Expo guide to wedding day

THERE were some things old, some things borrowed and some things blue at Rockhampton's romantic Goldston House yesterday.

And Catherine Flanders was there to see it all and more.

She was one of hundreds of engaged women who packed the fairytale garden of the bed and breakfast for the Rockhampton Weddings Expo.

The 28–year-old will marry her sweetheart of three years, Damian Doneman, in May next year. Damian popped the question just over a week ago in an elaborate proposal which had Catherine jet-setting to Brisbane then Hamilton Island on a day off work.

“He's the kindest, sweetest, funniest man I've ever met,” the glowing fiancee said of her future husband.

Although she was not short of loving words for her man yesterday, Catherine was scratching her head for fresh ideas for their wedding.

But with more than 60 exhibitors showcasing their wedding wares, from bridal gowns to photographers, cakes, card shops, make-up artists, DJs, planners and more, she was not short of inspiration.

“They've got really good ideas, we've been thinking about having a beach wedding,” Catherine said.

“But it's early days yet. I just feel very lucky.”

Another lucky fiancee at the Expo was Amber Murray, who will wed Ben Chase in March next year.

Amber won a bridal package worth $19,500, courtesy of 18 local businesses.

Organiser and owner of Goldston House Margaret Strelow said the day was a success for everyone involved.

“We're very happy with the day. We had great numbers and the weather was lovely.”



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