Firstly, many congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!

We understand that planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can be stressful.

To ease the strain, we're bringing a multitude of businesses together under one roof. Whatever you're looking for you can be sure you'll find it at the Heart Essex Wedding Show.

Our spectacular fashion shows will take place during the day offering inspiration not just for the bride but the groom, mother of the bride & bridesmaids too.

Our next show is the 25th and 26th of February 2017. Show is open from 10am to 4pm on both the 25th and 26th.

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"It's the part of getting married that every girl dreams of... trying on the wedding dresses!"

Planning a wedding can be stressful and a bit of a whirlwind but one of the guaranteed fun parts of planning a wedding is going wedding dress shopping! We asked one of our fab brides for her tips on finding YOUR dress for the big occassion.

"There is no limit to how many shops you can visit, no limit on how many dresses you can try on, so soak up the experience and have fun with it! I had never tried on any weddings dresses before and after working at a wedding show for 8 years, I can tell you the temptation was always there!

When I first started to think about wedding dress shopping I had four main questions on my mind:"

1) So where to go?

"Asking friends who have got married recommendations is always a good thing! Wedding Shows - go to a few of them as they have a big selection of shops with different styles and you can speak to them and get a feel for the service before booking an appointment, plus you can see some of the dresses and how they twinkle under the lights on the catwalk!"

2) How much is it going to cost?

"My first round of wedding dress shopping I decided to use this to have fun and find my style, even though I knew roughly what I wanted, it's important to rule everything out and make sure it suited my figure. I tried the big poufy ones, I tried mermaid ones, I tried lace, satin, white, ivory, with sleeves, without sleeves, sweetheart neckline, sparkly, plain you name it, I tried it on! This allowed me to find a style that suited my body shape and also allowed me to get comfortable and confident in the shops, but also helped me figure out my budget so for the next round I was fully prepared, focused and knew what I was looking for."

3) Who do I take with me?

"This was easy for me as I always wanted to have my bridesmaids - who are also my sister in laws - and my mum with me, however this isn't always as simple and easy for everyone. The thing to remember is that everyone has an opinion and not everyone's opinion is the same and having 7 opinions coming at you is going to take away the fun and enjoyment very quickly and confuse you and what you want, so try to keep it at a minimum and make these people the people that know you and your style most but who also opinions you value the most."

4) How do you know when you've found 'The One'?

"Everyone kept telling me that I would cry when I found 'The One', but for me this wasn't the case. I kept thinking something was wrong when I didn't cry at the dresses I was trying on, but when I knew, I knew. I knew I had found my dress when I couldn't find anything wrong with it; I felt comfortable in it, I could dance in it and I knew when I looked back on photos I would fall in love with it again and again, to me it was perfect!"

My main tips are...

  • "Where to go? Wedding shows are a great place to find bridal shops plus recommendations from family and friends.
  • Budget? Have a budget that you ideally want to spend and what you would stretch that to if you found a dress you absolutely loved, but don't try any dresses on that are way over your budget as you don't want to fall in love with something you can't afford!
  • Who to take with you? Keep the people you take to a minimum so you don't get overwhelmed with too many opinions.
  • Most important tip is to have FUN! So be open and allow yourself to fall in love with your kind of perfect."


  • Accessories

  • Bridalwear

    • Bella Sposa Bridal Boutique

      42 Corbets Tey Road,
      RM14 2AB
      Tel: 01708 228200

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    • Kay Mason Brides

      763 London Road,
      Westcliff On Sea.
      SS0 9SU
      Tel: 01702 474619

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    • MiliMili Bridal

      19 Sir Isaacs Walk,
      CO1 1JJ
      Tel: 01206 616368

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  • Cakes

    • Blushing Rose Cakes

      RM16 2QS
      Tel: 07773 814523

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    • enjoy...Clairey Fairy Wedding Cakes

      48 High Street,
      CM12 9BS
      Tel: 01277 633009

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    • Occasions Cake Studio

      53 Jesmond Road,
      RM16 2QS
      Tel: 01375 396323

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    • The Couture Baker

      3A Prince Edward Road,
      CM11 2HA
      Tel: 07413 531072

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  • Chocolate Fountain


      3 Merryfield Approach,
      Leigh On Sea,
      SS9 4HJ
      Tel: 07474 121808

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  • Cars

    • 1st Event Limousine

      Danebury House,
      Rhoda Road,
      SS7 1HZ
      Tel: 01268 795000

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    • Park Ward Carriage Company

      135-137 Station Road,
      E4 6AG
      Tel: 0208 5242051

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    • Beetle Pops

      Tel: 07720 468331

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  • Décor

    • Janine's Chair Cover and Prop Hire

      Based in Harwich,
      Tel: 07776 050407

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    • Occasions Covered

      17 Hawthorn Close,
      CM2 9NW
      Tel: 07971 980628

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  • Entertainment

    • Spencer Wood Magic

      15 McArthur Drive,
      Kings Hill,
      West Malling,
      ME19 4GW
      Tel: 07738 555453

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    • Jessi Cooper Vocalist

      Tel: 07730 767993

    • Mr & Mrs Mini Golf

      10 Shipfield Close,
      TN16 2AU
      Tel: 07787 931880

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  • Florist

    • Christines of Hockley

      51 Southend Road,
      Tel: 01702 203215

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    • Flowers in the Meadow

      Meadowcroft Garden Centre,
      Woodham Road,
      SS11 7QU
      Tel: 01245 320314

