Thursday, November 23, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life



The local wedding industry just got bigger, bolder, and more exciting thanks to the newly rejuvenated Mackay and Whitsunday Annual Wedding Expo which is due to take place at the MECC on Sunday, 4 February, from 10am - 1pm.

Launched in 2020 by local wedding and event specialist Ramona Burki from Element Events by Ramona, the Mackay and Whitsunday Wedding Expo was a huge success, but future plans were halted by the pandemic until the event became re-charged for 2024.

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Stall Holders And Couples Invited To Annual Wedding Expo

Bringing the wedding community together and connecting couples with a wealth of reputable local suppliers, the Mackay and Whitsunday Annual Wedding Expo is expected to reinvigorate the local wedding industry.

Due to be held in February 2024, the MECC is set to be a vibrant marketplace for up to 70 stall holders and hundreds of couples are anticipated to pass through the venue over the course of the day.

“The Expo gives couples a chance to meet with an extensive collection of Wedding professionals under one roof,” said event organiser Ramona Burki.

Having worked in the local wedding and event industry for 20 years, eight of those operating her own event business, Ramona is highly adept at understanding what couples need when planning a wedding and she is looking forward to bringing a selection of industry specialists together for the Expo.

“We are creating a vibrant and supportive space for wedding and event professionals to connect with and inspire our community,” explained Ramona.

“The Expo will be a place where you can meet your celebrant, find your photographer, decide on your hair and make-up, look at cake suppliers, check out venues, organise catering and so much more!

“Anything you want or need for your wedding day can be found at the Expo.”

An engaging and interactive experience, the Mackay and Whitsunday Annual Wedding Expo will include a range of activities and showcases.

From the moment you enter the Expo expect to be delighted.

You will receive a showbag containing contact information from all the suppliers present on the day and then invited to browse the large exhibition.

Guests can also enjoy a Fashion Parade where local bridal boutiques will exhibit some of their finest wedding gowns, formal wear, and men’s suits.

In between shows there will be live entertainment and an Emcee speaking with individual exhibitors to find out more about their services.

The Mackay and Whitsunday Annual Wedding Expo is proudly endorsed by supporting partners Core Life Magazine and redhotblue Creative Agency.

Both major local businesses are proud to get behind such a significant regional event.

“Even in this digital world, it’s always really nice to have a tangible experience and speak directly to a variety of operators,” said Jody Euler, Director of redhotblue.

“Time is now of the essence, and exhibitor booths are filling up fast, so we are urging suppliers to register now and secure their participation.”

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WHAT: Mackay and Whitsunday Annual Wedding Expo


WHEN: Sunday, 4 February

TIME: 10am – 3pm


Organiser, Ramona Burki, says that hundreds of couples are expected to attend the Mackay and Whitsunday Annual Wedding Expo. Photo credit: Alyce Holzy

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