to be beside Sweet Pea Creations and their delicious cakes, so if you were at the show and talking to me with a mouthful of cake, don’t worry I don’t think anything less of you, I understand.
Not just a vendor, I was also tasked with photographing the event including the 2 fashion shows which were well done, hosted by Stephanie from Hot 105.5, music by Chris at Dance Express DJ Services, set design by Once Upon a Wedding (who I’ve worked with before at THIS wedding) flowers by Sakurah’s Flower Studio, not to mention the beautiful models. There were obviously greater reactions to some dresses than others so I tried to include more photos of those crowd favourites where I could remember.
There were many prizes awarded at the end of the show from the show itself and a number of vendors. One prize stood out above the rest as a 7 night stay at a resort in the Dominican Republic, but it wasn’t the prize that was most interesting, it’s that the winner of the prize gave it away to her sister as she is the one getting married.
I mentioned that many vendors had awarded their prizes at the show, and if you attended, you are probably aware that I myself was holding a draw for a free engagement session, but my preference was to wait until after the show, and I guess it’s time to announce the winner, and the winner of a 1-2 hour engagement session is… Lyndsey Baird (as picked by my 9 month old daughter).
With 2015 well underway and my calendar getting filled, I suggest you act soon if you’d like to book me for your wedding this year. If you’re looking at 2016 or even 2017, it’s not crazy to think about booking soon as well, I have a handful of weddings. Send me an email at Dustin@DustinHall.ca and mention the show to get the show pricing.
Here’s a look at the Island Wedding Show;