Channel 4′s bride stunt to celebrate return of Big Gypsy Weddings

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Channel 4′s bride stunt to celebrate return of Big Gypsy Weddings

Channel 4 bosses pulled off a bridal stunt in London last week to celebrate the launch of the new series of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. The show bosses sent a model out on the streets of London dressed in a 12 stone pink wedding dress designed by the bridal designer to the travellers, Thelma Madden.

The “gypsy bride” was transported in a pink limo to complete the gypsy wedding theme, but instead of being dropped off at the church, this pretend bride was left loose on the street of London much to the confusion of the onlookers in the city. The chauffeur driven limousine transported the gypsy-fied bride to iconic London landmarks throughout the city including London Bridge, Waterloo Station and Westminster Abbey.

The giant pink bridal gown certainly did the trick in terms of attracting attention. The pink meringue dress was decorated all over with hundreds of Swarovski crystals and a butterfly design on the bodice, with the gown’s volume boosted to the max with the use of six underskirts.

While the wedding dress designer, Thelma Madden, has made it her policy to never reveal the cost of specific wedding dresses created for her traveller clients, it’s believed that a dress such as the one sported by the model in London would cost anything from £15,000 to £50,000.

The new series of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding starts tomorrow night, February 14th9pm on Channel 4.

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Dorset: Weymouth and Portland’s National Sailing Academy Wedding Fayre

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Weymouth and Portland’s Newest Wedding Fayre

Future brides and grooms are invited to the Wedding Fayre at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the 9th April 2012 from 11.00-16:00.

The Fayre is a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat to a wide range of local wedding specialists and suppliers, who will all be gathered under one roof, for one day only! Anyone looking for their dream wedding cake, ideal photographer or ultimate wedding car can come along, see what’s on offer and plan their perfect day.

Dorset’s newest Wedding Fayre (at the venue for the sailing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) promises to be a very special occasion. Doors open at 11am for the fair and close at 4:00pm, with admission £2 (free with flyer), which includes a glass of bucks fizz on arrival and canapés.

The highlight of the day will be the two bridal fashion shows at 12 noon and 2.00pm presented by Valerie Honeywill of Wedding Whirled and featuring dresses from Oxfam and Girls of Elegance and suits by Moss Bros. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and take a seat near the catwalk – so that they don’t miss the beautiful gowns on show.

Our wedding soloist Naomi Mulroy will be entertaining throughout the day and there will also be a “first dance” performance on stage. A dedicated ‘groom zone’, interactive workshops and crèche will help to ensure that brides and grooms simply can’t afford to miss this event! As an added bonus, couples can enter into a competition to win a wedding at our venue.

Refreshments will also be available in our cafeteria that boasts a stunning view of the Jurassic coast.

For couples yet to find the venue to hold their wedding reception this is also an opportunity to have a look around the Spinnakers Function room to see what it has to offer. There are still dates available for wedding receptions in 2012 and 2013, so whether you are planning an intimate dinner for or a large party, we are sure to be able to help and will even give a 20% room booking discount if the booking is made on the day.

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Devon wedding fairs / fayres 2012

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19/02/2012

The Plymouth Wedding Show

Holiday Inn PlymouthPlymouthFair + fashion shows19/02/2012

Exeter West Lions Charity Wedding Fayre

Exeter RacecourseExeterFair + fashion shows19/02/2012

Fairwater Head Hotel Valentine’s Wedding Fair

Fairwater Head HotelHawkchurchFair19/02/2012

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club Wedding Fair

Dartmouth Golf & Country ClubBlackawtonFair26/02/2012

Barcelo Torquay Imperial Hotel Wedding Fair

Barcelo Torquay Imperial HotelTorquayFair26/02/2012

The Thistle Rougemont Wedding Fayre

Thistle Rougemont Hotel ExeterExeterFair + fashion shows04/03/2012

Buckerall Lodge Wedding Fayre

Buckerall Lodge HotelExeterFair07/03/2012

Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel Wedding Open Evening and Master Class

Buckland Tout-Saints HotelKingsbridgeOpen day + exhibitors17/03/2012

The Devon Wedding Extravaganza

Reed HallExeterFair18/03/2012

Castle HIll Wedding Show

Castle HillBarnstapleFair18/03/2012

The Devon Wedding Extravaganza

Reed HallExeterFair23/03/2012

Broadclyst Wedding Fayre
• Free advance tickets available
• Our wedding fayre is a social occasion and you will be welcomed with a drink and canapes
• Free bottle of Bucks Fizz for the first 10 brides through the door!

