With a dedicated website serving as an interactive e-channel for brides and grooms from all ethnic backgrounds, Brides of Culture goes beyond the usual, mainstream wedding planning portals. With the exclusive use of one floor of the hotel, more than 35 exhibitors, including internationally renowned couture bridal and evening wear label Kosibah, Brides of Culture is expecting at least 600 brides and grooms-to-be at this Autumn’s exhibition.
Its founders, Abi Laditan and Kemi Osinloye, discovered that there was a definite niche in the wedding industry through their own experiences. From planning their own ‘Big Days,’ they found that it was extremely difficult for brides and grooms from ethnic backgrounds to have easy access to information and services related to their culture. They created the BoC website in 2009 to provide useful tips, information and advice, as well as details of local and regional vendors to meet the wedding needs of a diverse mix of brides and grooms; from across Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. The Brides of Culture Bridal Exhibition soon became a much needed addition to the e-channel; with it now attracting high calibre wedding vendors who are keen to tap into this niche market. The last exhibition held in March 2012 drew in nearly 600 attendees and 33 major wedding suppliers, and September 2012 is set to be the best and biggest edition.
Testimonials and feedback from attendees and vendors alike have encouraged Abi and Kemi to continue to make the Brides of Culture Multicultural Bridal Exhibition grow from strength to strength, with September 2012 set to be the most successful yet.
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About Brides of Culture (BoC)
Founded in 2009, Brides of Culture (BoC) aspires to be the largest multicultural focused Bridal Exhibition in the UK. BoC is also an interactive e-channel providing information on services, products and vendors for members of the ethnic minority community on all aspects of planning a wedding.
According to the last census (2001), with a total of 1,148,738, the largest ethnic minorities in Britain are those categorised as Black or Black British, with the next largest being Indians (1,053,411). Overall, ethnic minority groups represent just under 6 per cent of the population of Great Britain, with over 235,000 weddings occurring each year.
BoC is available for any bride-to-be who lives and is planning to get married in the UK, providing them with any help we can to make their day a special one. There are currently many resources available to those planning a wedding in the UK, but very few for those planning one with a cultural twist. This is the area where BoC is invaluable in providing solutions to regular issues and problems that are common in ethnic minority weddings, but may not be so common in mainstream ones.
For further information visit www.bridesofculture.com