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Save the date for The London ExCeL Wedding Show

13th Jan 2015

Brides-to-be, are you nervous of meeting your vicar? Well how about talking to a friendly bishop about all the things you always wanted to know about getting wed in church but were afraid to ask? Join us with the new Bishop of Barking, The Right Revd Peter Hill for The London ExCeL Wedding Show on 31st January and 1st February 2015. The Bishop will be with us on the Church of England stand (stand 112) between 3pm and 4pm on January 31.

Couples visiting the Church of England stand will also be able to ask our clergy men and women for their expert advice on planning the church wedding of their dreams. Whether or not you go to church we’d love to welcome you to church for your wedding and help make your day as personal and memorable as possible.  Couples can also have a prayer said for them in the run up to their big day if they wish.

Bishop Peter said,

“I am delighted that the Church is part of the UK Wedding Show at ExCel. We hope our presence at the show will remind people that we have been in the wedding business for 2000 years and love to be involved. A wedding is a time of great joy and a total celebration of commitment and love between a man and woman.

“Some people worry they aren't eligible for a church wedding, though almost everyone is whatever their beliefs.

“Church weddings remain popular with marrying couples. People need to be confident in approaching their local church. Their Vicar will be pleased to help with choosing what hymns and readings and prayers they might want, as well as with the practical and legal details.

"I am very much looking forward to the opportunity of meeting couples who may be thinking about a church wedding and answering any questions they may have.”

Michelle Whitfield-Jones, Marketing Manager at Ocean Media, the organisers of the UK Wedding shows commented ‘It’s fantastic to have The Church of England at The London ExCel Wedding Show this spring. A lot of couples find it quite daunting when it comes to choosing where to get married and how to approach the subject, having the Rt Revd Bishop Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking at the show to educate couples on the fundamentals of a church wedding will really put couples at ease and help them make the right decision for their big day.’

At the show you’ll find everything you need to plan your special day all under one roof, with the latest products and services from 100 of the region’s finest wedding specialists including everything from designer wedding dresses to decadent cakes, sparkling accessories to fabulous flowers.

Brides looking for inspiration and the latest bridal trends can head to the unmissable Catwalk Show. Beautiful, elegant designer dresses will grace the runway three times a day along with suave menswear, sophisticated mother of the bride attire and pretty bridesmaid dresses, making it a must-see show for the entire bridal party.

After a full day of wedding planning, you and your wedding party can unwind with a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar and toast to your future happiness in style. You’ll receive a free goody bag with lots of exciting products, along with a show guide and a copy of the National Wedding Magazine.

It’s going to be a fantastic weekend, book your tickets now to plan your dream wedding day at the London ExCel Wedding Show!

Exclusive ticket offer – book now!

We have teamed up with the show organisers to bring you a discounted ticket offer. Book 2 tickets for only £10 and save £10 on the door rate*. To redeem the offer visit and quote code COFE15 at the checkout. 

*Transaction fee applies, must be booked before 1/2/15, saving based on the £10 door rate.