Broadclyst Victory HallExeterFair24/03/2012

Powderham Wedding Show

Powderham CastleExeterFair + fashion shows25/03/2012

Powderham Wedding Show

Powderham CastleExeterFair + fashion shows06/05/2012

Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel Wedding Show

Buckland Tout-Saints HotelKingsbridgeFair02/09/2012

The Exeter Wedding Show 2012

Jurys Inn Exeter HotelExeterFair

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Wiltshire wedding fairs / fayres 2012

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12/02/2012

Calne Town Hall Wedding Fair

Calne Town Hall

CalneFair19/02/2012

Blunsdon House Hotel Wedding Fair

Blunsdon House Hotel

SwindonFair19/02/2012

Salisbury Guildhall Wedding Fayre 2012

Salisbury GuildhallSalisburyFair19/02/2012

Lackham House Wedding Fayre

Lackham HouseChippenhamFair + fashion shows26/02/2012

Wellington Barn Wedding Fayre

Wellington BarnCalneFair26/02/2012

Swindon Advertiser Wedding Fair 2012

Hilton Swindon HotelSwindonFair26/02/2012

Steam Museum Wedding Fair

Steam Museum SwindonSwindonFair + fashion shows26/02/2012

Village Hotel Wedding Fayre
• Free entry
• Free prize draw
• Wide variety of local services

De Vere Village Hotel SwindonSwindonFair04/03/2012

Civic Centre Trowbridge Wedding Fayre

Civic Centre TrowbridgeTrowbridgeFair + fashion shows11/03/2012

Wiltshire Wedding Show

Salisbury City HallSalisburyFair + fashion shows11/03/2012

Stanton House Wedding Fayre

Stanton House HotelSwindonFair11/03/2012

Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel & Spa Wedding Fayre

Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel & SpaSwindonFair25/03/2012

Swindon Marriott Hotel Wedding Fair

Swindon Marriott HotelSwindonFair + fashion shows22/07/2012

The Swindon Wedding Show 2012

Jurys Inn Swindon HotelSwindonFair14/10/2012

Wiltshire Wedding Show

Salisbury City HallSalisburyFair + fashion shows

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Somerset Wedding Fairs / fayres 2012

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Date

Event Name Venue Town Event Type
12/02/2012
Holiday Inn Taunton Wedding Exhibition
Holiday Inn Taunton Taunton Fair
12/02/2012
M-SHED Bristol Wedding Fayre
M Shed Bristol Fair + walk around models
19/02/2012
Orchardleigh Wedding Fayre
Orchardleigh House Frome Fair
26/02/2012
Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair
Bristol Zoo Bristol Fair
11/03/2012
Homewood Park Bath Wedding Fayre
Homewood Park Hotel Hinton Charterhouse Fair
11/03/2012
Marry Me’s Top Hats & Tea Cups Vintage Wedding Fair
The Mansion House Bristol Bristol Fair
12/04/2012
Bristol Golf Club Evening Wedding Fayre
Bristol Golf Club Bristol Fair
15/04/2012
Hobby Horse Ballroom Minehead Wedding Fayre
The Hobby Horse Ballroom Minehead Fair
10/06/2012
Bristol Zoo Special Summer Wedding Fayre
Bristol Zoo Bristol Fair + walk around models
15/07/2012
Castle Hotel Summer Special Taunton Wedding Fayre
The Castle Hotel Taunton Fair + walk around models
19/08/2012
The Bristol Wedding Show 2012
Ramada Bristol City Hotel Bristol Fair
02/09/2012
Bailbrook House Hotel Wedding Fair
Bailbrook House Hotel Bath Fair (+ fashion shows TBC)
02/09/2012
The Grand Thistle Hotel Bristol Wedding Fayre
The Grand Bristol Bristol Fair (+ fashion shows TBC)
16/09/2012
Bath Assembly Rooms Wedding Exhibition
Bath Assembly Rooms Bath Fair + fashion shows
16/09/2012
Homewood Park Bath Wedding Fayre
Homewood Park Hotel Hinton Charterhouse Fair
23/09/2012
The Bath & West Showground Wedding Exhibition
Royal Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet Fair
23/09/2012
Berwick Lodge Wedding Fayre
Berwick Lodge Bristol Fair
21/10/2012
Holiday Inn Taunton Wedding Exhibition
Holiday Inn Taunton Taunton Fair
21/10/2012
Cabot Circus Bristol Wedding Fayre
Future Inns Hotel Bristol Cabot Circus Bristol Fair
02/12/2012
Bristol Zoo Special Christmas Bristol Wedding Fayre
Bristol Zoo Bristol Fair
02/06/2013
Bristol Zoo Special Summer Wedding Fayre
Bristol Zoo Bristol Fair + walk around models
01/12/2013
Bristol Zoo Special Christmas Bristol Wedding Fayre
Bristol Zoo Bristol Fair
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Date

