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The Pull­man Reef Ho­tel Casino was packed to the brim for the Cairns Save the Date Wed­ding Expo, which show­cases the very best wed­ding ser­vices and sup­pli­ers FNQ has to of­fer. Now in its ninth year, event or­gan­iser Joanne Male was ec­static at the turnout.

“We had over 1200 peo­ple come through the doors, with lots of same-sex cou­ples. It was epic, the best to date,” she said.

At­ten­dees could ex­pect ev­ery­thing wed­ding re­lated in­clud­ing gowns, suits, cakes, pho­tog­ra­phers, nails and flo­ral ar­range­ments. Brides re­ally were blushing when they made it to the ven­dor that dis­played the lat­est gad­gets you would ex­pect to see on I’m pretty sure we just found the hon­ey­moon sec­tion.

I found a large group of men loi­ter­ing around one sec­tion, which turned out to be the free sam­ples of donuts in front of a large donut fea­ture wall cre­ated by the Donut Joint, the lat­est ‘must have’ at any wed­ding in 2018.

At­tendee James Brown shared the story of how he pro­posed to his fi­ancé Lau­rel Hal­bert. “We were on top of the Hal­lo­rans Hill bridge at Ather­ton. Lau­rel was ad­mir­ing the view, look­ing out to the moun­tains when I had dropped down to one knee. As she turned around she started laugh­ing and cry­ing.” We can safely as­sume she said yes.

Brides and grooms were not the only ones to ben­e­fit from this pop­u­lar event, $5 per per­son was do­nated to char­ity Project Booyah Cairns.

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