The Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Expo, put on by the Bridal Loft in Pensacola, Florida, is something I look forward to every year as a wedding planner. There are so many brides that I get to chat with, and I love it. I get to see the excitement in their eyes, hear what they have planned for their wedding day, sometimes hear proposal stories, and I also get to chat with vendors both that I have worked with numerous times, and meet new ones as well. It is something I look forward to every January, and am so glad to get to be a part of it every year.
This year I shared a booth with Ashley Victoria Photography. Ashley is a dear friend of mine, and we both wanted to do a similar booth style, and once we realized this, combining ideas into one booth just made sense. We both brought a few things that we had that were important to display for brides, but wanted to have some fun with our booth design as well. We love the way that our booth turned out, and think that the brides we chatted with did as well!
These chairs are actually Ashley's chairs from her office - how gorgeous are they?? I kept trying to convince her all day that one of them needed to come home with me - but alas, I was not able to persuade her. Fiore of Pensacola supplied our flowers, and we love what they did with them! One of their designers gold-leafed the vases by hand for us to add an extra flair to the romantic touch they created, and they turned out great. A little romantic, a little whimsical, and of course beautiful.
We each had a few photos to display on the back wall of curtains, and all of them were taken by Ashley. I love working with her on wedding days and we are both hoping to be able to work together quite a few times in the months ahead as well!
I handed out a "Bridal Expo Tips" sheet to brides that I chatted with, and also put the collection of invitations that I designed over the last year into a book for brides to be able to look through. If you are curious to see what some of the tips I have for having fun at a Bridal Expo, see that blog post here!
Here's to an amazing 2015, and if I got to chat with you, I would love the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your wedding in a more relaxed setting! Happy Wedding Planning, lovelies!