Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Bridal Event & Beyond

Last Sunday we hosted our first Spring Bridal Event at the Crocker House in New London.  While I've done weddings at the location, and have always loved it, it felt like the right place to host a bridal event.  First day of Spring seemed perfect and it did to about 4 other bridal show companies too. :)  While the crowds weren't crazy even though we had a nice amount register, the couples were great!  They took their time engaging all the vendors.  I saw many walk around over and over again.  

The best part of the day, was during set up.  Watching other vendors assist each other was heart warming.  We had linens from Arrow Paper Party Rental and we ended up needing more.  It was refreshing seeing vendors share and make it work.  Thank you to Sara Faella for creating an art filled fashion show.  Her Beauty squad made the already amazing models look shine and a special thank you to Samantha Sojka,  Miss Connecticut Teen for joining us as a model.  It was great to see how the looks worked with the gowns.  

There were so many wonderful vendors and I thank them all for the great time, effort and work.  Thank you. Visit there links on the website
~ESTOccasions~~Wedding House~~Love Me Two Times~~Kim Bova Photography~~Windham Gardens~~Honeysuckle Pictures~~Candles by Laura~~Sweetest Day Photography~~Lia Sophia (Denise Fleming)~~HGK Designs~~Chocolate Rose~~Get Married~~estoPrints~~Caster Creations Photography~~Tiff's Wicked Cakes~~DL Video Productions~~Sara Faella~~Hop River Catering~~Omar Photography~~UConfections~~Athena Party~~Marie Tyler Wiley, JP~~The Budget Lady~~Connecticut Photo Booth~~Stella & Dot~~Bliss Bridal~~Beauty Bar~~ Jamkat Entertainment~

It is hard to believe that it has already been 5 years since we started the CT Bridal Event and now have expanded to Spring Events. To think, we started in this tiny little tent, and weren't sure we could pull it together in 3 short months to now, partnering with Wedding Reports and continuing the work.   I have to thank my hard working crew, and of course Chris from Wedding  We are working on a lot of cool things for this year and beyond.  I like making sure our shows have a personal touch, a show where you can connect with the couples.  Just this morning I signed a bride & groom from the event this morning. :)  

Our fall CT Bridal Event will take place at the UConn Alumni Center, which has been its home for the past 4 years.  The event takes place Sunday, November 6 from 11 to 3.  What we are doing differently this year is that on Friday, the 4th, we let vendors come and start to set up.  Then they can stay and join us for a WedWork networking event.  Free to all wedding professionals, speak with a trade show master and network. We figured this was a great way to get some of that morning set up rush out of the way and get in some networking too.  

Windham Gardens


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