BUDDING brides and grooms filled Stourport Manor for the first of the spring season of I Will wedding shows.

There were nearly 200 soon-to-be newlyweds who visited to take a look at a host of wedding products and services from cars and cakes to flowers and fireworks.

Despite severe weather putting paid to the previous week’s event, couples explored the hotel set in 23 acres of grounds overlooking Stourport-on-Severn as a potential wedding venue.

They also enjoyed special offers, goody bags and entered the I Will prize draw to win the dress of their dreams.

Kim Yarrington, meetings and events co-ordinator at Stourport Manor, was very pleased with the day’s success.

“We have been working with I Will for several years and this was the best visitor turnout we’ve ever had – I think a lot of couples got engaged over Christmas so it was great to be one of the first shows of 2013.

“The hotel had lots of enquiries about wedding bookings and we even took some deposits on the day – all in all the show was a big success for everyone involved.”

There are two I Will shows tomorrow at St Andrew’s Town Hotel in Droitwich and the Abbey Hotel in Malvern – both packed with exhibitors showcasing all manner of wedding essentials.

Both events will run between 11am and 3.30pm. There is plenty of free parking available so couples can spend as long as they like browsing the stands.

For more information about the I Will wedding shows, call Linda Bynion on 01384 358106 or visit iwillweddings.co.uk where the latest edition of I Will magazine is now available.