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Mid Sussex wedding fair at the Orchards shopping centre in May

JPCT 260214 Bridgegrooms being fitted at Broadbridges for the Wedding Fashion show. L to R Elliott-Brougham-Chandler, George Harris, Ryann Hallett and Robert Dunphy. Photo by Derek Martin PPP-140226-162647003

JPCT 260214 Bridgegrooms being fitted at Broadbridges for the Wedding Fashion show. L to R Elliott-Brougham-Chandler, George Harris, Ryann Hallett and Robert Dunphy. Photo by Derek Martin PPP-140226-162647003

It’s not just the girls who need to worry what to wear for the ‘great day’, according to organisers of a wedding fair in haywards Heath.

Pictured here are some ‘gorgeous’ young men from Haywards Heath’s Is Central insurance company who have volunteered to stand in as bridegrooms for the first Mid Sussex Community Wedding and Fashion Show next month.

And to get fitted out for their big day they visited Broadbridges in South Road, Haywrads Heath, where help was on hand to guide them in choices of suits, waistcoats, ties, shirts and shoes.

Ist Central managing director Dan Thompson said: “It’s usually the girls talking about weddings. But now it’s the guys who are swapping notes so at least we know they’re all rehearsed before the Big Day.”

Dan, whose company offices are at the Mill Green Business Estate in Mill Green Road, added: “More seriously, I’m delighted to know that we’re all really part of our local community.”

The show is being held in the Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath within a ‘fairytale’ bridal marquee sited at the heart of the shopping precinct.

Orchards manager Nicola Bird is getting married herself this year and says she is determined that both brides and grooms should see all the current wedding fayre ideas right here in their own back yard.

Nicola said: “We’ve ordered the most beautiful, huge fairytale marquee and I can’t wait to watch the fashion show to get lots of ideas for my own wedding!”

From 11am until 4pm on Sunday May 11, the Orchards will be turned into a sumptuous catwalk and exhibition of all the best of wedding and fashion suppliers.

Visitors will be able to plan their own weddings while sipping a glass of champagne, nibbling on canapés and getting inspiration with ideas for what is, colloquially, the most important day of their lives.

And not only are the brides promised something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue but each will also be given a silver sixpence to put in her shoe on the big day.

Areas covered will range from gowns to outfits for the family and the honeymoon, hair to venues, flowers to cakes and keepsakes, beauty, wines, cars and venues,

Nicola said all the very best of Mid Sussex talent will be on show.

 

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