Alex Meaclem,Claire Fahey and Meisha Campbell are showcasing Selwyns wedding and event specialists

Two hearts expo

by Ann van Engelen

Lincoln business owner Meisha Campbell, along with Alex Meaclem and Claire Fahey are supporting the Lincoln Fire Brigade through the Two Hearts expo — showcasing Selwyn’s wedding and event specialists.

“I am a wedding planner and interior designer, Alex has Ally M Makeup and Claire owns Lime Blue Photography. We created the event to support our fire brigade while showcasing wedding vendors available in the Selwyn District,” says Meisha.

More than 30 wedding suppliers will be on site. Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Lincoln Fire Brigade.

“I have found brides use local venues but were going into Christchurch for vendors. We don’t realise that we have a huge range of talented people right here in Selwyn. Our specialists include a cake maker, florist, caterers, and a photographer. A helicopter will land on the field to show how they work with people that need to be helicoptered into their event.

“We chose the brigade because when we hear the siren go off, it is bone chilling every time. People stop and pause thinking, ‘what are they going to, who are they going to, and will everyone be ok’. They go above and beyond and are normal human beings who put themselves on the line and are often taken for granted.

“People can come along and get ideas for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or special functions and ceremonies. There will be specials on the day including all inclusive wedding packages. It will be fun and men can come and check out the florist for those future flowers.

“We want weddings to come back to the reality between two people, not the pressure social media creates because in 30 years time you want to love what you see.”

The event is at the Lincoln Event Centre in 15 Meijer Drive, on Sunday October 20 from 1–4pm.