Bristol’s first ever gay wedding fair

If you’re a gay couple in the south west planning your nuptials, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Pink Partnerships, Britain’s first ever gay wedding ring specialist, is hosting Bristol’s first ever gay wedding fair this summer.
The Gay Wedding Show will be held at the The Council House in Bristol on Sunday 8th July from 10.30am to 4pm. It is an exclusive wedding fair for gay couples with everything you’ll need for the planning of your wedding under one roof, including wedding outfits, catering, rings and venue exhibitions. 
 
“We guarantee that everyone you meet on the day will be gay-friendly,” said Lisa Cullender who has organised the event with her assistant Kath Pratt. “This is about making sure gay couples are exposed to the very best wedding suppliers in the Bristol area.”
 
Lisa launched Pink Partnerships last year, after already setting up and running a successful jewellery business, Add 2 Attract. The idea behind Pink Partnerships is that it is aimed solely at gay couples choosing their engagement and wedding rings. “We didn’t just want to add the words ‘civil partnership’ to our existing advertising material,” Lisa said. “We wanted our gay customers to know that we would go out of our way to make them feel welcome.” As specialists in ring design, Pink Partnerships provides a bespoke service, in relaxed company and love to celebrate your engagement with you. The company believes that your rings should be as individual as you are and will design your perfect rings free of charge, to suit all budgets.
 
Pink Partnerships was launched at Bristol Pride, and Lisa was overwhelmed by the reception it received. “People were shaking our hands and thanking us for making this kind of service available to them.” The reaction, though, prompted Lisa and Kath to dig a little deeper, and what they found really surprised them. “From our research we were horrified to learn that many gay couples had experienced prejudice in the run-up to their special day. As far as we are concerned planning a wedding should be a wonderful and enjoyable experience, regardless of sexuality,” said Lisa.
Lisa also knows from this research that a lot of gay couples don’t feel comfortable attending traditional wedding fairs, which is where the idea for The Gay Wedding Show was born. Pink Partnerships wants to make the planning of your special day as much fun as the actual wedding day itself. You’ll be greeted with a glass of bubbly, and a fabulous and exclusive range of exhibitors will delight in helping you to plan the wedding of your dreams. There is sure to be a fun and vibrant atmosphere…with a few surprises throughout the day! The aim is to make The Gay Wedding Show an annual event at this central, easily reached location.
 
For more information on the event and to purchase discounted tickets please visit Pink Partnership’s website or call 0117 961 8107.

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