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    • Little Flo Flowers

      CM12 9TR
      Tel: 07936 515236

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  • Beauty

    • Pure Orthodontics

      6B Springfield Lyons Approach,
      Chelmsford Business Park.
      CM2 5LB
      Tel: 01245 463000

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    • Kate MUA - Make Up Artist - Mobile

      246 Malkin Drive,
      CM17 9HQ
      Tel: 07951 017730

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  • Hair

    • Clare Louise Hair

      10 Victoria Road,
      CM1 3PA
      Tel: 07890 543107

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  • Jewellery

    • The Wedding Ring Gallery

      The Old Post House,
      North Hill,
      Little Baddow,
      CM3 4TB
      Tel: 01245 227443

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    • Alba Rose

      92 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex. &
      Bluewater Shopping Centre &
      Intu Chapelfield, Norwich
      Tel: 0800 862 0762

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  • Mother of the bride / groom

    • N.Shelley Of Billericay

      75-79 High Street,
      CM12 9AS
      Tel: 01277 621000

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    • Gladrags

      57 High Street,
      CM4 0AT
      Tel: 07899 897868

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    • Coco Fashion

      210-212 High Road,
      SS7 5LD
      Tel: 01268 756144

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  • Owl Ring Delivery

    • The Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

      Barleylands Farm Park,
      Barleylands Road,
      Tel: 01268 520176

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  • Doves

    • White Doves Experience

      18 Thames Avenue,
      CM1 2LW
      Tel: 01245 261228

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  • Ice-Cream Cart

    • Stylish Occasions

      High Rd,
      SS17 9HY
      Tel: 01375 640806

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  • Toastmaster

    • John Richard, Toastmaster + Magic Circle Magician

      10 Ashdene Close,
      SS5 6JD
      Tel: 07710 585414

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  • Wedding Finance

    • The Wedding Collection by Boleyn

      592 Foxhall Road,
      IP3 8NA
      Tel: 0203 862 6780

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  • Photography

    • Neil Fortescue Photography

      4 Fenn Close,
      CO7 7GB
      Tel: 07791 520724

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    • Andy Jones Photography

      16 Chichester Way,
      CM9 6YY
      Tel: 07791 917492

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    • Tracy Morter Photography

      64 Abbotsleigh Road,
      South Woodham Ferrers,
      CM3 5SS
      Tel: 07866 099541

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    • Photo Excellence Photography

      7 Cleave Close,
      Clacton On Sea,
      CO16 8GQ
      Tel: 07960 764913

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  • Stationery

    • Butterfly Art Wedding Stationery

      Scarletts Chase Offices,
      Scarletts Chase,
      West Bergholt,
      CO6 3DH
      Tel: 07891 729255

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    • Brambles Stationery

      CM1 3SB
      Tel: 01245 422959

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    • Aimee Willow Designs

      Great Dunmow,
      Tel: 07508 348600

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  • Travel

    • Exclusive Yacht Weddings (Cyprus)

      The Wedding House,
      1 Morfou Street,
      Paphos 8260,
      Tel: 07516 251348

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    • Jamaica Tourist Board

      1-2 Prince Consort Road,
      SW7 2BZ
      Tel: 0207 2259090

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  • Venues

    • Cliffs Pavilion

      Station Road,
      Southend On Sea,
      SS0 7RA
      Tel: 01702 344553

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    • The Compasses At Pattiswick

      Compasses Road,
      CM77 8BG
      Tel: 01376 561322

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    • Cressing Barns

      Cressing Barns,
      Witham Road,
      Tel: 07732 028633

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    • Greenwoods Hotel & Spa

      Stock Road,
      CM4 9BE
      Tel: 01277 829990

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    • The Rayleigh Club

      Hullbridge Road,
      Tel: 01702 232377

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    • Colchester Events Company

      High Street,
      Tel: 01206 506905

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    • A Kentish Ceremony

      James Whatman Way,
      ME14 1LQ
      Tel: 03000 414004

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    • Channels Estate

      Belsteads Farm Lane,
      Little Waltham,
      CM3 3PT
      Tel: 01245 440005

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Mark Wright'sWedding Playlist

Heart presenter & Essex favourite Mark knows how to get the party started. So here's his ultimate 'Club Classics' wedding playlist!

Tune into 'Club Classics' with Mark Wright from 7pm to 9pm every Friday and Saturday night on Heart.

Mark Wright
  1. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  2. Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  3. Robin S – Show Me Love
  4. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  5. KC And The Sunshine Band – That's The Way I Like It
  6. Chic – Good Times
  7. Corona – Rhythm of the Night
  8. Barry White – You're The First The Last My Everything
  9. Michael Jackson – Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
  10. Ce Ce Peniston – Finally
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Our next show is the 25th and 26th of February 2017.

Show is open from 10am to 4pm on both the 25th and 26th.

Find us

Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road,
Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN

Contact us

Whether you're interested in attending or exhibiting, We'll get back to you promptly.

For further information, whether you are a bride or an exhibitor, contact Jane Ellis on 01245 524519 or email: