Hosted by HushWeddingCo, a local-based wedding blog and publishing site and Midas Events Management, a creative events company based in Kota Kinabalu the Hush Wedding Show 2018 was held on 13th – 15th April 2018 at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Designed to be fun and inspiring, The Hush Wedding Show featured beautiful bridal fashion shows and live entertainment, door gifts and desserts for all visitors to enjoy.
The Hush Wedding Show 2018 (Secret Garden Edition) attracted some of best wedding suppliers and vendors, delivering a unique and experience, with an abundance of ideas to help couples plan their wedding day. Whether one’s heart is set on a traditional wedding, or a bride or groom seeking a unique and contemporary affair, the show was the place to be.
Sonia Louise, creative director of The Hush Wedding Show, and founder of HushWeddingCo, explains:
“We have created an event that specialises in bringing to life the very best of wedding suppliers and artisans. Hush Wedding Show is for couples looking for a different kind of wedding fair. This is not just your typical wedding or bridal fair – it was meant to be literally, a platform for wedding vendors and suppliers to showcase their products and services – this means that they were required to put up their best and most creative display in accordance with our theme: The Secret Garden. It is created to be experiential, inspiring and engaging”.
This event was open to public and offers them a chance to view wedding services, meet vendors and simply enjoy their live performances and bridal fashion shows. HushWeddingCo also offered complementary cream puffs and brownies as well as limited door gifts to all visitors as part of the experience.
A lush floral wall was designed and sponsored by Margaret Florist, and became the centre of attention, attracting many visitors for photo ops. The Show also showcased an impressive collection of designer wedding gowns from Yoshie Couture, as well as new collections from WedStudio, Love & Love Wedding Studio and Butik Only You.
Other live performances include band and singing performance by Sabah Instiute of Art, Morbius Band, Proverbs, and A Soft Pillow. These wedding singers performed throughout the weekend, entertaining visitors, and at the same time promoting their wedding services; and not forgetting live performances by MADS Imagination.
To add to visitors’ fun and experience, HushWeddingCo collaborated with Pixelprint Photobooth to offer free photobooth sessions thorughout the 3-day event. In addition, there were Lucky Draw Giveaways for those who made transactions as well as visitors who register during the event. Visitors who made a minimum purchase of RM 500 stood a chance to win the Lucky Draw Grand Prize, Return Tickets KK – Hong Kong-KK, sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines.
An open-space makes a blank canvas for vendors to dive into their creative spirit to beautify their booth according to the Secret Garden theme. Vendors prove to be impressive with their decors and displays; but the one that stood out was Ming Garden Hotel & Residences , who won the Most Outstanding Booth– fresh floral landscape lined their space, with a floral arch welcoming visitors, and fairylights lined above giving the experience of a romantic garden wedding.
On wedding vendors and suppliers, vendors were mostly local, ranging from hotels to bridal houses, to small and medium wedding suppliers. The Hush Wedding Show also catered for small or home-based wedding businesses.
“Eventually, what we want is to genuinely provide that creative platform to boost vendors’ brand image and exposure. Vendors offer attractive packages and special deals only available during the event, “ says Sonia. She also reported a minimum of RM800,000 sales generated throughout the event not including post-event sales. Offering attractive packages and values add-ons, Promenade Hotels & Resort took home the most number of sales generated during the event.
The Hush Wedding Show was also made possible by the following Lucky Draw Sponsors: Royal Brunei Airlines, MasWings, WedStudio, Memories Bridal Gallery, Promenade Hotels & Resort, Pan Borneo Hotel, Grandis Hotels & Resorts, Ming Garden Hotel & Residences, MUAH, Kumpulan BTC Bhd., and Chavana Spa & Mandara Spa. Not forgetting event partners and sponsors, Margaret Florist (Official Florist & Décor), JIC Entertainment, MADS Imagination, WedStudio (Official Photographer & Videographer), MUAH (Official Hair & Makeup Artist), Pixelprint Photobooth, BySonia Calligraphy, Sabah Institute of Art, Proverbs, Morbius and A Soft Pillow.
“The wedding industry is so diverse, one that includes small and medium businesses ranging from stationers to calligraphers and desserts to gifts and freelance makeup artists, designers and so on – and we know that there are so many up and coming, talented locals who can offer those quality products and services. So we want to make sure that these businesses are also seen, heard, accessible and obtainable for those seeking weddings of any scale,” says Sonia.
HushWeddingCo together with Midas Events Management will organize a second edition of Hush Wedding Show and look forward for more wedding vendors and suppliers to participate. For more information, and wedding ideas and inspirations, visit www.hushweddingco.com or follow HushWeddingCo on Instagram and Facebook @hushweddingco.
Stay tuned for the next edition happening soon and get to know our vendors as we feature them here!