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Jamaica Bridal Expo Thrills The Second City

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica Bridal Expo
Jamaica Bridal Expo
H.O.F. Decor's blushing bride Chanel DaCosta was radiant in her role as Mrs H.O.F. on Sunday, September 24 (day two) of the Jamaica Bridal Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
Bride and groom, if only for a few hours. Models Kadron Henry and Shaneel Thomas, both members of staff at Melia Braco, got high marks for playing their part in highlighting the hotel's bridal suite that was unveiled in the Second City last Saturday.


The Second City was about all things wedding at the Jamaica Bridal expo held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently.

From the main ingredient of the dress to exciting sides ranging from venue to floral arrangement, you name it, they had it.

House of Flowers (H.O.F.) Decor, new comer to the local event decor fraternity, launched its suite of wedding design elements and services with the concept of a wedding ceremony on day one of the two day expo. Mr and Mrs H.O.F. were presented following an elaborate garden ceremony, followed by a reception, set in an over sized booth space.

But despite the high range of decor services they offer ranging from

weddings, corporate function, trade shows, and parties, when it comes to wedding they are certain things they advise their clients to keep in mind.

1. Decide on your budget and stick to it.

Often the main props you want will only be used for your wedding day. Renting items such as linens and tableware can cut costs.

2. Ensure that you do your research!

Have an idea of what you want for your wedding -Pinterest is a good source of inspiration.

3. Decide on a colour palette/scheme.

Instead of choosing just two colours, integrating different shades of your main colours while throwing in complementary colours adds depth to your overall look.

4. Lighting sets the mood.

It may be obvious, but lighting can transform your venue and make it really stand out. Whether you decide to use string lights, pillar candles in tall glass vases, chandeliers or mini votives, you can use different lighting styles to distinguish each space and set the various mood of each space.

5. Use flowers in unconventional ways.

Flowers are not just bouquets and centrepieces. Consider using flowers to frame your alter: or line your walkway with floral aisle markers. All eyes will be on you and will add that wow factor to important photos you take like walking down the aisle.

Everyone has heard that old phrase "less is more". Always remember that simplicity is key. A few key elements will stand out more than a decor overload for a wedding.