Event Name Venue Town Event Type
28/01/2012
Lyme Regis Wedding Fair
The Marine Theatre and Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis Fair + fashion shows
29/01/2012
Lyme Regis Wedding Fair
The Marine Theatre and Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis Fair + fashion shows
26/02/2012
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition Poole Fair + fashion shows
26/02/2012
The Green House Wedding Fair
The Green House Bournemouth Fair
26/02/2012
Weymouth Wedding Fayre
Weymouth Pavilion Weymouth Fair
26/02/2012
Wedding Fair at Lulworth Castle
Lulworth Castle East Lulworth Fair + fashion shows
03/03/2012
Thistle Poole Hotel Wedding Fair
Thistle Poole Hotel Poole Fair
03/03/2012
Durlston Castle Wedding Fair
Durlston Castle Swanage Fair
11/03/2012
Littledown Centre Wedding Exhibition
• Up to 75 local wedding suppliers
• Bridal fashion shows at 12 noon & 2pm
• Refreshments available in the centre
Littledown Centre Bournemouth Fair + fashion shows
18/03/2012
Highcliffe Castle Autumn Wedding Fair
Highcliffe Castle Christchurch Fair
24/03/2012
Wedding and Fine Events Show
Sherborne Castle Sherborne Fair + fashion shows
25/03/2012
Wedding and Fine Events Show
Sherborne Castle Sherborne Fair + fashion shows
25/03/2012
Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair – The Roman Forte
The Roman Forte Wimborne Fair + fashion shows
25/03/2012
Village Hotel Bournemouth Wedding Fayre
Village Hotel Bournemouth Bournemouth Fair
09/04/2012
Wedding Fair at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy Weymouth Fair + fashion shows
13/04/2012
All About The Bride
Kinson Masonic Hall Bournemouth Fair
05/08/2012
The Bournemouth Wedding Show 2012
The Connaught Hotel Bournemouth Fair
02/09/2012
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition Poole Fair + fashion shows
12/10/2012
All About The Bride
Kinson Masonic Hall Bournemouth Fair
14/10/2012
Littledown Centre Wedding Exhibition
Littledown Centre Bournemouth Fair + fashion shows
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Dorset wedding fairs / fayres 2012

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Date Event Name Venue Town Event Type
28/01/2012
Lyme Regis Wedding Fair
The Marine Theatre and Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis Fair + fashion shows
29/01/2012
Lyme Regis Wedding Fair
The Marine Theatre and Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis Fair + fashion shows
26/02/2012
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition Poole Fair + fashion shows
26/02/2012
The Green House Wedding Fair
The Green House Bournemouth Fair
26/02/2012
Weymouth Wedding Fayre
Weymouth Pavilion Weymouth Fair
26/02/2012
Wedding Fair at Lulworth Castle
Lulworth Castle East Lulworth Fair + fashion shows
03/03/2012
Thistle Poole Hotel Wedding Fair
Thistle Poole Hotel Poole Fair
03/03/2012
Durlston Castle Wedding Fair
Durlston Castle Swanage Fair
11/03/2012
Littledown Centre Wedding Exhibition
• Up to 75 local wedding suppliers
• Bridal fashion shows at 12 noon & 2pm
• Refreshments available in the centre
Littledown Centre Bournemouth Fair + fashion shows
18/03/2012
Highcliffe Castle Autumn Wedding Fair
Highcliffe Castle Christchurch Fair
24/03/2012
Wedding and Fine Events Show
Sherborne Castle Sherborne Fair + fashion shows
25/03/2012
Wedding and Fine Events Show
Sherborne Castle Sherborne Fair + fashion shows
25/03/2012
Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair – The Roman Forte
The Roman Forte Wimborne Fair + fashion shows
25/03/2012
Village Hotel Bournemouth Wedding Fayre
Village Hotel Bournemouth Bournemouth Fair
09/04/2012
Wedding Fair at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy Weymouth Fair + fashion shows
13/04/2012
All About The Bride
Kinson Masonic Hall Bournemouth Fair
05/08/2012
The Bournemouth Wedding Show 2012
The Connaught Hotel Bournemouth Fair
02/09/2012
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition
Lighthouse Poole Arts Centre Wedding Exhibition Poole Fair + fashion shows
12/10/2012
All About The Bride
Kinson Masonic Hall Bournemouth Fair
14/10/2012
Littledown Centre Wedding Exhibition
Littledown Centre Bournemouth Fair + fashion shows
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