Nearly $1600 was raised for Breast Cancer Support Services at the Mackay's Premier 31st Annual Bridal Fair on Sunday, 5th February, 2017.

234 brides-to-be registed at the door for the chance to win some great prizes including two nights in a deluxe studio cabin at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday for two adults and two children (valued at $450) and a $400 voucher from Greg Neill Jewellers.

Here are some shots from the day…


Amongst the exhibitors, there was a trend to the feminine and delicate with more greenery than florals.

Absolute Weddings and Events had a giant fairytale book photo background

Just Smitten made use of Australian natives and eucalyptus leaves to soften their rustic setup.

As did Starcut Flowers at the Dolphin Heads Resort exhibit

Mackay Trophy House added a personal touch to the rustic theme with their laser engraved table numbers and guest gifts

Stylish Moments Wedding and Events Decorating used old favourite Baby's Breath as a stunning centrepiece in their whimsical display

And some venues brought a little slice of their place to the Bridal Fair for visitors to experience including Skys Function Venue at Magpies (with decorating by Events by Ramona)

The first fashion parade of the day was organised by highly talented local designer Jason Chetcuti of CHETCUTI Collections.

Couture bridal gown by CHETCUTI Collections Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Couture bridal gown by CHETCUTI Collections Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Signature resort wear by CHETCUTI Collections Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Signature resort wear by CHETCUTI Collections Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Bridal fashions and resort wear by CHETCUTI Collections Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

The second fashion parade by Mavis May Boutique gave mothers-of-the-bride, mothers-of-the-groom, and guests ideas on what to wear.

Pink lace dress from Mavis May Boutique Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Smart casual outfit from Mavis May Boutique Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Sequin dress from Mavis May Boutique Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Outfits from Mavis May Boutique Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

Finally, roving models showcased bridal gowns from Under the Veil to give brides-to-be a close up look at "the dress"

Bridal gowns from Under the Veil Photo by: John Drzewicki Photography and Five Star Studios

More photos from the day can be seen in this photo gallery. Thank you to everyone who attended the Mackay's Premier 31st Annual Bridal Fair and see you in August!