Win tickets to The Wedding Journal Show

As part of my wedding prep last year I visited the Wedding Journal Show and really enjoyed it (spending well over 3 hours there!)

This year The Wedding Journal Show is back, taking place on the 29 – 31 January at the Titanic Exhibition Centre! I’m delighted to say I have two pairs of tickets to giveaway on the Belfast Travels Facebook page here:

Loved up couples from across the country will find everything they need to plan their perfect day in this one-stop-wedding shop with hundreds of exhibitors presenting thousands of inspirational wedding ideas.

Couples will also have the chance to Win a £25,000 Wedding at the show in association with Q radio and Belfast Live. With a reception at Lissan House, dream honeymoon to Mexico from Pinnacle Worldwide, gorgeous wedding dress from No. 8 Bridal, dashing Groomswear from Remus Uomo, rings from Murray & Co, and a fabulous photography package from In Vogue Photo, this is one fantastic prize couples can’t afford to miss! Visitors to the show can enter this competition for free, with the winner being revealed live on-stage on Sunday, January 31st!

Brides-to-be searching for their dream wedding dress will love the new Bridal Boulevard where hundreds of wedding dresses from leading bridal boutiques can be seen in all their glory. Models will be showcasing dresses throughout the day; dresses can be tried on in the on-site fitting rooms and if a bride finds ‘the one’ she can buy it on the spot, taking advantage of the great show discounts.

Providing fashion inspiration for the bride, groom, bridesmaids and guests the International Bridal Catwalk will run three times daily with a team of top dancers bringing the latest 2016 collections to life in a choreographed show unlike any other bridal runway! The Young Designer of the Year finalist dresses will be opening the catwalk, showcasing Ireland’s rising stars in the bridal fashion industry and the winner of this popular all-Ireland competition will be announced on Saturday 30th at the show!

The celebrated Curvy Bride Style Seminar will be back, hosted by luxurious bridal label Allure Women. A celebration of the fuller figure, plus size models will wear the 2016 collection from Allure Women, with tips and advice on how to find a wedding dress to flatter your shape.

But it’s not just about the dress! The Wedding Journal Show brings together leading names in the wedding industry under one roof – from wedding cars and cakes, to venues, rooms styling and the honeymoon, you can plan it all here.

A great day out, visitors can meets local businesses and suppliers, enjoy unique show offers and discounts and make their dream wedding a reality.

The fun continues with a new Entertainment Stage – a special stage where the very best in local wedding bands, singers and entertainers will perform throughout the weekend.

Celebrate in style in the VIP Lounge where VIPs will be treated to a glass of bubby and chocolates from Chocolate Box NI, an Express Manicure from Nails Inc and a fabulous free gift!

Hope you can make it!

Wedding Journal Show
27th September 2015. Wedding Journal Show. Photo: Aidan Oliver




This week my blog is exactly one year old! And what a year it’s been! My first ever “proper” post (after an introductory one) was a visit to Loughshore Park in Jordanstown to help take part in the 2014 M&S Big Beach Clean-up.

Every year, M&S team up with the Marine Conservation Society to help rid our beaches of unwanted rubbish.

There’s lots of everyday rubbish such as cans and crisp packets, but there are always some more unusual items such as a hammer, a For Sale sign and even a plastic leg!

This year I’ll be back where it all started for the 2015 M&S Big Beach Clean-up at Hazelbank in Newtownabbey on Monday 11 May at 10am! Hopefully you’ll sign up too:

In Northern Ireland, there are also beach cleans at:  

  • Portballintrae – Thursday 7th May at 10.30am
  • Warrenpoint, Newry – Monday 11th May at 10.00am
  • Ballyholme, Bangor – Wednesday 13th May at 10.00am

To celebrate the beach clean (and my one year anniversary), I’ve teamed up with Marks & Spencer to give away a £100 M&S gift card to spend in store! What a nice prize!

To be in with a chance of winning, just head to my Facebook page to find out more – it’s

The competition closes on Sunday 10th May and the winner will be picked at random on the day of the beach clean, Monday 11 May!

Good luck!