Hilton Swindon’s ‘175 Years, 175 Brides’ evening event on Thursday 9 June is the event of the year for anyone planning a wedding.
A fantastically unique event, you will enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival and canapés throughout the evening. You’ll even take home a free goody bag at the end of this one-off event. Watch the catwalk display to see the very latest trends in wedding dress, hair and make-up.
Go behind the scenes, discover the fantastic wedding packages available at the hotel and meet local businesses such as florists, photographers and bridal shops.
Win one of nine fabulous raffle prizes, including two complimentary tickets to Cineworld, an engagement shoot with Matt Brodie Photography, a stunning bracelet from Cristina’s Bridal Jewellery and a free blow dry with make-up and hair artist, Holly Andersen.
Swindon 105.5 FM is supporting the event and acting as compere for the catwalk show. More than 20 companies are exhibiting, including Brides by Vitoria, I.V. Florist, Little Miss Cake Baker and Function Cars of Purton. Also involved are Trousseaux, Goldworthy’s and Venues Covered, providing wedding dresses, hair styling, make-up and the dressing room for the catwalk show.
The event is part of Hilton Swindon’s celebration of 175 years of new Swindon. It will see the hotel award a minimoon every year for five years to the winner of its 175 Years, 175 Brides competition.
The competition invites brides or – relatives of brides – who have celebrated their nuptials in the town over the last 175 years to send in pictures of the happy event. A winner will be chosen on the night of the event.
Maxine Gall, events manager at Hilton Swindon, said: “We’ve had a superb response to the 175 Years, 175 Brides campaign and it’s been wonderful to look through the images of weddings in the town going back almost two centuries. This sets us up for what will be a real night to remember on 9 June.”
Caroline Black, project manager at Swindon175, the organisation behind the anniversary celebrations across Swindon throughout the year, said: “Since the birth of Swindon 175 years ago, Swindon has been recognised as a place of innovation and growth. The town has been shaped by industry since the GWR put Swindon on the map and hotels have played a major role. I think what Hilton Swindon is doing in recognition of Swindon175 is a wonderful contribution to our year of celebrations.”
There’s still time to enter your pictures into the 175 Years, 175 Brides competition. Send or email them to:
Emma De Maio
53 Victoria Rd
Unfortunately prints cannot be returned, so consider submitting copies if you’re sending photographs through the post. You can also share your wedding anecdotes, experiences and photographs on the Hilton Swindon Facebook and Twitter pages.
Hilton Swindon sits in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside, just three miles from Swindon town centre. With 171 comfortable rooms and suites, great menu options and a choice of facilities, it can provide everything you need for an amazing wedding day.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of new Swindon. Sir Daniel Gooch (1816 –1889), 1st Baronet, Conservative politician and Great Western Railway chairman from 1865 to 1889, put Swindon on the map when, in 1840, he recommended the town as the site for locomotive engine repair works. Work began the following year, laying the foundations of the successful town we live in today.
Hilton Swindon’s special reception and award presentation will take place at the hotel on Thursday 9 June 2016 from 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm.
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