2014 Mackay Wedding Showcase

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Myth:"It's impossible to organise a wedding in Mackay"
Fact: There's no need to shop out of town to organise your dream wedding. Everything you thought you'd need plus more was at the 2014 Mackay Wedding Showcase.

  • Date: Sunday 3 August 2014
  • Time: Doors opened at 10 am
  • Venue: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Cnr Macalister Street and Alfred Street, Mackay
  • Entry was a gold coin donation to Breast Cancer Support Services

Mackay's brides-to-be brought their dream wedding one step closer to reality when they attended the 2014 Mackay Wedding Showcase on Sunday, 3 August, 2014.

With over 60 exhibitors – both seasoned pros and 18 enthusiastic Showcase debutants – practical advice, inspiration and exclusive discounts under the one roof, brides-to-be had the opportunity to organise all aspects of their special day; from cosmetics and pampering to reception venues and finance.

A big trend this year was the shabby chic theme with pastel colours, vintage chairs, and delicate roses in abundance.

Alongside roving fashion parades by Under The Veil and 98% Angelz, and the main fashion parade by Jill Burston for Brides, this year's Wedding Showcase attendees were treated to something a little different. Award winning local designer Jason Chetcuti debuted the new resortwear collection from Chetcuti Fashion - perfect for tropical honeymoons.

The price of entry to the showcase was a gold coin donation to Breast Cancer Support Services and the brides-to-be, their fiancés and families raised $1500 for the charity.

Lucy Dillon for Brides is also the organiser of Mackay's Premier Annual Bridal Fair. Held on the first Sunday in February each year, Mackay’s Premier Annual Bridal Fair is Mackay’s longest running wedding expo.

Until Mackay’s next Wedding Showcase or Premier Annual Bridal Fair check out just some of what was on display at the 2014 Mackay Wedding Showcase here on Facebook.


180 Brides-to-be, registered for the chance to win great prizes. The lucky winners were:

  • Fiona Gray A Gift Basket valued at over $700 courtesy of Healthpoint Day and Night Chemist:
    • Christian Dior J’ADORE EDP 100ml
    • Christian Dior Homme EDT 100ml
    • Dior Fluid Stick x2
    • Dior Addict Gloss
    • Dior Hydra Life Pro Youth Cream 50ml
    • Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream – Summer Hill 100g
    • Clarins Limited Edition Blush
    • Mestige Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
  • Kathryn Ferguson A $400 voucher courtesy of Greg Neill Jewellers
  • Shannon O'Rourke A $200 Voucher courtesy of The Boudoir
  • Crystal Danastas A $200 Voucher courtesy of Exclusive Cakes 4 All
  • Linda Walters An Arbonne Travel Pack valued at $150 courtesy of Arbonne
  • Michelle Soper, Chloe Brewster, Belinda Perry Free Bridal Make-up Trials courtesy of Funk It Up
  • Elizabeth Stemmmet, Anna Robinson A $25 gift voucher courtesy of Genesis Cake Creations

Please note: you did not have to be present at the prize draw to claim your prize


What they said...

"Had a wonderful day today, thankyou so much for putting on this fantastic expo, took us 4 hours to make our way around the entire display. xx much love."
Facebook, 03 August 2014

"Had a great time speaking with lots of great couples about their up coming weddings"
Michelle - Genesis Cakes
Facebook, 03 August 2014

Media Releases

01 Jul 2014 - Save the date for August wedding expo
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Check out what was on display at the 2014 Mackay Wedding Showcase here on Facebook.