Brides and businesses make perfect match at Ballina expo
IF YOU want to arrive in style at your wedding, there is no shortage of options to choose from at the Ballina Bridal Expo.
Hydroponic farmers Brian and Debbie Pearson have a couple of Model A Ford Hot Rods from 1928 and 1929 and are about to get another hard top model from 1930 to add to their collection.
Or if you prefer a Chevrolet, or a stretch Hummer or even a horse and cart, they were all on display outside the Ballina RSL as part of the annual bridal expo.
Inside there were 80 exhibitors, with everything from wicked waiters to face painters.
Alan and Julie Davis from catering company In Good Taste said the expo was great exposure for them.
"You wouldn't not be here," Alan said.
"We've been here a few times and it can lead to other work like parties or even christenings or engagement parties," Alan said.
Organiser Vicki Veitch said it was the 13th year Ballina RSL had hosted the expo and about 700 people were expected through the door.
It was mostly women in attendance, although Aaron Hughes from Lismore was there with his fiance Nikita Bolt.
Their wedding isn't until May 2015 and most of it is already planned, but they were still interested in getting ideas for things like table settings and were happy to wander among the stalls and see what inspired them.
Throughout the day there was a fashion parade, hair and make-up demonstrations and even a belly-dancing performance.