Something Old… or Something New?

Quirky Weddings, the brainchild of two local entrepreneurs, Cate Conway and Saima Akram is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland to offer “brides to be” an eclectic mix of unusual yet remarkable ideas to help in the all important Wedding Day preparations.

Changing tastes, styles and trends have sparked a revolution in the wedding industry with more and more people looking for alternatives to the traditional approach.

The first Alternative Wedding Fair, organised by Quirky Weddings takes place on Sunday 13 February at the Black Box in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast.

With a name like Quirky Weddings, the fair could hardly be run of the mill. In addition to the usual exhibitors, there is also a Pecha Kucha Lite taking place.

Co-Founder Saima Akram explains, “We wanted an event with no pressure, no hard sell so we decided to add the Pecha Kucha Lite. Couples in attendance will see a series of 3-minute presentations from over 15 exhibitors. They’ll have a list of the names of the exhibitors and if they want to hear more, they tick the name on the list. We then pass their contact details and put them in touch. It’s a bit like a speed-wedding fair.”

Cate Conway also commented “To add to our alternative approach we are launching a wedding listings site with a difference. Our Facebook page is growing in popularity daily and our blog will be going live shortly. Northern Ireland has been crying out for something new. We’ve been inundated with enquiries from couples and suppliers. Couples can expect to see some very unusual offerings at the fair. We have been amazed at just what is out there and we know this is just the start!”