Laura and Gavin Hopkins are preparing to open The Wedding Emporium in the city centre in January, offering wedding businesses a prime location to showcase their services without the need to rent their own premises.
Couples will be able to meet vetted and recommended suppliers all under one roof, co-ordinating suppliers and making wedding planning simpler. Regular events will be held to create further connections with couples.
This planned wedding showroom is the latest venture from the couple, who have been running a business providing wedding and events décor for four years. Elegant Design has gone from strength to strength and the couple see the Wedding Emporium as the next logical step for them.
Laura said: "We found our initial wedding décor supplier to be very unsatisfactory, so we decided to do it ourselves - and we enjoyed it so much that we started our business to help other couples achieve the wedding they want. Many of the couples we have worked with on wedding décor have told us how hard it has been to find reputable suppliers. For everything from flowers to catering, the story is the same: people are struggling to find what they need.
"With the Wedding Emporium we’ll still provide a décor service, but this will be just one part of a much wider suite of services couples can access under one roof.
"We are actively seeking more suppliers to come on board with us.This will be an exciting destination where couples will enjoy a VIP treatment from a number of suppliers.
"It’s a great opportunity for local businesses to get a presence in the city. It’s also a way for those outside of Peterborough to expand here. Suppliers can base themselves at the Wedding Emporium or use it as a second site to complement an existing location."
Suppliers will be featured on the Wedding Emporium's website, client portal, brochure and social media posts.
Laura and Gavin are inviting suppliers to get in touch via email via email or by calling 07828 432 679 to discuss opportunities to become a partner of the Wedding Emporium.