In celebration of the wedding season, the two-day Wedding Fair at The Ajman Palace Hotel kicked off to a dazzling start on February 12 with a spectacular bridal fashion show. On the catwalk was a gorgeous mix of bridal gowns and evening dresses by some of the leading names in local and international bridal wear. Over 20 top designers unveiled the latest trends in wedding dresses with many going beyond the traditional meringue. These were paired by stunning diamond and gems jewellery by Dhamani Jewels.
The show was opened by world-famous Emirati Fashion Designer Mona Al Mansouri – the 2014 United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. She was joined by leading names such as Mirna El-Hage, Ritu Kumar, Maryam Al Shaibani, Sahar Atif, Beljour, Sara Al Madini, Akif Mahmood, Nisrine Fakih and Limeri Bridal among others.
Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO of HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings, said, “The Wedding Fair at The Ajman Palace Hotel was a grand success. We are proud of organising it for the first time in Ajman and have received an excellent feedback from both the exhibitors and visitors”.
During the two days more than 1700 people visited the show with many travelling all the way from the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Australia to attend the exhibition. Laurent said, “It is a phenomenal start and we are extremely grateful to H.H. Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department, and H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman and CE of MANAFA LLC. for their kind patronage. Ajman is endowed with a rich heritage, culture, natural beauty and world-class infrastructure and events such as these allow first-time visitors to discover not only its potential as a wedding destination but its many other facets including a magnificent 5-star venue such as The Ajman Palace Hotel”.
With an enchanting beach location overlooking the picturesque Arabian Gulf, the largest ballroom in the Northern Emirates and state-of-the-art facilities, The Ajman Palace Hotel is perfectly placed and well-equipped to meet the needs of both Arabic and international weddings and conventions. Ferghal Purcell, General Manager of The Ajman Palace Hotel, said: “Wedding celebrations require perfection. The Ajman Palace Hotel is a destination unto itself. Pride of the hotel is the magnificent ‘Al Saalah’ Ballroom, complemented by a grand foyer for pre-event gatherings as well as two terraces to enjoy the great outdoors. It is the ideal venue for any occasion, be it engagement parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions or anniversaries. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology including large screen projectors, the ‘Al Saalah’ Ballroom is divisible into three and can be configured to reflect the tone of your unique personality and wedding theme. With a pillar-free area of 1200m2, and height of 5.2 m, the stunning venue has got a capacity to accommodate up to 1000 people. The Wedding Fair has been extremely well received are proud of hosting it”.
Among the top exhibitors were luxury brands such as Wiener Silber Manufactur from Vienna displaying unique silverwork masterpieces, Ege Exquisit from Germany showcasing the world’s finest table and bed linens and KPM, a trend-setter in producing timeless porcelain since 1763.