St. Louis’ Autumn Bash

Posted by Kim on Oct 14, 2016

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All photos by Elisa Petersen Photography

Couples in St. Louis gathered with their family, friends, and bridal parties in a celebration of fall weddings. While mixing and mingling, guests enjoyed tasty treats, lively music, and wedding inspiration galore at the 9th Street Abbey. Peak into the event, gorgeously captured by Elisa Petersen Photography.

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As guests arrived, they were offered sips and bites by Patty Long Catering at 9th Street Abbey. From a savory charcuterie plate to grilled and glazed shrimp, guests dined on a mouthwatering array of bites from their extensive menu.

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Guests enjoyed the fun sounds of Millenium Productions, who mixed fun cocktail party music with their classic wedding playlist.

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Looks By Lisa provided big day beauty advice and gave guests samples to help them in the beauty decisions.

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BHive Events gave their expert wedding planning advice, sharing their top tips and tricks for a stress-free wedding.

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Fish Eye Fun Photobooth brought sequined fedoras, crazy masks, and endless options for photobooth pictures. Guests loved seeing how pictures turned out with the fish eye lens.

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Always in Bloom Florist added subtle blushes and ivories with their spectacular centerpiece displays, incorporating roses, hydrangeas, and candles.

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The perfect sweet end to the evening was provided by The Sweet Divine, who offered mini versions of their award winning cupcakes while showcasing their sensational hand-crafted cakes.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Consultant Amanda at abutterfield@weddingwire.com.

How to Rock a Wedding Expo

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 22, 2015

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Photo by Summer Street Photography

For recently engaged couples who are ready to start planning, attending a wedding expo can be a great first step. You’ll be introduced to a wide range of wedding pros in your area and return home with lots of great goodies in tow! When it comes to getting the most out of a wedding expo, a little prep can go a long way. Check out these 13 insider tips and you’ll be good to go!

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Photos courtesy of The Wedding Salon

Planning a wedding in Miami? Then you’ll definitely want to head to the Wedding Salon Showcase this coming Monday, June 9th, from 5 to 8pm. The event is at the EPIC Hotel, and will be a one-stop shop to creating your dream wedding. You’ll be able to meet with some of the top wedding professionals in the area, as well as resorts and destinations from all over the world to plan your amazing honeymoon, including Curacao Tourism, GeeJam Collection, Capella Marigot Bay, Coral Gables Country Club, Puerto Rico Tourism Board, Aruba Tourism Board, Mayfair Hotel & Spa, SunSwept Resorts and more.

And wait, there’s more! Cake tastings, cocktails, beauty makeovers, gorgeous gowns and stylish men’s formalwear, entertainment and lots of great giveaways! Oh, and you’ll also get a fabulous goodie bag featuring products from Fekkai and Dove. Want in? Get your tickets on The Wedding Salon’s website now. 

FS-Weds-Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore 

If you’re planning a wedding in the Baltimore area, there’s only one place you need to be this Sunday – FS Weds: A Wedding Showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore! You’ll be able to meet some of Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals and have the opportunity to win lots of fabulous prizes! And bring your future spouse and family members, too – there will be a Groom’s Lounge and a Mother-of-the-Bride Room just for them.

The event starts at 2 p.m. this Sunday, but VIPs can get exclusive first access starting at 11:30am with a special luncheon. The VIP lunch includes an amazing swag bag, and a multi-course luncheon (with champagne, of course!). VIPs will also enjoy a special wedding-planning panel featuring renowned wedding experts, including planner extraordinaire Marcy Blum and our very own Kim Forrest, editor here at WeddingWire.

General admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $85.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets! See you Sunday!

Bridal Expos – Yay or Nay?

Posted by snapdragon on May 29, 2012

You guys, I’m a planner. More specifically, I’m a “Ohmigosh I need to have an exact plan for everything no later than two days after the idea pops into my head so everything goes perfectly smooth” kind of planner. So it’s no surprise that just two weeks after our engagement (and a full 16 months before our wedding date) I was all set to go to my first bridal expo. I wasn’t sure if going to an expo is necessary or if I could just do all the research on my own, but I was curious about the event (our area’s largest) and recruited a very brave friend to come along with me.

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I’d never been to a bridal expo before, nor had I heard from any of my friends about their experiences attending expos (if they even had). But I was completely overwhelmed when I printed out the vendor map and looked through all the unfamiliar names of companies. I sifted through the list to look for the vendors I thought I may need (DJ, caterer, day-of coordinator, etc.) and highlighted where there booths were to be located on the map. I already knew at that point I wasn’t going to have a traditional cake, so I didn’t spend much time at the bakery booths (though I definitely sampled a few of their delicious treats), and I already had a good idea of who my photographer would be, so that wasn’t an issue either. Flowers were something I knew would be considered much later in the planning process (and frankly aren’t my most important detail), so, although I enjoyed looking at all the pretty floral arrangements, I knew I could quickly bypass those booths, as well.