Scores of brides-to-be, and their prospective bridegrooms and families, have been attending another successful Penarth Wedding Fayre – held in the Paget Rooms.
A string-quartet set the scene – and the mood – as visitors, and potential customers, arrived to see the range of supplies and services on offer .
The Penarth Wedding Fayre – now an annual fixture on Penarth Town Council’s event calendar – aims to bring together under one roof a wide selection of independent local suppliers and service-providers who can deliver almost everything needed for a 21st century wedding, with all the trimmings.
A total of 23 businesses were taking part this year.
The event is jointly organised by Rachel Burgess of the Bridal Boutique on Victoria Bridge, John Bruno Fitness Training and Penarth Town Council which offers The Kymin and Penarth Town Council’s HQ itself as nuptial venues.
More than 20 brides-to-be had arrived before noon, ensuring that the all day event would attract the planners of at least 50 local weddings before the end of the day .
Rachel said this year’s event had been “lovely “ and was delighted that so many people wanted to use local businesses for their big day .
Apart from his wedding work , John Bruno is also behind another commercial innovation which becoming familiar on the streets of Penarth – the “Tuc-Tuc“.
These diminutive Italian-made three-wheeler tricycle vans are not only ideal for weaving economically and environmentally through Penarth’s traffic – but also carry magnetic display-advertising hoardings for local business on their sides – so that they’re productive even when they’re parked .
“Tuc-tuc” enthusiasts might want to know that the dark green one is called “Guiseppe” and there’s another one called “Enzo” and a third called “Dino” . All of them are hireable by the day.